The first episode of The Joy of Painting aired on PBS stations across the East Coast on January 11, 1983, created and hosted by painter Bob Ross. The half-hour instructional television art show ran for 403 episodes over 31 seasons until May 17, 1994.
Released January 10, 1986, Black Moon Rising is a science fiction action thriller film directed by Harley Cokliss, written by John Carpenter, and starring Tommy Lee Jones, Linda Hamilton, Robert Vaughn, Keenan Wynn, and Richard Jaeckel.
Rest in Peace Bob Saget (May 17, 1956 – January 9, 2022), an American stand-up comedian, actor, television host and director. Well known for his role as Danny Tanner on Full House (1987–95) & Fuller House (2016–20), he also hosted America's Funniest Home Videos from 1989 to 1997.
Happy birthday to American actor and voice actor J. K. Simmons, born January 9, 1955, whose credits include J. Jonah Jameson in the Spider-Man franchise, Oz, The Closer, Counterpart, The Legend of Korra, Gravity Falls, Klaus, and Invincible.
Remembering English singer-songwriter and actor David Bowie on his birthday (January 8, 1947 – January 10, 2016). As an actor, his 80s film credits include The Hunger, Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence, Absolute Beginners, Labyrinth, and The Last Temptation of Christ.
Happy birthday to American model and actress Erin Gray, born January 7, 1950, well known in the 80s for her roles as Colonel Wilma Deering on Buck Rogers in the 25th Century and as Kate Summers-Stratton on Silver Spoons.
Happy birthday to Japanese animator, director, producer, screenwriter, author, and manga artist Hayao Miyazaki, born January 5, 1941. A co-founder of Studio Ghibli, he has attained international acclaim as a masterful storyteller and creator of Japanese animated feature films.
Brown also voices several animated characters including Lex Luthor in the DC Animated Universe, Mr. Krabs on SpongeBob SquarePants, Doctor Neo Cortex and Uka-Uka in the Crash Bandicoot franchise, Savage Opress in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and Surtur in Thor: Ragnarok.
Happy birthday to American film, television and voice actor Clancy Brown, born January 5, 1959, whose credits include Bad Boys, Highlander, The Shawshank Redemption, Starship Troopers, Carnivàle, Billions, Promising Young Woman, and Dexter: New Blood.
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine is an American science fiction television series created by Rick Berman and Michael Piller, that aired for 176 episodes over seven seasons in syndication from January 3, 1993 to June 2, 1999.
Rest in Peace American actress and comedian Betty White (January 17, 1922 – December 31, 2021). A pioneer of early television and with a career spanning over nine decades, she is noted for her vast work in the entertainment industry.
Happy birthday to American film director, screenwriter, producer and actor Lloyd Kaufman, born December 30, 1945. Alongside producer Michael Herz, he is the co-founder of Troma Entertainment, and director of films, such as The Toxic Avenger (1984) and Tromeo and Juliet (1997).
Released December 30, 1965, For a Few Dollars More is an Italian, West German and Spanish spaghetti Western film directed by Sergio Leone and starring Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Gian Maria Volontè, and Klaus Kinski. Watch: fb.watch/adwMe3XJG-/
Happy birthday to American actress, singer, and voice artist Nichelle Nichols, born December 28, 1932, well known for her portrayal of Nyota Uhura in Star Trek: The Original Series, Star Trek: The Animated Series, and six Star Trek films.
Remembering American child actress Heather O'Rourke on her birthday (December 27, 1975 - February 1, 1988), well known for her role as Carol Anne Freeling in Poltergeist, Poltergeist II: The Other Side and Poltergeist III, along with recurring roles on Happy Days and Webster.
Front and back covers of the Montgomery Ward Christmas '84 Catalog featuring Masters of the Universe, Ewoks, Cabbage Patch Kids, Get Along Gang, Care Bears, Transfomers, MR. T, Gremlins, My Little Pony and Ranibow Brite.
Released December 26, 1973, The Exorcist is an American supernatural horror film produced & written for the screen by William Peter Blatty. Directed by William Friedkin, it stars Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Lee J. Cobb, Kitty Winn, Jack MacGowran, Jason Miller and Linda Blair.