On This Day

February 1914 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 7 Charlie Chaplin debuts silent film character The Tramp in "Kid Auto Races at Venice"

Comedian, Actor and Filmmaker Charlie Chaplin
Comedian, Actor and Filmmaker
Charlie Chaplin

Film release premierFilm Release

Feb 12 "The Squaw Man", 1st feature-length film shot in Hollywood, directed by Cecil B. DeMille and Oscar Apfel, is released in the US

Filmmaker and Director Cecil B. DeMille
Filmmaker and Director
Cecil B. DeMille

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Feb 1 A K Hangal, Indian freedom fighter and Bollywood character actor (Aaina, Sholay), born in Sialkot, Punjab, British India (d. 2012)
  • Feb 6 Thurl Ravenscroft, American voice actor and bass singer (Tony the Tiger, You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch), born in Norfolk, Nebraska (d. 2005)
  • Feb 14 Norman Von Nida, Australian golfer, coach, broadcaster (British Open 1948 3rd), born in Sydney, NSW (d. 2007)
  • Feb 15 Kevin McCarthy, American actor (Invasion of Body Snatchers, Death of a Salesman), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2010)
  • Feb 17 Arthur Kennedy, American actor (Fantastic Voyage, Peyton Place), born in Worcester, Massachusetts (d. 1990)
  • Feb 17 Per-Jakez Helias, French Breton writer and actor, born in Pouldreuzig, Brittany (d. 1995)
  • Feb 17 Wayne Morris, American actor and decorated WWII pilot (Paths of Glory, The Bushwackers), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1959)
  • Feb 19 Jacques Dufilho, French comedian (d. 2005)
  • Feb 20 John Daly, South Africa, newscaster/TV game show host (What's My Line)
  • Feb 24 Zachary Scott, American actor (Spotlight Playhouse, Mildred Pierce), born in Austin, Texas (d. 1965)
  • Feb 25 John Arlott, British cricket commentator & writer (BBC), born in Basingstoke, England (d.1991)
  • Feb 26 Robert Alda, American actor (Supertrain, By Popular Demand), born in NYC, New York (d. 1986)
  • Feb 28 Jim Boles, American actor (The Ghost and Mr. Chicken, One Man's Family), born in Lubbock, Texas (d. 1977)