On This Day

February 1924 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Feb 4 George Kelly's play "Show-Off," premieres in New York City
  • Feb 5 The Royal Greenwich Observatory begin broadcasting the hourly time signals known as the Greenwich Time Signal or the "BBC pips".

Sports History

Feb 17 American swimmer Johnny Weissmuller sets 100m world freestyle record 57.4s at Miami, Florida


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Feb 7 Dora Bryan [Broadbent], British stage and screen actress (A Taste of Honey), novelty singer ("All I Want For Christmas Is A Beatle"), and hotelier, born in Southport England, (d. 2014)

Lee Marvin

Feb 19 Lee Marvin, American actor (Paint Your Wagon, Cat Ballou), born in NYC, New York (d. 1987)

  • Feb 22 Martin Engelman, Dutch cartoonist, painter and graphic artist, born in Hoenkoop, the Netherlands (d. 1992)
  • Feb 28 Bettye Ackerman, American actress (Maggie Graham-Ben Casey), born in Cottageville, South Carolina (d. 2006)