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".

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Swimmer and Actor Johnny Weissmuller
Swimmer and Actor
Johnny Weissmuller

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Feb 7 Dora Bryan [Broadhurst], English actress (Taste of Honey), born in Southport England, (d. 2014)

Person of interestLee Marvin

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

Actor Lee Marvin
Actor
Lee Marvin
  • 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)

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Feb 15 Lionel Monckton, British composer (Edwardian musical comedy), dies at 62