On This Day

February 29, 1940 in Film & Television

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in Film & TV

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

12th Academy Awards: "Gone with the Wind" wins eight Oscars, Robert Donat & Vivien Leigh also win

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Hattie McDaniel becomes 1st African American woman to win an Oscar for "Gone with the Wind"