On This Day

February 1942 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


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Feb 5 "Woman of the Year" film directed by George Stevens, starring Katherine Hepburn & Spencer Tracy opens at Radio City

  • Feb 19 Dutch actors protest obligatory membership of Culture Chamber

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Feb 1 Terry Jones, Welsh comedian (Monty Python), born in Colwyn Bay, North Wales
  • Feb 2 Barry Diller, founder (Fox-TV)
  • Feb 8 Robert Klein, comedian and actor (Hooper, Deadly Rivals), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Feb 13 Carol Lynley, American actress (Night Stalker, Fantasy Island, Immortal), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 13 Peter Tork [Thorkelson], American musician and actor (The Monkees), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2019)
  • Feb 14 Andrew Robinson, American actor
  • Feb 20 Charlie Gillett, Lancashire, rock broadcaster (Sound of the City)
  • Feb 20 Peter Strauss, Croton-on-Hudson NY, actor (Rich Man Poor Man)

Person of interestPhil Esposito

Feb 20 Phil Esposito, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame center, coach, GM, broadcaster (Black Hawks, Bruins, Rangers), born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

NHL Star Phil Esposito
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Phil Esposito
  • Feb 21 Margarethe Von Trotta, actress/director (Marianne), born in Berlin, Germany
  • Feb 22 Christine Keeler, British model & showgirl (Profumo affair), born in Uxbridge, England (d. 2017)
  • Feb 27 Michel Forget, French Canadian actor, born in Montreal, Canada
  • Feb 28 Frank Bonner, actor (WKRP, Hoax, You Can't Hurry Love), born in Little Rock, Arkansas