On This Day

February 1947 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Feb 8 KSD (now KSDK) TV channel 5 in St Louis, MO (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Feb 19 CBS radio premiere of Villa-Lobos' "Bachianas Brasilieras No 3"

Golden Globes

Feb 26 4th Golden Globes: "The Best Years of Our Lives", Gregory Peck, & Rosalind Russell win


Birthdays in Film & TV

Farrah Fawcett

Feb 2 Farrah Fawcett, American actress (Charlie's Angels, The Burning Bed), born in Corpus Christi, Texas (d. 2009)

  • Feb 3 Paul Auster, American author/poet/director (Mr Vertigo, Smoke)
  • Feb 3 Stephen McHattie [Smith], Canadian actor (300, Watchmen, The Fountain), born in Antigonish, Nova Scotia
  • Feb 4 Jeannie Wilson, actress (Simon & Simon, Stir Crazy), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Feb 5 David Ladd, American actor (Raymie, Catlow, Misty, Deathline), born in Los Angeles, California

Darrell Waltrip

Feb 5 Darrell Waltrip, American auto racer (NASCAR Cup Series 1981, 82, 85; Daytona 500 1989; winner 84 x NASCAR Cup Series races) and broadcaster (Fox Sports), born in Owensboro, Kentucky

  • Feb 11 Joselito [José Jiménez], Spanish singer and actor, born in Beas de Segura, Andalucia, Spain
  • Feb 11 Kikko Matsuoka, Japanese actress, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Feb 13 Kevin Bloody Wilson [Dennis Bryant], Australian musical comedian, born in Sydney, Australia
  • Feb 15 Marisa Berenson, American actress (Barry Lyndon; Death in Vienna; SOB), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 15 Russell "Rusty "Hamer, American actor (Make Room for Daddy - "Rusty"), born in Tenafly, New Jersey (d. 1990)
  • Feb 17 Dallas Adams, British actor, painter and writer (Terror From Within)
  • Feb 20 Jennifer O'Neill, actress (Summer of '42), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Feb 20 Peter Strauss, American actor (The Jericho Mile, Rich Man Poor Man), born in Croton-on-Hudson, New York
  • Feb 23 Shakira Caine, Guyana, actress (Man Who be King)/Miss Guyana (1967)
  • Feb 24 Edward James Olmos, American actor (Miami Vice, Stand & Deliver, Triumph), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 25 Anne Beatts, American comedy writer (National Lampoon magazine; Saturday Night Live, 1975-79; Square Pegs), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2021) [1]

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Feb 3 Anna Bahr-von Mildenburg, Austrian soprano/director, dies at 74
  • Feb 12 Sidney Toler, American actor, director and playwright (Madame X, Meeting at Midnight), dies at 72
  • Feb 26 Ben Webster, British actor (Old Curiosity Shop), dies at 82