On This Day

February 1952 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Sports History

Feb 4 1st African American executive of a major TV station (Jackie Robinson-WNBC NY)

  • Feb 8 "RCA Victor Show Starring Dennis Day" debuts on NBC TV
  • Feb 18 4th Emmy Awards: first time awards presented based on nationwide basis, "The Red Skelton Show", Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca win

Film Release

Feb 20 "African Queen" film directed by John Huston, starring Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn is released in the US


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Feb 4 Lisa Eichhorn, actress (Cutter's Way, Yanks), born in Reading, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 12 Salvador Pineda, Mexican actor, born in Huetamo, Mexico
  • Feb 12 Simon MacCorkindale, English actor (Falcon Crest, Manimal), born in Ely, Cambridgeshire (d. 2010)
  • Feb 28 Cristina Raines [Tina Herazo], actress (Sentinel), born in Manila, Philippines
  • Feb 28 Jennie Lynn, actress (Love & Marriage), born in San Diego, California
  • Feb 29 Susan Sennett, American actress (Big Bad Mama), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Feb 29 Sharon Dahlonega Raiford Bush, American television personality

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Feb 14 Comedian Joey Adams marries gossip columnist Cindy Heller

Elizabeth Taylor

Feb 21 Actress Elizabeth Taylor (19) marries for the 2nd time to actor Michael Wilding (39)


Divorces in Film & TV

Gene Tierney

Feb 28 Actress Gene Tierney (31) divorces fashion designer Oleg Cassini (39) after almost 11 years of marriage

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Feb 2 Charles De Roche, actor (10 Commandments), dies at 72
  • Feb 19 Lawrence Grant [Percy Reginald], British actor (Bulldog Drummond), dies at 82