February 1954 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Feb 1 1st TV soap opera "Secret Storm" premieres
  • Feb 5 WCDC TV channel 19 in Adams, MA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Feb 11 6th Emmy Awards: I Love Lucy, Donald O'Connor & Eve Arden win
  • Feb 14 WTOC TV channel 11 in Savannah, GA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Feb 15 WRDW TV channel 12 in Augusta, GA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Feb 16 WNEM TV channel 5 in Bay City, MI (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Feb 17 WAST (now WNYT) TV channel 13 in Albany-Troy, NY (NBC) 1st broadcast

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Feb 1 Billy Mumy, American actor (Will Robinson-Lost in Space, Dear Brigitte), born in San Gabriel, California
  • Feb 2 Christie Brinkley, [Ex-Mrs Billy Joel], model/actress (SI, Vacation)

Person of interestIna Garten

Feb 2 Ina Garten, American author and TV cooking show host (Barefoot Contessa, Food Network), born in Brooklyn, New York

Author and Cooking Show Host Ina Garten
Author and Cooking Show Host
Ina Garten
  • Feb 2 Hansi Hinterseer, Austrian singer, actor, former skier
  • Feb 5 Roseanne Katan, American model and playmate (Sep 1978), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 7 Miguel Ferrer, actor (Robocop, NCIS LA), born in Santa Monica, California (d. 2017)
  • Feb 11 Wesley Strick, American screenwriter
  • Feb 12 Tzimis Panousis, Greek musician and stand-up comedian

Person of interestMatt Groening

Feb 15 Matt Groening, American cartoonist and writer (Life in Hell, The Simpsons, Futurama), born in Portland, Oregon

Cartoonist Matt Groening
Cartoonist
Matt Groening
  • Feb 16 Margaux Hemingway, actress (Lipstick, They Call Me Bruce), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Feb 17 Rene Russo, actress (Ransom)

Person of interestJohn Travolta

Feb 18 John Travolta, American actor (Grease, Pulp Fiction), born in Englewood, New Jersey

  • Feb 20 Anthony Stewart Head, actor (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Feb 26 John Bolger, actor (Capt Gabe McNamara-Another World)

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 21 Actor Leonard Nimoy (22) weds actress Sandra Zober


Deaths in Film & TV

  • Feb 8 Mabel Paige, actress (Lucky Jordan), dies at 73