On This Day

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], American model and actress (SI, Vacation), born in Monroe, Michigan
  • Feb 2 Hansi Hinterseer, Austrian singer, actor, former skier
  • Feb 5 Roseanne Katan, American model, actress and Playboy playmate (Sep 1978), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 7 Miguel Ferrer, actor (Robocop, NCIS LA), born in Santa Monica, California (d. 2017)
  • Feb 7 Dieter Bohlen, German pop singer-songwriter, record producer, and television personality, born in Berne, West Germany
  • Feb 11 Wesley Strick, American screenwriter, born in New York
  • Feb 12 Tzimis Panousis, Greek musician and stand-up comedian

Matt 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, American model and actress (Ransom), born in Burbank, California

John Travolta

Feb 18 John Travolta, American actor (Welcome Back, Kotter; Saturday Night Fever; Pulp Fiction), and singer (Grease - "You're The One That I Want"), born in Englewood, New Jersey

  • Feb 20 Anthony Stewart Head, actor (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Feb 26 John Bolger, American actor (Capt Gabe McNamara-Another World), born in New York City

Weddings in Film & TV

Leonard Nimoy

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

Deaths in Film & TV

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