On This Day

February 1955 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


CommunicationHistoric Communication

Feb 2 1st presidential news conference on network TV-Eisenhower on ABC

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Feb 12 WTVY TV channel 4 in Dothan, AL (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Feb 13 KRCG TV channel 13 in Jefferson City, MO (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Feb 14 WFLA (now WXFL) TV channel 8 in Tampa-St Petersburg, Florida (NBC) begins
  • Feb 17 KTVF TV channel 11 in Fairbanks, AK (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting

Film tv awardsGolden Globes

Feb 24 12th Golden Globes: "On The Waterfront", Marlon Brando, & Judy Garland win


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Feb 2 Michael Talbott, American actor (Stan-Miami Vice), born in Waverly, Iowa
  • Feb 5 Debra Jo Fondren, American model & actress, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 7 Rolf Benirschke, NFL place kicker/TV host (Wheel of Fortune), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Feb 8 Ethan Phillips, actor (Neelix-Star Trek Voyager)
  • Feb 8 Jim "the Anvil" Neidhart, American professional wrestler (WWF/WCW/NJPW/CWFI/Calgary), born in Montebello, California (d. 2018)
  • Feb 8 Nancy Oliver, American playwright and television writer
  • Feb 9 Charles Shaughnessy, actor (Shane-Days of our Lives, Nanny), born in London, England
  • Feb 9 Jim J. Bullock, American actor (Monroe-Too Close for Comfort), born in Casper, Wyoming
  • Feb 10 Chris Adams, British pro wrestler and judoka (d. 2001)
  • Feb 10 Jim Cramer, American television personality
  • Feb 14 James Eckhouse, American actor
  • Feb 14 Rip Rogers, American professional wrestler, born in Seymour, Indiana
  • Feb 15 Christopher McDonald, American actor
  • Feb 16 Hunt Block, American actor
  • Feb 18 Raymond Rougeau, Canadian professional wrestler, born in Saint-Sulpice, Canada
  • Feb 19 Jeff Daniels, GA, actor (Something Wild, Dumb & Dumber, Speed)
  • Feb 21 Kelsey Grammer, American actor, comedian, director and activist (Frasier Crane in Cheers, Fraiser), born in Saint Thomas, Virgin Islands
  • Feb 25 Leann Hunley, actress (Dane Carrington-Dynasty, Dawson's Creek)
  • Feb 28 Gilbert Gottfried, comedian (Beverly Hills Cop)

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Feb 6 Rosey Rowswell, American MLB broadcaster (Pittsburgh Prates 1936-54), dies from uremic poisoning at 71
  • Feb 12 Tom Moore, actor (Ladies be Seated, Majority Rules), dies at 71
  • Feb 12 S Z Sakall [Gerö Jenö], Hungarian stage and film character actor (Dolly Sisters, Casablanca), dies at 72
  • Feb 27 Tom Howard, comedian (It Pays to be Ignorant), dies at 66