On This Day

February 1956 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Feb 1 WSAV TV channel 3 in Savannah, GA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Feb 9 KHPL (now KWNB) TV channel 6 in Hayes Center, NB (ABC) 1st broadcast
  • Feb 10 "My Friend Flicka" premieres on CBS (later NBC) TV
  • Feb 20 WOSU TV channel 34 in Columbus, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Feb 1 Brahmanandam, Indian film actor & comedian, born in Sattenapalle, India
  • Feb 3 Nathan Lane, actor (One of the Boys, Frankie & Johnnie), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Feb 3 Pamela Cossey, England, model/sister of transsexual Tula
  • Feb 6 Jon Walmsley, British actor (Jason in The Waltons), born in Lancashire, England
  • Feb 6 Linda Grovenor, American actress (Die Laughing, Wheels of Fire), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Feb 7 Emo Philips, American comedian
  • Feb 10 Kenny Leon, American director, producer and actor (A Raisin in the Sun -Tony Award for Best Direction), born in Tallahassee, Florida
  • Feb 11 Catherine Hickland, American actress (One Life to Live), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Arsenio Hall

Feb 12 Arsenio Hall, Anerican comedian (Alan Thicke, Arsenio, Coming to America), born in Cleveland, Ohio

  • Feb 13 Richard Eden, Canadian actor (Brick-Santa Barbara, Solar Crisis, Robocop), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Feb 17 Richard Karn [Wilson], American actor (Home Improvement) and TV game show host (Family Feud), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Feb 19 Kathleen Beller, American actress (Promises in the Dark, Dynasty, The Betsy), born in Westchester, New York
  • Feb 20 Charlie Adler, American voice actor (Tiny Toon Adventures) ,born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • Feb 21 Woody Brown, actor (Cliff-Facts of Life), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Feb 24 Paula Zahn, American journalist and news anchor (ABC, CBS This Morning, Fox, CNN, PBS), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Feb 28 Mike Tenay, American wrestling commentator
  • Feb 29 Aileen Wuornos, American serial killer whose life portrayed in film "Monsters", born in Troy, Michigan (d. 2002)

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Feb 2 Charley Grapewin, American actor (The Wizard of Oz, Libeled Lady), dies at 86