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

Film tv awardsGolden Globes

Feb 23 13th Golden Globes: "East of Eden", Ernest Borgnine, & Anna Magnani win


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 11 Catherine Hickland, American actress (One Life to Live), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Feb 12 Arsenio Hall, US 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
  • Feb 21 Woody Brown, actor (Cliff-Facts of Life), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Feb 24 Paula Zahn, Napperville Ill, news anchor (ABC, CBS This Morning)
  • 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