On This Day

February 1957 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Feb 11 KUMV TV channel 8 in Williston, ND (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Feb 16 The "Toddlers' Truce", a controversial television closedown between 6.00pm and 7.00pm, abolished in the United Kingdom

Film release premierFilm Release

Feb 16 Swedish film classic "The Seventh Seal" directed by Ingmar Bergman, starring Max Von Sydow and Bengt Ekerot is released

Actor Max Von Sydow
Actor
Max Von Sydow
Director and Writer Ingmar Bergman
Director and Writer
Ingmar Bergman
  • Feb 27 Premiere of only prime-time network TV show beginning with an "X": "Xavier Cugat Show" on NBC (until X-Files)

Film tv awardsGolden Globes

Feb 28 14th Golden Globes: The King and I, Kirk Douglas, & Ingrid Bergman win


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Feb 3 Michele Greene, actress (Abby Perkins-LA Law), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Feb 6 Kathy Najimy, American actress & activist (Sister Act, Veronica's Closet), born in San Diego, California
  • Feb 6 Robert Townsend, American comedian & actor (Hollywood Shuffle, Ratboy), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 14 Alan Hunter, one of the original MTV VJs, born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Feb 16 LeVar Burton, Landstuhl Germany, (Roots, Star Trek Next Generation)
  • Feb 18 Vanna White, [Rosich], N Myrtle Beach SC, TV host (Wheel of Fortune)
  • Feb 19 Ray Winstone, British actor (Scum), born in Homerton, London
  • Feb 27 Timothy Spall, English actor (Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, Life is Sweet), born in London, England
  • Feb 27 Danny Antonucci, Canadian animator, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Feb 28 John Turturro, actor (Brain Donor, Color of Money, Jungle Fever), born in Brooklyn, New York

Weddings in Film & TV


LoveWedding of Interest

Feb 2 Actress Elizabeth Taylor (24) marries for the 3rd time to producer Mike Todd (47)

LoveWedding of Interest

Feb 9 Actor Richard Harris (26) weds socialite Elizabeth Rees (20)

Actor and Singer Richard Harris
Actor and Singer
Richard Harris

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Feb 22 Harry Sothern, British actor (Blind Wives, Buck Rogers), dies at 72