On This Day

February 1958 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Feb 1 WFTV TV channel 9 in Orlando, FL (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Feb 2 WRIK (now WLUZ) TV channel 7 in Ponce, PR (PTC) begins broadcasting
  • Feb 8 KIRO TV channel 7 in Seattle, WA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Feb 11 WTVC TV channel 9 in Chattanooga, TN (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Feb 11 BBC pioneering series "Your Life in Their Hands" first broadcast presented by Dr. Charles Fletcher, 1st major TV series to deal with medicine
  • Feb 17 WETV (now WPBA) TV channel 30 in Atlanta, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting

Film Premiere

Feb 20 Adaptation of Fyodor Dostoevsky's "The Brothers Karamazov", starring Yul Brynner and featuring William Shatner's film debut, premieres at Radio City Music Hall, NYC

The Bridge on the River Kwai

Feb 22 15th Golden Globes: "The Bridge on the River Kwai", Alec Guinness, & Joanne Woodward win


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Feb 1 Jackie Shroff, Indian actor, born in Udgir, India
  • Feb 3 Lizzie Borden, director/writer (Love Crimes, Working Girls)
  • Feb 4 Mary Ann Pascal, actress (Samantha-Brothers)
  • Feb 6 Barry Miller, American actor (Fame, Peggy Sue Got Married), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 6 Cecily Adams, American actress & casting director (American Heart), born in Jamaica, New York City (d. 2004)
  • Feb 7 Michele Drake, playmate (May, 1979), born in La Jolla, California
  • Feb 8 "Sensational" Sherri Martel, American professional wrestler (WWF), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 2007)
  • Feb 11 Michael Jackson, British television producer & executive (BBC2), born in Cheshire, England
  • Feb 12 Ruth Guerri, US-Italian nude model (July, 1983), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Feb 13 Pernilla August, Swedish actress, born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Feb 13 Tip Tipping, British actor and stuntman, born in England, United Kingdom (d. 1993)
  • Feb 14 Perry Stephens, German actor (Loving, All My Children), born in Frankfurt, Germany
  • Feb 16 Ice-T [Tracy Marrow], American rapper ("O.G. Original Gangster"), and actor (New Jack City; Tank Girl; Law & Order: Special Victims Unit), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Feb 16 Lisa Loring, actress (As the World Turns, Wednesday-Addams Family)
  • Feb 17 Heidi Hagman, American actress (Linda-Archie Bunker's Place), born in New York City
  • Feb 20 James Wilby, British stage and screen actor (Howards End; Maurice), born in Rangoon, Burma
  • Feb 21 Jack Coleman, American actor (Steven Carrington-Dynasty), born in Easton, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 24 Susan Scannell, actress (Nicole-Dynasty), born in Lexington, Massachusetts
  • Feb 24 Chris Buck, American animator and film director (Tarzan, Surf's Up, Frozen), born in Wichita, Kansas
  • Feb 26 Jeff Fithian, American actor (Trevor Nash-Please Don't Eat the Daisies), born in Van Nuys, California
  • Feb 26 Joe Fithian, American actor (Tracey Nash-Please Don't Eat the Daisies), born in Van Nuys, California
  • Feb 26 Greg Germann, American actor, born in Houston, Texas
  • Feb 28 Jeanne Mas, French pop singer ( "Johnny, Johnny"; "Toute première fois"), and actress, born in Alicante, Spain

Weddings in Film & TV

Vin Scully

Feb 15 Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully (30) weds model Joan (not the actress) Crawford in California

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Feb 7 Walter Kingsford, British actor (Carefree, My Favorite Blonde), dies at 76
  • Feb 10 Billy Vine, actor (54th Street Revue), dies at 42
  • Feb 20 Thurston Hall, American actor (Roaming Lady; In Society), dies at 75