On This Day

February 1960 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Film release premierFilm Premier

Feb 3 "La Dolce Vita" directed by Federico Fellini and starring Marcello Mastroianni and Anita Ekberg has its film premiere in Italy

Actress Anita Ekberg
Actress
Anita Ekberg
Film director, Scriptwriter Federico Fellini
Film director, Scriptwriter
Federico Fellini
  • Feb 11 Jack Paar walks off his TV show
  • Feb 19 Bil Keane's "Family Circus" cartoon strip debuts

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 26 Vera Miles stars in the famous "Mirror Image" episode of the classic CBS television series "The Twilight Zone"

Actress Vera Miles
Actress
Vera Miles
  • Feb 29 KRET TV channel 23 in Richardson, TX (PBS) begins broadcasting

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Feb 2 Eric Shea, actor (Castaway Cowboy)
  • Feb 3 B J Jefferson, American actress (Ronnie Laurance-Another World), born in Dallas Texas
  • Feb 3 Kerry Von Erich, American wrestler (d. 1993)
  • Feb 3 Marty Jannetty, American Wrestler
  • Feb 4 Pamelyn Ferdin, actress (Happy Birthday Wanda June, Tool Box Murders)
  • Feb 4 Jenette Goldstein, American actress
  • Feb 6 Megan Gallagher, American actress (Slap Maxwell, Millennium), born in Reading, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 7 James Spader, American actor (Endless Love, Wall St, Mannequin), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 9 Holly Johnson, rock vocalist (Frankie Goes To Hollywood), born in Liverpool, England
  • Feb 10 Robert Addie, British actor, born in London, United Kingdom (d. 2003)
  • Feb 13 Matt Salinger, American actor (Captain America, Deadly Deception), born in Windsor, Vermont
  • Feb 14 Meg Tilly, Canadian–American actress (Big Chill, Impulse), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 16 Cherie Chung, Hong Kong actress (An Autumn's Tale), born in Hong Kong
  • Feb 18 Greta Scacchi, actress (Coca-Cola Kid, White Mischief), born in Milan, Italy
  • Feb 20 Joel Hodgson, American comedian (Mystery Science Theater 3000), born in Stevens Point, Wisconsin
  • Feb 27 Stoney Jackson, American actor (White Shadow, Insiders), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • Feb 28 Dorothy Stratten [Hoogstraten], Canadian playmate (August, 1979), model and actress (Galixina), born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 1980)

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Feb 3 Ferdinando "Fred" Buscaglione, Italian singer and actor, dies in an automobile accident at 38
  • Feb 28 Jonathan Hale [Hatley], Canadian-born American actor (Blondie), shoots himself at 68