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February 1964 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Feb 6 WCIU TV channel 26 in Chicago, IL (IND) begins broadcasting

Music ConcertThe Beatles on Ed Sullivan

Feb 9 1st appearance of the Beatles on the "Ed Sullivan Show" draws 73.7 million viewers

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The Beatles with TV host Ed Sullivan during their first appearance on his show in February 1964
The Beatles with TV host Ed Sullivan during their first appearance on his show in February 1964
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  • Feb 9 NYC news anchor Jim Jenson's 1st appearance on WCBS-TV
  • Feb 10 WBGU TV channel 27 in Bowling Green, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting

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Feb 16 The Beatles' 2nd appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show"

TV Host Ed Sullivan
TV Host
Ed Sullivan
  • Feb 17 WMEM TV channel 10 in Presque Isle, ME (PBS) begins broadcasting

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Feb 1 Kaitlin Hopkins, American actress (Kelsey-Another World), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 1 Sharon Bruneau, Canadian actress (Sensuous Muscle), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Feb 1 Linus Roache, English actor, born in Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Feb 5 Alexia Vassiliou, Cypriot singer & film score composer, born in Famagusta, Cyprus
  • Feb 5 Laura Linney, American actress (The Truman Show, Mystic River), born in Manhattan, New York
  • Feb 6 Andrey Zvyagintsev, Russian director & screenwriter (The Return), born in Novosibirsk, USSR
  • Feb 10 Francesca Neri, Italian actress (Ages of Lulu), born in Trento, Italy
  • Feb 10 Glenn Beck, American radio and television host, born in Everett, Washington
  • Feb 12 Raphael Sbarge, American actor (Risky Business, My Science Project, Werewolf), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 13 Mark Patton, US interior designer and actor (A Nightmare on Elm Street, Come back to the Five and Dime), born in Kansa City, Missouri
  • Feb 15 Chris Farley, American actor (SNL, Wayne's World, Coneheads), born in Madison, Wisconsin (d. 1997)
  • Feb 16 Christopher Eccleston, English actor (Ninth Doctor in Doctor Who), born in Salford, England
  • Feb 16 Ching-Wan [Sean] Lau, Hong Kong actor (Life Without Principle), born in Hong Kong
  • Feb 18 Lisa Elaine Comshaw, American actress (Scanner Cop, Lukas' Child), born in Akron, Ohio
  • Feb 18 Matt Dillon, American actor (The Outsiders, Crash), born in New Rochelle, New York
  • Feb 19 Sonu Walia, Indian actress
  • Feb 20 French Stewart, American actor (Harry Solomon-Third Rock From the Sun), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Feb 20 Jeff Maggert, American golfer (US Senior Open, Tradition 2015), born in Columbia Missouri
  • Feb 20 Rodney Rowland, American actor
  • Feb 21 Huw Higginson, British actor, born in Uxbridge, United Kingdom
  • Feb 22 Jim Wicek, American actor (Ben-Ryan's Hope), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 23 Dana Katherine Scully, American fictional character (The X-Files), born in Annapolis, Maryland
  • Feb 24 Andy Crane, British children's television presenter
  • Feb 24 Todd Field, American actor and film director
  • Feb 25 Steve Nevius, film editor (Eden, Fall Time, Damascus)
  • Feb 25 Lee Evans, English comedian
  • Feb 26 Mark Dacascos, American actor & martial artist, born in Honolulu, Hawaii

Weddings in Film & TV


LoveWedding of Interest

Feb 19 Actor Peter Sellers (38) weds actress Britt Ekland in London, England

Actor and Comedian Peter Sellers
Actor and Comedian
Peter Sellers

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Feb 22 Edie Martin, actor (Titfield Thunderbolt), dies at 84
  • Feb 24 Frank Conroy, British actor (Midnight Mary, Threat), dies at 73
  • Feb 29 Frank Albertson, American actor (Psycho, It's a Wonderful Life, Alice Adams), dies in his sleep at 55