On This Day

February 1965 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 1 Peter Jennings, 26, becomes anchor of ABC's nightly news

Journalist and T.V. News Anchor Peter Jennings
Journalist and T.V. News Anchor
Peter Jennings
  • Feb 7 WVIZ TV channel 25 in Cleveland, Ohio (PBS) begins broadcasting

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 8 The Supremes release "Stop In the Name of Love"

Singer and Actress Diana Ross
Singer and Actress
Diana Ross

Film tv awardsGolden Globes

Feb 8 22nd Golden Globes: "Becket", Peter O'Toole, & Anne Bancroft win

  • Feb 12 KHFI (now KBVO) TV channel 42 in Austin, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 27 Hugh Martin and Timothy Gray's musical "High Spirits", based on Noel Coward's "Blithe Spirit", closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 375 performances

Playwright, Director and Singer Noël Coward
Playwright, Director and Singer
Noël Coward

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Feb 1 Brandon Lee, American actor (Showdown in Little Tokyo), born in Oakland, California (d. 1993)
  • Feb 1 Sherilyn Fenn, American actress (2 Moon Junction, Twin Peaks), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Feb 2 Naoki Sano, Japanese professional wrestler
  • Feb 3 Kathleen Kimont, actress (Fraternity Vacation, Renegade), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 3 Maura Tierney, actress (Lisa-Newsradio), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Feb 7 Jason Gedrick, actor (Heavenly Kid, Class of '96), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 8 Mathilda May, actress (Lifeforce), born in Paris, France
  • Feb 10 Marjolein Macrander, Dutch actress (Drowned), born in Zutphen, Netherlands
  • Feb 10 Mario Jean, Quebec comedian and television actor, born in Chicoutmi, Canada
  • Feb 13 Stephen Manley, American actor (Donny-Married the 1st Year), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 17 Clayton Prince, actor (Hairspray, Reuben-Another World), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 17 Michael Bay, American film director (Armageddon, Pearl Harbor), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 23 Kristin Davis, American actress (Melrose Place; Sex and the City), born in Boulder, Colorado
  • Feb 25 Carrot Top [Scott Thompson], Fla, comedian (Amer Comedy Award-1994)
  • Feb 25 Veronica Webb, supermodel/actress (Jungle Fever, Malcolm X)
  • Feb 26 Alison Armitage, English actress (Acapulco HEAT), born in London, England
  • Feb 27 Noah Emmerich, American actor (The Americans), born in New York City
  • Feb 27 Maggie Siu [Mei-Kei Siu], Hong Kong actress, born in Hong Kong

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Feb 5 Irving Bacon, American actor (Branded Men, Fort Ti), dies at 71
  • Feb 6 Jack Wagner, American actor (The Razor's Edge, Under Two Flags, Jive Junction), dies from a heart attack at 68
  • Feb 7 Nance O'Neil, American actor (Cimarron, Royal Bed, Rogue Song), dies at 90
  • Feb 12 Henry Kulky [Kulakowich], American actor (Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Love Nest), dies from a heart attack at 53
  • Feb 19 Forrest Taylor, actor (This is Life, Man Without a Gun), dies at 81
  • Feb 20 Fred Immler, German actor (Zapata's Gang, Madame DuBarry), dies at 85

Person of interestStan Laurel

Feb 23 Stan Laurel, British comedian (Laurel & Hardy films), dies of a heart attack at 74

Comedian and Actor Stan Laurel
Comedian and Actor
Stan Laurel