On This Day

February 1966 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Feb 5 BBC opens a relay radio station on Ascension Island
  • Feb 7 KWCM TV channel 10 in Appleton, MN (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Feb 26 KBIM TV channel 10 in Roswell, NM (CBS) begins broadcasting

Film tv awardsGolden Globes

Feb 28 23rd Golden Globes: "Doctor Zhivago", Omar Sharif, & Samantha Eggar win


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Feb 1 Donna Edmondson, American Playboy playmate (Nov, 1986, Playmate of the Year 1987), born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Feb 2 Robert DeLeo, American bass player, songwriter and backing vocalist (Stone Temple Pilots, Army of Anyone, Hollywood Vampires), born in Montclair, New Jersey
  • Feb 2 D. C. Douglas, American actor and director
  • Feb 3 Danny Morrison, New Zealand cricket fast bowler (48 Tests, 160 wickets; 96 ODIs, 126 wickets) and broadcaster (TVNZ, Sky Sports, Radio Sport), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Feb 3 Frank Coraci, American film director
  • Feb 7 Chris Rock, American comedian (SNL, CB4, Everybody Hates Chris), born in Andrews, South Carolina
  • Feb 9 Harald Eia, Norwegian TV - comedian
  • Feb 11 Stephen Gregory, American actor (Chase-Young & Restless), born in New York City, New York
  • Feb 13 Tally Chanel, Israeli actress (Warrior Queen), born in Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Feb 19 Justine Bateman, America actress (Family Ties, Satisfaction), born in Rye, New York
  • Feb 19 Prince Markie Dee [Mark Anthony Morales], American rapper (Fat Boys - "Jail House Rap"), and actor (Disorderlies), born in (d. 2021) [1]
  • Feb 20 Cindy Crawford, Dekalb Ill, supermodel (Sports Illustrated Swimsuit)
  • Feb 21 Bronwen Booth, English actress (Andy-One Life to Live, Eternal Evil), born in London, England
  • Feb 22 Thorsten Kaye, German-British soap actor (Patrick-One Life to Live, Silencers), born in Frankfurt, Germany
  • Feb 22 Rachel Dratch, American actress & comedienne, born in Lexington, Massachusetts
  • Feb 23 Marc Price, American actor and comedian (Skippy-Family Ties), born in New Jersey, United States
  • Feb 24 Billy Zane, actor (Titanic, Dead Calm), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 24 Ben Miller, English comedian and actor (Armstrong and Miller), born in London, England
  • Feb 25 Stacey Cortez, actress (Sheila Cantillan-General Hospital)
  • Feb 25 Tea Leoni, American actress (Flying Blind, Madam Secretary), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 25 Alexis Denisof, American actor
  • Feb 25 Nancy O'Dell, American reporter and television personality
  • Feb 26 Jennifer Grant, American actress (Celeste-Beverly Hills 90210), born in Burbank, California
  • Feb 27 Gregg Rainwater, American actor (Buck Cross-Young Riders), born in Flint, Michigan
  • Feb 27 Donal Logue, Canadian actor, born in Ottawa, Canada
  • Feb 28 Edward Shearmur, British film score composer (Diary of a Wimpy Kid; Charlie's Angels), born in London, England

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Feb 1 William Harrigan, American actor (Invisible Man, Girl in 419), dies at 71
  • Feb 1 Buster Keaton, American actor & comedian (Navigator, Steamboat Bill Jr, The General), dies at 70
  • Feb 3 June Walker, actress (War Nurses), dies at 65
  • Feb 6 Narcisa de León, Filipino film mogul, dies at 88
  • Feb 9 Sophie Tucker [Kalish], Russian-born American singer and actress (My Yiddish Mama) known as "last of the red hot mammas", dies at 79
  • Feb 17 Frank Pettingell, English actor (Becket, Up the Creek), dies at 75
  • Feb 17 Gail Kane, American actress (White Sister, Arizona), dies at 81
  • Feb 18 Robert Rossen, American screenwriter, producer, and director (b. 1908)
  • Feb 26 Minerva Urecal [Dunnock], American stage, radio, and screen character actress (Accent on Love; The Adventures of Tugboat Annie; Peter Gunn; The 7 Faces of Dr. Lao), dies of a heart attack at 71