February 1968 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Feb 5 KDTV TV channel 39 in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Feb 6 KESD TV channel 8 in Brookings, SD (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Feb 7 WLED TV channel 49 in Littleton, NH (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Feb 8 "Planet of the Apes" premieres in New York City

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Feb 12 25th Golden Globes: "In the Heat of the Night", Rod Steiger, & Edith Evans win

  • Feb 14 WHKY TV channel 14 in Hickory, NC (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Feb 15 WVUT TV channel 22 in Vincennes, IN (PBS) begins broadcasting

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 27 CBS news anchor Walter Cronkite delivers a scathing editorial on America's chances of winning the Vietnam War

Broadcast Journalist Walter Cronkite
Broadcast Journalist
Walter Cronkite

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Feb 1 Pauly Shore, comedian (Totally Pauly, Encino Man), born in Hollywood, California
  • Feb 4 Kristen Marie, actress (Cheryl McKinnon-Another World)
  • Feb 4 Marko Matvere, Estonian actor
  • Feb 5 Eyþór Guðjónsson, Icelandic actor
  • Feb 7 Ashely Allen, playmate (Aug, 1992), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Feb 8 Gary Coleman, American actor (Diff'rent Strokes), born in Zion, llinois (d. 2010)
  • Feb 9 Rahul Roy, Indian actor
  • Feb 10 Atika Suri, Indonesian television newscaster, born in Riau, Indonesia
  • Feb 11 Mo Willems, American author and screenwriter
  • Feb 12 Josh Brolin, US actor (Johnny-Private Eye, Jimmy Hickok-Young Riders), born in Santa Monica, Canada
  • Feb 12 Gregory Charles, French-Canadian performing artist, born in Montreal, Canada
  • Feb 14 Jules Asner, American television personality
  • Feb 15 Kurt Robin McKinney, US actor (Ned-General Hospital), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Feb 18 Molly Ringwald, Roseville California, actress (16 Candles, Pretty in Pink)
  • Feb 20 Lorraine Olivia, Geneva Ill, playmate (Nov, 1990)
  • Feb 22 Jeri Ryan, actress (7 of 9-Star Trek Voyager)
  • Feb 23 Stephanie Seymour, SD California, actress/model (Sunny Side Up)
  • Feb 24 Mitch Hedberg, American comedian (d. 2005)
  • Feb 29 Naoko Iijima, Japanese actress
  • Feb 29 Frank Woodley, Australian comedian

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 20 Comedian John Cleese (Monty Python) marries actress Connie Booth

Actor, Comedian John Cleese
Actor, Comedian
John Cleese

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Feb 4 Eddie Baker, American actor (A Man About Town, Collars and Cuffs), dies of emphysema at 70
  • Feb 6 C Montague Shaw, actor (Buck Rogers, Planet Outlaws), dies at 85
  • Feb 7 Nick Adams, actor (Interns, Pillow Talk, FBI Story), ODs at 36
  • Feb 9 Barbara Everest, actress (Inquest, Madeleine), dies at 77
  • Feb 11 Howard Lindsay, American playwright, actor and director (State of the Union), dies at 78
  • Feb 13 Mae Marsh, actress (Birth of a Nation, Intolerance), dies at 72
  • Feb 17 Donald Wolfit, British actor (Lawrence of Arabia, Becket, Accursed), dies of heart ailment at 65
  • Feb 19 Ralph Dunn, actor (Mr Rudge-Norby), dies at 65
  • Feb 19 Georg Hackenschmidt, Estonian professional wrestler (b. 1878)
  • Feb 20 Anthony Asquith, British film director (Court Martial), dies at 65
  • Feb 26 Eric Feldary, Hungarian actor (Hold Back the Dawn, 16 Fathoms Deep), dies of burns at 55
  • Feb 28 Doretta Morrow, actress (Because You're Mine), dies at 41
  • Feb 28 Juanita Hall, actress (Capt Billy), dies at 66