February 1969 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Feb 1 WPGH TV channel 53 in Pittsburgh, PA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Feb 2 KMST TV channel 46 in Monterey-Salinas, CA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Feb 5 "Turn-On," debuts and cancelled by ABC after flopping so badly

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

Feb 7 "This Is Tom Jones" debuts on ABC TV

Singer Tom Jones
Singer
Tom Jones
  • Feb 9 KGTO TV channel 36 in Fayetteville, AR (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Feb 16 "Andrei Rublev", Russian film directed by Andrei Tarkovsky, starring Anatoly Solonitsyn and Ivan Lapikov, premieres in Moscow after a limited release in 1966
  • Feb 23 WWVU (now WNPB) TV channel 24 in Morgantown, WV (PBS) 1st broadcast

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Feb 24 26th Golden Globes: "The Lion in Winter", Peter O'Toole, & Joanne Woodward win

Film release premierFilm Premier

Feb 24 "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" film based on novel by Muriel Spark directed by Ronald Neame, starring Maggie Smith (Academy Award Best Actress) premieres in London

Actress Maggie Smith
Actress
Maggie Smith
Author Muriel Spark
Author
Muriel Spark

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Feb 1 Brian Krause, American actor (Charmed), born in El Toro, California
  • Feb 4 Brandy Ledford, American actress and model
  • Feb 5 Michael Sheen, Welsh actor
  • Feb 6 April Lerman, actress (Lila-Charles in Charge), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 6 David Hayter, Canadian-American Voice actor and screenwriter (Solid Snake), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Feb 8 Mary McCormack, actress, (Murder One, Private Parts)
  • Feb 8 Shiva Rose, American actress
  • Feb 10 Laurie Dhue, American television personality, born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Person of interestJennifer Aniston

Feb 11 Jennifer Aniston, American actress (Rachel-Friends), born in Los Angeles, California

  • Feb 11 Mary Stoker Smith, Miss Wisconsin and TV news reporter, born in La Crosse, Wisconsin
  • Feb 11 Shannon Long, Australian actor and model (Oct, 1988), born in Gladstone, Australia
  • Feb 14 Shana Zadrick, model (Guess Jeans), born in Grand Junction, Colorado
  • Feb 16 David Heath, American professional wrestler better known as Gangrel
  • Feb 17 Traci Adell, playmate (July, 1994), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Feb 17 Tuesday Knight, American actress
  • Feb 20 Gedo, Japanese professional wrestler
  • Feb 21 Corey Harris, American blues and reggae guitarist (The Blues miniseries, From Mississippi to Mali), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Feb 22 Thomas Jane, American actor
  • Feb 22 Clinton Kelly, American television personality
  • Feb 28 Robert Sean Leonard, NJ, actor (Dead Poets Society, Mr & Mrs Bridge)

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Feb 2 Boris Karloff [William H Pratt], British actor (The Mummy, Frankenstein), dies at 81
  • Feb 5 Thelma Ritter, American actress (All About Eve, Pillow Talk), dies at 63
  • Feb 9 [George] Gabby Hayes, actor (Albuquerque, Colorado), dies at 83
  • Feb 11 James Lanphier, American actor (Flight of Lost Balloon), dies at 48
  • Feb 12 Johanna Tourniaire, Dutch actress (Potasch & Perlemoer), dies at 80
  • Feb 14 Wolfe Barzell, actor (Blue Angel), dies of heart attack at 72
  • Feb 19 Madge Blake, American actress (b. 1899)
  • Feb 20 Jack Ingram, actor (Law of the West), dies of heart attack at 66
  • Feb 23 Madhubala [Mumtaz Jehan Begum Dehlavi], Indian actress regarded as "The Venus of Indian Cinema", dies of a heart condition at 36
  • Feb 24 Kenneth Green, actor (Penrod), dies of heart attack at 61
  • Feb 27 John Boles, American singer and actor (Stella Dallas, Curly Top), dies at 73