On This Day

February 1970 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Feb 1 WMAA TV channel 29 in Jackson, MS (PBS) begins broadcasting

Film tv awardsGolden Globes

Feb 2 27th Golden Globes: Anne of the Thousand Days, John Wayne, & Genevieve Bujold

Actor John Wayne
John Wayne

Film release premierFilm Premier

Feb 4 "Patton" directed by Franklin J. Schaffner and starring George C. Scott premieres in New York (Academy Awards Best Picture 1971)

US WWII General George S. Patton
US WWII General
George S. Patton
Actor George C. Scott
George C. Scott
  • Feb 5 WSCV TV channel 51 in Fort Lauderdale, FL (IND) suspends broadcasting
  • Feb 7 "Hollywood Palace" last airs on ABC TV
  • Feb 13 16th National Film Awards (India): "Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne" wins the Golden Lotus
  • Feb 15 KAMU TV channel 15 in College Station, TX (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Feb 24 KVDO TV channel 3 in Salem, OR (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Feb 28 KIIN (now KUN) TV channel 12 in Iowa City, IA (PBS) 1st broadcast
  • Feb 28 WUTR TV channel 20 in Utica-Rome, NY (ABC) begins broadcasting

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Feb 2 C. Ernst Harth, Canadian actor
  • Feb 3 Warwick Davis, British actor
  • Feb 4 Gabrielle Anwar, Laleham England, actress (Body Snatchers)

Person of interestSimon Pegg

Feb 14 Simon Pegg [Buckingham], English comedian & actor (Shaun of the Dead, Mission: Impossible), born in Brockworth, England

Actor and Comedian Simon Pegg
Actor and Comedian
Simon Pegg
  • Feb 15 Craig Gass, American impressionist and comedian
  • Feb 17 Dominic Purcell, English-born Australian actor (Prison Break), born in Wallasey, England
  • Feb 18 Susan Egan, American actress, born in Seal Beach, California
  • Feb 23 Niecy Nash [Carol Denise Ensley], American actress and comedian, born in Compton, California
  • Feb 24 Jonathan Ward, American actor (Doug-Charles in Charge; Beans Baxter), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Feb 26 Katie O'Neill, American actress (Together We Stand), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 26 Meeno Peluce, Dutch actor (Bad News Bears), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Feb 2 Lawrence Gray, American actor, dies at 71
  • Feb 6 Roscoe Karns, American actor (Capt Shafer-Hennesey), dies at 78
  • Feb 24 Conrad Nagel, American actor (All That Heaven Allows, Celebrity Time), dies at 72