February 1971 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Feb 3 KTSC TV channel 8 in Pueblo-Colorado Spgs, CO (PBS) 1st broadcast

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Feb 5 28th Golden Globes: "Love Story", George C. Scott, & Ali MacGraw win

  • Feb 8 Pedro Morales beats Ivan Koloff in NY, to become WWF wrestling champ
  • Feb 9 Probably 1st gay theme TV episode - All in the Family
  • Feb 9 5 men are killed near a BBC transmitter on Brougher Mountain, County Tyrone, in a landmine attack carried out by the Irish Republican Army
  • Feb 14 Movie "Ben Hur" 1st shown on television
  • Feb 20 National Emergency Center erroneously orders US radio & TV stations to go off the air. Mistake wasn't resolved for 30 minutes
  • Feb 28 WDRB TV channel 41 in Louisville, Kentucky (IND) begins broadcasting

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Feb 1 Michael C. Hall, American actor (Dexter, Six Feet Under), born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Feb 3 Elisa Donovan, American actress
  • Feb 3 Hong Seok-cheon, South Korean actor
  • Feb 4 Michael Goorjian, American actor (Party Of Five, SLC Punk!), born in San Francisco, California
  • Feb 4 Rob Corddry, American actor and comedian
  • Feb 5 Marcus Redman, actor (Raymond-Doogie Howser)
  • Feb 6 Dana Eskelson, American actress
  • Feb 6 Brian Stepanek, American actor
  • Feb 8 Heidi Mark, playmate (Jul, 1995), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • Feb 9 Sharon Case, Det Mich, actress (Sharon Collins-Young & Restless)
  • Feb 10 Louie Spicolli [Louis Mucciolo Jr.], American wrestler, born in San Pedro, California (d. 1998)
  • Feb 11 Jennifer Lynne Faucette, Miss America-Vt (1996), born in Burlington, Vermont
  • Feb 11 Damian Lewis, British actor, born in St John's Wood, London
  • Feb 14 Kris Aquino, Filipino Actress and TV Host
  • Feb 14 Tommy Dreamer, American professional wrestler
  • Feb 15 Renee O'Connor, US actress (Xena Warrior Princess), born in Katy, Texas
  • Feb 17 Jeremy Edwards, British actor
  • Feb 17 Denise Richards, American actress
  • Feb 19 Becca Lee, Tennessee, Miss USA (Tenn-3rd-1996)
  • Feb 21 Jose Solano, actor (Baywatch)
  • Feb 22 Lea Salonga, Philippines, singer/actress (Miss Siagon)
  • Feb 23 Jason Keller, American actor (Jason-Out of the Blue), born in Scarsdale, New York
  • Feb 23 Shane Keller, American actor (Shane-Out of the Blue), born in Scarsdale, New York
  • Feb 23 Jeong Chan, South Korean actor, born in Boryeong, South Korea
  • Feb 23 Melinda Messenger, English television presenter, born in Swindon, Wiltshire
  • Feb 25 Jennifer LaVoie, Nashua NH, playmate (Aug, 1993)
  • Feb 25 Sean Astin, actor (Goonies, Toy Soldiers), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 28 Peter Stebbings, Canadian actor

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 5 Actress Judi Dench (36) weds actor Michael Williams (35) at St Mary's Catholic Church in Hampstead, London

Actress Judi Dench
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Deaths in Film & TV

  • Feb 3 Jay C Flippen, American actor (Jet Pilot, The Killing, Thunder Bay), dies at 71
  • Feb 12 George Shelton, actor (It Pays to be Ignorant), dies at 86
  • Feb 17 Teddy Hart, American actor (After the Thin Man, 3 Men on a Horse), dies at 73
  • Feb 22 Barry Macollum, actor (On the Waterfront), dies at 81
  • Feb 22 Matt McHugh, American actor (Taxi, Freaks, Barbary Coast, Innocent Affair), dies at 77
  • Feb 26 Fernandel [Fernand Contandin], French actor (The Little World of Don Camillo), dies of lung cancer at 67
  • Feb 26 Tullio Carminati, Austrian actor (War and Peace, Roman Holiday), dies at 76