February 1971 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

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

Film tv awardsGolden Globes

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

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

Feb 19 British TV chat show "Parkinson" debuts on BBC1 presented by Michael Parkinson

  • 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, American actor (Raymond-Doogie Howser)
  • Feb 6 Dana Eskelson, American actress, born in Dallas, Texas
  • Feb 6 Brian Stepanek, American actor, born in Cleveland, 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 Damian Lewis, British actor, born in St John's Wood, London
  • Feb 14 Kris Aquino, Filipino actress & TV host, born in Quezon City, Phillipines
  • Feb 14 Tommy Dreamer, US professional wrestler, born in Yonkers, New York
  • Feb 15 Renee O'Connor, American actress (Xena Warrior Princess), born in Katy, Texas
  • Feb 17 Jeremy Edwards, British actor
  • Feb 17 Denise Richards, American actress
  • Feb 21 Jose Solano, American actor (Baywatch), born in Inglewood, California
  • Feb 22 Lea Salonga, Filipina singer & actress (Miss Siagon), born in Manila, Phillipines
  • 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 Sean Astin, American actor (Goonies, The Lord of the Rings), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 28 Peter Stebbings, Canadian actor

Weddings in Film & TV


LoveWedding 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
Actress
Judi Dench

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