On This Day

February 1973 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Feb 2 "Midnight Special" rock music show debuts on NBC-TV

Music Concert

Feb 6 Drummer Buddy Rich plays influential performance at the Top of the Plaza, Richmond New York, later televised by PBS

  • Feb 22 "Turkish Delight" Holland's most successful film, directed by Paul Verhoeven and starring Rutger Hauer is released

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Feb 1 Makiko Ohmoto, Japanese voice actress, born in Okayama Prefecture, Japan
  • Feb 5 Diego Serrano, Ecuadorian-born American actor (Tomas Rivera-Another World), born in Quito, Ecuador
  • Feb 9 Colin Egglesfield, American actor
  • Feb 11 Jeon Do-yeon, Korean actress, born in Seoul, South Korea
  • Feb 12 Tara Strong, Canadian-American voice actress (Rugrats, The Powerpuff Girls), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Feb 15 Alex Borstein, American actress and animator (The Marvelous Mrs Maisel), born in Highland Park, Illinois
  • Feb 21 Bowie Tsang, Taiwanese singer & TV host, born in Hong Kong
  • Feb 22 Kimberly Davies, Australian actress (Baywatch), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Feb 25 Anson Mount, American stage and screen actor, producer (Hell On Wheels; Cook County), playwright, and educator, born in Mount Prospect, Illinois
  • Feb 25 Julio Iglesias, Jr., Spanish model and pop singer ("One More Chance"), born in Madrid, Spain

Peter Andre

Feb 27 Peter Andre, English singer (Flava, I Feel You) and TV personality (I'm a Celebrity), born in London


Deaths in Film & TV

  • Feb 9 Vasiliki Maliaros, Greek actress (b. 1883)
  • Feb 15 Tim Holt [Charles John Holt III], American actor (The Treasure of the Sierra Madre), dies of bone cancer at 54
  • Feb 15 Wallace "Wally" Cox, American comedian and actor (Mister, Underdog, Peepers, Hollywood Squares), dies of a heart attack at 48
  • Feb 20 Maurice Dallimore, British actor (The Collector, Me and My Girl), dies from Laennec's cirrhosis at 60
  • Feb 22 Katina Paxinou, actress (For Whom the Bell Tolls, Zita), dies at 72
  • Feb 24 Art Smith, actor (Quicksand), dies of heart attack at 73
  • Feb 26 Mary Finney, American actress (Honestly Celeste), dies at 68
  • Feb 28 Cecil Kellaway, South African-born American actor (Guess Who's Coming to Dinner), dies at 78
  • Feb 28 Hope Landin, American actress (I Remember Mama, Sugarfoot), dies at 79