On This Day

February 1974 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Music release#1 in the Charts

Feb 2 Barbra Streisand's 1st #1 hit, "The Way We Were"

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand

Film release premierFilm Release

Feb 7 Mel Brooks' film "Blazing Saddles" opens in movie theaters starring Cleavon Little and Gene Wilder

Actor & Director Mel Brooks
Actor & Director
Mel Brooks
Actor Gene Wilder
Actor
Gene Wilder
  • Feb 8 "Good Times" (spinoff from "Maude") premieres on CBS TV
  • Feb 8 Soap opera "Secret Storm" ends a 20 year run

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

Feb 23 Teri Garr appears on "The Bob Newhart Show" in "Confessions of an Orthodontist"

Comedian and Actor Bob Newhart
Comedian and Actor
Bob Newhart

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Feb 1 Jennifer Lien, American actress (Hannah Moore-Another World), born in Palos Heights, Illinois
  • Feb 5 Adrienne Johnson, American basketball guard, administrator, broadcaster (WNBA Cleveland Rockers; Uni of Louisville), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Feb 5 Omarosa Manigault Newman, American reality TV star & former political aide, born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • Feb 8 Seth Green, American actor and producer (Family Guy, Austin Powers), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 9 Amber Valletta, American actress and model (Hitch, Revenge), born in Phoenix, Arizona

Person of interestElizabeth Banks

Feb 10 Elizabeth Banks, American actress (The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Man on a Ledge), born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Actress and Director Elizabeth Banks
Actress and Director
Elizabeth Banks
  • Feb 15 Jodie McMullen, Miss Universe-Australia/Miss Congeniality (1996)

Person of interestMahershala Ali

Feb 16 Mahershala Ali [Mahershalalhashbaz George], American actor (Moonlight, Green Book), born in Oakland, California

  • Feb 17 Jerry O'Connell, American actor (Scream 2, Andrew-My Secret Identity), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 18 Jillian Michaels, American fitness instructor & television personality (The Biggest Loser), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 19 Danny Doring, American professional wrestler
  • Feb 20 Ophelie Winter, French actress
  • Feb 24 Bonnie Somerville, American actress and singer
  • Feb 25 Divya Bharti, Indian actress who starred in Hindi and Telugu movies in the early 1990s (Shola Aur Shabnam, Deewana), born in Mumbai, Maharastra, India (d. 1993)
  • Feb 28 Michael Manasseri, actor (License to Drive)

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Feb 7 Arline Judge, American actress (Girls in Chains, Mad Wednesday, Age of Consent), dies at 61
  • Feb 8 Fern Andra [Vernal Andrews], American actress who worked in German silent cinema, dies at 80
  • Feb 11 Anna Q Nilsson, actress (Toll Gate, Sorrell & Son), dies at 85
  • Feb 23 Florence Rice, American actress (Fast Company, Double Wedding, Riding on Air), dies from lung cancer at 67
  • Feb 27 Pat Brady [Robert Ellsworth O'Brady], American actor (The Roy Rodgers Show, Man from Music Mountain), dies at 57