On This Day

February 2, 1979 in Film & Television

Day of the Week: Friday

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Christine Bleakley, Northern Irish broadcaster and presenter (BBC, ITV, UKTV), born in Newtownards, Northern Ireland
  • Shamita Shetty, Indian actress

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jim Burke, Australian cricket batsman (24 Tests; record for most innings in a complete career without scoring a duck [44]) and broadcaster (ABC), dies of self inflicted gunshot wounds at 48