On This Day

February 1981 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Feb 6 "Brady Brides" debuts on NBC TV

Film release premierFilm Release

Feb 6 Crime film "Fort Apache: The Bronx" starring Paul Newman released amid protests in the US

Actor & Entrepreneur Paul Newman
Actor & Entrepreneur
Paul Newman
  • Feb 13 31st Berlin International Film Festival: "Hurry, Hurry!" wins the Golden Bear

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 21 Charles Rocket clearly says "f*ck" on "Saturday Night Live"

Television Producer Lorne Michaels
Television Producer
Lorne Michaels

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Feb 1 Graeme Smith, South African cricket batsman, captain and broadcaster (117 Tests, 9,265 runs @ 48.25, 27 x 100s; 197 ODIs), born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Feb 3 Alisa Reyes, American actress and singer
  • Feb 5 Nora Zehetner, American actress, born in El Paso, Texas
  • Feb 6 Calum Best, American model, born in San Jose, California
  • Feb 8 Tommy Michaels, actor (Timmy Hutton-All My Children), born in Staten Island, New York
  • Feb 9 Tom Hiddleston, English actor and producer (Loki in Marvel films), born in London, England
  • Feb 10 Holly Willoughby, British TV presenter, born in Brighton, United Kingdom
  • Feb 15 Jenna Morasca, American actress, model, and reality TV contestant, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Person of interestParis Hilton

Feb 17 Paris Hilton, American actress and heiress (The Simple Life), born in NYC, New York

Actress & Heiress Paris Hilton
Actress & Heiress
Paris Hilton
  • Feb 18 Kim Jae Won, South Korean actor, born in Seoul, South Korea
  • Feb 19 Ronnie Arniell, Canadian professional wrestler
  • Feb 19 Daniel Letterle, American Actor and Singer
  • Feb 25 Misty Giles, American beauty queen and Survivor contestant
  • Feb 25 Jamie Lynn, American model
  • Feb 25 Shahid Kapoor, Indian actor (Ishq Vishk), born in New Delhi, India

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Feb 1 Wanda Hendrix, American actress (Sierra, Ride the Pink Horse), dies at 52
  • Feb 2 Louise Lorraine, actress (Adventures of Tarzan), dies
  • Feb 5 Barend Barendse, Dutch sports reporter and actor (Zeskamp, Oebele), dies at 73
  • Feb 6 Hugo Montenegro, American film music composer (b. 1925)
  • Feb 12 Jean Dixon, actress (Joy of Living, You Only Live Once), dies