February 1984 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Feb 2 1st Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Lives wins

Music History

Feb 7 Michael Jackson awarded a 4-ft-high platinum disc by CBS

Music History

Feb 9 John Kander and Fred Ebb's musical "The Rink", based on Terrence McNally's novel, and starring Liza Minnelli and Chita Rivera, opens at Martin Beck Theater, NYC; runs for 204 performances, winning a Tony Award

  • Feb 17 34th Berlin International Film Festival: "Love Streams" wins the Golden Bear
  • Feb 28 British satirical puppet show "Spitting Image" premieres on ITV

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Feb 1 Lee Thompson Young, American actor, born in Columbia, South Carolina (d. 2013)
  • Feb 6 Brandon Hammond, American actor (Gregory Hines Show), born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Feb 8 Cecily Strong, American actress and comedian (Saturday Night Live), born in Stringfield, Illinois
  • Feb 10 Kim Hyo-jin, South Korean actress, born in Seoul, South Korea
  • Feb 15 Meera Jasmine, Indian actress (Paadam Onnu: Oru Vilapam), born in Thiruvalla, Kerala, India
  • Feb 17 Jimmy Jacobs, American professional wrestler (Ring of Honor), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Feb 17 Kenta Kamakari, Japanese actor and seiyuu, born in Osaka, Japan
  • Feb 19 Chris Richardson, American Idol finalist

Trevor Noah (39 years old)

Feb 20 South African comedian, actor and TV host (The Daily Show, 2015-22), born in Johannesburg, South Africa

  • Feb 21 Karina, Japanese model & actress, born in Shōwa-ku, Japan
  • Feb 22 Venetian Princess [Jodie-Amy Rivera], YouTube Internet personality, born in Brockton, Massachusetts
  • Feb 24 Sterling James Keenan, American professional wrestler
  • Feb 25 Logan Leistikow, American director and actor

Karolína Kurková (39 years old)

Feb 28 Czech supermodel, born in Děčín, Czechoslovakia

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Feb 7 Brooks West, actor (Richard-My Friend Irma), dies at 67
  • Feb 10 David Von Erich, professional wrestler (b. 1958)
  • Feb 15 Avon Long, American actor (Roots: Next Generation;The Sting; Harry and Tonto), dies of cancer at 73

Ethel Merman (1908-1984)

Feb 15 American Tony and Grammy Award-winning stage and screen singer ("There's No Business Like Show Business"), and actress (It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World), dies of brain cancer at 76

  • Feb 16 Ken Williams, TV announcer (Video Village), dies at 69
  • Feb 17 Lucille Benson, American actress (Halloween II, 1941, Bosom Buddies), dies of liver cancer at 69
  • Feb 29 Roland Culver, English actor (Thunderball), dies of heart problems at 83