On This Day

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

  • 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 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

Feb 20 Trevor Noah, South African comedian, actor and TV host (The Daily Show), 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

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
  • Feb 15 Ethel Merman, singer/actress (Kid Million), dies in her sleep 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