On This Day

February 1986 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Feb 2 "Jerome Kern Goes to Hollywood" closes at Ritz NYC after 13 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 5 Corazon Aquino & Ferdinand Marcos appear on "Nightline"

11th President of the Philippines Corazon Aquino
11th President of the Philippines
Corazon Aquino
10th President of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos
10th President of the Philippines
Ferdinand Marcos

Film release premierFilm Premier

Feb 8 The crime film "A Better Tomorrow", starring Yun Fat Chow, premieres in Hong Kong

  • Feb 14 36th Berlin International Film Festival: "Stammheim" wins the Golden Bear

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 18 Anti-smoking ad airs for 1st time on TV, featuring Yul Brynner: he died of smoking-induced lung cancer on 10th October 1985

  • Feb 27 The United States Senate allows its debates to be televised on a trial basis

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Feb 1 Lauren Conrad, American TV star, born in Laguna Beach, California
  • Feb 6 Alice Greczyn, American actress, born in Walnut Creek, California
  • Feb 7 Deanna Casaluce, Canadian actress
  • Feb 10 Yui Ichikawa, Japanese actress and model, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Feb 14 Roxanne Guinoo, Filipina actress, born in Cavite, Philippines
  • Feb 17 Sandra Nilsson, Swedish model
  • Feb 19 Reon Kadena, Japanese model/actress
  • Feb 22 Miko Hughes, American actor, born in Apple Valley, California
  • Feb 25 James and Oliver Phelps, English actors
  • Feb 25 Justin Berfield, American actor
  • Feb 25 Jameela Jamil, British TV presenter and actress (The Good Place), born in London, England
  • Feb 26 Teresa Palmer, Australian model & actress, born in Adelaide, Australia

Weddings in Film & TV

LoveWedding of Interest

Feb 1 Singer Diana Ross marries Norwegian businessman Arne Naess in Switzerland

Singer and Actress Diana Ross
Singer and Actress
Diana Ross

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Feb 6 Dandy Nichols [Daisy Sander], British actress (Till Death Us Do Part, Confessions of a Window Cleaner), dies at 78
  • Feb 10 Brian Aherne, British actor (I Confess, Titanic, Juarez), dies at 83
  • Feb 12 Sid Stone, comedian (Milton Berle Show), dies at 82
  • Feb 16 Howard Da Silva [Silverblatt], American actor (1776, The Lost Weekend, The Blue Dahlia), dies from lymphoma at 76
  • Feb 19 Adolfo Celi, Italian film actor and director (Next Man, Murders in Rue Morgue), dies at 63
  • Feb 19 Paul Stewart, American actor (Citizen Kane, Kiss Me Deadly), dies from a heart attack at 77
  • Feb 28 Laura Z. Hobson, American TV writer and panelist (I've Got a Secret), dies at 85