On This Day

February 1987 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Feb 15 ABC-TV begins broadcasting "Amerika" mini-series

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 15 1982 Masters champion Craig Stadler is disqualified from Andy Williams Open for kneeling on a towel to make a shot

Singer and TV Host Andy Williams
Singer and TV Host
Andy Williams
  • Feb 17 Michelle Renee Royer, 21, (Texas), crowned 36th Miss USA
  • Feb 20 David Hartman quits ABC's "Good Morning America" after 11 years
  • Feb 20 37th Berlin International Film Festival: "The Theme" wins the Golden Bear

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 24 Radio personality Larry King suffers a heart attack

TV and Radio Host Larry King
TV and Radio Host
Larry King

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Feb 1 Ronda Rousey, American pro wrestler, actress, author, mixed martial artist and judoka (UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion 6 defences; Olympic bronze 70kg judo 2008; WWE), born in Riverside, California
  • Feb 2 Martin Spanjers, American actor
  • Feb 5 Henry Golding, Malaysian actor (Crazy Rich Asians), born in Betong, Sarawak, Malaysia
  • Feb 5 Darren Criss, American actor & singer-songwriter (Glee, The Assassination of Gianni Versace), born in San Francisco, California

Person of interestMichael B. Jordan

Feb 9 Michael B. Jordan, American actor (Black Panther), born in Santa Ana, California

  • Feb 9 Rose Leslie, Scottish actress (Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones), born in Aberdeen, Scotland
  • Feb 14 Joseph Pichler, American actor, born in Bremerton, Washington

Person of interestElliot Page

Feb 21 Elliot Page [born Ellen Page], Canadian actor (Juno) and LGBT activist, born in Halifax, Nova Scotia

  • Feb 21 Burgess Abernethy, Australian actor, born in Gold Coast, Australia
  • Feb 21 Ashley Greene, American model & actress, born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Feb 24 Mayuko Iwasa, Japanese entertainer and model
  • Feb 24 Chieko Kawabe, Japanese singer, model and actress
  • Feb 25 Michelle Lewin, American bodybuilder and fitness model, born in Maracay, Venezuela

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Feb 1 Ernest "Ern" Westmore, American 3rd generation make-up artist (Westmore family) & actor, dies from a heart attack at 82
  • Feb 1 Alessandro Blasetti, Italian film director, dies at 86

Person of interestLiberace

Feb 4 Liberace, pianist (Liberace Show, Evil Chandell-Batman), dies at 67

Pianist Liberace
Pianist
Liberace
  • Feb 5 William Collier [Charles F Gall Jr], American stage and film actor and producer, dies at 84
  • Feb 8 Harriet MacGibbon, American actress, dies of a pulmonary & cardiac failure at 81
  • Feb 12 Lang Jeffries, Canadian actor (Skip-Rescue 8), dies at 55
  • Feb 17 Hal K. Dawson, American actor (Another Language, Wells Fargo), dies at 90
  • Feb 17 Verree Teasdale, American actress (Skyscraper Souls), dies at 83

Person of interestAndy Warhol

Feb 22 Andy Warhol, American pop artist and film producer (Frankenstein, Bad), dies of a heart attack at 58

Pop Artist Andy Warhol
Pop Artist
Andy Warhol
  • Feb 22 David Susskind, TV host (Open End, David Susskind Show), dies at 66
  • Feb 23 Esmond Knight, British actor (Hamlet, Sleeping Murder), dies from a heart attack at 80
  • Feb 25 James Coco, American character actor and singer (Only When I Laugh, Man of La Mancha, Murder by Death), dies of a heart attack at 56
  • Feb 27 Joan Greenwood, British actress and director (Kind Hearts and Coronets, Amorous Mr Prawn), dies of a heart attack at 65
  • Feb 28 Anny Ondra, actress (Blackmail), dies at 83