On This Day

February 1989 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Feb 3 Baseball's National League announces Yanks' broadcaster Bill White will its 1st African American President
  • Feb 10 To gain deregulation WWF admits pro wrestling is an exhibition & not a sport, in a NJ court
  • Feb 10 39th Berlin International Film Festival: "Rain Man" wins the Golden Bear

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Feb 22 UK physicist Stephen Hawking calls the proposed missile defense system known as Star Wars a "deliberate fraud"

Physicist Stephen Hawking
Physicist
Stephen Hawking
  • Feb 22 1st Spanish commercial on network TV (Pepsi-Cola-CBS Grammy Award)

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Feb 24 Margaret Ray found in David Letterman's home, claims to be his wife

Comedian and Television Host David Letterman
Comedian and Television Host
David Letterman
  • Feb 26 "Jerome Robbins' Broadway" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 634 performances
  • Feb 28 Gretchen Polhemus, 23, (Texas), crowned 38th Miss USA

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Feb 3 Ryne Sanborn, American actor
  • Feb 5 Cristine Reyes, Filipino actress, born in Marikina, Philippines
  • Feb 5 Jeremy Sumpter, American actor, born in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California
  • Feb 7 Louisa Lytton - British actress
  • Feb 8 Danielle Harmer, English actress
  • Feb 13 Carly McKillip, Canadian actress, born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Feb 20 Melanie Leishman, Canadian actress
  • Feb 21 Corbin Bleu, American actor & singer, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Feb 21 Kristin Herrera, American actress, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 21 Scout Taylor-Compton, American actress, born in Long Beach, California
  • Feb 24 Daniel Kaluuya, British actor and writer (Get Out), born in London, England
  • Feb 25 Tony Oller, American actor

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Feb 17 Whitesnake's rocker David Coverdale weds actress Tawny Kitaen

LoveWedding of Interest

Feb 24 Film director Tim Burton (30) weds photographer Lena Gieseke

Film Director Tim Burton
Film Director
Tim Burton

Divorces in Film & TV


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Feb 14 Robin Givens is granted a divorce from Mike Tyson in the Dominican Republic

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Feb 16 Actress Jane Fonda and activist Tom Hayden separate after 16 years of marriage

Actress Jane Fonda
Actress
Jane Fonda

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Feb 3 John Cassavetes, Greek-American actor, film director, and screenwriter (Dirty Dozen, Rosemary's Baby), dies at 59
  • Feb 5 Joe Raposa, American composer and songwriter (Sesame Street), dies at 51
  • Feb 6 Andre Cayatte, French filmmaker, dies at 80
  • Feb 11 George O'Hanlon, american actor and director (Bop Girl, Zamba), dies at 71
  • Feb 22 Joan Woodbury, American actress (Super Sleuth, Northwest Trail), dies at 73
  • Feb 27 Joseph "Joe" Silver, American actor (Lenny, Mr I Magination), dies of liver cancer at 66