On This Day

February 1990 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Feb 5 Notre Dame becomes 1st team to sell its game to a major network (NBC)
  • Feb 8 "60 Minutes" commentator Andy Rooney suspended by CBS for racial remarks attributed to him by a gay magazine
  • Feb 9 "Bradys" return to TV for 6 episodes on CBS TV
  • Feb 9 40th Berlin International Film Festival: "Music Box" and "Larks on a String" win the Golden Bear (tie)
  • Feb 10 6th Largest wrestling crowd (63,900-Tokyo Dome)

Music awardsGrammy Awards

Feb 21 "The Batman Theme" by Danny Elfman wins Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Composition at 32nd Annual Grammy Awards

Composer Danny Elfman
Composer
Danny Elfman
  • Feb 25 On a BBC taped interview, rock star Stevie Nicks breaks down, saying that she will never have children & no man can stand her for long

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Feb 4 Zach King, American internet personality (TikTok, YouTube), filmmaker and illusionist, born in Portland, Oregon
  • Feb 7 Seán McLoughlin [Jacksepticeye], Irish Youtuber, born in Athlone, Ireland
  • Feb 9 Camille Winbush, American actress
  • Feb 11 Q'orianka Kilcher, American actress & activist (The New World), born in Schweigmatt, Germany

Person of interestEl Rubius

Feb 13 El Rubius [Rubén Doblas Gundersen], Spanish YouTube star (6th most subscribed channel), born in Mijas, Spain

YouTube Star El Rubius
YouTube Star
El Rubius

Weddings in Film & TV


LoveWedding of Interest

Feb 5 Actor Rowan Atkinson (35) weds Sunetra Sastry in New York

Actor and Comedian Rowan Atkinson
Actor and Comedian
Rowan Atkinson

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Feb 2 Joel Fluellen, American actor (Porgy and Bess, Burning Cross, Learning Tree), commits suicide at 82
  • Feb 4 Whipper Billy Watson, Canadian professional wrestler, dies at 74
  • Feb 6 Jane Novak, silent screen actress (Ghost Town), dies of stroke at 94
  • Feb 6 John Merivale, actor (Caltiki), dies
  • Feb 13 Ken Lynch, actor (Paratroop Command, Legend of Tom Dooley), dies at 79
  • Feb 14 Jean Wallace, [Walasek], actress (Big Combo), dies of hemorrhage at 66
  • Feb 15 Henry Brandon [Heinrich von Kleinbach], German-American actor (The Searchers, Assault on Precinct 13, Drums of Fu Manchu), dies from a heart attack at 77
  • Feb 15 Jack Fletcher, American actor (Calucci's Department, Once Upon a Mattress), dies of heart attack at 68
  • Feb 17 Erik Rhodes [Ernest Sharpe], American actor (Top Hat, Night at the Ritz), dies of pneumonia at 84
  • Feb 17 Marc Clement, actor (Career Opportunities, Sluggers Wife), dies
  • Feb 18 Hulk, fictional character in "Death of Incredible Hulk" on NBC, dies
  • Feb 22 Stephen Burns, American actor (Casey's Shadow), dies from AIDS complications at 35
  • Feb 28 Fabia Drake, actress (Nice Girl Like Me), dies at 86