On This Day

February 1991 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Music release#1 in the Charts

Feb 2 Sting scores his second UK #1 album with 'The Soul Cages'

Singer and Actor Sting
Singer and Actor
Sting

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 4 Alex Trebek becomes first person to host three American game shows at the same time (Jeopardy!, Classic Concentration, To Tell the Truth)

TV Host of Jeopardy! Alex Trebek
TV Host of Jeopardy!
Alex Trebek

Film release premierFilm Release

Feb 14 "The Silence of the Lambs" film based on the book by Thomas Harris, directed by Jonathan Demme and starring Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins, is released (Best Picture 1992)

  • Feb 15 41st Berlin International Film Festival: "The House of Smiles" wins the Golden Bear
  • Feb 22 Kelli McCarty, 21, (Kansas), crowned 40th Miss USA

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 25 Bruce McNall, Wayne Gretzky and John Candy buy CFL's Toronto Argonauts

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
Actor and Comedian John Candy
Actor and Comedian
John Candy

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Feb 7 Rachel Sibner, American actress
  • Feb 10 Emma Roberts, American actress, born in Rhinebeck, New York

Person of interestBonnie Wright

Feb 17 Bonnie Wright, British actress (Ginny Weasley in "Harry Potter" franchise), born in London, England

Actress Bonnie Wright
Actress
Bonnie Wright
  • Feb 28 Sarah Bolger, Irish actress, born in Dublin, Ireland

Weddings in Film & TV


LoveWedding of Interest

Feb 14 Actress Meg Ryan (29) weds actor Dennis Quaid (37)

Actress Meg Ryan
Actress
Meg Ryan

LoveWedding of Interest

Feb 22 Actor Bill Bixby (57) weds Laura Michael (32)

Actor Bill Bixby
Actor
Bill Bixby

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Feb 1 Carol Dempster, American film actress (Sally of Sawdust, America), dies at 89
  • Feb 1 Jimmy MacDonald, Scottish-American voice actor (Mickey Mouse), dies at 84
  • Feb 3 Nancy Kulp, American actress (The Beverly Hillbillies, The Aristocats, Shane), dies of cancer at 69
  • Feb 4 Bob Leslie, actor (Cinderella, Mako: Jaws of Death), dies at 64
  • Feb 5 Dean Jagger, American actor (White Christmas, Vanishing Point), dies at about 87
  • Feb 6 Danny Thomas, comedian (Jazz Singer), dies of a heart attack at 79
  • Feb 7 Dick Winslow, American actor (Tom Sawyer, Mutiny on the Bounty), dies at 75
  • Feb 13 Bernard Sauer, Yiddish actor, dies of heart attack at 67
  • Feb 13 Eddie Bartell, actor (Every Night at Eight), dies at 83
  • Feb 13 Ronald "Ron" Pickering, British athletics coach and BBC sports commentator, dies after a heart bypass operation at 60
  • Feb 15 Luis Escobar, Spanish actor (Don Juan My Love), dies at 78
  • Feb 19 Peggy Mondo, American actress (Who's Minding the Store), dies at 50
  • Feb 21 Roger Swaybill, actor/writer (Porky's II, Breaking Point), dies at 47
  • Feb 21 Nutan Bahl, Indian actress (Seema, Bandini), dies of breast cancer at 54
  • Feb 24 George Gobel, Chicago, comedian (George Gobel Show), dies at 71
  • Feb 24 Jean Rogers, actress (Flash Gordon, Hot Cargo), dies at 74