On This Day

February 1994 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Feb 4 10th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Lives wins
  • Feb 5 "Where On Earth Is Carmen San Diego," debuts on Fox TV
  • Feb 7 American actor and singer Jim Nabors (Gomer Pyle, USMC) undergoes a liver transplant

Sports History

Feb 8 Jack Nicholson uses a golf club to attack a car

  • Feb 8 "Sátántangó", Hungarian film directed by Béla Tarr, starring Mihály Víg, Putyi Horváth, is released
  • Feb 10 44th Berlin International Film Festival: "In the Name of the Father" wins the Golden Bear
  • Feb 11 Lu Parker, (South Carolina), crowned 43rd Miss USA
  • Feb 12 Model Anna Nicole Smith hospitalized for drug overdose

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Feb 1 Julia Garner, American Actress (Ozark), born in New York City
  • Feb 10 Makenzie Vega, American actress, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 11 Dominic Janes, American actor, born in Tucson, Arizona
  • Feb 14 Paul Butcher, American actor, born in Los Angeles, California

Dakota Fanning

Feb 23 Dakota Fanning, American actress (I Am Sam, Man of Fire), born in Conyers, Georgia

  • Feb 26 Creason Carbo Moss, daughter of American actor Ronn Moss

Weddings in Film & TV

Jean-Claude Van Damme

Feb 3 Actor Jean-Claude Van Damme (32) weds Darcy Lapier (28) in Bangkok

  • Feb 18 Actor Joe Pantoliano (41) weds model Nancy Sheppard (31)
  • Feb 26 Actor Dolph Lundgren (34) weds Anette Qviberg in Stockholm

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Feb 1 Olan Soule, American actor (My 3 Sons, Captain Midnight, Arnie), dies of lung cancer at 83
  • Feb 2 Stephen Barclay, actor (Pride of the Plains), dies at 75
  • Feb 4 Jan Veldkamp, Dutch geophysicist and director (KNMI), dies at 84
  • Feb 6 Joseph Cotten, American actor (Citizen Kane, The Third Man, Airport 77, Hearse), dies from pneumonia at 88
  • Feb 6 Gwendoline "Gwen" Watford, British actress (Present Laughter, Cleopatra, Taste the Blood of Dracula), dies from cancer at 66
  • Feb 8 Ken Hall, Australian director and producer (Kokoda front line), dies at 92
  • Feb 11 William Conrad [John Cann], American actor (The Killers, Bullwinkle Show, Cannon), dies of a heart attack at 73
  • Feb 11 Sorrell Booke, American actor (Boss Hogg in Dukes of Hazard), dies of colorectal cancer at 64
  • Feb 15 Tiger Haynes, American actor (Moscow on the Hudson, Cosby Show), dies at 79
  • Feb 15 Maria Britneva, Russian actress (A Room with a View, Maurice), dies of heart failure 72
  • Feb 19 Derek Jarman, actor and director (Tempest), dies of AIDS at 52
  • Feb 19 Fausto Bara, Mexican-American actor (The Renegades - "Gaucho"), dies of AIDS at 42

Dinah Shore

Feb 24 Dinah Shore, American singer (See the USA in a Chevrolet), actress and TV personality (Dinah Shore Show, Nabisco DS Championship), dies of ovarian cancer at 76

Singer, Actress and TV Personality Dinah Shore
Singer, Actress and TV Personality
Dinah Shore
  • Feb 25 Wladyslaw Sila Lawyer Adviser to Solidarity-Nowicki, dies at 80
  • Feb 26 William Melvin "Bill" Hicks, American stand-up comedian and social critic, dies of pancreatic cancer at 32