February 1996 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Feb 2 Ali Landry, 22, (Louisiana), crowned 45th Miss USA

Music releaseAlbum Release

Feb 13 Rapper Tupac Shakur releases his 4th studio album 'All Eyez on Me'

Rap Musician and Actor Tupac Shakur
Rap Musician and Actor
Tupac Shakur

Film release premierFilm Release

Feb 23 "Trainspotting" directed by Danny Boyle based on the book by Irvine Welsh, starring Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle and Jonny Lee Miller opens in cinemas in the UK and Ireland

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 27 American film production company "Happy Madison Productions" is founded by Adam Sandler

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Feb 9 Jimmy Bennett, American actor
  • Feb 17 Sasha Pieterse, South African child actress
  • Feb 21 Sophie Turner, English actress (Game of Thrones), born in Northampton

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Feb 14 Secretary of Defense and former US Senator William Cohen of Maine (56) weds Black Entertainment Television host Janet Langhart (54) at United States Capitol in Washington, D.C.
  • Feb 15 Chinese actress Gong Li (30) weds Singapore-born businessman Ooi Hoe Seong (46) at Singapore's Registry of Marriages

Divorces in Film & TV

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Feb 22 Actress Halle Berry files for divorce from David Justice

Actress Halle Berry
Halle Berry
MLB Outfielder David Justice
MLB Outfielder
David Justice

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Feb 2 Gene Kelly, American actor and dancer (Singin' in the Rain), dies at 83
  • Feb 3 Audrey Meadows, actress (Alice-Honeymooners), dies at 69
  • Feb 5 Peter Pooley, broadcaster, dies at 84
  • Feb 6 Guy Madison, actor (Wild Bill Hickok), dies at 74
  • Feb 6 Ronald Fletcher, British broadcaster (Barbara with Braden, Bomber Harris), dies at 85
  • Feb 9 Gerald Savory, actor playwright/TV producer (3 Weeks), dies at 86
  • Feb 11 Phil Regan, actor (Las Vegas Night, Dames, Housewife), dies at 88
  • Feb 13 Martin Balsam, actor (Archie's Place), dies at 76
  • Feb 15 Margaret Courtenay, actress (Royal Flash, Duet for One), dies at 72
  • Feb 15 McLean Stevenson, American actor (M*A*S*H, Hello Larry), dies of a heart attack at 66
  • Feb 15 Tommy Rettig, actor (Lassie)/computer programmer (Clipper), dies at 54
  • Feb 15 Tommy Rettig, American actor (Jeff's Collie, Lassie), dies of a heart attack at 54
  • Feb 16 Roger Bowen, actor (M*A*S*H, Main Event, What about Bob), dies at 62
  • Feb 17 [Elsie] Evelyn Laye, actress/singer (Sun Child), dies at 95
  • Feb 19 Brenda Bruce, actress (December Bride, Nightmare), dies at 77
  • Feb 20 Michael Herford Wooller, TV/film producer, dies at 69
  • Feb 25 Haing S Ngor, doctor/actor (Killing Fields), dies at 45
  • Feb 27 Francois Chaumette, actor (They Never Slept, Christine), dies at 72