On This Day

February 1996 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Feb 2 Ali Landry, 22, (Louisiana), crowned 45th Miss USA
  • Feb 15 46th Berlin International Film Festival: "Sense and Sensibility" wins the Golden Bear

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Feb 15 Tamil romantic comedy film "Poove Unakkaga" released directed by Vikraman, starring Sangita and Vijay in his breakthrough role

Actor and Singer Vijay
Actor and Singer
Vijay

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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, England

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
Actress
Halle Berry
MLB Outfielder David Justice
MLB Outfielder
David Justice

Deaths in Film & TV


Person of interestGene Kelly

Feb 2 Gene Kelly, American actor (An American in Paris, Going My Way) and dancer (Singin' in the Rain), dies of a stroke at 83

Actor and Dancer Gene Kelly
Actor and Dancer
Gene Kelly
  • Feb 2 Shamus Culhane, animator, dies at 87
  • Feb 3 Audrey Meadows [Cotter], American actress (The Honeymooners, The Jackie Gleason Show), dies of lung cancer at 69
  • Feb 5 Peter Pooley, broadcaster, dies at 84
  • Feb 6 Guy Madison [Robert Moseley], American actor (Wild Bill Hickok), dies of emphysema at 74
  • Feb 6 Ronald Fletcher, British broadcaster (Barbara with Braden, Bomber Harris), dies at 85
  • Feb 9 Gerald Savory, British actor playwright and TV producer (Heart of the Matter), dies at 86
  • Feb 11 Phil Regan, American actor (Las Vegas Night, Dames, Housewife), dies at 88
  • Feb 13 Martin Balsam, American charaacter actor (Psycho, 12 Angry Men, Archie Bunker's Place, Catch 22), dies of a stroke at 76
  • Feb 15 Margaret Courtenay, Welsh actress, singer and entertainer (Royal Flash, Duet for One), dies of cancer 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, American actor (Jeff's Collie, Lassie), dies of a heart attack at 54
  • Feb 16 Roger Bowen, American 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, Cambodian-American obstetrician, author, refugee and actor (The Killing Fields), murdered at 55
  • Feb 27 Francois Chaumette, French actor (Le Bossu, They Never Slept, Christine), dies at 72
  • Feb 29 Wes Farrell, American songwriter (The Partridge Family), dies of cancer at 56