On This Day

February 1997 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Feb 5 Brook Lee from Hawaii, crowned 46th Miss USA (en route to Miss Universe)
  • Feb 8 28th NAACP Image Awards: "A Time to Kill" wins Outstanding Motion Picture
  • Feb 9 11th American Comedy Award: Debbie Reynolds wins

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Feb 9 Fox cartoon series "The Simpsons" airs 167th episode; longest-running animated series in cartoon history

Fictional TV Character Homer Simpson
Fictional TV Character
Homer Simpson
Actor Hank Azaria
Hank Azaria
  • Feb 10 13th Soap Opera Digest Awards - General Hospital wins

Film release premierBerlin Film Festival

Feb 13 47th Berlin International Film Festival: "The People vs. Larry Flynt" wins the Golden Bear

Magazine Publisher Larry Flynt
Magazine Publisher
Larry Flynt

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Feb 23 NBC TV shows "Schindler's List" completely uncensored, 65M watch

Cinematographer Janusz Kamiński
Janusz Kamiński
  • Feb 28 The North Hollywood shootout takes place.

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Feb 10 Chloe Grace Moretz, American actress (Kick-Ass), born in Atlanta, Georgia

Weddings in Film & TV

LoveWedding of Interest

Feb 2 "American Idol" judge Paula Abdul (34) weds sportswear designer Brad Beckerman at The Beverly Hills Four Seasons Hotel

Singer & Judge of American Idol Paula Abdul
Singer & Judge of American Idol
Paula Abdul

LoveWedding of Interest

Feb 22 Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez (27) weds Ojani Noa on the grounds of a friend's Miami home

Singer and Actress Jennifer Lopez
Singer and Actress
Jennifer Lopez

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Feb 1 Thelma Moss, American actress & psychologist, dies at 78
  • Feb 1 Marjorie Reynolds [Goodspeed], American actress & dancer (Holiday Inn, Life of Riley), dies from congestive heart disease at 79
  • Feb 2 Sanford Meisner, American actor and teacher, dies at 91
  • Feb 9 Barry Evans, actor (Dr Upton-Dr in the House), dies at 53
  • Feb 11 Don Porter, actor (Gidget), dies at 84
  • Feb 13 Antonius "Ton" Lensink, Dutch actor (Rituelen), dies at 74
  • Feb 16 Arthur Hewlett, British actor (The Pied Piper), dies at 89
  • Feb 19 Leo Rosten, American writer and humourist (Joys of Yiddish), dies at 88
  • Feb 22 Frank Launder, director/scriptwriter, dies at 91
  • Feb 24 Isabelle Harriet Lucas, Canadian-born British actress and singer (Outland, Comics), dies at 69
  • Feb 26 David Doyle, American actor (Charlie's Angels, Rugrats), dies of a heart attack at 67