On This Day

February 2003 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

#1 in the Charts

Feb 2 Jennifer Lopez starts a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'All I Have'

Music History

Feb 3 Actress Lana Clarkson is shot and killed by Phil Spector at Spector's house in Alhambra, California

  • Feb 6 53rd Berlin International Film Festival: "In This World" wins the Golden Bear

Television Debut

Feb 21 Bill Maher's political talk show "Real Time with Bill Maher" debuts on HBO

  • Feb 23 49th National Film Awards (India): "Dweepa" wins the Golden Lotus

BAFTA Awards

Feb 23 56th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "The Pianist" Best Film, Roman Polanski Best Director


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Feb 20 Olivia Rodrigo, American actress and singer-songwriter ("Driver's License"), born in Temecula, California

Weddings in Film & TV

Paul Rudd

Feb 23 Actor Paul Rudd (33) weds publicist Julie Yaeger

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Feb 3 Lana Clarkson, American actress, shot and killed by Phil Spector at 40
  • Feb 9 Vera Ralston [Věra Helena Hrubá], Czech figure skater and actress (Dakota, Accused of Murder), dies of cancer at 83
  • Feb 10 Curt Hennig, American professional wrestler, dies at 44
  • Feb 13 Stacy Keach, Sr., American actor (Pretty Woman; The Parallax View), dies at 88
  • Feb 22 Daniel Taradash, American screenwriter (b. 1913)
  • Feb 24 Walter Scharf, American film composer, dies at 92
  • Feb 25 Alberto Sordi, Italian actor (Miser, Taxi Driver in NY, Me and Caterina), dies of cancer at 82

Fred Rogers

Feb 27 Fred Rogers, American children's TV host (Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood) dies at age 74