On This Day

February 2008 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Feb 7 58th Berlin International Film Festival: "Elite Squad" wins the Golden Bear
  • Feb 10 61st British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "Atonement" Best Film, Ethan and Joel Coen Best Director
  • Feb 14 39th NAACP Image Awards: "The Great Debaters" wins Outstanding Motion Picture
  • Feb 19 Toshiba announces its formal recall of its HD DVD video format, ending the format war between it and Sony's Blu-Ray Disc
  • Feb 23 28th Golden Raspberry Awards: "I Know Who Killed Me" wins

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

Feb 24 80th Academy Awards: "No Country for Old Men", Daniel Day-Lewis & Marion Cotillard win


Weddings in Film & TV

  • Feb 2 Singer-actress Katharine McPhee (23) weds producer Nick Cokas (42) at the Beverly Hills Presbyterian Church in Beverly Hills, California

LoveWedding of Interest

Feb 2 23rd French Republic President Nicolas Sarkozy (53) weds supermodel-turned-singer Carla Bruni (39) at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France

President of France Nicolas Sarkozy
President of France
Nicolas Sarkozy
  • Feb 19 "The Lord of The Rings" actor Sean Bean (49) weds actress Georgina Sutcliffe (29) at Marylebone Registry Office in central London

Divorces in Film & TV


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Feb 22 "Baywatch" actress Pamela Anderson (40) divorces Rick Salomon (39) due to irreconcilable differences only 2 months after getting married


Deaths in Film & TV

  • Feb 1 Shell Kepler [Michelle Alaine Kepler], American actress (General Hospital), dies from renal failure at 49
  • Feb 2 Katoucha, Guinean model and activist (b. 1960)
  • Feb 2 Herbert "Barry" Morse, British-Canadian actor (The Fugitive, Space: 1999, Winds of War), dies at 89
  • Feb 7 Tamara Desni [Brodsky], German-born British actress (The Green Finger, Hell's Cargo), dies from natural causes at 97
  • Feb 8 Eva Dahlbeck, Swedish actress (Brink of Life, Dreams, A Lesson in Love), dies of infection and Alzheimer's disease at 87
  • Feb 10 Roy Scheider, American actor (Jaws, The French Connection, Marathon Man, Paper Lion), dies at 75
  • Feb 12 Oscar Brodney, American screenwriter (b. 1907)
  • Feb 14 Perry Lopez, American actor (Chinatown, Death Wish 4), dies at 78
  • Feb 15 Ashley Callie, South African actress (b. 1976)
  • Feb 18 Mihaela Mitrache, Romanian actress, (b. 1955)
  • Feb 19 Lydia Shum, Hong Kong comedian and actress (b. 1945)
  • Feb 20 Emily Perry, English Actress (b. 1907)
  • Feb 21 Ben Chapman, American actor (b. 1928)