On This Day

February 2013 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Film release premierFilm Release

Feb 1 "House of Cards", starring Kevin Spacey as Frank Underwood and Robin Wright as his wife, is released on Netflix

Actor Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
Actress Robin Wright
Robin Wright
Actress Kate Mara
Kate Mara
  • Feb 1 44th NAACP Image Awards: "Red Tails" wins Outstanding Motion Picture
  • Feb 7 63rd Berlin International Film Festival: "Child's Pose" wins the Golden Bear

Film tv awardsBAFTA Awards

Feb 10 66th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "Argo", Ben Affleck (Director), Daniel Day-Lewis and Emmanuelle Riva win

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Feb 12 At a ceremony in Philadelphia, the NFL pays tribute to the life of the late Steve Sabol and his many contributions to the league

Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films Steve Sabol
Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films
Steve Sabol

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Feb 16 Angelina Jolie undergoes a preventive double mastectomy after learning she had an 87% risk of developing breast cancer due to a defective BRCA1 gene

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Feb 23 33rd Golden Raspberry Awards: "The Twilight saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" wins

Weddings in Film & TV

LoveWedding of Interest

Feb 23 Former "Married With Children" actress Christina Applegate (41) weds rocker Martyn LeNoble (43) in Los Angeles

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Feb 1 Paul Holmes, New Zealand radio and TV broadcaster, dies from prostate cancer and heart problems at 62
  • Feb 2 John Kerr, American actor (South Pacific, Peyton Place, Pit & Pendulum), dies at 81
  • Feb 10 W. Watts Biggers, American novelist (The Man Inside) and animator (Underdog), dies of a heart attack at 85
  • Feb 17 Richard Briers, English actor, dies from emphysema at 79
  • Feb 18 Elspet Gray, Lady Rix, Scottish actress (4 Weddings & a Funeral, Solo, Tokyo), dies at 83
  • Feb 19 Donald Richie, American-born author and (Japanese) film critic, dies at 88
  • Feb 27 Dale Robertson, American actor (Death Valley Days, Tales of Wells Fargo, The Iron Horse), dies at 89