On This Day

Year 2021 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Feb 28 78th Golden Globes: Best film "Nomadland" (drama), "Borat" (comedy), Best TV series "The Crown", Chadwick Boseman posthumously wins film Best Actor

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jan 3 Gerry Marsden, British rock vocalist and TV personality (Gerry & Pacemakers - Ferry Cross The Mersey), dies at 78 [1] [2]
  • Jan 4 Tanya Roberts, American actress (Charlie's Angels, A View to a Kill), dies at 65 [1]
  • Jan 7 Michael Apted, English director and producer (7 Up, The World is Not Enough), dies at 79 [1]

Person of interestLarry King

Jan 23 Larry King [Zeiger], American radio/TV host ("Larry King Live", CNN), dies of COVID-19 at 87 [1] [2]

TV and Radio Host Larry King
TV and Radio Host
Larry King
  • Jan 23 Hal Holbrook, American stage and screen Tony and Emmy award winning actor (All the President's Men; “Mark Twain Tonight!”), dies at 95 [1]
  • Jan 27 Cloris Leachman, American Oscar and Emmy award winning actress (The Last Picture Show; Mary Tyler Moore Show - "Phyllis"), dies at 94 [1] [2]
  • Jan 28 Cicely Tyson, American stage and screen actress (Roots; The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman), dies at 96 [1]
  • Feb 1 Dustin Diamond, American actor (Saved By Bell - "Screech"), dies of cancer at 44
  • Feb 5 Christopher Plummer, Canadian Emmy, Tony, and Oscar winning actor (Sound of Music; Cyrano; Beginners), dies at 91 [1]
  • Feb 6 Ken McCaffery, Australian rugby league centre (12 Tests; North Sydney; Queensland), broadcaster (9 Network) and administrator (North Sydney DRLFC), dies at 91
  • Feb 7 Pedro Gomez, American sports journalist (ESPN 2003-21), dies at 58
  • Feb 8 David Egerton, English rugby union #8 (7 caps; Bath Rugby) and broadcaster (BBC), dies from COVID-19 at 59
  • Feb 18 Prince Markie Dee [Mark Anthony Morales], American rapper and songwriter (Fat Boys - "Jail House Rap"; "Wipe-Out"), and actor (Disorderlies), dies at 52 [1]
  • Feb 28 Johnny Briggs, English actor (Mike Baldwin on Coronation Street), dies at 85 [1]
  • Feb 28 Irv Cross, American football cornerback (Pro Bowl 1964, 65; Philadelphia Eagles) and broadcaster (CBS), dies from ischemic cardiomyopathy at 81
  • Mar 1 Ian St John, Scottish soccer forward (21 caps; Motherwell; Liverpool 425 games), manager (Motherwell, Portsmouth) and broadcaster (ITV: Saint and Greavsie), dies from cancer at 82