On This Day in Film & TV for February 10

Events in Film & TV

Film release premierFilm Premier

1939 "Stagecoach" western film directed by John Ford, starring Claire Trevor and John Wayne, premieres in Miami

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1940 "Tom & Jerry" cartoon created by William Hanna & Joseph Barbera debut by MGM

Animator William Hanna
William Hanna
Animator Joseph Barbera
Joseph Barbera
  • 1956 "My Friend Flicka" premieres on CBS (later NBC) TV
  • 1964 WBGU TV channel 27 in Bowling Green, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1972 BBC bans "Give Ireland Back to the Irish" by Wings
  • 1978 U.S. premiere of "Blue Collar", Paul Schrader's first film direction
  • 1989 To gain deregulation WWF admits pro wrestling is an exhibition & not a sport, in a NJ court
  • 1990 6th Largest wrestling crowd (63,900-Tokyo Dome)

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1993 "Michael Jackson Talks To Oprah Winfrey" airs on ABC & drew an astounding 39.3 rating/56 share, 90 million people

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
  • 1995 Chelsi Smith, 21, (Texas), crowned 44th Miss USA
  • 1997 13th Soap Opera Digest Awards - General Hospital wins
  • 2008 61st British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "Atonement" Best Film, Ethan and Joel Coen Best Director

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

2013 66th British Academy Awards:" Argo", Ben Affleck, Daniel Day-Lewis and Emmanuelle Riva win

  • 2013 66th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "Argo" Best Film, Ben Affleck Best Director
  • 2015 Comedian Jon Stewart announces he will be leaving "The Daily Show" at the end of the year

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1890 Cor Ruys, Dutch actor (Princess Stage, The Cross-Patch), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1952)
  • 1892 Alan Hale Sr., American actor (Little John-The Adventures of Robin Hood), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1950)
  • 1893 Jimmy Durante, American long-nosed comedian (and goodnight Mrs Calabash), born in NYC, New York
  • 1894 Roy D'Arcy [Roy Giusti}, American actor (Warning Shadows, Revolt of Zombies), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1969)
  • 1896 Olin Howlin, American actor (Gone with the Wind, Them!, Circus Boy), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1959)
  • 1898 Judith Anderson [Frances Margaret Anderson], Australian actress (Laura, Rebecca, Tycoon), born in Adelaide, South Australia (d. 1992)
  • 1898 Robert Keith [Rolland Keith Richey], American actor (Guys and Dolls, The Wild One, Battle Circus, Branded, Wild One), born in in Fowler, Indiana (d. 1966)
  • 1901 Stella Adler, American actress (My Girl Tisa), born in NYC, New York (d. 1992)
  • 1904 John Farrow, Australian director and actor (Botany Bay, Wake Island), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 1963)
  • 1905 John Dierkes, American actor (Shane, Daughter of Dr Jekyll, Hanging Tree), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1975)
  • 1906 Erik Rhodes [Ernest Sharpe], American actor (Top Hat, Night at the Ritz), born in El Reno, Indian Territory (d. 1990)
  • 1906 Lon Chaney Jr, American actor (Hawkeye, Pistols 'n' Petticoats), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 1973)
  • 1910 Douglas Spencer, actor (Thing, This Island Earth, River of No Return)
  • 1910 Joyce Grenfell, British actress (Pickwick Papers, Americanization of Emily), born in London, England (d. 1979)
  • 1913 Philippa Bevans, actress (Notorious Landlady, World of Henry Orient)
  • 1922 Neva Patterson, Iowa, actress (Governor & JJ, Doc Elliot, Nichols)
  • 1930 Robert Wagner, actor (It Takes a Thief, Hart to Hart), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1931 Doug Young, American voice actor
  • 1937 Don Wilson, rock guitarist (Ventures-Walk Don't Run, Batman Theme)
  • 1941 Michael Apted, director/researcher (Granada TV)
  • 1949 Harold Sylvester, American actor
  • 1955 Chris Adams, British pro wrestler and judoka (d. 2001)
  • 1955 Jim Cramer, American television personality
  • 1959 Tonga, [Uliuli Fifita], wrestler (WCW/WAR/WWF, Ming, Haku, Islanders)
  • 1960 Robert Addie, British actor (d. 2003)
  • 1961 Alexander Payne, American film director (Sideways), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1964 Francesca Neri, Trento Italy, actress (Ages of Lulu)
  • 1964 Glenn Beck, American radio and television host
  • 1965 Marjolein Macrander, Dutch actress (Drowned)
  • 1965 Mario Jean, Quebec comedian and television actor
  • 1967 Laura Dern, American actress (Jurassic Park, Mask, Smooth Talk), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1968 Atika Suri, Indonesian television newscaster
  • 1969 Laurie Dhue, American television personality
  • 1971 Louie Spicolli, American wrestler (d. 1998)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1974 Elizabeth Banks, American actress (The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Man on a Ledge), born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts

  • 1977 Stephanie Ann Foisy, Miss America-NH (1996), born in Concord, New Hampshire
  • 1981 Holly Willoughby, British TV presenter
  • 1984 Kim Hyo-jin, South Korean actress
  • 1986 Yui Ichikawa, Japanese actress and model
  • 1991 Emma Roberts, American actress
  • 1994 Makenzie Vega, American actress
  • 1997 Chloe Grace Moretz, American actress (Kick-Ass), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 2000 Yara Shahidi, American actress ( Black-ish), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1934 British-born actor "North by Northwest" Cary Grant (30) weds "City Lights" actress Virginia Cherrill (26)

HeartWedding of Interest

2001 Singer-comedian Weird Al Yankovic (41) weds Suzanne Krajewski

Parody Singer and Comedian Weird Al Yankovic
Parody Singer and Comedian
Weird Al Yankovic

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 2011 Former Playboy model Camille Donatacci (42) divorces "Frazier" actor-comedian Kelsey Grammer (56) due to irreconcilable differences after 14 years of marriage

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1958 Billy Vine, actor (54th Street Revue), dies at 42
  • 1983 Eduard Franz, American actor (Zorro), dies at 80
  • 1984 David Von Erich, professional wrestler (b. 1958)
  • 1986 Brian Aherne, British actor (I Confess, Titanic, Juarez), dies at 83
  • 1992 Meade Roberts, screenwriter, dies of congestive heart failure at 61
  • 1992 Wim Ramaker, Dutch director/writer (On Death Track), dies
  • 1993 Joy Garrett, actress (Days of Our Live), dies of liver failure at 47
  • 2000 Jim Varney, American actor (b. 1949)
  • 2003 Curt Hennig, American professional wrestler (b. 1959)
  • 2004 Guy Provost, Quebec actor (b. 1925)
  • 2007 Ned Austin, American character actor (b. 1925)
  • 2007 Jung Da Bin, South Korean actress (b. 1980)
  • 2008 Roy Scheider, American Actor (b. 1932)

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2014 Shirley Temple, American actress and diplomat, famous 1930s child star (Bright Eyes, Heidi), dies of natural causes at 85

Actress and Diplomat Shirley Temple
Actress and Diplomat
Shirley Temple