On This Day in Film & TV for February 12

Events in Film & TV

  • 1906 George M. Cohan's musical "George Washington" premieres in NYC
  • 1914 "The Squaw Man", 1st feature-length film shot in Hollywood, directed by Cecil B. DeMille and Oscar Apfel, is released in the US
  • 1932 Sonja Henie of Norway wins her 2nd of 3 consecutive Olympic gold medals in women’s figure skating at the Lake Placid Winter Games; beats Austria’s Fritzi Burger into 2nd place for 2nd straight Games
  • 1955 WTVY TV channel 4 in Dothan, AL (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1965 KHFI (now KBVO) TV channel 42 in Austin, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1968 25th Golden Globes: "In the Heat of the Night", Rod Steiger, & Edith Evans win
  • 1982 32nd Berlin International Film Festival: "Veronika Voss" wins the Golden Bear
  • 1988 38th Berlin International Film Festival: "Red Sorgum" wins the Golden Bear
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