On This Day in Film & TV for February 13

Events in Film & TV

  • 1955 KRCG TV channel 13 in Jefferson City, MO (CBS) begins broadcasting

Music releaseMusic Recording

1961 Frank Sinatra launches Reprise label under Warner Bros Records

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra
  • 1970 16th National Film Awards (India): "Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne" wins the Golden Lotus

Film release premierFilm Release

1972 "Cabaret", directed by Bob Fosse, based on the musical of the same name and starring Liza Minnelli and Michael York, is released

Singer & Actress Liza Minnelli
Singer & Actress
Liza Minnelli

Music releaseAlbum Release

1996 Rapper Tupac Shakur releases his 4th studio album 'All Eyez on Me'

Rap Musician and Actor Tupac Shakur
Rap Musician and Actor
Tupac Shakur
  • 2011 64th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "The King's Speech" Best Film, David Fincher Best Director

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2017 Harrison Ford involved in a near miss while flying a plane at John Wayne Airport, Orange County


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1895 Fred Essler, Austrian actor (Unsinkable Molly Brown, Saratoga Trunk), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1973)
  • 1908 Pauline Frederick, journalist/correspondent (UN, NBC TV)
  • 1911 Jean Muir Fullarton, actress
  • 1912 French J Van den Brande, Flemish actor
  • 1912 Margaretta Scott, actress (Crescendo, Where's Charley, Counterblast)
  • 1915 Lyle Betther, actor (Harry-Grand Jury, Lone Ranger), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1916 James Griffith, actor (Sheriff of Cochise), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1917 Polly Rose, actress (Myrtle-Love That Jill)
  • 1919 Tennessee Ernie Ford, country music singer and actor (Sixteen Tons), born in Bristol, Tennessee (d. 1991)
  • 1932 Susan Oliver, American actress (d. 1990)
  • 1933 Caroline Blakiston, actress (At Bertram's Hotel)
  • 1933 Kim Novak, [Marilyn], American actress (Vertigo, Of Human Bondage), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1934 George Segal, actor/banjo player (Carbon Copy, Fun with Dick & Jane)
  • 1937 Susan Oliver, American actress (Ann-Peyton Place, Star Trek-Cage), born in NYC, New York
  • 1938 Oliver Reed, actor (Big Sleep), born in London, England
  • 1941 Bo Svenson, Goteborg Sweden, actor (North Dallas 40, Walking Tall)
  • 1942 Carol Lynley, American actress (Night Stalker, Fantasy Island, Immortal), born in NYC, New York
  • 1942 Peter Tork, American musician and actor (The Monkees)
  • 1944 Stockard Channing, American actress (Grease, Big Bus, Without a Trace), born in NYC, New York
  • 1944 Oduvil Unnikrishnan, Indian actor (d. 2006)
  • 1946 Louis Kondos, Greek actor
  • 1950 Ewa Aulin, Swedish actress (Candy, Fiorina La Vacca), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1951 David Naughton, actor (My Sister Sam, Separate Vacations), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1953 Sharon Wyatt, Lebanon Tenn, actress (Tiffany-General Hospital)
  • 1956 Richard Eden, actor (Brick-Santa Barbara, Solar Crisis, Robocop)
  • 1958 Pernilla August, Swedish actress
  • 1958 Tip Tipping, British actor and stuntman (d. 1993)
  • 1960 Matt Salinger, actor (Capt America, Deadly Deception), born in Windsor, Vermont
  • 1963 Roberta Vasquez, playmate (November, 1984), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1964 Mark Patton, American actor
  • 1965 Stephen Manley, actor (Donny-Married the 1st Year), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1966 Tally Chanel, actress (Warrior Queen), born in Tel Aviv, Israel
  • 1978 Mini Anden, Swedish model and actress
  • 1979 Mena Suvari, American actress
  • 1985 Kwak Ji-min, South Korean actress
  • 1989 Carly McKillip, Canadian actress

Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1940 Actress Lana Turner marries bandleader Artie Shaw

HeartWedding of Interest

1983 Jerry Lewis marries 2nd wife dancer SanDee Pitnick

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1968 Mae Marsh, actress (Birth of a Nation, Intolerance), dies at 72
  • 1975 Dagmar Godowsky, actress (Common Law, Red Lights), dies at 78
  • 1976 Lily Pons, French opera singer (Met Opera) and actress (That Girl From Paris), dies at 71
  • 1977 Jack Gardner, actor (Wild Bill Hickok, 3 Russian Girls), dies at 77
  • 1979 Jean Renoir, actor and director (Rules of the Game), dies at 84
  • 1980 David Janssen, [Meyer], actor (Fugitive, Harry O), dies at 49
  • 1983 Marian Nixon, actress (Dr Bull, Sweepstakes), dies of cancer at 78
  • 1990 Ken Lynch, actor (Paratroop Command, Legend of Tom Dooley), dies at 79
  • 1991 Bernard Sauer, Yiddish actor, dies of heart attack at 67
  • 1991 Eddie Bartell, actor (Every Night at Eight), dies at 83
  • 1996 Martin Balsam, actor (Archie's Place), dies at 76
  • 2006 Andreas Katsulas, Greek-American actor (b. 1946)
  • 2007 Johanna Sällström, Swedish actress (b. 1974)
  • 2011 T. P. McKenna, Irish actor (Rivals, Holocaust), dies at 81
  • 2014 Ralph Waite, White Plains NY, American actor, director and political candidate (John Walton Snr. in The Waltons)
  • 2017 Seijun Suzuki, Japanese cult film director, dies at 93