On This Day

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
  • 1981 31st Berlin International Film Festival: "Hurry, Hurry!" wins the Golden Bear
  • 1992 42nd Berlin International Film Festival: "Grand Canyon" wins the Golden Bear

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1997 47th Berlin International Film Festival: "The People vs. Larry Flynt" wins the Golden Bear

Magazine Publisher Larry Flynt
Magazine Publisher
Larry Flynt
  • 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, American actress and educator (Fugitive in the Sky, The Aldrich Family), born in Suffern, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1912 Margaretta Scott, British actress (Crescendo, Where's Charley, Counterblast), born in Westminster, London (d. 2005)
  • 1915 Lyle Bettger, American actor (The Greatest Show on Earth, Lone Ranger), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2003)
  • 1916 James Griffith, actor (Sheriff of Cochise), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1917 Polly Rose, actress (Myrtle-Love That Jill)
  • 1919 Tennessee Ernie Ford, American country music singer and actor (Sixteen Tons), born in Bristol, Tennessee (d. 1991)
  • 1932 Susan Oliver, American actress (Ann-Peyton Place, Star Trek-Cage), born in NYC, New York (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)
  • 1938 Oliver Reed, English actor (Big Sleep), born in London, England (d. 1999)
  • 1941 Bo Svenson, Swedish actor (North Dallas 40, Walking Tall), born in Goteborg, Sweden
  • 1942 Carol Lynley, American actress (Night Stalker, Fantasy Island, Immortal), born in NYC, New York
  • 1942 Peter Tork [Thorkelson], American musician and actor (The Monkees), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2019)
  • 1944 Stockard Channing, American actress (Grease, Big Bus, Without a Trace), born in NYC, New York
  • 1944 Oduvil Unnikrishnan, Indian actor, born in Wadakkancherry, India (d. 2006)
  • 1946 Louis Kondos, Greek actor, born in Athens, Greece
  • 1950 Ewa Aulin, Swedish actress (Candy, Fiorina La Vacca), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1951 David Naughton, American actor (My Sister Sam, Separate Vacations), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1953 Sharon Wyatt, American actress (Tiffany-General Hospital), born in Lebanon, Tennessee
  • 1956 Richard Eden, Canadian actor (Brick-Santa Barbara, Solar Crisis, Robocop), born in Toronto, Canada
  • 1958 Pernilla August, Swedish actress, born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1958 Tip Tipping, British actor and stuntman, born in England, United Kingdom (d. 1993)
  • 1960 Matt Salinger, American actor (Captain America, Deadly Deception), born in Windsor, Vermont
  • 1961 Henry Rollins [Henry Lawrence Garfield], American musician and actor (Big Ugly Mouth, Talking From the Box), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1963 Roberta Vasquez, American actor and model (November, 1984), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1964 Mark Patton, US interior designer and actor (A Nightmare on Elm Street, Come back to the Five and Dime), born in Kansa City, Missouri
  • 1965 Stephen Manley, American actor (Donny-Married the 1st Year), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1966 Tally Chanel, Israeli actress (Warrior Queen), born in Tel Aviv, Israel
  • 1978 Mini Andén, Swedish model and actress, born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1979 Mena Suvari, American actress, born in Newport, Rhode Island
  • 1985 Kwak Ji-min, South Korean actress, born in South Korea
  • 1989 Carly McKillip, Canadian actress, born in Vancouver, British Columbia

Person of interestEl Rubius

1990 El Rubius [Rubén Doblas Gundersen], Spanish YouTube star (6th most subscribed channel), born in Mijas, Spain

YouTube Star El Rubius
YouTube Star
El Rubius

Weddings in Film & TV


LoveWedding of Interest

1940 Actress Lana Turner (19) marries bandleader Artie Shaw (29)

Actress Lana Turner
Actress
Lana Turner

LoveWedding of Interest

1983 Jerry Lewis marries 2nd wife dancer SanDee Pitnick

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1959 William Axt, American film scores composer (The Prisoner of Zenda), dies at 70
  • 1967 Forough Farrokhzad, Iranian pre-eminent poet and film director, dies in a car crash at 32
  • 1968 Mae Marsh, actress (Birth of a Nation, Intolerance), dies at 72
  • 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
  • 1980 David Janssen, American actor (The Fugitive, Harry O), dies at 49
  • 1982 Gluyas Williams, American cartoonist (Fellows Citizen), dies at 93
  • 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
  • 1991 Ronald "Ron" Pickering, British athletics coach and BBC sports commentator, dies after a heart bypass operation at 60
  • 1996 Martin Balsam, American charaacter actor (Psycho, 12 Angry Men, Archie Bunker's Place, Catch 22), dies of a stroke at 76
  • 1997 Antonius "Ton" Lensink, Dutch actor (Rituelen), dies at 74
  • 2003 Stacy Keach, Sr., American actor (Pretty Woman, The Parallax View), dies at 88
  • 2006 Andreas Katsulas, Greek-American actor (b. 1946)
  • 2007 Johanna Sällström, Swedish actress (b. 1974)
  • 2009 Gianna Maria Canale, Italian actress (Go For Broke), dies at 81
  • 2011 T. P. McKenna [Thomas Patrick McKenna], Irish actor (Rivals, Holocaust), dies at 81
  • 2014 Ralph Waite, American actor, director and political candidate (Cool Hand Luke, The Waltons), dies at 85
  • 2017 Seijun Suzuki, Japanese cult film director, dies at 93