On This Day

On This Day in Film & TV for February 18

Events in Film & TV

  • 1905 Frank Wedekind's play "Hidalla oder Sein und Haben" (Hidalla, or Being and Having) premieres in Munich
  • 1928 Sonja Henie of Norway wins the women’s figure skating gold medal at the St. Moritz Winter Olympic Games; her first of 3 consecutive titles in the event
  • 1932 Sonja Henie wins her 6th straight World Women's figure skating title
  • 1952 4th Emmy Awards: first time awards presented based on nationwide basis, "The Red Skelton Show", Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca win
  • 1953 KOLN TV channel 10 in Lincoln, NB (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1975 2nd American Music Awards: Olivia Newton-John & John Denver win
  • 1979 Mini-series "Roots: Next Generations" premieres on ABC TV
  • 1980 30th Berlin International Film Festival: "Heartland" and "Palermo or Wolfsburg" win the Golden Bear (tie)
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1937 Actress Mary Astor (30) weds film editor Manuel del Campo (23) in Yuma, Arizona
  • 1977 British actor Peter Sellers (51) weds (his 4th time), British actress Lynne Frederick (22), in Paris, France
  • 1994 Actor Joe Pantoliano (41) weds model Nancy Sheppard (31)

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Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1895 Karl Abs, German professional wrestler (b. 1851)
  • 1938 Alida Tartaud-Klein, Dutch actress and nomination artist (Rotterdam Stage), dies at 64
  • 1963 Monte Blue, American silent film actor (Apache), dies of heart attack at 73
  • 1966 Robert Rossen, American screenwriter, producer, and director (b. 1908)
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