On This Day in Film & TV for February 23

Events in Film & TV

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

1939 11th Academy Awards: "You Can’t Take It With You", Spencer Tracy & Bette Davis wins

  • 1940 Walt Disney's animated movie "Pinocchio" released

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

1950 7th Golden Globes: "All the King's Men", Broderick Crawford, & Olivia de Havilland win

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

1956 13th Golden Globes: "East of Eden", Ernest Borgnine, & Anna Magnani win

  • 1959 KVIE TV channel 6 in Sacramento-Stockton, CA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1969 WWVU (now WNPB) TV channel 24 in Morgantown, WV (PBS) 1st broadcast

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

1974 Teri Garr appears on Bob Newhart Show in "Confessions of an Orthodontist"

Comedian and Actor Bob Newhart
Comedian and Actor
Bob Newhart

Film release premierFilm Release

1996 "Trainspotting" directed by Danny Boyle based on the book by Irvine Welsh, starring Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle and Jonny Lee Miller opens in cinemas in the UK and Ireland

  • 1997 NBC TV shows "Schindler's List" completely uncensored, 65M watch
  • 2001 32nd NAACP Image Awards: "Remember the Titans" wins Outstanding Motion Picture
  • 2003 49th National Film Awards (India): "Dweepa" wins the Golden Lotus
  • 2003 56th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "The Pianist" Best Film, Roman Polanski Best Director
  • 2008 28th Golden Raspberry Awards: "I Know Who Killed Me" wins
  • 2013 33rd Golden Raspberry Awards: "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" wins

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1873 Joseph Allen Sr. American actor, born in Worcester, Massachusetts (d. 1952)
  • 1884 Frank Cellier, British actor (Quiet Wedding, Big Blockade), born in Surbiton, Surrey, England (d. 1948)
  • 1887 Cyril Delevanti, British actor (Soylent Green, The Night of the Iguana), born in London, England (d. 1975)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1889 Victor Fleming, American film director (The Wizard of Oz, Gone with the Wind), born in Pasadena, California (d. 1949)

Director Victor Fleming
Victor Fleming
  • 1889 Musidora [Jeanne Roques], French actress and director (Les vampires, Judex), born in Paris, France (d. 1957)
  • 1892 Kathleen Harrison, British actress (Fast Lady, Big Money, West 11), born in Blackburn, Lancashire, England (d. 1995)
  • 1895 Richard Goolden, British actor (Two Days to Live, School for Husbands), born in London, England (d. 1981)
  • 1899 Norman Taurog, American film director (Skippy), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1981)
  • 1915 Jon Hall, American actor (Ramar of the Jungle), born in Fresno, California (d. 1979)
  • 1917 Kenneth Tobey, actor (Chuck-Whirlybirds) [or Mar 23]
  • 1929 Eduard W "Ed" Bauer, [Eddy Evers], Dutch actor (Bluejackets)
  • 1930 Gerry Davis, British screenwriter (Dr Who), (d. 1991)
  • 1930 Imre Gyongyossy, filmmaker
  • 1930 Johnny Seven, American actor (Ironside, Amy Prentiss), born in NYC, New York
  • 1932 Majel Barrett, actress (Christine Chapel-Star Trek), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2008)
  • 1934 Linda Cristal, Argentinian actress (High Chapparal), born in Buenos Aires
  • 1938 Diane Varsi, San Mateo California, actress (Peyton Place)
  • 1938 Sylvia Chase, newscaster (ABC Weekend News, 20/20), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1940 Peter Fonda, American actor (Easy Rider, Lilith, Wild Angels, Trip), born in NYC, New York
  • 1943 Jada Rowland, American actress (Penny-Hamptons, Amy-Secret Storm), born in NYC, New York
  • 1947 Shakira Caine, Guyana, actress (Man Who be King)/Miss Guyana (1967)
  • 1951 Patricia Richardson, American actress (Double Trouble, Home Improvement), born in Bethesda, Maryland
  • 1958 Lorraine Michaels, English playmate (April, 1981), born in Canterbury
  • 1962 Melinda Mays, playmate (Feb, 1983), born in Augusta, Georgia
  • 1964 Dana Katherine Scully, fictional character (The X-Files)
  • 1965 Kristin Davis, actress (Melrose Place)
  • 1966 Marc Price, actor/comedian (Skippy-Family Ties)
  • 1967 Tamsin Greig, English actress
  • 1968 Stephanie Seymour, SD California, actress/model (Sunny Side Up)
  • 1970 Niecy Nash, American actress
  • 1971 Jason Keller, actor (Jason-Out of the Blue), born in Scarsdale, New York
  • 1971 Shane Keller, actor (Shane-Out of the Blue), born in Scarsdale, New York
  • 1971 Jeong Chan, South Korean actor
  • 1971 Melinda Messenger, English television presenter, born in Swindon, Wiltshire
  • 1975 Michael Tricario, actor (Randy-Wonder Years)
  • 1975 Michael Cornacchia, American actor
  • 1975 Natalia Verbeke, Argentine actress
  • 1976 Kelly Macdonald, British actress
  • 1982 Adam Hann-Byrd, American actor
  • 1982 Karan Singh Grover, Indian Television Actor
  • 1983 Aziz Ansari, Indian American comedian and actor (Parks and Recreation, Master of None), born in Columbia, South Carolina
  • 1983 Emily Blunt, British actress

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1994 Dakota Fanning, American actress (I Am Sam, Man of Fire), born in Conyers, Georgia

Weddings in Film & TV

HeartWedding of Interest

2003 Actor Paul Rudd (33) weds publicist Julie Yaeger

Actor Paul Rudd
Paul Rudd

HeartWedding of Interest

2013 Former "Married With Children" actress Christina Applegate (41) weds rocker Martyn LeNoble (43) in Los Angeles

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1930 Mabel Normand, actress/director (Extra Girl), dies at 35

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1965 Stan Laurel, British comedian (Laurel & Hardy films), dies of a heart attack at 74

Comedian and Actor Stan Laurel
Comedian and Actor
Stan Laurel
  • 1974 Florence Rice, American actress (Fast Company, Double Wedding, Riding on Air), dies from lung cancer at 67
  • 1976 John Forest "Fuzzy" Knight, American actor (Oklahoma Annie, Cowby & the Lady), dies at 74
  • 1987 Esmond Knight, British actor (Hamlet, Sleeping Murder), dies from a heart attack at 80
  • 1992 Jacquelyn Hyde, actress (Dark, House of Terror), dies at 61
  • 1993 Edwin Louis Battle, actor (Almost Blue, Chase), dies of stroke at 33
  • 1998 Philip Abbott, actor (Arthur Ward-FBI), dies at 74
  • 2001 Robert Enrico, French film director and screenwriter (b. 1931)
  • 2004 Vijay Anand, Indian film director (b. 1934)
  • 2006 Benno Besson, Swiss actor and film director (b. 1922)