On This Day

On This Day in Film & TV for February 24

Events in Film & TV

Film tv awardsGolden Globes

1955 12th Golden Globes: "On The Waterfront", Marlon Brando, & Judy Garland win

Film tv awardsGolden Globes

1969 26th Golden Globes: "The Lion in Winter", Peter O'Toole, & Joanne Woodward win

Film release premierFilm Premier

1969 "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" film based on novel by Muriel Spark directed by Ronald Neame, starring Maggie Smith (Academy Award Best Actress) premieres in London

Actress Maggie Smith
Maggie Smith
Author Muriel Spark
Muriel Spark
  • 1970 KVDO TV channel 3 in Salem, OR (IND) begins broadcasting

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1985 Yul Brynner reprised his role in "The King & I"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1987 Radio personality Larry King suffers a heart attack

TV and Radio Host Larry King
TV and Radio Host
Larry King

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1989 Margaret Ray found in David Letterman's home, claims to be his wife

Comedian and Television Host David Letterman
Comedian and Television Host
David Letterman

Music awardsGrammy Awards

1999 41st Grammy Awards: My Heart Will Go On (Love Theme From Titanic), Lauryn Hill wins

Singer-Songwriter Lauryn Hill
Lauryn Hill

Film tv awardsBAFTA Awards

2002 55th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" Best Film, Peter Jackson Best Director

Film Director Peter Jackson
Film Director
Peter Jackson
Actress Liv Tyler
Liv Tyler
Writer and Academic J. R. R. Tolkien
Writer and Academic
J. R. R. Tolkien
  • 2007 27th Golden Raspberry Awards: "Basic Instinct 2" wins

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

2008 80th Academy Awards: "No Country for Old Men", Daniel Day-Lewis & Marion Cotillard win

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

2019 91st Academy Awards: Best Picture "Green Book", Best Director Alfonso Cuarón, Best Actor Rami Malek, Best Actress Olivia Colman

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2020 Former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein found guilty of rape and a criminal sexual act in landmark case that ignited #MeToo movement

Film Producer Harvey Weinstein
Film Producer
Harvey Weinstein

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1693 James Quin, British actor (Covent Garden Theatre), born in London, England (d. 1766)
  • 1848 Johanna Barbiers, Dutch actress (Voddenraper of Paris), born in Zaandam, The Netherlands (d. 1927)
  • 1876 Victor Moore, Hammonton NJ, comedian (Ziegfeld Follies, 7 Year Itch)
  • 1885 Bert Lytell, American actor (One Man's Family), born in NYC, New York (d. 1954)
  • 1890 Marjorie Main [Tomlinson], American actress (Another Thin Man), born in Acton, Indiana (d. 1975)
  • 1890 Marjorie Main [Mary Tomlinson], American vaudeville and screen actress (The Egg and I; Ma and Pa Kettle films), born near Acton, Indiana (d. 1975)
  • 1909 Jean Yves Morvan Marin, broadcaster
  • 1909 Riccardo Freda, Italian film director and screenwriter (Theodora, Slave Empress), born in Alexandria, Egypt (d. 1999)
  • 1914 Zachary Scott, American actor (Spotlight Playhouse, Mildred Pierce), born in Austin, Texas (d. 1965)
  • 1921 Abe Vigoda, American actor (Barney Miller, The Godfather), born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1921 Douglass Watson, American actor (Satan Murders, Another World), born in Jackson, Georgia (d. 1989)
  • 1922 Steven Hill, American actor (Mission Impossible, Law & Order), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2016)
  • 1927 Emmanuelle Riva, French actress (Hiroshima Mon Amour), born in Alsace-Lorraine (d. 2017)
  • 1928 Al Lettieri, American actor (Deadly Kiss, Pulp, Mr Majestyk, Getaway), born in NYC, New York (d. 1975)
  • 1929 Richard B Shull, American character actor (Diana, Holmes & Yoyo), born in Evanston, Illinois (d. 1999)
  • 1930 Barbara Lawrence, American model, actress, and real estate agent (Oklahoma!, A Letter to Three Wives), born in Carnegie, Oklahoma (d. 2013)
  • 1931 Dominic Chianese, American actor, singer, and musician (The Sopranos, The Godfather Part II), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1932 John Vernon [Adolphus Agopsowicz], Canadian actor (Animal House, Chained Heat, Dirty Harry), born in Zehner, Saskatchewan (d. 2005)
  • 1938 James Farentino, actor (The Final Countdown), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1940 Pete Duel, American actor (d. 1971)
  • 1941 Joanie Sommers, American singer and actress
  • 1944 Barry Bostwick, American actor (Rocky Horror Picture Show, Megaforce), born in San Mateo, California
  • 1944 Sheila Larkin, American actress (Deborah-Storefront Lawyer), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1946 John Stapleton, English television presenter
  • 1947 Edward James Olmos, American actor (Miami Vice, Stand & Deliver, Triumph), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1948 Dennis "Minder" Waterman, actor (Fair Exchange), born in London, England
  • 1948 Jayaram Jayalalitha, Indian actress and politician, chief minister of Tamil Nadu, born in Mysore State (d. 2016)
  • 1949 Manuel De Sica, Italian composer, chiefly of film scores, born in Rome (d. 2014)
  • 1951 Helen Shaver, Ontario Canada, actress (WIOU, Praise of Older Women)
  • 1951 Debra Jo Rupp, American actress
  • 1956 Paula Zahn, American journalist and news anchor (ABC, CBS This Morning, Fox, CNN, PBS), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1958 Susan Scannell, actress (Nicole-Dynasty), born in Lexington, Massachusetts
  • 1959 Beth Broderick, Falmouth KY, actress (Aunt Zelda-Sabrina)
  • 1962 Outi Mäenpää, Finnish actress
  • 1963 Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Indian Bollywood director (Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Devdas), born in Mumbai, India
  • 1964 Andy Crane, British children's television presenter
  • 1964 Todd Field, American actor and film director
  • 1966 Billy Zane, actor (Titanic, Dead Calm), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1966 Ben Miller, English comedian and actor (Armstrong and Miller), born in London, England
  • 1968 Mitch Hedberg, American comedian (d. 2005)
  • 1970 Jonathan Ward, American actor (Doug-Charles in Charge; Beans Baxter), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1972 Patricia Regan Leines, American model and 3rd in Miss America 1997, born in Medford, Oregon
  • 1974 Bonnie Somerville, American actress and singer
  • 1976 Crista Flanagan, American television comedian
  • 1980 Shinsuke Nakamura, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1984 Sterling James Keenan, American professional wrestler
  • 1987 Mayuko Iwasa, Japanese entertainer and model
  • 1987 Chieko Kawabe, Japanese singer, model and actress
  • 1989 Daniel Kaluuya, British actor and writer (Get Out), born in London, England
  • 1995 Rachel Levin, American YouTube personality (RCLBeauty101), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Weddings in Film & TV

LoveWedding of Interest

1985 NFL quarterback Joe Montana (28) weds actress and model Jennifer Wallace

NFL Quarterback Joe Montana
NFL Quarterback
Joe Montana

LoveWedding of Interest

1989 Film director Tim Burton (30) weds photographer Lena Gieseke

Film Director Tim Burton
Film Director
Tim Burton

LoveWedding of Interest

1999 Bollywood actor Ajay Devgan (29) weds actress Kajol Mukherjee (24) on a traditional Maharashtrian style ceremony in Juhu, Varsha

Actor & Bollywood Star Ajay Devgan
Actor & Bollywood Star
Ajay Devgan

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1933 Spottiswoode Aitken, Scottish actor (The Birth of a Nation, The Avenging Conscience), dies at 65
  • 1964 Frank Conroy, British actor (Midnight Mary, Threat), dies at 73
  • 1967 Franz Waxman [Wachsmann], German-American film score composer (Rebecca; Sunset Boulevard; A Place In The Sun), dies of cancer at 60
  • 1969 Kenneth Green, actor (Penrod), dies of heart attack at 61
  • 1970 Conrad Nagel, American actor (All That Heaven Allows, Celebrity Time), dies at 72
  • 1973 Art Smith, actor (Quicksand), dies of heart attack at 73
  • 1976 H Allen Smith, TV host (Armchair Detective), dies at 69
  • 1976 Julian Rivero, American actor (Son of Oklahoma, Via Pony Express), dies at 85
  • 1982 Virginia Bruce, actress (Born to Dance, Great Ziegfield), dies at 71
  • 1991 George Gobel, Chicago, comedian (George Gobel Show), dies at 71
  • 1991 Jean Rogers, actress (Flash Gordon, Hot Cargo), dies at 74

Person of interestDinah Shore

1994 Dinah Shore, American singer (See the USA in a Chevrolet), actress and TV personality (Dinah Shore Show, Nabisco DS Championship), dies of ovarian cancer at 76

Singer, Actress and TV Personality Dinah Shore
Singer, Actress and TV Personality
Dinah Shore
  • 1997 Isabelle Harriet Lucas, Canadian-born British actress and singer (Outland, Comics), dies at 69
  • 1998 Henny Youngman, American comedian and violinist (Take my wife ... please), dies at 91
  • 2003 Walter Scharf, American film composer, dies at 92
  • 2004 John Randolph [Emanuel Hirsch Cohen], American actor (King Kong, Lucan, Lucas Tanner, Angie), dies at 88
  • 2006 Don Knotts, American actor (Andy Griffth Show, 3's Company), died of lung cancer at 81
  • 2006 John Martin, Canadian broadcaster (b. 1947)
  • 2006 Dennis Weaver, American actor (Chester-Gunsmoke, Duel, Battered), dies at 81
  • 2007 Bruce Bennett, American actor (The Treasure of the Sierra Madre), dies from complications of a broken hip at 100
  • 2014 Harold Ramis, American actor & director, dies from vasculitis at 69
  • 2016 Nabil Maleh, Syrian film director and writer, dies at 79

Person of interestSridevi Kapoor

2018 Sridevi Kapoor [Shree Amma Yanger Ayyapan], Indian actress and film producer referred to as Indian cinema's "first female superstar" (Himmatwala, Solva Sawan), drowns at 54

Actress and Film Producer Sridevi Kapoor
Actress and Film Producer
Sridevi Kapoor
  • 2020 Katherine Johnson, American NASA mathematician (portrayed in film Hidden Figures), dies at 101