On This Day in Film & TV for February 25

Events in Film & TV

  • 1901 George M. Cohan's 1st Broadway musical "The Governor's Son"opens at the Savoy Theatre, NYC; runs for 32 performances
  • 1940 1st televised (W2XBS, NYC) hockey game (Rangers vs Canadians)
  • 1950 "Your Show of Shows" with Sid Caesar & Imogene Coca premieres on NBC. Writers include Mel Brooks, Neil Simon and Woody Allen.
  • 1980 British political comedy "Yes Minister" written by Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn, starring Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne and Derek Fowlds premieres on BBC Two
  • 1986 28th Grammy Awards: "We Are the World", Sade, Phil Collins win
  • 1990 On a BBC taped interview, rock star Stevie Nicks breaks down, saying that she will never have children & no man can stand her for long
  • 1991 Bruce McNall, Wayne Gretzky and John Candy buy CFL's Toronto Argonauts
  • 1999 British chef Gordon Ramsay comes to prominence appearing in the TV documentary "Boiling Point" detailing the opening of Restaurant Gordon Ramsay
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1921 Actor Jack Haley (22) weds Florence McFadden
  • 2011 Actor and comedian Kelsey Grammer (57) weds Kayte Walsh (29) at the Longacre Theater in Manhattan, New York

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Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1756 Eliza Haywood, English actress and novelist (Love in Excess; or, The Fatal Enquiry), dies at 63
  • 1894 Steele MacKaye [James Morrison Steele MacKaye], American playwright and actor (Spectatorium, Paul Kauvar), dies at 51
  • 1953 Jesus Garcia Leoz, Spanish orchestral and film composer (The Sun Comes Out Every Day), dies at 49
  • 1967 John Griggs, actor (Joey Bishop Show), dies at 57
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