On This Day in Film & TV for February 27

Events in Film & TV


Film tv awardsFilm Awards

1935 7th Academy Awards: "It Happened One Night", Clark Gable & Claudette Colbert win

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

1941 13th Academy Awards: "Rebecca", James Stewart & Ginger Rogers win

Actress and Dancer Ginger Rogers
Actress and Dancer
Ginger Rogers
Actor Jimmy Stewart
Actor
Jimmy Stewart
  • 1957 Premiere of only prime-time network TV show beginning with an "X": "Xavier Cugat Show" on NBC (until X-Files)

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1968 CBS news anchor Walter Cronkite delivers a scathing editorial on America's chances of winning the Vietnam War

Broadcast Journalist Walter Cronkite
Broadcast Journalist
Walter Cronkite

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1996 American film production company "Happy Madison Productions" is founded by Adam Sandler

Music awardsMusic Awards

1998 12th Soul Train Music Awards: Puff Daddy, Whitney Houston win

Rapper Puff Daddy
Rapper
Puff Daddy
Singer and actress Whitney Houston
Singer and actress
Whitney Houston
  • 1998 14th Soap Opera Digest Awards - General Hospital wins

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

2005 77th Academy Awards: "Million Dollar Baby", Jamie Foxx & Hilary Swank win

Actress Hilary Swank
Actress
Hilary Swank
Actor and Singer-Songwriter Jamie Foxx
Actor and Singer-Songwriter
Jamie Foxx

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

2011 83rd Academy Awards: "The King's Speech", Colin Firth & Natalie Portman win

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

2011 83rd Academy Awards: Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross win Best Original Score for 'The Social Network'

Musician Trent Reznor
Musician
Trent Reznor

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1847 Ellen Alice Terry, British actress and director (Imperial Theatre), born in Coventry, Warwickshire, England (d. 1928)
  • 1888 Earl Caddock, American professional wrestler (d. 1950)
  • 1891 David Sarnoff, American radio and television pioneer (RCA, NBC), born in Uzlyany, Belarus, Russian Empire (d. 1971)
  • 1892 William Demarest, American actor (My 3 Sons), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota (d. 1983)
  • 1895 Edward Brophy, American character actor (Champ, Dumbo, Great Guy, Cameraman, Doughboys), born in NYC, New York (d. 1960)
  • 1899 Ian Keith, American actor (Abraham Lincoln, Queen Christina, Cleopatra, 3 Musketeers), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1960)
  • 1903 Reginald Gardiner, British actor (The Flying Deuces, The Great Dictator), born in London, England (d. 1980)
  • 1903 Grethe Weiser, German actress (The Great Love), born in Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany (d. 1970)
  • 1904 Renaat Verheijen, Flemish actor and director (Innocent Heart), born in Belgium (d. 1930)
  • 1905 Franchot Tone, American actor (Mutiny on the Bounty, Advise & Consent), born in Niagara Falls, New York (d. 1968)
  • 1910 Joan Bennett, American actress (Little Women, Disraeli), born in Palisades, New Jersey (d. 1990)
  • 1921 Michael Fox, American actor (Quincy, Dallas, Bold & the Beautiful)
  • 1923 Dexter Gordon, American tenor saxophonist/actor (Connection)
  • 1927 Guy Mitchell [Albert George Cernik], American singer and actor (Red Garters, 3 Redheads from Seattle), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1999)
  • 1927 Lynn Cartwright, American actress (d. 2004)

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1930 Joanne Woodward, American actress (3 Faces of Eve, Rachel), born in Thomasville, Georgia

  • 1930 Lieux Dressler, actress (Alice Grant-General Hospital)

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1932 Elizabeth Taylor, English-American actress (Father of the Bride, Butterfield 8, Cleopatra), born in London, England (d. 2011)

  • 1934 Van Williams, American actor (Green Hornet, Tycoon), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2016)
  • 1936 Roger M Mahoney, archbishop of Los Angeles (1985- ), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1936 Virginia Maskell, actress (Suspect, Doctor in Love, Man Upstairs)
  • 1938 Pascale Petit, French actress (Code Name: Jaguar, End of Desire), born in Paris, France
  • 1940 Howard Hesseman, actor (Dr Johnny Fever-WKRP, Head of Class), born in Salem, Oregon
  • 1940 Bill Hunter, Australian actor
  • 1941 Ian McGarry, general secretary (British Actors' Equity Association)
  • 1942 Michel Forget, French Canadian actor
  • 1943 Mary Frann, actress (Joanna-Newhart, Days of Our Live), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1944 Alan Fudge, Wichita Ks, actor (Man From Atlantis, Paper Dolls)
  • 1945 Daniel Olbrychski, Polish actor (La Truite)
  • 1947 Marian G Klaren, Dutch mime/actress (Red Cabbage)
  • 1952 Stathis Psaltis, Greek actor
  • 1955 Sally Spencer, actress (M J McKinnon-Another World)
  • 1957 Timothy Spall, actor (1871, Life is Sweet, Crusoe, Remembrance)
  • 1960 Stoney Jackson, actor (White Shadow, Insiders), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • 1961 Grant Shaud, actor (Miles Silverburg-Murphy Brown)
  • 1962 Adam Baldwin, actor (Full Metal Jacket, My Bodyguard)
  • 1962 Grant Show, actor (Jack Hanson-Melrose Place), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1965 Noah Emmerich, American actor
  • 1966 Gregg Rainwater, actor (Buck Cross-Young Riders)
  • 1966 Donal Logue, Canadian actor
  • 1975 Christina Nigra, actress (Out of This World)
  • 1975 Dana Marie Lane, Cheyenne Wyoming, Miss America-Wyoming (1996)
  • 1977 Lance Hoyt, American professional wrestler
  • 1977 Ji Sung, South Korean actor
  • 1977 James Wan, Australian film director
  • 1983 Hayley Angel Wardle, English actress

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1983 Kate Mara, American actress (House of Cards, 24), born in Bedford, New York

Actress Kate Mara
Actress
Kate Mara
  • 1985 Juliana Imai, Brazilian model

Weddings in Film & TV

  • 2004 Singer-actress Solange Knowles (18) weds Texas Southern University football player Daniel Smith at Old Bahama Bay Resort in Grand Bahama Island
  • 2010 "Supernatural" actress Genevieve Cortese (29) weds co-star actor Jared Padaelcki (27) in Sun Valley, Idaho

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1955 Tom Howard, comedian (It Pays to be Ignorant), dies at 66
  • 1962 Willie Best, actor (Charlie-My Little Margie), dies at 45
  • 1966 Minerva Urecal, actress (Apache Rose, Ghost Crazy), dies at 81
  • 1969 John Boles, American singer and actor (Stella Dallas, Curly Top), dies at 73
  • 1972 Pat Brady, American actor and singer (b. 1914)
  • 1974 Pat Brady, American actor (Roy Rodgers Show), dies at 59
  • 1977 Allison Hayes, actress (Attack of 50 Foot Woman), dies at 47
  • 1980 George Tobias, American actor (Bewitched), dies at 78
  • 1985 David Huffman, actor (FIST, Jane Doe, Firefox, Onion Field), dies
  • 1985 J Pat O'Malley, Irish-British actor (101 Dalmatians, The Jungle Book), dies at 80
  • 1987 Joan Greenwood, English actress (Gentle Sex, Bad Sister), dies at 65
  • 1989 Joe Silver, actor (Rage, Rapid, Deathtrap, Shivers), dies at 66
  • 1993 Jose Duval, actor (Juan Valdez), dies at 72
  • 1993 Lillian Gish, American silent film/stage actress (Birth of a Nation), dies at 99
  • 1996 Francois Chaumette, actor (They Never Slept, Christine), dies at 72
  • 1998 J. T. Walsh, American actor (b. 1943)

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2002 Spike Milligan, Irish-British actor and comedian (The Goon Show, 3 Musketeers), dies of kidney failure at 83

Comedian and author Spike Milligan
Comedian and author
Spike Milligan

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2003 Fred Rogers, host of TV's "Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood" dies at age 74

TV Host Fred Rogers
TV Host
Fred Rogers
  • 2006 Linda Smith, British comedian (b. 1958)

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2015 Leonard Nimoy, American actor (Spock-Star Trek, Mission Impossible), dies of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at 83

  • 2016 George Kennedy, American actor (Cool Hand Luke, Naked Gun films), dies at 91