On This Day in Film & TV for February 28

Events in Film & TV

  • 1940 1st televised basketball game (U of Pitts beats Fordham U, 50-37)
  • 1951 8th Golden Globes: "Sunset Boulevard", Jose Ferrer, & Gloria Swanson win
  • 1957 14th Golden Globes: The King and I, Kirk Douglas, & Ingrid Bergman win
  • 1966 23rd Golden Globes: "Doctor Zhivago", Omar Sharif, & Samantha Eggar win
  • 1970 KIIN (now KUN) TV channel 12 in Iowa City, IA (PBS) 1st broadcast
  • 1970 WUTR TV channel 20 in Utica-Rome, NY (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1971 WDRB TV channel 41 in Louisville, Kentucky (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1983 Final TV episode of "M*A*S*H", a 2-hour special directed by series star Alan Alda titled "Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen", airs (CBS); record 125 million watch in the US
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Weddings in Film & TV

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 1952 Actress Gene Tierney (31) divorces fashion designer Oleg Cassini (39) after almost 11 years of marriage
  • 1998 "Baywatch" actress Pamela Anderson (31) divorces Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee (35) after 3 years of marriage

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