On This Day

On This Day in Film & TV for February 4

Events in Film & TV

  • 1880 Steele MacKay's play "Hazel Kirke" premieres in New York City
  • 1924 George Kelly's play "Show-Off," premieres in New York City
  • 1952 1st African American executive of a major TV station (Jackie Robinson-WNBC NY)
  • 1960 Lionel Bart's musical comedy "Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'be" opens at Garrick Theatre, London; runs for 886 pefromances
  • 1970 "Patton" directed by Franklin J. Schaffner and starring George C. Scott premieres in New York (Academy Awards Best Picture 1971)
  • 1979 "Co-Ed Fever," TV Comedy, debut & cancelled that outing on CBS
  • 1991 Alex Trebek becomes first person to host three American game shows at the same time (Jeopardy!, Classic Concentration, To Tell the Truth)
  • 1994 10th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Lives wins
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1939 American singer Frank Sinatra (23) marries 1st wife Nancy Barbato (21) at Our Lady of Sorrows catholic church in Jersey City, New Jersey; divorce in 1951
  • 1941 American dancer and actress Vera-Ellen (19) weds fellow American dancer Robert Hightower; divorce in 1946
  • 2015 Actress Riley Keough (25) weds stuntman Ben-Smith Petersen in Napa, California

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