On This Day

Events in Film & Television in February 1939

Film Premier

Feb 10 "Stagecoach" western film directed by John Ford, starring Claire Trevor and John Wayne, premieres in Miami

Film & TV History

Feb 14 Victor Fleming replaces George Cukor as director of film "Gone With The Wind"

Theater Premiere

Feb 15 Lillian Hellman's play "The Little Foxes" premieres in New York City

Sports History

Feb 23 Lou Thesz beats Everett Marshall in St Louis, to win National Boxing Association world heavyweight title for 2nd time

Academy Awards

Feb 23 11th Academy Awards: "You Can’t Take It With You", Spencer Tracy & Bette Davis wins