On This Day

Events in Film & Television in February 1978

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 1 Director Roman Polanski skips bail & fled to France after pleading guilty to charges of engaging in sex with a 13-year-old girl

Film Director Roman Polanski
Film Director
Roman Polanski
  • Feb 10 U.S. premiere of "Blue Collar", Paul Schrader's first film direction

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Feb 20 4th People's Choice Awards: John Wayne & Barbra Streisand win (Motion Picture) and James Garner & Mary Tyler Moore win (TV)

Actor John Wayne
Actor
John Wayne
Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand
Actress Mary Tyler Moore
Actress
Mary Tyler Moore
  • Feb 20 Bob Backland beats "Superstar" Billy Graham in NY, to become WWF wrestling champion
  • Feb 22 28th Berlin International Film Festival: "Las truchas" and "What Max Said" win the Golden Bear (tie)