Events in Film & TV on February 12

Music Premiere

1906 George M. Cohan's musical "George Washington" premieres in NYC

Film Release

1914 "The Squaw Man", 1st feature-length film shot in Hollywood, directed by Cecil B. DeMille and Oscar Apfel, is released in the US

Olympic Gold

1932 Sonja Henie of Norway wins her 2nd of 3 consecutive Olympic gold medals in women’s figure skating at the Lake Placid Winter Games; beats Austria’s Fritzi Burger into 2nd place for 2nd straight Games

  • 1955 WTVY TV channel 4 in Dothan, AL (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1965 KHFI (now KBVO) TV channel 42 in Austin, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting

Golden Globes

1968 25th Golden Globes: "In the Heat of the Night", Rod Steiger, & Edith Evans win

  • 1982 32nd Berlin International Film Festival: "Veronika Voss" wins the Golden Bear
  • 1988 38th Berlin International Film Festival: "Red Sorgum" wins the Golden Bear

Music Concert

1990 Rock for the Rainforest benefit concert held in Beverly Hills, California; performers include: Sting, Bruce Springsteen, Herbie Hancock, Paul Simon, Don Henley, and Bruce Hornsby

Film & TV History

1994 Model Anna Nicole Smith hospitalized for drug overdose

Music Concert

1999 Ringo Starr's fifth All-Starr Band debuts in concert; members include: Todd Rundgren, Jack Bruce, Gary Brooker, Simon Kirke, and Timmy Cappello

  • 2000 31st NAACP Image Awards: "The Best Man" wins Outstanding Motion Picture
  • 2005 58th British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA's): "The Aviator" Best Film, Mike Leigh Best Director
  • 2009 40th NAACP Image Awards: "The Secret Life of Bees" wins Outstanding Motion Picture
  • 2012 65th British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs): "The Artist" Best Film, Michel Hazanavicius Best Director

Sports History

2013 At a ceremony in Philadelphia, the NFL pays tribute to the life of the late Steve Sabol and his many contributions to the league

BAFTA Awards

2017 70th British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs): "La La Land" Best Film, Damien Chazelle Best Director, Best Actors Casey Affleck / Emma Stone