On This Day

Events in Film & TV on February 14

  • 1900 Date of events in Australian movie "Picnic at Hanging Rock"

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1931 The original "Dracula" film starring Bela Lugosi as the titular vampire, is released

  • 1932 The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show debuts on CBS radio, airing there until 1937, moving to NBC until 1949, and returning to CBS in 1949, before moving to television

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1939 Victor Fleming replaces George Cukor as director of film "Gone With the Wind"

Director Victor Fleming
Director
Victor Fleming
Director George Cukor
Director
George Cukor
  • 1954 WTOC TV channel 11 in Savannah, GA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1955 WFLA (now WXFL) TV channel 8 in Tampa-St Petersburg, Florida (NBC) begins

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1963 "8½" film directed by Federico Fellini, starring Marcello Mastroianni and Claudia Cardinale, is released (Academy Awards Best Foreign Language Film 1964)

Film Director and Scriptwriter Federico Fellini
Film Director and Scriptwriter
Federico Fellini
  • 1968 WHKY TV channel 14 in Hickory, NC (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1971 Movie "Ben Hur" 1st shown on television
  • 1972 CBS "Late Movie" premieres

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1980 "West Side Story" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 341 performances

Choreographer, Director and Theater Producer Jerome Robbins
Choreographer, Director and Theater Producer
Jerome Robbins
  • 1985 Hostage CNN reporter Jeremy Levin is released in Beirut
  • 1986 36th Berlin International Film Festival: "Stammheim" wins the Golden Bear

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1991 "The Silence of the Lambs" film based on the book by Thomas Harris, directed by Jonathan Demme and starring Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins, is released (Best Picture 1992)

  • 1998 29th NAACP Image Awards: "Soul Food" wins Outstanding Motion Picture
  • 1999 30th NAACP Image Awards: "How Stella Got Her Groove Back" wins Outstanding Motion Picture
  • 2008 39th NAACP Image Awards: "The Great Debaters" wins Outstanding Motion Picture

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2014 Actress Ellen Page comes out as gay in a speech at the Human Rights Campaign's "Time to Thrive" conference

  • 2016 69th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "The Revenant" Best Film, Alejandro González Iñárritu Best Director