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

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

Director Victor Fleming
Director
Victor Fleming
  • 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, Scriptwriter Federico Fellini
Film director, 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
  • 1985 Hostage CNN reporter Jeremy Levin is released in Beirut

Music releaseAlbum Release

1985 "Whitney Houston" debut album by Whitney Houston is released (Grammy Award Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female 1986, Billboard Album of Year 1986)

Singer and actress Whitney Houston
Singer and actress
Whitney Houston

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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

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