Events in Film & TV on February 15

Film Release

1927 Silent film "It" is released in the US starring Clara Bow

  • 1932 George Burns & Gracie Allen debut as regulars on the "Guy Lombardo Show"

Olympic Gold

1936 Sonja Henie of Norway becomes the most successful Olympic figure skater ever by winning her 3rd consecutive gold medal at the Garmisch-Partenkirchen Winter Games; beats Cecilia College of Great Britain by 6.4 points

Theater Premiere

1939 Lillian Hellman's play "The Little Foxes" premieres in New York City

  • 1950 KENS TV channel 5 in San Antonio, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting

Film Premiere

1950 Walt Disney's animated film "Cinderella" premieres in Boston

  • 1950 WSYR (now WSTM) TV channel 3 in Syracuse, NY (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1954 WRDW TV channel 12 in Augusta, GA (CBS) begins broadcasting

Golden Globes

1967 24th Golden Globes: A Man for All Seasons, Paul Scofield, & Anouk Aimee win

  • 1968 WVUT TV channel 22 in Vincennes, IN (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1970 KAMU TV channel 15 in College Station, TX (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1985 35th Berlin International Film Festival: "The Woman and the Stranger" and "Wetherby" win the Golden Bear (tie)

Sports History

1987 1982 Masters champion Craig Stadler is disqualified from Andy Williams Open for kneeling on a towel to make a shot

  • 1987 ABC-TV begins broadcasting "Amerika" mini-series
  • 1991 41st Berlin International Film Festival: "The House of Smiles" wins the Golden Bear
  • 1996 46th Berlin International Film Festival: "Sense and Sensibility" wins the Golden Bear

Film Release

1996 Tamil romantic comedy film "Poove Unakkaga" released directed by Vikraman, starring Sangita and Vijay in his breakthrough role

  • 2002 Walt Disney releases "Return to Never Land", an animated film sequel to 1953's "Peter Pan"

BAFTA Awards

2004 57th British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" Best Film, Peter Weir Best Director

  • 2005 YouTube, Internet site on which videos may be shared and viewed by others, is launched in the United States
  • 2011 "A Separation" written and directed by Asghar Farhad, starring Leila Hatamiand and Payman Maadi premieres at the Fajr Film Festival in Tehran (Academy Award Best Foreign Film)

Music Premiere

2022 Revival of Meredith Willson's musical "The Music Man", starring Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster, opens at Winter Garden Theater, NYC