On This Day

Events in Film & TV on February 16

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1927 Noël Coward's "Marquise" premieres in London

Playwright, Director and Singer Noël Coward
Playwright, Director and Singer
Noël Coward

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1938 "Bringing Up Baby" film directed by Howard Hawks, starring Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant, is released

  • 1948 1st newsreel telecast, "20th Century Fox-Movietone News", shown on NBC
  • 1950 Longest-running prime-time game show, "What's My Line" begins on CBS
  • 1954 WNEM TV channel 5 in Bay City, MI (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1957 The "Toddlers' Truce", a controversial television closedown between 6.00pm and 7.00pm, abolished in the United Kingdom

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1957 Swedish film classic "The Seventh Seal" directed by Ingmar Bergman, starring Max Von Sydow and Bengt Ekerot is released

Actor Max Von Sydow
Actor
Max Von Sydow
Director and Writer Ingmar Bergman
Director and Writer
Ingmar Bergman
  • 1962 "La Jetée", French film directed by Chris Marker, starring Hélène Chatelain, Davos Hanich and Jacques Ledoux, is released

Music ConcertThe Beatles on Ed Sullivan

1964 The Beatles' 2nd appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show"
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The Beatles with TV host Ed Sullivan during their first appearance on his show in February 1964
The Beatles with TV host Ed Sullivan during their first appearance on his show in February 1964
  • 1969 "Andrei Rublev", Russian film directed by Andrei Tarkovsky, starring Anatoly Solonitsyn and Ivan Lapikov, premieres in Moscow after a limited release in 1966
  • 1979 Los Angeles premiere of Paul Schrader's allegedly fact based film "Hardcore"

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2005 The UK version of "The Apprentice" with British business magnate Alan Sugar premieres on the BBC

Computer Entrepreneur Alan Sugar
Computer Entrepreneur
Alan Sugar

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2013 Angelina Jolie undergoes a preventive double mastectomy after learning she had an 87% risk of developing breast cancer due to a defective BRCA1 gene

  • 2014 67th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "12 Years a Slave" Best Film, Alfonso Cuaron Best Director
  • 2019 69th Berlin International Film Festival: Israeli film "Synonyms" wins the Golden Bear