Events in Film & TV on February 16

Music History

1927 Noël Coward's stage comedy "The Marquise", starring Marie Tempest, opens at the Criterion Theatre, London; runs for 129 performances

Film Release

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

Film Release

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

  • 1957 The "Toddlers' Truce", a controversial television close down between 6 and 7 pm, abolished in the United Kingdom
  • 1962 "La Jetée", French film directed by Chris Marker, starring Hélène Chatelain, Davos Hanich and Jacques Ledoux, is released

The Beatles on Ed Sullivan

1964 The Beatles' 2nd appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show", live from Deauville Hotel in Miami, Florida; broadcast draws about 70 million television viewers

Film Premiere

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"

Film & TV History

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

Film & TV History

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

BAFTA Awards

2014 67th British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs): "12 Years a Slave" Best Film, Alfonso Cuarón Best Director

  • 2019 69th Berlin International Film Festival: Israeli film "Synonyms" wins the Golden Bear