On This Day

Events in Film & TV on February 18

  • 1952 4th Emmy Awards: first time awards presented based on nationwide basis, "The Red Skelton Show", Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca win
  • 1953 KOLN TV channel 10 in Lincoln, NB (CBS) begins broadcasting

Music awardsMusic Awards

1975 2nd American Music Awards: Olivia Newton-John & John Denver win

Singer and actress Olivia Newton-John
Singer and actress
Olivia Newton-John
Country Singer John Denver
Country Singer
John Denver
  • 1979 Mini-series "Roots: Next Generations" premieres on ABC TV
  • 1980 30th Berlin International Film Festival: "Heartland" and "Palermo or Wolfsburg" win the Golden Bear (tie)
  • 1983 33rd Berlin International Film Festival: "Ascendancy" and "The Beehive" win the Golden Bear (tie)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1986 Anti-smoking ad airs for 1st time on TV, featuring Yul Brynner: he died of smoking-induced lung cancer on 10th October 1985

  • 2017 67th Berlin International Film Festival: Hungarian film "On Body and Soul" wins the Golden Bear

Film tv awardsBAFTA Awards

2018 71st British Academy Film Awards (Baftas): "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri " Best Film, Guillermo del Toro Best Director, Best Actors Frances McDormand / Gary Oldman

Actress Frances McDormand
Actress
Frances McDormand
Actor and Filmmaker Gary Oldman
Actor and Filmmaker
Gary Oldman
  • 2019 Australian political parties hacked by a "sophisticated state actor" Prime Minister Scott Morrison says, just months ahead of general election
  • 2019 Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei says ""There's no way the US can crush us" in interview with BBC, saying his daughter's arrest politically motivated