Events in Film & TV on February 18

Theater Premiere

1905 Frank Wedekind's play "Hidalla oder Sein und Haben" (Hidalla, or Being and Having) premieres in Munich

Olympic Gold

1928 Sonja Henie of Norway wins the women’s figure skating gold medal at the St. Moritz Winter Olympic Games; her first of 3 consecutive titles in the event

  • 1932 Sonja Henie wins her 6th straight World Women's figure skating title
  • 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
  • 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)

Film & TV History

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

BAFTA 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

Election of Interest

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