Events in Film & TV on February 19

  • 1942 Dutch actors protest obligatory membership of Culture Chamber
  • 1947 CBS radio premiere of Villa-Lobos' "Bachianas Brasilieras No 3"
  • 1960 Bil Keane's "Family Circus" cartoon strip debuts

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1987 Anti-smoking ad airs for 1st time on TV, featuring Yul Brynner: he died of smoking-induced lung cancer on 10th October 1985

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1987 US President Reagan lifts trade boycott against Poland

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • 1993 Kenya Moore, 22, (Michigan), crowned 42nd Miss USA
  • 1995 1st broadcast of "Woman of Independent Means" on NBC-TV
  • 2006 59th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "Brokeback Mountain" Best Film, Ang Lee Best Director
  • 2008 Toshiba announces its formal recall of its HD DVD video formatting, ending the format war between it and Sony's Blu-Ray Disc