On This Day

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

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

1971 British TV chat show "Parkinson" debuts on BBC1 presented by Michael Parkinson

  • 1985 British soap opera "Eastenders" premieres on the BBC
  • 1993 Kenya Moore, 22, (Michigan), crowned 42nd Miss USA
  • 1995 1st broadcast of "Woman of Independent Means" on NBC-TV

Film tv awardsBAFTA Awards

2006 59th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "Brokeback Mountain" Best Film, Ang Lee Best Director

Filmmaker Ang Lee
Ang Lee
  • 2008 Toshiba announces its formal recall of its HD DVD video format, ending the format war between it and Sony's Blu-Ray Disc