Events in Film & TV on February 2

Music History

1940 Frank Sinatra performs at the Lyric Theater in Indianapolis, Indiana, his first as featured singer with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra

  • 1950 1st broadcast of "What's My Line" on CBS-TV

Historic Communication

1955 1st presidential news conference on network TV-Eisenhower on ABC

  • 1958 WRIK (now WLUZ) TV channel 7 in Ponce, PR (PTC) begins broadcasting
  • 1969 KMST TV channel 46 in Monterey-Salinas, CA (CBS) begins broadcasting

Golden Globes

1970 27th Golden Globes: Anne of the Thousand Days, John Wayne, & Genevieve Bujold

Theater Premiere

1972 Tom Stoppard's play "Jumpers" premieres in London

  • 1973 "Midnight Special" rock music show debuts on NBC-TV

#1 in the Charts

1974 Barbra Streisand's 1st #1 hit, "The Way We Were"

  • 1976 "Rich Little Show" debuts on NBC-TV
  • 1983 CBS' premiere of fact based WW2 drama "The Scarlet and the Black", based on the life of Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty
  • 1984 1st Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Lives wins

Theatrical Finale

1986 "Jerome Kern Goes to Hollywood" closes at Ritz NYC after 13 performances

#1 in the Charts

1991 Sting scores his second UK #1 album with 'The Soul Cages'

Film & TV History

1996 Ali Landry, 22, (Louisiana), crowned 45th Miss USA

#1 in the Charts

2003 Jennifer Lopez starts a three week run at #1 on the US singles chart with "All I Have"

Television Premiere

2009 "RuPaul's Drag Race" hosted by RuPaul premieres on Logo TV

BAFTA Awards

2020 73rd British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs): "1917" Best Film, Sam Mendes Best Director, Renée Zellweger, Joaquin Phoenix best actors