Events in Film & TV on February 2

  • 1893 1st movie close-up (of a sneeze), Edison studio, West Orange, NJ

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1940 Frank Sinatra's singing debut in Indianapolis (Tommy Dorsey Orchestra)

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra
  • 1950 1st broadcast of "What's My Line" on CBS-TV

CommunicationHistoric Communication

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

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 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

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

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

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

Music release#1 in the Charts

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

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • 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
  • 1986 "Jerome Kern Goes to Hollywood" closes at Ritz NYC after 13 performances

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1991 Sting scores his second UK No.1 album with 'The Soul Cages'

Singer and Actor Sting
Singer and Actor
Sting
  • 1996 Ali Landry, 22, (Louisiana), crowned 45th Miss USA

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2003 Jennifer Lopez starts a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'All I Have'

Singer and Actress Jennifer Lopez
Singer and Actress
Jennifer Lopez
  • 2014 Super Bowl XLVIII: Seattle Seahawks defeat Denver Broncos 42-8, most viewed television event in the United States with over 111 million viewers