On This Day

Events in Film & TV on February 2

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

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 awardsGolden Globes

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 and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and 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

Music release#1 in the Charts

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

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

Music release#1 in the Charts

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

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

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

Actor, Singer and Drag Queen RuPaul
Actor, Singer and Drag Queen
RuPaul
  • 2014 Super Bowl XLVIII, MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ: Seattle Seahawks beat Denver Broncos, 42-8; MVP: Malcolm Smith, Seattle, LB

Film tv awardsBAFTA Awards

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

Actress Renée Zellweger
Actress
Renée Zellweger
Film Director Sam Mendes
Film Director
Sam Mendes
Actor Joaquin Phoenix
Actor
Joaquin Phoenix