On This Day

Events in Film & TV on February 20

  • 1944 Batman & Robin comic strip premieres in newspapers

Film release premierFilm Release

1952 "African Queen" film directed by John Huston, starring Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn is released in the US

  • 1956 WOSU TV channel 34 in Columbus, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1971 National Emergency Center erroneously orders US radio & TV stations to go off the air. Mistake wasn't resolved for 30 minutes

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

1978 4th People's Choice Awards: John Wayne & Barbra Streisand win (Motion Picture) and James Garner & Mary Tyler Moore win (TV)

Actor John Wayne
Actor
John Wayne
Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand
Actress Mary Tyler Moore
Actress
Mary Tyler Moore
  • 1978 Bob Backland beats "Superstar" Billy Graham in NY, to become WWF wrestling champion
  • 1979 29th Berlin International Film Festival: "David" wins the Golden Bear
  • 1983 25th Daytona 500: 3rd win in the event for Cale Yarborough; first time an in-car camera goes into victory lane before a national CBS Sports audience
  • 1987 David Hartman quits ABC's "Good Morning America" after 11 years
  • 1987 37th Berlin International Film Festival: "The Theme" wins the Golden Bear

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1992 Ross Perot says he'll run for President on Larry King Show

TV and Radio Host Larry King
TV and Radio Host
Larry King
  • 1998 US movie box office hits quickest $1 billion for year (51 days)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2015 Kristen Stewart is the first American actress to win a French C├ęsar Award as Best Supporting Actress for "Clouds of Sils Maria"