Events in Film & TV on February 23

Academy Awards

1939 11th Academy Awards: "You Can’t Take It With You", Spencer Tracy & Bette Davis wins

Sports History

1939 Lou Thesz beats Everett Marshall in St Louis, to win the National Wrestling Association World Heavyweight C'ship for a 2nd time

  • 1940 Walt Disney's animated movie "Pinocchio" released
  • 1959 KVIE TV channel 6 in Sacramento-Stockton, CA (PBS) begins broadcasting

TV Show Appearance

1964 The Beatles' 3rd appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show", featuring 3 performances taped on February 9, prior to their debut

  • 1969 Groundbreaking TV documentary series "Civilisation" presented by art historian Kenneth Clark premieres on BBC2 in the UK
  • 1969 WWVU (now WNPB) TV channel 24 in Morgantown, WV (PBS) 1st broadcast

TV Show Appearance

1974 Teri Garr appears on "The Bob Newhart Show" in "Confessions of an Orthodontist"

Film Release

1996 "Trainspotting" directed by Danny Boyle based on the book by Irvine Welsh, starring Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle and Jonny Lee Miller opens in cinemas in the UK and Ireland

Film & TV History

1997 NBC TV shows "Schindler's List" completely uncensored, 65M watch

  • 1999 British TV drama "Queer as Folk" written by Russell T. Davies, starring Aidan Gillen, Craig Kelly and Charlie Hunnam premieres on Channel 4
  • 2001 32nd NAACP Image Awards: "Remember the Titans" wins Outstanding Motion Picture
  • 2003 49th National Film Awards (India): "Dweepa" wins the Golden Lotus

BAFTA Awards

2003 56th British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs): "The Pianist" Best Film, Roman Polanski Best Director

  • 2008 28th Golden Raspberry Awards: "I Know Who Killed Me" wins

Film & TV History

2013 33rd Golden Raspberry Awards: "The Twilight saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" wins