On This Day

Events in Film & TV on February 23

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1939 Lou Thesz beats Everett Marshall in St Louis, to win National Boxing Association world heavyweight title for 2nd time

Professional Wrestler Lou Thesz
Professional Wrestler
Lou Thesz

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

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

  • 1940 Walt Disney's animated movie "Pinocchio" released

Film tv awardsGolden Globes

1950 7th Golden Globes: "All the King's Men", Broderick Crawford, & Olivia de Havilland win

Film tv awardsGolden Globes

1956 13th Golden Globes: "East of Eden", Ernest Borgnine, & Anna Magnani win

  • 1959 KVIE TV channel 6 in Sacramento-Stockton, CA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1969 WWVU (now WNPB) TV channel 24 in Morgantown, WV (PBS) 1st broadcast
  • 1969 Groundbreaking TV documentary series "Civilisation" presented by art historian Kenneth Clark premieres on BBC2 in the UK

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

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

Comedian and Actor Bob Newhart
Comedian and Actor
Bob Newhart

Film release premierFilm 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

Actor Ewan McGregor
Actor
Ewan McGregor
Actor Robert Carlyle
Actor
Robert Carlyle
Film Director Danny Boyle
Film Director
Danny Boyle

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Cinematographer Janusz Kamiński
Cinematographer
Janusz Kamiński
  • 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

Film tv awardsBAFTA Awards

2003 56th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "The Pianist" Best Film, Roman Polanski Best Director

Film Director Roman Polanski
Film Director
Roman Polanski
  • 2008 28th Golden Raspberry Awards: "I Know Who Killed Me" wins

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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