On This Day

Events in Film & TV on February 25

Music Premiere

1901 George M. Cohan's 1st Broadway musical "The Governor's Son"opens at the Savoy Theatre, NYC; runs for 32 performances

  • 1940 1st televised (W2XBS, NYC) hockey game (Rangers vs Canadians)

Television Premiere

1950 "Your Show of Shows" with Sid Caesar & Imogene Coca premieres on NBC. Writers include Mel Brooks, Neil Simon and Woody Allen.

  • 1980 British political comedy "Yes Minister" written by Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn, starring Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne and Derek Fowlds premieres on BBC Two

Grammy Awards

1986 28th Grammy Awards: "We Are the World", Sade, Phil Collins win

  • 1990 On a BBC taped interview, rock star Stevie Nicks breaks down, saying that she will never have children & no man can stand her for long

Sports History

1991 Bruce McNall, Wayne Gretzky and John Candy buy CFL's Toronto Argonauts

BAFTA Awards

2001 54th British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs): "Gladiator" Best Film, Ang Lee Best Director

  • 2016 Tenth Republican presidential candidates debate hosted by CNN, held in Houston, Texas

Film & TV History

2016 Seth Rogen and Lauren Miller are honoured by unite4:humanity for their work promoting awareness of and fundraising for Alzheimer's research

  • 2018 68th Berlin International Film Festival: Romanian film "Touch Me Not" wins the Golden Bear
  • 2019 Influential film review site Rotten Tomatoes implements changes to its site after internet trolls target "Captain Marvel" film