On This Day

Events in Film & TV on February 25

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

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

Actor & Director Mel Brooks
Actor & Director
Mel Brooks
Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon
  • 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
  • 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

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

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
Actor and Comedian John Candy
Actor and Comedian
John Candy

Film tv awardsBAFTA Awards

2001 54th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "Gladiator" Best Film, Ang Lee Best Director

Filmmaker Ang Lee
Filmmaker
Ang Lee

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

2007 79th Academy Awards: "The Departed", Forest Whitaker & Helen Mirren win

Actor Forest Whitaker
Actor
Forest Whitaker
Film Director Martin Scorsese
Film Director
Martin Scorsese
Actress Helen Mirren
Actress
Helen Mirren
  • 2016 Tenth Republican presidential candidates debate hosted by CNN, held in Houston, Texas

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

Actor & Writer Seth Rogen
Actor & Writer
Seth Rogen
  • 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