Events in Film & TV on February 26

Contract of Interest

1916 Mutual signs Charlie Chaplin to a film contract

  • 1920 German silent horror film classic "The Cabinet of Dr Caligari" starring Werner Krauss is released

Golden Globes

1947 4th Golden Globes: "The Best Years of Our Lives", Gregory Peck, & Rosalind Russell win

Golden Globes

1953 10th Golden Globes: "The Greatest Show on Earth", Gary Cooper, & Shirley Booth win

Musical Finale

1955 Leigh, Charlap, Styne, Comden and Green's musical "Peter Pan", starring Mary Martin and Cyril Ritchard, closes at Winter Garden Theater, NYC, after 152 performances

Film & TV History

1960 Vera Miles stars in"Mirror Image" episode of CBS anthology series "The Twilight Zone"

  • 1966 KBIM TV channel 10 in Roswell, NM (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1975 1st televised kidney transplant (Today Show)
  • 1979 CBS' premiere of NYC sitcom "Flatbush", which received many derision phone calls about it from Brooklynites to CBS

Music History

1989 "Jerome Robbins' Broadway" opens at Imperial Theater, NYC; runs for 634 performances

  • 1993 9th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Lives wins

Film & TV History

1998 Oprah Winfrey found not guilty in beef defamation trial brought by Texas cattlemen

  • 1999 15th Soap Opera Digest Awards - General Hospital wins
  • 2005 25th Golden Raspberry Awards: "Catwoman" wins
  • 2010 41st NAACP Image Awards: "Precious" wins Outstanding Motion Picture
  • 2011 31st Golden Raspberry Awards: "The Last Airbender" wins

Academy Awards

2012 84th Academy Awards: "The Artist" wins five Oscars and becomes the first silent film to win since 1927, Jean Dujardin & Meryl Streep also win

Film & TV History

2014 Seth Rogen testifies about Alzheimer's disease before the United States Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services

Academy Awards

2017 89th Academy Awards: Best Picture "Moonlight" (after mix-up), Best Director Damien Chazelle, Best Actor Casey Affleck, Best Actress Emma Stone