Events in Film & TV on February 27

  • 1957 Premiere of only prime-time network TV show beginning with an "X": "Xavier Cugat Show" on NBC (until X-Files)

Music Premiere

1964 Erwin Drake's musical "What Makes Sammy Run?", starring Steve Lawrence, Robert Alda, and Sally Ann Howes, opens at 54th St Theater, NYC; runs for 540 performances

Musical Finale

1965 Hugh Martin and Timothy Gray's musical "High Spirits", based on Noel Coward's "Blithe Spirit", closes at Alvin Theater, NYC, after 375 performances

Film & TV History

1968 CBS news anchor Walter Cronkite delivers a scathing editorial on America's chances of winning the Vietnam War

  • 1986 The United States Senate allows its debates to be televised on a trial basis

Film & TV History

1996 American film production company "Happy Madison Productions" is founded by Adam Sandler

  • 1996 First ever appearance of Pokémon in role-playing video game "Pocket Monsters Red and Green" for Game Boy in Japan
  • 1998 14th Soap Opera Digest Awards - General Hospital wins

Academy Awards

2011 83rd Academy Awards: Best Picture "The King's Speech", Colin Firth and Natalie Portman win best acting awards

Academy Awards

2011 83rd Academy Awards: Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross win Best Original Score for 'The Social Network'

Music History

2018 Barbra Streisand reveals she has cloned her dog twice

Film Premiere

2019 "Captain Marvel" film directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, starring Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson premieres

Film & TV History

2019 Actor Luke Perry (52) suffers a stroke in Los Angeles