Events in Film & TV on February 28

  • 1940 1st televised basketball game (U of Pitts beats Fordham U, 50-37)

Golden Globes

1951 8th Golden Globes: "Sunset Boulevard", Jose Ferrer, & Gloria Swanson win

Golden Globes

1966 23rd Golden Globes: "Doctor Zhivago", Omar Sharif, & Samantha Eggar win

  • 1970 KIIN (now KUN) TV channel 12 in Iowa City, IA (PBS) 1st broadcast
  • 1970 WUTR TV channel 20 in Utica-Rome, NY (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1971 WDRB TV channel 41 in Louisville, Kentucky (IND) begins broadcasting

Television Finale

1983 Final TV episode of "M*A*S*H", a 2-hour special directed by series star Alan Alda titled "Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen", airs (CBS); record 125 million watch in the US

  • 1984 British satirical puppet show "Spitting Image" premieres on ITV
  • 1989 Gretchen Polhemus, 23, (Texas), crowned 38th Miss USA

Film & TV History

1993 7th American Comedy Award: Jerry Seinfeld

  • 1997 The North Hollywood shootout takes place.
  • 2004 24th Golden Raspberry Awards: "Gigli" wins
  • 2016 36th Razzies Awards: "Fifty Shades of Grey" wins worst film, worst actor and actress

Academy Awards

2016 88th Academy Awards: Best Picture - "Spotlight", Best Director - Alejandro G. Iñárritu ("The Revenant"), Best Actor - Leonardo DiCaprio ("The Revenant"), Best Actress - Brie Larson ("Room")

Film & TV History

2019 YouTube announces it will stops all comments on videos featuring children because of paedophiles leaving inappropriate comments

Golden Globes

2021 78th Golden Globes: Best film "Nomadland" (drama), "Borat" (comedy), Best TV series "The Crown", Chadwick Boseman posthumously wins film Best Actor