Events in Film & TV on February 29

Academy Awards

1940 12th Academy Awards: "Gone With The Wind" wins eight Oscars, Robert Donat & Vivien Leigh also win

Film & TV History

1940 Hattie McDaniel becomes 1st African American woman to win an Oscar for "Gone With The Wind"

  • 1960 KRET TV channel 23 in Richardson, TX (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1976 ABC-TV broadcasts premiere of 1965's hit "The Sound of Music"