Events in Film & TV on February 4

  • 1880 Steele MacKay's play "Hazel Kirke" premieres in New York City
  • 1924 George Kelly's play "Show-Off," premieres in New York City

Sports History

1952 1st African American executive of a major TV station (Jackie Robinson-WNBC NY)

  • 1960 Lionel Bart's musical comedy "Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'be" opens at Garrick Theatre, London; runs for 886 pefromances

Film Premiere

1970 "Patton" directed by Franklin J. Schaffner and starring George C. Scott premieres in New York (Academy Awards Best Picture 1971)

  • 1979 "Co-Ed Fever," TV Comedy, debut & cancelled that outing on CBS

Film & TV History

1991 Alex Trebek becomes first person to host three American game shows at the same time (Jeopardy!, Classic Concentration, To Tell the Truth)

  • 1994 10th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Lives wins
  • 2000 Simulation video game "The Sims" developed by Maxis released in North America
  • 2016 Fifth Democratic presidential candidates debate, broadcast on MSNBC, held in Durham, New Hampshire

Radio History

2020 Radio personality Rush Limbaugh is presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Donald Trump during the State Of The Union Address