On This Day

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson

Film release premierFilm Premier

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

US WWII General George S. Patton
US WWII General
George S. Patton
Actor George C. Scott
George C. Scott
  • 1979 "Co-Ed Fever," TV Comedy, debut & cancelled that outing on CBS
  • 1994 10th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Lives wins
  • 2016 Fifth Democratic presidential candidates debate, broadcast on MSNBC, held in Durham, New Hampshire