Events in Film & TV on February 5

  • 1924 The Royal Greenwich Observatory begin broadcasting the hourly time signals known as the Greenwich Time Signal or the "BBC pips".
  • 1927 "The General", American silent film directed by Buster Keaton and Clyde Bruckman, starring Al Boasberg, premieres in New York City
  • 1929 Jimmy Hatlo's "They'll Do It Every Time" cartoon debuts in San Francisco

Film release premierFilm Release

1936 "Modern Times", silent film directed by, written by and starring Charlie Chaplin, is released

Comedian/Actor/Filmaker Charlie Chaplin
Comedian/Actor/Filmaker
Charlie Chaplin

Film release premierFilm Release

1942 "Woman of the Year" film directed by George Stevens, starring Katherine Hepburn & Spencer Tracy opens at Radio City

  • 1948 "Nature of Things" science show premieres on NBC prime time

Film tv awardsTelevision Awards

1953 5th Emmy Awards: I Love Lucy, Thomas Mitchell & Helen Hayes win

Actress Helen Hayes
Actress
Helen Hayes
  • 1954 WCDC TV channel 19 in Adams, MA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1966 BBC opens a relay radio station on Ascension Island
  • 1967 "Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" premieres on CBS (later ABC, NBC)
  • 1968 KDTV TV channel 39 in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1969 "Turn-On," debuts & cancelled by ABC after flopping so badly
  • 1970 WSCV TV channel 51 in Fort Lauderdale, FL (IND) suspends broadcasting

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

1971 28th Golden Globes: "Love Story", George C. Scott, & Ali MacGraw win

  • 1977 General Mills Adventure Theater premieres on CBS radio
  • 1979 Sears Radio Theater premieres on CBS
  • 1990 Notre Dame becomes 1st team to sell its game to a major network (NBC)
  • 1994 "Where On Earth Is Carmen San Diego," debuts on Fox TV
  • 1997 Brook Lee from Hawaii, crowned 46th Miss USA (en route to Miss Universe)

Hall of fameHall of Fame

2011 Ed Sabol, co-founder of NFL Films, elected for enshrinement in the Pro Football Hall of Fame

American Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films Ed Sabol
American Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films
Ed Sabol

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2012 Flavor Flav and Elton John appear in a Pepsi Co. ad during Super Bowl XLVI

Rapper & TV star Flavor Flav
Rapper & TV star
Flavor Flav
Singer Elton John
Singer
Elton John