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".

Film Premiere

1927 "The General", American silent film starring Buster Keaton and Marion Mack, co-directed by Keaton and Clyde Bruckman, premieres in New York City

  • 1929 Jimmy Hatlo's "They'll Do It Every Time" cartoon debuts in San Francisco
  • 1936 "Modern Times", silent film directed by, written by and starring Charlie Chaplin, is released

Film Release

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

Film Premiere

1944 "Captain American" serial film premieres starring Dick Purcell, first appearance of a Marvel superhero outside a comic

  • 1948 "Nature of Things" science show premieres on NBC prime time
  • 1953 "Peter Pan", animated film by Walt Disney opens at Roxy Theater, NYC

Emmy Awards

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

  • 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 and cancelled by ABC after flopping so badly
  • 1970 WSCV TV channel 51 in Fort Lauderdale, FL (IND) suspends broadcasting

Golden Globes

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

Pro Wrestling

1988 1st prime-time wrestling match in 30 yrs, André the Giant defeats Hulk Hogan

  • 1990 Notre Dame becomes 1st team to sell its game to a major network (NBC)

Sports History

1991 Howard Stern kisses NY Giant Leonard Marshall's ass over bet, Stern lost claiming the Giants would lose the Super Bowl

  • 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)
  • 2004 54th Berlin International Film Festival: "Head-On" wins the Golden Bear
  • 2009 59th Berlin International Film Festival: "The Milk of Sorrow" wins the Golden Bear

Hall of Fame

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

Super Bowl

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

Film & TV History

2014 Google Vice President Susan Wojcicki is named CEO of YouTube

  • 2015 65th Berlin International Film Festival: "Taxi" wins the Golden Bear