On This Day

Events in Film & TV on February 5

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1919 Hollywood film studio United Artists founded by Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford and D. W. Griffith

Comedian, Actor and Filmmaker Charlie Chaplin
Comedian, Actor and Filmmaker
Charlie Chaplin
Film Director D. W. Griffith
Film Director
D. W. Griffith
Actress Mary Pickford
Actress
Mary Pickford
  • 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
  • 1936 "Modern Times", silent film directed by, written by and starring Charlie Chaplin, is released

Film release premierFilm Release

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

Film release premierFilm Premier

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

Comic Book Artist and Writer Jack Kirby
Comic Book Artist and Writer
Jack Kirby
  • 1948 "Nature of Things" science show premieres on NBC prime time
  • 1953 "Peter Pan" by Walt Disney opens at Roxy Theater, NYC

Film tv awardsEmmy Awards

1953 5th Emmy Awards: I Love Lucy, Thomas Mitchell and 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 and cancelled by ABC after flopping so badly
  • 1970 WSCV TV channel 51 in Fort Lauderdale, FL (IND) suspends broadcasting

Film tv awardsGolden 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1986 Corazon Aquino & Ferdinand Marcos appear on "Nightline"

11th President of the Philippines Corazon Aquino
11th President of the Philippines
Corazon Aquino
10th President of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos
10th President of the Philippines
Ferdinand Marcos

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1988 1st prime-time wrestling match in 30 yrs-Andre beats Hulk Hogan

Professional Wrestler Hulk Hogan
Professional Wrestler
Hulk Hogan
  • 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)
  • 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 fameHall of Fame

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

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

Sport awardSuper Bowl

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2014 Google Vice President Susan Wojcicki is named CEO of YouTube

CEO of YouTube Susan Wojcicki
CEO of YouTube
Susan Wojcicki
  • 2015 65th Berlin International Film Festival: "Taxi" wins the Golden Bear