Events in Film & TV on February 6

Film Release

1921 Charlie Chaplin releases his first full-length feature - "The Kid", a silent film starring Charlie Chaplin & Jackie Coogan

Radio Premiere

1943 Singer Frank Sinatra debuts on radio's "Your Hit Parade"

  • 1948 KNXT (now KCBS) TV channel 2 in Los Angeles, CA (CBS) 1st broadcast

Radio History

1951 Radio commentator Paul Harvey arrested for trying to sneak into Argonne National Laboratory, a nuclear test site located 20 miles (32 km) west of Chicago

  • 1961 KOAP TV channel 10 in Portland, OR (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1964 WCIU TV channel 26 in Chicago, IL (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1968 KESD TV channel 8 in Brookings, SD (PBS) begins broadcasting

Golden Globes

1972 29th Golden Globes: "The French Connection", Gene Hackman, & Jane Fonda win

Music Concert

1973 Drummer Buddy Rich plays influential performance at the Top of the Plaza, Richmond New York, later televised by PBS

  • 1981 "Brady Brides" debuts on NBC TV

Film Release

1981 Crime film "Fort Apache: The Bronx" starring Paul Newman released amid protests in the US

  • 1992 "Late Night's 10th Anniversary Show At Radio City Music Hall" on NBC
  • 2002 52nd Berlin International Film Festival: "Spirited Away" and "Bloody Sunday" win the Golden Bear (tie)
  • 2003 53rd Berlin International Film Festival: "In This World" wins the Golden Bear

Album Release

2003 American rapper 50 Cent releases his album “Get Rich or Die Trying’” (2003 Billboard Album of the Year)

  • 2014 64th Berlin International Film Festival: "Black Coal, Thin Ice" wins the Golden Bear

Film & TV History

2014 Jay Leno ends his time on "The Tonight Show"

  • 2015 46th NAACP Image Awards: "Selma" wins Outstanding Motion Picture
  • 2016 Eighth Republican presidential candidates debate hosted by ABC, held in Goffstown, New Hampshire