Events in Film & TV on February 7

Sports History

1914 Charlie Chaplin debuts silent film character The Tramp in "Kid Auto Races at Venice"

  • 1936 Felix the Cat, animated film released by Van Beuren Studios licensed from Otto Messmer

Film Premiere

1940 Walt Disney's second feature length movie, "Pinocchio" premieres (NYC)

Music History

1944 Bing Crosby records "Swinging on a Star" for Decca Records (Academy Award Best Original Song)

Film & TV History

1961 Jane Fonda made her acting debut in the NBC drama "A String of Beads"

  • 1965 WVIZ TV channel 25 in Cleveland, Ohio (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1966 KWCM TV channel 10 in Appleton, MN (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1968 WLED TV channel 49 in Littleton, NH (PBS) begins broadcasting

Television Debut

1969 "This Is Tom Jones" debuts on ABC TV

  • 1970 "Hollywood Palace" last airs on ABC TV

Film Premiere

1974 Mel Brooks' western spoof film "Blazing Saddles", starring Cleavon Little and Gene Wilder premieres at the Pickwick Drive-In in Burbank, California; patrons watched from horseback rather than cars

  • 1979 "Supertrain", TV Anthology, Superbomb of 1979, debuts on NBC

Music History

1984 Michael Jackson awarded a 4-ft-high platinum disc by CBS

  • 1992 Shannon LA Rhea Marketic, 22, (California), crowned 41st Miss USA

Album Release

1993 Carmen Electra releases her self-titled debut album, "Carmen Electra"

  • 1994 American actor and singer Jim Nabors (Gomer Pyle, USMC) undergoes a liver transplant

Film & TV History

1994 Howard Stern stops a would-be jumper on the George Washington Bridge

  • 2001 51st Berlin International Film Festival: "Intimacy" wins the Golden Bear

Film & TV History

2006 Uma Thurman is named a knight of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres of France for outstanding achievement in the field of art and literature

  • 2008 58th Berlin International Film Festival: "Elite Squad" wins the Golden Bear
  • 2013 63rd Berlin International Film Festival: "Child's Pose" wins the Golden Bear