On This Day … 16 February [2023]

People (Births) People (Deaths) LeVar Burton Levardis Robert Martyn “LeVar” Burton Jr. (born 16 February 1957) is an American actor, director, and television host. He played Geordi La Forge in Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987-1994), Kunta Kinte in the ABC miniseries Roots (1977), and was host of the PBS Kids educational television series Reading… Read More

On This Day … 15 February [2023]

People (Births) People (Deaths) Kevin McCarthy Kevin McCarthy (15 February 1914 to 11 September 2010) was an American stage, film and television actor remembered as the male lead in the horror science fiction film Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956). Following several television guest roles, McCarthy gave his first credited film performance in Death of… Read More

On This Day … 14 February [2023]

People (Births) People (Deaths) Masaki Kobayashi Masaki Kobayashi (小林 正樹, Kobayashi Masaki, 14 February 1916 to 04 October 1996) was a Japanese film director and screenwriter, best known for the epic trilogy The Human Condition (1959-1961), the samurai films Harakiri (1962) and Samurai Rebellion (1967), and the horror anthology Kwaidan (1964). Senses of Cinema described… Read More

On This Day … 12 February [2023]

People (Births) People (Deaths) Lorne Greene Lorne Hyman Greene OC (born Lyon Himan Green; 12 February 1915 to 11 September 1987) was a Canadian actor, musician, singer and radio personality. His notable television roles include Ben Cartwright on the Western Bonanza and Commander Adama in the original science-fiction television series Battlestar Galactica and Galactica 1980.… Read More

On This Day … 11 February [2023]

People (Births) People (Deaths) Burt Reynolds Burton Leon Reynolds Jr. (11 February 1936 to 06 September 2018) was an American actor, considered a sex symbol and icon of 1970s American popular culture. Reynolds made his film debut in the low budget Angel Baby (1961), billed fourth. He followed it with a role in a war… Read More

On This Day … 08 February [2023]

Events People (Births) People (Deaths) The Birth of a Nation The Birth of a Nation, originally called The Clansman, is a 1915 American silent epic drama film directed by D.W. Griffith and starring Lillian Gish. The screenplay is adapted from Thomas Dixon Jr.’s 1905 novel and play The Clansman. Griffith co-wrote the screenplay with Frank… Read More

On This Day … 07 February [2023]

People (Births) People (Deaths) Eddie Bracken Edward Vincent Bracken (07 February 1915 to 14 November 2002) was an American actor. Bracken became a Hollywood comedy legend with lead performances in the films Hail the Conquering Hero and The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek both from 1944, both of which have been preserved by the National Film… Read More