Tuesday, February 28, 2012

February 28

February 28
People Weekly, February 28, 1983
On the Cover: Brooke Shields
Events that happened on February 28
1583 – A large fire destroyed almost all houses in Manila.
1974 – Issuance of Philippine Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) license to Twinkle Vinzons for a nuclear-powered heart pacemaker, the first in Asia.

Shelley Winters (1920-2006) on the cover of Life (February 28, 1955).

Personalities and celebrities born on February 28:
1847 – Roman Faustino, prominent painter – in Cavite.
1877 – Roman Ongpin, philanthropist, nationalist businessman, co-founder of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce, and first treasurer of the Union Obrera de Filipinas – in Binondo, Manila. (d. December 10, 1912)
1916 – Cesar Cortez Climaco, politician – in Zamboanga City. (d. November 14, 1984) 
1942 – Leandro “Biboy” Enriquez, hotelier and world champion cockfighter.

Joan Collins on the cover of
Picturegoer (February 28, 1959).
Picture Trivia
          Joan Collins is famous for her role as the beautiful and vengeful ex-wife of tycoon Blake Carrington (John Forsythe) in the TV soap opera Dynasty (1981-1989). The role was offered to Collins in 1981 when Sofia Loren turned it down. Her performance is generally credited as one factor in the fledgling show’s subsequent rise in the Nielsen ratings to a hit rivaling and dislodging Dallas from the top of the ratings. For her portrayal in Dynasty, Collins was nominated six times for a Golden Globe Award (every year from 1982 to 1987), winning once in 1983, the same year she was nominated for an Emmy as Best Actress in a Drama Series.
          Did you know that Collins perform some singing in the 1959 Academy Awards night? She performed “It’s Great Not To Be Nominated” with actresses Angela Lansbury and Dana Wynter.
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