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Events In Film Score History
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February 1: Alan Silvestri begins recording his score for The Perez Family (1995)
Alexander Courage records his score for the Lost in Space episode "The Cave of the Wizards" (1967)
Barry Gray begins recording his score for Thunderbird 6 (1968)
Bruce Broughton begins recording his score for Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco (1996)
Herbert Stothart died (1949)
Howard Shore begins recording his score for The Score (2001)
Karl Hajos died (1950)
Lyn Murray begins recording his score for To Catch a Thief (1955)
Miklos Rozsa records his score for The Asphalt Jungle (1950)
Rick Wilkins born (1937)
February 2: David Bell records his score for the Star Trek: Voyager episode “Dark Frontier, Part I” (1999)
David Buttolph begins recording his score for Secret of the Incas (1954)
Dennis McCarthy and Kevin Kiner record their score for the Star Trek: Enterprise episode “The Aenar” (2005)
Dimitri Tiomkin begins recording his score for Take the High Ground! (1953)
Gerald Fried records his score for Cast a Long Shadow (1959)
Giuseppe Becce born (1877)
Mike Batt born (1950)
Miklos Rozsa begins recording his score for Crisis (1950)
Nikolai Kryukov born (1908)
Paul Baillargeon begins recording his score for the Star Trek: Voyager episode “Q2” (1999)
Recording sessions begin for Bronislau Kaper's score to Mutiny on the Bounty (1962)
Recording sessions begin on James Newton Howard’s score for Outbreak (1995)
Richard Band begins recording his score for Parasite (1982)
Richard LaSalle records his score for the Land of the Giants episode “A Small War” (1970)
February 3: Basil Poledouris begins recording his score for RoboCop 3 (1992)
Daniele Amfitheatrof begins recording his score for Lassie Come Home (1943)
Dave Davies born (1947)
Derek Hilton born (1927)
Lionel Newman died (1989)
Paul Baillargeon records his score for the Star Trek: Enterprise episode ‘The Forgotten” (2004)
Paul Sawtell born (1906)
Ray Heindorf died (1980)
Toshiyuki Watanabe born (1955)
February 4: Bronislau Kaper begins recording his and Heitor Villa-Lobos' score to Green Mansions (1959)
David Raksin begins recording his score for The Girl in White (1952)
Don Davis born (1957)
Hal Mooney born (1911)
J.J. Johnson died (2001)
Jimmie Haskell died (2016)
Joe Raposo died (1989)
Kitaro born (1953)
Patton opens in New York City (1970)
Von Dexter died (1996)
February 5: Al De Lory died (2012)
Bronislau Kaper born (1902)
Cliff Martinez born (1954)
Clifton Parker born (1905)
David Bell records his score for the Star Trek: Voyager episode “The Killing Game, Part 1” (1998)
Dennis McCarthy records his score for the Enterprise episode “Stigma” (2003)
Douglas Gamley died (1998)
Elizabeth Swados born (1951)
Elmer Bernstein begins recording his score for The Rat Race (1960)
Felice Lattuada born (1882)
Guy Farley born (1963)
Jacques Ibert died (1962)
Kristopher Carter born (1972)
Michael Small begins recording his score for The Parallax View (1974)
Nick Laird-Clowes born (1957)
Ray Colcord died (2016)
Ron Jones records his score for the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "When the Bough Breaks" (1988)
February 6: Akira Yamaoka born (1968)
Alan Silvestri begins recording his score for Romancing the Stone (1984)
Hugo Montenegro died (1981)
Jay Chattaway records his score for the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “Power Play” (1992)
John Dankworth died (2010)
Sam Spence died (2016)
February 7: Alejandro Jodorowsky born (1929)
David Bryan born (1962)
Frans Bak born (1958)
George Bassman born (1914)
Gottfried Huppertz died (1937)
Ira Newborn begins recording his score for Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994)
Jerry Fielding begins recording orchestral cues for Demon Seed (1977)
Laurie Johnson born (1927)
Marius Constant born (1925)
Shirley Walker begins recording her score for Willard (2003)
February 8: Akira Ifukube died (2006)
Alan Elliott born (1964)
David Bell records his score for the Star Trek: Voyager episode “Dark Frontier, Part II” (1999)
Joe Raposo born (1937)
John Williams born (1932)
Johnny Mandel records his score for Drums of Africa (1963)
Lalo Schifrin begins recording his score for Earth II (1971)
Planet of the Apes opens in New York (1968)
Richard Markowitz records his score for The Invaders episode “Quantity: Unknown” (1967)
February 9: Alfred Newman begins recording his score for The Counterfeit Traitor (1962)
Barry Mann born (1939)
Dennis McCarthy and Kevin Kiner record their score for the Star Trek: Enterprise episode “Doctor’s Orders” (2004)
Elvis Perkins born (1976)
Gregory Tripi born (1975)
Hildur Gudnadottir wins her first Oscar, for Joker (2020)
James Horner begins recording his score for Project X (1987)
Jay Chattaway records his score for the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode “One Little Ship” (1998)
Jean Constantin born (1923)
Jean-Claude Petit begins recording his score for The Return of the Musketeers (1989)
Johann Johannsson died (2018)
Percy Faith died (1976)
February 10: Billy Goldenberg born (1936)
Bruce Broughton records his score for the Buck Rogers in the 25th Century episode “The Golden Man” (1981)
Gordon Zahler born (1926)
Jay Chattaway records his score for the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode “By Inferno’s Light” (1997)
Jerry Goldsmith born (1929)
Larry Adler born (1914)
Lyle Mays died (2020)
Nathan Van Cleave records his score for The Space Children (1958)
Velton Ray Bunch records his score for the Star Trek: Enterprise episode “Affliction” (2005)
February 11: Bernard Herrmann records his score for the Alfred Hitchcock Hour episode “Wally the Beard” (1964)
Dave Grusin’s score for The Wild Wild West episode “The Night of the Puppeteer” is recorded (1966)
Don Davis begins recording his score for The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
Heinz Roemheld died (1985)
Mike Shinoda born (1977)
Recording sessions begin for Leigh Harline’s score for The Desert Rats (1953)
Richard Markowitz records his score for the Mission: Impossible episode “The Bunker” (1969)
Ron Jones records his score for the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "A Matter of Perspective" (1990)
Yves Baudrier born (1906)
February 12: Benjamin Frankel died (1973)
Bill Laswell born (1955)
Bruce Broughton begins recording his score for The Rescue (1988)
Dennis McCarthy begins recording his scores for the Star Trek: Voyager episodes “Workforce, Parts I & II” (2001)
George Aliceson Tipton died (2016)
George Antheil died (1959)
Harry Geller records his score for the Land of the Giants episode “Target: Earth” (1969)
John Williams begins recording his score for A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)
Lalo Schifrin begins recording his score for Sky Riders (1976)
Leo F. Forbstein died (1948)
Marco Beltrami begins recording his score for Hellboy (2004)
February 13: Brian Tyler records his score for the Enterprise episode “Canamar” (2003)
David Newman begins recording his score for The Sandlot (1993)
Erik Nordgren born (1913)
Fred Karger born (1916)
Fred Myrow begins recording his score to Soylent Green (1973)
Gerald Fried born (1928)
Gregory Smith records his score for the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode “Honor Among Thieves” (1998)
Jerry Fielding begins recording his score for Funeral Home (1980)
Joseph Mullendore records his score for the Lost in Space episode "Junkyard in Space" (1968)
Lennie Hayton born (1908)
Nino Oliviero born (1918)
Paul Baillargeon records his score for the Star Trek: Voyager episode “Lifesigns” (1996)
Peter Gabriel born (1950)
W.G. Snuffy Walden born (1950)
William Axt died (1959)
February 14: Andre Previn begins recording his score for Challenge to Lassie (1949)
David Holmes born (1969)
Elliot Lawrence born (1925)
Frederick Loewe died (1988)
Jay Chattaway records his score for the Star Trek: Voyager episode “Spirit Folk” (2000)
Jocelyn Pook born (1960)
Ken Thorne begins recording his score for Superman III (1983)
Merl Saunders born (1934)
Piero Umiliani died (2001)
Warren Ellis born (1965)
Werner Heymann born (1886)
February 15: Georges Auric born (1899)
Harold Arlen born (1905)
Johnny Harris records his score for the Buck Rogers in the 25th Century episode “Space Rockers” (1980)
Lucio Agostini died (1996)
Miklos Rozsa records his replacement score for Crest of the Wave (1954)
Pierre Bachelet died (2005)
Stephen Edwards born (1972)
Wladimir Selinsky born (1910)
February 16: Alec Wilder born (1907)
Dennis McCarthy and Kevin Kiner begin recording their score for the Star Trek: Enterprise episode “Observer Effect” (2004)
Dennis Wilson born (1920)
John Corigliano born (1938)
Kunio Miyauchi born (1932)
Miklos Rozsa begins recording his score for King of Kings (1961)
February 17: Alfred Newman died (1970)
Bear McCreary born (1979)
Bernard Herrmann records his score for The Alfred Hitchcock Hour episode “Death Scene” (1965)
Dennis McCarthy records his score for the Star Trek: Voyager episode “Ex Post Facto” (1995)
Fred Frith born (1949)
Gavriil Popov died (1972)
Jerry Fielding died (1980)
Karl Jenkins born (1944)
Ron Goodwin born (1925)
Samuel Matlovsky died (2004)
February 18: John Bisharat born (1964)
Lalo Schifrin begins recording his score for Pretty Maids All in a Row (1971)
Nathan Van Cleave records his score for The Colossus of New York (1958)
Nathaniel Shilkret died (1982)
Paul Baillargeon records his score for the Star Trek: Enterprise episode “Hatchery” (2004)
Tommy Tallarico born (1968)
February 19: Bob Cobert died (2020)
Charles Bernstein begins recording his score for Gator (1976)
Claudio Simonetti born (1952)
David Bell records his score for the Enterprise episode “Fusion” (2002)
David Bell records his score for the Star Trek: Voyager episode “The Killing Game, Part 2” (1998)
Donald Rubinstein born (1952)
Marvin Hamlisch begins recording his score for I Ought to Be in Pictures (1982)
Saul Chaplin born (1912)
Shigeru Umebayashi born (1951)
Teo Macero died (2008)
February 20: How the West Was Won opens in Los Angeles (1963)
Michael A. Levine born (1964)
Recording sessions begin on Jerry Goldsmith's score for Alien (1979)
Robert Drasnin records his score for the Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea episode “The Wax Men” (1967)
Toru Takemitsu died (1996)
Toshiro Mayuzumi born (1929)
William Lava died (1971)
February 21: Basil Poledouris begins recording his score for Flesh + Blood (1985)
John Williams begins recording his score for Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Laurence Rosenthal begins recording his score for Who’ll Stop the Rain (1978)
Miklos Rozsa begins recording his score for The Story of Three Loves (1952)
Morton Gould died (1996)
Ron Grainer died (1981)
Rupert Gregson-Williams born (1967)
February 22: A.R. Rahman wins the Original Score and Song Oscars for Slumdog Millionaire and its song "Jai Ho" (2009)
Alexandre Desplat wins his first Oscar, for The Grand Budapest Hotel score (2015)
Angelo Francesco Lavagnino born (1909)
Billy Strange died (2012)
Gary Chang born (1953)
James Horner begins recording his replacement score for Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983)
Jerry Goldsmith records his score to Hawkins on Murder (1973)
Maurizio De Angelis born (1947)
William Loose died (1991)
February 23: Alfred Newman and Bernard Herrmann begin recording their score for The Egyptian (1954)
Allan Gray born (1904)
David Buttolph begins recording his score for The Horse Soldiers (1959)
Erich Wolfgang Korngold wins Original Score Oscar for The Adventures of Robin Hood, the first year the award goes to the composer instead of the head of the studio's music department; Alfred Newman wins Score Oscar for Alexander's Ragtime Band (1939)
Jerry Fielding begins recording his score for Hunters Are for Killing (1970)
Lorne Balfe born (1976)
Rachel Elkind born (1939)
Recording sessions begin for Danny Elfman’s score for Dick Tracy (1990)
Richard Markowitz records his score for the Mission: Impossible episode “Live Bait” (1969)
Ron Jones records his score for the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "The Offspring" (1990)
February 24: Elmer Bernstein begins recording his score to The World of Henry Orient (1964)
Franz Waxman begins recording his score for Captains Courageous (1937)
Franz Waxman died (1967)
Fred Steiner born (1923)
Jerry Goldsmith records his score for Crosscurrent (1971)
Ludwig Goransson wins his first Oscar, for the Black Panther score (2019)
Manuel De Sica born (1949)
Michel Legrand born (1932)
Mychael Danna wins the Original Score Oscar for Life of Pi (2013)
Paul Sawtell and Bert Shefter record their score for It! The Terror from Beyond Space (1958)
Roy Budd begins recording his score to The Carey Treatment (1972)
Rupert Holmes born (1947)
Svatopluk Havelka died (2009)
Walter Scharf died (2003)
February 25: Don Randi born (1937)
Ennio Morricone wins an Honorary Oscar, "for his magnificent and multifaceted contributions to the art of film music;" Gustavo Santaolalla wins his second consecutive Best Score Oscar, for Babel (2007)
Erich Wolfgang Korngold begins recording his score for The Sea Wolf (1941)
George Duning born (1908)
George Harrison born (1943)
Haim Mazar born (1983)
Jay Chattaway records his score for the Star Trek: Enterprise episode “Divergence” (2005)
Jerry Goldsmith begins recording his score for Outland (1981)
Laurence Rosenthal records his score for To Heal a Nation (1988)
Penka Kouneva born (1967)
Victor Reyes born (1962)
February 26: Bernard Herrmann wins his only Oscar, for the All That Money Can Buy score (1942)
Hagood Hardy born (1937)
John Lanchbery died (2003)
Justin Hurwitz wins Oscars for La La Land’s score and original song “City of Stars” (2017)
Ludovic Bource wins the Original Score Oscar for The Artist (2012)
Moisey Vainberg died (1996)
Richard LaSalle records his score for the Land of the Giants episode “Graveyard of Fools” (1970)
February 27: Elmer Bernstein begins recording his score for True Grit (1969)
George Duning died (2000)
Herbert Don Woods records his score for the Buck Rogers in the 25th Century episode “The Crystals” (1981)
Joseph Mullendore records his score for the Land of the Giants episode “Return of Inidu” (1969)
Leigh Harline, Ned Washington, Paul J. Smith win Best Score Oscar for Pinocchio (1941)
Leith Stevens records his score for the Land of the Giants episode “Rescue” (1969)
Mort Glickman died (1953)
Nathan Scott died (2010)
Recording sessions begin for Bronislau Kaper's score to A Life of Her Own (1950)
The first score Oscar is awarded, to Victor Schertzinger and Gus Kahn's score to One Night of Love; however, Academy policy at the time awards the Oscar to the head of the studio's music department, Louis Silvers (1935)
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross win the Original Score Oscar for The Social Network (2011)
February 28: Albert Elms born (1920)
Andre Previn died (2019)
Armando Trovajoli died (2013)
Charles Bernstein born (1943)
David Raksin begins recording his score for The Next Voice You Hear (1950)
Edward Shearmur born (1966)
Ennio Morricone wins his first “competitive” Oscar for The Hateful Eight score (2016)
Ezra Laderman died (2015)
Jerry Goldsmith begins recording his score for Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)
Jerry Goldsmith records his score for the "It's a Good Life" segment of Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)
Loek Dikker born (1944)
Mike Figgis born (1948)
Murray Gold born (1969)
Pierre Jansen born (1930)
February 29: Herbert Stothart wins Original Score Oscar for The Wizard of Oz (1940)
Mervyn Warren born (1964)
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