Events in Film & TV on March 15

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

1945 17th Academy Awards: "Going My Way", Bing Crosby & Ingrid Bergman win

Actress Ingrid Bergman
Actress
Ingrid Bergman
Singer and Actor Bing Crosby
Singer and Actor
Bing Crosby

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1948 Sir Laurence Olivier on the cover of LIFE magazine

  • 1948 WCAU TV channel 10 in Philadelphia, PA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1949 WICU TV channel 12 in Erie, PA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1949 WLWD (now WDTN) TV channel 2 in Dayton, OH (NBC) begins broadcasting

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1954 "CBS Morning Show" premieres with Walter Cronkite & Jack Paar

Broadcast Journalist Walter Cronkite
Broadcast Journalist
Walter Cronkite
  • 1954 WSJV TV channel 28 in Elkhart-South Bend, IN (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1955 WLEX TV channel 18 in Lexington, KY (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1958 KULR TV channel 8 in Billings, MT (NBC/ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1959 WILX TV channel 10 in Lansing, MI (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1962 KATU TV channel 2 in Portland, OR (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1963 WFAN TV channel 14 in Washington, D.C. (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1965 WMFE TV channel 24 in Orlando, FL (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1967 WSJK TV channel 2 in Sneedville/Knoxville, TN (PBS) 1st broadcast

Film release premierFilm Premier

1972 "The Godfather", based on the book by Mario Puzo, directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Marlon Brando and Al Pacino, premieres in NYC (Academy Awards Best Picture 1973)

Actor Al Pacino
Actor
Al Pacino
Actor Marlon Brando
Actor
Marlon Brando
Novelist Mario Puzo
Novelist
Mario Puzo
  • 1977 "Eight is Enough" premieres on ABC-TV
  • 1982 Actress Theresa Saladana, stabbed repeatedly by obsessed fan
  • 1982 KGB-AM in San Diego CA changes call letters to KCNN (now KPOP)

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

1984 10th People's Choice Awards: Clint Eastwood, Burt Reynolds & Meryl Streep win (Motion Picture) and Tom Selleck, Linda Evans win (TV)

Actress Meryl Streep
Actress
Meryl Streep
Actor and Director Clint Eastwood
Actor and Director
Clint Eastwood
Actor Tom Selleck
Actor
Tom Selleck

Music awardsMusic Awards

1994 8th Soul Train Music Awards: Toni Braxton, Whitney Houston win

Singer and actress Whitney Houston
Singer and actress
Whitney Houston
  • 2017 Disney refuses to cut gay moment in film "Beauty and the Beast" for Malaysian censors, instead pulls film from Malaysia