Events in Film & TV on March 31

  • 1930 The Motion Pictures Production Code is instituted, imposing strict guidelines on the treatment of sex, crime, religion and violence in film for the next thirty eight years.

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1939 "The Hound of Baskervilles", starring Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes and Nigel Bruce as Dr. Watson for the first time, is released

  • 1961 8th National Film Awards (India): "Anuradha" wins the Golden Lotus
  • 1981 1st Golden Raspberry Awards: Can't Stop the Music wins

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1981 53rd Academy Awards: "Ordinary People", Robert De Niro & Sissy Spacek win

  • 1990 "Carol & Company" starring Carol Burnette premieres on NBC-TV
  • 1996 Wrestlemania XII - Shawn Michaels beats Brett Hart for WWF title
  • 1997 "Daytime to Remember" a series showing old soaps premieres on ABC-TV

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1999 "10 Things I Hate About You", a modernization of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, starring Julia Stiles and Heath Ledger, is released