On This Day

March 1928 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Music releaseMusic Recording

Mar 1 Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra record "Ol' Man River" for Victor Records featuring Bing Crosby

Singer and Actor Bing Crosby
Singer and Actor
Bing Crosby
  • Mar 19 "Amos & Andy" debuts on radio (NBC Blue Network-WMAQ Chicago)

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Mar 22 Noël Coward's musical "This Year of Grace" premieres in London

Playwright, Director and Singer Noël Coward
Playwright, Director and Singer
Noël Coward

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Mar 1 Jacques Rivette, French New Wave film director, born in Rouen, Haute-Normandie (d. 2016)
  • Mar 10 Sara Montiel, Spanish actress and singer (The Last Torch Song, The Violet Seller), born in Campo de Criptana, Ciudad Real, Spain (d. 2013)
  • Mar 11 Albert Salmi, American character actor (Caddyshack, Daniel Boone, 79 Park Avenue), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1990)
  • Mar 17 Eunice Gayson, British actress and 1st Bond Girl (Sylvia Trench- "Dr. No" and "From Russia With Love"), born in London (d. 2018)
  • Mar 19 Patrick McGoohan, American-born Irish actor, writer, and director (The Prisoner, Secret Agent/ Danger Man), born in Queens, New York (d. 2009)

Person of interestFred Rogers

Mar 20 Fred Rogers, American children's TV host (Mr Rogers' Neighborhood), born in Latrobe, Pennsylvania (d. 2003)

TV Host Fred Rogers
TV Host
Fred Rogers
  • Mar 24 Byron "Yanks" Janis, McKeesport Pa, pianist (NBC Symphony Orchestra)
  • Mar 24 Vanessa Brown [Smylla Brind], Austrian-born American actress (My Favorite Husband), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1999)
  • Mar 26 Carole Carr [Carless], British singer and actress (Down Among the Z Men), born in London, England (d. 1997)