On This Day

March 1930 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Mar 31 The Motion Pictures Production Code is instituted, imposing strict guidelines on the treatment of sex, crime, religion and violence in film for the next 38 years

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Mar 1 Raymond St Jacques, American actor, director and producer, who was the 1st African-American to hold a regular role in a western series (Simon Blake in "Rawhide"), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1990)
  • Mar 2 John Cullum, American singer and actor (Hamlet; 1776; Hawaii; Northern Exposure - "Holling"), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Mar 2 Emma Penella, Spanish actress, born in Madrid, Spain (d. 2007)
  • Mar 6 Lorin Maazel, American conductor (Cleveland Orchestra, 1972-82; Orchestre National de France, 1977-91; NY Philharmonic 2001-09), born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France (d. 2014)
  • Mar 9 Taina Elg, Finnish-American actress (Hercules in NY, Les Girls), born in Impilahti, Finland
  • Mar 12 Scoey Mitchill, American TV writer, director, and actor (Barefoot in the Park; Rhoda), born in Newburgh, New York
  • Mar 19 Bill Henderson, American jazz singer ("SeƱor Blues"), and actor (Dreams - "Torpedo"), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2016)
  • Mar 21 James Coco, American character actor (Only When I Laugh; Murder by Death), and singer (Man of La Mancha), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 1987)
  • Mar 24 Kenneth Nelson, American actor (Henry Aldrich-Aldrich Family), born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina (d. 1993)

Steve McQueen

Mar 24 Steve McQueen, American actor called "The King of Cool" during the 1960s (The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape), born in Beech Grove, Indiana (d. 1980)

  • Mar 27 David Janssen, American actor (The Fugitive, Harry O), born in Naponee Nebraska (d. 1980)
  • Mar 30 John Astin, American actor (I'm Dickens, He's Fenster; The Addams Family), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Mar 30 Rolf Harris, Australian-British comedian, actor, painter, singer-songwriter ("Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport", television personality, and convicted sex offender, born in Bassendean, Western Australia