On This Day

March 1931 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Mar 14 1st theater built for rear movie projection (NYC)

Film & TV History

Mar 27 Charlie Chaplin receives France's distinguished Legion of Honor

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Mar 4 Wally Bruner, American journalist and television host (d. 1997)
  • Mar 6 Carmen de Lavallade, American actress, dancer and choreographer (Aida), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 6 John Smith, American actor (Cimarron City, Laramie, 7 Angry Men), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1995)

Rupert Murdoch

Mar 11 Rupert Murdoch, Australian-born American media mogul (NY Post, News of the World, FOX-TV), born in Melbourne, Victoria

  • Mar 12 William "Billie" Thomas, American child actor (Buckwheat- Our Gang), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1980)
  • Mar 13 Wolfgang Kohlhaase, German actor, director and writer (Solo Sunday), born in Berlin, Germany
  • Mar 20 Hal Linden [Harold Lipshitz], American actor (Barney Miller, Blacke's Magic), director, and musician, born in The Bronx, New York City

William Shatner

Mar 22 William Shatner, Canadian author, director and actor (Star Trek, T J Hooker), born in Montreal, Quebec

  • Mar 24 Connie Hines, American actress (Mister Ed), born in Dedham, Massachusetts (d. 2009)

Leonard Nimoy

Mar 26 Leonard Nimoy, American actor (Spock-Star Trek, Mission Impossible), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2015)


Deaths in Film & TV

  • Mar 11 F.W. Murnau, German film director (b. 1888)