On This Day

March 1938 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

Mar 10 10th Academy Awards: "The Life of Emile Zola", Spencer Tracy & Luise Rainer win

Film release premierFilm Premier

Mar 10 "Jezebel" film premieres directed by William Wyler, starring Bette Davis and Henry Fonda, from the play by Owen Davis

Actress Bette Davis
Actress
Bette Davis
Actor Henry Fonda
Actor
Henry Fonda
Film Director William Wyler
Film Director
William Wyler
  • Mar 13 World News Roundup is broadcast for the first time on CBS Radio in the United States.

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Mar 16 Noël Coward's musical "Operette" premieres in London

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

Music concertMusic Concert

Mar 26 NBC radio performance of Howard Hanson's 3rd Symphony

Composer and Conductor Howard Hanson
Composer and Conductor
Howard Hanson

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Mar 4 Paula Prentiss [Ragusa], American actress (Parallax View, He & She), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Mar 5 Fred "Hammer" Williamson, NFLer (Chiefs)/actor (Julia), born in Gary, Indiana
  • Mar 9 Charles Siebert, American actor (One Day at A Time, Trapper John), born in Kenosha, Wisconsin
  • Mar 9 Lill-Babs [Barbro Margareta Svensson], Swedish singer and actress, born in Järvsö, Gävleborg County, Sweden
  • Mar 10 Marina Vlady, Clichy France, actress (Conjugal Bed, The Hunt)
  • Mar 18 Carl Gottlieb, American comedian and script writer (Ken Berry Wow Show, Jaws, The Jerk), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 18 Shashi Kapoor [Balbir Raj Kapoor], prominent Indian Bollywood actor (Deewar, The Deceivers, Shalimar, Heat & Dust), born in Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, British India (d. 2017)
  • Mar 23 Christopher Glenn, American news anchor (CBS Nightwatch), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 25 Hoyt Axton, American songwriter, singer ("No No Song"; "Joy To The World"; "I've Never Been To Spain"), and actor (McCloud; Gremlins; The Rousters), born in Duncan, Oklahoma (d. 1999)
  • Mar 29 Margaret Howard, British broadcaster
  • Mar 31 Nathaniel Taylor, American actor (Rollo-Sanford & Sons), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2019)

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Mar 21 Oscar Apfel, American actor (The Squaw Man, Inspiration, Before Dawn), dies from a heart attack at 60