On This Day

March 1941 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Historic Publication

Mar 1 Captain America created by cartoonists Joe Simon and Jack Kirby is first published by Timely Comics (premiere issue released on December 20, 1940)

Film & TV History

Mar 22 James Stewart is inducted into the Army, becoming the first major American movie star to wear a military uniform in World War II

Sports History

Mar 24 Glenn Miller begins work on his 1st movie "Sun Valley Serenade", starring Sonja Henie and John Payne, for 20th Century Fox


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Mar 2 John Cornell, Australian screenwriter (Paul Hogan Show; Crocodile Dundee), and director (Crocodile Dundee II), born in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia (d. 2021)
  • Mar 4 John Aprea, American actor (Lucas-Another World, The Godfather Part II), born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • Mar 4 John Hancock, American actor (Black Marble, Traxx, Houston Knights), born in Hazen, Arkansas (d. 1992)
  • Mar 6 Karyn Kupcinet, American actress (Carol-Gertrude Berg Show), born in Karyn Kupcinet (d. 1963)
  • Mar 8 Andrei Mironov, Soviet actor (d. 1987)
  • Mar 14 Wolfgang Petersen, German director, screenwriter and producer (Das Boot), born in Emden, Germany
  • Mar 15 Dick Top, Dutch actor and director (Witch of Haarlem)
  • Mar 15 Cecil Turtle, Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Tex Avery (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "Tortoise Beats Hare"

Bernardo Bertolucci

Mar 16 Bernardo Bertolucci, Italian director (Last Tango in Paris, The Last Emperor), born in Parma, Emilia-Romagna, Italy (d. 2018)

  • Mar 22 Bruno Ganz, Swiss actor (Strapless, Wings of Desire), born in Zurich, Switzerland
  • Mar 22 Jeremy Clyde, English pop singer and guitarist (Chad & Jeremy - "A Summer Song") and actor (The Iron Lady), born in Dorney, Buckinghamshire
  • Mar 28 Alf Clausen, American orchestra leader and film and television score composer (Donny & Marie; The Simpsons; ALF), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Mar 29 Terence Hill, Italian actor (Super Fuzz; They Call Me Trinity), born in Venice, Italy

Weddings in Film & TV

Hattie McDaniel

Mar 21 American Actress Hattie McDaniel (45) weds real estate salesman James Lloyd Crawford; divorced 1945

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Mar 7 Julian Eltinge [Dalton], American vaudeville, Broadway, and silent film female impersonator star (The Crinoline Girl), dies of a suspected cerebral hemorrhage at 59
  • Mar 11 Walford Davies, British organist, composer, educator, and broadcaster (BBC), dies at 71
  • Mar 17 Marguerite Nichols, American actress (b. 1895)