On This Day

March 1962 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Film tv awardsGolden Globes

Mar 5 19th Golden Globes: "The Guns of Navarone", Maximilian Schell, & Geraldine Page win

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

Mar 8 Beatles, with Pete Best, TV debut (perform "Dream Baby" on BBC)

Original Drummer of the Beatles Pete Best
Original Drummer of the Beatles
Pete Best
  • Mar 15 KATU TV channel 2 in Portland, OR (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Mar 24 Welterweight boxing title fight between Benny Paret and Emile Griffith, Paret knocked out 13th round, dies 10 days later. First use of television slow motion replay.

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Mar 4 David Sparrow, English actor
  • Mar 9 Brian Green, American actor (Sam Fowler-Another World), born in Columbus, Indiana
  • Mar 11 Jeffrey Nordling, American actor
  • Mar 11 Peter Berg, American film actor, director and producer
  • Mar 13 Terence Blanchard, American jazz trumpeter (Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers) and film score composer, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Mar 15 Igor Aleinikov, filmmaker
  • Mar 15 Jimmy Baio, actor (Billy Tate-Soap, Brass, Playing for Keeps), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mar 18 Thomas Ian Griffith, American actor
  • Mar 18 Mike Rowe, American television personality
  • Mar 18 Etsushi Toyokawa, Japanese actor
  • Mar 19 Jim Korderas, American professional wrestling referee
  • Mar 20 Stephen Sommers, American film director

Person of interestMatthew Broderick

Mar 21 Matthew Broderick, American actor (WarGames, Biloxi Blues), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestRosie O'Donnell

Mar 21 Rosie O'Donnell, comedienne, actress and TV host (League of Their Own, Flintstones, Rosie, born in Commack, New York

Comedienne Rosie O'Donnell
Comedienne
Rosie O'Donnell
  • Mar 24 Star Jones, attorney/TV hostess (NBC, Inside Edition)
  • Mar 25 Marcia Cross, American television actress (Melrose Place), born in Marlborough, Massachusetts
  • Mar 28 Terry Szopinski, American pro-wrestler (The Warlord), born in Pompano Beach, Florida
  • Mar 30 Bil Dwyer, American comedian and TV host, born in Evergreen Park, Illinois

Weddings in Film & TV


LoveWedding of Interest

Mar 21 Academy award-winning actor Rex Harrison (54) weds actress and third wife Rachel Roberts (34) in Genoa, Italy


Deaths in Film & TV

  • Mar 1 Roscoe Ates, American actor (Freaks, Cimarron, Marshal of Gunsight Pass), dies of lung cancer at 67
  • Mar 15 Sam Wren, American actor (Marked Woman, The Old Grey Mayor), dies at 65
  • Mar 17 Frank Orth, American actor (Boston Blackie, Brothers), dies at 82
  • Mar 22 Aura Abranches, Port actress (Lisboa, O Primo Basilio), dies at 65
  • Mar 23 Val Paul, American actor and director (Suspense, The Phantom Thief), dies at 75