On This Day

March 1963 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Soldier and Writer T. E. Lawrence
Soldier and Writer
T. E. Lawrence
Actor Gregory Peck
Actor
Gregory Peck
Actress Geraldine Page
Actress
Geraldine Page
  • Mar 15 WFAN TV channel 14 in Washington, D.C. (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Mar 18 WGSF TV channel 31 in Newark, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Mar 25 KWHY TV channel 22 in Los Angeles, CA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Mar 29 Final episode of soap opera "Young Doctor Malone"

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Mar 1 Maurice Benard, actor (Sonny Corinthos-General Hospital)
  • Mar 2 Suzette Charles, Miss NJ, replaces Vanessa Williams as Miss America (1983)
  • Mar 3 Sophia Aliberti, Greek actress and TV presenter
  • Mar 4 Janey Lee Grace, English singer, author, television presenter and radio disc jockey
  • Mar 4 Daniel Roebuck, American actor, born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 6 Suzanne Crough, American child actress, and tambourinist (The Partridge Family - "Tracy"), born in Fullerton, California (d. 2015)
  • Mar 6 D.L. Hughley, American comedian and actor (ComicView), born in Portsmouth, Virginia
  • Mar 7 Bill Brochtrup, American actor (NYPD Blue), born in Inglewood, California
  • Mar 10 Jasmine Guy, American actress (A Different World - "Whitley"), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Mar 11 Alexandra "Alex" Kingston, British actress (Doctor Who, ER, The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders), born in Epsom, Surrey, England
  • Mar 12 Julia Campbell, Huntsville Ala, actress (Opportunity Knocks)

Person of interestKevin Smith

Mar 16 Kevin Smith, New Zealand actor (Ares-Hercules), born in Auckland, New Zealand (d. 2002)

  • Mar 17 Rebeca Arthur, actress (Mary Anne-Perf Strangers, Opposites Attract)
  • Mar 17 Alex Fong Chung-Sun, Chinese actor

Person of interestVanessa Williams

Mar 18 Vanessa Williams, American singer, actress and 1st African American Miss America (1983), born in The Bronx, New York

Singer and Actress Vanessa Williams
Singer and Actress
Vanessa Williams
  • Mar 20 Kathleen "Kathy" Ireland, American model and actress (Alien From LA, Side Out), born in Glendale, California
  • Mar 20 Manabu Suzuki, Japanese racing driver and broadcaster

Person of interestDavid Thewlis

Mar 20 David Thewlis, English actor (Remus Lupin-Harry Potter series), born in Blackpool, Lancashire

  • Mar 26 Paul de Leeuw, Dutch TV host (Cry of the Lion)
  • Mar 26 Amparo LarraƱaga, Spanish actress

Person of interestQuentin Tarantino

Mar 27 Quentin Tarantino, American director and screenwriter (Pulp Fiction), born in Knoxville, Tennessee

Film Director & Screenwriter Quentin Tarantino
Film Director & Screenwriter
Quentin Tarantino
  • Mar 27 Xuxa [Maria da Graca Meneghel], Brazilian actress (Xuxa Park), born in Santa Rosa, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
  • Mar 31 Paul Mercurio, Australian actor/dancer

Weddings in Film & TV

LoveWedding of Interest

Mar 21 Singer and actress Barbra Streisand (20) marries actor Elliott Gould (24)

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Mar 5 Cyril Smith, Scottish actor (The Adventures of Sir Lancelot), dies from a heart attack at 70
  • Mar 18 Wanda Hawley, American actress (b. 1895)