On This Day

March 1966 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Mar 3 WRFT (now WVFT) TV channel 27 in Roanoke, VA (IND) begins broadcasting

Film Release

Mar 14 British film "Born Free" based on the book "Born Free" by Joy Adamson released starring Virginia McKenna and Bill Travers

Naturalist and Author Joy Adamson
Naturalist and Author
Joy Adamson

Grammy Awards

Mar 15 8th Grammy Awards: Taste of Honey, Tom Jones, Frank Sintra & Barbra Streisand

Singer Tom Jones
Singer
Tom Jones
Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand

Television Premiere

Mar 30 "Color Me Barbra", Barbra Streisand's second TV special and the first in color, premieres on CBS

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

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Mar 1 John David Cullum, actor (1776, Sweet Country, Day After)
  • Mar 3 Fernando Colunga, Mexican actor and director (Pasión, Ladrón que roba a ladrón), born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • Mar 4 Steve Bastoni, Italian Australian actor
  • Mar 4 Wash West [Wash Westmoreland], English film director (Still Alice, The Last of Robin Hood), born in Leeds, England
  • Mar 5 Aasif Mandvi [Mandviwala], British-American comedian, actor, and writer (The Mystic Masseur; The Daily Show, 2006-15; Today's Special), born in Bombay (now Mumbai), India

Alan Davies

Mar 6 Alan Davies, British comedian and actor (Jonathan Creek, QI), born in Loughton, Essex, England

Comedian and Actor Alan Davies
Comedian and Actor
Alan Davies
  • Mar 7 Joy Tanner, American actress, born in Rochester, New York
  • Mar 10 Stephen Mailer, American actor (Red Meat, League of Their Own, War & Love), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 13 Akira Nogami, Japanese wrestler (NJPW), born in Narashino, Chiba Prefecture, Japan
  • Mar 14 Elise Neal, American actress
  • Mar 15 Chris Bruno, actor (Michael-All My Children, Dennis-Another World)
  • Mar 17 Jeremy Sheffield, English actor
  • Mar 24 Tatjana Patitz, model/actress (Rising Sun), born in Hamburg, Germany
  • Mar 26 Michael Imperioli, American actor (The Sopranos), born in Mount Vernon, New York

Weddings in Film & TV

Keith Moon

Mar 17 The Who drummer Keith Moon (19) weds model Kim Kerrigan (18) at Brent Registry Office

drummer Keith Moon
drummer
Keith Moon

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Mar 3 Alice Pearce, American comedienne and actress (On the Town, Bewitched), dies from ovarian cancer at 48
  • Mar 3 William Frawley, American actor (I Love Lucy, My 3 Sons), dies of a heart attack at 89
  • Mar 12 Estelita Rodriguez, Cuban actress (Rio Bravo, Cuban Fireball, Havana Rose), dies of influenza at 37
  • Mar 23 Johannes W Elsensohn, Dutch actor/writer (Arie), dies at 82
  • Mar 25 Colin Campbell, Scottish actor (High Bright Sun, Leather Boys), dies at 83