On This Day

March 1968 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Mar 1 NBC's unprecedented on-air announcement, Star Trek will return
  • Mar 7 The BBC broadcasts the news for the first time in color on television.
  • Mar 14 CBS TV suspends Radio Free Europe free advertising because RFE doesn't make it clear it is sponsored by the CIA

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

Mar 17 Bee Gees make their US TV debut on "The Ed Sullivan Show" performing "To Love Somebody" and "Words"

Bee Gees Guitarist Maurice Gibb
Bee Gees Guitarist
Maurice Gibb
TV Host Ed Sullivan
TV Host
Ed Sullivan
Bee Gees Singer Barry Gibb
Bee Gees Singer
Barry Gibb
  • Mar 18 WVER TV channel 28 in Rutland, VT (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Mar 18 WVTA TV channel 41 in Windsor, VT (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Mar 25 KLVX TV channel 10 in Las Vegas, NV (PBS) begins broadcasting

Birthdays in Film & TV


Person of interestDaniel Craig

Mar 2 Daniel Craig, English actor (James Bond films), born in Chester, England

  • Mar 4 Patsy Kensit, English actress (Lethal Weapon 2, Hanover St), born in London, England
  • Mar 6 Moira Kelly, actress (Cutting Edge)
  • Mar 12 Aaron Eckhart, American actor
  • Mar 13 Christopher Collett, American actor (Manhattan Project), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 14 Megan Follows, Canadian actress (Chase, Anne of Green Gables), born in Toronto, Onario
  • Mar 16 Ananya Khare, Indian actress and teacher
  • Mar 18 Shinichiro Miki, Japanese seiyu (voice actor)
  • Mar 28 Max Perlich, American actor (JH Brodie-Homicide), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Mar 28 Tim Lovejoy, British television presenter (Soccer AM with Helen Chamberlain), born in Northwood, London

Person of interestLucy Lawless

Mar 29 Lucy Lawless, New Zealand actress (Xena: Warrior Princess) and singer, born in Auckland, New Zealand

Actress & Singer Lucy Lawless
Actress & Singer
Lucy Lawless
  • Mar 30 Donna D'Errico, American actress (Baywatch) and Playboy playmate (Sep, 1995), born in Dothan, Alabama
  • Mar 31 Naoya Ogawa, Japanese professional wrestler

Weddings in Film & TV


LoveWedding of Interest

Mar 1 Singer-songwriter and actress June Carter (38) weds singer-songwriter Johnny Cash (36) at a church in Franklin, Kentucky

Country Singer Johnny Cash
Country Singer
Johnny Cash
Country Singer June Carter Cash
Country Singer
June Carter Cash

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Mar 10 Helen Walker, American actress (Brewster's Million, Lucky Jordan), dies of cancer at 47
  • Mar 16 June Collyer, actress (June-Stu Erwin Show), dies at 60
  • Mar 24 Howard Petrie, American actor (Border River, Bounty Hunter), dies at 61
  • Mar 24 Alice Guy-Blaché, French film director who was the first woman to direct a film (The Fairy of the Cabbages), dies at 94
  • Mar 25 Douglas Evans, American actor (At War with the Army, South Pacific Trail), dies at 64
  • Mar 30 Bobby Driscoll, American actor (b. 1937)