March 1970 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Film release premierFilm Release

Mar 5 "Airport" based on the book by Arthur Hailey, directed by George Seaton and starring Burt Lancaster and Dean Martin is released

  • Mar 7 WXOW TV channel 19 in La Crosse, WI (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Mar 8 WTCI TV channel 45 in Chattanooga, TN (PBS) begins broadcasting

Music releaseMusic Recording

Mar 10 Barbra Streisand records "The Singer" & "I Can Do It"

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • Mar 16 WNIN TV channel 9 in Evansville, IN (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Mar 18 KAEC TV channel 19 in Lufkin, Texas (ABC) suspends broadcasting
  • Mar 21 Vinko Bogataj crashes during a ski-jumping championship in Germany; his image becomes that of the "agony of defeat guy" in the opening credits of ABC's Wide World of Sports.
  • Mar 21 1st San Diego Comic-Con International opens at U.S. Grant Hotel
  • Mar 30 Soap opera "Somerset" premieres

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Mar 3 Shawn Marie Brogan, Miss USA-Iowa (1997)
  • Mar 5 Lisa Robin Kelly, American actress, (d. 2013)
  • Mar 6 Amy Pietz, actress (Annie-Caroline In the City), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Person of interestRachel Weisz

Mar 7 Rachel Weisz, English actress (The Mummy, The Constant Gardener) and fashion model, born in London, England

Actress Rachel Weisz
Actress
Rachel Weisz
  • Mar 13 Tim Story, American film director and producer (The Story Company), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 14 Meredith Salenger, actress (Dream a Little Dream, The Kiss)
  • Mar 18 Michael Rapaport, actor (Zak-Zebrahead)

Person of interestQueen Latifah

Mar 18 Queen Latifah [Dana Owen], American rapper and actress Living Single, Chicago), born in Newark, New Jersey

Singer, Rapper, & Actress Queen Latifah
Singer, Rapper, & Actress
Queen Latifah
  • Mar 24 Lara Flynn Boyle, Davenport Iowa, actress (Donna Hayward-Twin Peaks)
  • Mar 26 Evan Richards, actor (Frankie-Mama Malone), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 26 Martin McDonagh, Anglo-Irish playwright, screenwriter and film director (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), born in London, England
  • Mar 27 Corey Page, Australian actor (Richard Wilkins-Loving/City), born in Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
  • Mar 27 Elizabeth Mitchell, American actress (Lost), born in Los Angeles, California

Person of interestVince Vaughn

Mar 28 Vince Vaughn, American actor (Swingers, Wedding Crashers), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • Mar 30 Mark Consuelos, Zaragosa Spain, actor (Mateo Santos-All My Children)

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 12 Actor Phil Hartman (21) weds first wife Gretchen Lewis

HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 20 Singer David Bowie (23) weds model Angie Bowie (20) at Bromley Register Office in Beckenham Lane, London

Singer-Songwriter David Bowie
Singer-Songwriter
David Bowie

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Mar 6 William Hopper, American actor (Perry Mason, The Bad Seed, Rebel Without a Cause), dies of pneumonia following a stroke at 55
  • Mar 10 Vasilis Avlonitis, Greek actor (b. 1904)
  • Mar 13 Rick Besoyan, American singer, actor, playwright, composer and director (Little Mary Sunshine), dies of internal hemorrhages at 45