On This Day

March 1971 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

TV Show Appearance

Mar 14 Barbra Streisand appears on "The Burt Bacharach Special" on CBS TV

  • Mar 16 KDCD TV channel 18 in Midland, TX (IND) suspends broadcasting
  • Mar 21 WCPB TV channel 28 in Salisbury, MD (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Mar 26 "Cannon" starring William Conrad as a private detective premieres on CBS-TV; airs for 5 seasons

Film & TV History

Mar 28 Last original edition of "The Ed Sullivan Show" broadcasts on CBS-TV

  • Mar 29 WSVN (now WSBN) TV channel 47 in Norton, VA (PBS) begins broadcasting

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Mar 1 Ma Dong-seok [Don Lee], South Korean American actor (Train to Busan), born in Seoul, South Korea
  • Mar 2 Amber Smith, actress (Faithful, Funeral, Mirror Has 2 Faces), born in Tampa, Florida
  • Mar 2 Dave Gorman, English documentary comedian
  • Mar 2 Elizabeth Lackey, American actress
  • Mar 4 Shavar Ross, American actor-turned film director, writer, film producer and editor
  • Mar 4 Nick Stabile, American actor
  • Mar 5 Yuri Lowenthal, American actor/author/painter
  • Mar 6 Sean Morley, American professional wrestler
  • Mar 7 Peter Sarsgaard, American actor (The Killing), born in St Clair, Illinois
  • Mar 7 Matthew Vaughn, British producer and director (Kingsman films), born in London, England
  • Mar 9 Emmanuel Lewis, American actor (Webster), born in Brooklyn, New York

Jon Hamm

Mar 10 Jon Hamm, American actor (Mad Men - Don Draper), born in St. Louis, Missouri

  • Mar 11 Johnny Knoxville, American television personality
  • Mar 13 Curtis Conway, American NFL wide receiver (Chicago Bears, SD Chargers) and broadcaster (Compass Media Networks, Pac-12 Network), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 13 Tracy Wells, American actress (Heather-Mr Belvedere), born in Encino, Los Angeles
  • Mar 13 Annabeth Gish, American actress (Shag, Hiding Out), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Mar 15 Penny Lancaster, English model
  • Mar 16 Alan Tudyk, American actor, born in El Paso, Texas
  • Mar 19 Dalton James, American actor (My Father, The Hero; Beverly Hills 90201 - "Mark"), born in Sacramento, California
  • Mar 19 Nadja Auermann, German supermodel, born in Berlin, Germany
  • Mar 22 Will Yun Lee, American actor, born in Arlington, Virginia
  • Mar 23 Hiroyoshi Yamamoto, wrestler (NJPW)
  • Mar 23 Karen McDougal, American Playboy model (Playmate of the Year 1998), alleged affair with Donald Trump, born in Merrillville, Indiana
  • Mar 23 Yasmeen Ghauri, Canadian model (Valentino Perfume), born in Montreal, Canada
  • Mar 23 Gail Porter, British television presenter
  • Mar 24 Megyn Price, American actress
  • Mar 27 Nathan Fillion, Canadian actor (Castle), born in Edmonton, Alberta

Ewan McGregor

Mar 31 Ewan McGregor, Scottish actor (Trainspotting, Star Wars Episodes I, II, III), born in Perth, Scotland


Weddings in Film & TV

Pierre Trudeau

Mar 4 Prime Minister of Canada Pierre Trudeau (51) weds author/actress Margaret Joan Sinclair (23) at a private ceremony in North Vancouver, Canada

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Mar 5 Winnie Lightner, American actress (Gold Dust Gertie, Sit Tight), dies at 71
  • Mar 8 Harold Lloyd sr, American silent film actor, comedian, and director (Why Worry, Safety Last!), dies of cancer at 77
  • Mar 11 Philo Farnsworth, American inventor (created electronic television, video camera tube), dies of pneumonia at 64
  • Mar 12 David Burns, American actor (Music Man, Hello Dolly!), dies of a heart attack at 68
  • Mar 16 Bebe Daniels, actress (Silver Dollar, My Past), dies at 70
  • Mar 30 Selmer Jackson, American actor (The Grapes of Wrath, Life & Legend of Wyatt Earp), dies at 82
  • Mar 31 Liselotte Liselot Beekmeyer, Dutch actress (Child Crying), dies at 31