On This Day

March 1972 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Mar 1 KHMA TV channel 11 in Houma, LA (IND) begins broadcasting

Music History

Mar 10 "What's Up, Doc?", Peter Bogdanovich's film homage to screwball comedies, starring Ryan O'Neal, Barbra Streisand, Madeline Kahn & Kenneth Mars premieres

Film Premiere

Mar 15 "The Godfather", based on the book by Mario Puzo, directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Marlon Brando and Al Pacino, premieres in NYC (Academy Awards Best Picture 1973)

  • Mar 23 Geoge Harrison and Friends' "The Concert for Bangladesh" concert film, directed by Saul Swimmer released in the US
  • Mar 27 Wyoming officially names "Curt Gowdy State Park", in honor of the nationally recognized broadcaster

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Mar 2 Richard Ruccolo, American actor
  • Mar 3 Christian Oliver, actor (Baby Sitters Club, Brian-Saved by the Bell)
  • Mar 7 Jang Dong-gun, South Korean actor (Friend) and musician, born in Seoul, South Korea
  • Mar 7 Maxim Roy, Canadian actress, born in Rigaud, Québec
  • Mar 9 Kerr Smith, American actor (Final Destination, Dawson's Creek), born in Exton, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 12 Hector Luis Bustamante, Colombian actor
  • Mar 12 James Maritato, American professional wrestler
  • Mar 18 Dane Cook, American comedian and actor
  • Mar 21 Chris Candido, American professional wrestler, born in Edison, New Jersey (d. 2005)
  • Mar 23 Judith Godrèche, French actress (The Man in the Iron Mask; L'Auberge espagnole), and novelist (Point de côté), born in Paris
  • Mar 26 Leslie Mann, American actress (Knocked Up; The Change-Up), born in San Francisco, California
  • Mar 27 Charlie Haas, American pro wrestler (3 x WWE Tag Team C'ship), born in Houston, Texas
  • Mar 28 Nick Frost, English comedian and actor
  • Mar 29 Junichi Suwabe, Japanese voice actor, born in Tokyo
  • Mar 30 Peggy Zlotkowski, Miss France-Universe (1989)
  • Mar 31 Alejandro Amenábar, Spanish film director
  • Mar 31 Andrew Bowen, American actor

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Mar 2 Bill Lawrence, news anchor (ABC), dies at 56
  • Mar 20 Aad de Haas, Dutch religious painter, graphic artist and cartoonist, dies at 51
  • Mar 20 Marilyn Maxwell, American actress and entertainer (Champion, The Lemon Drop Kid, East of Sumatra), dies of a heart attack at 50
  • Mar 30 Peter Whitney, actor (Rough Riders), dies at 55
  • Mar 31 Meena Kumari, Indian film actress (Parineeta), dies at 38