On This Day

March 1999 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Mar 20 19th Golden Raspberry Awards: An Alan Smithee Film "Burn Hollywood Burn" wins

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

Mar 21 71st Academy Awards: "Shakespeare in Love", Roberto Benigni & Gwyneth Paltrow win

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow
Actress
Gwyneth Paltrow
Actor Roberto Benigni
Actor
Roberto Benigni
Playwright and Screenwriter Tom Stoppard
Playwright and Screenwriter
Tom Stoppard

Music releaseMusic Single

Mar 23 "Livin' la Vida Loca" sung by Ricky Martin released - goes on to sell over 8 million copies

Singer/Actor Ricky Martin
Singer/Actor
Ricky Martin

Film release premierFilm Premier

Mar 24 "The Matrix" film written and directed by The Wachowskis, starring Keanu Reeve, Lawrence Fishburne and Carrie-Ann Moss premieres

Sport defeatWrestleMania

Mar 28 WrestleMania XV, First Union Center, Philadelphia, PA: 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin beats The Rock in no disqualification match for the WWF Heavyweight title

Actor & Professional Wrestler The Rock
Actor & Professional Wrestler
The Rock

Film release premierFilm Release

Mar 31 "10 Things I Hate About You", a modernization of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, starring Julia Stiles and Heath Ledger, is released


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Mar 13 Wiktoria Gąsiewska, Polish actress, born in Warsaw, Poland
  • Mar 19 Tatum McCann, American actress

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Mar 20 "Smallville" actress Annette O' Toole (46) weds "Laverne and Shirley" actor Michael McKean (51) at The Regal Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, California

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Mar 3 Lee Philips, American actor and director (Peyton Place, Ellery Queen), dies of progressive supranuclear palsy at 72
  • Mar 4 Del Close, American actor (b. 1934)
  • Mar 5 Richard Kiley, American actor and singer (Kismet, Man of La Mancha, Endless Love), dies at 76

Person of interestStanley Kubrick

Mar 7 Stanley Kubrick, American film director (2001 A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange) dies at 70

Film Director Stanley Kubrick
Film Director
Stanley Kubrick
  • Mar 8 Mary Margaret "Peggy" Cass, American actress, comedian, game show panelist and announcer (To Tell The Truth), dies at 74
  • Mar 11 Stefan Schnabel, German actor (Anna, Dracula's Widow, Firefox), dies from a heart attack at 87
  • Mar 13 Garson Kanin, American writer and director (b. 1912)
  • Mar 14 Kirk Alyn [John Feggo Jr], American actor (Superman), dies of Alzheimer's disease at 88
  • Mar 16 Gratien Gélinas, Quebec playwright and director (b. 1909)
  • Mar 17 Ernest Gold, Austrian-born American film composer (Exodus), dies at 77
  • Mar 17 Rod Hull, British comedian (Emu), dies after falling off a roof at 63
  • Mar 21 Ernie Wise, British comedian (b. 1925)
  • Mar 22 David Strickland, American actor (b. 1969)
  • Mar 30 Gary Morton, American film and television producer (b. 1924)
  • Mar 30 Terry Wilson, American actor (Wagon Train, Escape to Witch Mountain), dies at 75