On This Day

March 2019 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Mar 2 FESPACO, Africa's largest film festival in its 50th year awards the Golden Stallion of Yennenga to "The Mercy of the Jungle" by Joel Karekezi, in Burkina Faso

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Mar 5 Kylie Jenner is the world's youngest-ever billionaire at 21, according to Forbes

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Mar 12 Dozens charged in US college admission scandal by US federal prosecutors, including actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman

  • Mar 17 Facebook removes 1.5 million videos of the Christchurch mosque shootings in first 24 hrs after the attack, although only 1.2 million blocked at upload
  • Mar 20 Four men arrested in South Korea for secretly filming 1,600 hotel guests and selling the footage via a website

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Mar 20 The Walt Disney Company acquires Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox entertainment business for $71 billion

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Mar 21 Emilia Clarke reveals she suffered two brain aneurysms while filming "Games of Thrones" in an article for "The New Yorker"

  • Mar 25 Apple introduces new TV streaming platform Apple TV+, news service Apple News+ and an Apple credit card at star-studded event featuring Oprah

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Mar 30 Swedish gamer and YouTuber PewDiePie overtaken by Indian channel T-Series as YouTube channel with most subscribers (both on 92 million)

Music History

Mar 31 Elton John joins George Clooney's call to boycott hotels owned by the Sultan of Brunei after Brunei plans new anti-gay laws to make homosexual sex punishable by death


Deaths in Film & TV

Luke Perry

Mar 4 Luke Perry, American actor (Beverly Hills 90210, Riverdale), dies after a stroke at 52

  • Mar 4 King Kong Bundy [Christopher Pallies], American pro wrestler (WWF), dies at 61
  • Mar 25 Cal Ramsey, American basketball broadcaster, small forward (NY Knicks), dies of cardiac arrest at 81