On This Day in Film & TV for March 1

Events in Film & TV

  • 1864 Louis Ducos du Hauron patents movie machine (never built)
  • 1953 KAUZ TV channel 6 in Wichita Falls, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 KTNT (now KSTW) TV channel 11 in Tacoma-Seattle, WA (IND) begins
  • 1953 WJZ-AM in NYC becomes WABC; WJZ-TV in Baltimore final transmission
  • 1953 WFBG TV (later WTAJ) channel 10 in Altoona, PA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1955 KFAR (now KATN) TV channel 2 in Fairbanks, AK (ABC/NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 1957 KTWO TV channel 2 in Casper, WY (NBC/ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1965 WPSX TV channel 3 in Clearfield, PA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1967 WMET (now WHSW) TV channel 24 in Baltimore, MD (IND) 1st broadcast
  • 1968 NBC's unprecedented on-air announcement, Star Trek will return
  • 1972 KHMA TV channel 11 in Houma, LA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1975 Colour television transmissions begin in Australia.

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1978 Charlie Chaplin's coffin and remains are stolen from a Swiss cemetery

Comedian/Actor/Filmaker Charlie Chaplin
Comedian/Actor/Filmaker
Charlie Chaplin

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1985 Liza Minnelli enters Betty Ford Drug Center

Singer & Actress Liza Minnelli
Singer & Actress
Liza Minnelli
  • 1988 Courtney Gibbs Eplin, 21, (Texas), crowned 37th Miss USA

Music awardsMusic Awards

2003 17th Soul Train Music Awards: LL Cool J, Mariah Carey & Nelly win

Actor and Rapper LL Cool J
Actor and Rapper
LL Cool J
Singer Mariah Carey
Singer
Mariah Carey
  • 2006 Animated film "Ice Age: The Meltdown" directed by Carlos Saldanha with voices by Ray Romano and John Leguizamo premieres in Belgium
  • 2014 34th Golden Raspberry Awards: "Movie 43" wins

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2017 Charo is revealed as a contestant on season 24 of Dancing with the Stars

Actress Charo
Actress
Charo

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1882 Ida Moore, American actress (Mr Music, Ma & Pa Kettle at Waikiki), born in Altoona, Kansas (d. 1964)
  • 1885 Lionel Atwill, British actor (The Mystery of the Wax Museum), born in Croydon, London, England (d. 1946)
  • 1904 Paul Hartman, American actor (Petticoat Junction, Inherit the Wind), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1973)
  • 1905 Doris Hare, Welsh actress, born in Bargoed, Glamorgan, Wales (d. 2000)
  • 1908 Terence De Marney, British actor (Lorna Doone, Doctor Who, The Immortal Gentleman), born in London, England (d. 1971)
  • 1909 Lois Moran, American actress (Waterfront), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1990)

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1910 David Niven, actor (Casino Royale, The Pink Panther), born in London, England (d. 1983)

  • 1918 Roger Delgado, English actor (Agent 8 3/4, Hot Enough for June), born in London, England (d. 1973)
  • 1921 Jack Clayton, film director
  • 1923 Bonita Granville, actress/producer (Perry Mason)
  • 1926 Cesare Danova, actor (Garrison's Gorillas), born in Rome, Italy
  • 1926 Robert Clary, actor (LeBeau-Hogan's Heroes), born in Paris, France
  • 1928 Jacques Rivette, French New Wave film director, born in Rouen, Haute-Normandie (d. 2016)
  • 1930 Raymond St Jacques, actor and director (Cotton Comes to Harlem, Mr Moses)
  • 1933 Joan Hackett, NY, actress (Will Penny, One Stone Pony)
  • 1935 Robert Conrad, [Conrad R Falk], actor (Wild Wild West), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1937 Jed Allan, actor (Days of our Lives, CC-Santa Barbara), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1944 Roger Daltrey, English rocker/actor/producer (The Who-Tommy)
  • 1945 Dirk Benedict, American actor (A-Team, Battlestar Galactica), born in Helena, Montana
  • 1947 Alan Thicke, Canadian actor, singer-songwriter (Thicke of the Night, Growing Pains), born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario (d. 2016)
  • 1954 Ron Howard, Oklahoma, American actor and director (American Graffiti, Happy Days)
  • 1954 Catherine Bach, Warren Oh, actress (Daisey Duke-The Dukes of Hazzard)
  • 1956 Timothy Daly, Sufferin NY, actor (Joe-Wings, Diner, Made in Heaven)
  • 1963 Maurice Benard, actor (Sonny Corinthos-General Hospital)
  • 1965 Booker Huffman, American professional wrestler
  • 1966 John David Cullum, actor (1776, Sweet Country, Day After)
  • 1967 George Eads, American actor (CSI), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1969 Javier Bardem, Spanish actor
  • 1973 Jack Davenport, English actor (Pirates of the Caribbean), born in London, England
  • 1974 Mark-Paul Gosselaar, actor (Zack-Saved by the Bell)
  • 1977 Esther Cañadas, Spanish actress and supermodel

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1978 Jensen Ackles, American actor (Days of our Lives, Supernatural), born in Dallas, Texas

  • 1978 Donovan Patton, Guamanian television star
  • 1978 Alicia Leigh Willis, American actress
  • 1981 Ana Hickmann, Brazilian supermodel
  • 1981 Adam LaVorgna, American actor
  • 1983 Lupita Nyong’o, Mexican-Kenyan actress (12 Years a Slave), born in Mexico City
  • 1984 Naima Mora, American model
  • 1988 Katija Pevec, American actress
  • 1990 Harry Eden, English actor, born in Old Harlow, Essex

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

1968 Singer-songwriter and actress June Carter (38) weds singer-songwriter Johnny Cash (36) at a church in Franklin, Kentucky

Country Singer Johnny Cash
Country Singer
Johnny Cash
  • 1987 "The Last Picture Show" actress Cybill Shepherd (37) weds Dr. Bruce Oppenheim (38) in San Fernando Valley

HeartWedding of Interest

2003 "The Silence of the Lambs" actor Anthony Hopkins (65) weds actress-producer Stella Arroyave (47) in Malibu, California


Divorces in Film & TV


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1919 Actress Gloria Swanson (19) divorces actor Wallace Beery (31) after 2 years of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1950 Actress Ingrid Bergman (34) divorces dentist Petter Aron Lindström after 12 years of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1989 "Baywatch" actor David Hasselhoff (37) divorces actress Catherine Hickland (33) after nearly 5 years of marriage

  • 2002 "12 Angry Men" actor Edward James Olmos (55) divorces "Sopranos" actress Lorraine Bracco (47) after 8 years of marriage
  • 2005 Former Full House actor John Stamos (41) divorces X-Men actress Rebecca Romijn-Stamos (31) after 5 years of marriage

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1912 George Grossmith, British actor, comedian and writer (The Diary of a Nobody, A Society Clown), dies at 64
  • 1940 Josef Swickard, German actor (The Wizard of Oz, Lost City, Tale of 2 Cities), dies at 73
  • 1962 Roscoe Ates, American actor (Freaks, Cimarron, Marshal of Gunsight Pass), dies of lung cancer at 67
  • 1979 Dolores Costello, actress (Noah's Ark, Expensive Women), dies at 73
  • 1980 Wilhelmina, high-fashion model and owner of model agency (b. 1940)

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1984 Jackie Coogan, actor (Uncle Fester-Addams Family), dies at 69

  • 1988 Jean Le Poulain, French actor (Divine), dies at 63
  • 1988 Joe Besser, American actor and comedian (The Three Stooges, Let's Make Love, Africa Screams), dies from heart failure at 80
  • 1989 Josephine van Gasteren, Dutch actress/dir (Bluejackets), dies at 72
  • 1991 Katharine Blake, actress (To Have & To Hold), dies at 62
  • 1993 Terry Frost, actor (Waterfront, Dead Man's Trail), dies at 86
  • 1994 Manmohan Desai, Indian filmmaker (Amar Akbar Anthony, Suhaag), dies at 57
  • 2010 Kristian Digby, British television presenter and director (b. 1977)
  • 2013 Bonnie Franklin, American actress, dies from pancreatic cancer at 69
  • 2016 Tony Warren [Anthony McVay Simpson], actor and tv screenwriter (Coronation Street), dies at 79
  • 2016 Martha Wright, American actress and singer (South Pacific, The Martha Wright Show), dies at 92