On This Day

On This Day in Film & TV for March 10

Events in Film & TV

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1902 A United States court of appeals rules that Thomas Edison did not invent the movie camera

Inventor Thomas Edison
Thomas Edison

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

1938 10th Academy Awards: "The Life of Emile Zola", Spencer Tracy & Luise Rainer win

Film release premierFilm Premier

1938 "Jezebel" film premieres directed by William Wyler, starring Bette Davis and Henry Fonda, from the play by Owen Davis

Actress Bette Davis
Bette Davis
Actor Henry Fonda
Henry Fonda
Film Director William Wyler
Film Director
William Wyler

Film tv awardsGolden Globes

1948 5th Golden Globes: "Gentleman's Agreement", Ronald Colman, & Rosalind Russell win

Film tv awardsGolden Globes

1960 17th Golden Globes: "Ben-Hur", Anthony Franciosa, & Elizabeth Taylor win

Music releaseMusic Recording

1970 Barbra Streisand records "The Singer" and "I Can Do It"

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • 1972 "What's Up, Doc?", Peter Bogdanovich's film homage to screwball comedies, starring Ryan O'Neal, Barbra Streisand, Madeline Kahn & Kenneth Mars premieres
  • 1977 CBS' premiere of "A Circle of Children", starring Jane Alexander and based on the life and book about this by Mary Mac Cracken

Film release premierFilm Premier

1978 "The Incredible Hulk", starring Bill Bixby as David Banner, premieres on CBS

Actor Bill Bixby
Bill Bixby
Comic Book Artist and Writer Jack Kirby
Comic Book Artist and Writer
Jack Kirby

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

1982 8th People's Choice Awards: Burt Reynolds, Sally Field & Jane Fonda win (Motion Picture) and Alan Alda & Barbara Mandrell win (TV)

Actress Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda
Actress Sally Field
Sally Field
Actor Burt Reynolds
Burt Reynolds
  • 1990 4th American Comedy Award: "When Harry Met Sally"
  • 1994 1 million Greeks attend actress and activist Melina Mercouri's funeral

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

1996 22nd People's Choice Awards: Tom Hanks & Demi Moore win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Tim Allen & Candice Bergen win (TV)

Actor Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
Actress Demi Moore
Demi Moore
Actor Tim Allen
Tim Allen

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

1997 "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" created by Joss Whedon and starring Sarah Michelle Geller premieres on WB Television Network

  • 2000 16th Soap Opera Digest Awards - General Hospital wins

Music awardsMusic Awards

2007 21st Soul Train Music Awards: Jermaine Dupri, Jennifer Hudson win

Actress and Singer Jennifer Hudson
Actress and Singer
Jennifer Hudson

Film release premierFilm Release

2015 "See You Again" released by Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth commissioned by film "Furious 7" as tribute to Paul Walker (Billboard Song of the Year 2015)

  • 2016 Twelfth Republican presidential candidates debate hosted by CNN, held in Coral Gables, Florida
  • 2018 Two girls aged 8 and 6 become the first female weightlifters to appear on Iranian television after a protest
  • 2021 Video gaming platform Roblox goes public on the New York stock exchange, valued at $45 billion

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1863 E J Ratcliffe [Edward], British stage and screen actor, born in London (d. 1948)
  • 1884 Stuart Holmes, American actor (Life's Shop Window, Prisoner of Zenda), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1971)
  • 1888 Barry Fitzgerald, Irish actor (Academy Award, Going My Way), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1961)
  • 1891 Sam Jaffe, American actor (Gunga Din, Dr Zorba), born in NYC, New York
  • 1896 Harry Krimer, French actor (Napoleon, Les vagabonds magnifiques, La course du flambeau), born in Paris, France (d. 1991)
  • 1898 Cyrus "Cy" Kendall, American actor (Tarzan's New York Adventure, Mysteries of Chinatown), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1953)
  • 1905 Richard Haydn, British actor (The Sound of Music, Alice in Wonderland), born in Camberwell, London, England (d. 1985)
  • 1911 Warner Anderson, American actor (The Bubble, Destination Moon, Peyton Place), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1976)
  • 1916 Pamela Mason [Ostrer], British actress, author and talk-show host (Lady Possessed), born in Rochford, England (d. 1996)
  • 1919 Marion Hutton, American actress and singer (Glenn Miller Orchestra), born in Battle Creek, Michigan (d. 1987)
  • 1921 Cecil "Cec" Linder, Polish-Canadian actor (Goldfinger, Quatermass and the Pit), born in Galicia, Poland (d. 1992)
  • 1922 Adam Kennedy, American actor (The Californians) screenwriter (The Domino Principle), novelist ( Just Like Humphrey Bogart), and painter, born in Lafayette, Indiana (d. 1997)
  • 1927 Claude Laydu, Belgian-born Swiss actor (Diary of a Country Priest), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 2011)
  • 1927 Donn Trenner, American jazz pianist, arranger, and orchestra leader (Steve Allen's Westinghouse Show), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 2020)
  • 1927 Barbara Sinatra, American model and philanthropist, born in Bosworth, Missouri (d. 2017)
  • 1928 Sara Montiel, Spanish actress and singer (The Last Torch Song, The Violet Seller), born in Campo de Criptana, Ciudad Real, Spain (d. 2013)
  • 1936 Juda Bar-Norwegian, Israeli/Dutch mime/actor (King)
  • 1937 Joe Viterelli, American actor (d. 2004)
  • 1938 Marina Vlady, Clichy France, actress (Conjugal Bed, The Hunt)

Person of interestChuck Norris

1940 Chuck Norris [Carlos Ray], American martial arts actor (Missing in Action), born in Ryan, Oklahoma

  • 1943 Angelique Pettyjohn, actress (Body Talk, Star Trek), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1945 Katharine Houghton, actress (Guess Who's Coming to Dinner), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1946 Mike Hollands, Australian animator
  • 1953 Caroline H "Carolien" van de Berg, actress (Havinck)
  • 1953 Paul Haggis, Canadian film director
  • 1953 Ronnie Earl [Ronald Horvath], American blues guitarist (The Broadcasters), born in Queens, New York
  • 1955 Juliusz Machulski, Polish director/writer/actor (Do It Yourself)
  • 1955 Youssra, Egyptian actress and singer
  • 1956 Mitchell Lichtenstein, American actor; son of Roy Lichtenstein
  • 1957 Shannon Lee Tweed, Canadian actress and Playboy playmate (Nov 1981, Playmate of the Year 1982), born in St Johns, Newfoundland
  • 1957 Matt Knudsen, American actor
  • 1958 Sharon Stone, American actress (Basic Instinct, Sliver, Casino), born in Meadville, Pennsylvania
  • 1960 Anne MacKenzie, journalist and broadcaster
  • 1961 Mitch Gaylord, American gymnast (Olympics 1984), actor (American Anthem), born in Van Nuys, California
  • 1963 Jasmine Guy, American actress (A Different World - "Whitley"), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1966 Stephen Mailer, American actor (Red Meat, League of Their Own, War & Love), born in NYC, New York
  • 1969 Ricky Segall, American actor and singer (The Partridge Family - "Ricky"), born in Long Island, New York
  • 1969 Paget Brewster, American actress

Person of interestJon Hamm

1971 Jon Hamm, American actor (Mad Men - Don Draper), born in St. Louis, Missouri

Actor Jon Hamm
Jon Hamm
  • 1973 Eva Herzigova, Czech, model (Guess Jeans, Wonderbra), born in Litvinov, Czechoslovakia
  • 1973 Chris Sutton, English soccer striker, manager, broadcaster (1 cap; Blackburn Rovers, Celtic; BT Sport, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Sport.), born in Nottingham, England
  • 1976 Haifa Wehbe, Lebanese actress, model and singer
  • 1977 Bree Turner, American dancer and actress
  • 1982 Katharine Isabelle, Canadian actress
  • 1983 Janet Mock, American writer, TV host and transgender rights activist (Redefining Realness), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1983 Rafe Spall, English Actor (The Big Short), born in London, England
  • 1984 Li Yuchun [Chris Lee], Chinese singer-songwriter and actress (Supergirl), born in Chengdu, Sichuan, China
  • 1984 Olivia Wilde, American actress
  • 1986 JC de Vera, Filipino Actor
  • 1992 Emily Osment, American actress and singer

Weddings in Film & TV

  • 2007 Brazilian singer-actress Tania Mara (24) weds director Jayme Monjardim (50) at Chapel of Sao Jose das Botas on the grounds of Hotel Fazenda Florenca in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 2007 Notable singer and stage performer Matt Hetherington (36) weds Australian television presenter Melissa Kotsos at the Morning Star Estate on Mt. Eliza
  • 2012 "Curly Sue" actress Alisan Porter (30) weds former "Days of Our Lives" actor Brian Autenrieth (33) at Diablo Dormido in the Santa Monica

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1935 Barend Barendse, Dutch actor and director (Heilig recht), dies at 82
  • 1940 Louis de Vries, Dutch actor (Blokkade, Ghetto, Merchant of Venice), dies at 68
  • 1943 Tully Marshall, American actor (Let's Go, Red Dust), dies at 78
  • 1950 Marguerite De La Motte, American actress (b. 1902)
  • 1961 Esperanza Baur, Mexican film actress, and John Wayne's second wife, dies of a heart attack at 40
  • 1968 Helen Walker, American actress (Brewster's Million, Lucky Jordan), dies of cancer at 47
  • 1970 Vasilis Avlonitis, Greek actor (b. 1904)
  • 1974 June Harrison, actress (Land of the Lawless), dies at 48
  • 1977 E. Power Biggs, English organist and composer (CBS), dies at 70
  • 1984 June Marlowe, actress (Pardon US), dies at 81

Person of interestRay Milland

1986 Ray Milland, Welsh actor (The Lost Weekend-Academy Award 1945), dies at 81

Person of interestAndy Gibb

1988 Andy Gibb, British singer-songwriter, performer and teen idol (Bee Gees-I Just Want to Be Your Everything), dies of myocarditis at 30

Singer and TV Host Andy Gibb
Singer and TV Host
Andy Gibb
  • 1996 Ross Hunter, American film producer (Airport, Madame X, Pillow Talk), dies at about 75 (date of birth disputed)
  • 1998 Lloyd Bridges, American actor (Sea Hunt, Roots, Airplane!), dies of natural causes at 85
  • 2005 Dave Allen, Irish comedian (Dave Allen Show), dies at 68
  • 2007 Richard Jeni, American comedian (b. 1957)
  • 2007 Ernie Ladd, American football player and professional wrestler (b. 1938)
  • 2010 Corey Haim, Canadian actor (b. 1971)
  • 2016 Ken Adam, British film production designer (James Bond sets), dies at 95