On This Day

On This Day in Film & TV for March 12

Events in Film & TV

  • 1896 1st movie in Netherlands (Kalverstr 220)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1912 Helen Hayes Theater (Little Theatre) opens at 240W 44th St, NYC

Actress Helen Hayes
Helen Hayes

Music awardsGrammy Awards

1964 6th Grammy Awards: Days of Wine & Roses, Barbra Streisand wins 2

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • 1964 WKAB TV channel 32 in Montgomery, AL (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1973 Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In last airs on NBC-TV
  • 1982 PLO chief Yassar Arafat appears on "Nightline"

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

1985 11th People's Choice Awards: Clint Eastwood & Meryl Streep win (Motion Picture) and Tom Selleck, Joan Collins & Linda Evans win (TV)

Actor and Director Clint Eastwood
Actor and Director
Clint Eastwood
Actress Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
Actor Tom Selleck
Tom Selleck

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

1989 15th People's Choice Awards: Dustin Hoffman & Meryl Streep win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Bill Cosby & Phylicia Rashad win (TV)

Actor Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
Actor/Comedian Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby
Actress Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
  • 1993 Cleveland radio station WMMS-FM/101.7 is bought by Disney
  • 1993 Entertainment Tonight's 3,000th show

Film release premierFilm Premier

2002 Animated film "Ice Age" directed by Chris Wedge and Carlos Saldanha, with voices by Denis Leary and John Leguizamo premieres

  • 2002 US crime series "The Shield" starring Michael Chiklis premieres on FX

Film release premierFilm Premier

2012 "The Hunger Games" directed by Francis Lawrence and starring Jennifer Lawrence premieres in Los Angeles

Actress Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence
Actress and Director Elizabeth Banks
Actress and Director
Elizabeth Banks

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2019 Dozens charged in US college admission scandal by US federal prosecutors, including actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1880 House Peters, British silent film actor (This Is the Life, Kansas Territory), born in Bristol, England (d. 1967)
  • 1907 Arthur Hewlett, British actor (The Pied Piper), born in Southampton, England (d. 1997)
  • 1908 Inez Courtney, American actress (13th Man, Crime Ring, Raven), born in NYC, New York (d. 1975)
  • 1910 Tony "Two-Ton" Galento, American heavyweight boxer and actor (On the Waterfront), born in Orange, New Jersey (d. 1979)
  • 1917 Googie Withers, actress (1 of Our Aircraft is Missing), born in Karachi, India
  • 1921 Gordon MacRae, American singer and actor (Oklahoma!; Carousel), born in East Orange, New Jersey (d. 1986)
  • 1923 Helen Parrish, American actress (Hour Glass, Three Smart Girls Grow Up), born in Columbus, Georgia (d. 1959)
  • 1923 Mae Young, American professional wrestler and one of the pioneers in women's wrestling (National Wrestling Alliance, WWF), born in Sand Springs, Oklahoma (d. 2014)
  • 1925 Georges Delerue, French film composer (Sword of Gideon; A Little Romance), born in Roubaix (d. 1992)
  • 1926 Gudrun Ure, Scottish actress (Super Gran, Lady MacBeth, BBC Sorcerer), born in Campsie, Stirlingshire, Scotland
  • 1926 Hildy Park, American actress and writer (To Tell the Truth), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2004)
  • 1930 Scoey Mitchill, American TV writer, director, and actor (Barefoot in the Park; Rhoda), born in Newburgh, New York
  • 1931 William "Billie" Thomas, American child actor (Buckwheat- Our Gang), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1980)
  • 1933 Barbara Feldon, American actress (Agent 99-Get Smart), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1936 Lloyd Dobbins, newscaster (NBC News Overnight), born in Newport News, Virginia

Person of interestLiza Minnelli

1946 Liza Minnelli, American singer and actress (Sterile Cuckoo, Cabaret), born in Hollywood, California

Singer & Actress Liza Minnelli
Singer & Actress
Liza Minnelli
  • 1946 Frank Welker, American voice actor (Scooby-Doo, Curious George), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1946 Peter Whalley, British television writer and author
  • 1947 Jill O'Hara, American Broadway actress (Promises! Promises!), born in Warren, Pennsylvania
  • 1949 Mary Alice Williams, American television news reporter and anchor (CNN; NBC; WNET; CBS; NJN), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1949 Sara Lane, American actress (Elizabeth Grainger-The Virginian), born in NYC, New York
  • 1949 Moctesuma Esparza, Mexican-American producer & filmmaker
  • 1950 Jon Provost, actor (Timmy-Lassie)
  • 1950 Wheeler Winston Dixon, American filmmaker, critic and author
  • 1951 Caren Kaye, actress (My Tutor, Bambi-Blansky's Beauties), born in NYC, New York
  • 1957 Jerry Levine, American actor (Born on 4th of July), born in New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • 1960 Courtney B Vance, actor (Hamburger Hill), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1963 Julia Campbell, Huntsville Ala, actress (Opportunity Knocks)
  • 1964 Tony Terry, American soul singer and actor (With You), born in Pinehurst, North Carolina
  • 1965 Fran Harris, American TV personality, sportscaster and former WNBA guard, born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1965 Steve Levy, American sports journalist (ESPN), born in New York, New York
  • 1965 Liza Umarova, Chechen singer and actress, born in Almaty, Kazakhstan
  • 1968 Aaron Eckhart, American actor
  • 1972 Hector Luis Bustamante, Colombian actor
  • 1972 James Maritato, American professional wrestler
  • 1976 Zhao Wei, Chinese actress
  • 1978 Masuimi Max, American model
  • 1979 Nidia Guenard, American professional wrestler
  • 1984 Jaimie Alexander, American actress (Blindspot), born in Greenville, South Carolina

Weddings in Film & TV

LoveWedding of Interest

1970 Actor Phil Hartman (21) weds first wife Gretchen Lewis

LoveWedding of Interest

1992 Actress Annette Bening (33) weds actor Warren Beatty (54)

Actress Annette Bening
Annette Bening
Actor and Filmmaker Warren Beatty
Actor and Filmmaker
Warren Beatty
  • 2017 Actress and singer-songwriter Amanda Seyfried (31) weds actor Thomas Sadoski (40) in a private ceremony

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1909 Johanna "Lena" Bakker, Dutch actress and wife of Bruno Gerlach, dies at 34
  • 1946 Philip Merivale, British actor (Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Nothing But Trouble), dies from a heart ailment at 59
  • 1949 Maria "Beppie" Bakker, Dutch actress abd wife of Piet Vink Sr, dies at 95
  • 1957 Josephine Hull, American actress (Harvey), dies at 71
  • 1961 Belinda Lee, English actress (Joseph & his Brethren), dies in car crash at 25
  • 1966 Estelita Rodriguez, Cuban actress (Rio Bravo, Cuban Fireball, Havana Rose), dies of influenza at 37
  • 1971 David Burns, American actor (Music Man, Hello Dolly!), dies of a heart attack at 68
  • 1978 John Cazale, actor (Dog Day Afternoon, The Deer Hunter), dies at 41
  • 1984 Arnold Ridley, English playwright and actor, dies at 88
  • 1988 Billie Rhodes, American silent film actress, dies at 93
  • 1989 Maurice Evans, British actor (Planet of the Apes, Bewitched), dies at 87
  • 1992 Barbara Morrison, actress (Proj Moonbase), dies of heart failure at 84
  • 1993 Michael Kanin, American director, writer and actor (Woman of the Year, Teacher's Pet), dies at 83
  • 1995 Juanin Clay, American actress (The Legend of the Lone Ranger), dies at 45
  • 1998 Jozef Kroner, Slovak actor (The Shop on Main Street), dies at 74
  • 2003 Lynne Thigpen, American actress (b. 1948)
  • 2008 Jorge Guinzburg, Argentine journalist, producer, humorist, and TV, theater and radio host (b. 1949)
  • 2018 Nole "Nokie" Edwards, American surf-rock guitarist (The Ventures) and actor (Deadwood), dies of complications following a surgery at 82
  • 2018 Oleg Tabakov, Soviet-Russian actor and artistic director (Moscow Art Theatre), dies at 82