On This Day in Film & TV for March 13

Events in Film & TV

  • 1790 John Martin, 1st American-born actor, performs in Philadelphia
  • 1852 Uncle Sam cartoon figure made its debut in the New York Lantern weekly
  • 1938 World News Roundup is broadcast for the first time on CBS Radio in the United States.
  • 1947 19th Academy Awards: "Best Years of Our Lives", De Havilland, March win

Film release premierFilm Release

1956 "The Searchers" American western film directed by John Ford and starring John Wayne and Natalie Wood is released

Actor John Wayne
John Wayne
Film director John Ford
Film director
John Ford

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1982 TV drama "T.J. Hooker" premieres on US's ABC network starring William Shatner

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

1986 12th People's Choice Awards: Sylvester Stallone & Meryl Streep win (Motion Picture) and Bill Cosby, Linda Evans win (TV)

Actor/Comedian Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby
Actress Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
Actor/Director Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

1988 14th People's Choice Awards: Michael Douglas & Glenn Close win (Motion Picture) and Bill Cosby & Cybill Shepherd win (TV)

Actor Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas
Actor/Comedian Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby
  • 1997 Phoenix lights seen at night over Phoenix, Arizona by hundreds of people, and by millions on television. Now a hotly debated controversy.

Film release premierFilm Premier

2014 "Captain America: The Winter Soldier", directed by Joe Johnston, starring Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson, premieres in Los Angeles

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1898 Josie Sedgwick, American actress (The Best Man, Queen of the Round-Up), born in Galveston, Texas (d. 1973)
  • 1901 Paul Fix, American actor (Rifleman), born in Dobbs Ferry, New York (d. 1983)
  • 1907 Frank Wilcox, American actor (Beverly Hillbillies), born in De Soto, Jefferson County, Missouri (d. 1974)
  • 1908 Paul Stewart, American actor (Top Secret USA, Deadline), born in NYC, New York
  • 1910 Karl Gustav Ahlefeldt, Danish actor (d. 1985)
  • 1913 Lambros Konstantaras, Greek actor, born in Athens (d. 1985)
  • 1929 Peter Breck, actor (Black Saddle, Big Valley, Benji), born in Rochester, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1931 Wolfgang Kohlhaase, actor/director/writer (Solo Sunday), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1935 Don Nute, Connellsville Penn (Denver University), actor
  • 1935 Joseph Mascolo, American actor
  • 1935 Leslie Parrish, American actress
  • 1943 Andre Techine, director/writer (Scene of the Crime, Rendez-Vous)
  • 1948 Robert S. Woods, American actor (Bo-One Life to Live, Waltons), born in Maywood, California
  • 1950 William H Macy, actor (Homicide, Water Engine), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1951 Fred Berry, actor (Rerun-What's Happening), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1953 Deborah Raffin, actress (Ransom, Demon, 40 Carats), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1955 Glenne Headly, actress (Dick Tracy, Making Mr Right), born in New London, Connecticut
  • 1956 Dana Delany, American actress (Colleen McMurphy-China Beach, Exit to Eden), born in NYC, New York
  • 1958 Debi Nicolle Johnson, Torrance California, playmate (October, 1984)
  • 1962 Terence Blanchard, American jazz trumpeter (Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers) and film score composer, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1966 Akira Nogami, wrestler (NJPW)
  • 1968 Christopher Collett, American actor (Manhattan Project), born in NYC, New York
  • 1968 Akira Nogami, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1970 Tim Story, American film director
  • 1971 Tracy Wells, actress (Heather-Mr Belvedere)
  • 1971 Annabeth Gish, American actress
  • 1972 Shea Olliff, Miss America-Georgia (1997), born in Augusta, Georgia
  • 1973 Ann Coale, Miss USA-Maryland (1997)
  • 1976 Danny Masterson, American actor (That '70s Show), born in Long Island, New York
  • 1980 Lee Jung-hyun, South Korean pop singer and actress
  • 1980 Molly Stanton, American actress
  • 1984 Rachael Bella, actress
  • 1984 Noel Fisher, Canadian actor

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1985 Emile Hirsch, American actor (Into the Wild, Speed Racer), born in Topanga, California

  • 1990 Alec Medlock, American actor
  • 1999 Wiktoria GÄ…siewska, Polish actress

Weddings in Film & TV

HeartWedding of Interest

1961 Pablo Picasso (79) marries his model Jacqueline Rocque (37)

Painter Pablo Picasso
Pablo Picasso
  • 2017 21 Jump Street actor Dave Franco (32) weds actress Alison Brie (34) in a private ceremony

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1619 Richard Burbage, English Shakespearean actor and painter, dies at approximately 52
  • 1925 Lucille Ricksen, American actress (b. 1909)
  • 1957 Lena Ashwell, British actress and theatrical manager who was the 1st to organize large-scale entertainment for WWI troops at the front, dies at 84
  • 1969 Felix Locher, Swiss actor (Frankenstein's Daughter), dies at 86
  • 1973 Stacy Harris, actor (NOPD, Doorway to Danger), dies at 54
  • 1974 Howard St John, American actor (Investigator, Dr Lewis-Hank), dies from a heart attack at 68
  • 1974 Janos Prohaska, actor (Andy Williams Show), dies at 52
  • 1975 Jean Del Val, actor (Sainted Devil, Flying Deuces), dies at 83
  • 1976 Willy Alfredo, [Willem Jue], Dutch comedian/poet, dies at 77
  • 1988 Olive Carey, actress (Affairs With a Stranger), dies at 92
  • 1991 Cor Witschge, [Pipo the Clown], Dutch actor (Alicia), dies at 65
  • 1996 Krzysztof Kieslowski, film director, dies of heart attack at 54
  • 1996 Lucio Fulci, Italian film director "Godfather of Gore", dies at 68
  • 1999 Garson Kanin, American writer and director (b. 1912)
  • 2006 Maureen Stapleton, American actress (b. 1925)
  • 2007 Arnold Skaaland, American professional wrestler (b. 1925)
  • 2009 Andrew Martin, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1975)
  • 2009 Betsy Blair, American actress of film and stage, (b. 1923)
  • 2013 Malachi Throne, American actor, dies at 84
  • 2016 Adrienne Corri, British actress (River, Doctor Zhivago), dies at 85