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
Actor
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
Actor/Comedian
Bill Cosby
Actress Meryl Streep
Actress
Meryl Streep
Actor/Director Sylvester Stallone
Actor/Director
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
Actor
Michael Douglas
Actor/Comedian Bill Cosby
Actor/Comedian
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.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2005 Bob Iger is named CEO of Walt Disney International, succeeding Michael Eisner

CEO of The Walt Disney Company Bob Iger
CEO of The Walt Disney Company
Bob Iger

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 (Citizen Kane, Kiss Me Deadly), born in NYC, New York (d. 1986)
  • 1910 Karl Gustav Ahlefeldt, Danish actor (Gertrud, Hooray for the Blue Hussars), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1985)
  • 1913 Lambros Konstantaras, Greek actor (O blofatzis, Anna of Rhodes), born in Athen, Greeces (d. 1985)
  • 1929 Peter Breck, American actor (Black Saddle, Big Valley, Benji), born in Rochester, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1931 Wolfgang Kohlhaase, German actor, director and writer (Solo Sunday), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1935 Don Nute, American actor, born in Connellsville, Pennsylvania (d. 1991)
  • 1935 Joseph Mascolo, American actor (Days of Our Lives), born in West Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2016)
  • 1935 Leslie Parrish, American actress and activist, born in Melrose, Massachusetts
  • 1942 Geoffrey Hayes, British TV presenter and actor (Rainbow, Z-Cars), born in Stockport, England
  • 1943 André Téchiné, French director and screenwriter (Scene of the Crime, Rendez-Vous), born in Valence-d'Agen, Tarn-et-Garonne, France
  • 1948 Robert S. Woods, American actor (Bo-One Life to Live, Waltons), born in Maywood, California
  • 1950 William H. Macy, American actor (Homicide, Water Engine), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1951 Fred Berry, African-American actor (Rerun-What's Happening), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2003)
  • 1953 Deborah Raffin, actress (Ransom, Demon, 40 Carats), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1954 Robin Duke, Canadian actress and comedienne (SNL, SCTV, Club Paradise), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 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, playmate (October, 1984), born in Torrance, California
  • 1960 Joe Ranft, American screenwriter and animator (Toy Story, Cars), born in Pasadena, California (d. 2005)
  • 1962 Terence Blanchard, American jazz trumpeter (Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers) and film score composer, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1966 Akira Nogami, Japanese wrestler (NJPW), born in Narashino, Chiba Prefecture, Japan
  • 1968 Christopher Collett, American actor (Manhattan Project), born in NYC, New York
  • 1970 Tim Story, American film director and producer (The Story Company), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1971 Tracy Wells, American actress (Heather-Mr Belvedere), born in Encino, Los Angeles
  • 1971 Annabeth Gish, American actress (Shag, Hiding Out), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • 1972 Shea Olliff, Miss America-Georgia (1997), born in Augusta, Georgia
  • 1976 Danny Masterson, American actor (That '70s Show), born in Long Island, New York
  • 1980 Lee Jung-hyun, South Korean pop singer and actress (Alice in Earnestland), born in Taegu, South Korea
  • 1980 Molly Stanton, American actress (Miss March), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1984 Rachael Bella, American actress (The Ring), born in Vermillion, South Dakota
  • 1984 Noel Fisher, Canadian actor (Shameless, The Riches), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1984 Yuuka Nanri, Japanese actress, voice actress and pop singer, born in Nagasaki, Japan

Person of interestEmile Hirsch

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

  • 1990 Alec Medlock, American actor, born in Torrance, California
  • 1999 Wiktoria Gąsiewska, Polish actress, born in Warsaw, Poland

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

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

Painter Pablo Picasso
Painter
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 [Ingeborg Ericksen], American silent-film actress, dies of tuberculosis 14
  • 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
  • 1970 Rick Besoyan, American singer, actor, playwright, composer and director (Little Mary Sunshine), dies of internal hemorrhages at 45
  • 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, Dutch actor (Pipo the Clown), dies at 65
  • 1996 Krzysztof Kieślowski, Polish film director (The Double Life of Veronique), 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)
  • 2001 John A. Alonzo, American cinematographer (pioneered handheld work, lighting techniques and HD video development), dies at 66
  • 2005 Jason Evers, American actor (Wrangler, Channing), dies of heart failure at 83
  • 2006 Maureen Stapleton, American actress (Lonelyhearts, Airport, Coccoon, Plaza Suite), dies at 80
  • 2007 Arnold Skaaland, American professional wrestler (b. 1925)
  • 2009 Andrew Martin, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1975)
  • 2009 Betsy Blair [Elizabeth Boger], American actress (Marty, A Double Life), dies at 85
  • 2013 Malachi Throne, American actor, dies at 84
  • 2016 Adrienne Corri, British actress (River, Doctor Zhivago), dies at 85
  • 2018 Dr. T Berry Brazelton, American child development paediatrician, author, TV host (What Every Baby Knows), who developed the Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale (NBAS), dies at 99