On This Day in Film & TV for March 16

Events in Film & TV

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1934 6th Academy Awards: "Cavalcade", Charles Laughton & Katharine Hepburn wins

  • 1949 KFMB TV channel 8 in San Diego, CA (CBS) begins broadcasting

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

1949 6th Golden Globes: Johnny Belinda, Laurence Olivier, & Jane Wyman win

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1957 9th Emmy Awards: Phil Silvers Show, Robert Young & Loretta Young win

Actress Loretta Young
Loretta Young

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1961 18th Golden Globes: "Spartacus", Burt Lancaster, & Greer Garson win

  • 1964 KCOY TV channel 12 in Santa Maria, CA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1970 WNIN TV channel 9 in Evansville, IN (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1971 KDCD TV channel 18 in Midland, TX (IND) suspends broadcasting

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1971 Muddy Waters wins his first Grammy Award

Blues Musician Muddy Waters
Blues Musician
Muddy Waters

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1979 CBS-TV airs "Wings Over the World" with Paul McCartney

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney

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2012 George Clooney and other several prominent participants, including Martin Luther King III, are arrested outside the Sundanese Embassy for civil disobedience

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1876 Charles Halton, British stage actor (Dr Cyclops, Tugboat Annie Sails Again), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1959)
  • 1878 Henry B Walthall, American actor (The Birth of a Nation, Klondike), born in Shelby City, Alabama (d. 1936)
  • 1884 Harrison Ford, American silent screen actor (Rubber Tires, Vanity Fair, Love In High Gear), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1957)
  • 1885 Sydney Chaplin [Hawkes], South African actor (Limelight), born in South Africa (d. 1965)
  • 1890 Solomon Mikhoels, Soviet actor and chairman of the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee (d. 1948)
  • 1893 Isobel Elsom, British actress (My Fair Lady, Love From a Stranger), born in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England (d. 1981)
  • 1897 Conrad Nagel, American actor (All That Heaven Allows, Celebrity Time), born in Keokuk, Iowa (d. 1970)
  • 1901 Edward Pawley, American actor (Angels with Dirty Faces), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1988)
  • 1903 Morgan Conway, American actor (Dick Tracy, Brother Orchid), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1981)
  • 1904 Clive Morton, British actor (Goodbye Mr Chips, Moonraker), born in London, England (d. 1975)
  • 1905 Elisabeth Flickenschildt, German actress, born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1977)
  • 1906 Henny Youngman, American comedian and violinist (Take my wife ... please), born in London, England (d. 1998)
  • 1908 Robert Rossen director/writer (Hustler, All the King's Men, Mambo)
  • 1910 Norman Wooland, Dusseldorf Germany, actor (Hamlet)
  • 1916 Mercedes McCambridge, American actress (d. 2004)
  • 1920 Leo McKern, Australian actor (Blue Lagoon, Help, Mouse that Roared), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1925 Cornell Borchers, German actress (Big Lift, Floodtide, Istanbul)

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1926 Jerry Lewis [Joseph Levitch], American comedian (Martin and Lewis, MDA Telethon), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2017)

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lewis
  • 1927 Karlheinz Boehm, Austrian actor (Face of Fear, Peeping Tom, Unnatural), born in Darmstadt, (d. 2014)
  • 1927 Olga San Juan, American actress (Variety Girl, 1 Touch of Venus), born in NYC, New York
  • 1929 Nadja Tiller, Austrian actress
  • 1943 Kim Mu-saeng, South Korean actor (d. 2005)
  • 1948 Michael Bruce, rocker/actor (Rudy-Rainbow Drive)
  • 1949 Erik Estrada, actor (CHiPs), born in NYC, New York
  • 1949 Victor Garber, actor (Days & Nights of Molly Dodd), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1951 Kate Nelligan, actress (Bethune, Eye of the Needle), born in London, Ontario
  • 1953 Isabelle Huppert, French actress (The Piano Teacher), born in Paris
  • 1954 Jimmy Nail, singer/actor (Evita, Spender, Howling II)
  • 1955 Bruno Barreto, Brazilian film director

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1959 Flavor Flav, American rapper and reality TV star, born in Roosevelt, New York

Rapper & TV star Flavor Flav
Rapper & TV star
Flavor Flav

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1963 Kevin Smith, New Zealand actor (Ares-Hercules), born in Auckland, New Zealand (d. 2002)

  • 1964 Gore Verbinski, American movie director
  • 1965 Belén Rueda, Spanish actress
  • 1968 Ananya Khare, Indian actress and teacher
  • 1971 Alan Tudyk, American actor
  • 1975 Sienna Guillory, English actress (Jill Valentine-Resident Evil), born in Kettering, England
  • 1976 Paul Schneider, American actor
  • 1976 Nick Spano, American actor
  • 1978 Brooke Burns, American actress
  • 1985 Nicole Trunfio, Australian supermodel
  • 1986 Ken Doane, American professional wrestler
  • 1987 Tiiu Kuik, Estonian model
  • 1994 Sierra McClain, American actress and singer

Weddings in Film & TV

HeartWedding of Interest

1985 Actress Maureen McCormick (28) weds Michael Cummings

HeartWedding of Interest

2002 Oscar-winning entertainer Liza Minnelli (56) weds producer David Gest (48) at the Marble Collegiate Church in New York City

Singer & Actress Liza Minnelli
Singer & Actress
Liza Minnelli
  • 2006 Actress Divya Palat weds former MTV India VJ Aditya Hitkari at a temple in Matunga, India

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2006 Academy Award-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss (58) weds Svetlana Erokhin in Harrisonburg, Virginia

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1964 Nicholas Joy, French actor (Gentleman's Agreement, Desk Set, Boss Lady), dies at 80
  • 1968 June Collyer, actress (June-Stu Erwin Show), dies at 60
  • 1971 Bebe Daniels, actress (Silver Dollar, My Past), dies at 70
  • 1973 Carl Benton Reid, American actor (Pressure Point, In a Lonely Place), dies at 79
  • 1983 Arthur Godfrey, TV host (Arthur Godrey Show), dies at 79
  • 1987 Scott McKay, actor (Guest in House, 30 Seconds over Tokyo), dies at 71
  • 1988 Dorothy Adams Foulger, actress (Laura, Devil Commands), dies at 88
  • 1991 Wim van den Brink, Dutch actor (Turkish Fruit, Red Sien), dies
  • 1993 Chishu Ryu, Japanese actor (Autumn Afternoon), dies of cancer at 86
  • 1993 Don Randolph, actor (Harem Girl), dies of pneumonia at 87
  • 1995 Albert Maurice Hackett, playwright/screenwriter, dies at 95
  • 1996 Charlie Barnett, American actor (b. 1954)
  • 1999 Gratien Gélinas, Quebec playwright and director (b. 1909)
  • 2001 Norma MacMillan, Canadian voice actress (Casper the Ghost), dies at 79
  • 2005 Anthony George, American TV actor (b. 1921)
  • 2008 Gary Hart, American professional wrestling manager and wrestler (b. 1942)
  • 2008 John Hewer, Actor famous for portraying Captain Birdseye in British commercials. (b. 1922)