On This Day in Film & TV for March 20

Events in Film & TV

  • 1948 1st live televised symphony performances: Eugene Ormandy leads Philadelphia Orchestra on CBS, followed 90 minutes later by Arturo Toscanini leading the NBC Orchestra on NBC
  • 1948 20th Academy Awards: "Gentleman's Agreement", Loretta Young, Ronald Colman win
  • 1952 24th Academy Awards: "An American in Paris", Humphrey Bogart & Vivien Leigh win
  • 1955 KXTV TV channel 10 in Sacramento, CA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1967 The Supremes release single "The Happening"
  • 1967 WOET (now WPTD) TV channel 16 in Dayton, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1973 NBC TV premiere of pilot episode of "Police Story", based on Los Angeles Police Dept. Joseph Wambaugh's writings
  • 1987 Soap opera "Capitol" final episode
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1970 British snger David Bowie (23) weds British model Angie Barnett, (20) at Bromley Register Office in Beckenham Lane, London; divorce in 1980
  • 1999 "Smallville" actress Annette O' Toole (46) weds "Laverne and Shirley" actor Michael McKean (51) at The Regal Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, California

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 2009 "Dawson's Creek" actor Kerr Smith (37) divorces actress Harmoni Everett (34) due to irreconcilable differences after 6 years of marriage

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Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1730 Adrienne Lecouvreur, French actress (Comédie-Française) inspiration for 1849 drama "Adrienne Lecouvreur", dies at 37
  • 1947 Sigurd Wallén, Swedish actor and film director (Ebberöds bank, Med folket för fosterlandet), dies at 62
  • 1972 Aad de Haas, Dutch religious painter, graphic artist and cartoonist, dies at 51
  • 1972 Marilyn Maxwell, American actress and entertainer (Champion, The Lemon Drop Kid, East of Sumatra), dies of a heart attack at 50
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