On This Day in Film & TV for March 22

Events in Film & TV

  • 1895 Auguste & Louis Lumiere show their 1st movie to an invited audience

Film release premierFilm Premier

1936 "The Great Ziegfeld" directed by Robert Z. Leonard and starring William Powell and Luise Rainer premieres in Los Angeles (Best Picture 1937

Actress Luise Rainer
Actress
Luise Rainer
  • 1941 James Stewart is inducted into the Army, becoming the first major American movie star to wear a military uniform in World War II

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1944 American movie star Jimmy Stewart flies his 12th combat mission, leading the 2nd Bomb Wing in an attack on Berlin

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1964 Barbra Streisand appears on the cover of NY Times Magazine section

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • 1978 The Ruttle's "All You Need is Cash" is show on NBC-TV
  • 1986 HBO launches boxing's heavyweight-title-unification-tournament

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1988 US Congress overrides President Reagan's veto of sweeping civil rights bill

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • 1998 18th Golden Raspberry Awards: The Postman wins
  • 2003 23rd Golden Raspberry Awards: "Swept Away" wins

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1868 Henry W Methorst, lawyer/director (Dutch Cent Bureau of Statistics)
  • 1887 Chico Marx, [Leonard Marx], American comedian (Marx Brothers), born in NYC, New York (d. 1961)
  • 1896 Joseph Schildkraut, Austrian actor (Cleopatra, Joseph Schildkraut Presents, Diary of Anne Frank), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1964)
  • 1912 Wilfrid Brambell, actor (Hard Day's Night), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1912 Karl Malden, actor (Mike-Streets of SF, American Express), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1913 James Westerfield, actor (Jungle Heat, Lucky Johnny), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1913 Lew Wasserman, American film studio executive (d. 2002)
  • 1915 Georgiy Zhzhonov, Russian actor and writer (d. 2005)
  • 1916 Josephine van Gasteren, Dutch actress/director (Bluejackets)
  • 1917 Virginia Grey, LA, actress (Another Thin Man, Idiot's Delight, Idaho)
  • 1920 Werner Klemperer, actor (Col Klink in Hogan's Heroes), born in Cologne, Germany (d. 2000)
  • 1920 Ross Martin, Grodek Poland, actor (Mr Lucky, Wild Wild West)
  • 1921 Nino Manfredi, Italian actor (d. 2004)
  • 1922 Stewart Stern, screenwriter (Rebel Without A Cause)
  • 1924 Bill Wendell, American TV announcer (Late Night With David Letterman), born in NYC, New York
  • 1925 Gerard Hoffnung, British artist/humorist/musician, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1959)

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1931 William Shatner, actor (Star Trek, T J Hooker), born in Montreal, Quebec

  • 1934 May Britt, Swedish actress (Young Lions)/wife of Sammy Davis Jr
  • 1934 Larry Martyn, English comedy actor (d. 1994)
  • 1935 M[ichael] Emmet Walsh, Ogdensburg NY, actor (Wildcats, War Party)
  • 1940 Haing S. Ngor, Cambodian/American actor (d. 1996)
  • 1941 Bruno Ganz, actor (Strapless, Wings of Desire), born in Zurich, Switzerland
  • 1941 Jeremy Clyde, English musician (Chad & Jeremy) and actor (The Iron Lady), born in Dorney, Buckinghamshire
  • 1942 Bernd Herzsprung, German actor
  • 1946 Laraine Ashton, fashion models' agent (London)
  • 1949 Brian Hanrahan, British TV newsman (BBC)
  • 1949 Fanny Ardant, Monte Carlo, actress (Australia, Confidentially Yours)
  • 1956 Lena Olin, actress (Enemies A Love Story), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1957 Stephanie Mills, singer/actress (Wiz)
  • 1959 Matthew Modine, Loma Linda Cal, actor (Full Metal Jacket)
  • 1959 Carlton Cuse, Mexican-born American TV writer and executive
  • 1965 Emma Wray, English actress, born in Birkenhead, England
  • 1971 Will Yun Lee, American actor
  • 1973 Dax Griffin, KS, actor (Tim Truman-Sunset Beach)
  • 1974 Kidada Jones, American actress
  • 1976 Kellie Shanygne Williams, actress (Laura-Family Matters), born in Washington, D.C.

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1976 Reese Witherspoon, American actress (Pleasantville, Legally Blonde, Sweet Home Alabama), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

  • 1982 Constance Wu, Taiwanese-American actress (Fresh Off the Boat) born in Richmond, Virginia
  • 1988 Tania Raymonde, American actress
  • 1993 Mick Hazen, American actor
  • 2233 James T Kirk, science fiction captain of USS Enterprise (Star Trek)

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

1916 British author "The Lord of the Rings", J.R.R. Tolkien marries Edith Mary Bratt at St. Mary Immaculate Roman Catholic Church, Warwick

Writer and Academic J. R. R. Tolkien
Writer and Academic
J. R. R. Tolkien
  • 2009 "The Wonder Years" actress Danica McKellar (36) weds composer Mike Verta (36) at St. James by the Sea Episcopal Church in La Jolla, California

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1962 Aura Abranches, Port actress (Lisboa, O Primo Basilio), dies at 65
  • 1964 Addison Richards, American actor (Pentagon, Fighting Seabees), dies at 61
  • 1969 Ernst Deutsch, [Dorian], Czech actor (3rd Man, Golem), dies at 78
  • 1975 Cass Daley, actress (Red Garters), dies at 59
  • 1975 Paul Verhoeven, German actor and director (Das kleine Hofkonzert), dies at 73
  • 1979 Ben Lyon, American actor (Hell's Angels, I Cover the Waterfront, Night Nurse), dies at 78
  • 1986 Charles Starrett, American actor (The Mask of Fu Manchu, Bonanza Town), dies at 82
  • 1987 Joan Shawlee, actress (Abbott & Costello Show), dies at 58
  • 1991 Gloria Holden, actress (Dracula's Daughter, Test Pilot), dies at 73
  • 1999 David Strickland, American actor (b. 1969)
  • 2009 Jade Goody, English reality TV Star and Entrepreneur, dies of cancer at 27
  • 2016 Rita Gam, American actress (Night People, Hannibal), dies at 88