On This Day in Film & TV for March 23

Events in Film & TV

  • 1940 1st radio broadcast of "Truth or Consequences" on CBS

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

1950 22nd Academy Awards: "All The King's Men", Broderick Crawford and Olivia de Havilland win

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1983 US President Ronald Reagan introduces Strategic Defense Initiative ("Star Wars")

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • 1986 6th Golden Raspberry Awards: "Rambo: First Blood Part II" wins
  • 1997 17th Golden Raspberry Awards: "Striptease" wins

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

1998 70th Academy Awards: "Titanic", Jack Nicholson & Helen Hunt win

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1999 "Livin' la Vida Loca" sung by Ricky Martin released - goes on to sell over 8 million copies

Singer/Actor Ricky Martin
Ricky Martin
  • 2002 22nd Golden Raspberry Awards: "Freddy Got Fingered" wins

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

2003 75th Academy Awards: "Chicago," Adrien Brody & Nicole Kidman win

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2007 After some initial hesitation, Emma Watson signs on to appear as Hermione in the final three Harry Potter films

Actress Emma Watson
Emma Watson

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1898 Hazel Dawn [Tout], American actress (Niobe, Under Cover, Feud Girl), born in Ogden, Utah (d. 1988)
  • 1899 Dora Gerson, German actress and singer (Caravan of Death), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1943)
  • 1902 Philip Ober, American actor (Gen Stone-I Dream of Jeannie), born in Fort Payne, Alabama (d. 1982)
  • 1905 Lale Andersen [Elisabeth Bunnenberg], German singer and actress (Der Pott), born in Bremerhaven, Germany (d. 1972)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1905 Joan Crawford [Lucille Le Sueur], American actress (Mildred Pierce), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 1977)

Actress Joan Crawford
Joan Crawford

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1910 Akira Kurosawa, director (7 Samurai, Ran), born in Tokyo Japan, (d. 1998)

Film Director and Screenwriter Akira Kurosawa
Film Director and Screenwriter
Akira Kurosawa
  • 1911 Charles Joseph A Russhon, USAF lt col/liaison (James Bond films)
  • 1917 Kenneth Tobey, actor (The Thing, Strange Invaders) [or Feb 23]
  • 1917 Patricia Burke, actress (Forbidden), born in Milan, Italy
  • 1920 James Brown, Desdemona Tx, actor (Lt Rip Masters-Rin Tin Tin)
  • 1920 Jimmy Edwards, comedy actor (Barnes)
  • 1922 Marty Allen, Pitts, comedian (Allen & Rossi), "Hello Dere"
  • 1922 Ugo Tognazzi, Cremona Italy, actor and director (La Cage Aux Folles)
  • 1926 Martha Wright, actress and singer (South Pacific, The Martha Wright Show), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2016)
  • 1929 James Ackley Maxwell, actor and director (Traitors, Pyt Potter, Otley)
  • 1933 Monique van Vooren, Belgian actress (Andy Warhol's Frankenstein)
  • 1934 Mark Rydell, American actor (Havana, Punchline, Long Goodbye), born in NYC, New York
  • 1934 Fernand Gignac, Canadian singer and actor (d. 2006)
  • 1935 Barry Cryer, comedian/writer (Goodies Rule-OK, All You Need is Cash)
  • 1937 Tony Burton, actor (Rocky films) and boxer, born in Flint, Michigan (d. 2016)
  • 1938 Christopher Glenn, American news anchor (CBS Nightwatch), born in NYC, New York
  • 1939 Bert Berdis, Pitts, comedian (Tim Conway Show)
  • 1940 Tariq Yunus, actor (Bollywood, Ashanti, Deceivers)
  • 1945 Franco Battiato, Italian singer, songwriter and filmmaker
  • 1947 Barbara Rhodes, Poughkeepsie NY, actress (Don't Just Stand There)
  • 1950 Corrine Clery, actress (Moonraker, Yor), born in Paris, France
  • 1950 Anthony De Longis, American actor
  • 1951 Lis Howell, director of programs (GMTV)
  • 1953 Louie Anderson, Minn, comedian (Ratboy, Wrong Guys)
  • 1955 Petrea Burchard, American actress
  • 1957 Amanda Plummer, American actress (Hotel New Hampshire, Dollmaker), born in NYC, New York
  • 1957 Teresa Ganzel, actress (Teachers Only, Duck Factory), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1958 Serena Grandi, [Fagioli], actress (Miranda), born in Bologna Italy
  • 1959 Catherine Keener, American actress (Captain Philips, Get Out), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1959 Philippe Volter, Belgian actor (d. 2005)
  • 1960 Terry Sweeney, writer/comedian (SNL), born in St Albans, New York
  • 1961 Helmi Johannes, Indonesian television newscaster
  • 1964 John Pinette, American comedian, (d. 2014)
  • 1965 Richard Grieco, Waterton NY, actor (21 Jump Street, Booker)
  • 1967 Sandra Reinhardt, Pitts, actress (Another World, Illegal in Blue)
  • 1971 Hiroyoshi Yamamoto, wrestler (NJPW)
  • 1971 Karen McDougal, playmate (Dec, 1997), born in Gary, Indiana
  • 1971 Yasmeen Ghauri, Montrael Canada, model (Valentino Perfume)
  • 1971 Gail Porter, British television presenter
  • 1972 Jennifer K Chapman, Miss USA-Massachusetts (1997)
  • 1972 Judith Godrèche, French actress and author
  • 1973 Ninya Perna, Miss USA-Nevada (1997)
  • 1976 Keri Russell, American actress (Felicity, The Americans), born in Fountain Valley, California
  • 1977 Josh Ackerman, actor (Mickey Mouse Club)
  • 1978 Nicholle Tom, American actress (Beethoven, The Nanny), born in Hinsdale, Illinois,

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1978 Perez Hilton [Mario Armando Lavandeira Jr], American television personality and blogger, born in Miami, Florida

Blogger & TV Personality Perez Hilton
Blogger & TV Personality
Perez Hilton
  • 1980 Russell Howard, British Comedian
  • 1981 Luciana Carro, Canadian actress
  • 1986 Steven Strait, American actor

Weddings in Film & TV

HeartWedding of Interest

1985 Musician Billy Joel weds supermodel Christie Brinkley

Pianist, songwriter, and composer Billy Joel
Pianist, songwriter, and composer
Billy Joel

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 2015 TV personality Kris Jenner and athlete Bruce Jenner divorce after 13 years of marriage

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1914 Teunis Stoel, actor, dies at 62
  • 1919 Jean HL Bossard, actor/impresario (2 Orphans), dies at 45
  • 1935 Florence Moore, American actress (b. 1886)
  • 1962 Val Paul, American actor and director (Suspense, The Phantom Thief), dies at 75
  • 1964 Peter Lorre, Hungarian-American actor (M, Casablanca, Beast with 5 Fingers), dies from a stroke at 59
  • 1965 Mae Murray, actress (Bachelor Apartment), dies of heart ailment at 75
  • 1966 Johannes W Elsensohn, Dutch actor/writer (Arie), dies at 82
  • 1967 Duncan Macrae, Scottish actor (Casino Royale, The Little Kidnappers), dies at 61
  • 1973 Ken Maynard, American stuntman and actor (Phantom Rancher, $50,000 Reward), dies of stomach cancer at 77
  • 1979 Philip Bourneuf, actor (Big Night, Frankenstein), dies at 71
  • 1991 Mona Maris, actress (Camila, Berlin Correspondent), dies at 88
  • 1994 Jim Moloney, American actor and writer, dies of Parkinson's disease at 64
  • 1995 Irving Shulman, author/screenwriter, dies at 81

Person of interestPerson of Interest

2011 Elizabeth Taylor, English-American actress (Cleopatra, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) dies at 79

  • 2016 Ken Howard, American actor (The White Shadow), dies at 71
  • 2017 Lola Albright, American actress (A Cold Wind in August), dies at 92