On This Day in Film & TV for March 24

Events in Film & TV

  • 1932 1st US radio broadcast from a moving train (Belle Baker WABC from MD)
  • 1935 Major Bowes' Original Amateur Hour goes national on NBC Radio Network
  • 1939 "Wuthering Heights" film based on the Emily Brontë novel, directed by William Wyler and starring Merle Oberon and Laurence Olivier, premieres in Los Angeles
  • 1941 Glenn Miller begins work on his 1st movie "Sun Valley Serenade", starring Sonja Henie and John Payne, for 20th Century Fox
  • 1949 21st Academy Awards: "Hamlet", Laurence Olivier & Jane Wyman win, Walter & John Huston become 1st father-and-son team to win awards
  • 1962 Emile Griffith beats Benny " Kid" Paret by TKO in 12th round in welterweight boxing title fight at MSG, NYC; Paret dies 10 days later; first use of television slow motion replay
  • 1973 Harley Race beats Dory Funk Jr in Kansas City, to become NWA professional wrestling champ
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Weddings in Film & TV


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