On This Day

On This Day in Film & TV for March 25

Events in Film & TV

  • 1913 Home of vaudeville, Palace Theatre, opens (NYC) starring Ed Wynn
  • 1943 Jimmy Durante & Garry Moore premiere on radio

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

1954 26th Academy Awards: "From Here to Eternity" best film, William Holden & Audrey Hepburn best actor, actress

  • 1954 RCA manufactures 1st color TV set (12½" screen at $1,000)
  • 1963 KWHY TV channel 22 in Los Angeles, CA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1968 KLVX TV channel 10 in Las Vegas, NV (PBS) begins broadcasting

Music releaseMusic Recording

1974 Barbra Streisand records the album "Butterfly"

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand

Music releaseMusic Single

1975 Linda Ronstadt releases cover of the Everly Brothers' song "When Will I Be Loved" as a single

Singer and Actress Linda Ronstadt
Singer and Actress
Linda Ronstadt
  • 1982 1st broadcast of "Cagney & Lacey" starring Sharon Gless and Tyne Daly on CBS-TV

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

1985 57th Academy Awards: "Amadeus", F. Murray Abraham & Sally Field win

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1988 Robin Givens demands full access to husband Mike Tyson's money

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
Model and Actress Robin Givens
Model and Actress
Robin Givens

Film release premierFilm Release

1988 "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown" film written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar, starring Carmen Maura and Antonio Banderas is released

  • 1990 10th Golden Raspberry Awards: Star Trek V wins

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

1991 63rd Academy Awards: "Dances with Wolves", Kathy Bates & Jeremy Irons win

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

1996 68th Academy Awards: "Braveheart", Nicolas Cage & Susan Sarandon win

  • 2000 20th Golden Raspberry Awards: "Wild Wild West" wins

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

2001 73rd Academy Awards: "Gladiator", Russell Crowe & Julia Roberts win

  • 2002 TV reality show "The Bachelor" hosted by Chris Harrison debuts on ABC in the US
  • 2005 36th NAACP Image Awards: "Ray" wins Outstanding Motion Picture

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2012 Peter Cruddas, treasurer of Britain's Conservative Party, resigns after being caught on film selling access to British Prime Minister David Cameron

British Prime Minister David Cameron
British Prime Minister
David Cameron
  • 2019 Apple introduces new TV streaming platform Apple TV+, news service Apple News+ and an Apple credit card at star-studded event featuring Oprah

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1867 Arturo Toscanini, Italian conductor (La Scala; NBC Symphony Orchestra), born in Parma, Italy (d. 1957)
  • 1875 Spencer Charters, American actor (3 Faces West, Big Town Girl, St Louis Kid), born in Duncannon, Pennsylvania (d. 1943)
  • 1892 Andy Clyde, Scottish actor (The Real McCoys, Lassie), born in Blairgowrie, Perthshire, Scotland (d. 1967)
  • 1897 John Laurie, Scottish actor (Hamlet, The 39 Steps, Jericho, Island of Desire), born in Dumfries, Dumfriesshire, Scotland (d. 1980)
  • 1901 Ed Begley, American actor (12 Angry Men, The Unsinkable Molly Brown), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1970)
  • 1902 Sten Broman, Swedish composer and actor, born in Uppsala, Uppsala län (d. 1983)
  • 1903 Gertrude "Binnie" Barnes, actress (Last of the Mohicans, 3 Musketeers), born in London, England (d. 1998)

Person of interestDavid Lean

1908 David Lean, English director (Doctor Zhivago, Ryan's Daughter), born in Croydon, England

Film Director David Lean
Film Director
David Lean
  • 1912 Jean Vilar, French stage and film actor and director (Théâtre National Populaire), born in Sète, France (d. 1971)
  • 1915 Dick Winslow, American actor (Tom Sawyer, Mutiny on the Bounty), born in Jennings, Louisiana (d. 1991)
  • 1919 Jeanne Cagney, American actress (Lion is in the Streets, Quicksand, Kentucky Rifle), born in NYC, New York (d. 1984)
  • 1920 Patrick Troughton, English actor (second Doctor in Doctor Who), born in Mill Hill (d. 1987)
  • 1921 Nancy Kelly, American child actress and model (The Bad Seed, Double Exposure, Jesse James), born in Lowell, Massachusetts (d. 1995)

Person of interestSimone Signoret

1921 Simone Signoret, French actress (Casque d'Or, Room at the Top), born in Wiesbaden, Germany (d. 1985)

  • 1922 Bruno VeSota, American character actor and director (They Stand Accused, Chopper, Teenage Doll, Wild Rovers), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1976)

Person of interestEileen Ford

1922 Eileen Ford, American modelling agency executive and co-founder (Ford Modelling Agency), born in Manhattan, New York, (d. 2014)

Co-Founder of Ford Models Eileen Ford
Co-Founder of Ford Models
Eileen Ford
  • 1924 Machiko Kyō, Japanese actress (Gate of Hell, Rashomon, Ugetsu), born in Osaka, Japan
  • 1929 Kenneth Haigh, British actor (Look Back in Anger, Search for the Nile), born in Mexborough, West Riding of Yorkshire (d. 2018)
  • 1935 Susan Engel, British actress (Ascendancy), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1938 Hoyt Axton, American songwriter, singer ("No No Song"; "Joy To The World"; "I've Never Been To Spain"), and actor (McCloud; Gremlins; The Rousters), born in Duncan, Oklahoma (d. 1999)
  • 1942 Jacqueline Lichtenberg, American sci-fi author (Star Trek Lives!, Dreamspy)
  • 1942 Richard O'Brien, English actor and writer (Rocky Horror Picture Show)
  • 1942 Kim Woodburn, English television personality (How Clean is Your House). born in Eastney, England
  • 1943 Paul Michael Glaser, American actor (Starsky-Starsky & Hutch), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 1944 Kelly Garrett, American actress and singer (The Night That Made America Famous), born in Chester, Pennsylvania (d. 2013)
  • 1946 Bonnie Bedelia [Culkin], American actress (Die Hard, Heart Like a Wheel), born in NYC, New York
  • 1948 Lynn Faulds Wood, Scottish television presenter (Watchdog), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2020)
  • 1950 Robert O'Reilly, American stage and screen actor (Star Trek - "Klingon Chancellor Gowron"), born in New York City
  • 1953 Mary Gross, actress/comedian (SNL, Club Paradise, Feds), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1954 Elli Stai, Greek journalist and TV presenter
  • 1956 Matthew Garber, English child actor (Mary Poppins), born in London, England (d. 1977)
  • 1957 Jim Uhls, American screenwriter
  • 1958 James McDaniel, actor (Arthur Fancy-NYPD Blue), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1960 Haywood Nelson, American actor (Haywood-Grady, Dwayne-What's Happening), born in NYC, New York
  • 1960 Idy Chan Yuk-Lin, Hong Kong actress
  • 1961 John Stockwell, actor (Born to Ride, City Limits), born in Galveston, Texas
  • 1961 Fred Goss, American actor, comedian, and writer
  • 1962 Marcia Cross, American television actress (Melrose Place), born in Marlborough, Massachusetts

Person of interestSarah Jessica Parker

1965 Sarah Jessica Parker, American actress (Square Pegs, Sex and the City), born in Nelsonville, Ohio

  • 1965 Sean "Hollywood" Hamilton, DJ (Hangin' With Hollywood, Z-100)
  • 1967 Doug Stanhope, American comedian
  • 1969 Cathy Dennis, English singer, songwriter, and actress
  • 1974 Lark Voorhies, American actress
  • 1976 Cha Tae-hyun, South Korean actor
  • 1976 Gigi Leung, Hong Kong actress and singer (Tempting Heart), born in Hong Kong
  • 1977 Édgar Ramírez, Venezuelan actor (Carlos), born in San Cristóbal, Venezuela
  • 1979 Lee Pace, American actor
  • 1979 Natasha Yi, American supermodel
  • 1980 Carrie Lam, Hong Kong actress

Person of interestCasey Neistat

1981 Casey Neistat, American filmmaker and YouTube star, born in Gales Ferry, Connecticut

YouTube Star and Filmmaker Casey Neistat
YouTube Star and Filmmaker
Casey Neistat
  • 1982 Sean Faris, American actor and model
  • 1984 Katharine McPhee, American singer-songwriter ("Over It") and actress (Country Comfort), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1987 Jason Castro, American Idol contestant
  • 1989 Alyson Michalka, American actress/singer
  • 2184 Pavel Andreivich Chekov, Leningrad, USSR (Star Trek-character)

Weddings in Film & TV

LoveWedding of Interest

2003 Actress-model Liv Tyler (25) weds rock band vocalist Royston Langdon (30) at a private villa in St James, Barbados

Actress Liv Tyler
Liv Tyler
  • 2017 Orange Is the New Black actress Samira Wiley (30) weds writer Lauren Morelli (34) in Palm Springs, California

Divorces in Film & TV

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2005 American actress Jennifer Aniston (36) files for divorce from actor and film producer Brad Pitt (41) due to irreconcilable differences after 4 and a half years of marriage

Actor and Producer Brad Pitt
Actor and Producer
Brad Pitt
Actress Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Aniston

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1948 Warren Hymer, American actor (Girl From Havana, Meet the Mob), dies from a stomach ailment at 42
  • 1950 Frank Buck, American actor (Africa Screams, Tiger Queen, Tiger Fangs), dies at 62
  • 1956 Robert Newton, British actor (Treasure Island, Henry V, Around the World in 80 Days), dies from a heart attack at 50
  • 1966 Colin Campbell, Scottish actor (High Bright Sun, Leather Boys), dies at 83
  • 1968 Douglas Evans, American actor (At War with the Army, South Pacific Trail), dies at 64
  • 1969 Alan Mowbray, British actor (Dante, Colonel Flack), dies at 72
  • 1974 Otto Waldis, Austrian actor (Unknown World, Whip Hand), dies at 72
  • 1977 Nunnally Johnson, American screenwriter and producer, dies at 79
  • 1978 Jack Hulbert, British actor (Into the Blue, Bulldog Jack), dies at 85
  • 1983 Martha Sleeper, actress (Spitfire), dies of a heart attack at 72
  • 1985 Karl Gustav Ahlefeldt, Danish actor (Gertrud, Hooray for the Blue Hussars), dies at 75
  • 1992 Nancy Walker, American actress (Rhoda, McMillan & Wife), dies of cancer at 69
  • 1996 John Snagge, British newsreader and commentator for the BBC (Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race), dies at 91
  • 1998 Daniel Massey, English actor (Vault of Horror), dies at 64
  • 2000 Helen Martin, American actress (b. 1909)
  • 2002 Kenneth Wolstenholme, British BBC football commentator, dies at 81
  • 2005 Paul Henning, American TV/film producer and writer (b. 1911)
  • 2006 Rocío Dúrcal, Spanish singer and actress (b. 1944)
  • 2006 Richard Fleischer, American film director (Doctor Dolittle), dies at 89
  • 2006 Buck Owens, American singer and television personality (b. 1929)
  • 2008 Rafael Azcona, Spanish screenwriter (b. 1926)
  • 2010 Pål Bang-Hansen, Norwegian film critic and television personality (b. 1937)
  • 2019 Cal Ramsey, American basketball broadcaster, small forward (NY Knicks), dies of cardiac arrest at 81
  • 2020 Mark Blum, American actor (Desperately Seeking Susan, Blind Date, Presidio), dies of COVID-19 complications at 69