On This Day in Film & TV for March 28

Events in Film & TV

  • 1953 KCAU TV channel 9 in Sioux City, IA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1954 WKAQ TV channel 2 in San Juan, PR (TM) begins broadcasting
  • 1969 Greek poet and Nobel Prize laureate Giorgos Seferis makes a famous statement on the BBC World Service opposing the junta in Greece

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

1977 49th Academy Awards: "Rocky", Peter Finch & Faye Dunaway win

  • 1979 Lazarus & Vosburgh's "Day in Hollywood & night in Ukraine" premieres
  • 1992 6th American Comedy Award: Cathy Ladman, Judy Watkins, Billy Crystal
  • 1993 13th Golden Raspberry Awards: "Shining Through" wins

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1995 Julia Roberts & Lyle Lovette split-up

Actress Julia Roberts
Actress
Julia Roberts
  • 1997 "City" soap opera's final episode on ABC-TV

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1900 Robert Harris, British actor (Big Caper, The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, Laughing Anne), born in Weston-super-Mare, England (d. 1995)
  • 1900 Fosco Giachetti, Italian actor (Wastrel, We the Living), born in Sesto Fiorentino, Tuscany, Italy (d. 1974)
  • 1902 Flora Robson, British actress (Dominique is Dead), born in South Shields, England (d. 1984)
  • 1903 Charles Starrett, American actor (The Mask of Fu Manchu, Bonanza Town), born in Athol, Massachusetts (d. 1986)
  • 1905 Marlin Perkins, American TV host (Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom), born in Carthage, Missouri (d. 1986)
  • 1905 Pandro S. Berman, American film producer, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1996)
  • 1906 Robert Allen [Irvine Theodore Baehr], American actor (The Awful Truth, Crime and Punishment), born in Mount Vernon, New York (d. 1998)
  • 1910 James "Jimmie" Dodd, American actor (Thundering Trails, Riders of the Rio Grande), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1964)
  • 1914 Edward Anhalt, American screenwriter (Escape to Athena), born in New York (d. 2000)
  • 1921 Dirk Bogarde [Derek van den Bogaerde] British writer and actor (Death in Venice, Servant), born in London, England (d. 1999)
  • 1924 Frank Lovejoy, American actor (Man Against Crime, Meet McGraw), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 1962)
  • 1924 Frederick "Freddie" Bartholomew, British child actor (Anna Karenina, David Copperfield, Captains Courageous), born in London, England (d. 1992)
  • 1925 Innokenti Smoktunovsky, Soviet actor (Bely Prazdnik, Zakoldovannye), born in Tat'yanovka, Russia (d. 1994)

Person of interestMichael Parkinson

1935 Michael Parkinson, English broadcaster and talkshow host (Parkinson), born in Cudworth, West Riding

  • 1940 Tony Barber, English-Australian television personality, born in Oldham, Lancashire
  • 1941 Alf Clausen, orchestra leader (Mary, Simpsons), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1943 Conchata Ferrell, American actress (Deadly Hero, Susan-LA Law), born in Loudendale, West Virginia
  • 1943 Mike Newell, English director and producer (Bad Blood, Awakening, Amazing Grace & Chuck), born in St. Albans, Hertfordshire
  • 1944 Ken Howard, American actor (Ken - The White Shadow), born in El Centro California (d. 2016)
  • 1948 Dianne Wiest, American actress (Hannah & Her Sisters, Footloose), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1948 Matthew Corbett, English retired actor (The Sooty Show), born in Guiseley, West Riding of Yorkshire
  • 1951 Matti Pellonpää, Finnish actor and musician, born in Helsinki, Finland (d. 1995)
  • 1956 April Margera, American TV personality, Bam Margera's mother, born in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania
  • 1958 Curt Hennig, American professional wrestler, born in Robbinsdale, Minnesota (d. 2003)
  • 1959 Todd Curtis, American actor (Capitol, Skip-Young & Restless), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1960 Chris Barrie, British actor ( Red Dwarf,), born in Hanover, West Germany
  • 1962 Terry Szopinski, American pro-wrestler (The Warlord), born in Pompano Beach, Florida
  • 1968 Max Perlich, American actor (JH Brodie-Homicide), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1968 Tim Lovejoy, British television presenter (Soccer AM with Helen Chamberlain), born in Northwood, London
  • 1969 Brett Ratner, American film director (Rush Hour), born in Miami Beach, Florida

Person of interestVince Vaughn

1970 Vince Vaughn, American actor (Swingers, Wedding Crashers), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • 1972 Nick Frost, English comedian and actor
  • 1973 Eddie Fatu, Samoan professional wrestler
  • 1975 Shanna Moakler, former beauty queen
  • 1975 Richard Kelly, American film director
  • 1979 Park Chae-rim, South Korean actress

Person of interestJulia Stiles

1981 Julia Stiles, American actress (Bourne series, Save the Last Dance), born in NYC, New York

Actress Julia Stiles
Actress
Julia Stiles
  • 1981 Gareth David-Lloyd, Welsh Actor
  • 1981 Lindsay Frimodt, American model
  • 1982 Sonia Agarwal, Indian actress
  • 1984 Nikki Sanderson, British actress and model
  • 1987 Jonathan Van Ness, American hairstylist and TV personality (Queer Eye), born in Quincy, Illinois
  • 1988 Lacey Turner, British soap actress
  • 1990 Zoe Sugg [Zoella], British YouTube vlogger, born in Lacock, Wilshire
  • 1990 Laura Harrier, American model and actress (Spider-Man: Homecoming), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1991 Amy Bruckner, American actress

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

1870 Impressionist Painter Claude Monet (29) weds model Camille Doncieux in Paris

Impressionist Painter Claude Monet
Impressionist Painter
Claude Monet

HeartWedding of Interest

1920 Actor Douglas Fairbanks (36) marries actress Mary Pickford (28)

Actress Mary Pickford
Actress
Mary Pickford

HeartWedding of Interest

1978 Actor Jeremy Irons (29) weds actress Sinéad Cusack (30)

HeartWedding of Interest

1996 Actress Angelina Jolie (20) weds actor Jonny Lee Miller (23)

  • 2010 "The Real Housewives of New York City" TV Personality Bethenny Frankel (39) weds Jason Hoppy at the Four Seasons Restaurant in New York City

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1950 Georgine M "May" Basting, actress (Occupier), dies at 67
  • 1965 Jack Hoxie, American actor, rodeo performer (The White Outlaw), dies at 80
  • 1974 Francoise Rosay, actress (Interlude, Women in Prison), dies at 82
  • 1980 Richard "Dick" Haymes, Argentine-American actor and singer (Sate Fair, Real Life, Betrayal), dies of lung cancer at 61
  • 1983 Ank [Anna M] van der Moer, actress (Verkade, Dutch Comedy), dies at 71
  • 1986 Victor J Lopez, actor (Chuey-Man From Atlantis), dies at 39
  • 1986 Virginia Gilmore, American actress (Jennie, Western Union), dies at 66
  • 1987 Patrick Troughton, English actor (second Doctor in Doctor Who), dies of a heart attack at 67
  • 1990 Helene Fortescu Reynolds, actress (Bermuda Mystery), dies at 65
  • 1991 Carlos Montalban, actor (Bananas), dies at 85
  • 1995 Hugh Edward R O'Connor, actor (In the Heat of the Night), ODs at 32
  • 1995 Jack Regan, broadcaster, dies at 53
  • 1996 Barbara McLean, film Editor, dies at 86
  • 1996 Ken Dibbs, Lebanese actor (Suddenly, Party Girl, High Society), dies at 78
  • 2000 Albert "Ab" Abspoel, Dutch actor and director (Surprise Attack, Elevator), dies at 74
  • 2004 Peter Ustinov, British actor, author, journalist, comedian and broadcaster (Death on Nile, Logan's Run, Billy Budd), dies of heart failure at 82
  • 2010 June Havoc Ellen Evangeline Hovick], Canadian-born American stage and screen actress, dies at 97
  • 2011 Wenche Foss, Norwegian actress (b. 1917)
  • 2012 Harry Crews, American writer and actor (Indian Runner), dies from neuropathy at 76
  • 2013 Richard Griffiths, British actor, dies from complications from heart surgery at 65
  • 2015 Gene Saks, American actor and director (One & Only, Prisoner of 2nd Ave), dies at 93
  • 2016 James Noble, American actor (Benson, 1776, Airplane II: The Sequel), dies of a stroke at 94
  • 2017 Christine Kaufmann, Austrian-born actress (Town Without Pity, Red Lips), dies at 72
  • 2017 Ronald Hines, British actor (Not in Front of the Children, Pack of Lies), dies at 87
  • 2017 Janine Sutto, French-Canadian actress and comedian (Guide de la petite vengeance), dies of natural causes at 95