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, Carthage Mo, TV host (Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom)
  • 1905 Pandro S Berman, film producer
  • 1906 Robert Allen [Irvine Theodore Baehr], American actor (The Awful Truth, Crime and Punishment), born in Mount Vernon, New York (d. 1998)
  • 1910 Jimmie Dodd, American actor (d. 1964)
  • 1914 Frank Lovejoy, actor (Man Against Crime, Meet McGraw), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1914 Edward Anhalt, American screenwriter (d. 2000)
  • 1921 Dirk Bogarde (born Derek van den Bogaerde) actor (Death in Venice, Servant), born in London, England
  • 1924 Freddie Bartholomew, England, actor (Anna Karenina, David Copperfield)
  • 1925 Innokenti Smoktunovsky, actor (Bely Prazdnik, Zakoldovannye)
  • 1935 Michael Parkinson, English broadcaster and talkshow host (Parkinson), born in Cudworth, West Riding
  • 1940 Tony Barber, Australian television personality
  • 1941 Alf Clausen, orchestra leader (Mary, Simpsons), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1943 Conchata Ferrell, Charleston WV, actress (Deadly Hero, Susan-LA Law)
  • 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
  • 1951 Matti Pellonpää, Finnish actor and musician (d. 1995)
  • 1958 Curt Hennig, American professional wrestler (d. 2003)
  • 1959 Todd Curtis, actor (Capitol, Skip-Young & Restless)
  • 1960 Chris Barrie, British actor ( Red Dwarf,) born in Hanover, West Germany
  • 1962 Terry Szopinski, American pro-wrestler
  • 1968 Max Perlich, actor (JH Brodie-Homicide)
  • 1968 Tim Lovejoy, British television presenter
  • 1969 Brett Ratner, American film director

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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 interestPerson of Interest

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

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
  • 1988 Lacey Turner, British soap actress
  • 1990 Zoe Sugg [Zoella], British YouTube vlogger, born in Lacock, Wilshire
  • 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 marries actress Mary Pickford

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 Dick Haymes, actor (Real Life, Betrayal), dies
  • 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
  • 2004 Peter Ustinov, British actor (b. 1921)
  • 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/actor, 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 (Gov. Gatling in "Benson"), dies at 94
  • 2017 Christine Kaufmann, Austrian-born actress (Town Without Pity, Red Lips), dies at 72