On This Day in Film & TV for March 29

Events in Film & TV

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1945 Movie star Jimmy Stewart is promoted to full colonel, one of the few Americans to rise from private to colonel in four years

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

1951 23rd Academy Awards: "All About Eve", Judy Holliday and José Ferrer win

Film release premierFilm Release

1959 "Some Like It Hot", directed by Billy Wilder and starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, and Jack Lemmon, is released

Actor Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
Actress Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe
Filmmaker Billy Wilder
Billy Wilder
  • 1961 KCPT TV channel 19 in Kansas City, MO (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1963 Final episode of soap opera "Young Doctor Malone"
  • 1967 WCMU TV channel 14 in Mt. Pleasant, MI (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1971 WSVN (now WSBN) TV channel 47 in Norton, VA (PBS) begins broadcasting

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

1976 48th Academy Awards: "One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest", Jack Nicholson & Louise Fletcher wins

  • 1982 2nd Golden Raspberry Awards: "Mommie Dearest" wins

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

1982 54th Academy Awards: "Chariots of Fire", Henry Fonda & Katharine Hepburn win

  • 1987 7th Golden Raspberry Awards: "Howard the Duck" wins

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

1989 61st Academy Awards: "Rainman", Dustin Hoffman & Jodie Foster win

  • 1989 9th Golden Raspberry Awards: "Cocktail" wins
  • 1992 12th Golden Raspberry Awards: "Hudson Hawk" wins

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

1993 65th Academy Awards: "Unforgiven", Al Pacino & Emma Thompson win

Actress Emma Thompson
Emma Thompson
Actor Al Pacino
Al Pacino

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

1993 Actress Elizabeth Taylor presented the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for work for AIDs causes at 65th Academy Awards

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1875 Paul Rubens, English musical comedy composer (Miss Hook of Holland), born in London (d. 1917)
  • 1889 Howard Lindsay, American playwright, actor and director (State of the Union), born in Waterford, New York (d. 1968)

Person of interestWarner Baxter

1889 Warner Baxter, American actor (In Old Arizona, Cisco Kid), born in Columbus, Ohio (d. 1951)

  • 1902 Onslow Stevens, American actor (This is the Life), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1977)
  • 1903 Arthur Negus, English antiques expert and broadcaster (Antiques Roadshow), born in Reading (d. 1985)
  • 1906 E Power Biggs, Westcliff-on-Sea England, organist/composer (CBS)
  • 1908 Arthur O'Connell, American actor (Mr Peepers, Second Hundred Years), born in NYC, New York (d. 1981)
  • 1908 Dennis O'Keefe, actor and director (T-Men, Fighting Seabees), born in Fort Madison, Iowa (d. 1968)
  • 1911 Philip Ahn, American actor (Kung Fu, Thoroughly Modern Millie), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1978)
  • 1911 Brigitte Horney, German actress (Das Erbe der Guldenburgs), born in Dahlem, Germany (d. 1988)
  • 1913 Niall MacGinnis, Irish character actor (Curse of the Demon, Helen of Troy), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1977)
  • 1913 Phil Foster, American comedian (Frank De Fazio-Laverne & Shirley), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1919 Eileen Heckart, American actress (Butterflies Are Free, Doll's House, Trauma Center), born in Columbus, Ohio (d. 2001)
  • 1929 Ronald Clive Williams, actor/comedian
  • 1929 Utpal Dutt, Indian actor (d. 1993)
  • 1938 Margaret Howard, British broadcaster
  • 1939 Nancy Kwan, actress (Flower Drum Song, Night Creature), born in Hong Kong
  • 1941 Terence Hill, actor (Super Fuzz, They Call Me Trinity), born in Venice, Italy
  • 1943 Eric Idle, English comedian, actor (Monty Python), born in South Shields, England
  • 1945 Julie Goodyear, British actress (Bet Lynch-Coronation Street)
  • 1945 Willem Ruis, Dutch TV host (Willem Ruis Show)
  • 1946 Bruce Weber, American fashion photographer and director (Broken Noses), born in Greensburg, Pennsylvania
  • 1948 Bud Cort, actor and director (Electric Dreams, M*A*S*H), born in New Rochelle, New York
  • 1955 Christopher Lawford, actor (Charlie Brent-All My Children)
  • 1955 Dianne Kay, actress (Nancy-8 is Enough, Reggie, Glitter), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • 1955 Marina Sirtis, English actress (Troi-Star Trek: The Next Generation), born in London, England
  • 1955 Brendan Gleeson, Irish actor
  • 1956 Kurt Thomas, American gymnist (Olympics), actor (Gymkata)
  • 1957 Christopher Lambert, actor (Highlander, Subway, Greystoke, Why Me)
  • 1958 Fiona Reynolds, director/Council for Protection of Rural England
  • 1958 Victor Salva, American film director
  • 1961 Ane-Marie Sanches, newscaster (Suriname TV/Radio)
  • 1961 Amy Sedaris, American actress and comedian

Person of interestElle MacPherson

1964 Elle MacPherson, Austrailian supermodel and actress (Sirens), born in Sydney, New South Wales

Supermodel Elle MacPherson
Elle MacPherson
  • 1964 Jill Goodacre Connick, model (Victoria Secrets), born in Lubbock, Texas

Person of interestLucy Lawless

1968 Lucy Lawless, New Zealand actress (Xena: Warrior Princess) and singer, born in Auckland, New Zealand

Actress & Singer Lucy Lawless
Actress & Singer
Lucy Lawless
  • 1972 Junichi Suwabe, Japanese voice actor
  • 1974 Kristoffer Cusick, American actor
  • 1978 Michael Kaczurak, American singer and actor
  • 1980 Kim Tae Hee, South Korean actress
  • 1980 Amy Mathews, Australian actress
  • 1981 Megan Hilty, American actress
  • 2336 Deanna Troi, Betazed, fictional counsellor-Star Trek Next Generation

Weddings in Film & TV

HeartWedding of Interest

1929 Actress and dancer Ginger Rogers (17) weds her dancing partner Jack Pepper (26)

Actress and Dancer Ginger Rogers
Actress and Dancer
Ginger Rogers
  • 1997 Actor Harry Hamlin weds actress Lisa Rinna
  • 2015 "Shahs of Sunset" actor Mike Shouhed weds Jessica Parido at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1982 Rudy Bond, actor (Streetcar Named Desire), dies of heart attack at 68
  • 1986 Harry Ritz, actor (3 Musketeers, On the Avenue), dies at 79
  • 1989 Bernard Blier, actor (Les Miserables, Women & War), dies at 73
  • 1991 Matt Bennett, actor (Hickey & Boggs), dies of brain tumor at 52

Person of interestPaul Henreid

1992 Paul [G J von] Henreid, Austrian actor (Laszlo-Casablanca), dies at 84

  • 1994 Bill Travers [William Inge Lindon-Travers], British actor, director, officer and animal rights activist (Born Free, Gorgo), dies at 72
  • 1997 Eddie Ryder, American actor (General Hospital, Up Yours), dies at 74
  • 1997 Ellen Clara Pollock, actress (Wicked Lady, Fake), dies at 94
  • 2002 Rico Yan, Philippine Young Movie & TV Actor (b. 1975)
  • 2005 Mitch Hedberg, American comedian (b. 1968)
  • 2007 Calvin Lockhart, Bahamian actor (b. 1934)
  • 2009 Andy Hallett, American actor and singer (b.1975)
  • 2016 Patty Duke, American actress (The Miracle Worker), dies at 69