On This Day in Film & TV for March 3

Events in Film & TV

  • 1958 KTVU TV channel 2 in Oakland-San Francisco, CA (IND) 1st broadcast
  • 1966 WRFT (now WVFT) TV channel 27 in Roanoke, VA (IND) begins broadcasting

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

1975 1st People's Choice Awards: John Wayne & Barbra Streisand win (Motion Pictures) and Alan Alda, Telly Savalas & Mary Tyler Moore win (TV)

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
Actor John Wayne
John Wayne
Actress Mary Tyler Moore
Mary Tyler Moore

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1985 "Moonlighting" with Cybill Shepard & Bruce Willis premieres on ABC TV in the US

  • 1990 Carole Gist (20) is the 1st African American to be crowned Miss USA in Wichita, Kansas
  • 2002 33rd NAACP Image Awards: "Ali" wins Outstanding Motion Picture
  • 2006 37th NAACP Image Awards: "Crash" wins Outstanding Motion Picture

Film release premierFilm Release

2010 "Alice in Wonderland", inspired by Lewis Carroll directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp and Mia Wasikowska is released

Actor Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp
Author and Mathematician Lewis Carroll
Author and Mathematician
Lewis Carroll
Film Director Tim Burton
Film Director
Tim Burton

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1793 William Charles Macready, British actor, manager, and diarist, born in London, England (d. 1873)
  • 1848 Adelaide Neilson, English stage actress (The Hunchback), born in Leeds, England (d. 1880)
  • 1880 Florence Auer, American actress (Eradicating Aunty), born in Albany, New York (d. 1962)
  • 1892 Edmund Lowe, American actor (Black Sheep, Good Sam, Dillinger, Hot Pepper), born in San Jose, California (d. 1971)
  • 1893 Bill Nestell, American actor (Dangerous Venture, Buckskin Frontier), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1966)
  • 1895 Juanita Hansen, American actress (Fast Company, Broadway Love), born in Des Moines, Iowa (d. 1961)
  • 1895 Robert Gordon, American silent film actor (Loveless), born in Belleville, Kansas (d. 1971)
  • 1900 Edna Best, British actress (Key, Calendar, Escape, Intermezzo), born in Hove, England (d. 1974)
  • 1900 Ruby Dandridge [Ruby Jean Butler], American actress (Father of the Bride), born in Wichita, Kansas (d. 1987)
  • 1906 Donald Novis, British singer and actor (Monte Carlo, The Singing Plumber), born in Hastings, East Sussex, England (d. 1966)
  • 1907 Canada Lee [Leonard Canegata], African-American actor (Lost Boundaries), born in NYC, New York (d. 1952)
  • 1910 Kittens Reichert, American silent screen child actor (d. 1990)
  • 1914 Martin Ritt, actor and director (Slugger's Wife, End of the Game)
  • 1920 James Doohan, actor (Montgomery Scott-Star Trek), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1921 Diana Barrymore, American actress (Nightmare, Lady Courageous, Fired Wife), born in NYC, New York
  • 1923 Barney Martin, American actor (d. 2005)
  • 1924 Lilian Velez, Filipno actress (d. 1948)
  • 1925 Richard Vernon, England, actor (Servant, Gandhi, Hard Days Night)
  • 1932 Mara Corday, American playmate (Oct, 1958), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1933 Alfredo Landa, Spanish actor
  • 1934 Gia Scala, Italian actress (Angry Hills, Don't Go Near the Water)
  • 1937 Bobby Driscoll, American actor (d. 1968)
  • 1940 Owen Spencer-Thomas, English broadcaster, journalist and Anglican clergyman
  • 1943 Roger Swaybill, actor/writer (Porky's II, Breaking Point)
  • 1945 Hattie Winston, actress (Nurse, Electric Company), born in Greenville, Mississippi
  • 1948 Byron MacGregor, newscaster
  • 1950 Ed Marinaro, actor (Hill Street Blues)
  • 1950 Tim Kazurinsky, comedian (SNL, Police Academy 2, 3, 4), born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania
  • 1958 Miranda Richardson, Southport England, actress (Damage, Crying Game)
  • 1961 Mary Page Keller, actress (Ryan's Hope, Duet), born in Monterey Park, California
  • 1961 Knut Nærum, Norwegian comedian
  • 1963 Jacqueline Sheen, playmate (July, 1990), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1963 Sophia Aliberti, Greek actress and TV presenter
  • 1964 Laura Martinez-Herring, Sinaloa Mexico, Miss USA (1985)/(Gen Hospital)
  • 1964 Lisa Ann Poggi, actress (Jolie-Loving), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • 1966 Hope Marie Carlton, Riverhead NY, playmate (July, 1985)
  • 1966 Fernando Colunga, Mexican actor
  • 1967 Elizabeth Cheshire, actress (Jill-Sunshine), born in Burbank, California
  • 1970 Shawn Marie Brogan, Miss USA-Iowa (1997)
  • 1972 Christian Oliver, actor (Baby Sitters Club, Brian-Saved by the Bell)
  • 1973 Victoria Nika Zdrok, playmate (Oct, 1994), born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • 1973 Matthew Marsden, English actor and singer
  • 1974 Jared Rushton, actor (Big, Honey I Shrank the Kids)
  • 1974 David Faustino, actor (I Had 3 Wives, Bud-Married With Children), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1974 Paula Malai Ali, Malaysian-Bruneian TV Presenter and Actress
  • 1975 Danica McKellar, actress (Winnie Cooper-Wonder Years) [or Jan 3]
  • 1979 Patrick Renna, American actor
  • 1979 Alex Zane, English comedian
  • 1981 Kim Yoo-Jin (Eugene), South Korean singer and actress
  • 1981 Sung Yu Ri, South Korean singer and actress

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1982 Jessica Biel, American actress (Mary Camden in 7th Heaven), born in Ely, Minnesota

Actress Jessica Biel
Jessica Biel

Weddings in Film & TV

  • 2006 "Gata Salvaje" telenovela actress Carolina Tejera (29) weds Costa Rican businessman Don Stockwell at the Hotel Marriott in San Jose, Costa Rica

HeartWedding of Interest

2007 Model and actress Elizabeth Hurley (41) weds Indian textile heir Arun Nayar (42) at Sudeley Castle in Gloucestershire, England

  • 2017 Bachelorette TV personality Ali Fedotowsky (32) weds TV and radio host Kevin Manno (33) at Terranea Resort in Los Angeles, California

Divorces in Film & TV

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2008 Actor Michael Biehn (52) divorces film producer Gina Marsh after 20 years of marriage

Deaths in Film & TV

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1959 Lou Costello, American comedian and actor (The Abbott and Costello Show), dies from a heart attack at 52

Comedian and Actor Lou Costello
Comedian and Actor
Lou Costello
  • 1960 Sammy White, American comedian and actor (711 Ocean Drive, Sound Off), dies at 65
  • 1966 William Frawley, American actor (I Love Lucy, My 3 Sons), dies of a heart attack at 89
  • 1974 Barbara Ruick, actress (Carousel, Fearless Fagan), dies at 43
  • 1974 Frank Wilcox, American actor (Beverly Hillbillies), dies from a heart attack at 66
  • 1977 Percy Marmont, British actor (Secret Agent, Lisbon, Captain Apache), dies at 93
  • 1987 Danny Kaye, comedian (Danny Kaye Show), dies at 74
  • 1988 Lois Wilson, actress (Crash, Deluge, Bright Eyes), dies
  • 1988 Sewall Wright, US geneticist (evolution model), dies at 98
  • 1992 Robert Beatty, actor (Odd Man Out), dies at 82
  • 1992 Sandy Dennis, actress (Up the Down Staircase), dies of cancer at 54
  • 1992 Ted Liss, actor (Child's Play), dies of heart attack at 72
  • 1993 Cyril Collard, French composer/dir/actor (A Nos Amours), dies at 35
  • 1994 Anita Morris, actress (Nine), dies of cancer at 50
  • 1996 Lyle Talbot [Lysle Henderson], American actor (The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet), dies at 94
  • 2001 Louis Edmonds, American actor (b. 1923)
  • 2003 Horst Buchholz, German actor (b. 1933)
  • 2004 Cecily Adams, American actress and casting director (b. 1958)
  • 2012 Leonardo Cimino, American actor, dies from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at 94