On This Day

On This Day in Film & TV for March 30

Events in Film & TV

  • 1895 British inventor Birt Acres films Oxford and Cambridge boat race

Film tv awardsGolden Globes

1946 3rd Golden Globes: "The Lost Weekend" and its star Ray Milland, & Ingrid Bergman win

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

1955 27th Academy Awards: "On the Waterfront", Marlon Brando & Grace Kelly win

  • 1959 WNED TV channel 17 in Buffalo, NY (PBS) begins broadcasting

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

1966 "Color Me Barbra", Barbra Streisand's second TV special and the first in color, premieres on CBS

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • 1970 Soap opera "Another World in Somerset" premieres on NBC, running through 1976
  • 1981 "Chariots of Fire" directed by Hugh Hudson and starring Ben Cross and Ian Charleson premieres at a Royal Command Film Performance (Best Picture 1982)

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

1987 59th Academy Awards: "Platoon", Paul Newman & Marlee Matlin win

Actor and Entrepreneur Paul Newman
Actor and Entrepreneur
Paul Newman
Deaf Actress Marlee Matlin
Deaf Actress
Marlee Matlin

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

1992 64th Academy Awards: "The Silence of the Lambs", Anthony Hopkins & Jodie Foster win

  • 1992 CBS TV premieres overnight news program "Up To The Minute"
  • 1993 Lanford Wilson's play "Redwood Curtain", starring Jeff Daniels, opens at Brooks Atkinson Theater, NYC; runs for 40 performances
  • 1994 ABC Masters Tournament won by Hobo Boothe
  • 2003 WrestleMania XIX, Safeco Field, Seattle, WA (54,097): Brock Lesnar wins WWE Heavyweight Championship against Kurt Angle

Sport defeatWrestleMania

2008 WrestleMania XXIV, Florida Citrus Bowl, Orlando, FL: Kane defeats Chavo Guerrero; Randy Orton beats Triple H and John Cena in a title Triple Threat match; The Undertaker downs Edge

Professional Wrestler and Actor John Cena
Professional Wrestler and Actor
John Cena
Professional Wrestler Triple H
Professional Wrestler
Triple H

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2019 Swedish gamer and YouTuber PewDiePie overtaken by Indian channel T-Series as YouTube channel with most subscribers (both on 92 million)

YouTube Star PewDiePie
YouTube Star
PewDiePie

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1888 Anna Q Nilsson, Swedish actress (Shenandoah, Uncle Tom's Cabin), born in Ystad, Skåne län, Sweden (d. 1974)
  • 1891 Jan B Cammans, Flemish actor (Brothers Karamazov)
  • 1898 Joyce Carey, British actress (Brief Encounter, The Cedar Tree), born in Kensington, London (d. 1993)
  • 1903 Sol C Siegel, American film producer (A Letter To Three Wives, High Society, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), born in New York City (d. 1982)
  • 1909 Ernst Gombrich, OM/FBA/director (Warburg Institute)
  • 1913 Frankie Laine [Francesco Paolo LoVecchio], American singer ("Jezebel"; "Rawhide"; "Blazing Saddles"), songwriter ("We'll Be Together Again"), and actor (Bring Your Smile Along), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2007)
  • 1913 Marc Davis, American animator (d. 2000)
  • 1917 Herbert Anderson, American character actor (Dennis The Menace, Battleground), born in Oakland, California (d. 1994)
  • 1918 Joseph Allen Jr, American actor (The Night Before the Divorce, Motor Madness), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1962)
  • 1919 Ramsay Ames [Phillips], American actress, model and dancer (The Mummy's Ghost; Ali Baba & the 40 Thieves), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1998)
  • 1922 Turhan Bey [Sahultavy], Austrian-born actor dubbed "The Turkish Delight" (Arabian Nights, Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2012)
  • 1926 Ray McAnally, Irish actor (The Mission, My Left Foot, Empire State, Sicilian), born in Buncrana, County Donegal, Ireland (d. 1989)
  • 1926 Sydney Chaplin, American actor and son of Charlie Chaplin (Limelight, Adding Machine), born in Beverly Hills, California (d. 2009)
  • 1927 Peter Marshall, TV game show host (Hollywood Squares), born in Huntington, West Virginia
  • 1929 Richard Dysart, American actor (Leland MacKenzie-LA Law, The Last Days of Patton), born near Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2015)
  • 1929 Shirley Stoler, American actress (The Honeymoon Killers, Seven Beauties), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1999)
  • 1930 John Astin, American actor (I'm Dickens, He's Fenster; The Addams Family), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1930 Rolf Harris, Australian-British comedian, actor, painter, singer-songwriter ("Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport", television personality, and convicted sex offender, born in Bassendean, Western Australia
  • 1933 Jean-Claude Brialy, Algerian actor and director (Églantine, Circle of Love, Cousins), born in Aumale, Algeria (d. 2007)
  • 1933 Joe Ruby, American animator (co-creator of Scooby-Doo), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2020)
  • 1937 Jay W Macintosh, American actress (Sons & Daughters), born in Gainesville, Georgia

Person of interestWarren Beatty

1937 Warren Beatty, American actor (Bonnie & Clyde, Shampoo, Dick Tracy), born in Richmond, Virginia

Actor and Filmmaker Warren Beatty
Actor and Filmmaker
Warren Beatty
  • 1948 Justin Deas, actor (As The World Turns, Santa Barbara), born in Connellsville, Pennsylvania
  • 1949 Leslie Joan Corn, theatre producer/director/writer
  • 1949 Sue Cook, British broadcaster
  • 1949 Naomi Sims, American fashion model and businesswoman
  • 1949 Dana (Richenda Antoinette) "Dana" Gillespie, English actress and singer (Jesus Christ Superstar), born in Surrey, England

Person of interestRobbie Coltrane

1950 Robbie Coltrane, Scottish actor (Harry Potter films) and comedian, born in Rutherglen, South Lanarkshire

Actor and Comedian Robbie Coltrane
Actor and Comedian
Robbie Coltrane
  • 1953 Cydney Bernard, American film producer
  • 1957 Paul Reiser, American actor (My 2 Dads, Diner, Aliens, Mad About You), born in NYC, New York
  • 1958 Maurice LaMarche, Canadian voice actor
  • 1962 Bil Dwyer, American comedian and TV host, born in Evergreen Park, Illinois
  • 1964 Ian Ziering, American actor (Beverly Hills 90210), born in West Orange, New Jersey
  • 1965 Piers Morgan, English newspaper editor and TV personality (Daily Mirror, CNN), born in Newick, England
  • 1967 Hayashibara Megumi, Japanese voice actress and singer
  • 1968 Donna D'Errico, American actress (Baywatch) and Playboy playmate (Sep, 1995), born in Dothan, Alabama
  • 1970 Mark Consuelos, American actor (All My Children, 1996-1001,2010 -"Mateo Santos"), and husband of Kelly Ripa, born in Zaragosa, Spain
  • 1972 Peggy Zlotkowski, Miss France-Universe (1989)
  • 1975 Bahar Soomekh, American actress
  • 1982 Jason Dohring, American actor (Veronica Mars - "Logan"), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1983 Zach Gowen, American professional wrestler
  • 1985 Miss Fame [Kurtis Dam-Mikkelsen], American drag queen, model, and TV personality (RuPaul's Drag Race), born in Templeton, California

Weddings in Film & TV


LoveWedding of Interest

1946 Ameican actress Doris Day (23) weds American jazz saxophonist George Weidler (20); divorce in 1949

Singer and Actress Doris Day
Singer and Actress
Doris Day

Divorces in Film & TV


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2004 "Alias" actress Jennifer Garner (30) divorces actor Scott Foley (30) due to irreconcilable differences after nearly 4 years of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2016 Comedian Rosie O'Donnell and marketing executive Kelli O'Donnell divorce after 3 years of marriage

Comedienne Rosie O'Donnell
Comedienne
Rosie O'Donnell

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1968 Bobby Driscoll, American Academy Juvenile Award-winning actor (Song Of The South; The Window), dies of heart failure at 31 [date reflects discovery of his body in a deserted NYC tenement]
  • 1971 Selmer Jackson, American actor (The Grapes of Wrath, Life & Legend of Wyatt Earp), dies at 82
  • 1972 Peter Whitney, actor (Rough Riders), dies at 55
  • 1976 Jacqueline Royaards-Sandberg, actress (Hostage Rights), dies at 99
  • 1977 Abdel Halim Hafez, Egyptian singer and actor (b. 1929)
  • 1985 Harold Peary, actor (Herb-Blondie, Willy), dies of heart attack at 76

Person of interestJames Cagney

1986 James Cagney, American actor (Yankee Doodle Dandy), dies at 86

  • 1989 Dort Clark, actor (In Harm's Way), dies
  • 1991 Jan Willem Hofstra, Dutch actor/writer (Friends of My Friends), dies
  • 1996 Hugh Edward Lance Falkus, filmmaker/naturalist, dies at 78
  • 1997 Jon Stone, American director and co-creator of Sesame Street, dies at 64
  • 1998 Ramsay Ames [Phillips], American actress, model and dancer (The Mummy's Ghost; Ali Baba & the 40 Thieves), dies of lung cancer at 79
  • 1999 Gary Morton, American film and television producer (b. 1924)
  • 1999 Terry Wilson, American actor (Wagon Train; Escape to Witch Mountain), dies at 75
  • 1999 Gary Morton [Morton Goldaper], American comedian, television produce, studio executive, and second husband of Lucille Ball, dies of lung cancer at 74
  • 2003 Michael Jeter, American actor (The Fisher King), dies at 52
  • 2004 Alistair Cooke, British-American TV host (Masterpiece Theatre), dies at 95
  • 2004 Hubert Gregg, British broadcaster (b. 1914)
  • 2008 Dith Pran, Cambodian photojournalist, survivor of the Cambodian genocide and subject of the movie "The Killing Fields", dies of pancreatic cancer at 65
  • 2014 Kate O'Mara, English actress (Dynasty) and writer, dies at 74
  • 2018 Bill Maynard [Walter Williams], English actor (Greengrass-Heartbeat) and comedian, dies at 89