On This Day

On This Day in Film & TV for March 5

Events in Film & TV

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

1936 8th Academy Awards: "Mutiny on the Bounty", Victor McLaglen & Bette Davis wins

  • 1953 6th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "The Sound Barrier" Best Film
  • 1955 WBBJ TV channel 7 in Jackson, TN (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1956 "King Kong" 1st televised
  • 1958 KDUH TV channel 4 in Scottsbluff-Hay Spring, NB (ABC) 1st broadcast

Film tv awardsGolden Globes

1959 16th Golden Globes: "The Defiant Ones", David Niven, & Susan Hayward win

Film tv awardsGolden Globes

1962 19th Golden Globes: "The Guns of Navarone", Maximilian Schell, & Geraldine Page win

Soldier and Writer T. E. Lawrence
Soldier and Writer
T. E. Lawrence
Actor Gregory Peck
Gregory Peck
Actress Geraldine Page
Geraldine Page
  • 1967 WEDN TV channel 53 in Norwich, CT (PBS) begins broadcasting

Film release premierFilm Release

1970 "Airport" based on the book by Arthur Hailey, directed by George Seaton and starring Burt Lancaster and Dean Martin is released

Actor Burt Lancaster
Burt Lancaster
Actor, Comedian and Singer Dean Martin
Actor, Comedian and Singer
Dean Martin

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

1977 3rd People's Choice Awards: John Wayne & Barbra Streisand win (Motion Picture) and Telly Savalas & Mary Tyler Moore win (TV)

Actress Mary Tyler Moore
Mary Tyler Moore
Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand
Actor John Wayne
John Wayne
  • 1985 38th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "The Killing Fields" Best Film, Wim Wenders Best Director

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

1995 21st People's Choice Awards: Tom Hanks & Jodie Foster win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Tim Allen & Roseanne Barr win (TV)

Actress Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster
Actor Tim Allen
Tim Allen
Comedienne and Actress Roseanne Barr
Comedienne and Actress
Roseanne Barr

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

2002 American reality TV program The Osbournes" featuring family of Ozzy Osbourne premieres on MTV

Rock Vocalist Ozzy Osbourne
Rock Vocalist
Ozzy Osbourne
Music Manager and TV Personality Sharon Osbourne
Music Manager and TV Personality
Sharon Osbourne

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2006 Nature documentary "Planet Earth" narrated by David Attenborough premieres on the BBC

Natural History Filmmaker and TV Personality David Attenborough
Natural History Filmmaker and TV Personality
David Attenborough

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2015 Harrison Ford crash-lands his 1942 Ryan Aeronautical ST3KR aeroplane in California

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2019 Kylie Jenner is the world's youngest-ever billionaire at 21, according to Forbes

Model, TV Personality and Businesswoman Kylie Jenner
Model, TV Personality and Businesswoman
Kylie Jenner

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1874 Henry Travers [Travers John Heagerty], British actor (Bells of St Mary, High Sierra), born in Prudhoe, Northumberland, England (d. 1965)
  • 1879 Walter Long, American actor (Moby-Dick, Sheik, Sea Devils, Dragnet Patrol), born in Nashua, New Hampshire (d. 1952)
  • 1891 Harold Ogden "Chic" Johnson, comedian (Olsen & Johnson), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1894 Henry Daniell, British actor (The Great Dictator, Camille, Philadelphia Story, Body Snatchers), born in London, England (d. 1963)
  • 1905 Sophie Stewart, Scottish actress (As You Like It, Under the Red Robe), born in Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland (d. 1977)

Person of interestRex Harrison

1908 Rex Harrison, English actor (My Fair Lady, Dr Doolittle), born in Huyton, England (d. 1990)

  • 1910 Joseph Tomelty, Irish actor and playwright (Bedevilled, Moby-Dick, Melba), born in Portaferry, Ireland (d. 1995)
  • 1914 Joan Sterndale-Bennett, British actress (Brighton Rock, Those Fantastic Flying Fools), born in London, England (d. 1996)
  • 1914 Ursula Reit [Reith], German actress (Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory), born in Wuppertal, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (d. 1998)
  • 1920 Virginia Christine [Ricketts], American actress (Mrs Olson, Tales of Wells Fargo), born in Stanton, Iowa (d. 1996)
  • 1922 James Noble, American actor (Benson, 1776, Airplane II: The Sequel), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2016)
  • 1926 Joan Shawlee [Fulton], American actress (Some Like It Hot, Prehistoric Women, Abbott & Costello Show), born in Forest Hills, New York (d. 1987)
  • 1927 John "Jack" Cassidy, American singer and actor (Oscar-He & She, The Eiger Sanction), born in Richmond Hill, Virginia (d. 1976)
  • 1934 James B Sikking, CA, actor (Hill St Blues, Star Trek 3, Doogie Howser)
  • 1934 Nicholas Smith, English actor (Are You Being Served?), born in Surrey, England (d. 2015)
  • 1936 Dean Stockwell, California, actor (Werewolf of Washington, Blue Velvet)
  • 1938 Fred "Hammer" Williamson, NFLer (Chiefs)/actor (Julia), born in Gary, Indiana
  • 1939 Samantha Eggar, English actress (Collector, Dr Doolittle) [or May 3], born in London, England
  • 1939 Norman Seeff, South African-American photographer, filmmaker, and album cover artist, born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1940 Malcolm Hebden, English actor
  • 1943 Hugh Scully, British TV presenter (The Antiques Roadshow), born in Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire (d. 2015)
  • 1944 Paul Sands, comedian and actor (SCTV, Story Theater, St Elsewhere), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1946 Michael Warren, American actor (Hill Street Blues - "Bobby Hill"), born in South Bend, Indiana
  • 1947 (Samuel) "Eddie" Hodges, American stage and screen actor and singer ("High Hopes", The Music Man - "Gary, Indiana"; Adventures of Huckleberry Finn), born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi
  • 1948 Elaine Paige, English singer and actress
  • 1950 Harvey Jacob Alperin, actor (Cocktail), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1951 Giorgos Ninios, Greek actor
  • 1954 Marsha Warfield, comedian/actress (Roz-Night Court)
  • 1955 Marcia McCabe, American actress (Alice Grande - One Life to Live), born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
  • 1956 Adriana Barraza, Mexican actress

Person of interestAndy Gibb

1958 Andy Gibb, British singer-songwriter, stage performer, and teen idol ("I Just Want to Be Your Everything"), born in Stretford, Lancashire, England (d. 1988)

Singer and TV Host Andy Gibb
Singer and TV Host
Andy Gibb
  • 1958 William "Bill" Timoney, American actor, voice actor, director, script writer and producer (Addicted to Love, All My Children), born in Teaneck, New Jersey
  • 1959 David Fury, American television writer and producer
  • 1966 Aasif Mandvi, Indian-born American actor and comedian
  • 1969 Paul Blackthorne, British actor
  • 1970 Lisa Robin Kelly, American actress, (d. 2013)
  • 1971 Yuri Lowenthal, American actor/author/painter

Person of interestKevin Connolly

1974 Kevin Connolly, American actor (Beverly Hillbillies, Rocky V, Angus), born in Patchogue, New York

  • 1974 Matt Lucas, English comedian

Person of interestEva Mendes

1974 Eva Mendes, American actress (Training Day, 2 Fast 2 Furious), born in Miami, Florida

Actress Eva Mendes
Eva Mendes
  • 1975 Niki Taylor, model (Elle, Marie Claire)
  • 1975 Jolene Blalock, American actress
  • 1976 Katerina Matziou, Greek actress
  • 1978 Kimberly McCullough, California, actress (Robin-General Hospital)
  • 1981 Shugo Oshinari, Japanese actor
  • 1982 Giorgia Palmas, Italian television personality and model
  • 1985 Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Japanese actor
  • 1989 Jake Lloyd, American actor (The Phantom Menace), born in Fort Collins, Colorado

Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1948 Actor Eli Wallach marries actress Anne Jackson

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1953 Herman J. Mankiewicz, American screenwriter (b. 1897)
  • 1963 Cyril Smith, Scottish actor (The Adventures of Sir Lancelot), dies from a heart attack at 70
  • 1967 Mischa Auer [Ounskowsky], Russian actor (My Man Godfrey), dies from a heart attack at 61
  • 1971 Winnie Lightner, American actress (Gold Dust Gertie, Sit Tight), dies at 71
  • 1973 Rupert Crosse, American actor, 1st African-American to be nominated for Best Supporting Actor Academy Award (The Reivers), dies of lung cancer at 45
  • 1974 Billy De Wolfe, American character actor (Good Morning World), dies of lung cancer at 67
  • 1980 Jay Silverheels [Harold J. Smith], Canadian actor (The Lone Ranger, Key Largo), dies from a stroke at 67
  • 1981 Brenda De Banzie, actress (39 Steps, Hobson's Choice), dies at 64
  • 1981 Paul Horbiger, actor (3rd Man), dies at 86
  • 1982 John Belushi, American comedian (Saturday Night Live; Animal House; Blues Brothers), dies of a drug overdose at 33
  • 1984 Michael Sklar, California, comedian (Laugh-in, Sha Na Na), dies at 39
  • 1984 William Powell, American actor (My Man Godfrey), dies at 91
  • 1988 Alberto Olmedo, Argentine comedian (b. 1933)
  • 1990 Gary Merrill, American actor (Young Dr Kildare, All About Eve), dies of a lung cancer at 74
  • 1992 Andrew Samuel, child actor (Our Gang), dies at 82
  • 1992 Yevgeny Yevstigneev, Russian actor (Welcome Kosta), dies at 65
  • 1995 Ed Flanders, American actor (St Elsewhere - "Dr. Westphal"), takes his own life at 60
  • 1995 Marguerite Kelsey, Engl painter/sculptor model (Haunting), dies at 86
  • 1996 Whitner "Whit" Bissell, American actor (Time Machine, Soylent Green, The Magnificent Seven), dies at 86
  • 1998 Donald Woods, Canadian actor (True Grit, Craig Kennedy; Criminologist), dies at 91
  • 1999 Richard Kiley, American actor and singer (Kismet; Man of La Mancha; Endless Love), dies at 76
  • 2000 Lolo Ferrari [Eve Valois], French adult actress and dancer, dies from an overdose of prescription drugs at 37
  • 2003 Gerhard Rosenfeld, German opera and film score composer, dies at 72
  • 2004 Walter "Walt" Gorney, American character actor (Friday the 13th, Trading Places), dies from natural causes at 91
  • 2012 Philip Madoc, Welsh actor (The Life and Times of David Lloyd George), dies of cancer at 77
  • 2018 André S. Labarthe, French actor, film producer and director (Vivre sa vie, Cinéastes de notre temps), dies at 86