Events in Film & TV on March 1

  • 1864 Louis Ducos du Hauron patents movie machine (never built)

Music Recording

1928 Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra record "Ol' Man River" for Victor Records featuring Bing Crosby

Historic Publication

1941 Captain America created by cartoonists Joe Simon and Jack Kirby is first published by Timely Comics (premiere issue released on December 20, 1940)

Film & TV History

1953 After an all-night movie and dinner session with his top advisers, Joseph Stalin suffers a stroke and collapses. He dies four days later.

  • 1953 KAUZ TV channel 6 in Wichita Falls, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 KTNT (now KSTW) TV channel 11 in Tacoma-Seattle, WA (IND) begins
  • 1953 WFBG TV (later WTAJ) channel 10 in Altoona, PA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 WJZ-AM in NYC becomes WABC; WJZ-TV in Baltimore final transmission
  • 1955 KFAR (now KATN) TV channel 2 in Fairbanks, AK (ABC/NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 1957 KTWO TV channel 2 in Casper, WY (NBC/ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1965 WPSX TV channel 3 in Clearfield, PA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1967 WMET (now WHSW) TV channel 24 in Baltimore, MD (IND) 1st broadcast
  • 1968 NBC's unprecedented on-air announcement, Star Trek will return
  • 1972 KHMA TV channel 11 in Houma, LA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1975 Colour television transmissions begin in Australia.

Film & TV History

1978 Charlie Chaplin's coffin and remains are stolen from a Swiss cemetery in an extortion plot

  • 1979 ESPN and NCAA come to an agreement giving the network worldwide multi-media rights to NCAA championships for various sports

Music History

1985 Liza Minnelli enters Betty Ford Drug Center

  • 1988 Courtney Gibbs Eplin, 21, (Texas), crowned 37th Miss USA
  • 1993 New expansion NHL team, owned in Anaheim, CA by Disney, receives its name, inspired by the 1992 Disney movie 'The Mighty Ducks'

Grammy Awards

1994 36th Grammy Awards: "I Will Always Love You"; Whitney Houston; Sting; Toni Braxton; Mary Chapin-Carpenter win

  • 1997 "Mandy Patinkin in Concert" opens at Lyceum Theater, NYC; runs for 16 performances

Music History

1998 Yasmina Reza's French stage comedy "Art", starring Alan Alda, Victor Garber, and Alfred Molina opens at Royale Theater, NYC; runs for 600 performances

Film Premiere

2006 Animated film "Ice Age: The Meltdown" directed by Carlos Saldanha with voices by Ray Romano and John Leguizamo premieres in Belgium

  • 2014 34th Golden Raspberry Awards: "Movie 43" wins

Film & TV History

2017 Charo is revealed as a contestant on season 24 of Dancing with the Stars

Film Premiere

2022 DC film "The Batman" starring Robert Pattinson and Zoë Kravitz, directed and written by Matt Reeves premieres in New York