Events in Film & TV on March 12

  • 1896 1st movie in Netherlands (Kalverstr 220)

Film & TV History

1912 Helen Hayes Theater (Little Theatre) opens at 240W 44th St, NYC

Theater Premiere

1919 George Bernard Shaw's comedy play "Augustus Does His Bit" premieres in NYC

  • 1964 WKAB TV channel 32 in Montgomery, AL (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1973 Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In last airs on NBC-TV
  • 1982 PLO chief Yassar Arafat appears on "Nightline"

People's Choice Awards

1989 15th People's Choice Awards: Dustin Hoffman & Meryl Streep win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Bill Cosby & Phylicia Rashad win (TV)

Music Concert

1992 Rock for the Rainforest benefit concert held at Carnegie Hall, NYC; performers include: Sting, Elton John, James Taylor, Natalie Cole, and Don Henley

  • 1993 Cleveland radio station WMMS-FM/101.7 is bought by Disney
  • 1993 Entertainment Tonight's 3,000th show

Film Premiere

2002 Animated film "Ice Age" directed by Chris Wedge and Carlos Saldanha, with voices by Denis Leary and John Leguizamo premieres

  • 2002 US crime series "The Shield" starring Michael Chiklis premieres on FX

Film Premiere

2012 "The Hunger Games" directed by Francis Lawrence and starring Jennifer Lawrence premieres in Los Angeles

  • 2017 Irene Sankoff and David Hein's musical drama "Come From Away" opens at Schoenfeld Theatre, NYC

Film & TV History

2019 Dozens charged in US college admission scandal by US federal prosecutors, including actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman