Events in Film & TV on March 13

  • 1790 John Martin, 1st American-born actor, performs in Philadelphia
  • 1852 Uncle Sam cartoon figure made its debut in the New York Lantern weekly
  • 1938 World News Roundup is broadcast for the first time on CBS Radio in the United States.
  • 1947 19th Academy Awards: "Best Years of Our Lives", De Havilland, March win

Film Release

1956 "The Searchers" American western film directed by John Ford and starring John Wayne and Natalie Wood is released

Film & TV History

1975 Bernard Slade's stage comedy "Same Time, Next Year", starring Ellen Burstyn and Charles Grodin, opens at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, NYC; later transfers to the Ambassador Theatre, and runs for a total of 1,453 performances

Television Premiere

1982 ABC TV crime drama "T.J. Hooker" premieres, starring William Shatner

Film and TV Awards

1988 14th People's Choice Awards: Michael Douglas & Glenn Close win (Motion Picture) and Bill Cosby & Cybill Shepherd win (TV)

  • 1997 Phoenix lights seen at night over Phoenix, Arizona by hundreds of people, and by millions on television. Now a hotly debated controversy.

Film & TV History

2005 Bob Iger is named CEO of Walt Disney International, succeeding Michael Eisner

Film Premiere

2014 "Captain America: The Winter Soldier", directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, starring Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson, premieres in Los Angeles

Film & TV History

2022 75th BAFTA awards: Best Film "The Power of the Dog", Best Director Jane Campion, acting awards Joanna Scanlan, Will Smith