Events in Film & TV on March 14

  • 1840 Jose Zorilla's romantic drama "El Zapatero y el Rey" premieres in Madrid
  • 1931 1st theater built for rear movie projection (NYC)

Radio History

1937 Battle of the Century: Fred Allen & Jack Benny meet on radio during their "feud"

Film Premiere

1940 "The Road to Singapore" directed by Victor Schertzinger starring Bob Hope, Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour, first of seven such films premieres

Film Premiere

1946 American film noir classic "Gilda", starring Rita Hayworth and Glenn Ford, and directed by Charles Vidor, premieres in New York City

  • 1953 KOLR TV channel 10 in Springfield, MO (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1954 KDAL (now KDLH) TV channel 3 in Duluth-Superior, MN (CBS) begins

Film Release

1966 British film "Born Free" based on the book "Born Free" by Joy Adamson released starring Virginia McKenna and Bill Travers

  • 1968 CBS TV suspends Radio Free Europe free advertising because RFE doesn't make it clear it is sponsored by the CIA

Theatrical Finale

1993 Herb Gardner's stage drama "Conversations with My Father", starring Judd Hirsch and Tony Shalhoub, closes at Royale Theatre, NYC after 462 performances and a Tony Award


2004 WrestleMania XX, Madison Square Garden, NYC: Chris Benoit wins Triple Threat title match with Triple H and Shawn Michaels

Film & TV History

2006 Mike Wallace retires from US news program "60 Minutes" after 37 years