On This Day

Events in Film & TV on March 16

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1919 Frank Wedekind's "Elius Erweckung" premieres in Hamburg

Actor and Playwright Frank Wedekind
Actor and Playwright
Frank Wedekind

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

1934 6th Academy Awards: "Cavalcade" and its director Frank Lloyd, Charles Laughton (The Private Life of Henry VIII), and Katharine Hepburn (Morning Glory) win; host Will Rogers announces "Come and get it, Frank" and Frank Capra gets up

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1938 Noël Coward's musical "Operette" premieres in London

Playwright, Director and Singer Noël Coward
Playwright, Director and Singer
Noël Coward
  • 1949 KFMB TV channel 8 in San Diego, CA (CBS) begins broadcasting

Film tv awardsGolden Globes

1949 6th Golden Globes: Johnny Belinda, Laurence Olivier, & Jane Wyman win

Film tv awardsEmmy Awards

1957 9th Emmy Awards: Phil Silvers Show, Robert Young & Loretta Young win

Actress Loretta Young
Actress
Loretta Young
Comedian and Actor Phil Silvers
Comedian and Actor
Phil Silvers

Film tv awardsGolden Globes

1961 18th Golden Globes: "Spartacus", Burt Lancaster, & Greer Garson win

Actor Burt Lancaster
Actor
Burt Lancaster
Actress Greer Garson
Actress
Greer Garson
Actor and Sportsman Woody Strode
Actor and Sportsman
Woody Strode
  • 1964 KCOY TV channel 12 in Santa Maria, CA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1970 WNIN TV channel 9 in Evansville, IN (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1971 KDCD TV channel 18 in Midland, TX (IND) suspends broadcasting

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1979 CBS-TV airs "Wings Over the World" with Paul McCartney

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2012 George Clooney and other several prominent participants, including Martin Luther King III, are arrested outside the Sundanese Embassy for civil disobedience

  • 2018 Indian actor Irrfan Khan reveals he has been diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumour