Events in Film & TV on March 16

Theater Premiere

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

Academy 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 Premiere

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

  • 1949 KFMB TV channel 8 in San Diego, CA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1964 KCOY TV channel 12 in Santa Maria, California (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1970 WNIN TV channel 9 in Evansville, Indiana (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1971 KDCD TV channel 18 in Midland, TX (IND) suspends broadcasting

Music History

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

Film & TV History

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

Film & TV History

2022 Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy addresses US Congress remotely pleading for further aid against the Russian invasion [1]