Events in Film & TV on March 2

Film release premierFilm Premier

1933 "King Kong" film directed by Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack, starring Fay Wray premieres at Radio City Music Hall and RKO Roxy in NYC

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

1942 14th Academy Awards: "How Green was My Valley", Gary Cooper & Joan Fontaine win

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

1944 16th Academy Awards: "Casablanca", Jennifer Jones & Paul Lukas win

Film release premierFilm Release

1965 One of the most popular musical films of all time, "The Sound of Music", starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, is released (Academy Awards Best Picture 1966)

Actor Christopher Plummer
Actor
Christopher Plummer
Actress/Singer Julie Andrews
Actress/Singer
Julie Andrews

Music awardsMusic Awards

1967 9th Grammy Awards: "Strangers in the Night" by Frank Sinatra wins best record, "Michele" by The Beatles best song

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra
  • 1976 Walt Disney World logs its 50 millionth guest

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1977 Bette Davis is 1st woman to receive American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award

Actress Bette Davis
Actress
Bette Davis

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1977 Future Tonight Show host Jay Leno debuts with host Johnny Carson

TV Host and Comedian Jay Leno
TV Host and Comedian
Jay Leno
Comedian and TV Host Johnny Carson
Comedian and TV Host
Johnny Carson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1993 Actress Claudette Colbert suffers a stroke at 89

  • 2007 38th NAACP Image Awards: "The Pursuit of Happyness" wins Outstanding Motion Picture

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

2014 86th Academy Awards: "12 Years a Slave," Matthew McConaughey & Cate Blanchett win