Events in Film & TV on March 20

  • 1948 1st live televised symphony performances: Eugene Ormandy leads Philadelphia Orchestra on CBS, followed 90 minutes later by Arturo Toscanini leading the NBC Orchestra on NBC
  • 1955 KXTV TV channel 10 in Sacramento, CA (CBS) begins broadcasting

Music Single

1967 The Supremes release single "The Happening"

  • 1967 WOET (now WPTD) TV channel 16 in Dayton, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1973 NBC TV premiere of pilot episode of "Police Story", based on Los Angeles Police Dept. Joseph Wambaugh's writings
  • 1987 Soap opera "Capitol" final episode
  • 1987 Soviet filmmakers arrive in Hollywood for an entertainment summit

Music History

1991 Court awards Peggy Lee $3 million in suit against Disney regarding home video royalties

  • 1994 14th Golden Raspberry Awards: "Indecent Proposal" wins
  • 1994 WrestleMania X, Madison Square Garden, NYC: Bret Hart beats Yokozuna to win WWF Championship
  • 1999 19th Golden Raspberry Awards: An Alan Smithee Film "Burn Hollywood Burn" wins
  • 2010 56th National Film Awards (India): "Antaheen" wins the Golden Lotus
  • 2012 Disney movie John Carter records one of the largest losses in cinema history with a $200 million dollar write down

Film & TV History

2018 Actress Cynthia Nixon announces she will run for New York Governor

  • 2019 Four men arrested in South Korea for secretly filming 1,600 hotel guests and selling the footage via a website

Film & TV History

2019 The Walt Disney Company acquires Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox entertainment business for $71 billion