Events in Film & TV on March 22

  • 1895 Auguste & Louis Lumiere show their 1st movie to an invited audience

Music Premiere

1928 Noël Coward's musical "This Year of Grace" premieres in London

Film Premiere

1936 "The Great Ziegfeld" directed by Robert Z. Leonard and starring William Powell and Luise Rainer premieres in Los Angeles (Best Picture 1937

Film & TV History

1941 James Stewart is inducted into the Army, becoming the first major American movie star to wear a military uniform in World War II

  • 1944 American movie star Jimmy Stewart flies his 12th combat mission, leading the 2nd Bomb Wing in an attack on Berlin

Music Premiere

1956 Musical "Mr Wonderful" with Sammy Davis, Jr. and father Sammy Davis, Sr. opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 383 performances

Music Premiere

1962 Musical "I Can Get It For You Wholesale" starring Barbra Streisand in her Broadway debut, opens at Shubert Theater, NYC; runs for 300 performances

  • 1964 Barbra Streisand appears on the cover of NY Times Magazine section
  • 1975 Walt Disney World Shopping Village opens
  • 1978 The Rutles mockumentary "All You Need is Cash" debuts on NBC television
  • 1986 HBO launches boxing's heavyweight-title-unification-tournament

Theater Premiere

1992 Herb Gardner's play "Conversations with My Father", starring Judd Hirsch and Tony Shalhoub, opens at Royale NYC for 462 performances

Hall of Fame

1993 André the Giant's induction into inaugural WWE Hall of Fame is announced; no ceremony takes place and he is inducted posthumously

Album Release

1994 "Not a Moment Too Soon" second studio album by Tim McGraw is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1994)

Musical Finale

1997 Andrew Lloyd Webber, Don Black and Christopher Hampton's musical "Sunset Boulevard", based on the film, and starring Glenn Close closes at Minskoff, NYC, after 977 performances and 7 Tony Awards

  • 1998 18th Golden Raspberry Awards: The Postman wins
  • 2003 23rd Golden Raspberry Awards: "Swept Away" wins
  • 2018 Musical "Frozen" opens on Broadway based on the film, starring Patti Murin and Caissie Levy