On This Day

Events in Film & TV on March 22

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

Music releaseMusic Premiere

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

Playwright, Director and Singer Noël Coward
Playwright, Director and Singer
Noël Coward

Film release premierFilm Premier

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

Actress Luise Rainer
Actress
Luise Rainer

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 releaseMusic Premiere

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

Singer, Actor and TV Host Sammy Davis Jr.
Singer, Actor and TV Host
Sammy Davis Jr.

Music releaseMusic Premiere

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

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • 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
  • 1992 Herb Gardner's play "Conversations with My Father", starring Judd Hirsch and Tony Shalhoub, opens at Royale NYC for 462 performances

Hall of fameHall 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

Professional Wrestler André the Giant
Professional Wrestler
André the Giant

Music releaseAlbum Release

1994 "Not a Moment Too Soon" 2nd studio album by Tim McGraw is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1994)

Country Musician and Actor Tim McGraw
Country Musician and Actor
Tim McGraw
  • 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