Events in Film & TV on March 27

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1931 Charlie Chaplin receives France's distinguished Legion of Honor

Comedian/Actor/Filmaker Charlie Chaplin
Charlie Chaplin

Film release premierFilm Premier

1940 "Rebecca" based on the book by Daphne du Maurier, directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine premieres in Los Angeles (Best Picture 1941)

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1943 Blue Ribbon Town (with Groucho Marx) 1st heard on CBS Radio

Comedian Groucho Marx
Groucho Marx
  • 1950 WHAS TV channel 11 in Louisville, Kentucky (CBS) begins broadcasting

Music releaseMusic Recording

1951 Frank Sinatra records "I'm a Fool to Want You"

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra
  • 1952 "Singin' in the Rain", musical comedy directed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen, starring Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds, premieres at Radio City Music Hall in NYC

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

1955 Steve McQueen makes his network TV debut (Goodyear Playhouse)

  • 1955 WPRI TV channel 12 in Providence, RI (ABC) begins broadcasting

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

1957 29th Academy Awards: "Around World in 80 Days", Ingrid Bergman, Yul Brynner win

  • 1958 CBS Labs announce new stereophonic records

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

1973 45th Academy Awards: "The Godfather", Marlon Brando & Liza Minnelli win Marlon Brando turns down Oscar for best actor in support of Indians

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1985 Billy Dee Williams receives a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

  • 1989 1st African American soap opera, "Generations" premieres on NBC-TV

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

1995 67th Academy Awards: "Forrest Gump", Jessica Lange & Tom Hanks win

Actor Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
Actress Jessica Lange
Jessica Lange