Events in Film & TV on March 28

Film Release

1935 Influential Nazi Propaganda film "Triumph of the Will" released showing Nuremberg rallies, commissioned by Adolf Hitler and directed by Leni Riefenstahl

Tony Awards

1948 2nd Tony Awards: "Mister Roberts" (Play); Henry Fonda (Actor) and Joshua Logan (Director) win

  • 1953 KCAU TV channel 9 in Sioux City, IA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1954 WKAQ TV channel 2 in San Juan, PR (TM) begins broadcasting
  • 1969 Greek poet and Nobel Prize laureate Giorgos Seferis makes a famous statement on the BBC World Service opposing the junta in Greece

Film & TV History

1971 Last original edition of "The Ed Sullivan Show" broadcasts on CBS-TV

  • 1979 Frank Lazarus & Dick Vosburgh's stage musical comedy "A Day in Hollywood/A Night in Ukraine" premieres at the Mayfair Theatre, London, England

Theater Premiere

1985 Neil Simon's play "Biloxi Blues" premieres in NYC

  • 1992 6th American Comedy Award: Cathy Ladman, Judy Watkins, Billy Crystal
  • 1993 13th Golden Raspberry Awards: "Shining Through" wins
  • 1997 "City" soap opera's final episode on ABC-TV

WrestleMania

1999 WrestleMania XV, First Union Center, Philadelphia, PA: 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin beats The Rock in no disqualification match for the WWF Heavyweight title

WrestleMania

2010 WrestleMania XXVI, Uni of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ (72,219): Chris Jericho defeats Edge; John Cena downs Batista; The Undertaker beats Shawn Michaels

Film & TV History

2022 Actor Will Smith issues an apology on Instagram to Oscars host Chris Rock for slapping him live on stage during the ceremony [1]