On This Day

Events in Film & TV on March 29

Music releaseTheater Premiere

1860 Dion Boucicault's play "Colleen Bawn" premieres in NYC

Actor and Playwright Dion Boucicault
Actor and Playwright
Dion Boucicault

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1932 Jack Benny debuts on radio, on Ed Sullivan's New York interview program

TV Host Ed Sullivan
TV Host
Ed Sullivan
Comedian Jack Benny
Comedian
Jack Benny

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1945 Movie star Jimmy Stewart is promoted to full colonel, one of the few Americans to rise from private to colonel in four years

Music releaseTheater Premiere

1951 Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical "The King and I", based on the novel "Anna and the King of Siam", opens at St James Theater, New York City for 1246 performances; Star Yul Brynner would lead the cast of the 1956 film version, and play the role over 4,200 times

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

1951 23rd Academy Awards: "All About Eve", Judy Holliday and José Ferrer win

Film release premierFilm Release

1959 "Some Like It Hot", directed by Billy Wilder and starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, and Jack Lemmon, is released in NYC

Actor Jack Lemmon
Actor
Jack Lemmon
Actress Marilyn Monroe
Actress
Marilyn Monroe
Filmmaker Billy Wilder
Filmmaker
Billy Wilder
  • 1961 KCPT TV channel 19 in Kansas City, MO (PBS) begins broadcasting

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

1962 Jack Paar's final appearance on the "The Tonight Show"

Comedian and TV Host Jack Paar
Comedian and TV Host
Jack Paar
  • 1963 Final episode of soap opera "Young Doctor Malone"
  • 1967 WCMU TV channel 14 in Mt. Pleasant, MI (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1971 WSVN (now WSBN) TV channel 47 in Norton, VA (PBS) begins broadcasting

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

1976 48th Academy Awards: "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest", its stars Jack Nicholson & Louise Fletcher, and director Miloš Forman win

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1978 "The Carol Burnett Show" last airs on CBS in the US, having won 25 Emmy Awards

Comedian and Actress Carol Burnett
Comedian and Actress
Carol Burnett
  • 1982 2nd Golden Raspberry Awards: "Mommie Dearest" wins

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

1982 54th Academy Awards: "Chariots of Fire", Henry Fonda & Katharine Hepburn win

Sport defeatWrestleMania

1987 WrestleMania III: Pontiac Silverdome, Pontiac, MI (93,173): Hulk Hogan successfully defends WWF Heavyweight title against André the Giant

Professional Wrestler Hulk Hogan
Professional Wrestler
Hulk Hogan
Professional Wrestler André the Giant
Professional Wrestler
André the Giant
  • 1987 7th Golden Raspberry Awards: "Howard the Duck" wins

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

1989 61st Academy Awards: "Rain Man" - Best Picture, Actor (Dustin Hoffman), Director (Barry Levinson) and Screenwriting; and Jodie Foster win

  • 1989 9th Golden Raspberry Awards: "Cocktail" wins
  • 1992 12th Golden Raspberry Awards: "Hudson Hawk" wins

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

1993 65th Academy Awards: "Unforgiven", Al Pacino & Emma Thompson win

Actress Emma Thompson
Actress
Emma Thompson
Actor Al Pacino
Actor
Al Pacino

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

1993 Actress Elizabeth Taylor presented with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for her AIDS/HIV activism at 65th Academy Awards

Sport defeatWrestleMania

1998 WrestleMania XIV, FleetCenter, Boston, MA: 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin's wins his first WWF Heavyweight tile against Shawn Michaels

Professional Wrestler Shawn Michaels
Professional Wrestler
Shawn Michaels
  • 2005 Lego Star Wars: The Video Game is released
  • 2015 WrestleMania XXXI, Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, CA (76,976): Seth Rollins beats Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns in impromptu triple threat match to capture WWE Heavyweight title