On This Day

Events in Film & TV on March 29

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

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

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
  • 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", Jack Nicholson & Louise Fletcher wins

  • 1978 "The Carol Burnett Show" last airs on CBS in the US, having won 25 Emmy Awards
  • 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: "Rainman", Dustin Hoffman & 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 the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for work for AIDs causes at 65th Academy Awards

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