Events in Film & TV on March 30

Theater Premiere

1894 George Bernard Shaw's comedy play "Candida" premieres at Theatre Royal, South Shields, England

  • 1895 British inventor Birt Acres films Oxford and Cambridge boat race

Golden Globes

1946 3rd Golden Globes: "The Lost Weekend" and its star Ray Milland, & Ingrid Bergman win

  • 1959 WNED TV channel 17 in Buffalo, NY (PBS) begins broadcasting

Television Premiere

1966 "Color Me Barbra", Barbra Streisand's second TV special and the first in color, premieres on CBS

  • 1970 Soap opera "Another World in Somerset" premieres on NBC, running through 1976

Music Premiere

1972 Revival of Stephen Sondheim's musical-comedy "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum", starring Phil Silvers, opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, NYC; runs for 156 performances and wins 2 Tony Awards

  • 1981 "Chariots of Fire" directed by Hugh Hudson and starring Ben Cross and Ian Charleson premieres at a Royal Command Film Performance (Best Picture 1982)

Academy Awards

1992 64th Academy Awards: "The Silence of the Lambs", Anthony Hopkins & Jodie Foster win

  • 1992 CBS TV premieres overnight news program "Up To The Minute"
  • 1993 Lanford Wilson's play "Redwood Curtain", starring Jeff Daniels, opens at Brooks Atkinson Theatre, NYC; runs for 40 performances
  • 1994 ABC Masters Tournament won by Hobo Boothe

WrestleMania

2003 WrestleMania XIX, Safeco Field, Seattle, WA (54,097): Brock Lesnar wins WWE Heavyweight Championship against Kurt Angle

WrestleMania

2008 WrestleMania XXIV, Florida Citrus Bowl, Orlando, FL: Kane defeats Chavo Guerrero; Randy Orton beats Triple H and John Cena in a title Triple Threat match; The Undertaker downs Edge

Film & TV History

2019 Swedish gamer and YouTuber PewDiePie overtaken by Indian channel T-Series as YouTube channel with most subscribers (both on 92 million)

Film & TV History

2022 Bruce Willis announces he is stepping away from acting after a diagnosis of aphasia [1]