On This Day

Events in Film & TV on March 4

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1841 Dion Boucicault's "London Assurance" premieres in London

Actor and Playwright Dion Boucicault
Actor and Playwright
Dion Boucicault

Film release premierFilm Premier

1922 1st vampire film "Nosferatu", an un-authorized adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula, premieres at the Berlin Zoological Garden, Germany

Novelist Bram Stoker
Bram Stoker

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

1937 9th Academy Awards: "The Great Ziegfeld", Paul Muni & Luise Rainer wins

Actor Paul Muni
Paul Muni
Actress Luise Rainer
Luise Rainer

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

1943 15th Academy Awards: "Mrs. Miniver", James Cagney & Greer Garson win

  • 1947 WWJ (now WDIV) TV channel 4 in Detroit, MI (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1965 David Attenbrough became the new controller of BBC2

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

1976 2nd People's Choice Awards: John Wayne & Katharine Hepburn win (Motion Picture) and Telly Savalas & Carol Burnett win (TV)

Actress Katharine Hepburn
Katharine Hepburn
Actor John Wayne
John Wayne
Comedian and Actress Carol Burnett
Comedian and Actress
Carol Burnett
  • 1979 200th episode of "All in the Family"
  • 1979 "The Ordeal of Patty Hearst", television movie directed by Paul Wendkos, premieres on CBS
  • 1993 Katharine Hepburn admitted to hospital suffering from exhaustion
  • 2001 IRA detonates a bomb in front of the BBC Television Centre in London, injuring 11 people
  • 2006 26th Golden Raspberry Awards: Dirty Love wins

Music awardsMusic Awards

2006 20th Soul Train Music Awards: Jamie Foxx, Destiny's Child & John Legend win

Actor and Singer-Songwriter Jamie Foxx
Actor and Singer-Songwriter
Jamie Foxx
Singer-Songwriter John Legend
John Legend
  • 2011 42nd NAACP Image Awards: "For Colored Girls" wins Outstanding Motion Picture

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

2013 British TV drama "Broadchurch" created by Chris Chibnall, starring David Tennant and Olivia Colman premieres on ITV

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

2018 90th Academy Awards: Best Picture "The Shape of Water", Best Director Guillermo del Toro, Best Actor Gary Oldman, Best Actress France McDormand

Actor and Filmmaker Gary Oldman
Actor and Filmmaker
Gary Oldman