Events in Film & TV on March 4

Theater Premiere

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

Film Premiere

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

Academy Awards

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

  • 1947 WWJ (now WDIV) TV channel 4 in Detroit, MI (NBC) begins broadcasting

Film and TV Awards

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

Television Premiere

1979 "The Ordeal of Patty Hearst", television movie directed by Paul Wendkos, premieres on CBS

  • 1979 200th episode of "All in the Family"

Music Concert

1992 Singer-songwriter Paul Simon tapes an acoustic concert performance for "MTV Unplugged" at Kaufman-Astoria Studios in Queens, NYC

  • 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
  • 2011 42nd NAACP Image Awards: "For Colored Girls" wins Outstanding Motion Picture

Television Premiere

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

Academy Awards

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