Events in Film & TV on March 5

  • 1953 6th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAs): "The Sound Barrier" Best Film
  • 1955 WBBJ TV channel 7 in Jackson, TN (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1956 "King Kong" 1st televised

Album Release

1956 Capitol Records releases "Songs for Swingin' Lovers!", the tenth album by American singer Frank Sinatra: upbeat collection of pop tunes with jazz arrangements by Nelson Riddle became the first album ever to top the new UK Albums Chart

  • 1958 KDUH TV channel 4 in Scottsbluff-Hay Spring, NB (ABC) 1st broadcast
  • 1966 Bob Seagren pole vaults 5.19m indoor world record
  • 1967 WEDN TV channel 53 in Norwich, CT (PBS) begins broadcasting

Film Release

1970 "Airport" based on the book by Arthur Hailey, directed by George Seaton and starring Burt Lancaster and Dean Martin is released

  • 1985 38th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAs): "The Killing Fields" Best Film, Wim Wenders Best Director

Television Premiere

2002 American reality TV program The Osbournes" featuring family of Ozzy Osbourne premieres on MTV

Film & TV History

2006 Nature documentary "Planet Earth" narrated by David Attenborough premieres on the BBC

Film & TV History

2015 Harrison Ford crash-lands his 1942 Ryan Aeronautical ST3KR aeroplane in California

Television Premiere

2015 US crime drama "American Crime" premieres created by John Ridley

Film & TV History

2019 Kylie Jenner is the world's youngest-ever billionaire at 21, according to Forbes