On This Day

Events in Film & TV on March 7

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

1946 18th Academy Awards: "The Lost Weekend" Ray Milland & Joan Crawford win

Film tv awardsEmmy Awards

1955 7th Emmy Awards: "Make Room for Daddy", Danny Thomas & Loretta Young win

Actress Loretta Young
Loretta Young

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

1955 Musical "Peter Pan", starring Mary Martin broadcast live on NBC as part of "Producers' Showcase" series; attracts a then record 65 million viewers

Actress Mary Martin
Mary Martin
  • 1968 The BBC broadcasts the news for the first time in color on television
  • 1970 WXOW TV channel 19 in La Crosse, WI (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1975 "Mirror", Russian film directed by Andrei Tarkovsky, starring Margarita Terekhova and Ignat Daniltsev, is released

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

1979 5th People's Choice Awards: Burt Reynolds & Olivia Newton-John win (Motion Picture) and Alan Alda, Mary Tyler Moore & Carol Burnett win (TV)

Singer and Actress Olivia Newton-John
Singer and Actress
Olivia Newton-John
Actress Mary Tyler Moore
Mary Tyler Moore
Actor Burt Reynolds
Burt Reynolds
  • 1981 1st homicide at Disneyland, 18 year old is stabbed to death
  • 1982 NCAA Tournament Selection televised live for 1st time
  • 1983 TNN (The Nashville Network) begins on Cable TV
  • 1993 Diff'rent Strokes actor Todd Bridges arrested for stabbing a tenant
  • 1994 8th American Comedy Award: Carrot Top

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

2010 82nd Academy Awards: "The Hurt Locker", Jeff Bridges & Sandra Bullock win

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2011 Charlie Sheen is fired from the CBS sitcom "Two and a Half Men"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2021 Oprah Winfrey interview with Harry and Meghan, Duke and Duchess of Sussex broadcast on CBS, allege Meaghan made suicidal and subject to racist treatment

Talk show host Oprah Winfrey
Talk show host
Oprah Winfrey