Events in Film & TV on March 7

Emmy Awards

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

Television 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

  • 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
  • 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

Film & TV History

1988 Howard Stern's 1st pay-per-view "Underpants & Negligee Party"

  • 1993 Diff'rent Strokes actor Todd Bridges arrested for stabbing a tenant
  • 1994 8th American Comedy Award: Carrot Top

Film & TV History

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

Film & TV History

2021 Oprah Winfrey interview with Harry and Meghan, Duke and Duchess of Sussex broadcast on CBS, alleges Meaghan was made suicidal and subject to racist treatment by the palace