On This Day

Events in Film & TV on March 9

  • 1954 1st local color TV commercial WNBT-TV (WNBC-TV) NYC (Castro Decorators)
  • 1954 WMUR TV channel 9 in Manchester, NH (ABC) begins broadcasting

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1961 The Supremes release "I Want A Guy" & "Never Again"

Singer and Actress Diana Ross
Singer and Actress
Diana Ross
  • 1979 "The Passage", directed by J. Lee Thompson and starring Anthony Quinn, is released in the United States
  • 1981 Dan Rather becomes primary anchorman of CBS-TV News

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

1981 7th People's Choice Awards: Clint Eastwood, Jane Fonda & Goldie Hawn win (Motion Picture) and Alan Alda & Carol Burnett win (TV)

Actor and Director Clint Eastwood
Actor and Director
Clint Eastwood
Actress Jane Fonda
Actress
Jane Fonda
Actor, Director and Comedian Alan Alda
Actor, Director and Comedian
Alan Alda

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

1988 Actress Audrey Hepburn is appointed a UNICEF Special Ambassador (Goodwill Ambassador 1989)

  • 1991 5th American Comedy Award: Dennis Wolfberg

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2021 UK TV host Piers Morgan leaves ITV's "Good Morning" after 41,000 complaints made about him saying he did not believe Meghan, Duchess of Sussex's statement about her mental health

Duchess of Sussex and Former Actress Meghan Markle
Duchess of Sussex and Former Actress
Meghan Markle