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
Jane Fonda

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

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

  • 1991 5th American Comedy Award: Dennis Wolfberg