Events in Film & TV on March 9

  • 1933 "42nd Street" a musical film revolving around rehearsals for a Broadway show, directed by Lloyd Bacon, with choreography by Busby Berkeley, and songs by Harry Warren and by Al Dubin, premieres at the Strand, NYC; later adapted as a stage musical
  • 1954 1st local color TV commercial WNBT-TV (WNBC-TV) NYC (Castro Decorators)
  • 1954 WMUR TV channel 9 in Manchester, NH (ABC) begins broadcasting

Music Single

1961 The Supremes release singles "I Want A Guy" and "Never Again"

  • 1979 "The Passage", directed by J. Lee Thompson and starring Anthony Quinn, is released in the United States

Film & TV History

1981 Dan Rather becomes primary anchorman of CBS-TV News

Appointment of Interest

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

  • 1991 5th American Comedy Award: Dennis Wolfberg

Television Premiere

2002 Financial advice TV show The Suze Orman Show" starring Suze Orman premieres on CNBC

Film & TV History

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

Music History

2022 American singer-songwriter Lionel Richie receives Library of Congress Gershwin Prize at the DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C.