March 1981 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 6 Walter Cronkite signs off as anchorman of "CBS Evening News"

Broadcast Journalist Walter Cronkite
Broadcast Journalist
Walter Cronkite
  • Mar 7 1st homicide at Disneyland, 18 year old is stabbed to death
  • Mar 9 Dan Rather becomes primary anchorman of CBS-TV News

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Mar 9 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
  • Mar 24 "Nightline with Ted Koppel" premieres on ABC
  • Mar 30 "Chariots of Fire" directed by Hugh Hudson and starring Ben Cross and Ian Charleson premieres at a Royal Command Film Performance (Best Picture 1982)
  • Mar 31 1st Golden Raspberry Awards: "Can't Stop the Music" wins

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

Mar 31 53rd Academy Awards: "Ordinary People", Robert De Niro & Sissy Spacek win


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Mar 1 Ana Hickmann, Brazilian supermodel
  • Mar 1 Adam LaVorgna, American actor
  • Mar 2 Bryce Dallas Howard, American actress
  • Mar 3 Kim Yoo-Jin (Eugene), South Korean singer and actress
  • Mar 3 Sung Yu Ri, South Korean singer and actress
  • Mar 5 Shugo Oshinari, Japanese actor
  • Mar 6 Ellen Muth, American actress
  • Mar 11 David Anders, American actor
  • Mar 18 Jang Nara, Korean singer and actress
  • Mar 19 Kim Rae Won, South Korean actor and model
  • Mar 20 BeBe Zahara Benet [Nea Marshall Kudi Ngwa], Cameroonian male model and drag queen (S1 winner: America's Next Drag Superstar), born in Cameroon
  • Mar 23 Luciana Carro, Canadian actress

Person of interestCasey Neistat

Mar 25 Casey Neistat, American filmmaker and YouTube star, born in Gales Ferry, Connecticut

YouTube Star and Filmmaker Casey Neistat
YouTube Star and Filmmaker
Casey Neistat

Person of interestJulia Stiles

Mar 28 Julia Stiles, American actress (Bourne series, Save the Last Dance), born in NYC, New York

Actress Julia Stiles
Actress
Julia Stiles
  • Mar 28 Gareth David-Lloyd, Welsh Actor
  • Mar 28 Lindsay Frimodt, American model
  • Mar 29 Megan Hilty, American actress

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Mar 2 Janear Hines, actress (Roberta-Julia), dies at 30
  • Mar 4 Torin Thatcher, British actor (Houdini, Isranbul, Lady Godiva), dies of cancer at 76
  • Mar 5 Brenda De Banzie, actress (39 Steps, Hobson's Choice), dies at 64
  • Mar 5 Paul Horbiger, actor (3rd Man), dies at 86
  • Mar 15 RenĂ© Clair, French film director (b. 1898)