March 1981 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Film & TV History

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

  • Mar 7 1st homicide at Disneyland, 18 year old is stabbed to death

Film & TV History

Mar 9 Dan Rather becomes primary anchorman of CBS-TV News

  • 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

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Mar 1 Adam LaVorgna, American actor
  • Mar 1 Ana Hickmann, Brazilian supermodel
  • Mar 2 Bryce Dallas Howard, American actress (Lady In The Water; The Help; Jurassic World), and director, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 3 Eugene [Kim Yoo-Jin], South Korean K-pop singer (S.E.S.) and actress (A Hundred Year Legacy), born in Seoul, South Korea
  • Mar 3 Sung Yu Ri, South Korean K-pop singer (Fin.K.L.) and actress (Hong Gil-dong), born in Tübingen, West Germany
  • Mar 5 Shugo Oshinari, Japanese actor
  • Mar 6 Ellen Muth, American actress
  • Mar 11 David Anders, American actor
  • Mar 11 LeToya Luckett, American R&B and pop singer (Destiny's Child, 1997-2000 - Bills, Bills, Bills), and actress, born in Houston, Texas
  • Mar 17 Nicky Jam [Nick Caminero], American rapper, singer and actor (Travesuras), born in Lawrence, Massachusetts
  • 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

Casey NeistatCasey Neistat (42 years old)

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

  • Mar 28 Gareth David-Lloyd, Welsh actor (Torchwood), born in Bettws, Newport, Wales

Julia StilesJulia Stiles (42 years old)

Mar 28 American actress (Bourne series; Save the Last Dance; The Prince And Me), born in New York City

  • Mar 28 Lindsay Frimodt, American model
  • Mar 29 Megan Hilty, American actress and singer (Wicked), born in Bellevue, Washington

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Mar 2 Janear Hines, American actress (Julia - "Roberta"), dies of Bright's disease 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 René Clair, French film director (I Married a Witch, It Happened Tomorrow), dies at 82
  • Mar 21 Mark Donskoy, Soviet-Ukrainian film director (Rainbow, A Mother's Heart) and screenwriter, dies at 80