On This Day

March 1982 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Mar 7 NCAA Tournament Selection televised live for 1st time

Film and TV Awards

Mar 10 8th People's Choice Awards: Burt Reynolds, Sally Field & Jane Fonda win (Motion Picture) and Alan Alda & Barbara Mandrell win (TV)

  • Mar 12 PLO chief Yassar Arafat appears on "Nightline"

Television Premiere

Mar 13 ABC TV crime drama "T.J. Hooker" premieres, starring William Shatner

  • Mar 15 Actress Theresa Saladana, stabbed repeatedly by obsessed fan
  • Mar 15 KGB-AM in San Diego CA changes call letters to KCNN (now KPOP)

Film Premier

Mar 21 Movie "Annie" directed by John Huston, starring Aileen Quinn, Albert Finney and Carol Burnett premieres

  • Mar 25 1st broadcast of "Cagney & Lacey" starring Sharon Gless and Tyne Daly on CBS-TV
  • Mar 26 Soap opera "Capitol" premieres
  • Mar 29 2nd Golden Raspberry Awards: "Mommie Dearest" wins

Birthdays in Film & TV

Jessica Biel

Mar 3 Jessica Biel, American actress (Mary Camden in 7th Heaven), born in Ely, Minnesota

  • Mar 5 Giorgia Palmas, Italian television personality and model
  • Mar 7 Erika Yamakawa, Japanese model and gravure idol. born on Moriaka, Japan
  • Mar 7 Kate Michael, American beauty queen
  • Mar 9 Paul Ballard, English television presenter, born in Essex
  • Mar 10 Katharine Isabelle, Canadian actress

Thora Birch

Mar 11 Thora Birch, American actress (American Beauty, Ghost World), born in Los Angeles, California

  • Mar 11 Lindsey McKeon, American actress
  • Mar 14 Kate Maberly, English actress (Secret Garden), born in Reigate, England
  • Mar 15 Emily Tyndall, American actress
  • Mar 19 Matt Littler, British actor

Constance Wu

Mar 22 Constance Wu, Taiwanese-American actress (Fresh Off the Boat), born in Richmond, Virginia

  • Mar 24 Eddie Peng, Taiwanese born Canadian actor (The Great Wall), born in Penghu, Taiwan
  • Mar 25 Sean Faris, American actor and model
  • Mar 27 Kurara Chibana, Japanese beauty queen, first runner-up Miss Universe 2006, born in Naha, Japan
  • Mar 28 Sonia Agarwal, Indian actress
  • Mar 30 Jason Dohring, American actor (Veronica Mars - "Logan"), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • Mar 31 Brian Tyree Henry, American actor (If Beale Street Could Talk), born in Fayetteville, North Carolina

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Mar 5 John Belushi, American comedian (Saturday Night Live; Animal House; Blues Brothers), dies of a drug overdose at 33
  • Mar 6 Ayn Rand [Alisa Zinov'yevna Rosenbaum], Russian-American author, screenwriter and philosopher who developed the philosophical system of "Objectivism" (Atlas Shrugged, The Fountainhead), dies of heart failure at 77
  • Mar 6 Jan Lemaire, Dutch writer and actor (Village by the River, Beautiful Juliet), dies at 97
  • Mar 9 Alan Badel, British actor (Shogun, Salome, Bill Brand), dies of a heart attack at 58
  • Mar 9 Rex Marshall, American TV announcer (Circuit Rider, Herman Hickman Show), dies from a heart attack at 64
  • Mar 17 Koos Koster, Dutch newscaster (IKON), murdered in El Salvador
  • Mar 18 George Lampe, Dutch painter and director (Free Academy), dies at 60
  • Mar 21 Harry H Corbett, British actor (Steptoe & Son, Jabberwacky), dies at 57
  • Mar 24 Goodman Ace, American writer, radio presenter, actor and humorist (Better of Goodman), dies at 83
  • Mar 29 Rudy Bond, actor (Streetcar Named Desire), dies of heart attack at 68