On This Day

March 1982 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

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

Film tv awardsFilm 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)

Actress Jane Fonda
Actress
Jane Fonda
Actress Sally Field
Actress
Sally Field
Actor Burt Reynolds
Actor
Burt Reynolds
  • Mar 12 PLO chief Yassar Arafat appears on "Nightline"

Appears on tv showTelevision 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)
  • 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

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

Mar 29 54th Academy Awards: "Chariots of Fire", Henry Fonda & Katharine Hepburn win


Birthdays in Film & TV


Person of interestJessica Biel

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

Actress Jessica Biel
Actress
Jessica Biel
  • Mar 5 Giorgia Palmas, Italian television personality and model
  • Mar 7 Kate Michael, American beauty queen
  • Mar 9 Paul Ballard, English television presenter, born in Essex
  • Mar 10 Katharine Isabelle, Canadian actress

Person of interestThora Birch

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

Actress Thora Birch
Actress
Thora Birch
  • 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

Person of interestConstance Wu

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

Actress Constance Wu
Actress
Constance Wu
  • 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
  • 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