On This Day

March 1985 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 1 Liza Minnelli enters Betty Ford Drug Center

Singer & Actress Liza Minnelli
Singer & Actress
Liza Minnelli

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

Mar 3 "Moonlighting" with Cybill Shepard & Bruce Willis premieres on ABC TV in the US

  • Mar 5 38th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "The Killing Fields" Best Film, Wim Wenders Best Director

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 6 Yul Brynner appears in his 4,500th performance of "The King & I"

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Mar 12 11th People's Choice Awards: Clint Eastwood & Meryl Streep win (Motion Picture) and Tom Selleck, Joan Collins & Linda Evans win (TV)

Actor and Director Clint Eastwood
Actor and Director
Clint Eastwood
Actress Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
Actor Tom Selleck
Tom Selleck
  • Mar 18 Capital Cities Communications Inc acquires ABC for $3.5 billion, first transfer of ownership of a TV network

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

Mar 25 57th Academy Awards: "Amadeus", F. Murray Abraham & Sally Field win

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 27 Billy Dee Williams receives a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Sport defeatWrestleMania

Mar 31 WrestleMania I, Madison Square Garden, NYC: Hulk Hogan & Mr T beat Roddy Piper & Paul Orndorf

Professional Wrestler Hulk Hogan
Professional Wrestler
Hulk Hogan
Actor Mr. T
Mr. T

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Mar 2 Robert Iler, American actor
  • Mar 5 Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Japanese actor
  • Mar 6 Albert Reed, American model
  • Mar 8 Ewa Sonnet, Polish model and pop singer

Person of interestEmile Hirsch

Mar 13 Emile Hirsch, American actor (Into the Wild, Speed Racer), born in Topanga, California

  • Mar 15 James MacLurcan, Australian actor (Power Rangers: Operation Overdrive), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Mar 15 Eva Amurri, American actress, born in New York City
  • Mar 16 Nicole Trunfio, Australian supermodel, born in Merredin, Australia
  • Mar 24 Haruka Ayase, Japanese actress and model

Person of interestKeira Knightley

Mar 26 Keira Knightley, English actress (Bend It Like Beckham, Pirates of the Caribbean), born in London, England

  • Mar 26 Jonathan Groff, American actor (Hamilton, Frozen), born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 27 Caroline Winberg, Swedish supermodel, born in Sollentuna Municipality, Sweden
  • Mar 30 Miss Fame [Kurtis Dam-Mikkelsen], American drag queen, model, and TV personality (RuPaul's Drag Race), born in Templeton, California

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Mar 9 Actors Laura Johnson (Falcon Crest) & Harry Hamlin (LA Law) wed

LoveWedding of Interest

Mar 16 Actress Maureen McCormick (28) weds Michael Cummings

LoveWedding of Interest

Mar 23 American 'Piano Man' Billy Joel (34) weds American supermodel Christie Brinkley (31), on a yacht moored alongside the Statue Of Liberty; divorce in 1994

Pianist, Songwriter and Composer Billy Joel
Pianist, Songwriter and Composer
Billy Joel

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Mar 8 Edward Andrews, American actor (Tea & Sympathy, Glass Bottom Boat), dies of a heart attack at 70
  • Mar 21 Michael Redgrave, British actor (Goodbye Mr Chips), dies at 77 of Parkinson's Disease
  • Mar 25 Karl Gustav Ahlefeldt, Danish actor (Gertrud, Hooray for the Blue Hussars), dies at 75
  • Mar 28 Nand Baert, Belgian radio/tv-host, dies at 53
  • Mar 30 Harold Peary, actor (Herb-Blondie, Willy), dies of heart attack at 76