On This Day

March 1988 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Mar 1 Courtney Gibbs Eplin, 21, (Texas), crowned 37th Miss USA

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

Mar 9 Actress Audrey Hepburn is appointed a UNICEF Special Ambassador (Goodwill Ambassador 1989)

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Mar 13 14th People's Choice Awards: Michael Douglas & Glenn Close win (Motion Picture) and Bill Cosby & Cybill Shepherd win (TV)

Actor Michael Douglas
Actor
Michael Douglas
Actor/Comedian Bill Cosby
Actor/Comedian
Bill Cosby

Film release premierFilm Release

Mar 25 "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown" film written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar, starring Carmen Maura and Antonio Banderas is released

  • Mar 27 WrestleMania IV, Historic Atlantic City Convention Hall, NJ: Randy "Macho Man" Savage beats Ted DiBiase for WWF Heavyweight title

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Mar 1 Katija Pevec, American actress
  • Mar 2 Keith Jack, British singer and actor
  • Mar 2 Nadine Samonte, Filipino actress
  • Mar 22 Tania Raymonde, American actress
  • Mar 27 Kerri Ann Darling, American actress (Alli Fowler-Another World)
  • Mar 27 Brenda Song, American actress (The Ultimate Christmas Present), born in Carmichael, California
  • Mar 27 Holliday Grainger, English actress (The Borgias), born in Manchester, England
  • Mar 28 Lacey Turner, British soap actress

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Mar 1 Jean Le Poulain, French actor (Divine), dies at 63
  • Mar 1 Joe Besser, American actor & comedian (The Three Stooges, Let's Make Love, Africa Screams), dies from heart failure at 80
  • Mar 3 Lois Wilson, actress (Crash, Deluge, Bright Eyes), dies
  • Mar 3 Sewall Wright, US geneticist (evolution model), dies at 98
  • Mar 5 Alberto Olmedo, Argentine comedian (b. 1933)
  • Mar 7 Robert Livingston, American actor (Three Mesquiteers, The Lone Ranger and Zorro), dies at 83 of emphysema
  • Mar 7 Divine [Harris Glenn Milstead], American actress, drag queen and international icon of bad taste cinema (Pink Flamingos), dies of natural causes at 42

Person of interestAndy Gibb

Mar 10 Andy Gibb, British singer-songwriter, performer and teen idol (Bee Gees-I Just Want to Be Your Everything), dies of myocarditis at 30

Singer and TV Host Andy Gibb
Singer and TV Host
Andy Gibb
  • Mar 12 Billie Rhodes, American silent film actress, dies at 93
  • Mar 13 Olive Carey, American actress (Affairs With a Stranger), dies at 92
  • Mar 16 Dorothy Adams Foulger, actress (Laura, Devil Commands), dies at 88