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
Actress Glenn Close
Actress
Glenn Close

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 25 Robin Givens demands full access to husband Mike Tyson's money

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
Model and Actress Robin Givens
Model and Actress
Robin Givens

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 pop and theater singer and actor
  • Mar 2 Nadine Samonte, Filipino actress
  • Mar 22 Tania Raymonde, American actress, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 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