On This Day

March 1989 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Mar 12 15th People's Choice Awards: Dustin Hoffman & Meryl Streep win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Bill Cosby & Phylicia Rashad win (TV)

Actor Dustin Hoffman
Actor
Dustin Hoffman
Actor/Comedian Bill Cosby
Actor/Comedian
Bill Cosby
Actress Meryl Streep
Actress
Meryl Streep

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 24 Mary Martin in "Peter Pan" 1st seen on TV since 1973

Actress Mary Martin
Actress
Mary Martin
  • Mar 27 1st African American soap opera, "Generations" premieres on NBC-TV
  • Mar 29 61st Academy Awards: "Rainman", Dustin Hoffman & Jodie Foster win
  • Mar 29 9th Golden Raspberry Awards: "Cocktail" wins

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Mar 5 Jake Lloyd, American actor
  • Mar 7 Gerald Anderson, Filipino actor and model (Maalaala Mo Kaya), born in Subic, Philippines
  • Mar 8 Ming Xi, Chinese model, born in Shanghai, China
  • Mar 11 Anton Yelchin, Russian-born American actor (Star Trek), born in Leningrad, Soviet Union (d. 2016)
  • Mar 15 Caitlin Wachs, actress (Chloe Waters-Profiler)
  • Mar 18 Lily Collins, British American actress (Mirror, Mirror), born in Guildford, England
  • Mar 25 Alyson Michalka, American actress/singer

Weddings in Film & TV


LoveWedding of Interest

Mar 4 Actress Phoebe Cates marries actor Kevin Kline


Divorces in Film & TV


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Mar 1 "Baywatch" actor David Hasselhoff (37) divorces actress Catherine Hickland (33) after nearly 5 years of marriage


Deaths in Film & TV

  • Mar 1 Josephine van Gasteren, Dutch actress & director (Bluejackets, De kleine zielen), dies at 71
  • Mar 6 Harry Andrews, English actor (Equus, Helen of Troy, Hill), dies at 77
  • Mar 12 Maurice Evans, British actor (Planet of the Apes, Bewitched), dies at 87
  • Mar 17 Merritt Butrick, American actor (Shy People, Square Pegs), dies of AIDS at 29
  • Mar 18 William Challee, actor (Desperate, Moonchild), dies
  • Mar 20 Alan Gifford [John Lennox], American actor (Time Lock, 2001: A Space Odyssey), dies at 78
  • Mar 21 Milton Frome, actor (Family Jewels), dies
  • Mar 27 May Allison, actress (Youth for Salem Men of Steel), dies
  • Mar 29 Bernard Blier, actor (Les Miserables, Women & War), dies at 73
  • Mar 30 Dort Clark, actor (In Harm's Way), dies