On This Day

March 1997 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Television Premiere

Mar 10 "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" created by Joss Whedon and starring Sarah Michelle Geller premieres on WB Television Network

  • Mar 13 Phoenix lights seen at night over Phoenix, Arizona by hundreds of people, and by millions on television. Now a hotly debated controversy.
  • Mar 17 CNN begin Spanish broadcasts
  • Mar 23 17th Golden Raspberry Awards: "Striptease" wins
  • Mar 23 WrestleMania XIII, Rosemont Horizon, IL: Undertaker beats Sycho Sid for WWF Heavyweight title
  • Mar 28 "City" soap opera's final episode on ABC-TV
  • Mar 31 "Daytime to Remember" a series showing old soaps premieres on ABC-TV

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Mar 2 Becky G [Rebbeca Gomez], American singer and actress (Mayores), born in Inglewood, California

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Mar 29 Actor Harry Hamlin weds actress Lisa Rinna

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Mar 4 Carey Loftin, American actor (Duel, The French Connection), dies at 83
  • Mar 15 Gail Davis, American actress (Annie Oakley), dies at 71
  • Mar 29 Eddie Ryder, American actor (General Hospital, Up Yours), dies at 74
  • Mar 29 Ellen Clara Pollock, actress (Wicked Lady, Fake), dies at 94
  • Mar 30 Jon Stone, American director and co-creator of Sesame Street, dies at 64