March 1997 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

  • Mar 11 Ashes of Star Trek creator, Gene Roddenberry are launched into space
  • 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

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

Mar 24 69th Academy Awards: "The English Patient", Geoffrey Rush and Frances McDormand win

  • 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

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Mar 29 Actor Harry Hamlin weds actress Lisa Rinna

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Mar 4 Carey Loftin, American actor (The Deer Hunder, The Goonies), 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