On This Day

March 2005 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Film & TV History

Mar 13 Bob Iger is named CEO of Walt Disney International, succeeding Michael Eisner

Film Premier

Mar 18 "The Suite Life of Zack & Cody" premieres on the Disney Channel, starring Dylan and Cole Sprouse

Television Premiere

Mar 24 US version of "The Office" created by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, developed by Greg Daniels, starring Steve Carell and John Krasinski premieres on NBC

  • Mar 25 36th NAACP Image Awards: "Ray" wins Outstanding Motion Picture

Television Debut

Mar 26 "Doctor Who" returns to BBC TV after 16 years with the debut of Christopher Eccleston as the Ninth Doctor and Billie Piper as Rose

Television Debut

Mar 27 TV medical drama "Grey's Anatomy" created by Shonda Rhimes starring Ellen Pompeo and Sandra Oh debuts on ABC

  • Mar 29 Lego Star Wars: The Video Game is released

Divorces in Film & TV

  • Mar 1 Former Full House actor John Stamos (41) divorces X-Men actress Rebecca Romijn-Stamos (31) after 5 years of marriage

Divorce of Interest

Mar 25 American actress Jennifer Aniston (36) files for divorce from actor and film producer Brad Pitt (41) due to irreconcilable differences after 4 and a half years of marriage


Deaths in Film & TV

  • Mar 4 Robert Consoli, American actor and musician (b. 1964)
  • Mar 6 Teresa Wright, American actress (Shadow Of A Doubt; Pride of the Yankees; The Best Years of Our Lives ), dies of a heart attack at 86
  • Mar 7 John Box, British film production designer and art director (b. 1920)
  • Mar 7 Debra Hill, American screenwriter and film producer (Escape from New York), dies at 54
  • Mar 10 Dave Allen, Irish comedian (Dave Allen Show), dies at 68
  • Mar 13 Jason Evers, American actor (Wrangler, Channing), dies of heart failure at 83
  • Mar 16 Anthony George, American actor (Untouchables, Checkmate), dies of emphysema at 83
  • Mar 20 Armand Lohikoski, Finnish film director (b. 1912)
  • Mar 21 Barney Martin, American actor, comedy writer and NYPD detective (Seinfeld), dies of lung cancer at 82
  • Mar 23 David Kossoff, British actor and anti-drug campaigner (The Young Lovers, The Larkins), dies at 85
  • Mar 25 Paul Henning, American TV/film producer and writer (b. 1911)
  • Mar 29 Mitch Hedberg, American comedian (b. 1968)