On This Day

March 2018 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Academy Awards

Mar 4 90th Academy Awards: Best Picture "The Shape of Water", Best Director Guillermo del Toro, Best Actor Gary Oldman, Best Actress France McDormand

  • Mar 10 Two girls aged 8 and 6 become the first female weightlifters to appear on Iranian television after a protest

Film & TV History

Mar 11 Superhero movie "The Black Panther" becomes the fifth Marvel movie to earn $1 billion worldwide

  • Mar 16 Indian actor Irrfan Khan reveals he has been diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumour

Film & TV History

Mar 20 Actress Cynthia Nixon announces she will run for New York Governor

  • Mar 21 English TV presenter Ant McPartlin charged with drink driving following an accident in London
  • Mar 21 China announces greater controls over the media, including merging state-run radio and television broadcasters into a single conglomerate called “Voice of China”
  • Mar 22 Musical "Frozen" opens on Broadway based on the film, starring Patti Murin and Caissie Levy

Film & TV History

Mar 26 Porn star Stormy Daniels claims she had an affair with Donald Trump in an interview with CBS's 60 Minutes and was later threatened to keep quiet

Film & TV History

Mar 26 "The Black Panther" becomes the highest grossing superhero film in America earning $630.9m


Weddings in Film & TV

  • Mar 3 Supermodel Chanel Iman (Victoria's Secret Angel), weds New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard in Los Angeles

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Mar 3 David Ogden Stiers, American actor (Winchester-M*A*S*H, Doc), dies of bladder cancer at 75
  • Mar 5 André S. Labarthe, French actor, film producer and director (Vivre sa vie, Cinéastes de notre temps), dies at 86
  • Mar 6 Shammi [Nargis Rabadi], Indian actress (Half Ticket, Dekh Bhai Dekh), dies from natural causes at 88
  • Mar 11 Ken Dodd, British singer and comedian described as "the last great music hall entertainer," dies of complications from a chest infection at 90
  • Mar 12 Nole "Nokie" Edwards, American surf-rock guitarist (The Ventures) and actor (Deadwood), dies of complications following a surgery at 82
  • Mar 12 Oleg Tabakov, Soviet-Russian actor and artistic director (Moscow Art Theatre), dies at 82
  • Mar 13 Dr. T Berry Brazelton, American child development paediatrician, author, TV host (What Every Baby Knows), who developed the Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale (NBAS), dies at 99
  • Mar 14 Jim Bowen, British TV game show host (Bullseye) and comedian, dies at 80
  • Mar 20 Katie Boyle [Lady Sander Saunders], Italian born British actress and broadcaster (Eurovision), dies at 91
  • Mar 22 Morgana King, American jazz singer and actress (The Godfather, The Godfather Part II), dies of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma at 87
  • Mar 23 DuShon Monique Brown, American actor (Prison Break, Connie-Chicago Fire), dies at 49
  • Mar 24 Lawrence K. Grossman, American news executive (PBS, NBC-TV) and author (The Electronic Republic), dies of Parkinson’s disease and cancer at 86
  • Mar 27 Stephane Audran, French actress (Just Before Nightfall), dies at 85
  • Mar 29 Rusty Staub, American baseball utility (6 x MLB All Star; Houston Colt .45s / Astros; Montreal Expos; NY Mets; Detroit Tigers) and broadcaster (Mets games 1986-95), dies from multiple organ failure at 73
  • Mar 30 Bill Maynard [Walter Williams], English actor (Greengrass-Heartbeat) and comedian, dies at 89
  • Mar 31 Frank Aendenboom, Flemish actor (Lion of Flanders), dies at 76