On This Day

Events in Film & Television in March 1981

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 6 Walter Cronkite signs off as anchorman of "CBS Evening News"

Broadcast Journalist Walter Cronkite
Broadcast Journalist
Walter Cronkite
  • Mar 7 1st homicide at Disneyland, 18 year old is stabbed to death
  • Mar 9 Dan Rather becomes primary anchorman of CBS-TV News

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Mar 9 7th People's Choice Awards: Clint Eastwood, Jane Fonda & Goldie Hawn win (Motion Picture) and Alan Alda & Carol Burnett win (TV)

Actor and Director Clint Eastwood
Actor and Director
Clint Eastwood
Actress Jane Fonda
Actress
Jane Fonda
Actor, Director and Comedian Alan Alda
Actor, Director and Comedian
Alan Alda

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 19 -21] Emmy 8th Daytime Awards - Susan Lucci loses for 2nd time

Actress, TV Host and Entrepreneur Susan Lucci
Actress, TV Host and Entrepreneur
Susan Lucci
  • Mar 24 "Nightline with Ted Koppel" premieres on ABC
  • Mar 30 "Chariots of Fire" directed by Hugh Hudson and starring Ben Cross and Ian Charleson premieres at a Royal Command Film Performance (Best Picture 1982)
  • Mar 31 1st Golden Raspberry Awards: "Can't Stop the Music" wins

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

Mar 31 53rd Academy Awards: "Ordinary People", Robert De Niro & Sissy Spacek win