Daily Archives: March 5, 2012

‘Diner’ opens in U.S. theaters 30 years ago today (1982)

Video: 'Diner' trailer

(Friday, March 5, 1982)Diner, a comedy-drama film about a group of male high school friends, now in their twenties, who reunite for the wedding of one of their group, opened today in U.S. theaters.

Directed by Barry Levinson, the film starred Steve Guttenberg, Daniel Stern, Mickey Rourke, Kevin Bacon, Timothy Daly, Ellen Barkin, Paul Reiser and Claudia Cron.

Comedian John Belushi, 33, found dead 30 years ago today (1982)

Video: 'Nightline' (Mar. 5, 1982)

(Friday, March 5, 1982) — Comedian John Belushi, 33, best known as one of the original cast members of the NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live, was found dead today in his garden bungalow at the Chateau Marmont hotel on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood, California. The cause of death was a speedball, the combined injection of cocaine and heroin.