Sheire Ward of Adelphi, Md., was crowned Miss District of Columbia for 1985 last night. Ward, a graduate of Howard University, will represent the District in the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City this September . . .

Steven Spielberg and actress Amy Irving were together during the birth of their son, Max Samuel Spielberg, Thursday afternoon. Born in an undisclosed hospital in Los Angeles, the baby boy weighed in at 7 pounds 7 1/2 ounces. He is the couple's first child . . .

It seemed very fitting. S. Dillon Ripley was given the Distinguished Service Museums Award in Detroit last week at the annual convention of the American Association of Museums by his Smithsonian successor, Robert McC. Adams. Adams took over the reins of the Smithsonian from Ripley last September . . .

Willy Theisen, who owns Godfather's Pizza, is having a special 40th-birthday treat. Yesterday morning he set off with his wife and 98 friends on a chartered Concorde from Omaha to London, via New York. The tab for the flight and the four-day stay in London will be approximately $500,000. In addition to a crew of 11, British Airways brought in 12 ground employes from New York and Chicago to help with security, catering and engineering for the flight . . .

"Dallas" TV star Victoria Principal is scheduled to tie the knot next Saturday with Beverly Hills companion Dr. Harry Glassman, according to sources close to the star. The location, appropriately enough, will be in Dallas . . .