On This Day

April 1934 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Contract of Interest

Apr 5 Baseball superstar Babe Ruth agrees to do three 15-minute broadcasts a week over NBC for a fee of $39,000 for 13 weeks; $4,000 more than his NY Yankees playing contract

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth

Film & TV History

Apr 19 Shirley Temple appears in her 1st feature length film, "Stand Up & Cheer"

Actress and Diplomat Shirley Temple
Actress and Diplomat
Shirley Temple

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Apr 1 Don Hastings, American actor (Capt Video, Bob-As the World Turns), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Apr 2 Brian Glover, British actor and wrestler (Alien 3, Kes), born in Sheffield, England (d. 1997)
  • Apr 4 Dorothy Grenfell Williams, radio producer and broadcaster, born in Johannesburg (d. 1994)
  • Apr 6 Guy Peellaert, Belgian graphic artist, photographer (Rock Dreams), movie poster and album cover designer (David Bowie -"Diamond Dogs'; Rolling Stones - "It's Only Rock 'n' Roll"), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 2008)
  • Apr 7 Ian Richardson, Scottish actor (Francis Urquhart in the BBC's House of Cards), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 2007) [1]
  • Apr 16 Richard Kenshaw, British broadcaster, born in London (d. 2014)
  • Apr 18 James Drury, American actor (The Virginian), born in NYC, New York (d. 2020)
  • Apr 18 Jan Klus├ík [Porges], Czech contemporary classical and film score composer, born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • Apr 18 Mark Kingston, English actor (Intimate Contact), born in Deptford, London (d. 2011)
  • Apr 24 John Barbour, TV host (Real People), born in Toronto, Ontario

Shirley MacLaine

Apr 24 Shirley MacLaine, American actress and mystic (Irma la Douce), born in Richmond, Virginia

  • Apr 25 Denny "Scott" Miller, American actor (Wagon Train), born in Bloomington Ind, (d. 2014)

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Apr 14 Gerald du Maurier, British actor (Power, Escape!, Masks and Faces), at 61
  • Apr 14 Karl Dane, Danish-American comedian and actor (The Big Parade) dies at 47