On This Day

April 1951 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Apr 20 4th Cannes Film Festival: "Miss Julie" directed by Alf Sjoberg and "Miracle in Milan" directed by Vittorio De Sica jointly awarded the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film

Birthdays in Film & TV


Person of interestSteven Seagal

Apr 10 Steven Seagal, American actor (Above the Law, Hard to Kill), born in Detroit, Michigan

  • Apr 13 Peter Davison, English actor (fifth Doctor in Doctor Who, All Creatures Great and Small), born in London
  • Apr 17 Olivia Hussey, Argentine-British actress (Romeo & Juliet, Death on Nile), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Apr 19 Barry Brown, American actor (Frederick Winterbourne-Daisy Miller), born in San Jose, California (d. 1978)

Weddings in Film & TV


LoveWedding of Interest

Apr 3 Actress and singer Doris Day (29) marries producer Martin Melcher (35) in Burbank

Singer and Actress Doris Day
Singer and Actress
Doris Day

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Apr 4 Al Christie, Canadian film director and producer (b. 1881)
  • Apr 5 Edward Rigby, British actor (Star Look Down, Young & Innocent), dies at 72
  • Apr 22 Stanley Ridges, British-born actor (possessed, Sgt York, Mr Ace), dies at 59
  • Apr 29 Jules Verstraete [Julien Gustave de Graef], Flemish actor (rubber, The Three Wishes), dies at 67