On This Day

April 1957 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Apr 1 WYES-TV channel 12 in New Orleans, Louisiana (PBS) begins broadcasting

Film Release

Apr 10 "12 Angry Men", directed by Sidney Lumet, starring Henry Fonda and Lee J. Cobb, is released

  • Apr 15 KTVI TV channel 2 in Saint Louis, MO (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Apr 25 WUHY TV channel 35 in Philadelphia, PA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Apr 28 WSOC TV channel 9 in Charlotte, North Carolina (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Apr 28 4th National Film Awards (India): "Kabuliwala" wins the Golden Lotus

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Apr 4 Ali El Haggar, Egyptian singer and actor, born in Imbabah, Giza
  • Apr 4 Aki Kaurismäki, Finnish film director (The Other Side of Hope), born in Orimattila, Finland
  • Apr 7 Kim Kap-su, South Korean actor
  • Apr 11 John Castellanos, American actor (The Young and The Restless - "John Silva"), born in Mesa, California
  • Apr 13 Gary Kroeger, American comedian (SNL, Return of Shaggy Dog), born in Cedar Falls, Iowa
  • Apr 13 Saundra Santiago, American actress (Gina-Miami Vice), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Apr 14 Lothaire Bluteau, Canadian actor (Jésus de Montréal), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Apr 14 Richard Jeni, American comedian (d. 2007)
  • Apr 17 Byron Cherry, American actor (Coy-Dukes of Hazzard), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Apr 19 Ge You, Chinese Actor (best actor Cannes 1994 "To Live"), born in Beijing, China
  • Apr 20 Geraint Wyn Davies, Welsh-Canadian actor (Nick Knight-Forever Knight, Bury Me in Niagara, High Hopes), born in Swansea, Wales
  • Apr 21 Edward Leslie, American professional wrestler
  • Apr 22 Alan Campbell, Homestead Fla, actor (E Z-3's a Crowd)
  • Apr 23 Jan Hooks, American comedienne and actress (SNL, Designing Women), born in Decatur, Georgia (d. 2014)
  • Apr 23 Kenji Kawai, Japanese film score composer, born in Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan
  • Apr 27 Michel Barrette, Canadian actor and stand-up comedian, born in Chicoutimi, Quebec

Daniel Day-Lewis

Apr 29 Daniel Day-Lewis, English actor (Last of the Mohicans, Gangs of New York), born in London, England


Deaths in Film & TV

  • Apr 3 Edward "Ned" Sparks, Canadian actor (42nd Street, Imitation of Life), dies from intestinal obstruction at 73
  • Apr 15 Pedro Infante, Mexican actor & singer, dies at 39
  • Apr 23 William Orlamond, Danish actor (Flesh and the Devil, The Wind), dies at 89