On This Day

April 4, 1958 in Film & Television

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in Film & TV

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Cheryl Crane aged 14, daughter of actress Lana Turner, stabs to death organized crime figure Johnny Stompanato, her mother's boyfriend, in self-defence. The crime was later ruled a "justifiable homicide"

Actress Lana Turner
Lana Turner

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Hrvoje Horvatic, video artist

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Johnny Stompanato, American organized crime figure and abusive partner of actress Lana Turner, stabbed to death by Turner's daughter in self-defence at 32