On This Day

April 1960 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Apr 2 KPEC TV channel 56 in Lakewood Center-Tacoma, WA (PBS) 1st broadcast

Music Premiere

Apr 14 Lee Adams and Charles Strouse's musical "Bye Bye Birdie", starring Dick Van Dyke, Chita Rivera, and Dick Gautier, opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC; runs for 607 performances

  • Apr 28 WIPM TV channel 3 in Mayaguez, PR (PBS) begins broadcasting

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Apr 1 Michael Praed, British actor
  • Apr 4 Jonathan Agnew, English cricket broadcaster, born in Macclesfield, Cheshire
  • Apr 4 Hugo Weaving, Nigerian-born English-Australian actor (Agent Smith - The Matrix), born in Ibadan, Colony and Protectorate of Nigeria
  • Apr 8 John Schneider, American actor (Dukes of Hazzard), born in Mt Kisco, New York
  • Apr 10 Julie Fulton, American actress (Lime Steel), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • Apr 11 Jeremy Clarkson, English journalist and broadcaster (Top Gear), born in Doncaster, England
  • Apr 14 Brian Forster, American child actor and fictional drummer (Partridge Family - "Chris" the second one), born in Los Angeles, California

Brad Garrett

Apr 14 Brad Garrett [Gerstenfeld], American actor and comedian (Everybody Loves Raymond), born in Los Angeles, California

  • Apr 19 Nicoletta Braschi, Italian actress (The Tiger and the Snow), born in Cesena, Italy

Paula Yates

Apr 24 Paula Yates, English TV personality (The Big Breakfast), born in London (d. 2000)

  • Apr 25 Bruce Redman, Australian film producer (Seed), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Apr 28 John Cerutti, American baseball pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays) and broadcaster (Rogers Sportsnet), born in Albany, New York (d. 2004)
  • Apr 29 Joseph Guzaldo, American actor (Stir Crazy), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Apr 29 Caveh Zahedi, American filmmaker, born in Washington D.C.

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Apr 5 Alma Kruger, actor (Made For Each Other), dies at 88
  • Apr 18 Emory Johnson, American actor & director (Phantom Express, Shield of Honor), dies at 66
  • Apr 24 Johannes "Jan" Musch, Dutch actor (Dead Water), dies at 84
  • Apr 25 Hope Emerson, actress (I Married Joan, Peter Gunn), dies at 62