On This Day

April 1962 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

Apr 9 34th Academy Awards: "West Side Story", Sophia Loren & Maximillian Schell win

Actress Sophia Loren
Actress
Sophia Loren
Singer, Dancer and Actress Rita Moreno
Singer, Dancer and Actress
Rita Moreno

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 16 Walter Cronkite begins anchoring CBS Evening News

Broadcast Journalist Walter Cronkite
Broadcast Journalist
Walter Cronkite
  • Apr 21 9th National Film Awards (India): "Bhagini Nivedita" wins the Golden Lotus
  • Apr 24 Massachusetts Institute of Technology sends TV signal by satellite for 1st time: California to Massachusetts

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Apr 1 Phillip Schofield, TV personality/designer (Nightfire)
  • Apr 2 Clark Gregg, American actor and director (Agent Phil Coulson), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Apr 3 Jennifer Rubin, American actress (A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Apr 5 Lana Clarkson, American actress (d. 2003)
  • Apr 7 Hugh Edward Ralph O'Connor, actor (In the Heat of the Night)
  • Apr 10 Steve Tasker, American NFL wide receiver, broadcaster (Buffalo Bills, 7-time Pro Bowl), born in Smith Center, Kansas
  • Apr 12 Takada Nobuhiko, Japanese wrestler, born in Isogo-ku, Yokohama
  • Apr 15 Tom Kane, American voice actor, born in Overland Park, Kansas
  • Apr 23 John Hannah, Scottish actor (Four Weddings and a Funeral), born in East Kilbride, Scotland
  • Apr 26 Michael Damian, American actor (Young & Restless) and singer (Rock on), born in San Diego, California
  • Apr 26 Debra Wilson, American actress and comedian (Mad TV), born in South Ozone Park, Queens, New York
  • Apr 27 James LeGros, American actor (Point Break, Enemy of the State), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Apr 15 Clara Blandick, American actress, commits suicide at 80
  • Apr 15 Esther Minciotti, Italian actress, dies at 73
  • Apr 22 Vera Reynolds, American actress (Dragnet Patrol, Lawless Woman), dies at 62