April 1966 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Apr 2 WJET TV channel 24 in Erie, PA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Apr 5 WTVX TV channel 34 in Ft Pierce-Vero Beach, FL (IND) 1st broadcast

Music releaseMusic Recording

Apr 11 Frank Sinatra records "Strangers in the Night" single for his album of the same name. Later reaches #1 Billboard charts

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra
  • Apr 15 KHET TV channel 11 in Honolulu, HI (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Apr 20 WDCA TV channel 20 in Washington, D.C. (IND) begins broadcasting

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

Apr 28 38th Academy Awards: "The Sound of Music", Julie Christie & Lee Marvin win


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Apr 3 Shelley Michelle, American actress (Golden Eye), born in Hollywood, California
  • Apr 3 Miina Tominaga, Japanese seiyu (voice actress), born in Nishi-ku, Hiroshima, Japan
  • Apr 4 Nancy McKeon, American actress (Jo Polniazek-Facts of Life), born in Westbury, New York
  • Apr 6 Young Man Kang, South Korean film director
  • Apr 7 Teri Ann Linn, actress (Kristen-Bold & Beautiful), born in Honolulu, Hawaii

Person of interestRobin Wright

Apr 8 Robin Wright, American actress (Santa Barbara, Princess Bride), born in Dallas, Texas

Actress Robin Wright
Actress
Robin Wright
  • Apr 8 Bobby Ologun, Nigerian television personality

Person of interestCynthia Nixon

Apr 9 Cynthia Nixon, American actress (Sex and the City), born in NYC, New York

Actress Cynthia Nixon
Actress
Cynthia Nixon
  • Apr 11 Mason Reese, American actor (Underwood Deviled Ham), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 11 Dustin Patrick Runnels, American professional wrestler (Goldust), born in Austin, Texas
  • Apr 17 Vikram [Kennedy John Victor], Indian actor (I), born in Madras, Tamil Nadu
  • Apr 19 El Samurai [Osamu Matsuda], Japanese professional wrestler (WAR/NJPW), born in Hanamaki, Iwate, Japan
  • Apr 22 Mariana Levy, Mexican actress (d. 2005)
  • Apr 24 Pierre Brassard, French-Canadian humorist and actor, born in Val-d'Or, Canada
  • Apr 25 Isabelle Pasco, French actress (Ave Maria)/model (Elle, Vogue)

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 9 Sophia Loren marries married Carlo Ponti in Paris

Actress Sophia Loren
Actress
Sophia Loren

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 16 Actor and comedian Michael Palin (22) weds Helen Gibbins

Comedian and Actor Michael Palin
Comedian and Actor
Michael Palin

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Apr 1 Brian O'Brien, Irish novelist (At Swim-Two-Birds), dies at 54
  • Apr 6 Julia Faye, actress (10 Commandments. Samson & Delilah), dies at 73
  • Apr 15 Joseph Crehan, American actor (The Roaring Twenties, Meeting at Midnight), dies of stroke at 82
  • Apr 28 Ralph Bunker, actor (Ghost Goes West), dies of a stroke at 77
  • Apr 29 Eugene O'Brien, American actor (Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm), dies at 85