On This Day

April 1967 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Apr 3 WNYE TV channel 25 in Brooklyn, NY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Apr 9 Shortwave broadcaster Radio NY Worldwide's transmitter burns down

Academy Awards

Apr 10 39th Academy Awards: "A Man For All Seasons," Best Picture, Elizabeth Taylor & Paul Scofield best actress/actor

Theater Premiere

Apr 11 Tom Stoppard's play "Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead" debuts in London at the Old Vic

Film Premiere

Apr 19 "Casino Royale" James Bond comedy film starring David Niven and Peter Sellers premieres. Based on the Ian Fleming novel.

  • Apr 26 KSPS TV channel 7 in Spokane, WA (PBS) begins broadcasting

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Apr 2 Helen Chamberlain, British television presenter (Soccer AM, 1995-2017), born in Street, Somerset, England
  • Apr 8 Arwyn Davies, Welsh actor
  • Apr 12 Mellow Man Ace [Ulpiano Reyes], Cuban-American rapper and actor ("Only the Strong"), born in Pinar del Río, Cuba
  • Apr 15 Mark Mortimer, American actor (Another World - "Nick Hudson"; Killing Cupid), born in Yorkville, Illinois
  • Apr 17 Leslie Bega, American actress (Maria Tomlinson-Head of the Class), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 17 Timothy Gibbs, American actor (Father Murphy, Santa Barbara), born in Burbank, California
  • Apr 17 Kimberly Elise, American actress (Beloved), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Apr 17 Henry Ian Cusick, Peruvian-Scottish actor (Desmond Hume-Lost), born in Trujillo, Peru
  • Apr 18 Maria Bello, American actress (Permanent Midnight), born in Norristown, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 20 J. D. Roth, American TV host (Fun House), born in Cherry Hill, New Jersey
  • Apr 20 Lara Jill Miller, American actress (Samantha-Gimme a Break), born in Allentown, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 22 Sheryl Lee, American stage and screen actress (Twin Peaks; Love, Lies, and Murder), born in Boulder, Colorado
  • Apr 22 Sherri Shepherd, American comedian, actress, and television personality The View, 2007-14), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Apr 23 Melina Kanakaredes, American actress (Eleni Andros-Guiding Light), born in Akron, Ohio
  • Apr 26 Marianne Jean-Baptiste, English actress (Secrets & Lies), born in Camberwell, London
  • Apr 26 Kane [Glenn Jacobs], American professional wrestler, born in Torrejón de Ardoz, Spain
  • Apr 27 Aki Avni, Israeli entertainer and TV host, born in Rehovot, Israel
  • Apr 27 Erik Thomson, Scottish-New Zealand actor (Hercules: The Legendary Journeys), born in Inverness, Scotland
  • Apr 29 Rachel Williams, American model (Absolut Vodka, Elle), born in Greenwich Village, New York
  • Apr 29 Master P, [Percy Miller] American rapper, actor and record producer, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Apr 30 Steven Mackintosh, British actor
  • Apr 30 John Robert "J. R." Richards, American singer-songwriter, record producer, and TV and film composer (Dishwalla), born in Santa Barbara, California

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Apr 2 British–American actress Lynn Redgrave (24) marries British actor John Clark (34); divorce in 2000

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Apr 7 Anne Morrison Chapin, American playwright, actress, (The Wild Westcotts), and screenwriter (The Sailor Takes A Wife), dies at 75
  • Apr 15 Totò [Antonio De Curtis], Italian actor (Motorizzate; Noi Duri) commonly referred to as the most popular Italian comedian of all time, dies from a heart attack at 69
  • Apr 22 Tom Conway {Sanders], British radio and screen actor (The Falcon's Brother; I Cheated The Law; The Betty Hutton Show), dies of cirrhosis of the liver at 62
  • Apr 24 Frank Overton, American actor (Fail Safe; 12 O'Clock High (TV series, not film)), dies of a heart attack at 49
  • Apr 29 Anthony Mann, American film actor and director (El Cid, Winchester '73, The Glenn Miller Story), dies from a heart attack at 60