April 1968 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Apr 1 KEMO (now KOFY) TV channel 20 in San Francisco, CA (IND) 1st broadcast

Film release premierFilm Premier

Apr 2 "2001 A Space Odyssey" directed by Stanley Kubrick and starring Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood, premieres at the Uptown Theater in Washington, D.C.

Film Director Stanley Kubrick
Film Director
Stanley Kubrick
Sci-Fi Author Arthur C. Clarke
Sci-Fi Author
Arthur C. Clarke
  • Apr 8 40th Academy Awards postponed to Apr 10th due to death of Martin Luther King
  • Apr 8 WKPI TV channel 22 in Pikeville, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

Apr 10 40th Academy Awards: "In the Heat of the Night", Rod Steiger & Katherine Hepburn win

  • Apr 11 WHED TV channel 15 in Hanover, NH (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Apr 24 ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by Pete Tountas

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Apr 1 Andreas Schnaas, German horror film director
  • Apr 3 Charlotte Coleman, British actress (Four Weddings and a Funeral), born in London (d. 2001)
  • Apr 5 Gianna Amore, Warwick RI, playmate (August, 1989)
  • Apr 5 Tasia Valenza, American actress (All My Children), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 7 Bill Bellamy, actor (Fled, How to be a Player, Joey Breaker)
  • Apr 8 Patricia Arquette, actress (Boyhood, True Romance), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 10 Orlando Jones, American actor and comedian
  • Apr 12 Alicia Coppola, actress (Lorna Devon-Another World)
  • Apr 14 Anthony Michael Hall, American actor (SNL, Breakfast Club), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Apr 15 Stacey Williams, model (SI Swimsuit 1996), born in Philadelphi, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 18 Mary Birdsong, American actress
  • Apr 18 David Hewlett, Canadian actor (Stargate Universe), born in Redhill, Surrey, England
  • Apr 19 Ashley Taylor Judd, Granada Hills California, actress (Kuffs, Sisters)
  • Apr 19 Thomas Nock, actor (Tartort, Gemini-Twin Stars), born in Zurich, Switzerland
  • Apr 19 Arshad Warsi, Indian actor
  • Apr 24 Mark Vanderloo, Waddenveen Neth, model
  • Apr 24 Stacy Haiduk, American actress
  • Apr 24 Aidan Gillen [Aidan Murphy], Irish actor (Queer as Folk, Game of Thrones), born in Dublin
  • Apr 30 Babette Van Veen, Neth, actress (Linda-GTST, Blueberry Hill)

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Apr 16 Fay Bainter, actress (Jezebel, Our Town, State Fair), dies at 76
  • Apr 20 Marion Weeks, singer/actress, dies of stroke at 81
  • Apr 21 Toby Halicki, car-crash film producer 48, killed shooting stunt
  • Apr 24 Norman McKaye, actor (Untamed Fury, Frogman), dies at 62
  • Apr 24 Tommy Noonan, actor (Gentlemen Perfer Blondes), dies at 45