On This Day

April 1969 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

Apr 14 41st Academy Awards: "Oliver", Cliff Robertson & Katharine Hepburn and Barbra Streisand win (1st ever tie for best actress)

Actress Katharine Hepburn
Actress
Katharine Hepburn
Actor Cliff Robertson
Actor
Cliff Robertson
Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • Apr 14 KEET TV channel 13 in Eureka, CA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Apr 18 Greek actress and activist Melina Mercouri establishes Greek Aid Fund
  • Apr 23 ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by Jim Chestney
  • Apr 30 WEDB TV channel 40 in Berlin, NH (PBS) begins broadcasting

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Apr 1 Arnaud Boetsch, French tennis player (Davis Cup 1996) and broadcaster (France Télévisions), born in Meulam France
  • Apr 1 Traci Lin-Tavi, American actress (Ryan's Hope, F/X, Fright Night 2), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 2 Yj Nagata, [Yuji], wrestler (NJPW)

Person of interestAjay Devgan

Apr 2 Ajay Devgan, Indian actor and bollywood star (Phool Aur Kaante, Zakhm), born in New Delhi, Delhi, India

Actor & Bollywood Star Ajay Devgan
Actor & Bollywood Star
Ajay Devgan
  • Apr 4 Karren Brady, English sporting executive, TV personality and business executive (The Apprentice UK, Birmingham City F.C.), born in Edmonton, London
  • Apr 6 Ari Meyers, American actress (Emma McArdle-Kate & Allie), born in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Person of interestPaul Rudd

Apr 6 Paul Rudd, American actor (Clueless, The 40-Year-Old Virgin), born in Passaic, New Jersey

Actor Paul Rudd
Actor
Paul Rudd
  • Apr 10 Billy Jacoby, actor (Brad-Silver Spoons, Maggie), born in Flushing, New York
  • Apr 10 William Jayne, American actor (Parker Lewis Can't Lose), born in Flushing, New York
  • Apr 13 Harold Pruett, American actor (Sybil, Embrace of the Vampire), born in Anchorage, Alaska (d. 2002)
  • Apr 14 Vebjørn Selbekk, Norwegian journalist (Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy), born in Trondheim, Norway
  • Apr 18 Keith DeCandido, American sci-fi author (Star Trek), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 19 Jesse James, American television personality (Jesse James Is a Dead Man), born in Long Beach, California
  • Apr 20 Chris Jarvis, English children's TV personality, born in Romford, London
  • Apr 23 Richard Wolstencroft, Australian filmmaker and founder of the Melbourne Underground Film Festival (MUFF), born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Apr 23 Manoj Bajpayee [Bajpai], Indian actor (Satya, Road), born in Narkatiaganj, Bihar
  • Apr 24 Melinda Clarke, American actress (Days of Our Lives), born in Dana Point, California
  • Apr 24 Viveca Paulin, Swedish actress, born in Askim, Sweden

Person of interestRenée Zellweger

Apr 25 Renée Zellweger, American actress (Bridget Jones), born in Katy, Texas

  • Apr 25 Gina Torres, American actress (Firefly, Suits), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 29 Paul Adelstein, American actor

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Apr 2 Fortunio Bonanova, actor (My Best Gal, Havana Rose), dies at 74
  • Apr 3 Rex Evans, British actor (Frankenstein meets the Wolfman, Zara, Matchmaker), dies after surgery at 65
  • Apr 5 Shelby Storck, American television producer, dies at 52
  • Apr 18 Piotr F. Scharoff, Russian-Italian actor & director (Chechov), dies at 82
  • Apr 23 Krzysztof Komeda, Polish jazz and film composer and pianist (Rosemary's Baby), dies of head injuries as the result of a fall at 37
  • Apr 25 Margarita Xirgu, Catalan stage actress, director and political radical (Bloody Wedding, Mariana Pineda), dies at 80
  • Apr 27 Dino Terranova, American actor (Young Dillinger), dies at 65