April 1971 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Apr 2 Dark Shadows, American Gothic soap opera, concludes an almost 5 year run
  • Apr 5 WNJT TV channel 52 in Trenton, NJ (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Apr 7 WCJB TV channel 20 in Gainesville, FL (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting 3-judge US Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Apr 11 WBFF TV channel 45 in Baltimore, MD (IND) begins broadcasting

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

Apr 15 43rd Academy Awards: "Patton", George C Scott & Glenda Jackson win

  • Apr 19 Charles Manson sentenced to life (Sharon Tate murder)

Music releaseMusic Recording

Apr 20 Barbra Streisand records "We've Only Just Begun"

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Apr 1 Jessica Collins, [Capogna], actress (Dinah Lee Mayberry-Loving)
  • Apr 1 Lachy Hulme, Australian actor and screenwriter
  • Apr 4 John Zandig, American professional wrestler
  • Apr 6 Tamara Henry, Miss USA-Arkansas (1997)
  • Apr 6 Vivian Y Herding, Miss America-NM (1996), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Apr 7 Cara Kendra Bernosky, Miss USA-Pennsylvania (1997)
  • Apr 7 Guillaume Depardieu, French actor
  • Apr 9 Austin Peck, Hawaii, actor (Austin Reed-Days of Our Lives)
  • Apr 11 Vicellous Reon Shannon, American actor

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 12 Shannen Doherty, actress (Little House, Beverly Hills 90210), born in Memphis, Tennessee

  • Apr 12 Nicholas Brendon, American actor (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 13 Corey Yothers, actor (Off the Rock), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 13 Dina Korzun, Russian actress
  • Apr 15 Katy Hill, British television presenter
  • Apr 16 Max Beesley, English musician and actor
  • Apr 16 Moses Chan, Hong Kong actor
  • Apr 18 Tamara Braun, American actress

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 18 David Tennant [McDonald], Scottish actor (Doctor Who, Broadchurch), born in Bathgate, Scotland

  • Apr 21 Jennifer Reed, Miss USA-Michigan (1997)
  • Apr 22 Ingo Rademacher, German FR, actor (Jasper Jacks-General Hospital)
  • Apr 22 Eric Mabius, American actor
  • Apr 23 Charmaine Sinclair, English model
  • Apr 25 Michelle Harris, Miss America-Delaware (1996), born in Newark, Delaware
  • Apr 25 Tomoko Kawakami, (Voice Actress), Japanese Seiyuu
  • Apr 27 Hayley Carr, Salzburg Austria, actress (Courtney-As the World Turns)
  • Apr 27 Tess Daly, British television presenter
  • Apr 28 Chris Young, Penn, actor (Bryce Lynch-Max Headroom, Great Outdoors)
  • Apr 28 Simbi Khali, actress (Nina-Third Rock From the Sun)
  • Apr 28 Bridget Moynahan, American actress, born in Binghamton, New York

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Apr 20 Cecil Parker, British actor (The Lady Vanishes, Indiscreet, Tale of 2 Cities), dies at 73
  • Apr 21 Edmund Lowe, American actor (Black Sheep, Good Sam, Dillinger, Hot Pepper), dies at 81