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 in prison for the murder of Sharon Tate

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, born in Sewell, New Jersey
  • 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 (The Hurricane), born in Memphis, Tennessee

Person of interestShannen Doherty

Apr 12 Shannen Doherty, American 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 interestDavid Tennant

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 (Strictly Come Dancing), born in Stockport, Cheshire, England
  • 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