On This Day

April 1974 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Apr 1 Pioneer Hall opens at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground, Florida

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

Apr 2 46th Academy Awards: "The Sting", Glenda Jackson & Jack Lemmon win

  • Apr 8 Discovery Island opens at Walt Disney World, Florida

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Apr 3 Wu Jing, Chinese actor and martial artist (Wolf Warrior), born in Beijing, China
  • Apr 5 Uhm Tae Woong, South Korean actor
  • Apr 8 Chino XL [Derek Keith Barbosa], American rapper and actor, born in The Bronx, New York
  • Apr 11 Anton Glanzelius, Danish actor (My Life as a Dog), born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Apr 11 Tricia Helfer, Canadian model and actress (Battlestar Galactica, 2004-09), born in Donalda, Alberta
  • Apr 11 Zöe Lucker, British television actor, born in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
  • Apr 12 Belinda Emmett, Australian actress (Home and Away), born in Gosford, New South Wales, Australia (d. 2006)
  • Apr 12 Marley Shelton, American actress (Sin City), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 15 Marena Bencomo, Miss Universe-2nd place (Venezuela, 1997)
  • Apr 15 Danny Pino, American actor (Cold Case), born in Miami, Florida
  • Apr 15 Douglas Spain, American actor, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 16 Xu Jinglei, Chinese actress, singer and director, born in Beijing, China
  • Apr 16 Valarie Rae Miller, American actress, born in Lafayette, Louisiana
  • Apr 19 Akara Amarttayakul, Thai actor (Muay Thai Chaiya), born in Bangkok, Thailand
  • Apr 22 Georgia Goettmann, model (Cosmo-May 1995)
  • Apr 23 Barry Watson, American actor (What About Brian), born in Traverse City, Michigan
  • Apr 24 Eric Kripke, American television writer, director and producer (Supernatural), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • Apr 24 Comedy Dave [David Lloyd Vitty], British radio personality, born in Hong Kong
  • Apr 26 Ivana Miličević, Croatian-American actress (Banshee), born in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Apr 26 Adil Ray, English radio presenter (BBC Asian Network), born in Birmingham, England
  • Apr 27 Johnny Devine, Canadian professional wrestler, born in Merritt, British Columbia, Canada

Person of interestPenélope Cruz

Apr 28 Penélope Cruz, Spanish actress (Vanilla Sky, Waking Up in Reno), born in Madrid, Spain


Weddings in Film & TV

LoveWedding of Interest

Apr 12 "Coal Miner's Daughter" actress Sissy Spacek weds art director Jack Fisk

Actress Sissy Spacek
Actress
Sissy Spacek

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Apr 2 Douglass Dumbrille, Canadian actor (Mr Deed Goes to Town), dies at 84
  • Apr 5 William Hudson, actor (I Led 3 Lives), dies at 49
  • Apr 11 Charles Curtis "Curt" Conway, American actor (Raw Deal; The Twilight Zone), dies of a heart attack at 60
  • Apr 12 Carl Jaffe, German actor (1st Man in Space, Escapement), dies at 72
  • Apr 13 Stanley Smith, American actor and singer (King of Jazz; Soup to Nuts; Good News), dies at 71
  • Apr 17 Frank McGee, American news anchor (NBC Evening News), dies of cancer at 52
  • Apr 18 Betty Compson, American actress (Barker, Weary River, Drag Net), dies at 77
  • Apr 18 Marcel Pagnol, French novelist & filmmaker (Topaz), dies at 79
  • Apr 24 (William) "Bud" Abbott, American comedian (Abbott & Costello), dies of cancer at 78
  • Apr 28 Paul Page, American actor (Girl From Havana, Moth), dies at 70

Person of interestAgnes Moorehead

Apr 30 Agnes Moorehead, American actress (Endora in Bewitched), dies of uterine cancer at 73