On This Day

April 1981 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 1 CNN airs a videotape that shows that Tamara Rand predicted that Reagan is in danger from someone named Jack Humley (a hoax)

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 17 Carl Gottlieb's movie "Caveman", starring Ringo Starr, Shelley Long, Barbara Bach, Dennis Quaid, Jack Gilford, and John Matuszak premieres

Actress Barbara Bach
Actress
Barbara Bach
Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr
  • Apr 20 Final performance of TV show "Soap" airs
  • Apr 28 "We’re Fighting Back" premieres on CBS in the US, based on the formation of the Guardian Angels

Music awardsMusic Awards

Apr 30 16th Academy of Country Music Awards: Barbara Mandrell and George Jones win

Country Singer and TV Host Barbara Mandrell
Country Singer and TV Host
Barbara Mandrell

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Apr 2 Michael Clarke, Australian cricket batsman and captain (115 Tests, 8,643 runs @ 49.10, 28 x 100s; 245 ODIs) and broadcaster (9 Network, FoxSports), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Apr 2 Bethany Joy Lenz-Galeotti, American actress (One Tree Hill), born in Hollywood, Florida
  • Apr 8 Taylor Kitsch, Canadian actor and model (Friday Night Lights), born in Kelowna, British Columbia
  • Apr 10 Laura Bell Bundy, American actress (Hairspray), born in Euclid, Ohio
  • Apr 10 Michael Pitt, American actor (The Dreamers), born in West Orange, New Jersey
  • Apr 11 Alessandra Ambrosio, Brazilian model (Victoria's Secret Angel) and actress, born in Erechim, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
  • Apr 13 Courtney Peldon, American actress, born in NYC, New York

Person of interestHayden Christensen

Apr 19 Hayden Christensen, Canadian actor (Sam-Life as a House, Star Wars), born in Vancouver, British Columbia

  • Apr 19 Catalina Sandino Moreno, Colombian actress (Maria Full of Grace), born in Bogotá, Colombia
  • Apr 20 Matus Valent, European male fitness model, born in Bratislava, Slovak Republic
  • Apr 21 Stephanie Larimore, American model
  • Apr 23 Joanna Krupa, Polish-American supermodel and actress, born in Warsaw, Poland

Person of interestJessica Alba

Apr 28 Jessica Alba, American actress (Dark Angel, Sin City) and businesswoman (The Honest Company), born in Pomona, California

Actress and Businesswoman Jessica Alba
Actress and Businesswoman
Jessica Alba
  • Apr 29 Alex Vincent, American actor (Child's Play), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Apr 30 Emma Pierson, British actress
  • Apr 30 Kunal Nayyar, British-Indian actor and writer (Dr. Raj Koothrappali - The Big Bang Theory), born in London

Weddings in Film & TV

LoveWedding of Interest

Apr 11 "One Day At A Time" actress Valerie Bertinelli (20) marries rock guitarist Eddie Van Halen (26)

Rock Guitarist Eddie Van Halen
Rock Guitarist
Eddie Van Halen

LoveWedding of Interest

Apr 27 Beatle Ringo Starr (40) marries American actress Barbara Bach [Goldbach] (33) at Marylebone Town Hall, London, England

Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr
Actress Barbara Bach
Actress
Barbara Bach

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Apr 4 Brad Johnson, actor (Annie Oakley), dies at 56
  • Apr 8 Norman Taurog, American film director (Skippy), dies at 82
  • Apr 26 Jim Davis, American actor (Jack Ewing-Dallas), dies at 65