April 1984 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Apr 5 "Human Comedy" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 13 performances
  • Apr 8 4th Golden Raspberry Awards: "Lonely Lady" wins

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Apr 9 56th Academy Awards: "Terms of Endearment", Robert Duvall & Shirley MacLaine win

  • Apr 15 "Human Comedy" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 13 performances
  • Apr 21 "Nightline" reverts back from 1 hour to ½ hour

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Apr 22 CBS premiere of TV film "Pope John Paul II", starring Albert Finney in title role

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Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Apr 1 Olga Rei, Russian television personality
  • Apr 2 Meryl Cassie, New Zealand actress and singer (The Tribe), born in George, Cape Province, South Africa
  • Apr 5 Shin Min-a, South Korean model and actress
  • Apr 8 Taran Noah Smith, actor (Mark Taylor-Home Improvement), born in San Francisco, California
  • Apr 8 Júlia Liptáková, Slovakian model
  • Apr 8 Kirsten Storms, American actress
  • Apr 9 Linda Chung, Hong Kong actress and singer
  • Apr 10 Mandy Moore, American singer (Candy) and actress (Rebecca Pearson-This Is Us), born in Nashua, New Hampshire
  • Apr 11 Kelli Garner, American actress (Dreamland), born in Bakersfield, California
  • Apr 13 Hiro Mizushima, Japanese actor
  • Apr 16 Noah Fleiss, American actor, born in White Plains, New York
  • Apr 16 Claire Foy, English Actress (The Crown), born in Stockport, England
  • Apr 18 America Ferrera, American actress
  • Apr 19 Lee Da Hae, South Korean actress
  • Apr 21 Ashley Peldon, actress (Marsha-Guilding Light, Deceived), born in Staten Island, New York
  • Apr 22 Michelle Ryan, English actress
  • Apr 26 Ryan O'Donohue, Pomona Ca, actress (Byrds of Paradise, Boys are Back)
  • Apr 29 Taylor Cole, American actress
  • Apr 29 Firass Dirani, Lebanese-Australian actor
  • Apr 30 Shawn Daivari, Persian-American professional wrestler and manager

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 1 Filmmaker Joel Coel marries actress Frances McDormand


Deaths in Film & TV

  • Apr 10 Ray Middleton, American actor (1776, Hurricane Smith), dies at 75
  • Apr 12 Ruth Taylor, actress (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), dies at 76
  • Apr 13 Dionyssis Papayannopoulos, Greek actor (b. 1912)
  • Apr 13 Richard Hurndall, British actor (Doctor Who, The Inheritors, It's Murder But Is It Art), dies from a heart attack at 73
  • Apr 14 Dionisis Papagiannopoulos, Greek actor (b. 1912)
  • Apr 15 Tommy Cooper, British comedian and magician, collapses and dies on stage at 61
  • Apr 18 John Lee Mahin, screenwriter, dies of emphysema at 81
  • Apr 18 Francis De Wolff, British character actor (A Christmas Carol, From Russia With Love), dies at 71
  • Apr 23 August "Guus" Oster, actor and director (Carrie), dies at 68
  • Apr 25 Richard Benedict, actor (Okinawa), dies at 64 of a heart attack
  • Apr 26 Henry Rowland, actor (Rogue's Regiment), dies at 70
  • Apr 26 May McAvoy, actress (Ben Hur), dies at 82 after a heart attack