On This Day

April 1986 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Apr 6 CBS' fact based "Nobody's Child", story of Marie Balter

Sport defeatWrestleMania

Apr 7 WrestleMania II at 3 locations: Hulk Hogan beats King Kong Bundy; Mr. T beats Roddy Piper in a boxing match

Professional Wrestler Hulk Hogan
Professional Wrestler
Hulk Hogan
Actor Mr. T
Actor
Mr. T

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Apr 8 Clint Eastwood elected mayor of Carmel, California. Makes his day.

Actor and Director Clint Eastwood
Actor and Director
Clint Eastwood

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 9 TV show "Dallas" announces it will revive killed Bobby Ewing character

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 21 Geraldo Rivera opens Al Capone's vault on live TV and finds nothing, except great ratings for his spectacle

Gangster Al Capone
Gangster
Al Capone
TV Host and News Personality Geraldo Rivera
TV Host and News Personality
Geraldo Rivera
  • Apr 27 Captain Midnight (John R MacDougall) interrupts HBO

Historic DiscoveryPripyat: Nuclear Wasteland

Apr 28 Soviet TV news program Vremya announces a nuclear accident at Chernobyl nuclear power station, 2 days after the event

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'I Love You Pripyat, Forgive Me!' scrawled on the walls of a Pripyat clinic during its hasty evacuation after the Chernobyl disaster
'I Love You Pripyat, Forgive Me!' scrawled on the walls of a Pripyat clinic during its hasty evacuation after the Chernobyl disaster
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Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Apr 3 Amanda Bynes, American actress (The Amanda Show), born in Thousand Oaks, California
  • Apr 8 Erika Sawajiri, Japanese actress, model and singer, born in Nerima, Tokyo, Japan
  • Apr 9 Leighton Meester, American actress (Gossip Girl-Blair Waldorf), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Apr 10 Ayesha Takia, Indian actress (Taarzan: The Wonder Car), born in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Apr 14 Anne Watanabe, Japanese model, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Apr 22 Amber Heard, American actress (Aquaman), born in Austin, Texas
  • Apr 23 Jessica Stam, Canadian supermodel, born in Kincardine, Ontario, Canada
  • Apr 27 Jenna Coleman, British Actress (Doctor Who), born in Blackpool, Lancashire
  • Apr 29 Renee Alway, American Model and felon, born in Micigan
  • Apr 30 Dianna Agron, American Actress (Quinn Fabray-Glee), born in Savannah, Georgia

Weddings in Film & TV

LoveWedding of Interest

Apr 26 Actor/body builder Arnold Schwarzenegger weds newscaster Maria Shriver

Actor, Body Builder and Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger
Actor, Body Builder and Governor of California
Arnold Schwarzenegger

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Apr 13 Stephen Stucker, American actor (Trading Places, Airplane), dies at 38
  • Apr 14 Horst Bastian, German writer and screenwriter, dies at 46
  • Apr 15 Tim McIntire, American actor (Bob Younger-Legend of Jesse James), dies at 42
  • Apr 19 Alvin Childress, actor (Amos-Amos 'n' Andy), dies at 78
  • Apr 23 Otto Preminger, Austrian director and producer (Advise & Consent, Anatomy of Murder), dies at 79
  • Apr 26 Bessie Love, American actress (Broadway Melody, Isadora), dies at 87

Person of interestBroderick Crawford

Apr 26 Broderick Crawford, American actor (All the King's Men, Highway Patrol), dies after a series of strokes at 74