On This Day

April 1987 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Apr 5 Fox TV network premieres showing "Married With Children" and "The Tracey Ullman Show"
  • Apr 6 Los Angeles Dodger's GM Al Campanis appears on TV program ABC News: Nightline saying Blacks may not be equipped to be in baseball management, sparking a racial controversy
  • Apr 7 Al Campanis, Dodger executive for more than 40 years, resigns, after making racial remarks on "Nightline"
  • Apr 12 CBS' premiere of fact-based World War II drama "Escape from Sobibor"

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Apr 1 Mackenzie Davis, Canadian actress (Blade Runner 2049), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Apr 3 Julie Sokolow, American film director and musician, born in Holmdel, New Jersey
  • Apr 3 Rachel Bloom, American actress, writer, and singer-songwriter (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), born in Los Angeles county, California
  • Apr 4 Devon Anderson, English actor (EastEnders), born in Greenwich, London
  • Apr 4 Sarah Gadon, Canadian actress (Flashpoint), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Apr 7 Alexa Demara, American model and actress
  • Apr 9 Jesse McCartney, American actor and singer, born in Ardsley, New York
  • Apr 12 Brooklyn Decker, American fashion model (Sports Illustrated Swimsuit), born in Kettering, Ohio
  • Apr 15 Samira Wiley, American actress (Orange is the New Black), born in Washington D.C.
  • Apr 19 Oksana Akinshina, Russian actress (Sisters), born in Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • Apr 19 Courtland Mead, American actor (Dragonworld), born in Mission Viejo, California
  • Apr 20 John Patrick Amedori, American actor (The Butterfly Effect), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Apr 26 Jessica Lee Rose, American-New Zealand actress and famous YouTube star (lonelygirl15), born in Salisbury, Maryland
  • Apr 27 William Moseley, British actor (The Chronicles of Narnia - Peter Pevensie), born in Sheepscombe, Gloucestershire, England
  • Apr 27 Emma Taylor-Isherwood, Canadian actress (Mona the Vampire), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Apr 29 Alicia Morton, American actress (Annie), born in Gonzales, Louisana

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Apr 11 Kent Taylor [Louis Weiss], American actor (Boston Blackie, Rough Riders), dies at 79
  • Apr 12 Mike Von Erich, American wrestler
  • Apr 17 Dick Shawn [Richard Schulefand], American character actor and comedian (The Producers - "L.S.D."; Maid to Order), suffers a fatal heart attack on stage in San Diego on stage at 57
  • Apr 19 Hugh Brannum, American actor and singer (Captain Kangaroo - "Mr. Green Jeans"; The Fred Waring Show - "Lumpy"), dies of cancer at 77
  • Apr 30 Hugh Dempster, actor (Anna Karenina, Candles at Nine), dies