On This Day

April 1989 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

WrestleMania

Apr 2 WrestleMania V, Historic Atlantic City Convention Hall, NJ: Hulk Hogan beats Randy "Macho Man" Savage for WWF Heavyweight title

Television Debut

Apr 5 NBC's "Late Night With David Letterman" becomes 1st network TV show broadcast in Dolby Stereo

  • Apr 23 CBS' premiere of fact based "The Littlest Victims", based on Newark, N.J. physician James Oleske as the first doctor to discover AIDS in children
  • Apr 30 Critics Siskel & Ebert film their 500th TV movie-review show

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Apr 5 Lily James [Thomson], English actress (Cinderella), born in Esher, England
  • Apr 18 Alia Shawkat, American actress (Hannah Rayburn-State of Grace), born in Riverside, California
  • Apr 19 Simu Liu, Canadian actor (Kim's Convenience, Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings), born in Harbin, China
  • Apr 27 Emily Rios, American actress (Andrea Cantillo-Breaking Bad), born in Los Angeles, California

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Apr 8 Entertainment Tonight's Mary Hart marries producer Burt Sugarman

Robin Williams

Apr 30 Actor and comedian Robin Williams (37) weds nanny Marsha Garces at a private ceremony in Lake Tahoe, California


Deaths in Film & TV

  • Apr 3 Norman Wooland, German actor (Ivanhoe, Quo Vadis, Hamlet), dies at 79
  • Apr 7 Alberto Morin, Puerto Rican actor (Two Mules for Sister Sara; Rio Grande), dies at 86
  • Apr 12 Gerald Flood, British actor (Doctor Who, Patton), dies of a heart attack at 61
  • Apr 15 Charles Vanel, French actor & director (Wages of Fear), dies at 96
  • Apr 20 H.B. "Toby" Halicki, American filmmaker, stunt driver, and actor (Gone In 60 Seconds), killed by felled telephone pole while filming a stunt at 48
  • Apr 21 James Kirkwood, American actor, author and playwright (A Chorus Line, P. S. Your Cat Is Dead!), dies of cancer at 64
  • Apr 25 George Coulouris, British actor (Runaway Bus), dies at 85
  • Apr 30 Guy Williams [Armando Joseph Catalano], American actor (Zorro, Lost in Space), dies of a brain aneurysm at 65