On This Day

April 1989 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Sport defeatWrestleMania

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

Professional Wrestler Hulk Hogan
Professional Wrestler
Hulk Hogan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 5 David Letterman becomes 1st network TV series to use dolby stereo

Comedian and Television Host David Letterman
Comedian and Television Host
David Letterman
  • 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 [Lily 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), 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

LoveWedding of Interest

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

Actor and Comedian Robin Williams
Actor and Comedian
Robin Williams

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 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

Person of interestLucille Ball

Apr 26 Lucille Ball, Americancomedienne (I Love Lucy), dies of heart attack at 78

Actress and Comedian Lucille Ball
Actress and Comedian
Lucille Ball
  • Apr 30 Guy Williams [Armando Joseph Catalano], American actor (Zorro, Lost in Space), dies of a brain aneurysm at 65