On This Day

April 1990 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Apr 1 "Ha!" comedy Channel on cable TV begins transmitting

WrestleMania

Apr 1 WrestleMania VI, Skydome, Toronto, ON (67,678): Ultimate Warrior beats Hulk Hogan for WWF Heavyweight and Intercontinental titles

Professional Wrestler Hulk Hogan
Professional Wrestler
Hulk Hogan

Film & TV History

Apr 5 Paul Newman wins a court victory over Julius Gold, to keep giving all profits from Newman foods to charity

Actor and Entrepreneur Paul Newman
Actor and Entrepreneur
Paul Newman

Television Premiere

Apr 8 "Twin Peaks" created by David Lynch and starring Kyle MacLachlan premieres on ABC-TV

Filmmaker David Lynch
Filmmaker
David Lynch
  • Apr 9 "Capital News" starring Lloyd Bridges premieres on ABC-TV

TV Show Appearance

Apr 12 Anime TV series "Moomin", based on Moomin children's books by Tove Jansson 1st appears on Tokyo TV

Author and Illustrator Tove Jansson
Author and Illustrator
Tove Jansson
  • Apr 13 Final episode of Pat Sajak's late night TV show on CBS
  • Apr 15 "In Living Color" premieres on FOX-TV

Theater Premiere

Apr 16 August Wilson's play "The Piano Lesson", starring Charles S. Dutton, opens at Walter Kerr Theater NYC for 320 performances

Playwright August Wilson
Playwright
August Wilson

Film & TV History

Apr 19 Marla Maples appears on ABC's Prime-Time

Actress and Model Marla Maples
Actress and Model
Marla Maples
  • Apr 21 "Cartoon All Stars to Rescue" shown on all 4 TV networks
  • Apr 25 Hong Kong actress Carina Lau is abducted by Triad members

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Apr 5 Haruma Miura, Japanese Actor

Kristen Stewart

Apr 9 Kristen Stewart, American actress (Bella Swan-The Twilight Saga), born in Los Angeles, California

  • Apr 10 Alex Pettyfer, English actor (Stormbreaker), born in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England

Emma Watson

Apr 15 Emma Watson, English actress (Hermione Granger-Harry Potter Series), born in Paris, France

Actress Emma Watson
Actress
Emma Watson
  • Apr 16 Lorraine Nicholson, American actress, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 19 Kim Chiu, Filipino Chinese actress (Sana Maulit Muli), born in Tacloban, Leyte, Philippines
  • Apr 23 Matthew Underwood, American actor (Zoey 101), born in Fort Pierce, Florida
  • Apr 23 Dev Patel, English actor (Slumdog Millionaire, Lion), born in London, England

HolaSoyGerman

Apr 25 HolaSoyGerman [Germán Garmendia], Chilean YouTube star (second-most subscribed channel), born in Copiapó, Chile

YouTube Star HolaSoyGerman
YouTube Star
HolaSoyGerman

Weddings in Film & TV

Alex Trebek

Apr 30 Game show host Alex Trebek (49) weds real-estate mogul Jean Currivan (27) at the Regency Club in Los Angeles

TV Host of Jeopardy! Alex Trebek
TV Host of Jeopardy!
Alex Trebek

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Apr 2 Aldo Fabrizi, actor (Postman Goes to War, Open City), dies at 85
  • Apr 3 Katharine Balfour, actress (Love Story), dies of ALS at 69
  • Apr 8 Doreen Sloane, English actress (Coronation Street), dies of cancer at 56
  • Apr 8 Jose De Vega, American actor dies of AIDS at 56
  • Apr 11 Barbara Miller, British stage and screen actress (Blackadder), dies of a brain tumor at 71
  • Apr 13 Luis Trenker, South Tyrolean film producer, director and actor (Berge in Flammen), dies at 97
  • Apr 13 Ronald Ibbs, Irish actor (No Hiding Place, The Saint), dies at 74
  • Apr 14 Peter Dunn, actor (Invaders from Mars) dies
  • Apr 15 Henry Kendrick, American actor (Raising Arizona) dies at 56

Greta Garbo

Apr 15 Greta Garbo, Swedish actress (Anna Karenina, Camille), dies at 84

Actress Greta Garbo
Actress
Greta Garbo
  • Apr 18 Robert D Webb, American director & actor (Love Me Tender, Jackals), dies at 87
  • Apr 18 Gory Guerrero, Mexican-American professional wrestler, dies at 69
  • Apr 20 Alex McCrindle, Scottish actor (Star Wars, Eye of the Needle), dies at 78
  • Apr 22 Bertil Unger, Swedish actor (Devil & Max Devlin), dies at 69
  • Apr 23 Albert Salmi, American character actor (Caddyshack; Daniel Boone; 79 Park Avenue), kills terminally ill wife & self at 62
  • Apr 23 Palmer Deane, actor (Still of the Night), dies
  • Apr 23 Paulette Goddard, American actress (Modern Times, The Great Dictator, Hazard), dies at 79
  • Apr 24 Tom Rolfing, actor (He Knows You're Alone, Cliff-Another World), dies
  • Apr 25 Dexter Gordon, American jazz tenor saxophonist and actor (Round Midnight, The Other Side of Round Midnight), dies of kidney failure at 67