On This Day

April 2000 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

WrestleMania

Apr 2 WrestleMania XVI, Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim, CA: Triple H beats The Rock, Mick Foley and The Big Show in a 4-way elimination match for the WWF Heavyweight tile

  • Apr 9 53rd British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs): "American Beauty" Best Film, Pedro Almodovar Best Director

Film & TV History

Apr 13 "When Louis Met..." documentary by Louis Theroux premieres on BBC2 in the UK featuring Jimmy Saville

Music Concert

Apr 13 Rock for the Rainforest benefit concert held at Carnegie Hall, NYC; performers include: Sting, Elton John, James Taylor, Stevie Wonder, Ricky Martin, Billy Joel, Gladys Knight, Percy Sledge, Tom Jones, Martha Reeves, Macy Gray, Sam Moore, and The Impressions


Weddings in Film & TV

Emmitt Smith

Apr 22 NFL football player Emmitt Smith (31) weds Miss Virginia USA beauty queen Patricia Southall (29)

Deaths in Film & TV

Claire Trevor

Apr 8 Claire Trevor, American actress (Marjorie Morningstar), dies of respiratory failure at 91

  • Apr 10 Peter Jones, British actor (Chariots of Fire, From a Bird's Eye View), dies of natural causes at 79
  • Apr 10 Larry Linville, American actor (M*A*S*H - "Major Frank Burns"), dies of pneumonia, following cancer surgery in at 60
  • Apr 10 Kirsten Rolffes, Danish actress (The Kingdom, Matador, Een stor familie), dies at 71
  • Apr 11 Diana Darvey, British actress, singer and dancer (b. 1945)
  • Apr 27 Vicki Sue Robinson, American stage and screen actress, and pop singer ("Turn the Beat Around"), dies of cancer at 45