On This Day

April 2001 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Sport defeatWrestleMania

Apr 1 WrestleMania XVII, Astrodome, Houston, TX: 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin beats The Rock in a no disqualification match for the WWF Championship

Actor and Professional Wrestler Dwayne Johnson
Actor and Professional Wrestler
Dwayne Johnson

Music releaseMusic Single

Apr 23 Fatboy Slim releases single "Weapon of Choice", music video directed by Spike Jonze starring Christopher Walken dancing


Weddings in Film & TV


LoveWedding of Interest

Apr 4 Actress and model Brooke Shields (35) weds sitcom writer Chris Henchy (37) in Catalina Island, California

Supermodel & Actress Brooke Shields
Supermodel & Actress
Brooke Shields

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Apr 2 Jennifer Syme, American actress (b. 1972)
  • Apr 5 Brother Theodore, German-American comedian, dies at 94
  • Apr 7 David Graf, American actor (Police Academy- Sgt. Eugene Tackleberry), dies of a heart attack at 50
  • Apr 7 Beatrice Straight, American actress (Network, Poltergeist, Power), dies of pneumonia at 86
  • Apr 11 Harry Secombe, Welsh actor, comedian, singer and goon (The Goon Show, Oliver!), dies of cancer at 79
  • Apr 13 Jimmy Logan, British comedian (Mad Death), dies at 73
  • Apr 20 Maria Karnilova, American dancer and actress (Fiddler on the Roof, Ivan the Terrible), dies at 80