April 2014 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Apr 6 WrestleMania XXX, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA (75,167): Daniel Bryan defeats Batista and Randy Orton in Triple Threat title match

Film Premiere

Apr 10 "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" directed by Marc Webb and starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone premieres in London

Hall of Fame

Apr 10 29th Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: Peter Gabriel; Hall & Oates; KISS; Nirvana; Linda Ronstadt; Cat Stevens; The E Street Band; Brian Epstein; and Andrew Loog Oldham

Television Premiere

Apr 15 US TV series "Fargo" created by Noah Hawley, starring Billy Bob Thornton, Allison Tolman, Colin Hanks, and Martin Freeman premieres on FX

Music Concert

Apr 17 Rock for the Rainforest benefit concert held at Carnegie Hall, NYC; performers include: Sting, Elton John, James Taylor, Rosanne Cash, Vince Gill, Bruno Mars, Jennifer Hudson, and Bryn Terfel

Television Premiere

Apr 27 "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" late-night talk and news show fronted by John Oliver premieres on HBO

Film & TV History

Apr 28 Craig Ferguson announces he will leave "The Late Late Show" at the end of 2014


Weddings in Film & TV

  • Apr 4 TV personality Taylor Armstrong (42) weds attorney John Bluher at the Bel Air Bay Club in Pacific Palisades, California
  • Apr 11 Actor and painter Titus Welliver (53) weds former model Jose Stemkens at Saddle Peak Lodge in Calabasas, California

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Apr 4 Margo MacDonald, Scottish national broadcaster and politician (MP for Glasgow Govan 1973-74), dies at 70
  • Apr 5 John Pinette, American comedian and actor (The Punisher, Junior), dies from an pulmonary embolism at 50
  • Apr 6 Mickey Rooney, American Emmy award-winning actor (Boys Town, The Black Stallion), dies at 93
  • Apr 8 The Ultimate Warrior [James Brian Hellwig], American Hall of Fame professional wrestler, dies from a heart attack at 54

Gabriel García MárquezGabriel García Márquez (1927-2014)

Apr 17 Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist (1982 Nobel Prize in Literature), dies of pneumonia at 87

  • Apr 28 Idris Sardi, Indonesian violinist and composer, noted for his film scores, dies at 75
  • Apr 28 Richard Kenshaw, British broadcaster, dies at 80
  • Apr 29 (Abraham) "Glenn" Osser, American arranger and orchestra leader (Paul Whiteman's Goodyear Revue; Miss America Pageant), dies at 99