On This Day

April 2020 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Apr 4 WrestleMania XXXVI, WWE Performance Center, Orlando FL, Part 1: The Undertaker defeats AJ Styles in a Boneyard match; Becky Lynch beats Shayna Baszler to retain Raw Women's C'ship
  • Apr 5 WrestleMania XXXVI, WWE Performance Center, Orlando FL, Part 2: Drew McIntyre defeats Brock Lesnar to win the WWE C'ship; Charlotte Flair beats Rhea Ripley for NXT Women's title
  • Apr 28 US Department of Defense releases three declassified videos of possible UFOs from 2004 and 2015

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Apr 1 Ed Farmer, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1980; Chicago WS) and broadcaster (Chicago WS radio 1991-2005), dies of kidney disease at 70
  • Apr 2 Patricia Bosworth, American actor, journalist, writer, and biographer, dies of COVID-19 complications at 86
  • Apr 2 Eddie Large [McGinnis], British comedian (Little and Large), dies of heart issues and Covid-19 complications at 78
  • Apr 4 Forrest Compton, American actor (Gomer Pyle USMC, Edge of Night), dies at 94
  • Apr 5 Honor Blackman, English actress (Goldfinger, The Avengers), dies at 94
  • Apr 6 James Drury, American actor (The Virginian), dies of natural causes at 85
  • Apr 7 Hal Willner, American music producer (Lost In The Stars: The Music of Kurt Weill; Stay Awake: Various Interpretations of Music from Vintage Disney Films; The Carl Stalling Project), dies with symptoms of Covid-19 at 64
  • Apr 9 Jocelyn Barrow, British race relations campaigner (Card) and 1st black female governor of the BBC, dies at 90

Person of interestStirling Moss

Apr 12 Stirling Moss, British auto racer (16 x F1 Grands Prix; World F1 Drivers C'ship runner-up 1955-58; 12 Hours of Sebring 1954) and broadcaster (ABC F1, NASCAR), dies at 90

Auto Racer Stirling Moss
Auto Racer
Stirling Moss
  • Apr 12 Tim Brooke-Taylor, English comedian (The Goodies), dies of COVID-19 complications at 79
  • Apr 15 Brian Dennehy, American actor (Cocoon, Death of a Salesman), dies at 81
  • Apr 16 Howard Finkel, American pro wrestling ring announcer (WWE Hall of Fame), dies from stroke complications at 69
  • Apr 16 Steve Cash, YouTube personality (Talking Kitty Cat), commits suicide at 40
  • Apr 19 Steve Dalkowski, American baseball player and inspiration for Bull Durham film, dies of COVID-19 complications at 80

Person of interestTom Lester

Apr 20 Tom Lester, American television actor (Green Acres - "Eb"), dies at 81 from complications related to Parkinson’s disease

Actor Tom Lester
Actor
Tom Lester
  • Apr 22 Shirley Knight, American actress (Endless Love, Desperate Housewives), dies at 83
  • Apr 22 Terence Frisby, English actor and playwright (There's a Girl in My Soup), dies at 87
  • Apr 23 Bernardino Lombao, Spanish handballer (Atlético de Madrid 1967-69), coach (Nat basketball teams) and TV presenter (De Olimpia a Los Ángeles, Objetivo 92), dies at 81
  • Apr 24 Lynn Faulds Wood, Scottish television presenter (Watchdog), dies of a stroke at 72
  • Apr 28 Michael Robinson, Irish soccer striker (24 caps, Republic of Ireland; Brighton & Hove Albion) and Spanish TV host (Canal+, El día después), dies from melanoma at 61
  • Apr 29 Irrfan Khan, Indian film producer & actor (Paan Singh Tomar, Slumdog Millionaire, Life of Pi), dies of cancer at 53
  • Apr 29 Jill Gascoine, British stage and pioneering TV actress (The Gentle Touch- "Maggie Forbes"), and novelist, dies of Alzheimer's disease at 83
  • Apr 30 Rishi Kapoor, Indian Bollywood actor and director (Bobby, Do Dooni Chaar), dies at 67