On This Day in Film & TV for April 1

Events in Film & TV

  • 1930 "The Blue Angel" starring Marlene Dietrich in her breakthrough role premieres in Germany
  • 1947 Shin Takarajima (New Treasure Island) by Osamu Tezuka published, first manga cartoon in tankōbon form
  • 1953 KXMC TV channel 13 in Minot, ND (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1954 WQED TV channel 13 in Pittsburgh, PA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1955 WTVT TV channel 13 in Tampa-St Petersburg, FL (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • 1956 KPIC TV channel 4 in Roseburg, OR (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1957 WYES-TV channel 12 in New Orleans, Louisiana (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1958 KVIQ TV channel 6 in Eureka, CA (NBC/ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1984 American filmmaker Joel Coen (29) marries American actress Frances McDormand (26)
  • 1993 American actress Stefanie Powers (50) marries Frenchman Patrick de la Chenais (41); divorce in 1999

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Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1946 Noah Beery, American character actor (Story of Esther, The Mark of Zorro), dies at 64
  • 1966 Brian O'Brien, Irish novelist (At Swim-Two-Birds), dies at 54
  • 1988 Jim Jordan, American actor and radio comedian (Fibber McGee), dies from a blood clot at 91
  • 1993 Wayne Mack, American sportscaster (New Orleans Saints, Tulane University) and actor (Storyville), dies of cancer at 68
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