On This Day in Film & TV for April 13

Events in Film & TV

  • 1956 KETA TV channel 13 in Oklahoma City, OK (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1964 36th Academy Awards: "Tom Jones" (Best Film), Patricia Neal (Hud) and Sidney Poitier (Lilies Of The Field) win; Poitier first Black actor in a leading role to win a competitive Oscar
  • 1990 Final episode of Pat Sajak's late night TV show on CBS
  • 1993 Tom Stoppard's play "Arcadia" premieres in London directed by Trevor Nunn, starring Rufus Sewell, Felicity Kendal and Bill Nighy
  • 1994 Asteroid 7373 Takei discovered and named after Star Trek actor George Takei
  • 2000 "When Louis Met..." documentary by Louis Theroux premieres on BBC2 in the UK featuring Jimmy Saville
  • 2000 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
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 2002 "Law & Order" actor Benjamin Bratt (38) weds actress-model Talisa Soto (35) in San Francisco, California
  • 2009 Actor Michael Biehn (52) weds actress Jennifer Blanc (35)
  • 2017 "New Girl" actress Hannah Simone (36) weds musician Jesse Giddings in a secret ceremony

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Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1949 C. V. France, British actor (The Skin Game, Adventure in Blackmail), dies at 80
  • 1952 [Rosalie] Julia Cuypers, Flemish actress (Adelaarsjong), dies at 79
  • 1973 Balraj Sahni [Yudhishthir], Indian Bollywood actor (Dharti Ke Lal), dies of cardiac arrest at 59
  • 1974 Stanley Smith, American actor and singer (King of Jazz; Soup to Nuts; Good News), dies at 71
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