On This Day in Film & TV for April 14

Events in Film & TV


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1894 1st public showing of Thomas Edison's kinetoscope (moving pictures)

Inventor Thomas Edison
Inventor
Thomas Edison
  • 1953 WHYN (now WGGB) TV channel 40 in Springfield-Holyoke, MA (ABC) begins
  • 1955 WBRZ TV channel 2 in Baton Rouge, LA (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1956 Ampex Corp demonstrates 1st commercial videotape recorder
  • 1959 KDIN TV channel 11 in Des Moines, IA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1961 1st live television broadcast from Soviet Union

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

1969 41st Academy Awards: "Oliver", Cliff Robertson & Katharine Hepburn and Barbra Streisand win (1st ever tie for best actress)

Actress Katharine Hepburn
Actress
Katharine Hepburn
Actor Cliff Robertson
Actor
Cliff Robertson
Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • 1969 KEET TV channel 13 in Eureka, CA (PBS) begins broadcasting

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

1980 52nd Academy Awards: "Kramer vs Kramer", Dustin Hoffman & Sally Field win

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2013 Comedian Kevin Hart is arrested on suspicion of drunk driving in California

Comedian and Actor Kevin Hart
Comedian and Actor
Kevin Hart

Film release premierFilm Release

2017 "The Fate of the Furious" directed by F. Gary Gray, starring Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson opens worldwide - highest-grossing weekend at $532 million

Actor & Professional Wrestler The Rock
Actor & Professional Wrestler
The Rock

Music concertMusic Concert

2018 Beyoncé is the first black woman to headline the Coachella Music Festival, her performance on this day the most-watched performance ever on YouTube


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1889 James Stephenson, British actor (Letter, Espionage Agent, Nancy Drew), born in Selby, Yorkshire, England (d. 1941)
  • 1895 Mary Marquet, Russian actress (Matter of Resistance), born in St Petersburg, Russia (d. 1979)
  • 1897 Olga Chekhova, Russian-German actress (Italian Strawhat, Cry of the Children), born in Aleksandropol, Erivan Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1980)
  • 1897 Claire Windsor, American actress (The Blot), born in Cawker City, Kansas (d. 1972)
  • 1898 Lee Tracy, American actor (Dinner at Eight, Martin Kane Private Eye), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1968)
  • 1900 Salvatore Baccaloni,Italian opera singer and actor (Merry Andrew, Rock-a-Bye Baby), born in Rome, Italy (d. 1969)

Person of interestJohn Gielgud

1904 Sir John Gielgud, British stage and screen actor and director (Arthur, Hamlet, Ages of Man), born in London, England (d. 2000)

  • 1907 Phyllis Konstam, British actress (Murder, Skin Game), born in London, England (d. 1976)
  • 1913 John Howard, American actor (The Philadelphia Story, My Three Sons), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1995)
  • 1917 Valerie Hobson, North Ireland, actress (Great Expectations)
  • 1918 Mary Healy, American actress ( The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T, He Married his Wife), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2016)
  • 1922 Maria Luisa Bemberg, filmmaker

Person of interestRod Steiger

1925 Rod Steiger, American actor (Illustrated Man, Pawnbroker), born in Westhampton, New York (d. 2002)

  • 1926 Gloria Jean, American actress and singer (Never Give a Sucker an Even Break), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1926 Liz Renay [Pearl Elizabeth Dobbins], American actress (Desperate Living), born in Chandler, Arizona (d. 2007)
  • 1927 Dany Robin, French actress (Follow the Boys, Topaz, Jupiter, Julietta), born in Clamart, France (d. 1995)
  • 1929 Gerry Anderson, English television producer, (d. 2012)
  • 1930 Bradford Dillman, American actor (Compulsion, Piranha, Sudden Impact, Enforcer), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2018)
  • 1930 Jay Robinson, American actor (Born Again, Malibu Bikini Shop), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1932 Bob Grant, English actor (d. 2003)
  • 1935 Joan Darling, actress (Frieda-Owen Marshall), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1936 Kenneth Mars, American actor
  • 1940 Patricia Bruder, American actress (Ellen-As the World Turns), born in Brooklyn, New York

Person of interestJulie Christie

1941 Julie Christie, British actress (Darling, Doctor Zhivago), born in Chukua, Assam, India

  • 1945 Derek Leckenby, rocker/actor (Mrs Brown You've Got a Lovely Daughter)
  • 1949 Sonja Kristina [Shaw], English songwriter and actress (Hair, Curved Air), born in Brentwood, England
  • 1949 John Shea, actor (Honeymoon, New Life, Lois & Clark), born in North Conway, New Hampshire
  • 1950 Anna M "Ansje" Beentjes, actress (Blindgangers)
  • 1950 Randolph Powell, actor (Alan-Dallas, Logan's Run), born in Iowa City, Iowa
  • 1953 Eric Tsang, Hong Kong actor, director and TV host (Super Trio series), born in Hong Kong
  • 1955 Simone Griffeth, Savannah Georgia, actress (Death Race 2000, Amanda's)
  • 1957 Lothaire Bluteau, Canadian actor
  • 1957 Richard Jeni, American comedian (d. 2007)
  • 1958 John D'Aquino, American actor
  • 1958 Peter Capaldi, Scottish actor (12th Doctor in Doctor Who, The Thick of It), born in Glasgow
  • 1960 Brian Forster, rocker (Partridge Family Drums)

Person of interestBrad Garrett

1960 Brad Garrett [Brad H. Gerstenfeld], American actor and comedian (Everybody Loves Raymond), born in Los Angeles, California

  • 1961 John Clarke, actor (Mickey-Days of Our Life)

Person of interestRobert Carlyle

1961 Robert Carlyle, British actor (Trainspotting, The Full Monty), born in Glasgow, Scotland

  • 1965 Tom Dey, American film director
  • 1968 Anthony Michael Hall, American actor (SNL, Breakfast Club), born in Boston, Massachusetts

Person of interestAdrien Brody

1973 Adrien Brody, American actor (The Pianist, The Grand Budapest Hotel), born in NYC, New York

  • 1975 Amy Dumas, American professional wrestler
  • 1975 Veronika Zemanová, Czech model

Person of interestSarah Michelle Gellar

1977 Sarah Michelle Gellar, actress (Kendall-All My Children, Buffy the Vampire Slayer), born in NYC, New York

  • 1978 Paul O'Brien, Australian actor
  • 1979 Rebecca DiPietro, American model
  • 1980 Ben Wells, American actor
  • 1986 Anne Watanabe, Japanese model
  • 1993 Vivien Cardone, an American actress
  • 1993 Graham Phillips (actor), American actor
  • 1996 Abigail Breslin, American child actress

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

1956 Actress Vera Miles (25) weds actor Gordon Scott (29)

Actress Vera Miles
Actress
Vera Miles

HeartWedding of Interest

1958 Film director Stanley Kubrick (29) weds actress Christiane Harlan (25)

Film Director Stanley Kubrick
Film Director
Stanley Kubrick

HeartWedding of Interest

1976 The Washington Post reporter Carl Bernstein (32) weds writer and director Nora Ephron (34) at a civil ceremony in Manhattan

Investigative Reporter Carl Bernstein
Investigative Reporter
Carl Bernstein

HeartWedding of Interest

1976 Actress Doris Day (54) weds restaurateur Barry Comden

Singer and Actress Doris Day
Singer and Actress
Doris Day
  • 2007 Supermodel Esther Canadas (30) weds MotoGP rider Sete Gibernau (34) in Spain
  • 2007 Two and a Half Men actress Melanie Lynskey (29) weds actor Jimmi Simpson (31) in a chapel overlooking a vineyard on Lake Hayes, near Queenstown, New Zealand
  • 2007 "Rocky" film series actor Carl Weathers (59) weds award-winning producer Jennifer Peterson on a seaside wedding in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
  • 2016 Actor Trai Byers (32) weds Grace Gealey at a mansion on Grand Cayman Island
  • 2017 Actress and model Nicky Whelan (36) weds former NFL player-turned-actor Kerry Rhodes (34) at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles

Divorces in Film & TV


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1994 Musician Billy Joel & supermodel Christie Brinkley announce plans to divorce

Pianist, songwriter, and composer Billy Joel
Pianist, songwriter, and composer
Billy Joel

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1934 Gerald du Maurier, British actor (Power, Escape!, Masks and Faces), at 61
  • 1934 Karl Dane, Danish-American comedian and actor (The Big Parade) dies at 47
  • 1964 Earle Hodgins, actor (Guestward Ho!), dies at 64
  • 1965 Leonard Mudie, British actor (Magnetic Monster, British Intelligence), dies of heart ailment at 82
  • 1973 Magda Janssens, Flemish actress (Nederlands in 7 Lessons), dies at 88

Person of interestFredric March

1975 Fredric March, American actor (Inherit the Wind), dies of prostate cancer at 77

  • 1976 Maude Prickett, actress (Rosie-Hazel), dies at 60
  • 1980 Tom Fadden, actor (Duffeild-Broken Arrow, Cimarron City), dies at 84
  • 1984 Dionisis Papagiannopoulos, Greek actor (b. 1912)
  • 1985 Noele Gordon, British actress (Crossroads) dies at 65
  • 1986 Horst Bastian, German writer and screenwriter, dies at 46
  • 1990 Peter Dunn, actor (Invaders from Mars) dies
  • 1995 Burl Ives, American folk singer and actor (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), dies from complications of mouth cancer at 85
  • 1996 William K Everson, film historian, dies at 67
  • 1999 Ellen Corby [Hansen], American actress (The Waltons, Vertigo, Caged), dies of natural causes at 87
  • 1999 Anthony Newley, British actor and singer-songwriter (Doctor Dolittle; Goldfinger theme; Willy Wonka score), dies at 67
  • 2004 Micheline Charest, French Canadian television producer (b. 1953)
  • 2008 Ollie Johnston, American animator and the last living member of Disney's Nine Old Men, dies at 95
  • 2008 Miguel Galvan, Mexican actor/comedian. (b. 1957)
  • 2011 Trevor Bannister, British actor (Are You Being Served?), dies at 76
  • 2013 John S Ragin, American actor (Dr Astin-Quincy ME), dies at 83