On This Day in Film & TV for April 18

Events in Film & TV

  • 1979 "Real People" premieres on NBC TV

Music releaseMusic Recording

1988 Barbra Streisand records "Warm All Over"

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • 1998 51st British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "The Full Monty" Best Film, Baz Luhrmann Best Director
  • 2004 50th British Academy Television Awards: "Little Britain" Best Comedy, "Buried" Best Drama

Film release premierFilm Premier

2013 "Iron Man 3", directed by Shane Black, starring Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow, premieres in London

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1871 Henry Stephenson, British actor (Conquest, Little Old NY, Mr Lucky), born in Grenada, British West Indies (d. 1956)
  • 1884 Magda Janssens, Belgian-Dutch actress and acting teacher (Maria Stuart), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1973)
  • 1890 James Rennie, Canadian actor (Lash, Little Damozel), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1903 Leonid Kinskey, Russian actor (Casablanca, Duck Soup), born in St Petersburg, Russia (d. 1998)
  • 1904 Pigmeat Markham, comedian (Here Comes da Judge-Laugh In), born in Durham, North Carolina (d. 1981)
  • 1908 Eric Spear, British film and TV composer (Coronation Street theme)
  • 1913 Albert "Al" Hodge, American actor (Captain Video, Green Hornet), born in Ravenna, Ohio (d. 1979)
  • 1922 Barbara Hale, American actress (Della Street in Perry Mason), born in DeKalb, Illinois (d. 2017)
  • 1922 Avril Angers, British stand-up comedian and actress (Coronation Street, The Family Way), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2005)
  • 1925 Bob Hastings, American actor (McHale's Navy, All in the Family), born in Brooklyn, New York, (d. 2014)
  • 1926 Gunter Meisner, German actor (Between Wars, Quiller Memorandum)
  • 1929 Peter Jeffrey, actor (Dr Phibes Rides Again, Twinsanity)
  • 1930 Clive Revill, actor (Legend of Hell House), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • 1934 James Drury, American actor (Virginian), born in NYC, New York
  • 1934 Mark Kingston, actor (Intimate Contact)
  • 1936 Harold Innocent, [HS Harrison], English actor (Tall Guy)
  • 1937 Robert Hooks, actor (Fast Walking, Aaron Loves Angela), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1940 Skip Stephenson, comedian (Real People), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 1992)
  • 1946 Hayley Mills, actress (Parent Trap, Pollyanna), born in London, England

Person of interestJames Woods

1947 James Woods, American actor (Salvador, Against All Odds), born in Vernal, Utah

  • 1947 Lori Martin, actress (Velvet-National Velvet), born in Glendale, California
  • 1950 Kenny Ortega, American film and TV producer and choreographer

Person of interestRick Moranis

1953 Rick Moranis, Canadian actor (SCTV, Honey I Shrunk the Kids, Spaceballs), born in Toronto, Ontario

Actor and Musician Rick Moranis
Actor and Musician
Rick Moranis
  • 1956 Eric Roberts, Miss, actor (Pope of Greenwich Village, King of Gypsies)
  • 1956 John James, actor (Jeff Colby-Dynasty), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1956 Melody Thomas Scott, actress (Nikki-Young & Restless)
  • 1956 Anna Kathryn Holbrook, American actress
  • 1956 Poonam Dhillon, Indian actress
  • 1958 Bernadette Robi, model/ex-wife of football player Lynn Swann
  • 1961 Jane Leeves, actress (Murphy Brown, Daphne Moon-Fraiser), born in London, England
  • 1961 Steve Lombardi, American wrestler

Person of interestConan O'Brien

1963 Conan Chris O'Brien, American TV host (Late Night), born in Brookline, Massachusetts

TV Host Conan O'Brien
TV Host
Conan O'Brien
  • 1963 Eric McCormack, Canadian-American actor (Will and Grace)
  • 1964 Rithy Panh, Cambodian film director
  • 1967 Maria Bello, American actress
  • 1968 Mary Birdsong, American actress
  • 1968 David Hewlett, Canadian actor (Stargate Universe), born in Redhill, Surrey, England
  • 1971 Tamara Braun, American actress

Person of interestDavid Tennant

1971 David Tennant [McDonald], Scottish actor (Doctor Who, Broadchurch), born in Bathgate, Scotland

  • 1972 Eli Roth, American film director

Person of interestMelissa Joan Hart

1976 Melissa Joan Hart, american actress (Clarissa, Sabrina), born in Smithtown, New York

  • 1979 Kourtney Kardashian, American reality television star, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1984 America Ferrera, American actress
  • 1989 Alia Shawkat, American actress
  • 1994 Moises Arias, American Actor

Weddings in Film & TV

HeartWedding of Interest

1956 Grace Kelly marries Prince Rainier III of Monaco (civil ceremony)

Actress Grace Kelly
Grace Kelly

Divorces in Film & TV

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1994 Roseanne Barr Arnold files for divorce from Tom Arnold

Comedienne and Actress Roseanne Barr
Comedienne and Actress
Roseanne Barr

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1921 Earnest [Bachigaloupi] Tourniaire, Dutch actor (Inkwartiering, Kloris & Roses), dies at 70
  • 1939 Theo Mann, actress (Pink Bernd, Hedda Gabler), dies at 88
  • 1945 Ernest T Pyle, British/US newscaster, killed in WW II at 44
  • 1949 Will Hay [William Thomson Hay], British comedian, actor and amateur astronomer, dies from a stroke at 60
  • 1959 Irving Cummings Sr, American silent screen actor and director (In Old Ariz), dies at 70
  • 1969 Piotr F Scharoff, Russian-Italian actor and director (Chechov), dies at 82
  • 1974 Betty Compson, actress (Barker, Weary River, Drag Net), dies at 77
  • 1975 Rob Touber, [Robert J Noordervliet), chansonnier/director, dies at 38
  • 1984 John Lee Mahin, screenwriter, dies of emphysema at 81
  • 1984 Francis De Wolff, British character actor (A Christmas Carol, From Russia With Love), dies at 71
  • 1988 Pierre Desproges, French humorist (b. 1939)
  • 1990 Robert D Webb, American director and actor (Love Me Tender, Jackals), dies at 87
  • 1990 Gory Guerrero, professional wrestler (b. 1921)
  • 1992 Florence Randall, model and designer (Bill Blass), dies at 54 of cancer
  • 2002 Wahoo McDaniel, American football player and professional wrestler (b. 1938)
  • 2009 Stephanie Parker, Welsh actress (b. 1987)

Person of interestDick Clark

2012 Dick Clark [Richard Wagstaff Clark], American radio and television personality (American Bandstand), dies from a heart attack at 82

Radio and Television Personality Dick Clark
Radio and Television Personality
Dick Clark