On This Day

On This Day in Film & TV for April 19

Events in Film & TV


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1934 Shirley Temple appears in her 1st movie, "Stand Up & Cheer"

Actress and Diplomat Shirley Temple
Actress and Diplomat
Shirley Temple
  • 1948 American Broadcasting Company (ABC) TV network debuts
  • 1953 WAFB TV channel 9 in Baton Rouge, LA (CBS) begins broadcasting

Film release premierFilm Premier

1967 "Casino Royale" James Bond comedy film starring David Niven and Peter Sellers premieres. Based on the Ian Fleming novel.

Actor David Niven
Actor
David Niven
Actor and Comedian Peter Sellers
Actor and Comedian
Peter Sellers
  • 1971 Charles Manson sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Sharon Tate

Music releaseMusic Recording

1973 Barbra Streisand records "Between Yesterday & Tomorrow"

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • 1995 Chopper 4 1st used on WNBC TV (NYC) news

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1850 Theo Mann-Bouwmeester, Dutch actress (Pink Bernd, Hedda Gabler), born in Zutphen, Gelderland, Netherlands (d. 1939)
  • 1858 May Robson [Mary J Robison], Australian actress (Apple Annie), born in Moama, New South Wales, Australia (d. 1942)
  • 1888 William Axt, American film scores composer (The Prisoner of Zenda), born in NYC, New York (d. 1959)
  • 1891 Francoise Rosay [Françoise Bandy de Nalèche], French actress (Interlude, Women in Prison, Saraband), born in Paris, France (d. 1974)
  • 1897 Vivienne Segal, American Broadway actress (Pal Joey), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1992)
  • 1898 Constance Talmadge, American comedienne and actress (Intolerance), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1973)
  • 1899 George O'Brien, American actor (Sunrise: A Song of Two Human), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1985)
  • 1907 Alan Wheatley, British actor (The Adventures of Robin Hood), born in Tolworth, Surrey, England (d. 1991)
  • 1907 Lina Basquette, American actress (Paradise Park, Pleasure, Goldie), born in San Mateo, California (d. 1994)
  • 1920 Frank Fontaine, American comedian (Crazy Guggenheim), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 1978)
  • 1925 Hugh O'Brian, American actor (Wyatt Earp, Search), born in Rochester, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1930 Dick Sargent [Richard Stanford Cox ], American actor (Bewitched), born in Carmel, California (d. 1994)
  • 1931 Garfield Morgan, British actor (Odessa File, To Catch a Spy), born in Birmingham, Warwickshire (d. 2009)
  • 1933 Jayne Mansfield [Vera Jane Palmer], American actress (The Girl Can't Help It), born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania (d. 1967)

Person of interestDudley Moore

1935 Dudley Moore, English actor and comedian (10, Arthur, Bedazzled), born in London (d. 2002)

Actor, Comedian and Jazz Musician Dudley Moore
Actor, Comedian and Jazz Musician
Dudley Moore
  • 1937 Elinor Donahue, American actress (Father Knows Best, Get a Life), born in Tacoma, Washington

Person of interestJoseph Estrada

1937 Joseph Estrada, Filipino actor and 13th President of the Philippines (1998-01), born in Tondo, Philippines

President of the Philippines Joseph Estrada
President of the Philippines
Joseph Estrada
  • 1939 Ellen Weston, American actress (Betty-SWAT), born in NYC, New York
  • 1944 Margo MacDonald, Scottish national broadcaster and politician (MP for Glasgow Govan 1973-74), born in Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland (d. 2014)
  • 1946 Tim Curry, English actor (Rocky Horror Picture Show, Star Wars: The Clone Wars), born in Grappenhall, Cheshire, England
  • 1949 Paloma Picasso, French-Spanish businesswoman and jewelry designer (Tiffany & Co.) born in Vallauris, France
  • 1950 Earl Gardner, American jazz trumpeter (Saturday Night Live), born in NYC, New York
  • 1951 Barry Brown, American actor (Frederick Winterbourne-Daisy Miller), born in San Jose, California (d. 1978)
  • 1953 Ruby Wax, British actress (Girls on Top), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • 1957 Ge You, Chinese Actor (best actor Cannes 1994 "To Live"), born in Beijing, China
  • 1960 Nicoletta Braschi, Italian actress (The Tiger and the Snow), born in Cesena, Italy
  • 1965 Natalie Dessay, French soprano and actress, born in Lyon, France
  • 1966 El Samurai [Osamu Matsuda], Japanese professional wrestler (WAR/NJPW), born in Hanamaki, Iwate, Japan
  • 1968 Ashley Judd, American actress (Kuffs, Sisters), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1968 Thomas Nock, Swiss actor (Tartort, Gemini-Twin Stars), born in Zurich, Switzerland
  • 1968 Arshad Warsi, Indian film actor (Lage Raho Munna Bhai), born in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • 1969 Jesse James, American television personality (Jesse James Is a Dead Man), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1974 Akara Amarttayakul, Thai actor (Muay Thai Chaiya), born in Bangkok, Thailand
  • 1978 James Franco, American actor (The Disaster Artist), born in Palo Alto, California

Person of interestKate Hudson

1979 Kate Hudson, American actress (Almost Famous, You, Me and Dupree), born in Los Angeles, California

Actress Kate Hudson
Actress
Kate Hudson

Person of interestHayden Christensen

1981 Hayden Christensen, Canadian actor (Sam-Life as a House, Star Wars), born in Vancouver, British Columbia

  • 1981 Catalina Sandino Moreno, Colombian actress (Maria Full of Grace), born in Bogotá, Colombia
  • 1984 Lee Da-Hae, South Korean actress (My Girl), born in Seoul, South Korea
  • 1987 Oksana Akinshina, Russian actress (Sisters), born in Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • 1987 Courtland Mead, American actor (Dragonworld), born in Mission Viejo, California
  • 1989 Simu Liu, Canadian actor (Kim's Convenience), born in Harbin, China
  • 1990 Kim Chiu, Filipino Chinese actress 9Sana Maulit Muli ), born in Tacloban, Leyte, Philippines

Weddings in Film & TV


LoveWedding of Interest

1956 American actress Grace Kelly marries Monaco's Prince Rainier III (in Church)

Actress Grace Kelly
Actress
Grace Kelly

LoveWedding of Interest

1997 Tennis player champion Andre Agassi (26) weds actress and model Brooke Shields (31) in Monterey, California

Supermodel & Actress Brooke Shields
Supermodel & Actress
Brooke Shields
Tennis Legend Andre Agassi
Tennis Legend
Andre Agassi

LoveWedding of Interest

1997 Actor Chris O'Donnell (26) weds high school sweetheart Caroline Fentress (24)


Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1926 Sir Squire Bancroft [Butterfield], British actor and manager known for creating 'drawing-room comedy' (Haymarket), dies at 84
  • 1965 George Davis, Flemish actor (Private Lives, Devil May Care), dies at 75
  • 1980 Ethel Wilson, actress (Aunt Harriet-Aldrich Family), dies at 88
  • 1980 Tony Beckley, actor (Assault, When a Stranger Calls), dies at 51
  • 1983 Lorene Scott, actress (Faraway Hill), dies at 74
  • 1986 Alvin Childress, actor (Amos-Amos 'n' Andy), dies at 78
  • 1987 Hugh "Lumpy" Brannum, Actor (Mr Green Jeans), dies at 77
  • 1987 Hugh Brannum, American actor (Make Room for Daddy, The Fred Waring Show), dies at 77
  • 1991 Stanley Hawes, British-born Australian film producer, director and administrator (b. 1905)
  • 1992 Frankie Howerd, actor (Carry on Doctor, Up the Front), dies at 70
  • 1992 Pat Thompson, actress (Strictly Ballroom), dies at 51
  • 1994 Michael Carreras, film Director, dies at 67
  • 1994 Michel van Rooy, Dutch actor (Doctor Vlimmen, The Attack), dies at 43
  • 1998 Liam Sullivan, American singer and actor (Star Trek, The Magic Sword, Monroes), dies of a heart attack at 74
  • 2005 Ruth Hussey, American actress (Another Thin Man), dies at 93
  • 2005 George Pan Cosmatos, Greek film director (b. 1941)
  • 2007 Jean-Pierre Cassel, French actor (Trout), dies at 74
  • 2011 Elisabeth Sladen, British actress (b. 1946)
  • 2013 Allan Arbus, American actor and photographer (M*A*S*H, Greaser's Palace, Curb Your Enthusiasm), dies of congestive heart failure at 95