On This Day in Film & TV for April 21

Events in Film & TV

  • 1925 Noël Coward's "Fallen Angels" premieres in London
  • 1928 "The Passion of Joan of Arc", directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer, starring Renée Jeanne Falconetti and Eugène Silvain, is released in Denmark
  • 1930 "All Quiet on the Western Front" based on the novel by Erich Maria Remarque, directed by Lewis Milestone and starring Louis Wolheim and Lew Ayres premieres in Los Angeles (Academy Awards Outstanding Production 1930)
  • 1940 1st $64 Question, "Take It or Leave It," on CBS Radio
  • 1962 9th National Film Awards (India): "Bhagini Nivedita" wins the Golden Lotus
  • 1974 "Julie and Dick In Covent Garden", music and comedy special starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke, with Carl Reiner, premieres on ABC-TV
  • 1984 "Nightline" reverts from 1 hour to ½ hour format
  • 1984 After 37 weeks Michael Jackson's album "Thriller" is knocked off as top album by movie soundtrack for "Footloose"
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Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1814 Béni Egressy, Hungarian composer, librettist, and actor, born in Kazincbarcika, Hungary (d. 1851)
  • 1822 Hannibal Goodwin, Episcopal priest who patented a method for making film used in Thomas Edison's Kinetoscope, born in Taughannock, New York (d. 1900)
  • 1870 Edwin S. Porter, American film pioneer and producer (Jack and the Beanstalk), born in Connellsville, Pennsylvania (d. 1941)
  • 1886 Charles "Charlie" Naughton, Scottish actor (Frozen Limits), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1976)
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1991 Olympic gold winning decathlete Bruce Jenner (now Caitlyn Jenner) weds Kris Kardashian in Bel Air, Los Angeles
  • 1993 Rolling Stone's bassist Bill Wyman (56) weds American actress Suzanne Accosta on French Riveria
  • 2007 Bolivian model Carla Morón weds architect Pedro Gantier at la Iglesia San Francisco de Santa Cruz

Divorces in Film & TV

  • 1952 American actor Clark Gable (50) and socialite Sylvia Ashley (47) divorce

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