On This Day in Film & TV for April 27

Events in Film & TV


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1982 Trial of John W Hinckley Jr attempted assassin of Reagan, begins

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • 1986 Captain Midnight (John R MacDougall) interrupts HBO

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1873 Harry O'Connor, American actor (Stranger than Fiction, The Long Lane's Turning), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1971)
  • 1875 Lumsden Hare, Irish actor (Oregon Trail, Desert Fox, Young Bess), born in Ireland (d. 1964)
  • 1878 Frank Alvin Gotch, American professional wrestler (d. 1917)
  • 1884 Louis de Bree [Louis Davids], actor (De man zonder hart, The Cross-Patch, Bluejackets), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1971)
  • 1888 Florence La Badie, Canadian-American actress (Cinderella, The Evidence of the Film), born in NYC, New York (d. 1917)
  • 1902 Kitty Kelly, American actress (Ladies of the Jury, Behind Office Doors), born in NYC, New York (d. 1968)
  • 1911 Colin Gordon, Ceylon, actor (John-Baron)
  • 1912 Renato Rascel, actor (7 Hills of Rome, Secrets of Santa Vittoria)
  • 1918 John Alfred Scali, journalist/correspondent (ABC)
  • 1922 Daphne Anderson, actress (Beggar's Opera, Hobson's Choice), born in London, England

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1932 Casey Kasem, radio personality (American Top 40), born in Detroit, Michigan

Disc Jockey and Actor Casey Kasem
Disc Jockey and Actor
Casey Kasem
  • 1932 Anouk Aimée, French actress
  • 1937 Phil Jones, newsman (CBS)
  • 1937 Sandy Dennis, American actress (d. 1992)
  • 1949 Doug Sheehan, American actor (Ben-Knots Landing, Joe Kelly-General Hospital), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1949 Yoshiaki Fujiwara, wrestler (NJPW/PWF/UWF)
  • 1953 Arielle Dombasle, French singer and actress
  • 1957 Michel Barrette, Canadian actor and stand-up comedian
  • 1962 James LeGros, American actor (Point Break, Enemy of the State), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1963 Grant Show, actor (Jake-Melrose Place, Rick-Ryan's Hope)
  • 1963 Schae Harrison, Orange California, actress (Darla-Bold & Beautiful)
  • 1963 Cali Timmins, Canadian actress
  • 1963 Russell T. Davies, Welsh TV writer and executive producer (Doctor Who, Queer as Folk) born in Swansea, Wales
  • 1967 Erik Thomson, Australian actor
  • 1971 Hayley Carr, Salzburg Austria, actress (Courtney-As the World Turns)
  • 1971 Tess Daly, British television presenter
  • 1972 David Lascher, American actor (Josh-Clueless, Kidz in the Wood), born in NYC, New York
  • 1972 Maura West, actress (As the World Turns), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 1973 Andre Gower, American actor (Monster Squad), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1974 Johnny Devine, Canadian professional wrestler
  • 1975 Andre Gower, actor (Baby Makes 5, Fathers & Sons, Mr President)
  • 1976 Sally Hawkins, English film actress
  • 1977 Jerry Trainor, American actor (Drake & Josh, iCarly), born in San Diego, California
  • 1978 Adamantia Kontogiorgi, Greek actress
  • 1982 Katrina Johnson, American actress
  • 1983 Ari Graynor, American actress
  • 1986 Jenna Coleman, British Actress (Doctor Who), born in Blackpool, Lancashire
  • 1987 William Moseley, British actor
  • 1987 Emma Taylor-Isherwood, Canadian actress
  • 1989 Emily Rios, American actress (Andrea Cantillo-Breaking Bad), born in Los Angeles, California

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

1981 Beatle Ringo Starr marries actress Barbara Bach [Goldbach]

Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr
Actress Barbara Bach
Actress
Barbara Bach
  • 1996 Soap opera actor Lorenzo Lamas (38) weds Playboy model and actress Shauna Sand (24) in Rockland County, New York

HeartWedding of Interest

1996 Actress Robin Wright (30) weds actor Sean Penn (35) in Santa Monica, California

Actress Robin Wright
Actress
Robin Wright
Actor and Political Activist Sean Penn
Actor and Political Activist
Sean Penn

HeartWedding of Interest

2013 NBA great Michael Jordan (50) weds 2nd wife model Yvette Prieto at Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea in Palm Beach, Florida

Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan
Basketball Superstar
Michael Jordan

Divorces in Film & TV


Person of interestPerson of Interest

2004 Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry files for divorce from her second husband, R&B singer Eric Benet, six months after the couple separated

Actress Halle Berry
Actress
Halle Berry

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1873 William Charles Macready, British actor, manager, and diarist, dies at 80
  • 1950 Hobart Cavanaugh, American actor (Border Town, Black Angel), dies at 63
  • 1965 Alan Bunce, American radio and television actor (Homicidal, Ethel & Albert), dies at 64
  • 1965 Edward R Murrow, newscaster (Person to Person), dies at 57
  • 1969 Dino Terranova, actor (Young Dillinger), dies at 65
  • 1970 Arthur Shields, Irish actor (River, Enchanted Island), dies at 73
  • 1975 Nicholas Soussanin, actor (Last Command), dies at 86
  • 1977 Stanley Adams, actor (Lillies of the Field, Thunder Alley), dies at 61
  • 1982 Tom Tully, actor (Line-up, Shane), dies at 85
  • 1988 David Scarboro, British actor (b. 1968)
  • 1994 Lynne Frederick Unger, actress (Trail of Pink Panther), dies at 39
  • 1996 Joan Sterndale Bennett, actress (Elizabeth-Dark Shadows), dies at 86
  • 1997 Paul Lambert, actor (Tom-Executive Suite), dies at 73
  • 1998 Godrey Kenton, English stage actor, dies at 96
  • 1998 Godfrey Kenton, English actor (The Tempest, Well's Theater), dies at 96
  • 2009 Feroz Khan, Indian actor (b. 1939)
  • 2009 Woo Seung-yeon, South Korean actress and model (b. 1983)
  • 2011 Marian Mercer, American actress (b. 1935)
  • 2017 Vinod Khanna, Indian Bollywood actor (Mera Gaon Mera Desh), dies at 70