On This Day in Film & TV for April 9

Events in Film & TV


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1928 Mae West's NYC debut in a daring new play "Diamond Lil"

Actress Mae West
Actress
Mae West
  • 1954 WECT TV channel 6 in Wilmington, NC (NBC/CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1954 7th Cannes Film Festival: "Gate of Hell" directed by Teinosuke Kinugasa wins the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

1962 34th Academy Awards: "West Side Story", Sophia Loren & Maximillian Schell win

Actress Sophia Loren
Actress
Sophia Loren
  • 1967 Shortwave broadcaster Radio NY Worldwide's transmitter burns down

Film release premierFilm Release

1976 "All the President's Men", directed by Alan J. Pakula, based on the novel by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward detailing their Watergate investigation, starring Dustin Hoffman and Robert Redford, is released

Actor Dustin Hoffman
Actor
Dustin Hoffman
Investigative Reporter Carl Bernstein
Investigative Reporter
Carl Bernstein
Actor Robert Redford
Actor
Robert Redford

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

1979 51st Academy Awards: "The Deer Hunter", Jon Voight & Jane Fonda win

Actress Jane Fonda
Actress
Jane Fonda
Actor Jon Voight
Actor
Jon Voight

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

1984 56th Academy Awards: "Terms of Endearment", Robert Duvall & Shirley MacLaine win

  • 1990 "Capital News" starring Lloyd Bridges premieres on ABC-TV
  • 2000 53rd British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "American Beauty" Best Film, Pedro Almodovar Best Director
  • 2009 "Star Trek" film reboot directed by J.J. Abrams, starring Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto premieres at the Sydeny Opera House, Australia
  • 2009 Mockumentary "Parks and Recreation" starring Amy Poehler, Nick Offerman and Aziz Ansari debuts on NBC in the US

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1891 John Gobau, Flemish/Dutch actor (Electricity, Hostage Rights)
  • 1898 Paul Robeson, American singer (Old Man River), actor and civil rights activist, born in Princeton, New Jersey (d. 1976)
  • 1900 Allen Jenkins, American actor (Hey Jeannie, Top Cop, Girl Habit), born in Staten Island, New York (d. 1974)
  • 1901 Sharon Lynn, American actress (Way Out West, Big Broadcast), born in Weatherford, Texas (d. 1963)
  • 1901 Paul Willis, American actor (The Little Lumberjack, Little Kaintuck), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1960)
  • 1903 Ward Bond, American actor (Wagon Train, It's a Wonderful Life), born in Benkelman, Nebraska (d. 1960)
  • 1904 Lyle Latell, American actor (Not of the Earth, Dick Tracy's Dilemma, Sky Dragon), born in Alma, Iowa (d. 1967)
  • 1906 Rafaela Aparicio [Rafaela Díaz Valiente], Spanish actress, born in Málaga, Spain (d. 1996)
  • 1909 Robert Helpmann, Mount Gambier, Australia, actor/dancer (Second Time Lucky, The Red Shoes)
  • 1911 Albert Remy, Sevres France, actor (Grand Prix, Gigot, Train)
  • 1917 Brad Dexter, American actor (d. 2002)
  • 1921 Frankie Thomas, American actor (Tom Corbett Space Cadet), born in NYC, New York
  • 1923 Dann Cahn, American film editor (I Love Lucy, Beverly Hillbillies), born in Hollywood, California (d. 2012)
  • 1932 Cheeta, chimpanzee actor
  • 1933 Jean-Paul Belmondo, French actor (Casino Royale, Magnifique), born in Paris, France
  • 1935 Avery Schreiber, comedian (My Mother the Car), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1937 Valerie Singleton, British broadcaster
  • 1939 Michael Learned, actress (Olivia-Waltons, Nurse), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1941 Hannah Gordon, actress (Oh Alfie)
  • 1941 Chu Song-woong, Korean stage actor (d. 1985)
  • 1942 Brandon De Wilde, American actor (Jamie, Wild in the Sky), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1948 Jaya Bachchan, Indian actress
  • 1950 Nathan Cook, actor (Milton-White Shadow, Billy-Hotel), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1954 Dennis Quaid, actor (Big Easy, Dreamscape, Right Stuff), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1957 Brian Alexander, British broadcaster
  • 1963 Joe Scarborough, American television personality
  • 1965 Paulina Porizkova, Prostejov Czech, model (Playboy-Aug 87)
  • 1965 Mark Pellegrino, American actor

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1966 Cynthia Nixon, American actress (Addams Family Values, Pelican Brief), born in NYC, New York

Actress Cynthia Nixon
Actress
Cynthia Nixon
  • 1971 Austin Peck, Hawaii, actor (Austin Reed-Days of Our Lives)
  • 1974 Sharon Pelletier, Madawaska Maine, Miss America-Maine (1996)
  • 1975 David Gordon Green, American filmmaker
  • 1979 Keshia Knight Pulliam, actress (Rudy-Crosby), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1979 Keith Nobbs, American actor
  • 1980 Yoanna House, American model
  • 1982 Jay Baruchel, Canadian actor
  • 1984 Linda Chung, Hong Kong actress and singer
  • 1986 Leighton Meester, American actress
  • 1987 Jesse McCartney, American actor and singer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1990 Kristen Stewart, American actress (Bella Swan-The Twilight Saga), born in Los Angeles, California

  • 1998 Elle Fanning, American Actress

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

1966 Sophia Loren marries married Carlo Ponti in Paris

Actress Sophia Loren
Actress
Sophia Loren

Divorces in Film & TV


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2012 Salsa artist Marc Anthony (42) divorces pop star and actress Jennifer Lopez (43) due to irreconcilable differences after 7 years of marriage

Singer and Actress Jennifer Lopez
Singer and Actress
Jennifer Lopez

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1852 John Howard Payne, American actor, playwright (Fair Warning), author and creator of the hit song "Home! Sweet Home!", dies at 60
  • 1909 Helena Modrzejewska, Polish-American actress, dies from Bright's disease at 68
  • 1923 Mauritius H Binger, director and producer (Living Ladder), dies
  • 1940 Mrs Patrick Campbell, English actress (Outcast Lady, Riptide), dies
  • 1980 Kathleen Burke, American actress (Island of Lost Souls), dies at 66
  • 1991 Maurice Binder, title designer (James Bond Movies), dies at 73
  • 1992 Ruth Hammond, American Broadway actress, dies in her sleep at 96
  • 1994 Marcel Ichac, French alpinist/director (Karakoram), dies at 87
  • 2006 Vilgot Sjöman, Swedish writer and film director (b. 1924)
  • 2011 Sidney Lumet, American film director (b. 1924)
  • 2017 Peter Hansen, American actor (General Hospital), dies at 95