On This Day

Events in Film & TV on April 1

Film release premierFilm Premier

1930 "The Blue Angel" starring Marlene Dietrich in her breakthrough role premieres in Germany

Actress and Singer Marlene Dietrich
Actress and Singer
Marlene Dietrich
  • 1947 Shin Takarajima (New Treasure Island) by Osamu Tezuka published, first manga cartoon in tankōbon form
  • 1953 KXMC TV channel 13 in Minot, ND (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1954 WQED TV channel 13 in Pittsburgh, PA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1955 WTVT TV channel 13 in Tampa-St Petersburg, FL (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • 1956 KPIC TV channel 4 in Roseburg, OR (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1957 WYES-TV channel 12 in New Orleans, Louisiana (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1958 KVIQ TV channel 6 in Eureka, CA (NBC/ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1963 American television soap opera premieres: "General Hospital" (ABC) & "Doctors" (NBC)
  • 1968 KEMO (now KOFY) TV channel 20 in San Francisco, California (IND) 1st broadcast
  • 1974 Pioneer Hall opens at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground, Florida

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1976 "Helter Skelter", detailing Charles Manson's cult "family", their capture, trial, conviction and aftermath, premieres on CBS

Murderer Charles Manson
Murderer
Charles Manson

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1978 "The Bob Newhart Show" last airs on NBC-TV

Comedian and Actor Bob Newhart
Comedian and Actor
Bob Newhart

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1981 CNN airs a videotape that shows that Tamara Rand predicted that Reagan is in danger from someone named Jack Humley (a hoax)

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • 1990 "Ha!" comedy Channel on cable TV begins transmitting

Sport defeatWrestleMania

1990 WrestleMania VI, Skydome, Toronto, ON (67,678): Ultimate Warrior beats Hulk Hogan for WWF Heavyweight and Intercontinental titles

Professional Wrestler Hulk Hogan
Professional Wrestler
Hulk Hogan

Sport defeatWrestleMania

2001 WrestleMania XVII, Astrodome, Houston, TX: 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin beats The Rock in a no disqualification match for the WWF Championship

Actor and Professional Wrestler Dwayne Johnson
Actor and Professional Wrestler
Dwayne Johnson

Sport defeatWrestleMania

2007 WrestleMania XXIII, Ford Field, Detroit, MI: John Cena beats Shawn Michaels; The Undertaker defeats Batista; Bobby Lashley downs Umaga

Professional Wrestler and Actor John Cena
Professional Wrestler and Actor
John Cena
Professional Wrestler Shawn Michaels
Professional Wrestler
Shawn Michaels

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2011 Alan Rickman's last performance in "Seminar" on Broadway

  • 2012 32nd Golden Raspberry Awards: Jack and Jill wins
  • 2012 WrestleMania XXVIII, Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL: The Rock defeats John Cena, titled "Once in a Lifetime"

Hall of fameHall of Fame

2014 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inducts Peter Gabriel, Hall & Oates, Kiss, Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt and Cat Stevens

Singer and songwriter Cat Stevens
Singer and songwriter
Cat Stevens
Rocker Kurt Cobain
Rocker
Kurt Cobain
Singer-Songwriter and Musician Dave Grohl
Singer-Songwriter and Musician
Dave Grohl