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
  • 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, LA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1958 KVIQ TV channel 6 in Eureka, CA (NBC/ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1963 Soap operas "General Hospital" & "Doctors" premier on TV
  • 1968 KEMO (now KOFY) TV channel 20 in San Francisco, CA (IND) 1st broadcast

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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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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
  • 1990 CBS fires sportscaster Brent Mussburger
  • 1992 5th Largest wrestling crowd (64,287-Toronto SkyDome)

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

  • 2012 32nd Golden Raspberry Awards: Jack and Jill wins