On This Day

Events in Film & TV on April 11

Film release premierFilm Premier

1955 "Marty" directed by Delbert Mann and starring Ernest Borgnine and Betsy Blair premieres in New York (Best Picture 1956)

Music releaseMusic Recording

1966 Frank Sinatra records "Strangers in the Night" single for his album of the same name. Later reaches #1 Billboard charts

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra
  • 1968 WHED TV channel 15 in Hanover, NH (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1971 WBFF TV channel 45 in Baltimore, MD (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1983 3rd Golden Raspberry Awards: "Inchon!" wins

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

1983 55th Academy Awards: "Gandhi", Ben Kingsley & Meryl Streep win

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

1988 60th Academy Awards: "The Last Emperor", Michael Douglas & Cher win

Actor Michael Douglas
Actor
Michael Douglas
Goddess of Pop  Cher
Goddess of Pop
Cher
  • 1991 NYC's Museum of Broadcasting becomes "Museum of Radio & Television"

Film tv awardsBAFTA Awards

1999 52nd British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "Shakespeare in Love" Best Film, Peter Weir Best Director

Playwright and Screenwriter Tom Stoppard
Playwright and Screenwriter
Tom Stoppard
  • 2010 "The night of Sora Aoi", Japanese porn actress Sora Aoi joins twitter prompting many Chinese fans to try and circumnavigate Chinese censorship

Film release premierFilm Premier

2012 "The Avengers", directed by Joss Whedon and starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo and Jeremy Renner, premieres in Los Angeles

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2015 Amy Schumer hosts the 2015 MTV Movie Awards

Comedian Amy Schumer
Comedian
Amy Schumer