Events in Film & TV on April 12

Film Premiere

1932 "Grand Hotel" directed by Edmund Goulding and starring Greta Garbo and John Barrymore premieres in New York, includes the line "I want to be alone" (Best Picture/Production 1932)

  • 1953 KFDX TV channel 3 in Wichita Falls, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1982 3 CBS employees shot to death in NYC parking lot
  • 1987 CBS' premiere of fact-based World War II drama "Escape from Sobibor"

TV Show Appearance

1990 Anime TV series "Moomin", based on Moomin children's books by Tove Jansson 1st appears on Tokyo TV

  • 1991 2,500th episode of Entertainment Tonight airs
  • 1992 Euro Disney (Disneyland Paris) opens in Marne-la-Vallee, France

Theater Premiere

1992 Revival of Tennessee Williams' play "A Streetcar Named Desire", starring Alec Baldwin & Jessica Lange, opens at Ethel Barrymore NYC for 137 performances

Music Concert

1995 Rock for the Rainforest benefit concert held at Carnegie Hall, NYC; performers include: Sting, Elton John, James Taylor, Jon Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon, Billy Joel, Jessye Norman, and Geoffrey Oryema

Music Concert

1996 Rock for the Rainforest benefit concert held at Carnegie Hall, NYC; performers include: Sting, Elton John, James Taylor, Don Henley, Diana Ross, Robin Williams, Branford Marsalis, and Kenny Kirkland