On This Day

Events in Film & TV on April 12

Film release premierFilm Premier

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)

Actress Greta Garbo
Actress
Greta Garbo
  • 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"

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

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

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