On This Day

Events in Film & TV on April 13

  • 1956 KETA TV channel 13 in Oklahoma City, OK (PBS) begins broadcasting

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1964 36th Academy Awards: "Tom Jones" (Best Film), Patricia Neal (Hud) and Sidney Poitier (Lilies Of The Field) win; Poitier first Black actor in a leading role to win a competitive Oscar

  • 1990 Final episode of Pat Sajak's late night TV show on CBS

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1994 Asteroid 7373 Takei discovered and named after Star Trek actor George Takei

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2000 "When Louis Met..." documentary by Louis Theroux premieres on BBC2 in the UK featuring Jimmy Saville

Broadcaster Louis Theroux
Broadcaster
Louis Theroux
  • 2003 49th British Academy Television Awards: "Alistair McGowan's Big Impression" Best Comedy, "Spooks" Best Drama

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2009 US record producer Phil Spector is found guilty of second-degree murder of actress Lana Clarkson in 2003

Music Producer Phil Spector
Music Producer
Phil Spector

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2015 "Avengers: Age of Ultron", directed by Joss Whedon, starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo and Jeremy Renner, premieres in Los Angeles

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2019 BTS is the first K-pop band to perform on US TV show "Saturday Night Live"

K-Pop Star Jimin
K-Pop Star
Jimin

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2021 Voice actor Hank Azaria who is white apologizes for voicing Indian character Apu on "The Simpsons" for 30 years

Actor Hank Azaria
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Hank Azaria
Fictional TV Character Homer Simpson
Fictional TV Character
Homer Simpson