Events in Film & TV on April 15

  • 1948 KCPX (now KTVX) TV channel 4 in Salt Lake City, UT (ABC) 1st broadcast
  • 1953 WHP TV channel 21 in Harrisburg, PA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1954 KARK TV channel 4 in Little Rock, AR (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1954 WHO TV channel 13 in Des Moines, IA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1957 KTVI TV channel 2 in Saint Louis, MO (ABC) begins broadcasting

Film tv awardsEmmy Awards

1958 10th Emmy Awards: Gunsmoke, Robert Young & Jane Wyatt win

Actress Jane Wyatt
Actress
Jane Wyatt
  • 1966 KHET TV channel 11 in Honolulu, HI (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1970 WMGZ TV channel 16 in Mayaguez, PR ([M]) begins broadcasting
  • 1970 WPSJ TV channel 14 in Ponce, PR ([P]) begins broadcasting

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

1971 43rd Academy Awards: "Patton", George C Scott & Glenda Jackson win

Music concertMusic Concert

1972 Barbra Streisand, James Taylor, Carole King & Quincy Jones perform at a benefit for George McGovern for President

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand
Composer & Singer Quincy Jones Jr
Composer & Singer
Quincy Jones Jr
  • 1983 Tokyo Disneyland opens
  • 1984 "Human Comedy" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 13 performances
  • 1990 "In Living Color" premieres on FOX-TV
  • 1991 Former child actor Adam Rich charged with burglary

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1992 Jay Leno's final appearance as permanent guest host of Tonight

TV Host and Comedian Jay Leno
TV Host and Comedian
Jay Leno

Hall of fameHall of Fame

1992 William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy & DeForest Kelley inducted into National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame

Film release premierFilm Premier

1997 The disaster film "Volcano" directed by Mick Jackson starring Tommy Lee Jones and Anne Heche premieres in South Korea

Actress Anne Heche
Actress
Anne Heche

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

2012 TV comedy drama "Girls" created by and starring Lena Dunham premieres on HBO

Writer, Actress and Producer Lena Dunham
Writer, Actress and Producer
Lena Dunham
Actor Adam Driver
Actor
Adam Driver
  • 2014 US TV series "Fargo" created by Noah Hawley, starring Billy Bob Thornton, Allison Tolman, Colin Hanks, and Martin Freeman premieres on FX