On This Day

Events in Film & TV on April 18

  • 1930 BBC news announcer announces "there is no news" at 20:45 news bulletin, plays music instead
  • 1944 Leonard Bernstein & Jerome Robbins' ballet "Fancy Free" premieres in NYC
  • 1969 Greek actress and activist Melina Mercouri establishes Greek Aid Fund
  • 1979 "Real People" premieres on NBC TV

Music releaseMusic Recording

1988 Barbra Streisand records "Warm All Over"

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1994 Arsenio Hall announces he will end his show in May 1994

Comedian and TV Host Arsenio Hall
Comedian and TV Host
Arsenio Hall
  • 1998 51st British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "The Full Monty" Best Film, Baz Luhrmann Best Director
  • 2004 50th British Academy Television Awards: "Little Britain" Best Comedy, "Buried" Best Drama

Film release premierFilm Premier

2013 "Iron Man 3", directed by Shane Black, starring Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow, premieres in London

  • 2018 “Black Panther” is the first film shown at a commercial cinema in 35 years in Saudi Arabia as cinemas are reopened