Events in Film & TV on April 19

Millions Come Up to See Mae West

1927 Actress Mae West found guilty of “obscenity and corrupting the morals of youth” in a New York stage play entitled "Sex". She is sentenced to 10 days in prison and fined $500, the resulting publicity launches her Hollywood career.

Film & TV History

1934 Shirley Temple appears in her 1st feature length film, "Stand Up & Cheer"

  • 1935 "Bride of Frankenstein" horror film classic and sequel to "Frankenstein" starring Boris Karloff and Elsa Lancaster is released
  • 1948 American Broadcasting Company (ABC) TV network debuts
  • 1953 WAFB TV channel 9 in Baton Rouge, LA (CBS) begins broadcasting

Film Premiere

1967 "Casino Royale" James Bond comedy film starring David Niven and Peter Sellers premieres. Based on the Ian Fleming novel.

Murder of Interest

1971 Charles Manson sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Sharon Tate

Music Recording

1973 Barbra Streisand records "Between Yesterday & Tomorrow"

Film & TV History

1990 Marla Maples appears on ABC's Prime-Time

  • 1995 Chopper 4 1st used on WNBC TV (NYC) news