On This Day

Events in Film & TV on April 19

Millions Come Up to See Mae WestMillions 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.
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Mae West at the height of her career
Mae West at the height of her career

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1934 Shirley Temple appears in her 1st movie, "Stand Up & Cheer"

Actress and Diplomat Shirley Temple
Actress and Diplomat
Shirley Temple
  • 1948 American Broadcasting Company (ABC) TV network debuts
  • 1953 WAFB TV channel 9 in Baton Rouge, LA (CBS) begins broadcasting

Film release premierFilm Premier

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

Actor David Niven
Actor
David Niven
Actor and Comedian Peter Sellers
Actor and Comedian
Peter Sellers

MurderMurder of Interest

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

Murderer Charles Manson
Murderer
Charles Manson
Actress and Murder Victim Sharon Tate
Actress and Murder Victim
Sharon Tate

Music releaseMusic Recording

1973 Barbra Streisand records "Between Yesterday & Tomorrow"

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • 1995 Chopper 4 1st used on WNBC TV (NYC) news