Events in Film & TV on April 2

  • 1902 "Electric Theatre", the first full-time movie theater in the United States, opens in Los Angeles, California
  • 1950 WTAR (now WTKR) TV channel 3 in Norfolk, VA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1956 Soap operas "As the World Turns" & "Edge of Night" premiere on TV
  • 1960 KPEC TV channel 56 in Lakewood Center-Tacoma, WA (PBS) 1st broadcast
  • 1966 WJET TV channel 24 in Erie, PA (ABC) begins broadcasting

Film release premierFilm Premier

1968 "2001 A Space Odyssey" directed by Stanley Kubrick and starring Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood, premieres at the Uptown Theater in Washington, D.C.

Film Director Stanley Kubrick
Film Director
Stanley Kubrick
Sci-Fi Author Arthur C. Clarke
Sci-Fi Author
Arthur C. Clarke
  • 1971 Dark Shadows, American Gothic soap opera, concludes an almost 5 year run
  • 1973 CBS radio begins on the hour news, 24 hours a day

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

1974 46th Academy Awards: "The Sting", Glenda Jackson & Jack Lemmon win

  • 1978 TV soap show "Dallas" starring Larry Hagman and Barbara Bel Geddes premieres on CBS (as a 5 week mini-series)