On This Day

Events in Film & TV on April 21

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1925 Noël Coward's "Fallen Angels" premieres in London

Playwright, Director and Singer Noël Coward
Playwright, Director and Singer
Noël Coward

Film release premierFilm Release

1928 "The Passion of Joan of Arc", directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer, starring Renée Jeanne Falconetti and Eugène Silvain, is released in Denmark

French Soldier and National Heroine Joan of Arc
French Soldier and National Heroine
Joan of Arc
  • 1930 "All Quiet on the Western Front" based on the novel by Erich Maria Remarque, directed by Lewis Milestone and starring Louis Wolheim and Lew Ayres premieres in Los Angeles (Academy Awards Outstanding Production 1930)
  • 1940 1st $64 Question, "Take It or Leave It," on CBS Radio
  • 1962 9th National Film Awards (India): "Bhagini Nivedita" wins the Golden Lotus
  • 1984 "Nightline" reverts back from 1 hour to ½ hour

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1984 After 37 weeks Michael Jackson's album "Thriller" is knocked off as top album by movie soundtrack for "Footloose"

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1986 Geraldo Rivera opens Al Capone's vault on live TV and finds nothing, except great ratings for his spectacle

Gangster Al Capone
Gangster
Al Capone
TV Host and News Personality Geraldo Rivera
TV Host and News Personality
Geraldo Rivera

Music releaseMusic Recording

1988 Barbra Streisand records "You'll Never Know"

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • 1990 "Cartoon All Stars to Rescue" shown on all 4 TV networks

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

1993 Action TV series "Walker, Texas Ranger" starring Chuck Norris debuts on CBS

  • 1995 British sitcom "Father Ted" written by Arthur Mathews & Graham Linehan, starring Dermot Morgan premieres on Channel 4
  • 2002 48th British Academy Television Awards: "The Sketch Show" Best Comedy, "Cold Feet" Best Drama

Music awardsCMT Music Awards

2004 38th CMT Flameworthy Video Music Awards: Toby Keith, Shania Twain & Kenny Chesney win

Singer Shania Twain
Singer
Shania Twain
Country Singer and Actor Toby Keith
Country Singer and Actor
Toby Keith

Film release premierFilm Premier

2010 "Shrek Forever After" directed by Mike Mitchell with voices by Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz and Eddie Murphy premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival

Actor Eddie Murphy
Actor
Eddie Murphy
Actress Cameron Diaz
Actress
Cameron Diaz
Actor and Comedian Mike Myers
Actor and Comedian
Mike Myers
  • 2019 Ukrainian comedian Volodymyr Zelensky wins the country's presidential election in a landslide