Events in Film & TV on April 21

Music History

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

Film Release

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

  • 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

Television Premiere

1974 "Julie and Dick In Covent Garden", music and comedy special starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke, with Carl Reiner, premieres on ABC-TV

  • 1984 "Nightline" reverts from 1 hour to ½ hour format

Music History

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

Film & TV History

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

Music Recording

1988 Barbra Streisand records "You'll Never Know"

  • 1990 "Cartoon All Stars to Rescue" shown on all 4 TV networks

Television 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
  • 1997 Ashes of Timothy Leary & "Star trek" creator Gene Roddenberry launched into space orbit
  • 2002 48th British Academy Television Awards: "The Sketch Show" Best Comedy, "Cold Feet" Best Drama

CMT Music Awards

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

Music Concert

2004 Rock for the Rainforest benefit concert held at Carnegie Hall, NYC; performers include: Sting, Elton John, James Taylor, Billy Joel, Bette Midler, and Little Jimmy Scott

Film Premiere

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

Election of Interest

2019 Ukrainian comedian Volodymyr Zelensky wins the country's presidential election in a landslide