Events in Film & TV on April 23

  • 1896 Vitascope system of movie projection 1st shown at Koster & Bial's Music Hall (NYC)
  • 1948 KSTP TV channel 5 in St Paul-Minneapolis, MN (ABC) 1st broadcast
  • 1953 KTAR (now KPNX) TV channel 12 in Phoenix, AZ (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 WCOV TV channel 20 in Montgomery, AL (IND/CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 "Shane", directed by George Stevens and based on the 1949 novel by Jack Schaefer, starring Alan Ladd and Jean Arthur, is released
  • 1969 ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by Jim Chestney
  • 1989 CBS' premiere of fact based "The Littlest Victims", based on Newark, N.J. physician James Oleske as the first doctor to discover AIDS in children
  • 1996 49th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "Sense and Sensibility" Best Film, Michael Radford Best Director
  • 1996 42nd British Academy Television Awards: "Father Ted" Best Comedy, "Cracker" Best Drama
  • 2010 Matt Smith's first appearance as the 11th Doctor in BBC program "Doctor Who"

Film release premierFilm Premier

2013 "Star Trek Into Darkness" directed by J. J. Abrams starring Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto premieres in Sydney

Director, Producer and Writer J. J. Abrams
Director, Producer and Writer
J. J. Abrams

Music releaseAlbum Release

2016 Beyoncé releases her 6th album "Lemonade" with a 1 hour film on HBO