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

Music releaseAlbum Release

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