Events in Film & TV on April 25

Sports History

1947 Lou Thesz beats Whipper Watson in St Louis, to win National Wrestling Association world heavyweight title

  • 1954 WDEF TV channel 12 in Chattanooga, TN (CBS) begins broadcasting

Music Premiere

1956 Noël Coward's musical "South Sea Bubble" premieres in London

  • 1957 WUHY TV channel 35 in Philadelphia, PA (PBS) begins broadcasting

Television Finale

1964 "New Phil Silvers Show" last airs on CBS-TV

  • 1964 11th National Film Awards (India): "Shehar Aur Sapna" wins the Golden Lotus
  • 1978 ABC premiere of crime drama "Vega$"
  • 1983 "Nightline" expands from ½ hour to a full hour
  • 1988 American news program "Nightline" goes on location to Jerusalem Israel
  • 1990 Hong Kong actress Carina Lau is abducted by Triad members
  • 1991 Lucy Simon & Marsha Norman's musical "The Secret Garden", based on Frances Hodgson Burnett's novel, starring Daisy Eagan and Mandy Patinkin, opens at St James Theater, NYC; runs for 706 performances, winning 3 Tony Awards

Film & TV History

2009 Elijah Wood is honored with the Midnight Award by the San Francisco International Film Festival

Academy Awards

2021 93rd Academy Awards: "Nomadland" wins best film, director (Chloé Zhao), and lead actress (Frances McDormand); Anthony Hopkins best actor