On This Day

Events in Film & TV on April 25

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

Professional Wrestler Lou Thesz
Professional Wrestler
Lou Thesz
  • 1954 WDEF TV channel 12 in Chattanooga, TN (CBS) begins broadcasting

Music releaseMusic Premiere

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

Playwright, Director and Singer Noël Coward
Playwright, Director and Singer
Noël Coward
  • 1957 WUHY TV channel 35 in Philadelphia, PA (PBS) begins broadcasting

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

Comedian and Actor Phil Silvers
Comedian and Actor
Phil Silvers
  • 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 "Nightline" goes on location to Jerusalem Israel
  • 1990 Hong Kong actress Carina Lau is abducted by Triad members

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

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