Events in Film & TV on April 26

Film Release

1954 "Seven Samurai", Japanese film directed by Akira Kurosawa, starring Toshiro Mifune, is released

  • 1967 KSPS TV channel 7 in Spokane, WA (PBS) begins broadcasting

Music History

1982 Rod Stewart is mugged, gunman steals his $50,000 Porsche on Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, California

  • 1987 "Barbara Cook: A Concert" closes at Ambassador NYC after 13 performances
  • 1991 "Dinosaurs" premieres on ABC-TV
  • 1992 "Growing Pains" final episode on ABC TV
  • 1992 "Who's The Boss" final episode after 8 years on ABC TV

Film & TV History

1993 NBC announces Conan O'Brien to replace David Letterman on "Late Night"

Television Premiere

1994 TV series "Due South" about Canadian Mounties starring Paul Gross premieres in Canada

  • 2009 55th British Academy Television Awards: "Harry and Paul" Best Comedy, "Wallander" Best Drama

Film Premiere

2010 "Iron Man 2", directed by Jon Favreau, starring Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow, premieres in Los Angeles

Music History

2013 Cory Monteith is reported to have completed treatment at a drug rehabilitation facility

Television Debut

2017 "The Handmaid's Tale" debuts on Hulu starring Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes and Yvonne Strahovski, based on the book by Margaret Atwood

Film & TV History

2018 Comedian Bill Cosby is found guilty of sexual assault in Pennsylvania