Events in Film & TV on April 27

  • 1986 Captain Midnight (John R MacDougall) hacks into and interrupts HBO
  • 1986 Cy Coleman and Dorothy Fields' musical "Sweet Charity" starring Gwen Verdon, opens at the Minskoff Theatre, NYC; runs for 368 performances, and wins a Tony Award for choreographer Bob Fosse

Music Concert

1998 Rock for the Rainforest benefit concert held at Carnegie Hall, NYC; performers include: Sting, Elton John, James Taylor, Madonna, Billy Joel, Joe Cocker, Emmylou Harris, Roberta Flack, Wynonna Judd, and Tsidii Leloka

Television Premiere

2014 "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" late-night talk and news show fronted by John Oliver premieres on HBO