On This Day

Events in Film & TV on April 28

  • 1937 1st animated cartoon electric sign displayed (NYC)
  • 1955 WBIQ TV channel 10 in Birmingham, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1957 WSOC TV channel 9 in Charlotte, North Carolina (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1957 4th National Film Awards (India): "Kabuliwala" wins the Golden Lotus
  • 1959 KLOE TV channel 10 in Goodland, KS (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1959 KPLR TV channel 11 in Saint Louis, MO (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1959 6th National Film Awards (India): "Sagar Sangamey" wins the Golden Lotus
  • 1960 WIPM TV channel 3 in Mayaguez, PR (PBS) begins broadcasting

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1965 Barbra Streisand stars on "My Name is Barbra" special on CBS

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand

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1966 38th Academy Awards: "The Sound of Music", Julie Christie & Lee Marvin win

  • 1981 "We’re Fighting Back" premieres on CBS in the US, based on the formation of the Guardian Angels

Historic DiscoveryPripyat: Nuclear Wasteland

1986 Soviet TV news program Vremya announces a nuclear accident at Chernobyl nuclear power station, 2 days after the event
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'I Love You Pripyat, Forgive Me!' scrawled on the walls of a Pripyat clinic during its hasty evacuation after the Chernobyl disaster
'I Love You Pripyat, Forgive Me!' scrawled on the walls of a Pripyat clinic during its hasty evacuation after the Chernobyl disaster

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2014 Craig Ferguson announces he will leave "The Late Late Show" at the end of 2014

Actor & Comedian Craig Ferguson
Actor & Comedian
Craig Ferguson

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2017 Gwyneth Paltrow brand Goop and Condé Nast announce they will be launching a quarterly publication together

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2018 Danny Devito Day declared in Jersey for 17th November by Mayor John Moor of Asbury Park

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2019 TV series "Game of Thrones: The Long Night" episode debuts with the longest battle ever screened (nearly 80 mins), surpassing "Lord of the Rings" Battle of Helm's Deep (44 mins)

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2019 Disney says Marvel film "Avengers: Endgame" made estimated $1.2 billion worldwide, first film to make more than 1 billion on opening

Actor Chadwick Boseman
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Chadwick Boseman
Actor, producer and screenwriter Vin Diesel
Actor, producer and screenwriter
Vin Diesel
Actor Chris Pratt
Actor
Chris Pratt
  • 2020 US Department of Defense releases three declassified videos of possible UFOs from 2004 and 2015