Events in Film & TV on April 28

  • 1928 RCA and GE install three test television sets in homes in Schenectady, New York, allowing trials of inventor E.F.W. Alexanderson's first home television receiver; a poor and unsteady 1.5 square inch picture was received from radio transmitter
  • 1937 1st animated cartoon electric sign displayed (NYC)
  • 1955 WBIQ TV channel 10 in Birmingham, Alabama (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1957 4th National Film Awards (India): "Kabuliwala" wins the Golden Lotus
  • 1957 WSOC TV channel 9 in Charlotte, North Carolina (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1959 6th National Film Awards (India): "Sagar Sangamey" 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
  • 1960 WIPM TV channel 3 in Mayaguez, PR (PBS) begins broadcasting

Television Premiere

1965 "My Name is Barbra", Barbra Streisand's first television special, premieres on CBS

TV Show Appearance

1975 Ringo Starr appears on "The Smothers Brothers Show", singing Hoyt Axton's "No No Song", and John Lennon is the guest on Tom Snyder's "Tomorrow" program, in what turns out to be his final television interview

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

Pripyat: Nuclear Wasteland

1986 Soviet TV news program Vremya announces a nuclear accident at Chernobyl nuclear power station, 2 days after the event

  • 1997 Ringo Starr's fourth All-Starr Band debuts in concert; members include: Peter Frampton, Jack Bruce, Gary Brooker, Simon Kirke, and Mark Rivera

Film & TV History

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

Film & TV History

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

Film & TV History

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

Film & TV History

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

Television Debut

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)

  • 2020 US Department of Defense releases three declassified videos of possible UFOs from 2004 and 2015