On This Day

Events in Film & TV on April 3

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

1930 2nd Academy Awards: "The Broadway Melody", Warner Baxter & Mary Pickford win. First time Academy Awards are broadcast on the radio.

  • 1949 KQW-AM in San Francisco CA changes call letters to KCBS
  • 1949 WLWS (now WCMH) TV channel 4 in Columbus, OH (NBC) begins broadcasting

Historic PublicationTV Guide's First Issue

1953 American magazine "TV Guide" publishes 1st issue, features on the cover the new born baby of actors Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz Jr.
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TV Guide's first edition with Desi Arnaz Jr. on the cover
TV Guide's first edition with Desi Arnaz Jr. on the cover
  • 1967 WNYE TV channel 25 in Brooklyn, NY (PBS) begins broadcasting

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

1978 50th Academy Awards: "Annie Hall", Richard Dreyfuss & Diane Keaton win

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1978 Larry King moves his radio show from Miami to Washington, D.C.

TV and Radio Host Larry King
TV and Radio Host
Larry King

Sport defeatWrestleMania

2005 WrestleMania XXI, Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA: Batista defeats Triple H; John Cena beats John "Bradshaw" Layfield

Professional Wrestler and Actor John Cena
Professional Wrestler and Actor
John Cena
  • 2010 Matt Smith's first appearance as the 11th Doctor in BBC program "Doctor Who" during "The Eleventh Hour" episode
  • 2011 WrestleMania XXVII, Georgia Dome, Atlanta GA (71,617): Edge defeats Alberto Del Rio; The Undertaker downs Triple H; The Miz beats John Cena
  • 2016 WrestleMania XXXII, AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX (101,763): Roman Reigns defeats Triple H; The Undertaker beats Shane McMahon in "Hell in a Cell"