Events in Film & TV on April 3

Academy 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

TV Guide's First Issue

1953 American magazine "TV Guide" publishes 1st issue; cover features photo of Lucille Ball's new born baby boy, Desiderio Alberto Arnaz IV (later professionally known as Desi Arnaz, Jr.)

  • 1958 Abe Burrows, Richard and Marian Bissell's comedy "Say, Darling" opens at ANTA Theater, NYC; runs for 332 performances
  • 1961 Jacques Offenbach and Yip Harburg's musical "The Happiest Girl in the World", starring Cyril Ritchard and Justine Rule, opens at Martin Beck Theatre, NYC; runs for 97 performances
  • 1967 WNYE TV channel 25 in Brooklyn, NY (PBS) begins broadcasting

Film Premiere

1968 "Planet of the Apes", starring Charlton Heston and Roddy McDowell premiers nationally in the United States

Radio History

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

Music History

1991 "Penn and Teller - Refrigerator Tour" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC

Film & TV History

1995 Howard Stern gets in trouble for disparaging remarks about Selena

WrestleMania

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

  • 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

Music Concert

2012 Rock for the Rainforest benefit concert held at Carnegie Hall, NYC; performers include: Sting, Elton John, James Taylor, Jennifer Hudson, Rosanne Cash, Vince Gill, Esperanza Spaulding, Bruno Mars, Bryn Terfel, and Bill Clinton

WrestleMania

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"

Grammy Awards

2022 64th Grammy Awards: Jon Batiste wins Album of the Year, Olivia Rodrigo three awards including Best New Artist, Silk Sonic Best Song "Leave the Door Open" [1]