Events in Film & TV on April 30

  • 1598 1st theater performance in America (Spanish comedy-Rio Grande)

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1939 NBC/RCA 1st public TV demo with FDR at opening of NY World's Fair

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 1945 "Arthur Godfrey Time" begins a 27 year run on CBS radio
  • 1952 Mr Potato Head is 1st toy advertised on television
  • 1969 WEDB TV channel 40 in Berlin, NH (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1977 Billy Graham beats Bruno Sammartino in Baltimore, to become WWF champ
  • 1979 Mary Therese Friel, (New York), crowned 28th Miss USA
  • 1985 "Shoah", French documentary about the Holocaust, directed by Claude Lanzmann, starring Richard Glazar and Raul Hilberg, premieres in Paris
  • 1989 Critics Siskel & Ebert film their 500th TV movie-review show
  • 1992 208th & final episode of "The Cosby Show" on NBC-TV

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1997 42 million watch Ellen DeGeneres admit she is gay

Comedian and TV Star Ellen DeGeneres
Comedian and TV Star
Ellen DeGeneres

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2008 Heidi Klum launches her clothing line for Jordache

Supermodel Heidi Klum
Supermodel
Heidi Klum