On This Day

Events in Film & TV on April 4

  • 1914 Film serial "Perils of Pauline" shown for the first time in Los Angeles
  • 1949 WKRC TV channel 12 in Cincinnati, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 KFDA TV channel 10 in Amarillo, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1958 Cheryl Crane aged 14, daughter of actress Lana Turner, stabs to death organized crime figure Johnny Stompanato, her mother's boyfriend, in self-defence. The crime was later ruled a "justifiable homicide"

Actress Lana Turner
Actress
Lana Turner

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

1960 32nd Academy Awards: "Ben-Hur", Charlton Heston & Simone Signoret win

  • 1975 British sitcom "The Good Life" starring Richard Briers, Felicity Kendal, Paul Eddington and Penelope Keith debuts on BBC One

Sport defeatWrestleMania

1993 WrestleMania IX, Caesar's Palace, LV, NV: Yokozuna beats Bret Hart for WWF Heavyweight title

Professional Wrestler Hulk Hogan
Professional Wrestler
Hulk Hogan
  • 2019 Kathie Lee Gifford leaves NBC's "Today" show after 11 years
  • 2020 WrestleMania XXXVI, WWE Performance Center, Orlando FL, Part 1: The Undertaker defeats AJ Styles in a Boneyard match; Becky Lynch beats Shayna Baszler to retain Raw Women's C'ship