Events in Film & TV on April 4

  • 1914 Film serial "Perils of Pauline" shown for the first time in Los Angeles

Theater Premiere

1932 George Bernard Shaw's comedy play "Too True To Be Good" premieres in NYC; runs for 59 performances

  • 1949 WKRC TV channel 12 in Cincinnati, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 KFDA TV channel 10 in Amarillo, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting

Film & TV History

1958 Cheryl Crane (14), daughter of actress Lana Turner, stabs to death organized crime figure Johnny Stompanato, her mother's boyfriend, in self-defense; crime later ruled a "justifiable homicide"

  • 1975 British sitcom "The Good Life" starring Richard Briers, Felicity Kendal, Paul Eddington and Penelope Keith debuts on BBC One
  • 1988 Last broadcast of British soap opera "Crossroads" on ITV

WrestleMania

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

Film & TV History

1994 American actor Tony Curtis undergoes heart-bypass surgery

Music History

1996 Revival of Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee's stage drama "Inherit the Wind", starring George C. Scott and Charles Durning, opens at Royale Theater, NYC; runs for 45 performances

  • 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