Events in Film & TV on April 5

  • 1948 WGN TV channel 9 in Chicago, IL (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1949 Fireside Theater debuts on US television.
  • 1953 WEYI TV channel 25 in Saginaw, MI (CBS) begins broadcasting

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1961 Barbra Streisand appears on "Jack Paar Show"

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

1965 37th Academy Awards: "My Fair Lady", Rex Harrison & Julie Andrews (Mary Poppins) win awards

Actress/Singer Julie Andrews
Actress/Singer
Julie Andrews
Actor Rex Harrison
Actor
Rex Harrison
  • 1966 WTVX TV channel 34 in Ft Pierce-Vero Beach, FL (IND) 1st broadcast
  • 1970 WSNS TV channel 44 in Chicago, IL (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1971 WNJT TV channel 52 in Trenton, NJ (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1984 "Human Comedy" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 13 performances
  • 1987 Fox TV network premieres showing "Married With Children" and "The Tracey Ullman Show"

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1989 David Letterman becomes 1st network TV series to use dolby stereo

Comedian and Television Host David Letterman
Comedian and Television Host
David Letterman

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1990 Paul Newman wins a court victory over Julius Gold, to keep giving all profits from Newman foods to charity

Actor & Entrepreneur Paul Newman
Actor & Entrepreneur
Paul Newman

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1996 Marlon Brando makes anti-semetic remarks about hollywood on Larry King

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1997 Steve Irwin's "The Crocodile Hunter" debuts

Naturalist and TV Star Steve Irwin
Naturalist and TV Star
Steve Irwin
  • 2003 18th Soap Opera Digest Awards - General Hospital wins
  • 2063 Earth's 1st contact with the extra-terrestrial Vulcan species in the Star Trek universe