Events in Film & TV on April 6

Film & TV History

1889 George Eastman begins selling his Kodak flexible rolled film for the first time

1st Animated Film

1906 World's 1st animated cartoon is released, "Humorous Phases of Funny Faces" by J. Stuart Blackton

Film Release

1931 "A Connecticut Yankee" film based on novel by Mark Twain, directed by David Butler, starring Will Rogers is released

  • 1931 1st broadcast of "Little Orphan Annie" on NBC-radio

Music History

1976 1st quadrophonic movie track: "Ladies & Gentlemen The Rolling Stones"

  • 1986 CBS' fact based "Nobody's Child", story of Marie Balter
  • 1987 Los Angeles Dodger's GM Al Campanis appears on TV program ABC News: Nightline saying Blacks may not be equipped to be in baseball management, sparking a racial controversy
  • 1991 Former child actor Adam Rich arrested for breaking into a pharmacy

Film & TV History

1994 Chuck Jones found guilty of breaking into beauty queen Marla Maples' home

Film & TV History

1996 American actor Marlon Brando makes anti-Semitic remarks about Hollywood on "Larry King Live", stating that the 'Jews control Hollywood'

Film Premiere

2009 "Star Trek" film reboot directed by J.J. Abrams, starring Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto premieres in Austin, Texas

  • 2014 WrestleMania XXX, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA (75,167): Daniel Bryan defeats Batista and Randy Orton in Triple Threat title match

Film & TV History

2021 Jeff Bezos, worth $177 billion, tops Forbes Billionaires list of 2,755 people, including new entry Kim Kardashian