On This Day

Events in Film & TV on April 6

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

Founder of the Eastman Kodak Company George Eastman
Founder of the Eastman Kodak Company
George Eastman

Film Release1st Animated Film

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

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A frame from "Humorous Phases of Funny Faces", released in 1906
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  • 1931 1st broadcast of "Little Orphan Annie" on NBC-radio

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

Humorist Will Rogers
Humorist
Will Rogers
Author Mark Twain
Author
Mark Twain

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

1959 31st Academy Awards: "Gigi", Susan Hayward & David Niven win

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

Drummer Charlie Watts
Drummer
Charlie Watts
  • 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

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

Actress and Model Marla Maples
Actress and Model
Marla Maples

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

Actor Marlon Brando
Actor
Marlon Brando
TV and Radio Host Larry King
TV and Radio Host
Larry King

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

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

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

Amazon Entrepreneur Jeff Bezos
Amazon Entrepreneur
Jeff Bezos
TV Personality and Model Kim Kardashian
TV Personality and Model
Kim Kardashian