On This Day

Events in Film & TV on April 7

  • 1954 WALB TV channel 10 in Albany, GA (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1964 Hugh Martin and Timothy Gray's musical "High Spirits", based on Noel Coward's "Blithe Spirit", opens at Alvin Theater, NYC; runs for 375 performances

Playwright, Director and Singer Noël Coward
Playwright, Director and Singer
Noël Coward

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

1970 42nd Academy Awards: "Midnight Cowboy" - Best Picture, John Wayne (True Grit), and Maggie Smith (The Prime of Miss Jane Brody) win

Actor John Wayne
Actor
John Wayne
Actress Maggie Smith
Actress
Maggie Smith
  • 1971 WCJB TV channel 20 in Gainesville, FL (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting 3-judge US Circuit Court of Appeals

Sport defeatWrestleMania

1986 WrestleMania II at 3 locations: Hulk Hogan beats King Kong Bundy; Mr. T beats Roddy Piper in a boxing match

Professional Wrestler Hulk Hogan
Professional Wrestler
Hulk Hogan
Actor Mr. T
Actor
Mr. T
  • 1987 Al Campanis, Dodger executive for more than 40 years, resigns, after making racial remarks on "Nightline"

Music awardsCMT Music Awards

2003 37th CMT Flameworthy Video Music Awards: Toby Keith & Martina McBride win

Country Singer-Songwriter Martina McBride
Country Singer-Songwriter
Martina McBride
Country Singer and Actor Toby Keith
Country Singer and Actor
Toby Keith

Sport defeatWrestleMania

2013 WrestleMania XXVIII, MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ (80,676): John Cena defeats The Rock to win his record 11th WWE Championship

Professional Wrestler and Actor John Cena
Professional Wrestler and Actor
John Cena
Actor and Professional Wrestler Dwayne Johnson
Actor and Professional Wrestler
Dwayne Johnson
  • 2019 WrestleMania XXXV, Metlife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ: Becky Lynch beats Raw women's champion Ronda Rousey and SmackDown champion Charlotte Flair to win both titles