On This Day

Events in Film & TV on April 7

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

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

1970 42nd Academy Awards: "Midnight Cowboy", John Wayne & Maggie Smith 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"

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 & Professional Wrestler The Rock
Actor & Professional Wrestler
The Rock
  • 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