On This Day

Events in Film & TV on April 9

Music releaseTheater Premiere

1928 Mae West's NYC debut in a daring new play "Diamond Lil"

Actress Mae West
Actress
Mae West

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

1950 Bob Hope's 1st TV appearance

Entertainer and TV Personality Bob Hope
Entertainer and TV Personality
Bob Hope
  • 1954 WECT TV channel 6 in Wilmington, NC (NBC/CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1954 7th Cannes Film Festival: "Gate of Hell" directed by Teinosuke Kinugasa wins the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

1962 34th Academy Awards: "West Side Story" (Best Picture, Director, and 8 more), Sophia Loren (Two Women) & Maximilian Schell (Judgement At Nuremberg) win

Actress Sophia Loren
Actress
Sophia Loren
Singer, Dancer and Actress Rita Moreno
Singer, Dancer and Actress
Rita Moreno
Actor Maximilian Schell
Actor
Maximilian Schell
  • 1967 Shortwave broadcaster Radio NY Worldwide's transmitter burns down

Film release premierFilm Release

1976 "All the President's Men", directed by Alan J. Pakula, based on the non-fiction book by journalists Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward detailing their Watergate investigation, starring Dustin Hoffman and Robert Redford, is released

Actor Dustin Hoffman
Actor
Dustin Hoffman
Investigative Reporter Carl Bernstein
Investigative Reporter
Carl Bernstein
Actor Robert Redford
Actor
Robert Redford

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

1979 51st Academy Awards: "The Deer Hunter", Jon Voight & Jane Fonda win

Actress Jane Fonda
Actress
Jane Fonda
Actor Jon Voight
Actor
Jon Voight

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

1984 56th Academy Awards: "Terms of Endearment", Robert Duvall & Shirley MacLaine win

  • 1986 TV show "Dallas" announces it will revive killed Bobby Ewing character
  • 1990 "Capital News" starring Lloyd Bridges premieres on ABC-TV
  • 2000 53rd British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "American Beauty" Best Film, Pedro Almodovar Best Director

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

2009 Mockumentary "Parks and Recreation" starring Amy Poehler, Nick Offerman and Aziz Ansari debuts on NBC in the US

Actress and Comedian Amy Poehler
Actress and Comedian
Amy Poehler
Actor Chris Pratt
Actor
Chris Pratt