Events in Film & TV on April 9

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Actress Mae West
Actress
Mae West
  • 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 awardsFilm Awards

1962 34th Academy Awards: "West Side Story", Sophia Loren & Maximillian Schell win

Actress Sophia Loren
Actress
Sophia Loren
  • 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 novel by 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 awardsFilm 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 awardsFilm Awards

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

  • 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
  • 2009 "Star Trek" film reboot directed by J.J. Abrams, starring Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto premieres at the Sydeny Opera House, Australia
  • 2009 Mockumentary "Parks and Recreation" starring Amy Poehler, Nick Offerman and Aziz Ansari debuts on NBC in the US