Events in Film & Television in April 1954

  • Apr 1 WQED TV channel 13 in Pittsburgh, PA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Apr 7 WALB TV channel 10 in Albany, GA (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Apr 9 WECT TV channel 6 in Wilmington, NC (NBC/CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Apr 9 7th Cannes Film Festival: "Gate of Hell" directed by Teinosuke Kinugasa wins the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film
  • Apr 10 KRGV TV channel 5 in Weslaco, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Apr 15 KARK TV channel 4 in Little Rock, AR (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Apr 15 WHO TV channel 13 in Des Moines, IA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Apr 16 KVAL TV channel 13 in Eugene, OR (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Apr 24 WSEE TV channel 35 in Erie, PA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Apr 25 WDEF TV channel 12 in Chattanooga, TN (CBS) begins broadcasting

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Apr 26 "Seven Samurai", Japanese film directed by Akira Kurosawa, starring Toshiro Mifune, is released

Actor & Writer Toshiro Mifune
Actor & Writer
Toshiro Mifune
Film Director and Screenwriter Akira Kurosawa
Film Director and Screenwriter
Akira Kurosawa