Events in Film & Television in April 1968

  • Apr 1 KEMO (now KOFY) TV channel 20 in San Francisco, CA (IND) 1st broadcast

Film release premierFilm Premier

Apr 2 "2001 A Space Odyssey" directed by Stanley Kubrick and starring Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood, premieres at the Uptown Theater in Washington, D.C.

Film Director Stanley Kubrick
Film Director
Stanley Kubrick
Sci-Fi Author Arthur C. Clarke
Sci-Fi Author
Arthur C. Clarke
  • Apr 8 40th Academy Awards postponed to Apr 10th due to death of Martin Luther King
  • Apr 8 WKPI TV channel 22 in Pikeville, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

Apr 10 40th Academy Awards: "In the Heat of the Night", Rod Steiger & Katherine Hepburn win

  • Apr 11 WHED TV channel 15 in Hanover, NH (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Apr 24 ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by Pete Tountas