On This Day

Events in Film & Television in April 1990

  • Apr 1 "Ha!" comedy Channel on cable TV begins transmitting

Sport defeatWrestleMania

Apr 1 WrestleMania VI, Skydome, Toronto, ON (67,678): Ultimate Warrior beats Hulk Hogan for WWF Heavyweight and Intercontinental titles

Professional Wrestler Hulk Hogan
Professional Wrestler
Hulk Hogan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 5 Paul Newman wins a court victory over Julius Gold, to keep giving all profits from Newman foods to charity

Actor and Entrepreneur Paul Newman
Actor and Entrepreneur
Paul Newman

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

Apr 8 "Twin Peaks" created by David Lynch and starring Kyle MacLachlan premieres on ABC-TV

Filmmaker David Lynch
Filmmaker
David Lynch
  • Apr 9 "Capital News" starring Lloyd Bridges premieres on ABC-TV

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

Apr 12 Anime TV series "Moomin", based on Moomin children's books by Tove Jansson 1st appears on Tokyo TV

Author and Illustrator Tove Jansson
Author and Illustrator
Tove Jansson
  • Apr 13 Final episode of Pat Sajak's late night TV show on CBS
  • Apr 15 "In Living Color" premieres on FOX-TV

Music releaseTheater Premiere

Apr 16 August Wilson's play "The Piano Lesson", starring Charles S. Dutton, opens at Walter Kerr Theater NYC for 320 performances

Playwright August Wilson
Playwright
August Wilson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 19 Marla Maples appears on ABC's Prime-Time

Actress and Model Marla Maples
Actress and Model
Marla Maples
  • Apr 21 "Cartoon All Stars to Rescue" shown on all 4 TV networks
  • Apr 25 Hong Kong actress Carina Lau is abducted by Triad members