On This Day

Events in Film & Television in April 2019

  • Apr 4 Kathie Lee Gifford leaves NBC's "Today" show after 11 years
  • Apr 7 WrestleMania XXXV, Metlife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ: Becky Lynch beats Raw women's champion Ronda Rousey and SmackDown champion Charlotte Flair to win both titles
  • Apr 8 Actress Allison Mack pleads guilty to sex-trafficking charges for her involvement in sex cult NXIVM

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 13 BTS is the first K-pop band to perform on US TV show "Saturday Night Live"

K-Pop Star Jimin
K-Pop Star
Jimin

Music releaseAlbum Release

Apr 17 Beyoncé releases a live album of her 2018 Coachella performance on the same day as her Netflix documentary "Homecoming"

  • Apr 21 Ukrainian comedian Volodymyr Zelensky wins the country's presidential election in a landslide

Film release premierFilm Premier

Apr 22 Marvel film "Avengers: Endgame" directed by Anthony and Joe Russo starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans and an ensemble cast, premieres in Los Angeles

Actor Chris Evans
Actor
Chris Evans
Actor, Producer and Screenwriter Vin Diesel
Actor, Producer and Screenwriter
Vin Diesel
Actor Chris Pratt
Actor
Chris Pratt

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

Apr 28 TV series "Game of Thrones: The Long Night" episode debuts with the longest battle ever screened (nearly 80 mins), surpassing "Lord of the Rings" Battle of Helm's Deep (44 mins)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 28 Disney says Marvel film "Avengers: Endgame" made estimated $1.2 billion worldwide, first film to make more than 1 billion on opening

Actor Chadwick Boseman
Actor
Chadwick Boseman
Actor, Producer and Screenwriter Vin Diesel
Actor, Producer and Screenwriter
Vin Diesel
Actor Chris Pratt
Actor
Chris Pratt
  • Apr 29 Sports Illustrated features a Muslim model, Halima Aden, in a Burkini for the first time in their swimsuit edition