(Monday, April 16, 1956, 9:00-9:30 p.m. EST) — En route to Rome by train, Lucy is spotted by a famous Italian cinema director and chosen to play a part in his new movie Bitter Grapes on tonight’s episode of the CBS sitcom television series I Love Lucy.
In 1997, TV Guide ranked this episode number 18 on its “100 Greatest Episodes of All Time” list.
(Thursday, April 16, 1936, 10:00 a.m. EST) — Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, a screwball comedy about a small-town poet who has to deal with the corruption of city life when he inherits a fortune, opened this morning at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
The film was directed by Frank Capra and starred Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur and George Bancroft.
Video: 'George Harrison on Today Show April 16, 1986'
(Wednesday, April 16, 1986) — In his first major television interview in years, former Beatle George Harrison appeared this morning in the second of a four-part feature on NBC’s Today, recorded at his Henley-on-Thames estate in England (possibly on Friday, Apr. 11, 1986).