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Events In Film Score History
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April 1: David Raksin begins recording his score for Until They Sail (1957)
April 2: Clifford “Bud” Shank died (2009)
Marvin Hamlisch wins Oscars in all three music categories, for adapting The Sting and The Way We Were's score and title song (1974)
Serge Gainsbourg born (1928)
April 3: Edward Ward born (1900)
Ferde Grofe died (1972)
Jungle Book released in U.S. theaters (1942)
Lionel Bart died (1999)
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco born (1895)
Marvin Hatley born (1905)
Richard Bellis born (1946)
April 4: Brian May begins recording his score for Cloak & Dagger (1984)
Elmer Bernstein born (1922)
Miklos Rozsa begins recording his score for Madame Bovary (1949)
Miklos Rozsa wins his third and final Oscar, for his Ben-Hur score (1960)
Monty Norman born (1928)
April 5: Bent Aserud born (1950)
Bernhard Kaun born (1899)
Leo Erdody died (1949)
Robert B. & Richard M. Sherman win Oscars for Mary Poppins' score and song "Chim Chim Cher-ee" (1965)
Ron Jones records his score for the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Skin of Evil" (1988)
April 6: Andre Previn born (1929)
Born Free opens in Los Angeles (1966)
Christopher Franke born (1953)
Dimitri Tiomkin wins his fourth and final Oscar, for the Old Man and the Sea score (1959)
Fred Karlin begins recording his score to Inside the Third Reich (1982)
Gerry Mulligan born (1927)
John Green begins recording Leonard Rosenman's score for The Cobweb (1955)
Johnny Mandel begins recording his score for The Sandpiper (1965)
Patrick Doyle born (1953)
Ron Jones records his score for the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "The Icarus Factor" (1989)
April 7: Burt Bacharach wins song and score Oscars for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1970)
James Di Pasquale born (1941)
Kenyon Hopkins died (1983)
Laurence Rosenthal begins recording his score for the Logan's Run pilot (1977)
Ravi Shankar born (1920)
Roger Webb born (1934)
April 8: Eric Rogers died (1981)
From Russia With Love opens in New York (1964)
Jerry Goldsmith begins recording his score for Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971)
Maurice Jarre wins his first Oscar, for his Lawrence of Arabia score (1963)
Nino Rota and Carmine Coppola win the score Oscar for Godfather Part II; Jerry Goldsmith loses for the seventh time for Chinatown, reportedly wonders why he bothers to show up (1975)
Victor Schertzinger born (1890)
April 9: Arthur Benjamin died (1960)
Bill Conti wins his first Oscar, for The Right Stuff score; Michel Legrand wins his third Oscar, for Yentl's song score (1984)
Elmer Bernstein begins recording his score to The Gypsy Moths (1969)
Giorgio Moroder wins his first Oscar, for his Midnight Express score (1979)
Henry Mancini wins song and score Oscars for Breakfast at Tiffany's (1962)
Miklos Rozsa begins recording his score to Diane (1955)
Miklos Rozsa begins recording his score to The Seventh Sin (1957)
Toots Thielemans born (1922)
Toshiyuki Honda born (1957)
April 10: Claude Bolling born (1930)
Elmer Bernstein wins his only Oscar for, of all things, Thoroughly Modern Millie's score; Alfred Newman wins his final Oscar for Camelot’s music adaptation (1968)
John Barry wins his first two Oscars, for the score and song Born Free (1967)
Michel Legrand wins his second Oscar, for the Summer of '42 score; John Williams wins first Oscar for Fiddler on the Roof's music adaptation; Isaac Hays wins his first Oscar for the song "Theme From 'Shaft'" (1972)
Nino Rota died (1979)
Peter Bernstein born (1951)
Shirley Walker born (1945)
April 11: Herbert Stothart begins recording his score for Dragon Seed (1944)
John Williams wins his fourth Oscar, for E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial's score; Jack Nitzsche wins his Oscar for Officer and a Gentleman's song "Up Where We Belong"; Henry Mancini wins his fourth and final Oscar, for Victor/Victoria's song score (1983)
Ryuichi Sakamoto, David Byrne, Cong Su win Oscars for their Last Emperor score (1988)
April 12: Bruce Broughton begins recording his score to Eloise at the Plaza (2003)
David Raksin begins recording his score for Right Cross (1950)
Edwin Astley born (1922)
Herbie Hancock born (1940)
Hugo Friedhofer begins recording his score to Soldier of Fortune (1955)
Jerry Goldsmith begins recording his score for One Little Indian (1973)
Miklos Rozsa begins recording his score to Lust For Life (1956)
Ronald Stein born (1930)
Russell Garcia born (1916)
April 13: Bill Conti born (1942)
John Addison wins his only Oscar, for Tom Jones's score (1964)
Vladimir Cosma born (1940)
April 14: Georges Delerue wins his only Oscar for A Little Romance's score; David Shire wins song Oscar for Norma Rae's "It Goes Like It Goes" (1980)
John Barry wins his third Oscar, for Lion in Winter score; Jerry Goldsmith, nominated for groundbreaking Planet of the Apes score, probably bitterly disappointed (1969)
Shorty Rogers born (1924)
April 15: Arthur Morton died (2000)
Francis Lai wins the score Oscar for Love Story; Jerry Goldsmith, nominated for Best Picture winner Patton, is probably bitterly disappointed he didn't win (1971)
Gert Wilden born (1923)
John Greenwood died (1975)
John Williams records his score for the Amazing Stories episode "Ghost Train" (1985)
Lalo Schifrin begins recording his score to The Hellstrom Chronicle (1971)
Michael Kamen born (1948)
April 16: Basil Poledouris begins recording his score to Quigley Down Under (1990)
Charles Chaplin born (1889)
Chaz Jankel born (1952)
David Raksin records his score for Pat and Mike (1952)
Henry Mancini born (1924)
Perry Botkin Jr. born (1933)
April 17: David Bell born (1954)
Ernest Gold wins his only Oscar, for the Exodus score (1961)
Jan Hammer born (1948)
Recording sessions begin for Bronislau Kaper's score to The Power and the Prize (1956)
April 18: Andrew Powell born (1949)
Jerry Goldsmith begins recording his score for Players (1979)
Kings Row released in theaters (1941)
Maurice Jarre wins his second Oscar, for Dr. Zhivago's score; presumably decides to stick with this David Lean kid (1966)
Mike Vickers born (1941)
Miklos Rozsa begins recording score to The King's Thief (1955)
Miklos Rozsa born (1907)
April 19: Alan Price born (1941)
Dudley Moore born (1935)
Harry Sukman begins recording his score for A Thunder of Drums (1961)
Jonathan Tunick born (1938)
Lord Berners died (1950)
Michael Small begins recording his score to Klute (1971)
Ron Jones records his score for the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "We'll Always Have Paris" (1988)
Sol Kaplan born (1919)
William Axt born (1888)
April 20: Bebe Barron died (2008)
David Raksin begins recording his score for Kind Lady (1951)
Herschel Burke Gilbert born (1918)
Johnny Douglas died (2003)
Miklos Rozsa records his score to Valley of the Kings (1954)
April 21: Eddie Sauter died (1981)
Franz Waxman begins recording his score to The Story of Ruth (1960)
Jerry Goldsmith begins recording his score to Wild Rovers (1971)
Mundell Lowe born (1922)
Steve Dorff born (1949)
April 22: Bride of Frankenstein released (1935)
Isao Tomita born (1932)
Jack Nitzsche born (1937)
Lalo Schifrin begins recording the soundtrack to Kelly's Heroes (1970)
April 23: Alain Jomy born (1941)
Andre Previn begins recording his score for The Fastest Gun Alive (1956)
Bernard Herrmann begins recording his North by Northwest score (1959)
Christopher Komeda died (1969)
James Horner begins recording his score for House of Cards (1992)
Jay Gruska born (1952)
Patrick Williams born (1939)
Satyajit Ray died (1992)
Sergei Prokofiev born (1891)
April 24: Barbra Streisand born (1942)
Dana Kaproff born (1954)
Double Indemnity is released in theaters (1944)
Georges Delerue records his score for the Amazing Stories episode "The Doll" (1986)
Hubert Bath died (1945)
Tristam Cary died (2008)
April 25: Brian May died (1997)
John Williams begins recording his score for How to Steal a Million (1966)
April 26: Barry Gray died (1984)
Bronislau Kaper died (1983)
Bruce Broughton begins recording his score The Blue and the Gray (1982)
Carmine Coppola died (1991)
Francis Lai born (1932)
Giorgio Moroder born (1940)
Jerry Fielding begins recording his score for Gray Lady Down (1977)
Miklos Rozsa begins recording his score for Green Fire (1954)
Paul Sawtell and Bert Shefter record their score for Kronos (1957)
April 27: Christopher Komeda born (1937)
Christopher Young born (1954)
Henry Brant died (2008)
Ron Jones records his score for the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Q Who" (1989)
The Thing opens in Los Angeles (1951)
April 28: Billy Goldenberg records his score for High Risk (1976)
Christopher Young records orchestral passages for his Invaders from Mars score (1986)
April 29: Chris Boardman born (1954)
Duke Ellington born (1889)
Herbert Stothart begins recording his score to Random Harvest (1942)
Jan A.P. Kaczmarek born (1953)
Lawrence Shragge born (1954)
Rod McKuen born (1933)
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