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April 1: David Raksin begins recording his score for Until They Sail (1957)
George Garvarentz born (1932)
Marvin Gaye died (1984)
Matthew McCauley born (1954)
Pete Carpenter born (1914)
Philip Lambro begins recording his unused score for Chinatown (1974)
Winfried Zillig born (1905)
April 2: Clifford “Bud” Shank died (2009)
Jerry Goldsmith begins recording his score for The Sum of All Fears (2002)
Marvin Gaye born (1939)
Marvin Hamlisch wins Oscars in all three music categories, for adapting The Sting and for The Way We Were's score and title song (1974)
Serge Gainsbourg born (1928)
April 3: Dusan Radic died (2010)
Edward Ward born (1900)
Ferde Grofe died (1972)
Francois de Roubaix born (1939)
Jungle Book released in U.S. theaters (1942)
Lionel Bart died (1999)
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco born (1895)
Marvin Hatley born (1905)
Philippe Rombi born (1968)
Richard Bellis born (1946)
April 4: Brian May begins recording his score for Cloak & Dagger (1984)
Elmer Bernstein born (1922)
Michel Camilo born (1954)
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)
Roberto Nicolosi died (1989)
April 5: Bent Aserud born (1950)
Bernhard Kaun born (1899)
Dave Grusin begins recording his score for The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973)
James Horner begins recording his score for Patriot Games (1992)
Jerry Goldsmith begins recording his score for First Knight (1995)
John Morris begins recording his score for Yellowbeard (1983)
Leo Erdody died (1949)
Michael Galasso born (1949)
Pharrell Williams born (1973)
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)
Normand Corbeil born (1956)
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)
Charles Strouse begins recording his unused score for The Molly Maguires (1969)
Gino Marinuzzi Jr. born (1920)
Herbert Spencer born (1905)
Ikuma Dan born (1924)
James Di Pasquale born (1941)
Kenyon Hopkins died (1983)
Laurence Rosenthal begins recording his score for the Logan's Run pilot (1977)
Michael Kamen begins recording his score for Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995)
Nathan Lanier born (1978)
Percy Faith born (1908)
Ravi Shankar born (1920)
Roger Webb born (1934)
April 8: Eric Rogers died (1981)
From Russia With Love opens in New York (1964)
James Horner begins recording his score for The Pagemaster (1994)
Jerry Goldsmith begins recording his score for Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971)
Julian Lennon born (1963)
Keegan DeWitt born (1982)
Maurice Jarre wins his first Oscar, for his Lawrence of Arabia score (1963)
Nino Rota and Carmine Coppola win the score Oscar for The Godfather Part II (1975)
Paul Sawtell and Bert Shefter record their score for The Cosmic Man (1958)
Victor Schertzinger born (1888)
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)
Nathan Van Cleave begins recording his score for Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964)
Recording sessions begin for Krzystof Komeda’s score for Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
Toshiyuki Honda born (1957)
April 10: Claude Bolling born (1930)
Denny Zeitlin born (1938)
Dusan Radic born (1929)
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)
Gianni Marchetti died (2012)
John Barry wins his first two Oscars, for the score and song Born Free (1967)
Mark Oliver Everett born (1965)
Michel Legrand wins his second Oscar, for the Summer of '42 score; John Williams wins his first Oscar, for Fiddler on the Roof's music adaptation; Isaac Hayes wins his only Oscar for the song
Nino Rota died (1979)
Peter Bernstein born (1951)
Recording sessions begin for John Ottman’s score to Superman Returns (2006)
Shirley Walker born (1945)
Toshiro Mayuzumi died (1997)
April 11: Caleb Sampson born (1953)
Edwin Wendler born (1975)
Herbert Stothart begins recording his score for Dragon Seed (1944)
John Williams wins his fourth Oscar, for E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial's score; Henry Mancini wins his fourth and final Oscar, for Victor/Victoria's song score (1983)
Koichi Sugiyama born (1931)
Ryuichi Sakamoto, David Byrne, Cong Su win Oscars for their Last Emperor score (1988)
April 12: Andy Garcia born (1956)
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)
Elmer Bernstein begins recording his score for Rampage (1963)
Georg Haentzschel died (1992)
Herbert Gronemeyer born (1956)
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)
Lisa Gerrard born (1961)
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)
Joel J. Richard born (1976)
John Addison wins his only Oscar, for Tom Jones's score (1964)
Teo Usuelli died (2009)
Vladimir Cosma born (1940)
April 14: A.C. Newman born (1968)
Ali Akbar Khan born (1922)
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 The Lion in Winter score (1969)
Shorty Rogers born (1924)
Win Butler born (1980)
April 15: Arthur Morton died (2000)
Bernard Herrmann begins recording his score for A Hatful of Rain (1957)
Carlo Crivelli born (1953)
Dick Maas born (1951)
Francis Lai wins the score Oscar for Love Story (1971)
Gert Wilden born (1917)
Jerry Goldsmith begins recording his score for Parts 1 & 2 of Masada (1980)
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)
Tim McIntire died (1986)
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)
Jerry Goldsmith begins recording his score for The Detective (1968)
Perry Botkin Jr. born (1933)
Warren Barker born (1923)
April 17: David Bell born (1954)
Elmer Bernstein begins recording his score for Summer and Smoke (1961)
Ernest Gold wins his only Oscar, for the Exodus score (1961)
Jan Hammer born (1948)
Jerry Goldsmith begins recording his score for Dennis the Menace (1993)
Recording sessions begin for Bronislau Kaper's score to The Power and the Prize (1956)
April 18: Andrew Powell born (1949)
Buxton Orr born (1924)
Dave Grusin begins recording his score for The Goonies (1985)
Ed Plumb died (1958)
Jerry Goldsmith begins recording his score for Players (1979)
Kings Row released in theaters (1942)
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 his score to The King's Thief (1955)
Miklos Rozsa born (1907)
Recording sessions begin for Marco Beltrami’s score for Red Eye (2005)
Robert O. Ragland died (2012)
Tony Mottola born (1918)
April 19: Alan Price born (1941)
Alfred Newman begins recording his score for David and Bathsheba (1951)
David Fanshawe born (1942)
Dudley Moore born (1935)
Harry Sukman begins recording his score for A Thunder of Drums (1961)
John Williams begins recording his score for Fitzwilly (1967)
Jonathan Tunick born (1938)
Lord Berners died (1950)
Michael Small begins recording his score to Klute (1971)
Ragnar Bjerkreim born (1958)
Ron Jones records his score for the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "We'll Always Have Paris" (1988)
Sol Kaplan born (1919)
Thomas Wander born (1973)
William Axt born (1888)
April 20: Andre Previn begins recording his score for The Sun Comes Up (1948)
Bebe Barron died (2008)
Bruce Broughton begins recording his score for The Monster Squad (1987)
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)
Georges Delerue begins recording his unused score for Something Wicked This Way Comes (1982)
Jerry Goldsmith begins recording his score to Wild Rovers (1971)
John McCabe born (1939)
Mundell Lowe born (1922)
Steve Dorff born (1949)
April 22: Bride of Frankenstein released (1935)
Craig Safan records his score for the Remo Williams TV pilot (1987)
Isao Tomita born (1932)
Jack Nitzsche born (1937)
Lalo Schifrin begins recording the soundtrack to Kelly's Heroes (1970)
Steven Price born (1977)
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)
Harold Arlen died (1986)
Hilmar Orn Hilmarsson born (1958)
James Horner begins recording his score for House of Cards (1992)
Jay Gruska born (1952)
Jonsi born (1975)
Kenji Kawai born (1957)
Louis Barron born (1920)
Patrick Williams born (1939)
Robert Farnon died (2005)
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)
Lennie Hayton died (1971)
Tristam Cary died (2008)
April 25: Alec Puro born (1975)
Brian May died (1997)
David A. Hughes born (1960)
Franz Waxman records his score for Stalag 17 (1952)
Gary Hughes died (1978)
Georges Delerue records his score for L’Homme Qui Revient De Loin (1972)
Heinz Roemheld's score for Union Station is recorded (1950)
John Williams begins recording his score for How to Steal a Million (1966)
April 26: Alan Parker begins recording his score for Jaws 3D (1983)
Barry Gray died (1984)
Bronislau Kaper died (1983)
Bruce Broughton begins recording his score The Blue and the Gray (1982)
Carmine Coppola died (1991)
Dave Grusin begins recording his score for The Firm (1993)
Francis Lai born (1932)
Giorgio Moroder born (1940)
Jerry Fielding begins recording his score for Gray Lady Down (1977)
John M. Keane born (1965)
Maurice Jarre begins recording his score for Distant Thunder (1988)
Miklos Rozsa begins recording his score for Green Fire (1954)
Paul Sawtell and Bert Shefter record their score for Kronos (1957)
Reinhardt Wagner born (1956)
April 27: Christopher Komeda born (1937)
Christopher Young born (1954)
Federico Jusid born (1973)
Henry Brant died (2008)
Miklos Rozsa begins recording his score for The Lost Weekend (1945)
Ron Jones records his score for the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Q Who" (1989)
Scott Bradley died (1977)
April 28: Alan Silvestri begins recording his score for Judge Dredd (1995)
Billy Goldenberg records his score for High Risk (1976)
Blake Neely born (1969)
Christopher Young records orchestral passages for his Invaders from Mars score (1986)
April 29: Chris Boardman born (1954)
Craig Armstrong born (1959)
Duke Ellington born (1889)
Herbert Stothart begins recording his score to Random Harvest (1942)
Jan A.P. Kaczmarek born (1953)
Joel Goldsmith died (2012)
Lawrence Shragge born (1954)
Rod McKuen born (1933)
Toots Thielemans born (1922)
Waldemar Kazanecki born (1929)
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