This Day in Oscar History: April 8 (2019)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released

Oscar Ceremonies

Born

1890: Victor Schertzinger (51 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Scoring
     Oscar Nominee: Directing, Scoring

1892: Mary Pickford (87 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Actress, Special/Honorary
     Oscar Nominee: Actress

1896: E. Y. Harburg (84 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Original Song
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song

1903: Eugene Lourie (88 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Visual Effects

1918: Morris Engel (86 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Motion Picture Story

1924: Frédéric Back (89 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {4 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: Animated Short Film
     Oscar Nominee: Animated Short Film

1928: Fred Ebb (76 at death) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Song

1932: Jean-Paul Rappeneau (87) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Screenplay

1942: Douglas Trumbull (77) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Sci-Tech Award – Type II (Plaque)
     Oscar Nominee: Visual Effects

1945: Walt Martin (69 at death)

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Sound/Sound Mixing

1949: John Madden (70) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Directing

1968: Patricia Arquette (51) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Supporting Actress
     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actress

1971: Martin Strangehanse (48) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Live Action Short Film
     Oscar Nominee: Live Action Short Film

Died

1968: John Link (67)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Editing

1970: Charles D. Hall (81) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design

1974: Robert Youngson (56)

  {5 Noms, 2 Wins}
     Oscar Winner: One-Reel Short Film
     Oscar Nominee: One-Reel Short Film

1981: Virginia Kellogg (73) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {2 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Story and Screenplay, Motion Picture Story

1989: Mario Chiari (79)

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Art Direction/Production Design

1996: Ben Johnson (77) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Supporting Actor
     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actor

2000: Claire Trevor (90) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Supporting Actress
     Oscar Nominee: Supporting Actress

2005: Onna White (83) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {0 Noms, 1 Win}
     Oscar Winner: Special/Honorary

2010: Furio Scarpelli (90) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins}
     Oscar Nominee: Original Screenplay, Adapted Screenplay

Released

1928: Skyscraper (91) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1928/29 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Writing

1929: Alibi (90) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {3 Noms, 0 Wins @ 1928/29 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Picture, Actor (Chester Morris), Art Direction/Production Design

1952: My Son John (67) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1952 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Motion Picture Story

1976: Letters from Marusia (43) [Pictured (hover to see)]

  {1 Nom, 0 Wins @ 1975 Academy Awards}
     Oscar Nominee: Foreign Language Film

Oscar Ceremonies

1963: 35th Annual Academy Awards

  (Presentation Ceremony) {for the films of 1962}

1975: 47th Annual Academy Awards [Pictured (hover to see)]

  (Presentation Ceremony) {for the films of 1974}

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