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April 1, 1954: WQED Pittsburgh the nation's first community-supported television station goes on the air.

Dennis Quaid - love everything I've ever seen him in: Parent Trap, Soul Surfer, Dragonheart

April 20, 1954: The professional hockey player, Gilles Lupien is born in Lachute, Quebec. During his career, Lupien has played for the Montreal Canadians, the Pittsburgh Penguins, and the Hartford Whalers; and he has won two Stanley Cups for Montreal.

"I can remember when nobody believed an actor and didn't care what he believed. Why, the fact that he was an actor made everything he said open to question, because acting was thought to be a vocation embraced exclusively by scatter-brains, wastrels and scamps. I don't believed that's true today and I don't think that it ever was." -Lionel Barrymore