|Films Events in History|
2012 Event - 'Time' magazine includes 'Awaara' on its list of All-Time 100 Greatest Films
2012 Event - The film 'The Artist', wins four awards at the Spirit Awards which honors independent films
2011 Event - Release dates and titles for two films based on 'The Hobbit' by J.R.R. Tolkein are announced
2011 Event - In Hollywood, California, the 83rd Academy Awards are held at the Kodak Theater, celebrating the best films of 2010
2010 Event - American Actor Tony Curtis dies in Las Vegas, Nevada; Curtis appeared in over 100 films
2009 Birthday - Brittany Murphy, actress, appeared in films, 'Sin City', 'Happy Feet', 'Clueless', 'Riding in Cars with Boys', 'Abandoned', dies in Los Angeles, California at age 32
1997 Death - King Hu, film director, scriptwriter, set designer, directed films 'Come Drink With Me', 'Dragon Gate Inn', dies at 64
1996 Death - Lucio Fulci, director, screenwriter, actor, known for directing gore films, dies at 68
1991 Death - Wilfrid Hyde-White, Brits actor (Peyton Place/140+ films), dies at 87
1988 Birthday - Alexa Vega, born in Miami, Florida, actress, singer, pianist, appeared in 'Repo! the Genetic Opera', 'Spy Kids' trilogy films
1986 Birthday - Amanda Bynes, born in Thousand Oaks, California, singer, actor, former cast member on Nickelodeon's 'Figure It Out' and 'All That', films include, 'Big Fat Liar', 'Hairspray'
1985 Birthday - Keira Knightley, born in Teddington, England, actress, films include, 'Pride and Prejudice', 'Atonement', Pirates of the Caribbean' triology, made $32 million in 2007
1984 Birthday - Mandy Moore, born in Orlando, Florida, singer, songwriter, actress, films include 'A Walk to Remember', teen pop albums include 'So Real, I Wanna Be with You'
1982 Death - Roy Webb, composer, arranger for over 200 films, Academy Award nominee, wrote fight song 'Roar, Lion, Roar', dies at 94
1982 Birthday - Lizzy Caplan, born in Los Angeles, California, actress, appeared in films, 'Mean Girls', 'Cloverfield' and television show 'True Blood' and 'Party Down'
1982 Death - Charles Russhon, USAF Lieutenant Colonel/liaison for James Bond films, dies at 71
1982 Birthday - Leelee Sobieski, born in New York City, New York, actress, films include, 'Deep Impact', Emmy-Award nominee for television movie, 'Joan of Arc'
1982 Birthday - Jessica Biel, born in Ely, Minnesota, actress, appeared in television series, '7th Heaven', films include, 'The Illusionist', 'Valentine's Day', 'Summer Catch'
1981 Birthday - Alexis Bledel, born in Houston, Texas, actress, fashion model, appeared on television show, 'Gilmore Girls', films include, 'The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants'
1981 Birthday - Jessica Alba, born in Pomona, California, actress, appeared in television series, 'Dark Angel', films include, 'Sin City', 'Into the Blue', 'Good Luck Chuck'
1981 Birthday - Julia Stiles, born in New York City, New York, actress, films include, '10 Things I Hate About You', 'Mona Lisa Smile', 'The Bourne Supremacy', 'The Bourne Ultimatum'
1980 Birthday - Jake Gyllenhaal, born in Los Angeles, California, actor, appeared in films, 'The Day After Tomorrow', 'Jarhead', 'Brokeback Mountain'
1979 Birthday - Summer Altice, born in Fountain Valley, California, fashion model, actress, 'Playboy' magazine Playmate, appeared in films, 'The Scorpion King', 'Grind'
1979 Birthday - Adam Brody, born in San Diego, California, actor, musician, appeared on television shows, 'The O.C.', 'Gilmore Girls', films include, 'Cop Out', 'Thank You for Smoking'
1979 Birthday - Kate Hudson, born in Los Angeles, California, actress, Academy-Award nominee for movie, 'Almost Famous', other films include 'Raising Helen', 'Nine'
1978 Birthday - Gael Garcia Bernal, born in Guadalajara, Mexico, actor, director, former model, films include, 'The Motorcycle Diaries', 'Babel'
1978 Birthday - Usher Raymond, born in Dallas, Texas, stage name, 'Usher', recording artist, actor, sold over 40 million albums worldwide, won five Grammy Awards, films include, 'In the Mix'
1978 Birthday - Wes Bentley, born in Jonesboro, Arkansas, actor, films include 'Beloved', 'American Beauty', 'The Last Word'
1978 Birthday - Audrey Tautou, born in Beaumont, France, actress, films include, 'Amelie', 'The Da Vinci Code', 'Coco Before Chanel', 'Priceless'
1978 Birthday - Laetitia Casta, born in Pont-Audemer, France, model, actress, appeared in L'Oreal, Dior, Chanel campaigns, featured on 100 magazine covers, films include, 'Visage'
1978 Birthday - Tommy S. Parker, producer with 2 Guys and A Dream Films
1977 Birthday - Brittany Murphy, born in Atlanta, Georgia, actress, appeared in films, 'Sin City', 'Happy Feet', 'Clueless', 'Riding in Cars with Boys', 'Abandoned'
1977 Birthday - Orlando Bloom, born in Canterbury, England, actor, appeared in 'The Lord of the Rings', 'Pirates of the Caribbean', 'Kingdom of Heaven' films
1976 Birthday - Piper Perabo, born in Dallas, Texas, actress, films include, 'George and the Dragon', 'The Cave', 'The Prestige'
1976 Birthday - Colin Farrell, born in Castleknock, Ireland, actor, films include, 'Minority Report', 'Alexander', 'In Bruges', listed as 'People' magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People, 2003
1976 Birthday - Amy Smart, born in Topanga, California, actress, appeared in films, 'Road Trip', 'Just Friends'
1975 Birthday - Tara Reid, born in Wyckoff, New Jersey, actress, appeared in films, 'American Pie', 'Urban Legend', 'The Big Lebowski', 'Josie and the Pussycats'
1975 Birthday - Asia Argento, born in Rome, Italy, actress, director, films include, 'La Chiesa', 'Trauma', 'The Phantom of the Opera', 'Scarlet Diva', 'Red Siren'
1975 Birthday - Linda Cardellini, born in Redwood City, California, actress, known for television comedy series, 'Freaksand Geeks', also for 'ER' television show, and 'Scooby-Doo' films
1975 Birthday - Amisha Patel, born in Mumbai, India, actress, cited as one of Bollywood's sexiest actresses, appeared in films, 'Bhool Bhulaiyaa', 'Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd.'
1974 Birthday - Ryan Phillippe, born in New Castle, Delaware, actor, appeared in 'One Life to Live' soap opera, films include, 'Cruel Intentions', 'Crash'
1974 Birthday - Franka Potente, born in Munster, Germany, actress, films include, 'The Bourne Identity', 'All I Want', 'The Bourne Supremacy'
1974 Birthday - Penelope Cruz, born in Alcobendas, Spain, actress, films include, 'Vanilla Sky', 'Vicky Cristina Barcelona', 'Sahara', 'Volver', 'Sex and the City 2'
1974 Birthday - Alyson Hannigan, born in Washington, D.C., actress, known for television series, 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer', appeared in 'American Pie' films
1974 Birthday - Eva Mendes, born in Miami, Florida, actress, known for movie, 'Training Day', and films, 'Hitch', 'The Spirit', 'We Own the Night'
1973 Birthday - Paul Walker, born in Glendale, California, actor, known for 'The Fast and the Furious' movie, also appeared in films, '2 Fast 2 Furious', 'Joy Ride', 'Eight Below'
1973 Birthday - Kate Beckinsale, born in London, England, actress, films include, 'Pearl Harbor', 'Nothing But the Truth', 'Underworld', 'Serendipity'
1973 Death - Fay Holden, actress (Mother-Andy Hardy films), dies at 77
1973 Birthday - Adam Garcia, born in Wahroonga, Australia, actor, tap dancer, appeared on 'Doctor Who', appeared in films, 'Wilde', 'Coyote Ugly', 'Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen'
1973 Birthday - Adrien Brody, born in Woodhaven, New York, actor, Academy-Award winning film, 'The Pianist', other films include 'The Thin Red Line', 'Splice', 'Predators'
1972 Birthday - Thandie Newton, born in London, England, actress, appeared in films, 'The Pursuit of Happyness', 'Mission Impossible II', 'The Chronicles of Riddick'
1972 Birthday - Gabriel Mann, born in Middlebury, Vermont, actor, fashion model, appeared in films, 'The Bourne Supremacy', 'Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist'
1972 Birthday - Dane Cook, born in Boston, Massachusetts, Dane Jeffrey Cook, comedian, stand up comic, released five comedy albums, 'Retaliation' went double platinum, the highest charting comedy album in 28 years, appeared in 15 films since 1997, including 'My Best Friend's Girl'
1971 Birthday - Luke Wilson, born in Dallas, Texas, actor, films include, 'Blades of Glory', 'You Kill Me', 'Blonde Ambition', 'Henry Poole is Here', 'Death at a Funeral'
1971 Birthday - Amy Poehler, born in Newton, Massachusetts, actress, comedienne, appeared in 'Saturday Night Live' 2001 - 2008, appeared in films, 'Bay Mama', 'Mean Girls'
1971 Birthday - Soundarya, born in Gangigunte, India, film actress, played heroine in Kannada, Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam films
1971 Birthday - Paul Bettany, born in Shepherd's Bush, England, actor, films include, 'A Beautiful Mind', 'The Heart of Me'
1971 Birthday - Krista Allen, born in Ventura, California, known for playing Billie Reed on 'Days of Our Lives' and Jenna Avid on 'Baywatch Hawaii', films include, 'Liar Liar'
1970 Birthday - Oded Fehr, born in Tel Aviv, Israel, actor, television, appeared in NBC series, UC: Undercover, films include, 'The Mummy', 'The Mummy Returns'
1970 Birthday - Sabrina Lloyd, born in Fairfax, Virginia, actress, television and films, played role of Wade Welles in TV series, 'Sliders'
1970 Birthday - Peta Wilson, born in Sydney, Australia, model, actress, appeared in films, 'The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen' and 'Superman Returns'
1970 Birthday - Matt Damon, born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, actor, writer, Academy-Award winner for 'Good Will Hunting', starred in 'Saving Private Ryan', 'Bourne' films
1970 Birthday - Macy Gray, born in Canton, Ohio, singer, songwriter, actress, Grammy-Award winner, films, 'Idlewild', 'Training Day', hit song, 'I Try', famous album, 'On How Life Is'
1970 Birthday - Vince Vaughn, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, actor, films include, 'Swingers', 'The Lost world: Jurassic Park', 'Couples Retreat', 'The Break-Up'
1970 Birthday - Rachel Weisz, born in London, England, actress, model, appeared in films, 'About a Boy', 'The Constant Gardener', 'Constantine', 'Runaway Jury'
1969 Birthday - Edward Norton, born in Boston, Massachusetts, actor, appeared in films, 'Primal Fear', 'Rounder', 'Fight Club', 'Red Dragon', 'The Illusionist'
1969 Birthday - Cate Blanchett, born in Ivanhoe, Australia, actress, Academy-Award winning performance in 'The Aviator', other films include, 'Elizabeth', 'The Lord of the Rings'
1969 Birthday - Renee Zellweger, born in Katy, Texas, actress, producer, Academy-Award winning film, 'Cold Mountain, other films include 'Jerry Maguire', 'Bridget Jones' Diary'
1969 Birthday - Christian Slater, born in New York City, New York, actor, films include 'Broken Arrow', 'Heathers', 'Robin Hood'
1968 Birthday - Naomi Watts, born in Shoreham, England, British-Australian actress, films include 'Mulholland Drive', 'King Kong'
1968 Birthday - Traci Lords, born in Steubenville, Ohio, actress, producer, appeared in porn films at age 15, appeared in 'Penthouse' magazine, B-movies 'Will and Grace' television show
1968 Birthday - Ashley Judd, born in Granada Hills, California, actress, films include, 'Kiss the Girls', 'High Crimes', 'Double Jeopardy'
1967 Birthday - Steve Zahn, born in Marshall, Minnesota, actor, appeared in films, 'Reality Bites', 'That Thing You Do', 'Happy Texas', 'Riding in Cars with Boys'
1967 Birthday - Carrie-Anne Moss, born in Burnaby, Canada, actress, appeared in films, 'Memento', 'Chocolat', 'The Matrix' trilogy
1967 Birthday - Vin Diesel, born in New York City, New York, actor, director, producer, appeared in 'The Fast and the Furious', 'Pitch Black', founder of One Race Films production company
1967 Birthday - Will Ferrell, born in Irvine, California, actor, writer, cast member, 'Saturday Night Live', starred in films, 'Elf', 'Archorman', 'Talladega Nights', 'Blades of Glory'
1967 Death - Billy Wells, Gong striker for Rank Films, dies at 79
1967 Birthday - Lauren Graham, born in Honolulu, Hawaii, actress, producer, appeared on 'Gilmore Girls' television series, films include, 'Bad Santa', 'Evan Almighty'
1967 Birthday - Shuler Hensley, born in Atlanta, Georgia, singer, actor, films include, 'The Legend of Zorro', 'Van Helsing', 'Ed'
1966 Birthday - Bai Ling, born in Chengdu, China, American actress, appeared in films, 'The Crow', 'The Beautiful Country', 'Shanghai Baby'
1966 Birthday - Samuel West, born in England, actor, theater director, appeared in 'Howards End', 'Jane Eyre', Van Helsing', 'Notting Hill' , 'Complicity' films, among others
1965 Birthday - David Wenham, born in Marrickville, Australia, appeared in films, 'The Lord of the Rings', 'Van Helsing', '300'
1965 Birthday - Bryan Singer, born in New York, New York, film director, producer, known for work on the 'X-Men', 'Superman Returns', 'The Usual Suspects' films
1965 Birthday - Kevin James, born in Stony Brook, New York, actor, comedian, appeared on ''The Late Show with David Letterman', films include, 'Hitch', 'Grown Ups', '50 First Dates'
1964 Birthday - Ned Vaughn, born in Huntsville, Alabama, actor, television and films include 'Apollo 13', 'Frost Nixon', '24' and 'Criminal Minds'
1964 Birthday - Courteney Cox, born in Birmingham, Alabama, actress, known for playing Monica on 'Friends' television sitcom, appeared in 'Cougar Town' television series, films include 'Scream'
1964 Birthday - Hank Azaria, born in Forest Hills, New York, actor, director, voice actor in 'The Simpsons', appeared in films, 'Godzilla', 'The Birdcage', 'Huff'
1964 Birthday - Russell Crowe, born in Wellington, New Zealand, actor, musician, Academy-Award winning film, 'Gladiator', films include, 'L.A. Confidential', 'A Beautiful Mind'
1964 Birthday - Peter Berg, born in New York City, New York, actor, film director, producer, known for role as Dr. Billy Kronk on television medical drama 'Chicago Hope', directed films 'The Kingdom', 'Hancock'
1963 Birthday - Steve Carell, born in Concord, Massachusetts, actor, comedian, producer, known as Michael Scott on 'The Office' television show, films include, 'Evan Almighty'
1962 Birthday - Cary Elwes, born in Westminster, London, actor, films include, 'The Princess Bride', 'Liar Liar', 'Twister', 'Lady Jane', 'Robin Hood: Men in Tights'
1962 Birthday - Michelle Yeoh, born in Ipoh, Malaysia, actress, films include, 'Tomorrow Never Dies', 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon', considered greatest action heroine ever
1962 Death - Val Paul, actor, director, silent film era star, appeared in 99 films 1913 - 1922, dies at 73 in Hollywood, California
1962 Birthday - Eddie Izzard, born in Colony of Aden, Yemen, actor, comedian, standup sets include, 'Stripped', 'Dress to Kill', 'Glorious', appeared in films, 'Ocean's Twelve', 'Mystery Men'
1962 Birthday - Richard Roxburgh, born in Albury, Australia, actor, films include, 'Van Helsing', 'Like Minds', 'Hawke', 'Sanctum'
1961 Birthday - Andy Lau, born in Hong Kong, China, singer, film actor, producer, Cantopop genre, appeared in over 100 films, 300 TVB television mini-series
1961 Birthday - Tim Meadows, born in Highland Park, Michigan, actor, comedian, appeared on 'Saturday Night Live', films include, 'Coneheads', Wayne's World 2', 'Mean Girls'
1961 Event - Supreme Court rules cities and states have right to censor films
1960 Birthday - Linden Ashby, born in Atlantic Beach, Florida, actor, television, films, known for role of Johnny Cage in the movie 'Mortal Kombat'
1960 Birthday - Eric Shea, born in Los Angeles County, California, actor, appeared on television episodes and in films 'Yours, Mine and Ours' 1968, film 'The Poseidon Adventure' 1972
1959 Birthday - Allison Janney, born in Dayton, Ohio, actress, films include, 'American Beauty', 'Nurse Betty', known for television show 'The West Wing'
1959 Birthday - Ken Watanabe, born in Koide, Japan, actor, Academy-Award nominee, appeared in films, 'Letters from Iwo Jima', 'The Last Samurai'
1959 Event - "Plan 9 From Outer Space," one of the worse films ever, premieres
1959 Birthday - Sean Bean, born in Handsworth, England, actor, television, appeared in series 'Sharpe', films include 'The Lord of the Rings', 'GoldenEye'
1958 Birthday - Tim Burton, born in Burbank, California, film director, films include, 'Edward Scissorhands', 'The Nightmare Before Christmas', 'Alice in Wonderland', 'Batman', 'Batman Returns'
1958 Birthday - Annette Bening, born in Topeka, Kansas, actress, films include, 'American Beauty', 'Bugsy', 'The Grifters', married to actor, Warren Beatty
1956 Birthday - Patrick Murray, born in Greenwich, England, actor, appeared in 'Scum', Breaking Glass', 'Curse of the Pink Panther' films
1956 Event - Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin end partnership after 16 films
1956 Death - Charles Dingle, actor, stage, film, played role of senator in 'Call Me Madam', films include 'The Little Foxes', dies
1956 Birthday - David Caruso, born in Forest Hills, New York, actor, producer, known for television series, 'CSI: Miami', appeared in films, 'First Blood', 'China Girl', 'An Officer and a Gentleman'
1955 Birthday - Patrick McCabe, born in Clones, Ireland, novelist, wrote 'Butcher Boy', 'Breakfast on Pluto', both adapted into films by Neil Jordan
1955 Birthday - Paul Rodriguez, born in Culiacan, Mexico, comedian, actor, films include, 'A Cinderella Story', 'Lonely Street', 'Beverly Hills Chihuahua'
1954 Birthday - Emir Kusturica, born in Sarajevo, SFR Yugoslavia, filmmaker, actor, musician, appeared in films, 'Promise Me This', 'Maradona'
1953 Birthday - Ruby Wax, born in Evanston, Illinois, born Ruby Wachs, comedian, films include, 'Shock Treatment', 'Omen III: The Final Conflict', host of show, 'Don't Miss Wax'
1952 Birthday - Alexei Sayle, born in Anfield, England, actor, comedian, author, films include, 'Gorky Park', 'Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade', wrote, 'Mister Roberts'
1951 Birthday - Stephen Root, born in Sarasota, Florida, actor, films include, 'O Brother, Where Art Thou?', 'The Ladykillers', television appearances include, '24', True Blood'
1949 Event - "My Friend Irma" is 1st of 12 films starring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis
1948 Birthday - Jean Reno, born in Casablanca, Morocco, Juan Moreno y Herrera-Jimenez, actor, films include 'The Pink Panther', 'The DaVinci Code', 'Ronin'
1948 Birthday - T-Bone Burnett, born in St. Louis, Missouri, musician, songwriter, produced artists including BoDeans, Counting Crows, music for films
1942 Birthday - Peter Eyre, born in New York City, New York, actor, films include 'Hedda', 'Dragonslayer', 'The Affair of the Necklace'
1941 Death - Ruth Stonehouse, film director, silent era film actress, directed films 'The Winning Pair', 'Tacky Sue's Romance', dies in Hollywood, California, at age 48
1940 Event - Nazi occupiers in Netherlands forbid anti-nazi films
1934 Birthday - Sydney Pollack, born in Indiana, American film director, producer, actor in over 30 films
1933 Birthday - Costantinos Gavras, born in Greece, known as Costa-Gavras, French filmmaker, created political-themed films, known for fast-paced thriller titled Z, first film titled Missing, 1982
1932 Birthday - Jaan Raats, born in Tartu, Estonia, composer, composed Estonian language films, wrote 'Aeg elada aeg armastada'
1932 Birthday - King Hu, born in Beijing, China, film director, scriptwriter, set designer, directed films 'Come Drink With Me', 'Dragon Gate Inn'
1928 Birthday - Patrick McGoohan, born in New York, American actor of Irish descent, appeared in films, theater, television
1927 Birthday - Raaj Kumar, born in Balochistan, Pakistan, film star, actor in Bollywood movies, famous for film 'Mother India', starred in more than 70 Bollywood films, had an iconic, gravelly voice
1927 Birthday - Lucio Fulci, born in Rome, Italy, director, screenwriter, actor, known for directing gore films, Zombi 2 and The Beyond, other genres, including giallo, western, comedy
1922 Event - Walt Disney incorporates his 1st film company Laugh-O-Gram Films
1919 Birthday - John Michael Hayes, born in Massachusetts, screenwriter, scripted several famous Alfred Hitchcock films
1914 Birthday - Richard Widmark, born in Minnesota, American actor in films, theater, radio, television
1911 Birthday - Charles Joseph A. Russhon, USAF Lieutenant Colonel/liaison, James Bond films
1905 Birthday - Clara Bow, silent screen actress, Wings, "it" girl of 1920's films
1901 Birthday - Stefan Lorant, born in Budapest, Hungary, writer, Hungarian-American filmmaker, photojournalist, made fourteen films in Vienna and Berlin, opposed to Adolph Hitler, imprisoned, wrote memoir 'I was Hitler's Prisoner'
1895 Birthday - Fay Holden, Birmingham England, actress, Mother-Andy Hardy films
1895 Event - British inventor Birt Acres films Oxford-Cambridge
1892 Birthday - Ruth Stonehouse, born in Denver, Colorado, film director, silent era film actress, directed films 'The Winning Pair', 'Tacky Sue's Romance'
1888 Birthday - Roy Webb, born in New York City, New York, composer, arranger for over 200 films, Academy Award nominee, wrote fight song 'Roar, Lion, Roar'
1887 Birthday - Charles Dingle, born in Wabash, Indiana, actor, stage, film, played role of senator in 'Call Me Madam', films include 'The Little Foxes'
1886 Birthday - Val Paul, born in Denver, Colorado, actor, director, silent film era star, appeared in 99 films 1913 - 1922
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