|Movie Events in History|
2013 Event - The latest James Bond film, 'Skyfall', opens in China; fans criticize officials for censoring portions of the movie, which were filmed in Shanghai
2012 Event - U.S. Presidential candiate Mitt Romney says President Barack Obama's reaction to the attacks on U.S. missions in Benghazi, Cairo and other U.S. embassy's was to 'sympathize' with the assailants; the President claimed the attacks were the result of protests to a movie released on YouTube months before that mocked Mohammed
2012 Event - The movie 'John Carter' becomes one of the biggest losses in film history; Disney takes a $200 million writedown on the film
2003 Death - Hope Lange, actress, movie version of Peyton Place, dies at 70
2002 Death - Kim Hunter, actress, movie version of A Streetcar Named Desire,
2002 Death - Signe Hasso, actress, original movie version of Heaven Can Wait, dies at 91
2001 Death - Jack Lemmon, actor, movie version of The Odd Couple, dies at 76
2001 Death - Deborah Walley, actress, the second movie Gidget, dies at 57
2000 Death - Walter Matthau, actor, The Odd Couple movie version, dies at 79
2000 Death - Michaela Odone, creative mother, ispired the movie Lorenzo's Oil, dies at 60
1998 Event - U.S. movie box office hits record $6.24 billion for year
1998 Event - U.S. movie box office hits quickest $1 billion for year (51 days)
1997 Event - For 1st time U.S. movie box office receipts pass $6 billion
1997 Death - Linda Stirling, B movie actress, dies at 75
1997 Event - MTV Movie Awards
1996 Death - Cubby Alberto Romolo Broccoli, movie producer, dies at 87
1996 Event - MTV Movie Awards
1995 Death - Miklos Rozsa, Hungarian movie composer (Atomic Cafe, Fedora), dies at 88
1994 Death - G Waller, German/Swiss movie journalist (NRC/Variety), dies at 82
1994 Event - MPAA chief Jack Valenti holds meeting to determine new movie ratings
1994 Death - Wolf Donner, Austrian movie historian/festival director, dies at 55
1994 Death - Thomas Davis, U.S. movie editor/son of MGM-chief Frank D, dies at 26
1994 Event - Flintstones live action movie opens in theaters
1994 Event - Sony Theaters and Cineplex (New York City) hike movie ticket prices to $8.00
1993 Death - Stanley Myers, English movie composer (Deer Hunter), dies at 63
1993 Death - Jose L Guarner, Spanish movie reviewer, dies at 56
1993 Death - Jay Scott, Jeffrey Scott Beaven, US/Canada movie critic, dies at 43
1993 Death - Alexander Mnouchkine, French movie producer (Professional), dies at 83
1992 Death - Alan Balsam, U.S. movie editor (Divine Madness), dies
1992 Event - Paramount inaugurates New York Street on TV/movie lot
1992 Death - Richard Hunt, puppeteer/actor (Muppet Movie), dies of AIDS at 40
1990 Death - Marc Turfkruijer, Flemish movie journalist/writer, dies
1990 Event - "Jetson's the Movie" with Tiffany, premieres
1990 Event - Return To Green Acres TV movie airs
1989 Event - The movie "Batman," set record of quickest $100 million (10 days)
1989 Event - Movie "Batman" premieres
1989 Event - Maxwell House coffee runs ads during "Roe vs Wade" movie despite threat of boycott by right-to-lifers
1988 Event - "Naked Gun" premieres, a movie based on TV's "Police Squad"
1988 Event - Movie "Last Temptation of Christ" is released
1987 Birthday - Aaron Carter, born in Tampa, Florida, singer, album, 'Oh Aaron' features recording with older brother Nick, recorded, 'I Just Can't Wait to Be King' for the movie, 'The Lion King'
1986 Death - Hall B Wallis, U.S. movie production (Barefoot in Park), dies at 87
1986 Birthday - Megan Fox, born in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, actress, sex symbol, debut film, 'Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen', breakout role, Mikaela Barnes in movie, 'Transformers', voted 'Sexiest Woman in the World' by FHM
1985 Event - 1st AIDS theme TV movie - "An Early Frost"
1985 Death - Carol Wayne, Johnny Carson's teatime movie hostess, dies at 42
1983 Event - 100 million watch ABC-TV movie "Day After," about nuclear war
1983 Event - 1980 movie "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes," released in Germany
1983 Birthday - Samantha Mumba, born in Dublin, Ireland, singer, actress, song, 'Gotta Tell You' reached number one in the Irish charts, appeared in movie, 'The Time Machine'
1982 Event - Roger Ebert's Movie News premieres on ABC FM network
1982 Event - Movie "ET the Extra-Terrestrial" released (highest grossing film)
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 Event - Movie "Annie" premieres
1981 Death - Abel Gance, french movie director (J'accuse), dies at 92
1980 Event - UA withdraws $44 million movie "Heaven's Gate" for reediting
1980 Event - "Blues Brothers" movie with Dan Akwoyd and John Belushi opens
1979 Birthday - Kate Hudson, born in Los Angeles, California, actress, Academy-Award nominee for movie, 'Almost Famous', other films include 'Raising Helen', 'Nine'
1978 Event - 1st lesbian theme TV movie - "Question of Love"
1978 Birthday - Katherine Heigl, actress, born in Washington, D.C., actress, breakthrough role as Dr. Isobel Stevens on television show, 'Grey's Anatomy', movie's include, 'Knocked Up'
1978 Event - 1st TV movie from a TV series - "Rescue from Gilligan's Island"
1978 Death - Jack L Warner, U.S. movie production (Warner Bros), dies at 86)
1978 Event - 422 die in an arson fire at a movie theater in Iran
1978 Birthday - Jason Biggs, born in Pompton Palins, New Jersey, actor, breakout role, Jim Levenstein in movie, 'American Pie'
1978 Event - Columbia Pictures pays $9.5 million for movie rights to "Annie"
1977 Event - Movie "Star Wars" debuts
1976 Birthday - Anna Faris, born in Baltimore, Maryland, actress, singer. appeared in 'Lost in Translation', 'Scary Movie', 'My Super Ex-Girlfriend', 'The House Bunny' movies
1976 Birthday - Ville Valo, born in Helsinki, Finland, musician, singer, songwriter, leader, HIM rock band, baritone voice, Moto Moto in Finnish version of movie, Madagaskar 2
1976 Event - 1975 movie "Rocky Horror Picture Show" released in Germany
1976 Death - Adolph Zukor, Hungarian/U.S. fur trader/movie producer, dies at 103
1976 Event - 1st quadrophonic movie track: "Ladies and Gentlemen the Rolling Stones"
1975 Death - Bernard Herrmann, U.S. movie composer, dies at 64
1975 Birthday - Angelina Jolie, born in Los Angeles, California, actress, Academy-Award winning movie, 'Girl, Interrupted', works with refugees as a Goodwill Ambassador
1974 Death - Marcel Pagnol, French writer/movie (Topaz), dies at 79
1974 Birthday - Eva Mendes, born in Miami, Florida, actress, known for movie, 'Training Day', and films, 'Hitch', 'The Spirit', 'We Own the Night'
1974 Event - Mel Brooks' "Blazing Saddles" opens in movie theaters
1973 Birthday - Aishwarya Rai, born in Mangalore, India, actress, model, former Miss World 1994, appeared in movie, 'Dhoom 2', 'Guru', 'Jodhaa Akbar'
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'
1972 Birthday - Jude Law, born in Lewisham, England, actor, producer, director, Academy Award nominee for movie 'Cold Mountain'
1972 Event - 1st gay theme TV movie - "That Certain Summer"
1971 Event - TV movie "Brian's Song," airs for 1st time on ABC-TV
1971 Event - Dutch ends censorship of "Blue Movie"
1971 Birthday - Christine Taylor, born in Allentown, Pennsylvania, actress, appeared in 'My Name is Earl' television show, 'The Brady Bunch' movie, married to Ben Stiller
1971 Death - Joe E. Lewis, comedian, singer, famous for Al Capone's heavies beating him after he refused to renew his contract at Green Mill Cocktail Lounge in Chicago, Illinois, movie, book, 'The Joker is Wild', dies in New Jersey, age 69
1971 Event - Movie "Ben Hur" 1st shown on television
1971 Death - Gilbert M Anderson, actor (1st Movie Cowboy), dies at 88
1970 Event - "Catch 22" opens in movie theaters
1970 Event - Beatles' "Let it Be" movie premieres in UK
1970 Event - Beatles movie "Let it Be" premieres
1970 Event - Movie rating system modifies "M" rating to "PG"
1970 Birthday - Doug E. Doug, born in Brooklyn, New York, actor, screenwriter, comedian, played Griffith Vesey on television sitcom Cosby, voice of Bernie in the animated movie Shark Tale, and Sanka Coffie in film Cool Runnings
1969 Event - Marcus Welby MD, a TV movie is shown on ABC-TV
1968 Birthday - Rhys Ifans, born in Haverfordwest, Wales, actor, singer, movie roles include 'Spike', 'Notting Hill', 'Vladis Grutas', 'Hannibal Rising'
1966 Death - Montgomery Clift, movie actor (From Here to Eternity), dies
1965 Event - Beatles movie "Help" opens in New York City
1965 Event - Beatles movie "Help" premieres, Queen Elizabeth attends
1963 Event - Movie "Cleopatra" opens in New York
1961 Birthday - Sunny Deol, born in New Delhi, India, actor, action movie star, director, producer, winner, two National Film Awards, hit film 'Gadar: Ek Prem Katha'
1961 Event - Walt Disney's movie "Grey Friars Bobby" premieres
1961 Event - 1st movie to become a TV series - How to Marry a Millionaire
1961 Birthday - Laurence Fishburne, born in Augusta, Georgia, actor, director, producer, known for role of Morpheus in 'The Matrix' movie, stars on 'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation' television show
1961 Event - 1st in-flight movie shown, TWA
1960 Birthday - Chad McQueen, born in Los Angeles, California, actor, film producer, played role of Dutch in The Karate Kid movie, race car driver, started McQueen Racing LLC in 2010
1960 Event - Fire in movie theater kills 152 children (Amude Spain)
1960 Event - "Misfits" premieres, final movie for Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe
1960 Birthday - Linden Ashby, born in Atlantic Beach, Florida, actor, television, films, known for role of Johnny Cage in the movie 'Mortal Kombat'
1959 Event - 1st movie opening simultaneously in major cities (On The Beach)
1959 Birthday - Paul McGann, born in Liverpool, England, actor, breakout role in BBC's The Monocled Mutineer, appeared as Eighth Doctor in 1996 television movie, Dr. Who
1958 Death - Harry Revel, movie composer (Sitting Pretty, Gay Divorcee), dies
1958 Death - Harry Warner, U.S. movie pionier (Warner Bros), dies at 81
1956 Death - Alexander Korda, English movie producer (Henry VIII), dies at 62
1954 Death - Auguste Lumiere, French photograph/movie pioneer, dies at 81
1953 Birthday - Betty Wright, born in Miami, Florida, singer, rhythm and blues, soul music, influenced the world of hip hop, sang with Alice Cooper, Gloria Estefan, song Shoorah! Shoorah!, used in movie Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
1953 Event - "House of Wax," 1st 3-D movie, released (New York City)
1953 Event - "Bwana Devil," the 1st 3-D movie, opened in New York
1953 Event - 1st movie in Cinemascope (The Robe) premieres
1952 Event - 1st modern 3-D movie "Bwana Devil," premieres in Hollywood
1952 Birthday - Roberto Benigni, born in Manciano, Italy, actor, comedian, screenwriter, best known for movie, 'Life Is Beautiful', Academy-Award winner for Best Actor
1952 Birthday - Sam McMurray, born in New York City, New York, actor, television, film, voice actor, appeared on The Tracey Ullman Show, movie roles include Raising Arizona, LA Story
1951 Birthday - Dean Pitchford, born in Honolulu, Hawaii, prolific songwriter, screenwriter, director, actor, novelist, Oscar, Golden Globe award-winner, wrote with composers Alan Menken, Rupert Holmes, collaborated on songs for movie, Fame, wrote screenplay for movie, 'Footloose'
1951 Event - "La Vie Commence Demain," which depicted artificial insemination and is the 1st X-rated movie, opened in London
1950 Birthday - Leonard Maltin, born in New York City, movie critic, Entertainment Tonight
1950 Birthday - Neil Jordan, born in Sligo, Ireland, director, filmmaker, novelist, won Academy-Award for movie, The Crying Game
1946 Birthday - Deepak Chopra, born in Punjab, British India, author, speaker, physician, co-founded the Chopra Center, made cameo appearance in movie, 'The Love Guru', 2008
1946 Birthday - Gene Siskel, movie critic, Siskel and Ebert
1944 Event - 1st feature-length foreign movie, African Journey, shown on TV, New York City
1943 Event - Last Judy Garland-Mickey Rooney movie released (Girl Crazy)
1942 Event - Walt Disney's "Bambi" animated movie is released
1941 Event - Glenn Miller begins work on his 1st movie for 20th Century Fox
1940 Event - Walt Disney's animated movie "Pinocchio," released
1940 Event - Walt Disney's 2nd feature-length movie, "Pinocchio," premieres (New York City)
1939 Birthday - Larry Linville, Ojai California, actor, Frank Burns-M*A*S*H, Blue Movie
1938 Birthday - Rex Reed, Ft. Worth, Texas, movie critic/actor, Myra Breckinridge
1937 Birthday - Claude Lelouch, movie director, A Man and A Woman, Cat and Mouse, Bolero
1935 Birthday - Dennis Christopher George Potter, playwright, Karaoke, Midnight Movie
1934 Event - Shirley Temple appears in her 1st movie, "Stand Up and Cheer"
1934 Event - 1st Dutch talkie movie, Jan Teunissen's "Willem of Orange," premieres
1932 Event - Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, 1st joint movie (Flying Down to Rio)
1932 Birthday - Richard Lester, movie director, Hard Day's Night, Help!, Petulia
1931 Birthday - Peter Batty, TV/movie producer
1931 Event - 1st theater built for rear movie projection (New York City)
1931 Event - 1st Dracula movie released
1931 Birthday - Vic Morrow, born in Bronx, New York, actor, Combat, Roots, Twilight Zone the Movie
1930 Birthday - Nathaniel Branden, born in Brampton, Ontario, Canada, psychotherapist, known for work in psychology of self-esteem, writer, associate of novelist Ayn Rand, promoted her philosophy, idea of Objectivism, profiled in movie, 'The Passion of Ayn Rand'
1929 Event - George Eastman demonstrates 1st technicolor movie in Rochester, New York
1928 Birthday - Andrew Sarris, movie critic, Village Voice
1927 Event - "Jazz Singer," 1st movie with a sound track, premieres (New York City)
1927 Event - Buster Keaton's movie "The General" released and bombed
1926 Birthday - Louise L. Hay, born in Los Angeles, California, motivational author, professional speaker, self-help and motivational writer, 'You Can Heal Your Life', 1984, on the New York Times Bestseller list, sold 35 million copies in 30 languages, made into movie of the same title, founder, Hay House Publishing
1926 Death - Rudolph Valentino, silent movie idol (Sheik), dies in New York at 31
1926 Event - Warner Bros premieres Vitaphone sound-on-disc movie system
1926 Event - 1st talkie movie "Don Juan" at Warner Theatre, New York
1925 Event - Eisenstein's movie Potemkin premieres in Moscow
1925 Birthday - Robert Heppener, composer, Hymns and Conversations, Movie Music
1925 Birthday - Ed van der Elsken, movie photographer, Een liefdesgeschiedenis
1922 Event - 1st successful technicolor movie (Tall of the Sea), shown in New York City
1922 Birthday - Judith Crist, New York, movie critic, TV Guide
1922 Birthday - Kai Winding, born in Aarhus, Denmark, jazz composer, trombonist, worked with J.J. Johnson, Benny Goodman, Paul Chambers, recorded "More" from "Mondo Cane" movie with Verve records
1922 Birthday - Elmer Bernstein, born in New York City, movie music composer, Robot Monster
1921 Event - Amsterdam's Tuschinski movie theater opens
1920 Birthday - Ray Harryhausen, movie special effect artist, Clash of Titans
1919 Birthday - Pauline Kael, movie critic, New York Times, For Keeps
1919 Birthday - Army Archerd, Hollywood columnist/TV host, Movie Game
1913 Event - 1st movie serial, "Adventures of Kathlyn," premieres in Chicago
1912 Event - 1st Mack Sennett "Keystone Comedy" movie released
1912 Event - Maurits Binger establishes 2 Dutch movie companies
1911 Birthday - Diego Fabbri, Italian, playwright/leader, Vatican movie bureau
1910 Event - 1st Movie stunt: man jumps into Hudson river from a burning balloon
1908 Event - 1st horror movie (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde) premieres in Chicago
1907 Birthday - Miklos Rozsa, born in Budapest, Hungary, movie composer, Atomic Cafe, Fedora
1907 Birthday - Charles Boost, movie critic
1906 Birthday - Lew Grade, British TV mogul, ATV, movie producer, Boys from Brazil
1906 Birthday - Harry Ritz, U.S. comic, Ritz Brothers-Silent Movie
1902 Birthday - Joe E. Lewis, born in New York City, New York, comedian, singer, famous for Al Capone's heavies beating him after he refused to renew his contract at Green Mill Cocktail Lounge in Chicago, Illinois, movie, book, 'The Joker is Wild'
1900 Birthday - Mervyn LeRoy, movie producer, Devil at 4 O'Clock
1900 Birthday - Marc Turfkruijer, Flemish movie journalist/writer
1900 Event - Date of events in movie "Picnic at Hanging Rock"
1899 Birthday - Hal Wallis, movie producer, Maltese Falcon, Barefoot in the Park
1897 Birthday - Rouben Mamoulian, movie director/author, Mark of Zorro, Applause
1897 Birthday - Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Brno Austria, movie composer, Violanta
1896 Event - 1st movie theater in U.S. opens, charging 10 cents for admission
1896 Event - Vitascope system of movie projection 1st demonstrated (New York City)
1896 Event - 1st movie in Netherlands (Kalverstr 220)
1895 Event - World's 1st movie theater opens in Paris
1895 Event - 1st commercial movie performance (153 Broadway, New York City)
1895 Event - Auguste and Louis Lumiere show their 1st movie to an invited audience
1894 Event - "Edison Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze" released in movie theaters
1893 Birthday - Alexander Korda, British movie producer, 3rd man
1893 Event - 1st movie close-up, of a sneeze, Edison studio, West Orange, New Jersey
1893 Event - Thomas Edison complete's worlds 1st movie studio in West Orange, New Jersey
1892 Birthday - Jack Warner, U.S. movie studio head, Warner Bros
1890 Birthday - Man Ray, U.S. statues artist/photographer/movie, dada
1882 Birthday - Samuel Goldwyn, movie producer, MGM
1880 Birthday - Guillaume Apollinaire, France, poet and movie critic, 'Alcoola'
1880 Birthday - Mack Sennett, movie creator, Keystone Kops
1875 Birthday - D. W. Griffith, movie producer/director, Birth of a Nation
1873 Birthday - Adolph Zukor, Hungary, movie producer/director/executive, Paramount
1864 Event - Louis Ducos du Hauron patents movie machine (never built)
1862 Birthday - Auguste Lumiere, made 1st movie, Workers Leaving Lumiere Factory
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