Film in History

Events in Film & TV

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  • 1864-03-01 Louis Ducos du Hauron patents movie machine (never built)
  • 1881-09-18 Chicago Tribune reports on a televideo experiment

1stHistoric Invention

1888-10-17 Thomas Edison files a patent for the Optical Phonograph (the first movie)

Inventor Thomas Edison
Inventor
Thomas Edison

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1889-04-06 George Eastman begins selling his Kodak flexible rolled film for the first time

Founder of the Eastman Kodak Company George Eastman
Founder of the Eastman Kodak Company
George Eastman
  • 1892-06-11 The Limelight Department, one of the world's first film studios, is officially established in Melbourne, Australia.
  • 1893-02-01 Thomas Edison completes worlds 1st movie studio at West Orange, New Jersey
  • 1893-02-02 1st movie close-up (of a sneeze), Edison studio, West Orange, NJ
  • 1894-01-09 "Edison Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze" released in movie theaters
  • 1895-03-22 Auguste & Louis Lumiere show their 1st movie to an invited audience
  • 1895-05-20 1st commercial movie performance (153 Broadway, NYC)
  • 1896-03-12 1st movie in Netherlands (Kalverstr 220)
  • 1896-04-23 Vitascope system of movie projection 1st shown at Koster & Bial's Music Hall (NYC)
  • 1896-07-26 Vitascope Hall, 1st permanent for-profit movie theatre, opens in New Orleans
  • 1897-08-31 Thomas Edison patented his movie camera (Kinetograph)
  • 1900-02-14 Date of events in movie "Picnic at Hanging Rock"
  • 1902-03-10 A United States court of appeals rules that Thomas Edison did not invent the movie camera
  • 1902-04-02 "Electric Theatre", the first full-time movie theater in the United States, opens in Los Angeles, California
  • 1903-01-04 Topsy the elephant is electrocuted by her owners at Luna Park, Coney Island and filmed by Edison Manufacturing movie company
  • 1907-11-28 In Haverhill, Massachusetts, scrap-metal dealer Louis B. Mayer opens his first movie theater.
  • 1908-05-21 1st horror movie (Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde) premieres in Chicago
  • 1910-11-12 1st Movie stunt: man jumps into Hudson river from a burning balloon
  • 1912-05-08 Film and television production/distribution studio Paramount Pictures is founded
  • 1912-05-18 Maurits Binger establishes 2 Dutch movie companies
  • 1912-07-31 US government prohibits movies & photos of prize fights (censorship)
  • 1912-09-23 1st Mack Sennett "Keystone Comedy" movie released
  • 1913-12-29 1st movie serial "Adventures of Kathlyn" premieres in Chicago

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1914-02-12 "The Squaw Man", 1st feature-length film shot in Hollywood, directed by Cecil B. DeMille and Oscar Apfel, is released in the US

Filmmaker and Director Cecil B. DeMille
Filmmaker and Director
Cecil B. DeMille

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1915-02-08 D. W. Griffith's silent film "The Birth of a Nation" opens at Clune's Auditorium in Los Angeles - first 12-reel film in America

Film director D. W. Griffith
Film director
D. W. Griffith

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1916-06-24 Mary Pickford becomes the first female film star to get a million dollar contract.

Actress Mary Pickford
Actress
Mary Pickford
  • 1920-11-27 "The Mask of Zorro" directed by Fred Niblo and starring Douglas Fairbanks is shown in New York - 1st American superhero film
  • 1921-10-28 Amsterdam's Tuschinski movie theater opens

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1921-11-13 "The Sheik", a silent film starring Rudolph Valentino, is released

Silent Film Star Rudolph Valentino
Silent Film Star
Rudolph Valentino

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1922-03-04 1st vampire film Nosferatu released in Germany, an adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula

Novelist Bram Stoker
Novelist
Bram Stoker
  • 1922-12-03 First successful technicolor movie (Tall of the Sea), shown in NYC
  • 1925-12-21 Eisenstein's movie Battleship Potemkin premieres in Moscow
  • 1926-05-20 Thomas Edison says Americans prefer silent movies over talkies
  • 1926-08-05 1st talkie movie "Don Juan" at Warner Theatre, NY
  • 1926-08-06 Warner Bros premieres Vitaphone sound-on-disc movie system (NY)
  • 1926-08-06 "Don Juan" starring John Barrymore is released, the 1st feature-length film to utilize the Vitaphone sound-on-disc sound system with a synchronized musical score and sound effects
  • 1927-01-05 Fox Studios exhibits Movietone
  • 1927-02-05 Buster Keaton's movie "The General" released & bombed

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1927-02-15 Silent film "It Girl" is released in the US starring Clara Bow

Silent Screen Actress Clara Bow
Silent Screen Actress
Clara Bow
  • 1927-10-06 "Jazz Singer", 1st movie with a sound track, premieres in New York City

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1927-10-08 "The Second Hundred Years" silent short film released starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy - 1st Laurel and Hardy film with them appearing as a team

Comic Actor Oliver Hardy
Comic Actor
Oliver Hardy
Comedian and Actor Stan Laurel
Comedian and Actor
Stan Laurel
  • 1928-05-15 Mickey Mouse made his 1st ever appearance in silent film "Plane Crazy"
  • 1929-02-01 "The Broadway Melody" directed by Harry Beaumont and starring Bessie Love is released. 1st film with sound to win an Oscar (Outstanding Picture 1930)
  • 1930-03-31 The Motion Pictures Production Code is instituted, imposing strict guidelines on the treatment of sex, crime, religion and violence in film for the next thirty eight years.
  • 1931-03-14 1st theater built for rear movie projection (NYC)
  • 1932-07-28 "White Zombie" - 1st feature length zombie film directed by Victor Halperin and starring Béla Lugos is released in the US

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1932-12-21 Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers, 1st joint movie (Flying Down to Rio)

Actor and Dancer Fred Astaire
Actor and Dancer
Fred Astaire
Actress and Dancer Ginger Rogers
Actress and Dancer
Ginger Rogers
  • 1932-12-22 "The Mummy" directed by Karl Freund and starring Boris Karloff is released in the US - 1st Mummy horror film
  • 1933-11-17 Marx brothers film "Duck Soup" directed by Leo McCarey and starring the Marx Brothers is released in the US

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1933-12-21 Fox Films signs Shirley Temple, 5, to a studio contract

Actress and Diplomat Shirley Temple
Actress and Diplomat
Shirley Temple

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1937-12-21 The first full-length animated feature film and the earliest in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series, "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs", premieres at the Carthay Circle Theatre

Animator Walt Disney
Animator
Walt Disney
  • 1939-06-12 Shooting begins on Paramount Pictures' Dr. Cyclops, the first horror film photographed in three-strip Technicolor.
  • 1940-02-07 Walt Disney's second feature length movie, "Pinocchio" premieres (NYC)
  • 1940-02-23 Walt Disney's animated movie "Pinocchio" released
  • 1940-08-03 German occupiers forbid ritual slaughters & English & French movies

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1940-10-15 "The Great Dictator", a satiric social commentary film by and starring Charlie Chaplin, is released.

Comedian/Actor/Filmaker Charlie Chaplin
Comedian/Actor/Filmaker
Charlie Chaplin

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1940-10-30 Film premiere of "One Night in the Tropics" first film for Abbott and Costello Paterson New Jersey.

Comedian and Actor Lou Costello
Comedian and Actor
Lou Costello
  • 1940-11-13 Walt Disney's animated film "Fantasia" released
  • 1941-03-22 James Stewart is inducted into the Army, becoming the first major American movie star to wear a military uniform in World War II

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1941-03-24 Glenn Miller begins work on his 1st movie for 20th Century Fox

Big Band Leader and Jazz Composer Glenn Miller
Big Band Leader and Jazz Composer
Glenn Miller
  • 1942-06-14 Walt Disney's animated movie "Bambi", based on the book by Felix Salten, is released

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1943-07-30 Last Judy Garland-Mickey Rooney movie released (Girl Crazy)

Actress Judy Garland
Actress
Judy Garland
  • 1944-01-01 1st feature-length foreign movie, African Journey, shown on TV, NYC

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1944-03-22 American movie star Jimmy Stewart flies his 12th combat mission, leading the 2nd Bomb Wing in an attack on Berlin

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1944-05-04 "Gaslight", starring an 18-year-old Angela Lansbury in her film debut, is released

  • 1945-03-29 Movie star Jimmy Stewart is promoted to full colonel, one of the few Americans to rise from private to colonel in four years
  • 1945-07-06 Abbott and Costello's film "The Naughty Nineties" released featuring longest version of their "Who's on First" routine
  • 1948-02-16 1st newsreel telecast, "20th Century Fox-Movietone News", shown on NBC

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1949-12-08 "On the Town", the film adaptation of the Broadway musical, starring Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Ann Miller and Vera-Ellen, is released

Actress Vera-Ellen
Actress
Vera-Ellen
Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra
  • 1951-01-28 "La Vie Commence Demain", which depicted artificial insemination & is the 1st X-rated movie, opened in London
  • 1951-07-28 Walt Disney's animated musical film "Alice In Wonderland" released
  • 1952-08-29 New York premiere of history-based film "The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima"
  • 1952-10-03 1st video recording on magnetic tape, LA, Ca
  • 1952-11-26 1st modern 3-D movie "Bwana Devil" premieres in Hollywood
  • 1953-04-09 Warner Brothers premieres the first 3-D film, entitled House of Wax.
  • 1953-04-10 "House of Wax", 1st 3-D movie, released (NYC)
  • 1953-09-16 1st movie in Cinemascope "The Robe" based on the book by Lloyd C. Douglas, directed by Henry Koster and starring Richard Burton and Jean Simmons premieres

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1954-04-26 The Japanese film "Seven Samurai", starring Toshiro Mifune, is released

Actor & Writer Toshiro Mifune
Actor & Writer
Toshiro Mifune
  • 1956-03-14 Ampex Corp demonstrates 1st commercial videotape recorder
  • 1956-10-23 First video recording on magnetic tape televised coast-to-coast
  • 1958-09-05 1st color video recording on magnetic tape presented, Charlotte, NC
  • 1959-06-18 New York City premiere of the film version of Kathryn Hulme's "The Nun's Story"
  • 1959-07-18 Los Angeles premiere of the film version of Kathryn Hulme's "The Nun's Story"

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1959-10-07 "Pillow Talk" film directed by Michael Gordon and starring Doris Day and Rock Hudson is first released

Singer and Actress Doris Day
Singer and Actress
Doris Day

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1960-02-03 "La Dolce Vita" directed by Federico Fellini and starring Marcello Mastroianni and Anita Ekberg has its film premiere in Italy

Actress Anita Ekberg
Actress
Anita Ekberg
Film director, Scriptwriter Federico Fellini
Film director, Scriptwriter
Federico Fellini
  • 1960-03-17 One of the 1st French New Wave films "Breathless" directed by Jean-Luc Godard, starring Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean Seberg is released in France

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1960-11-04 "Misfits" premieres, final movie for Clark Gable & Marilyn Monroe

  • 1960-11-13 Fire in movie theater kills 152 children (Amude, Spain)
  • 1961-01-25 Walt Disney's animated film "101 Dalmatians", based on the novel by Dodie Smith and directed by Clyde Geronimi and Hamilton Luske is released in the US
  • 1961-07-19 1st in-flight movie shown (TWA)
  • 1961-09-23 1st movie to become a TV series-How to Marry a Millionaire
  • 1961-09-28 Walt Disney's movie "Grey Friars Bobby" premieres
  • 1961-10-18 "West Side Story", the film adaptation of the 1957 Broadway musical, starring Natalie Wood, is released (Best Picture 1962)

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1962-10-05 "Dr. No", 1st James Bond film based on the novel by Ian Fleming and starring Sean Connery and Ursula Andress, premieres in London


Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1863-09-21 John Bunny, American film comedian (d. 1915)
  • 1863-12-25 Charles Pathé, French pioneer of film and record industries (d. 1957)
  • 1867-01-17 Carl Laemmle, German-born film executive (d. 1939)
  • 1870-04-21 Edwin S. Porter, American film pioneer (d. 1941)
  • 1873-03-11 David Horsley, English-born film executive (d. 1933)
  • 1877-10-29 Narcisa de Leon, Filipino film mogul (d. 1966)
  • 1880-04-13 Charles Christie, Canadian film studio owner (d. 1955)
  • 1888-10-03 Roy Webb, American film composer, born in New York City (d. 1981)

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1890-06-16 Stan Laurel, [Arthur Stanley Jefferson], English comedian (Laurel & Hardy films), born in Ulverston, England (d. 1965)

Comedian and Actor Stan Laurel
Comedian and Actor
Stan Laurel
  • 1891-11-10 Carl Stalling, American film composer (d. 1972)
  • 1898-01-16 Margaret Booth, American film editor (d. 2002)
  • 1899-11-17 Douglas Shearer, Canadian film sound engineer (d. 1971)
  • 1900-01-30 Isaak Iosifovich Dunayevsky, Soviet operetta and film composer, born in Lokhvitsa, Russian Empire (d. 1955)
  • 1901-05-01 Heinz Eric Roemheld, American film composer (d. 1985)
  • 1906-12-24 Franz Waxman, German film composer (d. 1967)
  • 1908-04-18 Eric Spear, British film and TV composer (Coronation Street theme)

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1908-04-28 Oskar Schindler, Austrian businessman and subject of the novel "Schindler's Ark" and the film "Schindler's List", born in Zwittau, Austria-Hungary (d. 1974)

Industrialist Oskar Schindler
Industrialist
Oskar Schindler
  • 1908-11-29 N. S. Krishnan, Tamil film comedian (d. 1957)
  • 1909-06-17 Ralph E. Winters, Canadian film editor (d. 2004)
  • 1912-05-10 Harold Myers, film journalist
  • 1912-08-04 David Raksin, American composer renown for his work in film and TV (Laura, Modern Times), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2004)
  • 1913-03-22 Lew Wasserman, American film studio executive (d. 2002)
  • 1916-01-04 Lionel Newman, American film music composer (d. 1989)
  • 1916-05-16 Adriana Caselotti, voice of Snow White in Disney's animated film, born in Bridgeport, Connecticut (d. 1997)
  • 1920-05-08 Saul Bass, American graphic designer of logos and film titles, born in New York City (d. 1996)
  • 1921-07-13 Ernest Gold [Goldner], Austrian-born American film composer (Exodus), born in Vienna (d. 1999)
  • 1921-11-09 Ivo Rudolph Jarosy, film scholar/exhibitor
  • 1922-05-24 Sadao Bekku, Japanese classical and film composer (Matango), born in Tokyo (d. 2012)
  • 1922-09-15 Bob Anderson, English Olympic Fencer, renowned film fight choreographer (Star Wars, Lord of the Rings) (d.2012)
  • 1922-10-17 Pierre Juneau, Canada, film and broadcast executive, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2012)
  • 1922-12-16 Cy Leslie, American music and video executive (d. 2008)
  • 1923-04-09 Dann Cahn, film editor (I Love Lucy, Beverly Hillbillies), born in Hollywood, California (d. 2012)
  • 1925-07-19 Sue Thompson, [Eva Sue Mckee], pop and country music singer ("Sad Movies (Make Me Cry"), born in Nevada, Missouri
  • 1927-08-20 Geriatric1927, English video blogger

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1928-06-13 John Nash, American mathematician (subject of movie "A Beautiful Mind") and Nobel laureate, born in Bluefield, West Virginia

Mathematician and Economist John Nash
Mathematician and Economist
John Nash
  • 1929-04-08 WIlliam K Everson, film historian
  • 1929-11-07 Ruggero Mastroianni, film editor
  • 1930-01-10 Roy Edward Disney, American film executive and CEO of Disney
  • 1931-01-27 John Hopkins, English TV, film and stage writer (Z-Cars), born in London (d. 1998)
  • 1932-04-26 Francis Lai, French film music composer
  • 1932-05-03 Robert Osborne, American film historian (Turner Classic Movies), born in Colfax, Washington (d. 2017)
  • 1932-07-20 Nam June Paik, Seoul Korea, video artist (Medium is the Medium)
  • 1932-11-04 David Shipman, film historian
  • 1934-05-10 Jeanine Basinger, American film scholar
  • 1936-05-12 Klaus Doldinger, German jazz saxophonist (Passport) and composer for film, born in Berlin
  • 1938-06-02 Kevin Brownlow, English film historian and author
  • 1939-04-03 François de Roubaix, French film score composer (d. 1975)
  • 1939-09-29 Molly Haskell, American film critic
  • 1939-11-02 Richard Serra, American sculptor and video artist
  • 1940-05-11 Juan Downey, Chilean video artist (d. 1993)
  • 1941-04-23 Michael Lynne, American film executive
  • 1942-09-27 Dith Pran, Cambodian photojournalist, survivor of the Cambodian genocide and subject of the movie "The Killing Fields", born in Siem Reap, Cambodia (d. 2008)
  • 1943-07-07 Joel Siegel, American film critic (d. 2007)
  • 1943-07-12 Walter Murch, American film editor
  • 1945-08-21 Basil Poledouris, American film score composer (d. 2006)
  • 1945-11-14 Paul Hirsch, American film editor
  • 1946-10-18 Howard Shore, Canadian film composer
  • 1947-05-13 Edgar Burcksen, Dutch film editor
  • 1948-10-03 Michael Medved, American film critic
  • 1950-03-26 Alan Silvestri, American film score composer
  • 1951-06-09 James Newton Howard, American film composer
  • 1951-07-19 Abel Ferrara, American filmmake
  • 1951-08-19 Gustavo Santaolalla, Argentine film composer
  • 1952-05-28 Russell J. Wintner, American film executive
  • 1953-12-17 Samuel Hadida, film distributor
  • 1954-11-21 Thomas Rothman, American film executive
  • 1955-05-20 Zbigniew Preisner, Polish film composer
  • 1956-05-07 Anne Dudley, British classical and film composer (The Full Monty), born in Beckenham, Kent
  • 1956-08-17 Gail Berman, American film executive
  • 1958-04-04 Hrvoje Horvatic, video artist
  • 1959-10-17 Richard Roeper, American film critic
  • 1960-01-03 Sandeep Marwah Founder of Film City, Noida, India
  • 1960-08-01 Richard Roeper, American columnist and film critic
  • 1960-12-11 Rachel Portman, English film composer
  • 1962-03-13 Terence Blanchard, American jazz trumpeter (Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers) and film score composer, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1962-06-23 Kevin Yagher, TV/film special effects technician
  • 1963-07-02 Mark Kermode, British film critic
  • 1964-02-25 Steve Nevius, film editor (Eden, Fall Time, Damascus)

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1965-05-17 Trent Reznor, American musician (9 Inch Nails) and film score composer, born in Mercer, Pennsylvania

Musician Trent Reznor
Musician
Trent Reznor
  • 1966-10-07 Marco Beltrami, Italian-American film composer
  • 1969-09-13 Tyler Perry, American film maker (Tyler Perry's House of Payne), author and songwriter, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1970-08-18 Greg Dean Schmitz, American online film journalist
  • 1970-10-08 Tetsuya Nomura, Japanese video-game designer
  • 1975-06-14 Bob Nanna, American musician (Braid, Hey Mercedes, The City on Film)
  • 1979-06-27 Benjamin Speed, Australian musician and film composer
  • 1982-04-29 Kamran Jawaid, Pakistani film critic
  • 1987-03-15 Taiwan Brown, video jockey

Weddings in Film & TV


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1940-03-07 Comedian Oliver Hardy (48) marries film assistant Virginia Lucille Jones (30)

Comic Actor Oliver Hardy
Comic Actor
Oliver Hardy

HeartWedding of Interest

1951-11-07 Entertainer Frank Sinatra (34) marries 2nd wife film star Ava Gardner (26)

Actress Ava Gardner
Actress
Ava Gardner
Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra
  • 1992-07-18 Film critic Roger Ebert marries Chaz Hammel-Smith

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1919-02-16 Vera Kholodnaya, Russian film star (b. 1893)
  • 1955-07-25 Isaak Iosifovich Dunayevsky, Soviet operetta and film composer, dies at 55
  • 1955-10-01 Charles Christie, American film studio owner (b. 1880)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1957-08-07 Oliver Hardy, American comedian (Laurel & Hardy films), dies at 65

Comic Actor Oliver Hardy
Comic Actor
Oliver Hardy

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1965-02-23 Stan Laurel, British comedian (Laurel & Hardy films), dies of a heart attack at 74

Comedian and Actor Stan Laurel
Comedian and Actor
Stan Laurel
  • 1966-02-06 Narcisa de Leon, Filipino film mogul (b. 1877)
  • 1966-11-03 Eric Spear, British composer for film and TV (Coronation Street theme)
  • 1969-03-04 Nicholas Schenck, Russian-born film empresario (b. 1881)
  • 1971-01-05 Douglas Shearer, Canadian film engineer (b. 1899)

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1974-10-09 Oskar Schindler, Austrian businessman and subject of the novel "Schindler's Ark" and the film "Schindler's List", dies at 66

Industrialist Oskar Schindler
Industrialist
Oskar Schindler
  • 1981-02-06 Hugo Montenegro, American film music composer (b. 1925)
  • 1982-12-10 Roy Webb, American film composer, dies at 94
  • 1985-11-19 Stepin Fetchit, [Lincoln Penny], 1st African American film star, dies of pneumonia 83
  • 1986-11-21 Dar Robinson, American film stuntman (b. 1947)
  • 1991-10-28 John Korbal, film historian (Marlene Dietrich), dies at 51
  • 1992-01-12 Sadao Bekku, Japanese classical and film composer (Matango), dies at 89
  • 1992-07-12 Reginald Beck, English film editor (Robbery, Accident, Boom), dies
  • 1993-02-17 George E Wilburn, film editor, dies of emphysema at 77
  • 1993-08-22 Don Getz, US filmer (Playpoint)
  • 1994-03-17 Harold Myers, film journalist, dies at 81
  • 1996-03-28 Barbara McLean, film Editor, dies at 86
  • 1996-04-14 William K Everson, film historian, dies at 67
  • 1996-04-22 David Shipman, film historian, dies at 63
  • 1996-04-25 Saul Bass, American graphic designer of logos and film titles (Psycho), dies at 75
  • 1996-05-01 Ivo Rudolph Jarosy, film scholar/exhibitor, dies at 74
  • 1996-09-09 Ruggero Mastroianni, film editor, dies at 66
  • 1997-01-19 Adriana Caselotti, voice of Snow White in Disney's animated film, dies at 70
  • 1997-12-23 Hrvoje Horvatic, video artist, dies at 39
  • 1998-07-23 John Hopkins, English TV, film and stage writer (Z-Cars), dies at 67
  • 1999-02-20 Gene Siskel, American film critic (b. 1946)
  • 1999-03-17 Ernest Gold, Austrian-born American film composer (Exodus), dies at 77
  • 2001-09-03 Pauline Kael, American film critic (b. 1919)
  • 2002-04-04 Harry L. O'Connor, Czech film stuntman
  • 2002-10-28 Margaret Booth, American film editor (b. 1898)
  • 2004-08-09 David Raksin, American composer renown for his work in film and TV (Laura, Modern Times), dies at 92
  • 2005-01-09 Gonzalo Gavira, Mexican film sound technician (b. 1925)
  • 2006-11-08 Basil Poledouris, American film score composer (b. 1945)
  • 2007-04-26 Jack Valenti, American political advisor and film executive (b. 1921)
  • 2007-06-29 Joel Siegel, American film critic (b. 1943)
  • 2007-12-23 Michael Kidd, American film and stage choreographer (b. 1915)
  • 2008-03-04 Leonard Rosenman, American film, television and concert composer (b. 1924)
  • 2008-03-30 Dith Pran, Cambodian photojournalist, survivor of the Cambodian genocide and subject of the movie "The Killing Fields", dies of pancreatic cancer at 65
  • 2009-01-05 Ned Tanen, American movie executive (b. 1931)
  • 2009-12-19 Kim Peek, American prodigious savant and inspiration for the 1988 film Rain Man (b. 1951)
  • 2010-03-25 Pål Bang-Hansen, Norwegian film critic and television personality (b. 1937)
  • 2010-11-16 Ronni Chasen, American film publicist (b. 1946)
  • 2011-01-30 John Barry, English film score composer (b. 1933)
  • 2012-01-01 Bob Anderson, English Olympic fencer and renowned film fight choreographer, dies at 90
  • 2012-02-21 Pierre Juneau, Canadian film and broadcast executive, dies at 89
  • 2012-10-21 Dann Cahn, American film editor, dies of natural causes at 89
  • 2013-01-22 Leslie Frankenheimer, American film set designer, dies from leukaemia at 64
  • 2013-04-04 Roger Ebert, American film critic (Pulitzer Prize 1975), dies of cancer at 70

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2015-05-23 John Nash, American mathematician (subject of movie "A Beautiful Mind") and Nobel laureate, dies in a car crash at 86

Mathematician and Economist John Nash
Mathematician and Economist
John Nash
  • 2015-06-22 James Horner, American film composer (Titanic, Apollo 13, Casper), dies in a plane crash at 61
  • 2017-03-06 Robert Osborne, American film historian (Turner Classic Movies), dies at 84