Films in History (Part 2)

Events in Film & TV

Events 101 - 200 of 430


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1958-05-08 "Dracula", starring Christopher Lee as the eponymous vampire, debuts

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1958-05-09 Alfred Hitchcock's "Vertigo", starring Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak, is released

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1958-05-15 "Gigi" based on the story by Colette, directed by Vincent Minnelli and starring Leslie Caron and Maurice Chevalier premieres in New York (Best Picture 1959)

Novelist and Performer Colette
Novelist and Performer
Colette

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1959-03-29 "Some Like It Hot", starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, and Jack Lemmon, is released

  • 1959-07-02 "Plan 9 From Outer Space", one of the worse films ever, premieres
  • 1959-07-17 "North by Northwest" directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint premieres in Los Angeles

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1959-10-07 "Pillow Talk" a 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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1959-11-18 "Ben-Hur" directed by William Wyler and starring Charlton Heston premieres in New York City (Best Picture 1960)

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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

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1960-05-03 Musical "Fantasticks" by Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones, premieres in NYC (world's longest running musical)

Singer Tom Jones
Singer
Tom Jones

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1960-06-15 "The Apartment" directed by Billy Wilder and starring Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine premieres in New York (Best Picture 1961)

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1960-06-16 "Psycho", starring Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins, and Vera Miles, opens in New York City

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1960-09-08 Nationwide release (US) of Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho" starring Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh

  • 1960-09-29 "My Three Sons" starring Fred MacMurray, debuts on ABC-TV

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1960-10-07 Stanley Kubrick's "Spartacus", starring Kirk Douglas, is released

Film Director Stanley Kubrick
Film Director
Stanley Kubrick
Actor Kirk Douglas
Actor
Kirk Douglas
  • 1961-01-23 Supreme Court rules cities & states have right to censor films

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

1961-09-28 "Hazel" starring Shirley Booth debuts on NBC-TV

Actress Shirley Booth
Actress
Shirley Booth
  • 1961-10-18 "West Side Story", the film adaptation of the 1957 Broadway musical, starring Natalie Wood, is released (Best Picture 1962)
  • 1962-01-23 "Jules et Jim", based on the novel by Henri-Pierre Roché, directed by François Truffau and starring Jeanne Moreau is released

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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

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1962-12-16 David Lean's film "Lawrence of Arabia", based on life of T. E. Lawrence premieres, starring Peter O'Toole (Best Picture 1963)

Film Director David Lean
Film Director
David Lean
Soldier and Writer T. E. Lawrence
Soldier and Writer
T. E. Lawrence

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1962-12-25 "To Kill a Mockingbird", a film adaptation of the novel by Harper Lee, directed by Robert Mulligan and starring Gregory Peck, is released

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1963-02-14 "81/2" a film directed by Federico Fellini premieres in Italy, starring Marcello Mastroianni.

Film director, Scriptwriter Federico Fellini
Film director, Scriptwriter
Federico Fellini

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1963-06-12 "Cleopatra" directed by Joseph Mankiewicz and starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton premieres in NYC

  • 1963-09-17 "The Fugitive" starring David Janssen premieres on ABC TV
  • 1963-09-29 "My Favorite Martian" starring Ray Walston, debuts on CBS-TV
  • 1963-09-29 "Tom Jones", based on the novel by Henry Fielding, directed by Tony Richardson and starring Albert Finney and Susannah York premieres at the Venice Film festival (Best Picture 1964)
  • 1963-10-10 "From Russia With Love" 2nd James Bond film based on a novel by Ian Fleming, starring Sean Connery and Daniela Bianchi, premieres in London
  • 1964-01-29 Stanley Kubrick's film "Dr Strangelove" starring Peter Sellers and George C. Scott premieres

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1964-08-29 Walt Disney's "Mary Poppins" directed by Robert Stevenson and starring Julie Andrews and Dick van Dyke is released

Actress/Singer Julie Andrews
Actress/Singer
Julie Andrews
Animator Walt Disney
Animator
Walt Disney

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1964-09-18 "The Addams Family", starring John Astin, Carolyn Jones, Ted Cassidy, and Jackie Coogan, premieres on ABC

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

1964-09-26 "Gilligan's Island", starring Bob Denver as Gilligan, debuts on CBS

Actor Bob Denver
Actor
Bob Denver

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1964-10-21 Film version of "My Fair Lady" directed by George Cukor and starring Rex Harrison and Audrey Hepburn premieres in New York (Best Picture 1965)

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1965-03-02 One of the most popular musical films of all time, "The Sound of Music", starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, is released (Best Picture 1966)

Actor Christopher Plummer
Actor
Christopher Plummer
Actress/Singer Julie Andrews
Actress/Singer
Julie Andrews

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

1965-09-18 TV comedy "Get Smart" created by Mel Brooks and starring Don Adams premieres

Actor & Director Mel Brooks
Actor & Director
Mel Brooks

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1965-09-18 "I Dream of Jeannie", starring Barbara Eden as a 2,000-year-old genie, and Larry Hagman as an astronaut who becomes her master, premieres on NBC

Actress Barbara Eden
Actress
Barbara Eden
  • 1965-12-22 "Doctor Zhivago" based on the novel by Boris Pasternak, directed by David Lean and starring Omar Sharif and Julie Christie premieres in NYC
  • 1965-12-29 "Thunderball", 4th James Bond film starring Sean Connery and Claudine Auger premieres in Tokyo

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

1966-01-12 "Batman", starring Adam West as Batman, Burt Ward as Robin, and Cesar Romero as The Joker, debuts on ABC

  • 1966-09-08 "That Girl" starring Marlo Thomas premieres on ABC-TV

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1966-11-24 The cult classic "One Million Years B.C.", starring Raquel Welch, is released 1st in West Germany

Actress Raquel Welch
Actress
Raquel Welch

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1966-12-12 "A Man for All Seasons" based on the play by Robert Bolt, directed by Fred Zinnemann and starring Paul Scofield premieres in New York (Best Picture 1967)

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1967-04-19 "Casino Royale" James Bond comedy film starring David Niven and Peter Sellers premieres. Based on the Ian Fleming novel.

Actor David Niven
Actor
David Niven
Actor and Comedian Peter Sellers
Actor and Comedian
Peter Sellers
  • 1967-06-12 "You Only Live Twice", 5th James Bond film starring Sean Connery, screenplay by Roald Dahl, premieres in London

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1967-08-02 "In the Heat of the Night" directed by Norman Jewison and starring Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger premieres in New York (Best Picture 1968)

  • 1967-08-29 Final TV episode of "The Fugitive" starring David Janssen watched by 78 million people

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1967-11-01 "Cool Hand Luke", starring Paul Newman, George Kennedy, and Strother Martin, is released

Actor Strother Martin
Actor
Strother Martin
Actor & Entrepreneur Paul Newman
Actor & Entrepreneur
Paul Newman

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1967-12-20 "The Graduate" starring Dustin Hoffman & Anne Bancroft premieres

  • 1968-02-08 "Planet of the Apes" premieres in New York City
  • 1968-09-26 "Oliver!" directed by Carol Reed and starring Mark Lester and Ron Moody premieres in London (Best Picture 1969)

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1968-10-17 "Bullitt" directed by Peter Yates and starring Steve McQueen and Jacqueline Bisset is 1st released

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1969-05-25 "Midnight Cowboy" released with an X rating directed by John Schlesinger and starring Jon Voight and Dustin Hoffman (Best Picture 1970)

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1969-07-06 Filming begins on "Ned Kelly" starring Mick Jagger

Rock Star Mick Jagger
Rock Star
Mick Jagger

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1969-09-23 "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" directed by George Roy Hill and starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford premieres

Actor & Entrepreneur Paul Newman
Actor & Entrepreneur
Paul Newman
Outlaw Butch Cassidy
Outlaw
Butch Cassidy
Actor Robert Redford
Actor
Robert Redford
  • 1969-12-18 "On Her Majesty's Secret Service", 6th James Bond Film starring George Lazenby and Diana Rigg, premieres in London

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1970-02-04 "Patton" directed by Franklin J. Schaffner and starring George C. Scott premieres in New York (Best Picture 1971)

US WWII General George S. Patton
US WWII General
George S. Patton
Actor George C. Scott
Actor
George C. Scott

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1970-03-05 "Airport" based on the book by Arthur Hailey, directed by George Seaton and starring Burt Lancaster and Dean Martin is released

  • 1970-12-16 "Love Story" based on the novel by Erich Segal, directed by Arthur Hiller and starring Ryan O'Neal and Ali McGraw is released
  • 1971-02-14 Movie "Ben Hur" 1st shown on television

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1971-10-07 "The French Connection" directed by William Friedkin and starring Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider and Fernando Rey premieres in the US (Best Picture 1972)

  • 1971-12-17 "Diamonds are Forever", 7th James Bond film, last starring Sean Conner, also starring Jill St. John is 1st released in West Germany
  • 1971-12-19 Stanley Kubrick's X-rated film "A Clockwork Orange" starring Malcolm McDowell premieres
  • 1972-01-14 "Sanford & Son" starring Redd Foxx premieres on NBC TV

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1972-03-15 "The Godfather", based on the book by Mario Puzo, directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Marlon Brando and Al Pacino, premieres in NYC (Best Picture 1973)

Actor Al Pacino
Actor
Al Pacino
Actor Marlon Brando
Actor
Marlon Brando
Novelist Mario Puzo
Novelist
Mario Puzo
  • 1973-06-27 "Live & Let Die", 8th James Bond Film, 1st to star Roger Moore, also starring Jane Seymour, 1st released in the US

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1973-08-02 "American Graffiti" directed by George Lucas and starring Richard Dreyfuss and Ron Howard premieres at the Locarno International Film Festival, Switzerland

Film Director George Lucas
Film Director
George Lucas
Actor Richard Dreyfuss
Actor
Richard Dreyfuss

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1973-10-13 "Badlands" directed by Terrence Malick and starring Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek premieres at the New York Film Festival

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1973-12-25 "The Sting" directed by George Roy Hill and starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford premieres in Los Angeles and New York (Best Picture 1974)

Actor Robert Redford
Actor
Robert Redford
Actor & Entrepreneur Paul Newman
Actor & Entrepreneur
Paul Newman
  • 1973-12-26 Horror film "The Exorcist" starring Linda Blair & rated X, premieres - 1st horror film to be nominated for Best Picture
  • 1974-01-18 "$6 Million Man" starring Lee Majors premieres on ABC TV
  • 1974-02-07 Mel Brooks' "Blazing Saddles" opens in movie theaters starring Cleavon Little and Gene Wilder

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1974-06-20 "Chinatown", starring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway, is released

  • 1974-09-10 Controversial TV drama "Born Innocent" premieres on US NBC tv, starring Linda Blair as an abused teen in a juvenile detention home
  • 1974-10-01 "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre" horror film premieres in director Tobe Hooper's hometown, Austin, Texas in the US
  • 1974-10-30 "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre" horror film premieres in Los Angeles
  • 1974-12-19 "The Man with the Golden Gun", 9th James Bond film, starring Roger Moore, Britt Ekland and Christopher Lee, premieres in London

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1974-12-20 "The Godfather Part II", directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Al Pacino and Robert De Niro, is released (Best Picture 1975)

  • 1975-02-11 Tv drama “Sarah T: Portrait of A Teenage Alcoholic”, starring Linda Blair, premieres on US network NBC

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1975-06-20 "Jaws", based on the book by Peter Benchley, directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Roy Scheider is released

Director Steven Spielberg
Director
Steven Spielberg
Jaws Novelist Peter Benchley
Jaws Novelist
Peter Benchley

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1975-11-19 "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" based on book by Ken Kesey, directed by Milos Forman and starring Jack Nicholson and Louise Fletcher is released (Best Picture 1976)

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1976-02-08 "Taxi Driver" directed by Martin Scorsese, starring Robert De Niro and Jodie Foster is released

Film Director Martin Scorsese
Film Director
Martin Scorsese
Actor Robert De Niro
Actor
Robert De Niro
Actress Jodie Foster
Actress
Jodie Foster

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1976-09-22 "Charlie's Angels" starring Farrah Fawcett debuts

  • 1976-09-27 TV drama “Dawn: Portrait of A Teenage Runaway", starring Eve Plumb premieres on US network NBC

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1976-11-21 "Rocky" directed by John G. Avildsen and starring Sylvester Stallone premieres in New York (Best Picture 1977)

Actor/Director Sylvester Stallone
Actor/Director
Sylvester Stallone
  • 1977-01-14 "Fantasy Island" starring Ricardo Montalban premieres on ABC TV
  • 1977-03-10 CBS' premiere of "A Circle of Children", starring Jane Alexander and based on the life and book about this by Mary Mac Cracken

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1977-04-20 "Annie Hall", directed by Woody Allen and starring Woody Allen and Diane Keaton, is released (Best Picture 1978)

Actor, Screenwriter & Director Woody Allen
Actor, Screenwriter & Director
Woody Allen
Actress Diane Keaton
Actress
Diane Keaton
  • 1977-05-16 TV drama “Alexander: The Other Side of Dawn”, starring Leigh McCloskey, follow up to "Dawn: Portrait of a Teenage Runaway" premieres on US network NBC, focusing on what happened to him after Dawn left L.A. to return to her hometown
  • 1977-05-25 Original "Star Wars" movie (Episode IV – A New Hope), directed by George Lucas and starring Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford first released

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1977-07-07 "The Spy Who Loved Me", 10th James Bond film starring Roger Moore and Barbara Bach, premieres in London

Actress Barbara Bach
Actress
Barbara Bach
  • 1977-12-14 "Saturday Night Fever" starring John Travolta, premieres in NYC

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1978-03-10 "The Incredible Hulk", starring Bill Bixby as David Banner, premieres on CBS

Actor Bill Bixby
Actor
Bill Bixby
  • 1978-04-02 TV soap show "Dallas" starring Larry Hagman and Barbara Bel Geddes premieres on CBS (as a 5 week mini-series)

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1978-06-11 Film "Grease" opens, starring John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John and based on the 1971 musical

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1978-10-25 "Halloween", starring Jamie Lee Curtis in her film debut, is released

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1978-12-08 "The Deer Hunter", directed by Michael Cimino and starring Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken and Meryl Streep, premieres in Los Angeles (Best Picture 1979)

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1978-12-10 Superman: The Movie, directed by Richard Donner and starring Christopher Reeve, Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman and Margot Kidder premieres at the Uptown Theater in Washington, D.C.


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