Films in History (Part 3)

Events in Film & TV

Events 201 - 300 of 555


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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

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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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1967-06-15 "The Dirty Dozen", based on E. M. Nathanson's novel, directed by Robert Aldrich and starring Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine and Charles Bronson is released in the US

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1967-08-02 "In the Heat of the Night" directed by Norman Jewison, based on John Ball's novel of the same name, starring Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger premieres in New York (Academy Awards Best Picture 1968)

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1967-08-13 "Bonnie and Clyde", directed by Arthur Penn and starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, is released

Actress Faye Dunaway
Actress
Faye Dunaway
  • 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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1967-12-11 "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner", directed by Stanley Kramer, starring Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier and Katharine Hepburn, premieres in NYC (Hepburn - Academy Award for Best Actress 1968)

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1967-12-22 "The Graduate" American comedy-drama film directed by Mike Nichols, starring Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft, is released (Best Director 1968)

  • 1968-02-08 "Planet of the Apes" premieres in New York City

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1968-04-02 "2001 A Space Odyssey" directed by Stanley Kubrick and starring Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood, premieres at the Uptown Theater in Washington, D.C.

Film Director Stanley Kubrick
Film Director
Stanley Kubrick
Sci-Fi Author Arthur C. Clarke
Sci-Fi Author
Arthur C. Clarke
  • 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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1968-10-01 Cult zombie film "Night of the Living Dead" directed by George A. Romero, starring Duane Jones and Judith O'Dea premieres in Pittsburgh

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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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1969-02-24 "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" film based on novel by Muriel Spark directed by Ronald Neame, starring Maggie Smith (Academy Award Best Actress) premieres in London

Actress Maggie Smith
Actress
Maggie Smith
Author Muriel Spark
Author
Muriel Spark

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1969-05-25 "Midnight Cowboy" directed by John Schlesinger and starring Jon Voight and Dustin Hoffman is released (Academy Awards Best Picture 1970)

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1969-06-18 "The Wild Bunch", directed by Sam Peckinpah and starring William Holden and Ernest Borgnine, is released

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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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1969-07-14 "Easy Rider", directed by Dennis Hopper, starring himself, Peter Fonda and Jack Nicholson, is released

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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
  • 1970-01-25 "MASH", directed by Robert Altman, starring Donald Sutherland and Elliott Gould, is released (Palme d'Or 1970)

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1970-02-04 "Patton" directed by Franklin J. Schaffner and starring George C. Scott premieres in New York (Academy Awards 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" film 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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1971-06-24 "McCabe and Mrs Miller" film by Robert Altman, starring Warren Beatty and Julie Christie with songs by Leonard Cohen is released

Actress Julie Christie
Actress
Julie Christie
Singer-songwriter and writer Leonard Cohen
Singer-songwriter and writer
Leonard Cohen

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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 (Academy Awards 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" based on the book by Anthony Burgess and starring Malcolm McDowell premieres
  • 1972-01-14 "Sanford & Son" starring Redd Foxx premieres on NBC TV

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1972-02-13 "Cabaret", directed by Bob Fosse, based on the musical of the same name and starring Liza Minnelli and Michael York, is released

Singer & Actress Liza Minnelli
Singer & Actress
Liza Minnelli
  • 1972-02-17 TV comedy M*A*S*H, adapted from the movie, starring Alan Alda, Loretta Swit and Wayne Rogers debuts on CBS in the US

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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 (Academy Awards Best Picture 1973)

Actor Al Pacino
Actor
Al Pacino
Actor Marlon Brando
Actor
Marlon Brando
Novelist Mario Puzo
Novelist
Mario Puzo

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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

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1973-12-26 Horror film "The Exorcist" based on book and screenplay by William Peter Blatty, starring Linda Blai, rated X, premieres - 1st horror film to be nominated for Best Picture

Writer & Filmmaker William Peter Blatty
Writer & Filmmaker
William Peter Blatty
  • 1974-01-18 "$6 Million Man" starring Lee Majors premieres on ABC TV

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1974-02-07 Mel Brooks' "Blazing Saddles" opens in movie theaters starring Cleavon Little and Gene Wilder

Actor & Director Mel Brooks
Actor & Director
Mel Brooks
Actor Gene Wilder
Actor
Gene Wilder

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1974-07-24 "Death Wish", based on the novel by Brian Garfield, directed by Michael Winner and starring Charles Bronson is released in the US

  • 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 (Academy Awards Best Picture 1975)

  • 1975-02-11 Tv drama “Sarah T: Portrait of A Teenage Alcoholic”, starring Linda Blair, premieres on US network NBC
  • 1975-06-11 "Nashville", directed by Robert Altman and starring Ned Beatty and Ronee Blakley, is released

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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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1975-09-19 "Fawlty Towers" starring John Cleese, Prunella Scales and Andrew Sachs premieres on BBC2 in the UK

Actor, Comedian John Cleese
Actor, Comedian
John Cleese

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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 (Academy Awards 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 (Palme d'Or 1976)

Film Director Martin Scorsese
Film Director
Martin Scorsese
Actor Robert De Niro
Actor
Robert De Niro
Actress Jodie Foster
Actress
Jodie Foster
  • 1976-04-09 "All the President's Men", directed by Alan J. Pakula, based on the novel by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward detailing their Watergate investigation, starring Dustin Hoffman and Robert Redford, is released

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1976-09-22 "Charlie's Angels" starring Farrah Fawcett, Kate Jackson and Jaclyn Smith debuts

  • 1976-09-27 TV drama “Dawn: Portrait of A Teenage Runaway", starring Eve Plumb premieres on US network NBC
  • 1976-11-14 "Network", directed by Sidney Lumet, starring Faye Dunaway, Peter Finch and William Holden, premieres in Los Angeles and New York City (Finch - Academy Awards Best Actor 1977)

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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 (Academy Awards 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

  • 1977-12-14 "Saturday Night Fever" film 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, based on the 1971 musical

Singer and actress Olivia Newton-John
Singer and actress
Olivia Newton-John
  • 1978-07-21 "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" film, based on the Beatles' album of the same name, premieres in NYC
  • 1978-09-01 Horror film "Dawn of the Dead" written and directed by George A. Romero, starring David Emge, Ken Foree and Scott H. Reiniger premieres in Torino

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1978-10-25 "Halloween", directed by John Carpenter, starring Donald Pleasence and Jamie Lee Curtis in her film debut, is released

Actress Jamie Lee Curtis
Actress
Jamie Lee Curtis
Horror film director John Carpenter
Horror film director
John Carpenter

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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 (Academy Awards 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.

  • 1978-12-27 CBS Television's premiere of its version of "Les Miserables", starring Richard Jordan and Anthony Persins

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1979-05-25 "Alien", directed by Ridley Scott and starring Sigourney Weaver is released

  • 1979-06-26 "Moonraker", 11th James Bond film starring Roger Moore, premieres in London
  • 1979-08-15 "Apocalypse Now", directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, and Martin Sheen, is released (Palme d'Or 1979)
  • 1979-08-17 Monty Python's "Life of Brian" directed by Terry Jones, starring Graham Chapman & John Cleese premieres
  • 1979-12-19 "Kramer vs Kramer" directed by Robert Benton and starring Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep is released (Best Picture 1980)
  • 1980-07-02 Comedy film "Airplane!" written and directed by David Zucker, Jim Abrahams, and Jerry Zucker and starring Robert Hays and Julie Hagerty premieres
  • 1980-08-19 Willy Russell's play "Educating Rita" premieres in London starring Julie Walters

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1980-09-17 "Divine Madness" starring Bette Midler, premieres

Actress/Singer Bette Midler
Actress/Singer
Bette Midler

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1980-09-19 "Ordinary People" directed by Robert Redford and starring Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore and Judd Hirsch is released (Best Picture 1981)

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1980-12-11 "Magnum P.I." starring Tom Selleck premieres on CBS

  • 1980-12-19 "Raging Bull", directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Robert De Niro as boxer Jake LaMotta and Cathy Moriarty as his wife, is released in the United States
  • 1981-02-06 Crime film "Fort Apache: The Bronx" starring Paul Newman released amid protests in the US
  • 1981-03-30 "Chariots of Fire" directed by Hugh Hudson and starring Ben Cross and Ian Charleson premieres at a Royal Command Film Performance (Best Picture 1982)

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1981-06-12 "Raiders of the Lost Ark", the first Indiana Jones film directed by Stephen Spielberg, produced by George Lucas and starring Harrison Ford premieres

Actor Harrison Ford
Actor
Harrison Ford
Film Director George Lucas
Film Director
George Lucas
Director Steven Spielberg
Director
Steven Spielberg
  • 1981-06-24 "For Your Eyes Only", 12th James Bond, starring Roger Moore and 1st drected by John Glen premieres in London

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1981-07-10 "Escape from New York" directed by John Carpenter and starring Kurt Russell and Donald Pleasence, premieres in the US

Actor Kurt Russell
Actor
Kurt Russell
Horror film director John Carpenter
Horror film director
John Carpenter

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1982-03-13 TV drama "T.J. Hooker" premieres on US's ABC network starring William Shatner

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1982-09-22 Sitcom "Family Ties starring Michael J. Fox premieres on NBC

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1982-09-26 "Knight Rider", starring David Hasselhoff, debuts on NBC

  • 1982-09-29 1st broadcast of comedy "Cheers" on NBC-TV starring Ted Danson and Shelley Long

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1982-11-30 "Gandhi" directed by Richard Attenborough and starring Ben Kingsley and John Gielgud premieres in New Delhi (Best Picture 1983)

Actor John Gielgud
Actor
John Gielgud
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
Actor Ben Kingsley
Actor
Ben Kingsley

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1982-12-03 "Frances", film depicting life of actress Frances Frances and starring Jessica Lange, first released in the US

Actress Jessica Lange
Actress
Jessica Lange

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