Film in History (Part 2)

Events in Film & TV

Events 101 - 200 of 261


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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
  • 1963-06-24 1st demonstration of home video recorder, at BBC Studios, London

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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
  • 1965-06-07 Sony Corp introduced its home video tape recorder, priced at $995
  • 1965-07-29 Beatles movie "Help" premieres, Queen Elizabeth attends
  • 1965-08-11 Beatles movie "Help" opens in NYC
  • 1967-10-18 Walt Disney's "Jungle Book" film is released
  • 1967-10-20 A purported bigfoot is filmed by Patterson and Gimlin.
  • 1968-05-31 Movie star James Stewart retires from the US Air Force after 27 years of service, and is promoted to major general by President Reagan
  • 1968-06-12 U.S. premiere of horror film "Rosemary's Baby", based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Ira Levin
  • 1968-07-17 Beatles' animated film "Yellow Submarine" premieres in London
  • 1968-11-14 U.S. premiere of film version of Morris L. West's best seller "The Shoes of the Fisherman"
  • 1968-12-12 Rolling Stones film TV show "Rock 'n Roll Circus"-never aired
  • 1969-03-26 Marcus Welby MD, a TV movie is shown on ABC-TV
  • 1969-08-22 Beatles record a video for "Long & Winding Road"
  • 1969-12-18 "On Her Majesty's Secret Service", 6th James Bond Film starring George Lazenby and Diana Rigg, premieres in London
  • 1970-01-27 Movie rating system modifies "M" rating to "PG"
  • 1970-05-13 Beatles movie "Let it Be" premieres
  • 1970-05-20 Beatles' "Let it Be" movie premieres in UK
  • 1970-06-24 "Catch 22" opens in movie theaters
  • 1971-02-14 Movie "Ben Hur" 1st shown on television
  • 1971-07-28 Dutch ends censorship of "Blue Movie"
  • 1971-11-30 TV movie "Brian's Song" airs for 1st time on ABC-TV
  • 1971-12-14 U.S. premiere of "Nicholas and Alexandra", film adaptation of Robert K. Massie's best selling novel
  • 1972-02-14 CBS "Late Movie" premieres
  • 1972-11-01 1st gay theme TV movie - "That Certain Summer"
  • 1972-11-26 Bomb explosion at the Film Centre Cinema, in O’Connell Bridge House in Dublin

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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
  • 1974-10-01 "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" horror film directed by Tobe Hooper is 1st released in the US
  • 1974-10-30 "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre" horror film premieres in Los Angeles
  • 1975-06-07 Sony introduces the Betamax videocassette recorder for sale to the public
  • 1976-04-06 1st quadrophonic movie track: "Ladies & Gentlemen the Rolling Stones"
  • 1976-06-24 1975 movie "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" released in Germany
  • 1976-10-24 27th Formula One WDC: James Hunt wins by one point (this season served as the inspiration for the 2013 film "Rush")
  • 1976-11-14 Satire film drama "Network" directed by Sidney Lumet premieres in Los Angeles and New York City

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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

Film Director George Lucas
Film Director
George Lucas
Actor Harrison Ford
Actor
Harrison Ford
Actress Carrie Fisher
Actress
Carrie Fisher

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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
  • 1977-09-08 Interpol sends a resolution concerning video piracy
  • 1978-01-20 Columbia Pictures pays $9.5 million for movie rights to "Annie"
  • 1978-02-10 U.S. premiere of "Blue Collar", Paul Schrader's first film direction

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

  • 1978-08-19 422 die in an arson fire at a movie theater in Iran
  • 1978-10-14 1st TV movie from a TV series-"Rescue from Gilligan's Island"

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

  • 1978-10-28 NBC's premiere of Kiss' acting debut, "Kiss Meets The Phantom of the Park" TV film
  • 1978-11-26 1st lesbian theme TV movie - "A Question of Love"

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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.

  • 1980-05-09 Slasher horror film "Friday the 13th" is released in US cinemas
  • 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
  • 1980-11-20 UA withdraws $44 million movie "Heaven's Gate" for re-editing

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1981-02-06 Crime film "Fort Apache: The Bronx" starring Paul Newman released amid protests in the US

Actor & Entrepreneur Paul Newman
Actor & Entrepreneur
Paul Newman
  • 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)
  • 1982-01-10 NBC's premiere of TV film "Will: G. Gordon Liddy", based on the Watergate conspirator, participant and convict
  • 1982-03-21 Movie "Annie" premieres
  • 1982-08-02 Roger Ebert's "Movie News" premieres on ABC FM network
  • 1983-06-02 1980 movie "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes" released in Germany
  • 1983-11-20 100 million watch ABC-TV movie "Day After" about nuclear war

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1984-01-27 Michael Jackson is burned during filming for Pepsi commercial

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson

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1984-04-22 CBS premiere of TV film "Pope John Paul II", starring Albert Finney in title role

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II

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1984-05-23 "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom", 2nd in the film series, directed by Stephen Spielberg, produced by George Lucas and starring Harrison Ford, opens in the US

Actor Harrison Ford
Actor
Harrison Ford
Film Director George Lucas
Film Director
George Lucas
Director Steven Spielberg
Director
Steven Spielberg
  • 1984-11-09 Wes Craven's horror film "A Nightmare on Elm Street" premieres in the US
  • 1985-10-26 CBS' premiere of fact based TV film "Children of the Night", based on sociology student Lois Lee's expose on female crime and inconsistent enforcement of prostitution laws in Los Angeles
  • 1985-11-11 1st AIDS theme TV movie - "An Early Frost" screens in US on NBC

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1986-02-08 The crime film "A Better Tomorrow", starring Yun Fat Chow, premieres in Hong Kong

  • 1986-09-07 NBC premiere of "The French Connection" film based TV sequel "Popeye Doyle"
  • 1986-09-12 Limited U.S. premiere of film adaptation of Marsha Norman's play "'Night, Mother"
  • 1987-05-30 North American Philips Company unveils compact disc video
  • 1987-09-02 Philips introduces CD-video
  • 1988-08-12 Movie "Last Temptation of Christ" is released
  • 1988-10-27 "ET" released to home video (14 million presold)
  • 1988-12-02 "Naked Gun" (a movie based on TV's "Police Squad") premieres
  • 1988-12-09 Premiere of fact based crime drama film "Mississippi Burning"
  • 1989-04-30 Critics Siskel & Ebert film their 500th TV movie-review show
  • 1989-05-15 Maxwell House coffee runs ads during "Roe vs Wade" movie despite threat of boycott by right-to-lifers
  • 1989-06-13 "Licence to Kill", 16th James Bond film, last directed by John Glen and starring Timothy Dalton premieres in London
  • 1989-06-23 Movie "Batman" premieres
  • 1989-07-03 The movie "Batman" set record of quickest $100 million (10 days)
  • 1989-09-26 MPAA creates NC-17 rating for movies with adult themes
  • 1989-11-15 "Batman" is released on video tape
  • 1990-05-18 TV movie "Return To Green Acres" airs
  • 1990-06-14 Date of the events in the movie Mr Destiny
  • 1990-07-06 "Jetsons the Movie" with Tiffany, premieres

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1990-11-10 John Hughes' film "Home Alone" directed by Chris Columbus and starring Macaulay Culkin premieres in Chicago

  • 1991-07-26 Paul Reubens (Pee Wee Herman) is arrested in Florida, for exposing himself at an adult movie theater
  • 1991-11-14 Michael Jackson's "Black or White" video premieres on FOX TV
  • 1992-06-19 "Batman Returns" is released in USA movie theatres
  • 1992-08-03 Paramount inaugurates New York Street on TV/movie lot

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1993-06-11 "Jurassic Park", starring Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum opens, sets box office weekend record of $502 million

Actor Sam Neill
Actor
Sam Neill
  • 1993-10-13 Captured American Pilot Mike Durant is filmed in an interview in captivity by a CNN camera crew.
  • 1994-05-20 Sony Theaters & Cineplex (NYC) hike movie ticket prices to $8.00
  • 1994-05-27 Flintstones live action movie opens
  • 1994-10-10 MPAA chief Jack Valenti holds meeting to determine new movie ratings
  • 1995-06-09 Brady Bunch Movie (1995) premieres in UK
  • 1995-06-09 Wigstock The Movie (1994) premieres in USA

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1995-11-13 "GoldenEye", 17th James Bond film, starring Pierce Brosnan for the first time and Judi Dench as M, released

  • 1995-11-22 Toy Story is released as the first feature-length film created completely using computer-generated imagery.

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1997-04-25 The disaster film "Volcano", starring Tommy Lee Jones and Anne Heche, is released

Actress Anne Heche
Actress
Anne Heche
  • 1997-12-09 "Tomorrow Never Dies", 18th James Bond film starring Pierce Brosnan and Michelle Yeoh, premieres in London
  • 1997-12-25 For 1st time US movie box office receipts pass $6 billion

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