Film in History (Part 3)

Events in Film & TV

Events 201 - 261 of 261

  • 1998-02-20 US movie box office hits quickest $1 billion for year (51 days)
  • 1998-11-17 Tori Amos release a compilation of her videos, "Tori Amos: The Complete Collection: 1992-1998"
  • 1998-12-31 US movie box office hits record $6.24 billion for year
  • 1999-09-08 US Attorney General Janet Reno names former Senator John Danforth to head an independent investigation of the 1993 fire at the Branch Davidian church near Waco, Texas in response to revelations in the film "Waco The Rules of Engagement"

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1999-11-08 "The World is Not Enough" 19th James Bond film starring Pierce Brosnan, Robert Carlyle and Denise Richards premieres in Los Angeles

  • 2001-01-09 Apple announced iTunes at the Macworld Expo in San Francisco, for organizing and playing digital music and videos. Now widely used by Windows and Mac users.

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2001-08-03 The Princess Diaries, starring Anne Hathaway in her film debut, is released

Actress Anne Hathaway
Actress
Anne Hathaway

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2001-11-14 "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" the 1st film adaptation of the books by J. K. Rowling, is released starring Daniel Radcliffe

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2001-12-10 "The Fellowship of the Ring" Lord of the Rings film directed by Peter Jackson and starring Elijah Wood and Ian McKellen premieres in London

Film Director Peter Jackson
Film Director
Peter Jackson
Actor Elijah Wood
Actor
Elijah Wood
Actor Ian McKellen
Actor
Ian McKellen
  • 2001-12-19 "The Fellowship of the Ring", 1st Lord of the Rings film is released. Makes US$47 million US opening weekend, $871 million total worldwide.
  • 2002-03-12 Animated film "Ice Age" directed by Chris Wedge and Carlos Saldanha, with voices by Denis Leary and John Leguizamo premieres
  • 2002-11-14 Film "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" is released, based on the 2nd book by J. K. Rowling
  • 2002-11-20 "Die Another Day", 20th James Bond film released, directed by Lee Tamahori, starring Pierce Brosnan and Halle Berry
  • 2002-12-05 "The Two Towers" 2nd Lord of the Rings film directed by Peter Jackson and starring Elijah Wood and Ian McKellen premieres in New York
  • 2002-12-18 "The Two Towers", 2nd of the Lord of the Rings films is released. Makes US$62 opening weekend and $926 million total worldwide.
  • 2003-12-01 "The Return of the King", 3rd and final film in the Lord of the Rings series, directed by Peter Jackson and starring Elijah Wood and Ian McKellen premieres in Wellington, New Zealand
  • 2003-12-17 "The Return of the King" 3rd Lord of the Ring films is released. Makes US$72 million opening weekend, 2nd film to gross over 1 billion worldwide.
  • 2004-05-31 "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban", the 3rd film based on the books by J. K. Rowling is released in UK cinemas.
  • 2005-02-15 YouTube, the popular Internet site on which videos may be shared and viewed by others, is launched in the United States.

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2005-09-11 "Pride & Prejudice", the film adaptation of Jane Austen's novel of the same name, starring Keira Knightley as Elizabeth Bennet, is released

Actress Keira Knightley
Actress
Keira Knightley
Novelist Jane Austen
Novelist
Jane Austen
  • 2005-11-06 "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire", the 4th film based on the books by J. K. Rowling, premieres in London. Goes on to become most successful film of the year, earning almost US$ 900 million.
  • 2006-03-01 Animated film "Ice Age: The Meltdown" directed by Carlos Saldanha with voices by Ray Romano and John Leguizamo premieres in Belgium

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2006-06-24 "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest", directed by Gore Verbinski, starring Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom, premieres at Disneyland - becomes fastest film to gross over 1 billion

  • 2006-11-14 "Casino Royale", 21st James Bond film premieres in London, starring Daniel Craig for the 1st time and Eva Green, premieres in London

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2007-03-23 After some initial hesitation, Emma Watson signs on to appear as Hermione in the final three Harry Potter films

Actress Emma Watson
Actress
Emma Watson

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2007-05-19 "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End", directed by Gore Verbinksi, starring Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom premieres in Anaheim - most expensive film ($300 million) made at the time

  • 2007-07-11 "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix", the 5th film based on the books by J. K. Rowling is released.
  • 2008-02-19 Toshiba announces its formal recall of its HD DVD video formatting, ending the format war between it and Sony's Blu-Ray Disc
  • 2008-06-01 A fire at the backlot of Universal Studios Hollywood destroys several icons from movies, such as Courthouse Square, the clock tower from Back to the Future, and the King Kong exhibit on the studio tour.
  • 2008-10-29 "Quantum of Solace" 22nd James Bond film starring Daniel Craig and Olga Kurylenko, premieres in London
  • 2009-07-01 Animated film "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs" directed by Carlos Saldanha and Mike Thurmeieris with voices by Ray Romano and John Leguizamo is released
  • 2009-07-15 "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince", the 6th film based on the books by J. K. Rowling is released worldwide

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2010-06-12 "Toy Story 3", directed by Lee Unkrich, starring Tom Hanks and Tim Allen, premieres at the Taormina Film Fest in Italy - 1st animated film to earn 1 billion

Actor Tim Allen
Actor
Tim Allen
Actor Tom Hanks
Actor
Tom Hanks
  • 2010-11-19 "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1" the 7th film based on the books by J. K. Rowling is released worldwide.

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2011-01-10 Ian McKellen officially confirms that he will reprise the role of Gandalf in "The Hobbit" film adaptations

Hall of fameHall of Fame

2011-02-05 Ed Sabol, co-founder of NFL Films, elected for enshrinement in the Pro Football Hall of Fame

American Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films Ed Sabol
American Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films
Ed Sabol
  • 2011-07-07 "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2", the last Harry Potter film, premieres in London
  • 2012-03-20 Disney movie John Carter records one of the largest losses in cinema history with a $200 million dollar write down

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2012-03-25 Peter Cruddas, treasurer of Britain's Conservative Party, resigns after being caught on film selling access to British Prime Minister David Cameron

British Prime Minister David Cameron
British Prime Minister
David Cameron
  • 2012-06-26 Animated film "Ice Age: Continental Drift", directed by Steve Martino and Mike Thurmeier with voices by Ray Romano and John Leguizamo premieres in Buenos Aires
  • 2012-07-20 12 people are killed and 59 injured after a gunman opens fire at a Dark Knight movie premier in Aurora, Colorado,
  • 2012-10-23 "Skyfall", 23rd James Bond film, directed by Sam Mendes and starring Daniel Craig and Javier Bardem premieres in London
  • 2012-10-30 Walt Disney purchases Lucasfilm Ltd and its rights for Star Wars and Indiana Jones for $4.05 billion
  • 2012-11-24 Gangnam Style becomes the most viewed youtube video surpassing 808 million views
  • 2012-11-28 "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" 1st of the Hobbit film series, directed by Peter Jackson, starring Martin Freeman and Ian McKellen, premieres in Wellington, New Zealand
  • 2012-12-21 "Gangnam Style" becomes the first video to reach one billion views on YouTube

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2013-11-26 Due to a street tirade captured on video, Alec Baldwin's show "Up Late with Alec Baldwin" is cancelled after only five episodes

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2013-11-27 "Frozen", the highest-grossing animated film of all time, starring Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell, is released

Actress/Singer Idina Menzel
Actress/Singer
Idina Menzel
  • 2013-12-02 "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug", 2nd film in the Hobbit series, directed by Peter Jackson, starring Martin Freeman and Ian McKellen, premieres in Los Angeles
  • 2014-02-11 11 people are killed after a grenade was tossed into a movie theatre in Peshawar, Pakistan
  • 2014-05-31 Psy's "Gangnam Style" becomes the first video to reach 2 billion views on YouTube

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2014-06-19 "Transformers: Age of Extinction" directed by Michael Bay and starring Mark Wahlberg premieres in Hong Kong. Highest grossing film of 2014 ($1.104 billion)

Actor & Former Rapper Mark Wahlberg
Actor & Former Rapper
Mark Wahlberg
  • 2014-12-01 "The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies", 3rd and final Hobbit film, directed by Peter Jackson, starring Martin Freeman and Ian McKellen, premieres in London
  • 2015-06-14 "Jurassic World", 1st film to make $500 million worldwide in its opening weekend
  • 2015-07-09 48th San Diego Comic-Con begins (till 12th) - includes preview of new Star Wars film by J.J. Abrams
  • 2015-10-26 "Spectre", 24th James Bond film, directed by Sam Mendes and starring Daniel Craig premieres in London
  • 2016-01-06 "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" breaks North American box office record, passing the $760.5m taken by "Avatar"
  • 2016-01-27 OnThisDay.com receives a substantial face-lift, courtesy of a fresh new website design and brand by design studio Fhoke. Dedicated history and film and television channels are launched alongside the new design.

Music releaseAlbum Release

2016-04-23 Beyoncé releases her 6th album "Lemonade" with a 1 hour film on HBO

  • 2016-07-22 Japan’s Funai Electric announce they will manufacture world's last videocassette this month
  • 2016-12-10 "Rogue One", 1st of the Star Wars Anthology films, directed by Gareth Edwards and starring Felicity Jones, premieres in Los Angeles

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