Critics in History

Events in Film & TV

  • 1989-04-30 Critics Siskel & Ebert film their 500th TV movie-review show

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1880-08-26 Guillaume Apollinaire, France, poet/movie critic (Alcoola)
  • 1907-03-08 Charles Boost, movie critic
  • 1913-11-11 Peter Black, TV critic
  • 1918-10-07 Guido Aristarco, film critic
  • 1919-06-19 Pauline Kael, movie critic (NY Times, For Keeps)
  • 1922-05-22 Judith Crist, NY, movie critic (TV Guide)
  • 1926-07-17 Charles Champlin, American film critic and writer
  • 1928-10-31 Andrew Sarris, movie critic (Village Voice)
  • 1933-08-21 Barry Norman, Britain, film critic (Film Greats)
  • 1938-10-02 Rex Reed, movie critic/actor (Myra Breckinridge), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1939-09-29 Molly Haskell, American film critic
  • 1942-06-18 Roger Ebert, film critic (Pulitzer Prize 1975), born in Urbana Illnois (d. 2013)
  • 1943-07-07 Joel Siegel, American film critic (d. 2007)
  • 1946-01-26 Gene Siskel, movie critic (Siskel & Ebert)
  • 1948-10-03 Michael Medved, American film critic
  • 1948-11-03 Tom Shales, TV critic (Washington Post)
  • 1950-12-18 Leonard Maltin, American movie critic (Entertainment Tonight), born in NYC, New York
  • 1958-10-19 John Bloom, [Joe Bob Briggs], drive-in movie critic
  • 1959-10-17 Richard Roeper, American film critic
  • 1960-08-01 Richard Roeper, American columnist and film critic
  • 1963-07-02 Mark Kermode, British film critic
  • 1982-04-29 Kamran Jawaid, Pakistani film critic

Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1992-07-18 Film critic Roger Ebert marries Chaz Hammel-Smith

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1990-01-01 Charles Boost, Dutch film critic, dies at 82
  • 1993-07-30 Jay Scott, [Jeffrey Scott Beaven], US/Canada movie critic, dies at 43
  • 1995-01-13 Maxwell Henley Harris, Austrian poet/publisher (Critics), dies at 73
  • 1995-01-25 Peter Black, TV critic, dies at 82
  • 1995-06-03 Dilys Powell, film Critic, dies at 93
  • 1996-09-11 Guido Aristarco, film critic, dies at 77
  • 1999-02-20 Gene Siskel, American film critic (b. 1946)
  • 2000-09-15 Vincent Canby, American movie critic (b. 1924)
  • 2001-09-03 Pauline Kael, American film critic (b. 1919)
  • 2007-06-29 Joel Siegel, American film critic (b. 1943)
  • 2010-03-25 Pål Bang-Hansen, Norwegian film critic and television personality (b. 1937)
  • 2013-04-04 Roger Ebert, American film critic (Pulitzer Prize 1975), dies of cancer at 70