Films in History (Part 4)

Events in Film & TV

Events 301 - 400 of 749

  • 1972-09-12 TV sitcom "Maude", a spin-off of "All In The Family", starring Bea Arthur and Bill Macy premieres on CBS
  • 1972-09-14 "The Waltons" TV program premieres on CBS starring Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, and Will Geer

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1972-09-17 TV comedy "M*A*S*H", adapted from the movie, starring Alan Alda, Loretta Swit, Wayne Rogers, and McLean Stevenson debuts on CBS in the US

Actor, Director and Comedian Alan Alda
Actor, Director and Comedian
Alan Alda
  • 1972-12-29 "Aguirre, the Wrath of God" film written and directed by Werner Herzog, starring Klaus Kinski premieres in West Germany

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1973-05-11 Ground-breaking Indian crime film "Zanjeer" directed by Prakash Mehra and starring "The Angry Young Man" Amitabh Bachchan released

  • 1973-05-14 French film "Day for Night" written and directed by François Truffaut, starring Jacqueline Bisset and Jean-Pierre Léaud premieres at Cannes (Academy Award Best Foreign Language Film)
  • 1973-06-19 "The Rocky Horror Show" stage production first opens in London written by Richard O'Brian and directed by Jim Sharman and starring Tim Curry

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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, starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford and music inspired by Scott Joplin premieres in Los Angeles and New York (Best Picture 1974)

Actor Robert Redford
Actor
Robert Redford
Actor and Entrepreneur Paul Newman
Actor and Entrepreneur
Paul Newman
Ragtime Composer Scott Joplin
Ragtime Composer
Scott Joplin

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

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

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1974-02-07 Mel Brooks' film "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
  • 1974-02-08 TV sitcom "Good Times", spin-off from "Maude", starring Esther Rolle, John Amos, and J.J. Walker, premieres on CBS TV

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1974-06-20 "Chinatown", directed by Roman Polanski starring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway, is released

Actress Faye Dunaway
Actress
Faye Dunaway
Actor Jack Nicholson
Actor
Jack Nicholson
Film Producer Robert Evans
Film Producer
Robert Evans

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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 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

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1974-12-14 Disaster film "The Towering Inferno" is released, starring Steve McQueen and Paul Newman

Actor Steve McQueen
Actor
Steve McQueen
Actor and Entrepreneur Paul Newman
Actor and Entrepreneur
Paul Newman
  • 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
  • 1975-03-07 "Mirror", Russian film directed by Andrei Tarkovsky, starring Margarita Terekhova and Ignat Daniltsev, is released
  • 1975-05-04 Italian film "Seven Beauties" directed by Lina Wertmüller, starring Giancarlo Giannini, and Shirley Stoler released - first film directed by a women to be nominated for an Academy Award
  • 1975-05-14 Cult feminist film "Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles" written and directed by Chantal Ackerman and starring Delphine Seyrig premieres at Cannes

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1975-06-11 "Nashville", directed by Robert Altman and starring Ned Beatty and Ronee Blakley, is released

Film Director Robert Altman
Film Director
Robert Altman

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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
  • 1975-08-15 Indian action-adventure film "Sholay" directed by Ramesh Sippy, starring Dharmendra and Amitabh Bachchan is released, highest-grossing Indian film ever

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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

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1976-04-09 "All the President's Men", directed by Alan J. Pakula, based on the non-fiction book by journalists Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward detailing their Watergate investigation, starring Dustin Hoffman and Robert Redford, is released

Actor Dustin Hoffman
Actor
Dustin Hoffman
Investigative Reporter Carl Bernstein
Investigative Reporter
Carl Bernstein
Actor Robert Redford
Actor
Robert Redford

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1976-06-25 Supernatural horror film "The Omen" starring Gregory Peck and Lee Remick premieres in the US


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1976-09-22 TV dama "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 and Director Sylvester Stallone
Actor and Director
Sylvester Stallone

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1976-12-18 Second remake of "A Star is Born" film, directed by Frank Pierson and starring Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson, premieres

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • 1977-01-14 "Fantasy Island" starring Ricardo Montalbán and Hervé Villechaize 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
  • 1977-03-15 TV comedy "Three's Company" starring Jack Ritter, Suzanne Somers and Joyce DeWitt premieres on ABC

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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 and Director Woody Allen
Actor, Screenwriter and 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

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1977-05-19 Film "Smokey & the Bandit" starring Burt Reynolds, Sally Field and Jackie Gleason premieres in NYC

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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

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

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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

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1977-12-12 "Saturday Night Fever", a film starring John Travolta, premieres in NYC

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1978-01-08 TV series "All Creatures Great and Small" debuts on BBC TV, based on the books by James Herriot, starring Robert hardy and Christopher Timothy

Veterinarian and Novelist James Herriot
Veterinarian and Novelist
James Herriot

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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
Comic Book Artist and Writer Jack Kirby
Comic Book Artist and Writer
Jack Kirby

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1978-04-02 TV show "Dallas" starring Larry Hagman and Barbara Bel Geddes premieres on CBS as a 5 week mini-series; ratings success leads to a 13 year run

  • 1978-04-30 British film "The Stud" starring Joan Collins, based on the book by her sister Jackie Collins premieres in UK

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1978-06-16 Film "Grease" opens, starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, based on the 1971 musical

Actor John Travolta
Actor
John Travolta
Singer and Actress Olivia Newton-John
Singer and Actress
Olivia Newton-John
  • 1978-07-21 "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" film starring The Bee Gees, based on the Beatles' album of the same name, premieres in NYC

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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

  • 1978-10-06 "Midnight Express" film premieres directed by Alan Parker starring Brad Davis, Randy Quaid and John Hurt

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1978-10-06 Terrence Malick's "Days of Heaven" film premieres starring Richard Gere

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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.

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

  • 1979-03-09 "The Passage", directed by J. Lee Thompson and starring Anthony Quinn, is released in the United States
  • 1979-05-14 "Stalker", Russian film directed by Andrei Tarkovsky, starring Alexander Kaidanovsky and Anatoli Solonitsyn, is released

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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, Mickael Palin, & John Cleese, premieres in US theaters

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1979-08-25 TV series "Hart to Hart" starring Robert Wagner and Stefanie Powers premieres in the US on ABC

  • 1979-09-09 British film "The Bitch" starring Joan Collins, a sequel to "The Stud", both based on novels by her sister Jackie Collins, premieres in UK

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1979-10-16 Comedy sketch show "Not the Nine O'Clock News" debuts starring Rowan Atkinson, Chris Langham, Pamela Stephenson and Mel Smith on BBC 2

Actor and Comedian Rowan Atkinson
Actor and Comedian
Rowan Atkinson

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1979-11-17 "Salem's Lot", American two-part miniseries based on the horror novel of the same name by Stephen King, premieres in the United States

Horror Author Stephen King
Horror Author
Stephen King

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1979-12-07 "Star Trek: The Motion Picture" first movie of the series premieres directed by Robert Wise, starring William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy

  • 1979-12-16 "An American Christmas Carol" directed by Eric Till starring Henry Winkler premieres in the US
  • 1979-12-19 "Kramer vs Kramer" directed by Robert Benton and starring Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep is released (Best Picture 1980)

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1980-05-23 Horror film "The Shining" released directed by Stanley Kubrick, starring Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall, based on book by Stephen King

Film Director Stanley Kubrick
Film Director
Stanley Kubrick
Actor Jack Nicholson
Actor
Jack Nicholson
Actress Shelley Duvall
Actress
Shelley Duvall
  • 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 and Singer Bette Midler
Actress and 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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1980-11-18 "Heaven's Gate" film directed by Michael Cimino, starring Kris Kristofferson and Christopher Walken premieres - one of the biggest box office bombs ever

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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

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

Actor and Entrepreneur Paul Newman
Actor and 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)
  • 1981-04-17 Carl Gottlieb's movie "Caveman", starring Ringo Starr, Shelley Long, Barbara Bach, Dennis Quaid, Jack Gilford, and John Matuszak premieres
  • 1982-12-01 "Tootsie" directed by Sydney Pollack and starring Dustin Hoffman and Jessica Lange premieres in Hollywood

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

Actress Jessica Lange
Actress
Jessica Lange

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1982-12-08 "Sophie's Choice", directed by Alan J. Pakula and based on William Styton's 1979 novel of the same name, starring Meryl Streep and Kevin Kline, is released (Academy Awards Best Actress 1983)

  • 1983-06-15 "Black Adder" TV comedy premieres starring Rowan Atkinson and Tony Robinson and written by Richard Curtis and Rowan Atkinson on BBC1

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1983-07-15 Film version of "The Pirates of Penzance", starring Kevin Kline, Linda Ronstadt, and Angela Lansbury premieres in US

Actress Angela Lansbury
Actress
Angela Lansbury
Singer and Actress Linda Ronstadt
Singer and Actress
Linda Ronstadt
Actor Kevin Kline
Actor
Kevin Kline
  • 1983-11-17 Film "Yentl" produced, directed and starring Barbra Streisand and Mandy Patinkin premieres, based on play and story by Isaac Bashevis Singer

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1983-11-20 "Terms of Endearment" from the book by Larry McMurtry, directed by James L. Brooks and starring Shirley MacLaine and Debra Winger premieres in New York (Best Picture 1984)

  • 1984-01-04 "Night Court" starring Harry Anderson premieres on NBC TV

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1984-03-19 American sitcom "Kate & Allie" premieres on CBS TV starring Susan Saint James and Jane Curtin

Actress Jane Curtin
Actress
Jane Curtin

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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
  • 1984-05-23 Crime epic film "Once Upon a Time in America" directed by Sergio Leone starring Robert De Niro and James Woods premieres at Cannes

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1984-06-08 "Ghostbusters", American supernatural comedy film, directed and produced by Ivan Reitman, starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, HArold Ramis, and Ernie Hudson is released

Actor/Comedian Bill Murray
Actor/Comedian
Bill Murray
Actor and Comedian Dan Aykroyd
Actor and Comedian
Dan Aykroyd
Actor and Musician Rick Moranis
Actor and Musician
Rick Moranis

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