Films in History (Part 4)

Events in Film & TV

Events 301 - 400 of 607

  • 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

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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

  • 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
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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

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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

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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

  • 1979-05-14 "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

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1979-06-26 "Moonraker", 11th James Bond film starring Roger Moore, premieres in London

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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)

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1979-08-17 Monty Python's "Life of Brian" directed by Terry Jones, starring Graham Chapman & John Cleese premieres

Actor, Comedian John Cleese
Actor, Comedian
John Cleese
Comedian and Actor Michael Palin
Comedian and Actor
Michael Palin
  • 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

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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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1980-11-18 "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

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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

Film Director Martin Scorsese
Film Director
Martin Scorsese
Actor Robert De Niro
Actor
Robert De Niro
Actress Cathy Moriarty
Actress
Cathy Moriarty

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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)

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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

  • 1982-03-21 Movie "Annie" directed by John Huston, starring Aileen Quinn, Albert Finney and Carol Burnett premieres

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1982-06-11 "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial", directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Henry Thomas and Drew Barrymore, is released

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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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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)

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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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1984-04-22 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
  • 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
  • 1984-09-06 "Amadeus" from the play by Peter Shaffer, directed by Milos Forman and starring Tom Hulce premieres in Los Angeles (Academy Awards Best Picture 1985)

  • 1984-09-30 CBS' premiere of "Murder She Wrote", starring Angela Landsbury

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1984-10-26 "The Terminator" directed by James Cameron and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton is released in the US

Actor, Body Builder & Politician Arnold Schwarzenegger
Actor, Body Builder & Politician
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Film Director James Cameron
Film Director
James Cameron

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1984-12-01 "Beverly Hills Cop" directed by Martin Brest and starring Eddie Murphy and Judge Reinhold premieres in Los Angeles

  • 1985-04-30 "Shoah", French documentary about the Holocaust, directed by Claude Lanzmann, starring Richard Glazar and Raul Hilberg, premieres in Paris
  • 1985-05-22 "A View to a Kill", 14th James Bond film, last to star Roger Moore, also starring Grace Jones and Christopher Walken, premieres in San Francisco

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1985-06-13 "Prizzi's Honor", starring Jack Nicholson, Kathleen Turner, and Anjelica Huston, is released

  • 1985-07-03 "Back to the Future" directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd is released

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1985-09-14 "The Golden Girls", starring Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan, and Estelle Getty, debuts on NBC

Actress and Comedian Betty White
Actress and Comedian
Betty White
Actress Estelle Getty
Actress
Estelle Getty
  • 1985-09-18 "The Equalizer" TV spy/crime drama debuts in the US on CBS (starring Edward Woodward)
  • 1985-09-29 "MacGyver" starring Richard Dean Anderson, debuts on ABC-TV
  • 1985-12-01 TV mini series "Anne of Green Gables", starring Megan Follows is first shown on CBS in Canada
  • 1985-12-08 NBC premiere of thriller "Final Jeopardy", starring Richard Thomas and Mary Crosby
  • 1985-12-10 "Out of Africa", based on the book by Isak Dinesen, directed by Sydney Pollack and starring Meryl Streep and Robert Redford premieres in Los Angeles (Best Picture 1986)

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

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1986-05-16 "Top Gun", directed by Tony Scott and starring Tom Cruise premieres

Actor Tom Cruise
Actor
Tom Cruise

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1986-08-22 "Stand By Me" film based on the novella by Stephen King, directed by Rob Reiner starring Wil Wheaten, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, and Jerry O'Connell is released

Actor River Phoenix
Actor
River Phoenix
Horror Author Stephen King
Horror Author
Stephen King

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1986-09-12 "Blue Velvet" directed by David Lynch, Starring Isabella Rossellini, Kyle MacLachlan and Dennis Hopper debuts in Toronto

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1986-12-19 "Platoon" directed by Oliver Stone and starring Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger and Willem Dafoe is released (Academy Awards Best Picture 1987)

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1987-09-28 "Star Trek: The Next Generation," starring Patrick Stewart debuts on syndicated TV

  • 1987-10-04 "The Last Emperor" directed by Bernardo Bertolucci and starring John Lone, Joan Chen and Peter O'Toole premieres at the Tokyo Film Festival (Best Picture 1988)

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1988-03-25 "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown" film written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar, starring Carmen Maura and Antonio Banderas is released

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1988-07-15 "Die Hard" directed by John McTiernan and starring Bruce Willis and Alan Rickman is released in the US

  • 1988-10-10 NBC premieres tele-biopic, "Winnie", starring Meredith Baxter and based on life of [Gwyanna] Winefred Sprockett
  • 1988-12-12 "Rainman" directed by Barry Levinson and starring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise premieres in New York (Best Picture 1989)

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1989-05-19 "Do the Right Thing", directed by Spike Lee, starring Danny Aiello and Ossie Davis premieres at the Cannes Film Festival

Director Spike Lee
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Spike Lee

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1989-06-02 "Dead Poets Society" starring Robin Williams premieres

Actor and Comedian Robin Williams
Actor and Comedian
Robin Williams
  • 1989-06-12 "Doctor Doctor", TV Comedy starring Matt Frewer, debuts on CBS-TV
  • 1989-06-13 "Licence to Kill", 16th James Bond film, last directed by John Glen and starring Timothy Dalton premieres in London

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1989-09-19 "Doogie Howser, M.D.", starring Neil Patrick Harris as a teenage physician, debuts on ABC

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1989-12-13 "Driving Miss Daisy" directed by Bruce Beresford and starring Morgan Freeman and Jessica Tandy is released (Best Picture 1990)

  • 1990-03-21 "Normal Life" starring Moon Unit & Dweezil Zappa premieres on CBS-TV
  • 1990-03-21 "Sydney" starring Valerie Bertinelli premieres on CBS-TV
  • 1990-03-31 "Carol & Company" starring Carol Burnett premieres on NBC-TV
  • 1990-04-08 "Twin Peaks" created by David Lynch and starring Kyle MacLachlan premieres on ABC-TV
  • 1990-04-09 "Capital News" starring Lloyd Bridges premieres on ABC-TV

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1990-05-31 Seinfeld starring Jerry Seinfeld, debuts on NBC as Seinfeld Chronicles

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld
Comedian
Jerry Seinfeld

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1990-10-04 U.S. premiere of Fox TV's "Beverly Hills, 90210" starring Luke Perry, Jason Priestley and Shannen Doherty

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1990-10-19 "Dances with Wolves" directed by Kevin Costner and starring Kevin Costner and Mary McDonnell premieres in Washington, D.C. (Academy Awards Best Picture 1991)

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

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1990-12-25 "The Godfather Part III" directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Al Pacino, Diane Keaton and Andy Garcia premieres

  • 1991-01-31 "Close-Up", Iranian film directed by Abbas Kiarostami, starring Hossain Sabzian and Mohsen Makhmalbaf, is released

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1991-02-14 "The Silence of the Lambs" film based on the book by Thomas Harris, directed by Jonathan Demme and starring Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins, is released (Best Picture 1992)

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1991-11-22 "Phool Aur Kaante", the film debut of famous Indian actor Ajay Devgan, is released

Actor & Bollywood Star Ajay Devgan
Actor & Bollywood Star
Ajay Devgan

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1991-12-20 "Father of the Bride" film starring Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, and Martin Short, is released

Actor and Comedian Steve Martin
Actor and Comedian
Steve Martin
Actor Martin Short
Actor
Martin Short
Actress Diane Keaton
Actress
Diane Keaton

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