On This Day

Films in History (Part 6)

Events in Film & TV

Events 501 - 600 of 761

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

1994-09-19 "ER" premieres on NBC, created by Michael Crichton, starring George Clooney, Anthony Edwards and Noah Wyle

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

1994-09-22 "Friends" TV sitcom created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman debuts on NBC, starring Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer

Film release premierFilm Release

1994-09-23 "The Shawshank Redemption", directed by Frank Darabont and starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman, is released

Film release premierFilm Premier

1994-09-28 "Ed Wood" film directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp premieres

Actor Johnny Depp
Actor
Johnny Depp
Film Director Tim Burton
Film Director
Tim Burton

Film release premierFilm Premier

1994-11-18 "Star Trek: Generations" film directed by David Carson and starring Patrick Stewart premieres

Film release premierFilm Premier

1994-12-02 "Cobb" a film about baseball player Ty Cobb, starring Tommy Lee Jones premieres

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb

Film release premierFilm Premier

1994-12-28 "The Madness of King George" film based on the play by Alan Bennett, directed by Nicholas Hytner, starring Nigel Hawthorne and Helen Mirren premieres in the US

Actress Helen Mirren
Actress
Helen Mirren

Film release premierFilm Premier

1995-05-18 "Braveheart" directed by Mel Gibson and starring Mel Gibson and Sophie Marceau premieres at the Seattle Film Festival (Best Picture 1996)

Actor and Film Director Mel Gibson
Actor and Film Director
Mel Gibson

Film release premierFilm Release

1995-06-16 "Batman Forever" opens with a record $528 million weekend starring Val Kilmer, Chris O'Donnell, Tommy Lee Jones and Nicole Kidman

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1995-09-04 Cult TV series "Xena: Warrior Princess" starring Lucy Lawless and Renee O'Connor debuts in the US

Actress & Singer Lucy Lawless
Actress & Singer
Lucy Lawless
Actor Kevin Smith
Actor
Kevin Smith
  • 1995-09-15 "Se7en" directed by David Fincher and starring Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt and Kevin Spacey premieres in New York

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

1995-09-24 TV adaptation of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice", starring Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth debuts on BBC One

Novelist Jane Austen
Novelist
Jane Austen
Actor Colin Firth
Actor
Colin Firth

Film release premierFilm Premier

1995-10-27 Dramatic film "Leaving Las Vegas" directed by Mike Figgis and starring Nicolas Cage (Oscar for Best Actor) and Elisabeth Shue premieres

Film release premierFilm Release

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

Actor Pierce Brosnan
Actor
Pierce Brosnan
Actress Judi Dench
Actress
Judi Dench
Actor and Comedian Robbie Coltrane
Actor and Comedian
Robbie Coltrane

Film release premierFilm Release

1995-11-22 "Toy Story", the first feature-length film created completely using computer-generated imagery, directed by John Lasseter and starring Tom Hanks and Tim Allen, is released

Actor Tom Hanks
Actor
Tom Hanks
Actor Tim Allen
Actor
Tim Allen
Actor and Sportsman Woody Strode
Actor and Sportsman
Woody Strode

Film release premierFilm Release

1996-02-15 Tamil romantic comedy film "Poove Unakkaga" released directed by Vikraman, starring Sangita and Vijay in his breakthrough role

Actor and Singer Vijay
Actor and Singer
Vijay

Film release premierFilm Release

1996-02-23 "Trainspotting" directed by Danny Boyle based on the book by Irvine Welsh, starring Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle and Jonny Lee Miller opens in cinemas in the UK and Ireland

Actor Ewan McGregor
Actor
Ewan McGregor
Actor Robert Carlyle
Actor
Robert Carlyle
Film Director Danny Boyle
Film Director
Danny Boyle

Film release premierFilm Release

1996-03-08 "Fargo" directed and written by Joel and Ethan Coen, starring Frances McDormand, William H. Macy and Steve Buscemi released in the US

Film release premierFilm Release

1996-04-29 "Rent", starring Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs, opens at Nederlander Theater NYC

Actress and Singer Idina Menzel
Actress and Singer
Idina Menzel

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1996-05-10 "Twister" disaster film written by Michael Crichton starring Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton premieres

Actress Helen Hunt
Actress
Helen Hunt
Novelist Michael Crichton
Novelist
Michael Crichton
  • 1996-05-24 "Spy Hard" starring Leslie Nielsen is released

Film release premierFilm Release

1996-06-14 "Cable Guy" starring Jim Carrey is released

Actor and Comedian Jim Carrey
Actor and Comedian
Jim Carrey

Film release premierFilm Premier

1996-06-25 "Independence Day" directed by Roland Emmerich and starring Will Smith, Bill Pullman and Jeff Goldblum premieres in Westwood, California

Film release premierFilm Release

1996-06-28 "Nutty Professor" starring Eddie Murphy opens in theaters in the USA

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

1996-08-26 "7th Heaven", starring Jessica Biel, debuts on The WB

Actress Jessica Biel
Actress
Jessica Biel

Film release premierFilm Premier

1996-11-06 "The English Patient" based on the novel by Michael Ondaatje, directed by Anthony Minghella and starring Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche and Kristen Scott Thomas premieres in Los Angeles (Best Picture 1997)

  • 1996-11-18 "Star Trek: First Contact" film directed by Jonathan Frakes and starring Patrick Stewart and Jonathan Frakes premieres

Film release premierFilm Release

1996-12-20 Horror film classic "Scream", starring Neve Campbell and Courteney Cox, is released

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

1997-03-10 "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" created by Joss Whedon and starring Sarah Michelle Geller premieres on WB Television Network

Film release premierFilm Premier

1997-04-15 The disaster film "Volcano" directed by Mick Jackson starring Tommy Lee Jones and Anne Heche premieres in South Korea

Actress Anne Heche
Actress
Anne Heche

Film release premierFilm Release

1997-05-02 "Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery", starring Mike Myers and Elizabeth Hurley, is released

Actress Elizabeth Hurley
Actress
Elizabeth Hurley
Actor Robert Wagner
Actor
Robert Wagner
Actor and Comedian Mike Myers
Actor and Comedian
Mike Myers

Film release premierFilm Release

1997-05-07 Science fiction film "The Fifth Element" written and directed by Luc Besson, starring Bruce Willis and Milla Jovovich is released. Then the most expensive European film ever made.

Film release premierFilm Premier

1997-05-19 "The Lost World: Jurassic Park", directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Jeff Goldblum and Julianne Moore, premieres in the US

Film release premierFilm Premier

1997-06-12 "Batman and Robin" directed by Joel Schumacher, starring George Clooney, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Chris O'Donnell premieres in Los Angeles

Actor George Clooney
Actor
George Clooney
Actor Chris O'Donnell
Actor
Chris O'Donnell
Actor, Body Builder and Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger
Actor, Body Builder and Governor of California
Arnold Schwarzenegger

Film release premierFilm Premier

1997-11-01 "Titanic" directed by James Cameron, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet premieres at the Tokyo International Film Festival (Academy Awards Best Picture 1998)

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio
Actor
Leonardo DiCaprio
Film Director James Cameron
Film Director
James Cameron
Actress Kate Winslet
Actress
Kate Winslet

Film release premierFilm Release

1997-11-07 "Bean" film directed by Mel Smith and starring Rowan Atkinson as Mr. Bean opens in the US

Actor and Comedian Rowan Atkinson
Actor and Comedian
Rowan Atkinson

Film release premierFilm Premier

1997-12-15 "Spice World" movie directed by Bob Spiers and starring girl group the Spice Girls premieres in the UK

Singer-Songwriter Mel C
Singer-Songwriter
Mel C
Pop Star Emma Bunton
Pop Star
Emma Bunton
Singer Geri Horner
Singer
Geri Horner
  • 1997-12-23 "As Good as It Gets" film released written and directed by James L. Brooks, starring Jack Nicholson and Helen Hunt
  • 1997-12-25 For 1st time US movie box office receipts pass $6 billion

Film release premierFilm Premier

1998-01-20 "Dawson's Creek" created by Kevin Williamson, starring James Van Der Beek, Katie Holmes and Joshua Jackson premieres on WB in the US

  • 1998-02-20 US movie box office hits quickest $1 billion for year (51 days)
  • 1998-06-05 "The Truman Show", starring Jim Carrey, Laura Linney, and Ed Harris, is released

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

1998-06-06 TV sitcom "Sex and the City" premieres in the US on HBO, starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon

Film release premierFilm Release

1998-07-17 "The Mask of Zorro" directed by Martin Campbell, starring Antonio Banderas, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Anthony Hopkins is released

Film release premierFilm Release

1998-07-24 "Saving Private Ryan", directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Tom Hanks, Edward Burns and Matt Damon, is released (Academy Awards Best Director 1999)

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

1998-08-05 The American spin-off "Whose Line Is It Anyway?", starring Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie, and Wayne Brady, debuts on ABC

Film release premierFilm Release

1998-09-18 "Rush Hour" directed by Brett Ratner, starring Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker released - Jackie Chan's Hollywood breakthrough

Film release premierFilm Premier

1998-11-03 "Shakespeare in Love" directed by John Madden and starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Joseph Fiennes premieres in New York (Best Picture 1999)

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow
Actress
Gwyneth Paltrow
Actor Joseph Fiennes
Actor
Joseph Fiennes
Playwright and Screenwriter Tom Stoppard
Playwright and Screenwriter
Tom Stoppard
  • 1998-11-10 "Star Trek: Insurrection" film directed by Jonathan Frakes and starring Patrick Stewart and Jonathan Frakes premieres
  • 1998-12-31 US movie box office hits record $6.24 billion for year

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

1999-01-10 "The Sopranos", starring James Gandolfini as mobster Tony Soprano, debuts on HBO

Film release premierFilm Premier

1999-03-24 "The Matrix" film written and directed by The Wachowskis, starring Keanu Reeve, Lawrence Fishburne and Carrie-Ann Moss premieres

Film release premierFilm Release

1999-03-31 "10 Things I Hate About You", a modernization of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, starring Julia Stiles and Heath Ledger, is released

Film release premierFilm Premier

1999-05-04 "The Mummy" film directed by Stephen Sommers starring Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz and John Hannah premieres in the US

Actress Rachel Weisz
Actress
Rachel Weisz
  • 1999-05-19 "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace", directed by George Lucas, starring Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman and Liam Neeson, is released in cinemas

Film release premierFilm Premier

1999-06-18 Hindi film "Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam" premieres directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, starring Salman Khan, Ajay Devgn and Aishwarya Rai

Film release premierFilm Release

1999-07-09 Coming of age film "American Pie" is released, directed by Paul Weitz, starring Jason Briggs, Eugene Levy and an ensemble cast

Film release premierFilm Premier

1999-08-02 "The Sixth Sense", starring Bruce Willis, Toni Collette, and Haley Joel Osment, premieres

Film release premierFilm Premier

1999-09-02 "Being John Malkovich" premieres directed by Spike Jonze, starring John Cusack and Cameron Diaz

Film release premierFilm Premier

1999-09-08 "American Beauty", directed by Sam Mendes and starring Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, and Thora Birch, premieres in Los Angeles (Best Picture 2000)

Film release premierFilm Premier

1999-09-10 "Fight Club" film based on the novel by Chuck Palahniuk, directed by David Fincher and starring Edward Norton and Brad Pitt premieres at the Venice Film Festival

Actor and Producer Brad Pitt
Actor and Producer
Brad Pitt

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

1999-09-22 "The West Wing" created by Alan Sorkin and starring Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe and Richard Schiff, debuts on NBC

  • 1999-11-08 "The World is Not Enough" 19th James Bond film starring Pierce Brosnan, Robert Carlyle and Denise Richards premieres in Los Angeles
  • 1999-11-13 "Toy Story 2", directed by John Lasseter, starring Tom Hanks and Tim Allen, premieres in the US

Film release premierFilm Premier

2000-05-01 "Gladiator" directed by Ridley Scott and starring Russell Crowe and Joaquin Phoenix premieres in LA (Best Picture 2001)

Film release premierCannes Film Festival

2000-05-25 53rd Cannes Film Festival: "Dancer in the Dark" directed by Lars von Trier and starring Björk (Best Actress) wins the Palme d'Or

Singer Björk
Singer
Björk
  • 2000-09-29 "In the Mood for Love", Hong Kong film directed by Wong Kar-wai, starring Maggie Cheung and Tony Leung, is released

Film release premierFilm Premier

2001-01-19 Cult film "Donnie Darko" written and directed by Richard Kelly, starring Jake Gyllenhaal premieres at the Sundance Film Festival

Music releaseMusic Single

2001-04-23 Fatboy Slim releases single "Weapon of Choice", music video directed by Spike Jonze starring Christopher Walken dancing

Film release premierFilm Premier

2001-05-16 "Mulholland Drive", directed by David Lynch, starring Justin Theroux and Naomi Watts, premieres at the Cannes Film Festival

Filmmaker David Lynch
Filmmaker
David Lynch
  • 2001-05-18 DreamWorks Pictures "Shrek", starring Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, and Cameron Diaz in voice-over roles, debuts

Film release premierFilm Premier

2001-06-15 Indian epic "Laagan" directed by Ashutosh Gowariker, starring Aamir Khan and Gracy Singh premieres

Actor and Director Aamir Khan
Actor and Director
Aamir Khan

Film release premierFilm Premier

2001-06-18 "The Fast and the Furious" film directed by Rob Cohen starring Paul Walker, Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez premieres

Actor Paul Walker
Actor
Paul Walker
Actor, Producer and Screenwriter Vin Diesel
Actor, Producer and Screenwriter
Vin Diesel
  • 2001-06-29 "A.I. Artificial Intelligence", directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Haley Joel Osment, Jude Law and Frances O'Connor, is released

Film release premierFilm Premier

2001-07-09 "The Office" mockumentary created by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, starring Ricky Gervais and Martin Freeman premieres on BBC Two in the UK

Film release premierFilm Premier

2001-07-16 "Jurassic Park III", starring Sam Neill and William H Macy, premieres in the US

Actor Sam Neill
Actor
Sam Neill

Film release premierFilm Premier

2001-07-29 "The Princess Diaries", starring Anne Hathaway (in her film debut), featuring Julie Andrews, and directed by Garry Marshall, premieres at El Capitan theater in Hollywood

Actress Anne Hathaway
Actress
Anne Hathaway
Actress and Singer Julie Andrews
Actress and Singer
Julie Andrews

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

2001-10-02 "Scrubs", starring Zach Braff as Dr. John "J.D." Dorian, premieres on NBC

Actor Zach Braff
Actor
Zach Braff

Film release premierFilm Premier

2001-11-04 "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" 1st film adaptation of the books by J. K. Rowling, premieres starring Daniel Radcliffe

  • 2001-12-05 "Ocean's Eleven" directed by Steven Soderbergh, starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon and Julia Roberts premieres in Westwood, California

Film release premierFilm Premier

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
  • 2001-12-13 "A Beautiful Mind" based on the bio by Sylvia Nasar, directed by Ron Howard and starring Russell Crowe premieres in Los Angeles (Best Picture 2002)

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

2002-03-09 Financial advice TV show The Suze Orman Show" starring Suze Orman premieres on CNBC

Financial Adviser and TV Personality Suze Orman
Financial Adviser and TV Personality
Suze Orman

Film release premierFilm Premier

2002-05-03 "Spider-Man", starring Tobey Maguire as Peter Parker/Spider-Man and Willem Dafoe as Norman Osborn/The Green Goblin, premieres

Film release premierFilm Release

2002-05-16 "Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones" directed by George Lucas, starring Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christensen and Natalie Portman, opens in cinemas

Actress Natalie Portman
Actress
Natalie Portman
Actor Ewan McGregor
Actor
Ewan McGregor
Film Director George Lucas
Film Director
George Lucas

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

2002-06-02 Crime drama "The Wire" created by David Simon and starring Idris Elba and Dominic West debuts on HBO

Actor Idris Elba
Actor
Idris Elba
  • 2002-06-06 "The Bourne Identity" directed by Doug Liman and starring Matt Damon premieres in Los Angeles, California
  • 2002-06-14 "The Bourne Identity" directed by Doug Liman and starring Matt Damon is released in the US
  • 2002-07-12 Hindi film "Devdas" premieres directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and starring Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai and Madhuri Dixit (Best Film Filmfare Awards)

Film release premierFilm Release

2002-10-24 Wuxia film "Hero" directed by Zhang Yimou, starring Jet Li released in China (US release 2004)

Actor and Martial Artist Jet Li
Actor and Martial Artist
Jet Li
  • 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
  • 2002-12-06 "Adaptation" directed by Spike Jonze, starring Nicolas Cage and Meryl Streep premieres
  • 2002-12-09 "Star Trek: Nemesis" film directed by Stuart Baird, and starring Patrick Stewart and Jonathan Frakes premieres

Film release premierFilm Release

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.

Actress Liv Tyler
Actress
Liv Tyler
Writer and Academic J. R. R. Tolkien
Writer and Academic
J. R. R. Tolkien

Film release premierFilm Premier

2002-12-18 "The Hours" premieres in the US, based on the novel by Michael Cunningham and starring Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore and Nicole Kidman

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2002-12-20 "Gangs of New York", starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Daniel Day-Lewis, and Cameron Diaz, is released


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