Film in History (Part 3)

Events in Film & TV

Events 201 - 300 of 475

  • 1971-07-28 Dutch ends censorship of "Blue Movie"
  • 1971-11-30 TV movie "Brian's Song" airs for 1st time on ABC-TV
  • 1971-12-14 U.S. premiere of "Nicholas and Alexandra", film adaptation of Robert K. Massie's best selling novel
  • 1972-02-14 CBS "Late Movie" premieres
  • 1972-09-17 TV comedy M*A*S*H, adapted from the movie, starring Alan Alda, Loretta Swit and Wayne Rogers debuts on CBS in the US
  • 1972-11-01 1st gay theme TV movie - "That Certain Summer"
  • 1972-11-26 Bomb explosion at the Film Centre Cinema, in O’Connell Bridge House in Dublin
  • 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

  • 1973-11-06 "Man With the Golden Gun" begins filming

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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
  • 1974-10-30 "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre" horror film premieres in Los Angeles
  • 1975-03-07 "Mirror", Russian film directed by Andrei Tarkovsky, starring Margarita Terekhova and Ignat Daniltsev, is released
  • 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
  • 1975-06-07 Sony introduces the Betamax videocassette recorder for sale to the public
  • 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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1976-04-06 1st quadrophonic movie track: "Ladies & Gentlemen The Rolling Stones"

Drummer Charlie Watts
Drummer
Charlie Watts
  • 1976-06-24 1975 movie "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" released in Germany

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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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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
  • 1977-06-22 Walt Disney's "Rescuers" released, first Disney film to get a sequel

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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

  • 1977-09-08 Interpol sends a resolution concerning video piracy
  • 1978-01-20 Columbia Pictures pays $9.5 million for movie rights to "Annie"
  • 1978-02-10 U.S. premiere of "Blue Collar", Paul Schrader's first film direction
  • 1978-04-30 Film "The Stud" starring Joan Collins based on the book by her sister Jackie Collins is released

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1978-05-01 Jackie Chan's breakthrough film "Snake in the Eagle's Shadow" directed by Yuen Woo-ping, is released in Hong Kong

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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
  • 1978-08-19 422 die in an arson fire at a movie theater in Iran

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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

  • 1978-10-14 1st TV movie from a TV series-"Rescue from Gilligan's Island"

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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
  • 1978-10-28 NBC's premiere of Kiss' acting debut, "Kiss Meets The Phantom of the Park" TV film
  • 1978-11-26 1st lesbian theme TV movie - "A Question of Love"

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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.

  • 1979-02-09 New York City premiere of Paul Schrader's allegedly fact based film "Hardcore"
  • 1979-02-09 Walter Hill's drama film "The Warriors" is released in the United States, sparking gang violence at many theaters and a halt to the film's marketing campaign
  • 1979-02-16 Los Angeles premiere of Paul Schrader's allegedly fact based film "Hardcore"
  • 1979-03-04 "The Ordeal of Patty Hearst", television movie directed by Paul Wendkos, premieres on CBS
  • 1979-05-14 "Stalker", Russian film directed by Andrei Tarkovsky, starring Alexander Kaidanovsky and Anatoli Solonitsyn, is released
  • 1979-09-14 The film "Quadrophenia", loosely based on The Who's 1973 rock opera of the same name is released.

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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

  • 1980-05-09 Slasher horror film "Friday the 13th" is released in US cinemas

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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
  • 1980-11-20 United Artists withdraws $44 million movie "Heaven's Gate" for re-editing

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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)
  • 1982-01-10 NBC's premiere of TV film "Will: G. Gordon Liddy", based on the Watergate conspirator, participant and convict

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1982-01-21 Shaolin Temple" martial arts film released, first Hong Kong feature filmed in China, directed by Chang Hsin Yen, starring Jet Li in his debut role

Chinese Actor and Martial Artist Jet Li
Chinese Actor and Martial Artist
Jet Li
  • 1982-03-21 Movie "Annie" directed by John Huston, starring Aileen Quinn, Albert Finney and Carol Burnett premieres
  • 1982-07-26 Indian film star Amitabh Bachchan is seriously injured filming a fight scene for the movie "Coolie"
  • 1982-08-02 Roger Ebert's "Movie News" premieres on ABC FM network
  • 1983-06-02 1980 movie "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes" released in Germany

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1983-11-17 Film "Yentl" produced, directed and starring Barbra Streisand and Mandy Patinkin premieres, based on play and story by Isaac Bashevis Singer

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • 1983-11-20 100 million watch ABC TV movie "The Day After" about nuclear war

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1984-01-27 Michael Jackson is burned during filming for Pepsi commercial

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson

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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

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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 Murrary and Dan Aykroyd is released

Actor and Musician Rick Moranis
Actor and Musician
Rick Moranis
Actor and Comedian Dan Aykroyd
Actor and Comedian
Dan Aykroyd
  • 1984-06-08 "Gremlins", American comedy horror film, is released
  • 1984-11-09 Wes Craven's horror film "A Nightmare on Elm Street" premieres in the US
  • 1985-10-26 CBS' premiere of fact based TV film "Children of the Night", based on sociology student Lois Lee's expose on female crime and inconsistent enforcement of prostitution laws in Los Angeles
  • 1985-11-11 1st AIDS theme TV movie - "An Early Frost" screens in US on NBC

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1985-12-16 Film "The Color Purple" based on novel by Alice Walker, directed by Stephen Spielberg starring Whoopi Goldberg and Danny Glover premieres in New York

Actress Whoopi Goldberg
Actress
Whoopi Goldberg
Novelist Alice Walker
Novelist
Alice Walker
Actor and Activist Danny Glover
Actor and Activist
Danny Glover

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

Actor River Phoenix
Actor
River Phoenix
Horror Author Stephen King
Horror Author
Stephen King
  • 1986-09-07 NBC premiere of "The French Connection" film based TV sequel "Popeye Doyle"
  • 1986-09-12 Limited U.S. premiere of film adaptation of Marsha Norman's play "'Night, Mother"
  • 1987-05-30 North American Philips Company unveils compact disc video
  • 1987-08-21 "Dirty Dancing" film directed by Emile Ardolino, starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey opens in the US
  • 1987-09-02 Philips introduces CD-video

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1987-12-11 "Wall Street" film directed by Oliver Stone and starring Michael Douglas and Charlie Sheen is released

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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

  • 1988-07-18 Shooting begins on Bond film "License to Kill"
  • 1988-07-29 South African government bans anti-apartheid film "Cry Freedom"
  • 1988-08-12 Movie "Last Temptation of Christ" is released
  • 1988-10-21 Bat*21, an American war film, is released
  • 1988-10-27 "ET" released to home video (14 million presold)
  • 1988-12-02 "Naked Gun" movie based on TV's "Police Squad" premieres
  • 1988-12-09 Premiere of fact based crime drama film "Mississippi Burning"
  • 1989-04-30 Critics Siskel & Ebert film their 500th TV movie-review show
  • 1989-05-15 Maxwell House coffee runs ads during "Roe vs Wade" movie despite threat of boycott by right-to-lifers

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

Actor and Comedian Robin Williams
Actor and Comedian
Robin Williams
  • 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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1989-06-23 Movie "Batman" premieres directed by Tim Burton, starring Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson

Actor Michael Keaton
Actor
Michael Keaton
Actor Jack Nicholson
Actor
Jack Nicholson
Film Director Tim Burton
Film Director
Tim Burton
  • 1989-07-03 Movie "Batman" set record of quickest $100 million (10 days)
  • 1989-11-15 "Batman" film is released on video tape
  • 1990-05-18 TV movie "Return To Green Acres" airs
  • 1990-06-14 Date of the events in the movie Mr Destiny

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1990-07-06 "Jetsons the Movie" by Hanna-Barbera with Tiffany, premieres

Animator Joseph Barbera
Animator
Joseph Barbera
Animator William Hanna
Animator
William Hanna
  • 1990-10-05 "Henry and June" film, based on the book by Anaïs Nin, first film to be given an NC-17 rating in the US, released

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

  • 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)

  • 1991-07-26 Paul Reubens (Pee Wee Herman) is arrested in Florida, for exposing himself at an adult movie theater
  • 1991-11-14 Michael Jackson's "Black or White" video premieres on FOX TV

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