On This Day

Film in History (Part 3)

Events in Film & TV

Events 201 - 300 of 523

  • 1968-11-06 The film "Head" starring the Monkees opens in New York.
  • 1968-11-14 U.S. premiere of film version of Morris L. West's best seller "The Shoes of the Fisherman"
  • 1968-12-12 Rolling Stones film TV show "Rock 'n Roll Circus"-never aired
  • 1969-02-16 "Andrei Rublev", Russian film directed by Andrei Tarkovsky, starring Anatoly Solonitsyn and Ivan Lapikov, premieres in Moscow after a limited release in 1966
  • 1969-03-26 "Marcus Welby, M.D.", starring Robert Young and James Brolin debuts as a TV movie on ABC-TV, prior to becoming a weekly series
  • 1969-08-22 Beatles record a video for "Long & Winding Road"
  • 1969-12-18 "On Her Majesty's Secret Service", 6th James Bond Film starring George Lazenby and Diana Rigg, premieres in London
  • 1970-01-27 Movie rating system modifies "M" rating to "PG"
  • 1970-05-08 Beatles release 12th, and final, studio album, "Let It Be", in conjunction with the film of the same name
  • 1970-05-13 Beatles movie "Let it Be" premieres
  • 1970-05-20 Beatles' "Let it Be" movie premieres in UK
  • 1970-06-24 "Catch 22" opens in movie theaters
  • 1970-12-16 "Love Story" film based on the novel by Erich Segal, directed by Arthur Hiller and starring Ryan O'Neal and Ali McGraw is released
  • 1971-02-14 Movie "Ben Hur" 1st shown on television

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1971-06-24 "McCabe and Mrs Miller" film by Robert Altman, starring Warren Beatty and Julie Christie with songs by Leonard Cohen is released

Actress Julie Christie
Actress
Julie Christie
Film Director Robert Altman
Film Director
Robert Altman
Singer-songwriter and writer Leonard Cohen
Singer-songwriter and writer
Leonard Cohen
  • 1971-07-28 Dutch ends censorship of "Blue Movie"

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1971-12-10 Lucasfilm Ltd. is founded as a film and television production company by George Lucas in San Francisco, California

Film Director George Lucas
Film Director
George Lucas
  • 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

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1972-03-10 "What's Up, Doc?", Peter Bogdanovich's film homage to screwball comedies, starring Ryan O'Neal, Barbra Streisand, Madeline Kahn & Kenneth Mars premieres

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • 1972-03-23 Geoge Harrison and Friends' "The Concert for Bangladesh" concert film, directed by Saul Swimmer released in the US

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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
  • 1972-11-01 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

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1973-11-06 James Bond film "Man With the Golden Gun" starring Roger Moore 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

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1974-03-29 Film adaption of "The Great Gatsby" starring Robert Redford and Mia Farrow with costumes by Ralph Lauren first released

Actor Robert Redford
Actor
Robert Redford
Fashion Designer Ralph Lauren
Fashion Designer
Ralph Lauren
  • 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
  • 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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1976-06-25 Supernatural horror film "The Omen" starring Gregory Peck and Lee Remick premieres in the US

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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)

Music concertMusic Concert

1976-11-25 The Band's farewell concert at San Francisco's Winterland Ballroom, San Francisco, California; guest performers include Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Vn Morrison, Ringo Starr, and the Staples Singers; concert film "The Last Waltz" directed by Martin Scorcese

Singer-songwriter Neil Young
Singer-songwriter
Neil Young
Singer Joni Mitchell
Singer
Joni Mitchell
Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr

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

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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

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

Actress Dawn Wells
Actress
Dawn Wells

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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

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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
  • 1979-09-09 British film "The Bitch" starring Joan Collins, a sequel to "The Stud", both based on novels by her sister Jackie Collins, premieres in UK
  • 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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1980-12-19 Comedy film "9 to 5" starring Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin is released

Country Singer Dolly Parton
Country Singer
Dolly Parton
Comedian, Actress and Singer Lily Tomlin
Comedian, Actress and Singer
Lily Tomlin
Actress Jane Fonda
Actress
Jane Fonda

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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)
  • 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

Actor and Martial Artist Jet Li
Actor and Martial Artist
Jet Li

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

Comedian and Actress Carol Burnett
Comedian and Actress
Carol Burnett

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1982-06-25 Science-fiction film "Blade Runner", directed by Ridley Scott, starring Harrison Ford and Rutger Hauer, is released

  • 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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1983-07-15 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
  • 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
  • 1984-04-21 After 37 weeks Michael Jackson's album "Thriller" is knocked off as top album by movie soundtrack for "Footloose"

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

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

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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

  • 1984-06-08 "Gremlins", American comedy horror film, is released

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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
  • 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

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

1985-11-05 CBS premieres "Stone Pillow", a dramatic made-for-TV movie starring Lucille Ball as a homeless woman

Actress and Comedian Lucille Ball
Actress and Comedian
Lucille Ball
  • 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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1986-02-03 Pixar Animation Studios (Toy Story; The Incredibles) headed by Edwin Catmull and Alvy Ray Smith, is spun off from Lucasfilm, Ltd as an independent film production company, with backing of Steve Jobs

Apple Co-founder Steve Jobs
Apple Co-founder
Steve Jobs

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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

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