On This Day

Film in History (Part 4)

Events in Film & TV

Events 301 - 400 of 523

  • 1987-06-03 "Pee-wee's Big Adventure" film released in France
  • 1987-08-21 "Dirty Dancing" film directed by Emile Ardolino, starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey opens in the US

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1987-09-18 Film thriller "Fatal Attraction" directed by Adrian Lyne, starring Michael Douglas and Glenn Close 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 Darwish, premieres

Animator Joseph Barbera
Animator
Joseph Barbera
Animator William Hanna
Animator
William Hanna
Pop and Rock Singer Tiffany Darwish
Pop and Rock Singer
Tiffany Darwish
  • 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

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1991-11-14 Michael Jackson's "Black or White" video premieres on FOX TV

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson

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1991-12-11 "Hook", a swashbuckling film sequel to the Peter Pan story, directed by Steven Spielberg, and starring Robin Williams and Dustin Hoffman premieres

Actor Dustin Hoffman
Actor
Dustin Hoffman
Actor and Comedian Robin Williams
Actor and Comedian
Robin Williams
Director Steven Spielberg
Director
Steven Spielberg

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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
  • 1992-08-03 Paramount inaugurates New York Street on TV/movie lot

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1992-10-09 Action thriller film "Under Siege" directed by Andrew Davis starring Steven Seagal in his most famous role is released

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1992-11-18 "Malcolm X" film directed by Spike Lee starring Denzel Washington and Angela Bassett is released in the US

African American Activist Malcolm X
African American Activist
Malcolm X
Director Spike Lee
Director
Spike Lee
Actor Denzel Washington
Actor
Denzel Washington

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1993-01-08 Robert Rodriguez's "El Mariachi" debuts at the Toronto Film Fetsival - will become lowest-budgeted film ever to gross $1 million

  • 1993-03-01 New expansion NHL team, owned in Anaheim, CA by Disney, receives its name, inspired by the 1992 Disney movie 'The Mighty Ducks'

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1993-06-11 "Jurassic Park", directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum opens, sets box office weekend record of $502 million

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1993-07-12 Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical "Sunset Boulevard", based on Billy Wilder's 1950 film, starring Patti Lupone and Daniel Benzali, opens at the Adelphi Theatre, London

  • 1993-10-13 Captured American Pilot Mike Durant is filmed in an interview in captivity by a CNN camera crew.

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1993-12-14 "Philadelphia" one of the first mainstream films about AIDS, directed by Jonathan Demme, starring Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington premieres in Century City, California

  • 1994-02-08 "Sátántangó", Hungarian film directed by Béla Tarr, starring Mihály Víg, Putyi Horváth, is released
  • 1994-05-20 Sony Theaters & Cineplex (NYC) hike movie ticket prices to $8.00

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1994-05-27 "The Flintstones" live action movie, starring John Goodman (as Fred) and Rick Moranis (as Barney), opens

Actor John Goodman
Actor
John Goodman
Actor and Musician Rick Moranis
Actor and Musician
Rick Moranis
  • 1994-06-11 "Meet The Flintstones" by The B-52's (stylized for this release as The B.C. 52's) from the 1994 film The Flintstones peaks at #33
  • 1994-10-10 MPAA chief Jack Valenti holds meeting to determine new movie ratings

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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
  • 1995-06-09 Wigstock The Movie (1994) premieres in USA

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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

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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

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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

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1996-02-27 American film production company "Happy Madison Productions" is founded by Adam Sandler

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

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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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
  • 1998-02-20 US movie box office hits quickest $1 billion for year (51 days)
  • 1998-11-10 "Star Trek: Insurrection" film directed by Jonathan Frakes and starring Patrick Stewart and Jonathan Frakes premieres
  • 1998-11-17 Tori Amos release a compilation of her videos, "Tori Amos: The Complete Collection: 1992-1998"
  • 1998-12-31 US movie box office hits record $6.24 billion for year

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

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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

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

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

  • 1999-09-08 US Attorney General Janet Reno names former Senator John Danforth to head an independent investigation of the 1993 fire at the Branch Davidian church near Waco, Texas in response to revelations in the film "Waco The Rules of Engagement"
  • 1999-11-08 "The World is Not Enough" 19th James Bond film starring Pierce Brosnan, Robert Carlyle and Denise Richards premieres in Los Angeles
  • 2000-05-14 "Yi Yi" Taiwanese film by Edward Yang debuts at Cannes
  • 2000-09-29 "In the Mood for Love", Hong Kong film directed by Wong Kar-wai, starring Maggie Cheung and Tony Leung, is released
  • 2001-01-09 Apple announced iTunes at the Macworld Expo in San Francisco, for organizing and playing digital music and videos

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

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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

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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

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

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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

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2001-12-19 "The Fellowship of the Ring", 1st Lord of the Rings film is released. Makes US$47 million US opening weekend, $871 million total worldwide.

Actress Liv Tyler
Actress
Liv Tyler
Writer and Academic J. R. R. Tolkien
Writer and Academic
J. R. R. Tolkien
  • 2002-02-15 Walt Disney releases "Return to Never Land", an animated film sequel to 1953's "Peter Pan"

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2002-03-12 Animated film "Ice Age" directed by Chris Wedge and Carlos Saldanha, with voices by Denis Leary and John Leguizamo premieres

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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

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2002-11-14 Film "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" is released, based on the second book by J. K. Rowling

Actor and Comedian Robbie Coltrane
Actor and Comedian
Robbie Coltrane
Novelist J. K. Rowling
Novelist
J. K. Rowling
Actor Rupert Grint
Actor
Rupert Grint
  • 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
  • 2002-12-09 "Star Trek: Nemesis" film directed by Stuart Baird, and starring Patrick Stewart and Jonathan Frakes premieres
  • 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.
  • 2003-12-01 "The Return of the King", 3rd and final film in the Lord of the Rings series, directed by Peter Jackson and starring Elijah Wood and Ian McKellen premieres in Wellington, New Zealand
  • 2003-12-09 "Peter Pan" live action adventure film adaptation of the 1904 play and 1911 by J.M. Barrie premieres in London; flops at the box office
  • 2003-12-17 "The Return of the King" 3rd Lord of the Ring films is released. Makes US$72 million opening weekend, 2nd film to gross over 1 billion worldwide.

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2004-04-30 "Mean Girls", teen comedy film released starring Lindsay Lohan and written by Tina Fey

Actress Lindsay Lohan
Actress
Lindsay Lohan
Actress & Writer Tina Fey
Actress & Writer
Tina Fey
  • 2004-05-31 "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban", the 3rd film based on the books by J. K. Rowling is released in UK cinemas
  • 2004-08-27 Hong Kong martial arts film "Hero" starring Jet Li opens in the US and becomes first Chinese-language film to go to #1 at US box office
  • 2005-02-15 YouTube, Internet site on which videos may be shared and viewed by others, is launched in the United States

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2005-05-27 DreamWorks computer-animated film "Madagascar" with voices by Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer and Jada Pinkett Smith is released.

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2005-09-11 "Pride & Prejudice", the film adaptation of Jane Austen's novel of the same name, starring Keira Knightley as Elizabeth Bennet, is released

Actress Keira Knightley
Actress
Keira Knightley
Novelist Jane Austen
Novelist
Jane Austen
  • 2005-11-06 "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire", the 4th film based on the books by J. K. Rowling, premieres in London. Goes on to become most successful film of the year, earning almost US$ 900 million.

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2005-12-09 "Brokeback Mountain" film released, directed by Ang Lee, starring Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal, based on story by Annie Proulx

Actor Heath Ledger
Actor
Heath Ledger
Actor Jake Gyllenhaal
Actor
Jake Gyllenhaal
Filmmaker Ang Lee
Filmmaker
Ang Lee

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2006-01-20 TV movie "High School Musical" released starring Zac Efron and Vanessa Hugdens, becomes Disney Channel's most successful TV movie

Actress and Singer Ashley Tisdale
Actress and Singer
Ashley Tisdale

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