On This Day

Film in History (Part 6)

Events in Film & TV

Events 501 - 572 of 572

  • 2016-12-10 "Rogue One", 1st of the Star Wars Anthology films, directed by Gareth Edwards and starring Felicity Jones, premieres in Los Angeles

Film Premiere

2016-12-21 Indian sports drama film "Dangal" directed by Nitesh Tiwari and starring Aamir Khan, Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra premieres - first Indian film to earn $300 million worldwide

  • 2017-03-15 Disney refuses to cut gay moment in film "Beauty and the Beast" for Malaysian censors, instead pulls film from Malaysia
  • 2017-05-07 “Baahubali 2: The Conclusion” becomes the highest grossing Indian box office film ever earning $120 million

Film Premiere

2017-05-25 "Wonder Woman" directed by Patty Jenkins, starring Gal Gadot and Chris Pine premieres in Los Angeles - 1st superhero film directed by a woman

Film & TV History

2017-07-02 US President Donald Trump tweets edited wrestling video of himself attacking news network 'CNN'

Film Premiere

2017-07-13 "Dunkirk" film directed by Christopher Nolan with ensemble cast including Mark Rylance and Tom Hardy premieres in London, England

  • 2017-08-28 Matt Vogel makes his debut as the voice of Kermit the Frog in "Muppet Thought of the Week" video
  • 2017-11-28 India's Supreme Court rejects appeal to block global release of controversial film "Padmavati"
  • 2017-12-15 Pakistani teenager Ahed Tamimi filmed slapping Israeli officers during protest, arrested 4 days later

Film & TV History

2017-12-31 Indian movie star Rajinikanth announces he is entering politics

Film Premiere

2018-01-29 Marvel film "Black Panther" directed by Ryan Coogler and starring Chadwick Boseman premieres in Los Angeles

  • 2018-02-21 Indian film star Kamal Haasan launches a new political party - Makkal Needhi Mayyam in Tamil Nadu state

Film & TV History

2018-03-11 Superhero movie "The Black Panther" becomes the fifth Marvel movie to earn $1 billion worldwide

  • 2018-03-22 Musical "Frozen" opens on Broadway based on the film, starring Patti Murin and Caissie Levy

Film & TV History

2018-03-26 "The Black Panther" becomes the highest grossing superhero film in America earning $630.9m

  • 2018-04-18 “Black Panther” is the first film shown at a commercial cinema in 35 years in Saudi Arabia as cinemas are reopened
  • 2018-04-30 Superhero film "Avengers: Infinity War" sets new record for an opening weekend earning $250 million in the US, $630 million worldwide
  • 2018-05-01 Chinese authorities label British cartoon "Peppa Pig" subversive and it is removed from the Douyin video website
  • 2018-05-19 71st Cannes Film Festival: Japanese film "Shoplifters" by Hirokazu Kore-eda wins the Palme d'Or

Film Premiere

2018-06-04 "Ocean's 8" film premieres, directed by Gary Ross starring Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway and Rihanna

  • 2018-06-17 "The Incredibles 2" sets a box office record for an animated release, earning $180 million its opening weekend
  • 2018-07-06 Iranian instagram star Maedeh Hojabri confesses on state TV for posting videos of her dancing

Film Premiere

2018-07-16 Musical film sequel "Mamma Mia! - Here We Go Again" premieres at Hammersmith-Apollo, London; worldwide box office receipts total over $400 million

  • 2018-08-02 TikTok, the video-sharing social network, becomes available worldwide after merging with Musical.ly

Film & TV History

2018-08-07 China bans release of Winnie the Pooh movie "Christopher Robin", after character used to mock Chinese President Xi Jinping

Film Premiere

2018-08-07 "Crazy Rich Asians" first Hollywood film with all-Asian cast, starring Constance Wu, Henry Golding and Michelle Yeoh premieres in Los Angeles

  • 2018-08-08 Academy of Motion Pictures reveals new "Popular Film" category for the Oscars

Film & TV History

2018-08-26 Danny Boyle pulls out of directing the next James Bond film due to 'creative differences'

  • 2018-10-19 "Halloween" film reboot starring Jamie Curtis makes a record $77m for a horror film with a female lead, biggest debut any film with female lead over 55 in US
  • 2018-11-23 Italian designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana apologize for culturally insensitive video and media posts insulting Chinese culture, cancel Shanghai fashion show

Film Premiere

2018-11-26 DC superhero film "Aquaman" directed by James Wan starring Jason Momoa and Amber Heard premieres in London

Music Premiere

2018-12-01 Ariana Grande releases the music video to her single "Thank U Next", biggest ever launch on Youtube Premiere

  • 2018-12-04 Scottish artist Charlotte Prodger wins the 2018 Turner Prize with film shot on her iPhone
  • 2018-12-17 US poacher sentenced to watch the film "Bambi" repeatedly during year in prison, for killing hundreds of deer in Missouri

Music History

2019-01-25 Documentary "Leaving Neverland" detailing singer Michael Jackson's relationship with two boys premieres at the Sundance Film Festival

  • 2019-02-25 Influential film review site Rotten Tomatoes implements changes to its site after internet trolls target "Captain Marvel" film

Film Premiere

2019-02-27 "Captain Marvel" film directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, starring Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson premieres

Film & TV History

2019-02-28 YouTube announces it will stops all comments on videos featuring children because of paedophiles leaving inappropriate comments

  • 2019-03-17 Facebook removes 1.5 million videos of the Christchurch mosque shootings in first 24 hrs after the attack, although only 1.2 million blocked at upload
  • 2019-03-20 Four men arrested in South Korea for secretly filming 1,600 hotel guests and selling the footage via a website

Film & TV History

2019-03-21 Emilia Clarke reveals she suffered two brain aneurysms while filming "Games of Thrones" in an article for "The New Yorker"

Film Premiere

2019-04-22 Marvel film "Avengers: Endgame" directed by Anthony and Joe Russo starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans and an ensemble cast, premieres in Los Angeles

  • 2019-04-28 Disney says Marvel film "Avengers: Endgame" made estimated $1.2 billion worldwide, first film to make more than 1 billion on opening
  • 2019-06-01 Price of a movie ticket rises in Japan for the first time in 26 years from ¥1,800 to ¥1,900, while some cinemas keep the price the same

Film Release

2019-06-26 Japanese animation film "Spirited Away" by Hayao Miyazaki is released in China and tops the box office, 18 years after its initial release

Film & TV History

2019-07-21 Marvel announces 10 new superhero films at Comic Con including Blade with Mahershala Ali, Natalie Portman as a female Thor and first Asian American super hero film Shang-Chi

  • 2019-07-22 Marvel superhero film "Avengers: Endgame" becomes the world's highest-grossing film overtaking "Avatar" earning $2.9 billion

Film & TV History

2019-08-15 Disney Studios is the first studio to have five films earn over $1 billion each in one year with "Toy Story 4", "Avengers: Endgame", "Captain Marvel", "Aladdin" and "The Lion King"

  • 2019-09-25 Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige reported to have been asked to develop a Star Wars film by the Walt Disney Company
  • 2019-10-16 Netflix reveals its most popular original movie was Sandra Bullock's "Bird Box" and TV series "Stranger Things" for the year

Music History

2019-11-03 Olivia Newton-John's black leather outfit from the film "Grease" sells for $405,700 at auction in Beverly Hills, California

Film & TV History

2019-11-15 "Joker" starring Joaquin Phoenix is the 1st R-rated film to earn $1 billion worldwide

Film Premiere

2019-12-07 Greta Gerwig's film adaption of Louisa May Alcott's novel "Little Women" starring Saoirse Ronan premieres at MoMA in New York

  • 2020-04-28 US Department of Defense releases three declassified videos of possible UFOs from 2004 and 2015

Music Single

2020-08-21 Koreon pop group BTS releases single "Dynamite,"; becomes 1st video to be watched more than 100 million times in 24 hours on YouTube

Film & TV History

2020-10-21 Pope Francis backs same-sex civil unions in interview in documentary film "Francesco"

  • 2020-11-02 Baby Shark by Pinkfong becomes the most-watched video on YouTube with over 7.04 billion views

COVID-19 Pandemic

2020-12-15 UK newspaper "The Sun" publishes recording of Tom Cruise berating his film crew for breaking COVID-19 protocols

  • 2020-12-21 Hawaiian vocalist Israel Kamakawiwoʻole's official music video for his rendition of Harold Arlen and Yip Harburg's "Over the Rainbow" reaches a billion views on YouTube
  • 2021-03-10 Video gaming platform Roblox goes public on the New York stock exchange, valued at $45 billion
  • 2021-04-05 Italy scraps its 1914 film censorship law that could ban films on moral and religious grounds
  • 2021-05-26 Amazon says it will buy 97-year-old film and television studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer for $8.45 billion
  • 2021-08-10 "I am Legend" screenwriter Akiva Goldsman tweets "It's a movie. I made that up. It's. Not. Real." amid rumors COVID-19 vaccines could turn people into zombies, as in the film [1]
  • 2021-08-16 First Marvel film with an Asian superhero "Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings" starring Simu Liu premieres in Los Angeles
  • 2021-08-23 Video evidence of a Seychelles giant tortoise hunting and eating a bird revealed for the first time, tortoises previously thought to be herbivores [1]

Film & TV History

2021-09-27 Netflix says Shonda Rhimes' "Bridgerton" is its most-watched series ever, with "Extraction", starring Chris Hemsworth, its No. 1 film [1]

Film Premiere

2021-09-28 James Bond film "No Time To Die", the last starring Daniel Craig, premieres after an 18 month delay due to the pandemic

Film Premiere

2021-10-18 Marvel film "Eternals" directed by Chloé Zhao, starring an ensemble cast including Gemma Chan, Richard Madden and Angelina Jolie premieres in Los Angeles

  • 2021-11-23 NASA launches its DART Mission, to test technology to prevent future impact on earth by hazardous asteroid, by deliberately crashing a spacecraft into an asteroid (in a real life echo of the movie Armageddon) [1]

Film Premiere

2021-12-13 Marvel superhero film "Spider-Man: No Way Home" starring Tom Holland, Zendaya and Benedict Cumberbatch, directed by Jon Watts, premieres in Los Angeles

Film Premiere

2022-03-01 DC film "The Batman" starring Robert Pattinson and Zoë Kravitz, directed and written by Matt Reeves premieres in New York


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