Why Famous: Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936), Sergeant York (1941) and High Noon (1952).
- 1933-12-15 Actor Gary Cooper (32) weds actress Veronica Balfe (20) in Park Avenue, New York City
- 1942-03-02 14th Academy Awards: "How Green was My Valley", Gary Cooper & Joan Fontaine win
- 1952-07-24 "High Noon", American Western film directed by Fred Zinnemann, starring Gary Cooper and Thomas Mitchell, is released
- 1953-02-26 10th Golden Globes: "The Greatest Show on Earth", Gary Cooper, & Shirley Booth win
- 1953-03-19 25th Academy Awards: "Greatest Show on Earth", Gary Cooper & Shirley Booth win (1st time televised)
- 1961-04-17 Jimmy Stewart accepts an honorary Oscar on behalf of his friend Gary Cooper, who is too ill to attend