Biography: The French Connection, Unforgiven, Superman: The Movie
- 1956-01-01 American actor Gene Hackman (25) weds Fay Maltese; divorce in 1986
- 1971-10-07 "The French Connection" directed by William Friedkin and starring Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider and Fernando Rey premieres in the US (Academy Awards Best Picture 1972)
- 1972-02-06 29th Golden Globes: "The French Connection", Gene Hackman, & Jane Fonda win
- 1972-04-10 44th Academy Awards: "The French Connection", Gene Hackman & Jane Fonda win
- 1972-12-12 "The Poseidon Adventure", starring Gene Hackman, Ernest Borgnine, Shelley Winters and Jack Albertson premieres in NYC
- 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.
- 1992-08-03 "Unforgiven" directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman and Morgan Freeman premieres in Los Angeles (Academy Awards Best Picture 1993)