On This Day

Gene Hackman

Actor Gene Hackman
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Profession: Actor

United States of America

Biography: The French Connection, Unforgiven, Superman: The Movie

Born: January 30, 1930
Birthplace: San Bernardino, California, USA
Age: 92 years old

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Aquarius

Married Life

  • 1956-01-01 American actor Gene Hackman (25) weds Fay Maltese; divorce in 1986

Historical Events

  • 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)

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