Why Famous: The Defiant Ones, Lilies of the Field and A Patch of Blue.
- 1950-04-29 Actor Sidney Poitier (23) weds model Juanita Hardy
- 1976-01-23 Actor Sidney Poitier (48) weds actress Joanna Shimkus
- 1964-03-11 21st Golden Globes: The Cardinal, Sidney Poitier, & Leslie Caron win
- 1964-04-13 36th Academy Awards: "Tom Jones", Best Film, Patricia Neal and Sidney Poitier win Best Actor/Actress, Poitier first black actor to win
- 1967-08-02 "In the Heat of the Night" directed by Norman Jewison, based on John Ball's novel of the same name, starring Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger premieres in New York (Academy Awards Best Picture 1968)
- 1967-12-11 "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner", directed by Stanley Kramer, starring Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier and Katharine Hepburn, premieres in NYC (Hepburn - Academy Award for Best Actress 1968)