Full Name: Yuliy Borisovich Briner
Why Famous: The King and I, Anna and the King and The Ten Commandments.
- 1944-09-06 Actor Yul Brynner (24) weds actress Virginia Gilmore (25) at the Los Angeles County Courthouse
- 1960-03-26 Academy award-winning actor Yul Brynner (39) divorces actress Virginia Gilmore (40) after 15 years of marriage
- 1960-03-31 Actor Yul Brynner (44) weds fashion house executive Doris Kleiner (32) in Mexico City
- 1951-03-29 Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical "The King and I", based on the novel "Anna and the King of Siam", opens at St James Theater, New York City for 1246 performances; Star Yul Brynner would lead the cast of the 1956 film version, and play the role over 4,200 times
- 1956-10-05 "The Ten Commandments", directed by Cecil B. DeMille, starring Charlton Heston and Yul Brynner opens in the US
- 1957-03-27 29th Academy Awards: "Around World in 80 Days", Ingrid Bergman, Yul Brynner win
- 1977-05-02 Revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein's musical "The King & I"', with Yul Brynner reprising the role he created in 1951, opens at Uris Theater, NYC; runs for 695 performances
- 1985-02-24 Yul Brynner reprised his role in "The King & I"
- 1985-03-06 Yul Brynner appears in his 4,500th performance of "The King & I"
- 1986-02-18 Anti-smoking ad airs for 1st time on TV, featuring Yul Brynner: he died of smoking-induced lung cancer on 10th October 1985