Walter Raleigh released from Tower of London to seek gold in Guyana
Rabbi Shneur Zalman, author (Tanya), released from St Petersburg jail
Details of Louis Daguerre's 1st practical photographic process are released in Paris
Nine Jewish prisoners are released from Damascus jails
Belle Boyd released from Old Capital Prison in Washington, DC
"Edison Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze" released in movie theaters
Oscar Wilde is released from Reading Gaol.
The final report of the USA's Philippine Commission is released, favouring territorial government for the islands with home rule in local affairs, but with US assumptions of ultimate responsibility for the government.
O. Henry is released from prison in Austin, Texas after serving three years for embezzlement from a bank.
"A Trip To The Moon", the first science fiction film, released
"The Great Train Robbery", the 1st Western film, released
1st Mack Sennett "Keystone Comedy" movie released
"Dachshund" by Pathe Freres, early animated cartoon, released
The first group of Transvaal Indian women satyagrahis are released from Pietermaritzburg Prison in South Africa after three months imprisonment
In accordance with the understanding reached by General J.C. Smuts and Mahatma Gandhi, 60 passive resistance prisoners are released from the Pietermaritzburg Prison; 40 passive resisters are released in Durban, 8 in Newcastle and 11 in Port Elizabeth
1st feature-length silent film comedy "Tillie's Punctured Romance" released. (Marie Dressler, Mabel Normand & Charles Chaplin)
1st jazz record record released on a 78 by Original Dixieland Jass Band for the Victor Talking Machine Company ("Dixie Jazz Band One Step," one side "Livery Stable Blues" other)
New Canadian small cent coin is released
"The Kid," starring Charlie Chaplin & Jackie Coogan, released
"Sheik", a silent film starring Rudolph Valentino, is released
Mahatma Gandhi released from jail
AA Milne's book "Winnie the Pooh" released
Eddie Collins is released as White Sox manager
Buster Keaton's movie "The General" released & bombed
Alfred Hitchcock's 1st film, "Case Of Jonathan Drew," is released
Walt Disney's "Steamboat Willie" is released
Grover Cleveland Alexander is released by the Phillies
The original "Dracula", starring Bela Lugosi as the titular vampire, is released
Bonnie Parker is captured in a failed hardware store burglary, and subsequently jailed. A grand jury fails to indict her, however, and she is released a few months later
Walt Disney's "3 Little Pigs" released
Mahatma Gandhi released from Indian jail following yet another hunger strike
Billie Holiday's second song and first hit, "Riffin' the Scotch", is released
Fred Astaire's 1st film, "Dancing Lady", released
1st Donald Duck cartoon, Wise Little Hen, released
1st Charlie Chaplin talkie, "Modern Times," released
Marx Brothers' "A Day At The Races" released
Disney's "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" is officially released
"The Hound of Baskervilles", starring Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes and Nigel Bruce as Dr. Watson for the first time, is released
"Mr. Smith Goes to Washington", starring Jimmy Stewart and Jean Arthur, is released
"Of Mice and Men", starring Burgess Meredith as George Lon Chaney Jr. as Lennie, is released
Walt Disney's animated movie "Pinocchio," released
Frederic from G & S "Pirates of Penzance" finally released by pirate
"The Great Dictator", a satiric social commentary film by and starring Charlie Chaplin, is released.
Walt Disney's "Fantasia" released
First modern perfume Chanel No. 5 released.
Walt Disney's animation "Dumbo" released
Walt Disney's "Bambi" animated movie is released Thumper's 1st job
Last Judy Garland-Mickey Rooney movie released (Girl Crazy)
"Gaslight", starring an 18-year-old Angela Lansbury in her film debut, is released
"Laura", starring Gene Tierney, is released
US Army announces end of excluding Japanese-Americans from West Coast, detainees released.
Walt Disney's "3 Caballeros" released
Abbott and Costello's film "The Naughty Nineties" released featuring longest version their "Who's on First" routine.
Walt Disney's "Song Of South" released
Billie Holiday is released from prison early because of good behaviour
Just 11 days after being released from prison, Billie Holiday plays in front of a sold-out crowd at Carnegie Hall
Long-Haired Hare is released in Theaters starring Bugs Bunny.
"On the Town", the film adaptation of the Broadway musical, starring Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Ann Miller and Vera-Ellen, is released
Walt Disney's "Cinderella" released
The first edition of C.S. Lewis' "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" is released in London
Walt Disney's "Alice In Wonderland" released
"Singin' in the Rain", a musical comedy starring Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor and Debbie Reynolds, is released
"House of Wax", 1st 3-D movie, released (NYC)
"Roman Holiday", starring Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck, and Eddie Albert, is released
The Japanese film "Seven Samurai", starring Toshiro Mifune, is released
Bill Haley's "Rock Around the Clock" is originally released
"On the Waterfront", starring Marlon Brando, is released
Alger Hiss is released from prison after serving 44 months for perjury.
Walt Disney's "Lady & the Tramp" released
The Russell-Einstein Manifesto is released by Bertrand Russell in London.
Buddy Holly & Crickets released 2nd single "Oh Boy!"/"Not Fade Away"
"The Bridge on the River Kwai", starring William Holden and Alec Guinness, is released
A United States federal court rules that poet Ezra Pound is to be released from an insane asylum.
Alfred Hitchcock's "Vertigo", starring Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak, is released
Walt Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" released
Giants Jim Hearn allows 2 runs against Pirates, game is suspended, Hearn is released & charged with loss 2 months after his retirement
Convicted Manhattan Project spy Klaus Fuchs is released after only nine years in prison and allowed to emigrate to Dresden, East Germany (where he resumed a scientific career).
Walt Disney's "101 Dalmations" released
Kenyan political activist Jomo Kenyatta released from jail after 9 years. Imprisoned during 1952 Mau Mau rebellion with other nationalist leaders by British authorities
"West Side Story", the film adaptation of the 1957 Broadway musical, starring Natalie Wood, is released
"Please, Mr. Postman" by Marvelettes, released
"To Kill a Mockingbird", the film adaptation on the novel by Harper Lee, starring Gregory Peck, is released
Beatles "From Me to You" is released in UK
Walt Disney's "The Sword in the Stone" is released
"Meet The Beatles" album released in US
"Introducing the Beatles" album released in US
1st draft of Star Trek's pilot "Cage" released
Walt Disney's "Mary Poppins" released
Findings of the Warren Commission into the assassination of President John Kennedy released, finds Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone
One of the most popular musical films of all time, "The Sound of Music", starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, is released
Beatles "Ticket to Ride" is released in UK
Beatles "Help" is released in UK
Love's 1st album released "Love"
Beach Boys' "Pets Sounds" is released
"May 16 Notification" released, Mao's offical justification for the Cultural Revolution
Beatles "Paperback Writer" is released in UK
The cult classic "One Million Years B.C.", starring Raquel Welch, is released
Dylan's 1965 UK Tour is released as film "Don't Look Back"
Beatles' "All You Need is Love" is released
Walt Disney's "Jungle Book" is released
"Cool Hand Luke", starring Paul Newman, George Kennedy, and Strother Martin, is released
Beatles' "Magical Mystery Tour" album is released in UK
Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Spacey Odyssey" is released
Mick Jagger & Marianne Faithful busted for pot, released on £50 bail
82 members of US intelligence ship Pueblo released by North Korea
Debut album of Led Zeppelin released in US
Mary Hopkin's Postcard album on Apple is released
Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash record an album; it was never released.
"Midnight Cowboy" released with an X rating
"Give Peace a Chance" by Plastic Ono Band is released in UK
Plastic Ono Band's "Cold Turkey" is released in UK
George Harrison's "Something" is released in UK
Beatle's 7th Christmas album is released
Charles Manson's album "Lie" is released
Miles Davis Bitches Brew released
Paul McCartney's 1st solo album "McCartney" is released
Beatles' last released LP, "Let It Be" released in US
88 of the hostages from the Dawson's Field hijackings are released. The remaining hostages, mostly Jews and Israeli citizens, are held until September 25.
Bernadette Devlin is released from prison having served four months of her six month sentence for riotous behaviour
Elton John records a show in New York City which was later released as his 11-17-70 album
Walt Disney's "Aristocats" is released
Don McLean's 8+ minute version of "American Pie" released
Triple album set "Concert for Bangladesh" released in UK
John Lennon's political "Sometime in NYC" released including "Woman is the Nigger of the World" "Attica State" & "Luck of the Irish"
1st US POWs in N Vietnam released; 116 of 456 flown to Philippine
President Nixon released first White House tapes on Watergate scandal
"Chinatown", starring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway, is released
"The Godfather Part II", starring Al Pacino and Robert De Niro, is released
"One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" starring Jack Nicholson and Louise Fletcher is released
Peter Frampton released platinum live album "Frampton Comes Alive"
"Taxi Driver", starring Robert De Niro and Jodie Foster, is released
Beatles "Rock & Roll Music" LP is released in USA
1975 movie "Rocky Horror Picture Show" released in Germany
Newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst sentenced to 7 years for her part in a 1974 bank robbery. Released after 22 months by Pres Carter
Anti-French demonstrations takes place in Israel after Paris released Abu Daoud, responsible 1972 Munich massacre of Israeli athletes
Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours" released
Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours" album released
Judge rules Beatles 1962 Hamburg album can be released
"Beatles at Hollywood Bowl" released in UK
Moluccan extremists hold 105 schoolchildren & 50 others hostage on a hijacked train in Neth, children released May 27, siege ends June 11
"Beatles Live! At Star-Club in Hamburg Germany" released
Original "Star Wars" movie ("part IV") released
Walt Disney's "Rescuers" released
"Halloween", starring Jamie Lee Curtis in her film debut, is released
H R Haldeman, Nixon's White House chief of staff released from jail
India's former PM, Indira Gandhi, released from jail
John N Mitchell (former AG) released on parole from federal prison
Patricia Hearst is released from a SF prison for bank robbery
"The Deer Hunter", starring Robert De Niro and Christopher Walken, is released
"Alien", starring Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Ripley, is released
"Apocalypse Now", starring Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, and Martin Sheen, is released
Chuck Berry released from prison on income tax evasion
Pink Floyd's "The Wall" released, sells 6 million copies in 2 weeks
Paul McCartney is released from Tokyo jail & deported
Walt Disney's "Fox & The Hound" released
"Raging Bull", starring Robert De Niro as boxer Jake LaMotta and Cathy Moriarty as his wife, is released
3 Anglican missionaries detained in Iran since Aug 1980 are released
John Lennon single "Watching the Wheels" released posthumously in UK
Pope John Paul II released from hospital after assassination attempt
Newscaster David Brinkley is released by NBC
10 Arabian oryx (extinct except in zoos) released in Oman
The Sinclair ZX Spectrum is released.
"Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan," released in USA
Movie "ET the Extra-Terrestrial" released (highest grossing film)
"E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial", starring Drew Barrymore, is released
The first Compact Discs (CDs) were released to the public in Germany.
The Sony CDP-101, the world's first commercially released Compact Disc player, is released in Japan for 168,000 yen ($730)
"Return of the Jedi" (Star Wars part VI) released
1980 movie "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes" released in Germany
"Monty Python's The Meaning of Life," released in France
IBM-PC DOS Version 2.1 released
John Lennon single "Nobody Told Me" released posthumously
John Lennon single "Borrowed Time" released posthumously
John Lennon's "I'm Stepping Out" released posthumously
John Lennon's 'Every Man has a Woman Who Loves Him' released posthumously
Hostage CNN reporter Jeremy Levin is released in Beirut
IBM-PC DOS Version 3.1 (update) released
Weird Al Yankovic released his Dare To Be Stupid LP
"Prizzi's Honor", starring Jack Nicholson, Kathleen Turner, and Anjelica Huston, is released
Microsoft Windows 1.0 is released.
IBM-PC DOS Version 3.2 released
"John Lennon: Live in NYC" album is released posthumously
Activist Anatoly Scharansky released by USSR, leaves country
South African Journalist and founder of the 'New Nation' newspaper, Zwelakhe Sisulu is abducted; he was released 721 days later on 2 December 1988
IBM-PC DOS Version 3.2 (updated) released
Videotapes released showing Titanic's sunken remains
Lebanese kidnappers released Rev Lawrence Martin Jenco
John Lennon "Menlove Avenue" album released posthumously
French hostage Aurel Cornea, held in Lebanon for 9 months, released
"Little Shop of Horrors" is released in Germany
"Little Shop of Horrors" released in France
"Pee-wee's Big Adventure" released in France
IBM-PC DOS Version 3.3 (updated) released
Guns & Roses song "Appetite for Destruction" is released
The Madonna compilation album "You Can Dance" is released
Five prominent anti-apartheid activists are released in Cape Town, South Africa after being detained for up to two years under the Internal Security Act
Movie "Last Temptation of Christ" is released
Traveling Wilburys Volume One is released
"ET" released to home video (14 million presold)
"Batman" is released on video tape
Nelson Mandela released after 27 years imprisonment in South Africa
Gloria Estefan released from hospital after her accident
Security law violator Ivan Boesky is released from federal custody
"Goodfellas", starring Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, and Ray Liotta, is released
"The Silence of the Lambs", starring Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins, is released
Singer James Brown is released from prison
The first version of the Linux kernel (0.01) is released to the Internet.
The first official version of the Linux kernel, version 0.02, is released.
US hostage Jesse Turner released from 5 years in captivity in Beirut
Imelda Marcos returns from exile to the Philippines and was arrested the next day for tax fraud and corruption. She was then released on $6,400 bail.
Maximus 2.0 BBS released
"Phool Aur Kaante", the film debut of famous Indian actor Ajay Devgan, is released
"Father of the Bride", starring Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, and Martin Short, is released
"Batman Returns" is released in USA movie theatres
"Batman Returns", starring Michael Keaton as Batman, Danny Devito as the Penguin, and Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman, is released
386BSD is released by Lynne Jolitz and William Jolitz beginning the Open Source Operating System Revolution. Linus Torvalds release his Linux soon afterwards.
Junk bond king Michael Milkin is released from jail after 22 months
Katharine Hepburn released from the hospital after exhaustion
The web browser Mosaic version 1.0 is released.
Carlton Fisk, 45, released by White Sox, as all time leader of most games caught & most HRs by a catcher
F Murray Abraham released from hospital after car accident
MS Dos 6.2 released
"Schindler's List", starring Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, and Ralph Fiennes, is released
Actress Elizabeth Taylor released from the hospital after hip treatment
Timeline of Linux development: Linux kernel version 1.0.0 is released.
Amy Fisher's lover Joey Buttafuoco is released from jail after 4 months & 9 days
"Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult" released in France
Gen H Norman Schwarzkopf released from hospital after prostate surgery
"Forrest Gump", starring Tom Hanks, robin wright, and Gary Sinise, is released
"The Shawshank Redemption", starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman, is released
Beatles' 1st album in 25 years, "Live at the BBC", is released in Britain
PTL leader Jim Bakker released from jail
Poison Gas released in Tokyo subway 12 killed, 4,700 injured
Beatles song, "Baby It's You", with late John Lennon as lead singer, is released, 1st Fab Four single in more than 30 years
Boxer Mike Tyson released from jail after serving 3 years
"Batman Forever" released Czech Republic
Howard Stern's 2nd book "Miss America" released (fastest selling ever)
"Beatles' Anthology, Vol 1" released
New double Beatle CD released with new song "Free as a Bird"
Toy Story is released as the first feature-length film created completely using computer-generated imagery.
Christopher Reeves released from physical rehab center
The first version of the Java programming language was released.
"Spy Hard" starring Leslie Nielsen is released
"Cable Guy" starring Jim Carrey is released
Netscape Browser 3.0 is released
Howard Stern's book "Miss America" released in paperback
The horror classic "Scream", starring Neve Campbell and Courteney Cox, is released
The disaster film "Volcano", starring Tommy Lee Jones and Anne Heche, is released
Former rep Dan Rostenkowski released from custody for mail fraud
"The Truman Show", starring Jim Carrey, Laura Linney, and Ed Harris, is released
"10 Things I Hate About You", a modernization of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, starring Julia Stiles and Heath Ledger, is released
The detained crew of a United States EP-3E aircraft that landed in Hainan, People's Republic of China after a collision with an J-8 fighter is released.
A letter between Gale Norton and Jeb Bush is released, stating that the Bush administration has decided to go ahead with plans to auction 6 million acres of potentially oil-and-gas-rich seabed in the Gulf of Mexico
The Princess Diaries, starring Anne Hathaway in her film debut, is released
The indie cult hit "Donnie Darko", starring Jake Gyllenhaal, is released
Shakira's fifth studio album and first English language album, "Laundry Service", is released
The first public version of the web browser Mozilla Firefox ("Phoenix 0.1") is released.
"Gangs of New York", starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Daniel Day-Lewis, and Cameron Diaz, is released
"Chicago", starring Renee Zellweger, Richard Gere, and Catherine Zeta Jones, is released (2002 Best Picture winner)
The ill-fated Beagle 2 probe which was released from the Mars Express Spacecraft on December 19, disappears shortly before its scheduled landing.
"Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle", starring Kal Penn and John Cho, is released
Video game Halo 2 a first person shooter first released on Xbox by Bungie Studios
The car of released Italian hostage Giuliana Sgrena is fired on by US soldiers in Iraq, causing the death of an Italian Secret Service Agent and injuring two passengers.
Samir Geagea, the Lebanese Forces (LF) leader, is released after spending 11 years in a solitary confinement. His release came after the end of the Syrian occupation to Lebanon.
"Pride & Prejudice", the film adaptation of Jane Austen's novel of the same name, starring Keira Knightley as Elizabeth Bennet, is released
First part of the Gomery Report, which discusses allegations of political money manipulation, is released in Canada.
Polish Minister of National Defence Radek Sikorski opens Warsaw Pact archives to historians. Maps of possible nuclear strikes against Western Europe, as well as the possible nuclear annihilation of 43 Polish cities and 2 million of its citizens by Soviet-controlled forces, are released.
"Brokeback Mountain", starring Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal, is released
15 British Royal Navy personnel held in Iran are released by the Iranian President.
Jack Kevorkian is released from prison after serving eight years of his 10-25 year prison term for second-degree murder in the 1998 death of Thomas Youk, 52, of Oakland County, Michigan.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the final book in the bestselling Harry Potter series is released.
"Into the Wild", starring Emile Hirsch, is released
"Into the Wild", starring Emile Hirsch, is released
"Michael Clayton", starring George Clooney, Tom Wilkinson, and Tilda Swinton, is released
The Mitchell Report is publicly released listing the names of 89 Major League Baseball players that have presumably used anabolic steroids and human growth hormones. Notable players to be named include Roger Clemens and Miguel Tejada.
The critically acclaimed "Iron Man", starring Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark, is released
James Cameron's "Avatar", starring Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana, is released
The West Memphis Three are released from prison after 18 years in imprisonment
The critically acclaimed "Drive", starring Ryan Gosling, is released
Gilad Shalit is released.
"House of Cards", starring Kevin Spacey as Frank Underwood and Robin Wright as his wife, is released on Netflix
Ariana Grande's first single, "The Way", is released
"Frozen", the highest-grossing animated film of all time, starring Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell, is released
"The Wolf of Wall Street", starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill, is released
Ariana Grande's first single from her second debut album, "Problem" featuring Iggy Azalea, is released
Seth MacFarlane's "A Million Ways to Die in the West" is released to theatres, MacFarlane's first live-action role on the big screen
Convicted Israel spy Jonathan Pollard being released after 30 years
Transcripts of Clinton's Wall Street talks released in new Wikileaks dump
82 kidnapped Chibok girls released in exchange for Boko Haram suspects: Nigerian presidency
OJ Simpson released after serving 9 years in Nevada prison
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