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Walter RaleighMar 20, 1616

Louis DaguerreAug 19, 1839

Oscar WildeMay 19, 1897

Mahatma GandhiFeb 10, 1914

Charlie ChaplinFeb 6, 1921

Rudolph ValentinoNov 13, 1921

Alfred HitchcockJun 11, 1928

Walt DisneyJul 29, 1928

Bela LugosiFeb 14, 1931

Bonnie ParkerApr 19, 1932

Billie HolidayNov 11, 1933

Fred AstaireDec 2, 1933

Basil RathboneMar 31, 1939

Jimmy StewartOct 17, 1939

Burgess MeredithDec 30, 1939

Judy GarlandJul 30, 1943

Angela LansburyMay 4, 1944

Gene TierneyOct 11, 1944

CostelloJul 6, 1945

Vera-EllenDec 8, 1949

C.S. LewisOct 16, 1950

Eddie AlbertAug 27, 1953

Toshiro MifuneApr 26, 1954

EinsteinJul 9, 1955

Buddy HollySep 29, 1957

Alec GuinnessOct 2, 1957

Ezra PoundApr 18, 1958

Marilyn MonroeMar 29, 1959

Jomo KenyattaAug 21, 1961

Gregory PeckDec 25, 1962

Lee Harvey OswaldSep 27, 1964

Christopher PlummerMar 2, 1965

Raquel WelchDec 30, 1966

Strother MartinNov 1, 1967

Bob DylanFeb 17, 1969

George HarrisonOct 31, 1969

Charles MansonMar 1, 1970

Miles DavisMar 30, 1970

Paul McCartneyApr 17, 1970

Elton JohnNov 16, 1970

Faye DunawayJun 20, 1974

Jack NicholsonNov 19, 1975

Robert De NiroFeb 8, 1976

Woody AllenApr 20, 1977

Jamie Lee CurtisOct 25, 1978

Christopher WalkenFeb 23, 1979

Sigourney WeaverMay 25, 1979

Martin SheenAug 15, 1979

John Paul IIJun 3, 1981

Drew BarrymoreJun 11, 1982

Weird Al YankovicJun 1, 1985

Anjelica HustonJun 13, 1985

Nelson MandelaFeb 11, 1990

Gloria EstefanApr 4, 1990

Anthony HopkinsFeb 14, 1991

James BrownFeb 27, 1991

Ajay DevganNov 22, 1991

Diane KeatonDec 20, 1991

Danny DevitoJun 19, 1992

Elizabeth TaylorJan 17, 1994

robin wrightJul 6, 1994

Mike TysonMar 25, 1995

Howard SternNov 7, 1995

Courteney CoxDec 20, 1996

Anne HecheApr 25, 1997

Ed HarrisJun 5, 1998

Julia StilesMar 31, 1999

Anne HathawayAug 3, 2001

Jake GyllenhaalOct 28, 2001

ShakiraNov 13, 2001

Daniel Day-LewisDec 20, 2002

Catherine Zeta JonesDec 27, 2002

Kal PennJul 30, 2004

Keira KnightleySep 11, 2005

Heath LedgerDec 9, 2005

Emile HirschSep 21, 2007

Tilda SwintonOct 5, 2007

Roger ClemensDec 13, 2007

Robert Downey JrMay 2, 2008

Zoe SaldanaDec 18, 2009

Ryan GoslingSep 16, 2011

Ariana GrandeMar 26, 2013

Leonardo DiCaprioDec 25, 2013

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Released - Historical Events
Date Event
1616-03-20

Walter Raleigh released from Tower of London to seek gold in Guyana

1798-11-27

Rabbi Shneur Zalman, author (Tanya), released from St Petersburg jail

1839-08-19

Details of Louis Daguerre's 1st practical photographic process are released in Paris

1840-08-28

Nine Jewish prisoners are released from Damascus jails

1862-08-28

Belle Boyd released from Old Capital Prison in Washington, DC

1894-01-09

"Edison Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze" released in movie theaters

1897-05-19

Oscar Wilde is released from Reading Gaol.

1900-01-31

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.

1901-07-24

O. Henry is released from prison in Austin, Texas after serving three years for embezzlement from a bank.

1902-09-02

"A Trip To The Moon", the first science fiction film, released

1903-12-01

"The Great Train Robbery", the 1st Western film, released

1912-09-23

1st Mack Sennett "Keystone Comedy" movie released

1913-06-12

"Dachshund" by Pathe Freres, early animated cartoon, released

1914-01-20

The first group of Transvaal Indian women satyagrahis are released from Pietermaritzburg Prison in South Africa after three months imprisonment

1914-02-10

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

1914-12-21

1st feature-length silent film comedy "Tillie's Punctured Romance" released. (Marie Dressler, Mabel Normand & Charles Chaplin)

1917-03-07

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)

1920-04-15

New Canadian small cent coin is released

1921-02-06

"The Kid," starring Charlie Chaplin & Jackie Coogan, released

1921-11-13

"Sheik", a silent film starring Rudolph Valentino, is released

1924-02-24

Mahatma Gandhi released from jail

1926-10-14

AA Milne's book "Winnie the Pooh" released

1926-11-11

Eddie Collins is released as White Sox manager

1927-02-05

Buster Keaton's movie "The General" released & bombed

1928-06-11

Alfred Hitchcock's 1st film, "Case Of Jonathan Drew," is released

1928-07-29

Walt Disney's "Steamboat Willie" is released

1930-06-03

Grover Cleveland Alexander is released by the Phillies

1931-02-14

The original "Dracula", starring Bela Lugosi as the titular vampire, is released

1932-04-19

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

1933-05-27

Walt Disney's "3 Little Pigs" released

1933-08-23

Mahatma Gandhi released from Indian jail following yet another hunger strike

1933-11-11

Billie Holiday's second song and first hit, "Riffin' the Scotch", is released

1933-12-02

Fred Astaire's 1st film, "Dancing Lady", released

1934-06-09

1st Donald Duck cartoon, Wise Little Hen, released

1937-02-05

1st Charlie Chaplin talkie, "Modern Times," released

1937-06-11

Marx Brothers' "A Day At The Races" released

1938-02-04

Disney's "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" is officially released

1939-03-31

"The Hound of Baskervilles", starring Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes and Nigel Bruce as Dr. Watson for the first time, is released

1939-10-17

"Mr. Smith Goes to Washington", starring Jimmy Stewart and Jean Arthur, is released

1939-12-30

"Of Mice and Men", starring Burgess Meredith as George Lon Chaney Jr. as Lennie, is released

1940-02-23

Walt Disney's animated movie "Pinocchio," released

1940-02-29

Frederic from G & S "Pirates of Penzance" finally released by pirate

1940-10-15

"The Great Dictator", a satiric social commentary film by and starring Charlie Chaplin, is released.

1940-11-13

Walt Disney's "Fantasia" released

1941-05-05

First modern perfume Chanel No. 5 released.

1941-10-23

Walt Disney's animation "Dumbo" released

1942-06-14

Walt Disney's "Bambi" animated movie is released Thumper's 1st job

1943-07-30

Last Judy Garland-Mickey Rooney movie released (Girl Crazy)

1944-05-04

"Gaslight", starring an 18-year-old Angela Lansbury in her film debut, is released

1944-10-11

"Laura", starring Gene Tierney, is released

1944-12-17

US Army announces end of excluding Japanese-Americans from West Coast, detainees released.

1945-02-03

Walt Disney's "3 Caballeros" released

1945-07-06

Abbott and Costello's film "The Naughty Nineties" released featuring longest version their "Who's on First" routine.

1946-11-12

Walt Disney's "Song Of South" released

1948-03-16

Billie Holiday is released from prison early because of good behaviour

1948-03-27

Just 11 days after being released from prison, Billie Holiday plays in front of a sold-out crowd at Carnegie Hall

1949-06-25

Long-Haired Hare is released in Theaters starring Bugs Bunny.

1949-12-08

"On the Town", the film adaptation of the Broadway musical, starring Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Ann Miller and Vera-Ellen, is released

1950-02-15

Walt Disney's "Cinderella" released

1950-10-16

The first edition of C.S. Lewis' "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" is released in London

1951-07-28

Walt Disney's "Alice In Wonderland" released

1952-03-27

"Singin' in the Rain", a musical comedy starring Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor and Debbie Reynolds, is released

1953-04-10

"House of Wax", 1st 3-D movie, released (NYC)

1953-08-27

"Roman Holiday", starring Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck, and Eddie Albert, is released

1954-04-26

The Japanese film "Seven Samurai", starring Toshiro Mifune, is released

1954-06-12

Bill Haley's "Rock Around the Clock" is originally released

1954-07-28

"On the Waterfront", starring Marlon Brando, is released

1954-11-27

Alger Hiss is released from prison after serving 44 months for perjury.

1955-06-23

Walt Disney's "Lady & the Tramp" released

1955-07-09

The Russell-Einstein Manifesto is released by Bertrand Russell in London.

1957-09-29

Buddy Holly & Crickets released 2nd single "Oh Boy!"/"Not Fade Away"

1957-10-02

"The Bridge on the River Kwai", starring William Holden and Alec Guinness, is released

1958-04-18

A United States federal court rules that poet Ezra Pound is to be released from an insane asylum.

1958-05-09

Alfred Hitchcock's "Vertigo", starring Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak, is released

1959-01-29

Walt Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" released

1959-03-29

"Some Like It Hot", starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, and Jack Lemmon, is released

1959-05-10

Giants Jim Hearn allows 2 runs against Pirates, game is suspended, Hearn is released & charged with loss 2 months after his retirement

1959-06-23

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).

1961-01-25

Walt Disney's "101 Dalmations" released

1961-08-21

Kenyan political activist Jomo Kenyatta released from jail after 9 years. Imprisoned during 1952 Mau Mau rebellion with other nationalist leaders by British authorities

1961-10-18

"West Side Story", the film adaptation of the 1957 Broadway musical, starring Natalie Wood, is released

1961-12-11

"Please, Mr. Postman" by Marvelettes, released

1962-12-25

"To Kill a Mockingbird", the film adaptation on the novel by Harper Lee, starring Gregory Peck, is released

1963-04-12

Beatles "From Me to You" is released in UK

1963-12-25

Walt Disney's "The Sword in the Stone" is released

1964-01-20

"Meet The Beatles" album released in US

1964-01-27

"Introducing the Beatles" album released in US

1964-06-29

1st draft of Star Trek's pilot "Cage" released

1964-08-29

Walt Disney's "Mary Poppins" released

1964-09-27

Findings of the Warren Commission into the assassination of President John Kennedy released, finds Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone

1965-03-02

One of the most popular musical films of all time, "The Sound of Music", starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, is released

1965-04-09

Beatles "Ticket to Ride" is released in UK

1965-07-23

Beatles "Help" is released in UK

1966-03-12

Love's 1st album released "Love"

1966-05-16

Beach Boys' "Pets Sounds" is released

1966-05-16

"May 16 Notification" released, Mao's offical justification for the Cultural Revolution

1966-06-10

Beatles "Paperback Writer" is released in UK

1966-12-30

The cult classic "One Million Years B.C.", starring Raquel Welch, is released

1967-05-17

Dylan's 1965 UK Tour is released as film "Don't Look Back"

1967-07-07

Beatles' "All You Need is Love" is released

1967-10-18

Walt Disney's "Jungle Book" is released

1967-11-01

"Cool Hand Luke", starring Paul Newman, George Kennedy, and Strother Martin, is released

1967-12-08

Beatles' "Magical Mystery Tour" album is released in UK

1968-04-02

Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Spacey Odyssey" is released

1968-10-24

Mick Jagger & Marianne Faithful busted for pot, released on £50 bail

1968-12-23

82 members of US intelligence ship Pueblo released by North Korea

1969-01-17

Debut album of Led Zeppelin released in US

1969-02-13

Mary Hopkin's Postcard album on Apple is released

1969-02-17

Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash record an album; it was never released.

1969-05-25

"Midnight Cowboy" released with an X rating

1969-07-04

"Give Peace a Chance" by Plastic Ono Band is released in UK

1969-10-17

Plastic Ono Band's "Cold Turkey" is released in UK

1969-10-31

George Harrison's "Something" is released in UK

1969-12-19

Beatle's 7th Christmas album is released

1970-03-01

Charles Manson's album "Lie" is released

1970-03-30

Miles Davis Bitches Brew released

1970-04-17

Paul McCartney's 1st solo album "McCartney" is released

1970-05-18

Beatles' last released LP, "Let It Be" released in US

1970-09-11

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.

1970-10-21

Bernadette Devlin is released from prison having served four months of her six month sentence for riotous behaviour

1970-11-16

Elton John records a show in New York City which was later released as his 11-17-70 album

1970-12-24

Walt Disney's "Aristocats" is released

1971-12-16

Don McLean's 8+ minute version of "American Pie" released

1972-01-10

Triple album set "Concert for Bangladesh" released in UK

1972-06-12

John Lennon's political "Sometime in NYC" released including "Woman is the Nigger of the World" "Attica State" & "Luck of the Irish"

1973-02-12

1st US POWs in N Vietnam released; 116 of 456 flown to Philippine

1973-10-26

President Nixon released first White House tapes on Watergate scandal

1974-06-20

"Chinatown", starring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway, is released

1974-12-20

"The Godfather Part II", starring Al Pacino and Robert De Niro, is released

1975-11-19

"One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" starring Jack Nicholson and Louise Fletcher is released

1976-01-16

Peter Frampton released platinum live album "Frampton Comes Alive"

1976-02-08

"Taxi Driver", starring Robert De Niro and Jodie Foster, is released

1976-06-11

Beatles "Rock & Roll Music" LP is released in USA

1976-06-24

1975 movie "Rocky Horror Picture Show" released in Germany

1976-09-24

Newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst sentenced to 7 years for her part in a 1974 bank robbery. Released after 22 months by Pres Carter

1977-01-12

Anti-French demonstrations takes place in Israel after Paris released Abu Daoud, responsible 1972 Munich massacre of Israeli athletes

1977-02-04

Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours" released

1977-02-19

Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours" album released

1977-04-06

Judge rules Beatles 1962 Hamburg album can be released

1977-04-20

"Annie Hall", starring Woody Allen and Diane Keaton, is released

1977-05-06

"Beatles at Hollywood Bowl" released in UK

1977-05-23

Moluccan extremists hold 105 schoolchildren & 50 others hostage on a hijacked train in Neth, children released May 27, siege ends June 11

1977-05-25

"Beatles Live! At Star-Club in Hamburg Germany" released

1977-05-25

Original "Star Wars" movie ("part IV") released

1977-06-22

Walt Disney's "Rescuers" released

1978-10-25

"Halloween", starring Jamie Lee Curtis in her film debut, is released

1978-12-20

H R Haldeman, Nixon's White House chief of staff released from jail

1978-12-26

India's former PM, Indira Gandhi, released from jail

1979-01-19

John N Mitchell (former AG) released on parole from federal prison

1979-02-01

Patricia Hearst is released from a SF prison for bank robbery

1979-02-23

"The Deer Hunter", starring Robert De Niro and Christopher Walken, is released

1979-05-25

"Alien", starring Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Ripley, is released

1979-08-15

"Apocalypse Now", starring Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, and Martin Sheen, is released

1979-11-19

Chuck Berry released from prison on income tax evasion

1979-11-23

Pink Floyd's "The Wall" released, sells 6 million copies in 2 weeks

1980-01-25

Paul McCartney is released from Tokyo jail & deported

1980-07-09

Walt Disney's "Fox & The Hound" released

1980-12-19

"Raging Bull", starring Robert De Niro as boxer Jake LaMotta and Cathy Moriarty as his wife, is released

1981-02-26

3 Anglican missionaries detained in Iran since Aug 1980 are released

1981-03-27

John Lennon single "Watching the Wheels" released posthumously in UK

1981-06-03

Pope John Paul II released from hospital after assassination attempt

1981-09-04

Newscaster David Brinkley is released by NBC

1982-01-31

10 Arabian oryx (extinct except in zoos) released in Oman

1982-04-23

The Sinclair ZX Spectrum is released.

1982-06-04

"Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan," released in USA

1982-06-11

Movie "ET the Extra-Terrestrial" released (highest grossing film)

1982-06-11

"E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial", starring Drew Barrymore, is released

1982-08-17

The first Compact Discs (CDs) were released to the public in Germany.

1982-10-01

The Sony CDP-101, the world's first commercially released Compact Disc player, is released in Japan for 168,000 yen ($730)

1983-05-25

"Return of the Jedi" (Star Wars part VI) released

1983-06-02

1980 movie "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes" released in Germany

1983-06-22

"Monty Python's The Meaning of Life," released in France

1983-10-20

IBM-PC DOS Version 2.1 released

1984-01-09

John Lennon single "Nobody Told Me" released posthumously

1984-03-09

John Lennon single "Borrowed Time" released posthumously

1984-07-15

John Lennon's "I'm Stepping Out" released posthumously

1984-11-16

John Lennon's 'Every Man has a Woman Who Loves Him' released posthumously

1985-02-14

Hostage CNN reporter Jeremy Levin is released in Beirut

1985-03-07

IBM-PC DOS Version 3.1 (update) released

1985-06-01

Weird Al Yankovic released his Dare To Be Stupid LP

1985-06-13

"Prizzi's Honor", starring Jack Nicholson, Kathleen Turner, and Anjelica Huston, is released

1985-11-20

Microsoft Windows 1.0 is released.

1985-12-30

IBM-PC DOS Version 3.2 released

1986-02-10

"John Lennon: Live in NYC" album is released posthumously

1986-02-11

Activist Anatoly Scharansky released by USSR, leaves country

1986-06-27

South African Journalist and founder of the 'New Nation' newspaper, Zwelakhe Sisulu is abducted; he was released 721 days later on 2 December 1988

1986-07-07

IBM-PC DOS Version 3.2 (updated) released

1986-07-18

Videotapes released showing Titanic's sunken remains

1986-07-26

Lebanese kidnappers released Rev Lawrence Martin Jenco

1986-11-03

John Lennon "Menlove Avenue" album released posthumously

1986-12-24

French hostage Aurel Cornea, held in Lebanon for 9 months, released

1987-05-14

"Little Shop of Horrors" is released in Germany

1987-06-03

"Little Shop of Horrors" released in France

1987-06-03

"Pee-wee's Big Adventure" released in France

1987-07-24

IBM-PC DOS Version 3.3 (updated) released

1987-07-31

Guns & Roses song "Appetite for Destruction" is released

1987-11-17

The Madonna compilation album "You Can Dance" is released

1988-07-07

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

1988-08-12

Movie "Last Temptation of Christ" is released

1988-10-24

Traveling Wilburys Volume One is released

1988-10-27

"ET" released to home video (14 million presold)

1989-11-15

"Batman" is released on video tape

1990-02-11

Nelson Mandela released after 27 years imprisonment in South Africa

1990-04-04

Gloria Estefan released from hospital after her accident

1990-04-04

Security law violator Ivan Boesky is released from federal custody

1990-09-19

"Goodfellas", starring Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, and Ray Liotta, is released

1991-02-14

"The Silence of the Lambs", starring Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins, is released

1991-02-27

Singer James Brown is released from prison

1991-09-17

The first version of the Linux kernel (0.01) is released to the Internet.

1991-10-05

The first official version of the Linux kernel, version 0.02, is released.

1991-10-21

US hostage Jesse Turner released from 5 years in captivity in Beirut

1991-11-04

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.

1991-11-06

Maximus 2.0 BBS released

1991-11-22

"Phool Aur Kaante", the film debut of famous Indian actor Ajay Devgan, is released

1991-12-20

"Father of the Bride", starring Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, and Martin Short, is released

1992-06-19

"Batman Returns" is released in USA movie theatres

1992-06-19

"Batman Returns", starring Michael Keaton as Batman, Danny Devito as the Penguin, and Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman, is released

1992-07-14

386BSD is released by Lynne Jolitz and William Jolitz beginning the Open Source Operating System Revolution. Linus Torvalds release his Linux soon afterwards.

1993-01-03

Junk bond king Michael Milkin is released from jail after 22 months

1993-03-08

Katharine Hepburn released from the hospital after exhaustion

1993-04-22

The web browser Mosaic version 1.0 is released.

1993-06-28

Carlton Fisk, 45, released by White Sox, as all time leader of most games caught & most HRs by a catcher

1993-09-05

F Murray Abraham released from hospital after car accident

1993-09-30

MS Dos 6.2 released

1993-12-15

"Schindler's List", starring Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, and Ralph Fiennes, is released

1994-01-17

Actress Elizabeth Taylor released from the hospital after hip treatment

1994-03-14

Timeline of Linux development: Linux kernel version 1.0.0 is released.

1994-03-23

Amy Fisher's lover Joey Buttafuoco is released from jail after 4 months & 9 days

1994-05-11

"Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult" released in France

1994-06-01

Gen H Norman Schwarzkopf released from hospital after prostate surgery

1994-07-06

"Forrest Gump", starring Tom Hanks, robin wright, and Gary Sinise, is released

1994-09-23

"The Shawshank Redemption", starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman, is released

1994-11-30

Beatles' 1st album in 25 years, "Live at the BBC", is released in Britain

1994-12-01

PTL leader Jim Bakker released from jail

1995-03-20

Poison Gas released in Tokyo subway 12 killed, 4,700 injured

1995-03-20

Beatles song, "Baby It's You", with late John Lennon as lead singer, is released, 1st Fab Four single in more than 30 years

1995-03-25

Boxer Mike Tyson released from jail after serving 3 years

1995-09-28

"Batman Forever" released Czech Republic

1995-11-07

Howard Stern's 2nd book "Miss America" released (fastest selling ever)

1995-11-20

"Beatles' Anthology, Vol 1" released

1995-11-21

New double Beatle CD released with new song "Free as a Bird"

1995-11-22

Toy Story is released as the first feature-length film created completely using computer-generated imagery.

1995-12-13

Christopher Reeves released from physical rehab center

1996-01-23

The first version of the Java programming language was released.

1996-05-24

"Spy Hard" starring Leslie Nielsen is released

1996-06-14

"Cable Guy" starring Jim Carrey is released

1996-08-21

Netscape Browser 3.0 is released

1996-10-09

Howard Stern's book "Miss America" released in paperback

1996-12-20

The horror classic "Scream", starring Neve Campbell and Courteney Cox, is released

1997-04-25

The disaster film "Volcano", starring Tommy Lee Jones and Anne Heche, is released

1997-10-15

Former rep Dan Rostenkowski released from custody for mail fraud

1998-06-05

"The Truman Show", starring Jim Carrey, Laura Linney, and Ed Harris, is released

1999-03-31

"10 Things I Hate About You", a modernization of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, starring Julia Stiles and Heath Ledger, is released

2001-04-11

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.

2001-04-17

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

2001-08-03

The Princess Diaries, starring Anne Hathaway in her film debut, is released

2001-10-28

The indie cult hit "Donnie Darko", starring Jake Gyllenhaal, is released

2001-11-13

Shakira's fifth studio album and first English language album, "Laundry Service", is released

2002-09-23

The first public version of the web browser Mozilla Firefox ("Phoenix 0.1") is released.

2002-12-20

"Gangs of New York", starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Daniel Day-Lewis, and Cameron Diaz, is released

2002-12-27

"Chicago", starring Renee Zellweger, Richard Gere, and Catherine Zeta Jones, is released (2002 Best Picture winner)

2003-12-25

The ill-fated Beagle 2 probe which was released from the Mars Express Spacecraft on December 19, disappears shortly before its scheduled landing.

2004-07-30

"Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle", starring Kal Penn and John Cho, is released

2004-11-09

Video game Halo 2 a first person shooter first released on Xbox by Bungie Studios

2005-03-04

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.

2005-07-26

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.

2005-09-11

"Pride & Prejudice", the film adaptation of Jane Austen's novel of the same name, starring Keira Knightley as Elizabeth Bennet, is released

2005-11-01

First part of the Gomery Report, which discusses allegations of political money manipulation, is released in Canada.

2005-11-25

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.

2005-12-09

"Brokeback Mountain", starring Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal, is released

2007-04-04

15 British Royal Navy personnel held in Iran are released by the Iranian President.

2007-06-01

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.

2007-07-21

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the final book in the bestselling Harry Potter series is released.

2007-09-21

"Into the Wild", starring Emile Hirsch, is released

2007-09-21

"Into the Wild", starring Emile Hirsch, is released

2007-10-05

"Michael Clayton", starring George Clooney, Tom Wilkinson, and Tilda Swinton, is released

2007-12-13

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.

2008-05-02

The critically acclaimed "Iron Man", starring Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark, is released

2009-12-18

James Cameron's "Avatar", starring Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana, is released

2011-08-18

The West Memphis Three are released from prison after 18 years in imprisonment

2011-09-16

The critically acclaimed "Drive", starring Ryan Gosling, is released

2011-10-18

Gilad Shalit is released.

2013-02-01

"House of Cards", starring Kevin Spacey as Frank Underwood and Robin Wright as his wife, is released on Netflix

2013-03-26

Ariana Grande's first single, "The Way", is released

2013-11-27

"Frozen", the highest-grossing animated film of all time, starring Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell, is released

2013-12-25

"The Wolf of Wall Street", starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill, is released

2014-04-27

Ariana Grande's first single from her second debut album, "Problem" featuring Iggy Azalea, is released

2014-05-30

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

2015-11-20

Convicted Israel spy Jonathan Pollard being released after 30 years

2016-10-16

Transcripts of Clinton's Wall Street talks released in new Wikileaks dump

2017-05-07

82 kidnapped Chibok girls released in exchange for Boko Haram suspects: Nigerian presidency

2017-10-01

OJ Simpson released after serving 9 years in Nevada prison

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