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Starring - Notable Historical Events

Charlie ChaplinFeb 6, 1921

Rudolph ValentinoNov 13, 1921

Marlene DietrichApr 1, 1930

Bela LugosiFeb 14, 1931

Basil RathboneMar 31, 1939

Jimmy StewartOct 17, 1939

Burgess MeredithDec 30, 1939

Orson WellesMay 1, 1941

Angela LansburyMay 4, 1944

Gene TierneyOct 11, 1944

Jerry LewisSep 28, 1949

Vera-EllenDec 8, 1949

Gloria SwansonAug 10, 1950

Desi ArnazOct 15, 1951

Eddie AlbertAug 27, 1953

Toshiro MifuneApr 26, 1954

Ava GardnerSep 29, 1954

Judy GarlandSep 29, 1954

Alec GuinnessOct 2, 1957

Elvis PresleyOct 21, 1957

Christopher LeeMay 8, 1958

Alfred HitchcockMay 9, 1958

Marilyn MonroeMar 29, 1959

Janet LeighJun 16, 1960

Gregory PeckDec 25, 1962

Ted CassidySep 18, 1964

Bob DenverSep 26, 1964

Christopher PlummerMar 2, 1965

Barbara EdenSep 18, 1965

Cesar RomeroJan 12, 1966

Raquel WelchDec 30, 1966

Strother MartinNov 1, 1967

Dustin HoffmanDec 20, 1967

Faye DunawayJun 20, 1974

Jack NicholsonNov 19, 1975

Robert De NiroFeb 8, 1976

Farrah FawcettSep 22, 1976

Woody AllenApr 20, 1977

Bill BixbyMar 10, 1978

Olivia Newton-JohnJun 11, 1978

Jamie Lee CurtisOct 25, 1978

Christopher WalkenFeb 23, 1979

Sigourney WeaverMay 25, 1979

Martin SheenAug 15, 1979

Bette MidlerSep 17, 1980

Harrison FordJun 12, 1981

Drew BarrymoreJun 11, 1982

David HasselhoffSep 26, 1982

Anjelica HustonJun 13, 1985

Estelle GettySep 14, 1985

Yun Fat ChowFeb 8, 1986

Robin WilliamsJun 2, 1989

Neil Patrick HarrisSep 19, 1989

Jerry SeinfeldMay 31, 1990

Anthony HopkinsFeb 14, 1991

Diane KeatonDec 20, 1991

Danny DevitoJun 19, 1992

Sam NeillJun 11, 1993

robin wrightJul 6, 1994

Pierce BrosnanNov 13, 1995

Idina MenzelApr 29, 1996

Eddie MurphyJun 28, 1996

Jessica BielAug 26, 1996

Courteney CoxDec 20, 1996

Anne HecheApr 25, 1997

Ed HarrisJun 5, 1998

Wayne BradyAug 5, 1998

Julia StilesMar 31, 1999

Haley Joel OsmentAug 2, 1999

Thora BirchSep 8, 1999

Anne HathawayAug 3, 2001

Zach BraffOct 2, 2001

Jake GyllenhaalOct 28, 2001

Tobey MaguireMay 3, 2002

Daniel Day-LewisDec 20, 2002

Catherine Zeta JonesDec 27, 2002

Kal PennJul 30, 2004

David KrumholtzJan 23, 2005

Vince VaughnJul 15, 2005

Keira KnightleySep 11, 2005

Heath LedgerDec 9, 2005

Martin ScorseseSep 26, 2006

Tina FeyOct 11, 2006

Emile HirschSep 21, 2007

Tilda SwintonOct 5, 2007

Robert Downey JrMay 2, 2008

Hugh JackmanDec 6, 2009

Zoe SaldanaDec 18, 2009

Ryan GoslingSep 16, 2011

Zooey DeschanelSep 20, 2011

Leonardo DiCaprioDec 25, 2013

Woody HarrelsonJan 12, 2014

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Starring - Historical Events
Date Event
1913-03-25

Home of vaudeville, Palace Theatre, opens (NYC) starring Ed Wynn

1921-02-06

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

1921-11-13

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

1930-04-01

"Blue Angel" starring unknown Marlene Dietrich premieres in America

1931-02-14

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

1940-10-15

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

1941-05-01

"Citizen Kane", directed & starring Orson Welles, premieres in NY

1942-02-05

"Woman of the Year," starring Hepburn & Tracy opens at Radio City

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

1945-09-28

"Mildred Price" starring Joan Crawford opens at Strand

1946-05-16

Musical "Annie Get Your Gun" starring Ethel Merman premieres in NYC

1948-01-23

Huston's "Treasure of Sierra Madre" starring Humphrey Bogart opens

1949-06-25

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

1949-09-28

"My Friend Irma" is 1st of 12 films starring Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis

1949-09-29

Elia Kazan's "Pinky" starring Ethel Waters opens at Rivoli

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

1950-08-10

"Sunset Boulevard", starring William Holden and Gloria Swanson, premieres at Radio City Music Hall

1950-12-20

"Harvey" starring James Stewart premieres in NY

1951-10-15

"I Love Lucy", starring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, debuts on CBS

1952-02-08

"RCA Victor Show Starring Dennis Day," debuts on NBC TV

1952-03-27

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

1953-08-27

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

1953-09-29

"Make Room for Daddy" starring Danny Thomas, premieres on ABC-TV

1954-04-26

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

1954-07-28

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

1954-09-29

"Barefoot Contessa" starring Ava Gardner premieres at the Capitol

1954-09-29

"Star is Born" starring Judy Garland & James Mason premieres

1955-06-12

"Mr Peepers" (TV Comedy) starring Wally Cox airs for last time on NBC

1955-10-20

"No Time for Sergeants" opens on Broadway, starring Andy Griffith

1957-10-02

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

1957-10-21

Jailhouse Rock starring Elvis Presley opens

1958-05-08

"Dracula", starring Christopher Lee as the titular vampire, debuts

1958-05-09

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

1959-03-29

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

1960-06-16

"Psycho", starring Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins, and Vera Miles, opens in NY

1960-09-29

"My Three Sons" starring Fred MacMurray, debuts on ABC-TV

1961-09-28

"Hazel" starring Shirley Booth debuts on NBC-TV

1961-10-18

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

1962-12-16

David Lean's film "Lawrence of Arabia" premieres, starring Peter O'Toole

1962-12-25

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

1963-09-29

"My Favorite Martian" starring Ray Walston, debuts on CBS-TV

1964-09-18

"The Addams Family", starring John Astin, Carolyn Jones, Ted Cassidy, and Jackie Coogan, premieres on ABC

1964-09-26

"Gilligan's Island", starring Bob Denver as Gilligan, debuts on CBS

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

1965-09-18

"I Dream of Jeannie", starring Barbara Eden as a 2,000-year-old genie, and Larry Hagman as an astronaut who becomes her master, premieres on NBC

1966-01-12

"Batman", starring Adam West as Batman, Burt Ward as Robin, and Cesar Romero as The Joker, debuts on ABC

1966-09-08

"That Girl" starring Marlo Thomas premieres on ABC-TV

1966-12-30

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

1967-11-01

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

1967-12-20

"The Graduate" starring Dustin Hoffman & Anne Bancroft premieres

1969-07-06

Filming begins on "Ned Kelly" starring Mick Jagger

1972-01-14

"Sanford & Son" starring Redd Foxx premieres on NBC TV

1972-03-15

"The Godfather", starring Marlon Brando and Al Pacino, premieres in New York

1973-12-26

Horror film "The Exorcist," starring Linda Blair & rated X, premieres - 1st horror film to be nominated for Best Picture

1974-01-18

"$6 Million Man" starring Lee Majors premieres on ABC TV

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

1976-02-08

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

1976-09-22

"Charlie's Angels" starring Farrah Fawcett debuts

1977-04-20

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

1977-12-14

"Saturday Night Fever" starring John Travolta, premieres in NYC

1978-01-28

"Fantasy Island" starring Ricardo Montalban premieres on ABC TV

1978-03-10

"The Incredible Hulk", starring Bill Bixby as David Banner, premieres on CBS

1978-06-11

"Grease" starring John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John opens

1978-10-25

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

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

1980-09-17

"Divine Madness" starring Bette Midler, premieres

1980-12-19

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

1981-06-12

"Raiders Of The Lost Ark" starring Harrison Ford premieres

1982-06-11

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

1982-09-26

"Knight Rider", starring David Hasselhoff, debuts on NBC

1984-01-04

"Night Court" starring Harry Anderson premieres on NBC TV

1985-06-13

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

1985-09-14

"The Golden Girls", starring Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan, and Estelle Getty, debuts on NBC

1985-09-29

"MacGyver" starring Richard Dean Anderson, debuts on ABC-TV

1986-02-08

The crime film "A Better Tomorrow", starring Yun Fat Chow, premieres in Hong Kong

1989-06-02

"Dead Poets Society" starring Robin Williams premieres

1989-06-12

"Doctor Doctor," TV Comedy starring Matt Frewer, debuts on CBS-TV

1989-09-19

"Doogie Howser, M.D.", starring Neil Patrick Harris as a teenage physician, debuts on ABC

1989-09-22

"Baywatch", starring David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson, debuts on NBC

1990-03-21

"Normal Life" starring Moon Unit & Dweezil Zappa premieres on CBS-TV

1990-03-21

"Sydney" starring Valerie Bertinelli premieres on CBS-TV

1990-03-31

"Carol & Company" starring Carol Burnette premieres on NBC-TV

1990-04-09

"Capital News" starring Lloyd Bridges premieres on ABC-TV

1990-05-31

Seinfeld starring Jerry Seinfeld, debuts on NBC as Seinfeld Chronicles

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

1991-12-20

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

1992-06-19

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

1993-06-11

"Jurassic Park" (starring Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum) opens, sets box office weekend record of $502 million

1993-09-29

"Grace Under Fire" starring Brett Butler debuts on ABC-TV

1993-12-15

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

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

1995-11-13

"GoldenEye", starring Pierce Brosnan as James Bond for the first time, debuts

1996-04-29

"Rent", starring Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs, opens at Nederlander Theater NYC

1996-05-24

"Spy Hard" starring Leslie Nielsen is released

1996-06-14

"Cable Guy" starring Jim Carrey is released

1996-06-28

"Nutty Professor" starring Eddie Murphy opens in theaters in the USA

1996-08-26

"7th Heaven", starring Jessica Biel, debuts on The WB

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

1998-06-05

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

1998-08-05

The American spin-off "Whose Line Is It Anyway?", starring Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie, and Wayne Brady, debuts on ABC

1999-01-10

"The Sopranos", starring James Gandolfini as mobster Tony Soprano, debuts on HBO

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

1999-08-02

"The Sixth Sense", starring Bruce Willis, Toni Collette, and Haley Joel Osment, premieres

1999-09-08

"American Beauty", starring Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, and Thora Birch, premieres in Los Angeles

2001-05-18

DreamWorks Pictures "Shrek", starring Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, and Cameron Diaz in voice-over roles, debuts

2001-08-03

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

2001-10-02

"Scrubs", starring Zach Braff as Dr. John "J.D." Dorian, premieres on NBC

2001-10-28

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

2002-05-03

"Spider-Man", starring Tobey Maguire as Peter Parker/Spider-Man and Willem Dafoe as Norman Osborn/The Green Goblin, premieres

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)

2003-06-10

"Wicked", starring Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth, officially opens at the Curran Theatre in San Francisco

2003-10-30

"Wicked" premieres on Broadway at the Gershwin Theatre starring Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth,

2004-07-30

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

2005-01-23

"Numbers", starring Rob Morrow and David Krumholtz, debuts on CBS

2005-07-15

"Wedding Crashers", starring Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn, premieres

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

2005-12-09

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

2006-09-26

Martin Scorsese's "The Departed", starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, and Mark Wahlberg, premieres in New York City

2006-10-11

"30 Rock", starring Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, and Tracy Morgan, debuts on NBC

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

2008-05-02

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

2009-12-06

Final Broadway performance of "A Steady Rain", starring Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig

2009-12-18

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

2011-09-16

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

2011-09-20

"New Girl", starring Zooey Deschanel, debuts on Fox

2013-02-01

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

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

2014-01-12

"True Detective", a crime-drama starring Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey, debuts on HBO

2014-02-17

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon premieres on NBC

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Starring - Birthdays
Date Event
1910-10-27

Frederick De Cordova, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson

1918-12-02

Milton Delugg, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson

1919-12-05

Hal Goldman, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson

1927-05-21

Willis Holman, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson

1930-12-08

Wendell E. Niles Jr., The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson

1931-02-01

John Bambridge, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson

1936-02-16

Robert Waldman, The Adventures of a Man in Search of a Heart: A Joleron Production Starring the Tin Woodman from the Land of Oz

1936-05-11

George Tricker, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson

1944-12-19

Vince Brocato, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson

1963-10-22

Brian Boitano, Brian Boitano Skating Spectacular Starring Barry Manilow

1969-03-04

Jon Petersson, Starring Maja

1978-9-18

Mauricio Magaña, And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself

1979-11-10

Moa Silén, Starring Maja

1980-02-19

David Knoell, Disaster! A Major Motion Picture Ride... Starring You!

1987-03-11

Wes Tate, Queen's Friday Female Panel Starring Lisa Ling, Katherine Schwarzenegger and More. Plus, Celebrity Chef, Gordon Ramsay!

1987-12-26

Björn Davidsson, Starring Maja

1988-12-09

Zandra Andersson, Starring Maja

Starring - Deaths
Date Event
1959-11-18

Arthur Q. Bryan, Merrie Melodies: Starring Bugs Bunny and Friends

2001-06-27

Hal Goldman, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson

2001-09-15

Frederick De Cordova, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson

2014-06-25

George Tricker, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson

2015-04-06

Milton Delugg, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson


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