Category Archive: Movies

Dec 28

December 28, 1984: Sam Peckinpah Dies

On this day in 1984, Sam Peckinpah died of heart failure in Inglewood, California. The hard-living, volatile filmmaker was 59 years old.

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Dec 25

December 25, 1992: Trespass Released

On this day in 1992, “Trespass” was released in U.S. movie theaters. This flick is one of the more underappreciated movies of the 1990s, but was quietly released in the wake of the 1992 Los Angeles riots.

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Dec 24

December 24, 1981: Mad Max 2 Released in Australia

On this day in 1981, “Mad Max 2” was released in Australia. Six months later, it was released in the United States as “The Road Warrior.”

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Dec 22

December 22, 1999: Any Given Sunday Released

On this day in 1999, “Any Given Sunday” was released in U.S. movie theaters. Director Oliver Stone’s take on professional football did not work in a lot of areas, but did feature the greatest speech ever captured in a sports movie.

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Dec 18

December 18, 1946: Steven Spielberg Born

On this day in 1946, Steven Spielberg was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is arguably the most influential filmmaker of all time.

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Nov 21

November 21, 1986: Dar Robinson Dies

On this day in 1986, Dar Robinson died while filming a routine stunt on the set of “Million Dollar Mystery” in Page, Arizona. One of the greatest stuntmen in movie history was 39 years old.

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Nov 14

November 14, 1962: Harland Williams Born

On this day in 1962, Harland Williams was born in Toronto, Canada. The comedian has made a career in movies and honing a unique schtick in stand-up comedy.

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Nov 10

November 10, 1932: Roy Scheider Born

On this day in 1932, Roy Scheider was born in Orange, New Jersey. During his six decades in movies, he excelled at playing everymen placed in extraordinary situations.

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Nov 05

November 5, 1913: Vivien Leigh Born

On this day in 1913, Vivien Hartley was born in Darjeeling, British India (now India). Under her stage name, Vivien Leigh, she gave 20 movie performances, two of which earned her Academy Awards.

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Oct 30

October 30, 1949: Leon Rippy Born

On this day in 1949, Leon Rippy was born in Rock Hill, South Carolina. He has become one of the more recognizable character actors working today.

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