This Week in Film 21stSeptember
This Week in Film 21stSeptember

This Week in Film History – 21st – 27th September

We love to celebrate the history of cinema here at More Movies and enjoy delving in to the good old days of film. Each week, we will highlight some of the most important moments in the history of cinema, including milestone releases, births and deaths of the industry’s most notable characters, and other important events. This week we cover the period between 21st and 27th of September.

Martha Scott Born

Martha Scott Born

American actress Martha Scott, famous for roles in The Ten Commandments, Our Town, and Ben-Hur, was born in Jamesport, Missouri.
22nd September, 1912
Mickey Rooney Born

Mickey Rooney Born

American Emmy award-winning actor Mickey Rooney, famous for roles in Boys Town and The Black Stallion, was born in Brooklyn, New York.
23rd September, 1920
Jim Henson Born

Jim Henson Born

American puppeteer Jim Henson, best known as the creator of ‘the Muppets”, was born in Greenville, Mississippi
24th September, 1936
Ricky Tomlinson Born

Ricky Tomlinson Born

English actor and comedian Ricky Tomlinson, famous for Mike Bassett: England Manager, was born in Blackpool, England
26th September, 1939
Michael Douglas Born

Michael Douglas Born

American actor Michael Douglas, famous for roles in Wall Street and Jewel of the Nile, was born in New Jersey
25th September, 1944
Denis Lawson Born

Denis Lawson Born

Cult actor Denis Lawson, famous for his role as Wedge Antilles in Return of Jedi, was born in Crieff
27th September, 1947
ONJ Born

ONJ Born

Singer and actress Olivia Newton-John, famous for her role as ‘Sandy’ in Grease, was born in Cambridge, England
26th September, 1948
Hollywoodland Torn Down

Hollywoodland Torn Down

The Groundbreaking ceremony for the Hollywood sign took place in Hollywood, Los Angeles. The old Hollywoodland sign was torn down and reconstruction of a replacement begins with just the word ‘Hollywood’.
26th September, 1949
Bill Murray Born

Bill Murray Born

American actor and comedian Bill Murray, famous for roles in Ghostbusters, Caddyshack and Groundhog Day, was born in Evanston, Illinois
21st September, 1950
Kristina Wayborn Born

Kristina Wayborn Born

Swedish actress Kristina Wayborn, famous for her Bond girl role in Octopussy, was born in Nybro, Sweden
24th September, 1950
Mark Hamill Born

Mark Hamill Born

American actor Mark Hamill, famous for playing Luke Skywalker in Star Wars, was born in Oakland, California
25th September, 1951
Superman Born

Superman Born

American actor Christopher Reeve, famous for his role as Superman, was born in New York City
25th September, 1952
Linda Hamilton Born

Linda Hamilton Born

American actress Linda Hamilton, famous for her role as Sarah Connor in the Terminator films, was born in Salisbury, Maryland
26th September, 1956
Ethan Cohen Born

Ethan Cohen Born

American filmmaker Ethan Coen, famous for directing Fargo and No Country for Old Men, was born in St. Louis Park, Minnesota
21st September, 1957
Michael Madsen Born

Michael Madsen Born

American actor Michael Madsen, famous for roles in Reservoir Dogs and Straight Talk, born in Chicago, Illinois
25th September, 1958
Will Smith Born

Will Smith Born

American actor and rapper Will Smith, famous for roles in Men in Black and Independence Day, was born in West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
25th September, 1968
Oliver Premieres

Oliver Premieres

“Oliver!”, directed by Carol Reed and starring Mark Lester and Ron Moody, premieres in London
26th September, 1968
Butch & Sundance Released

Butch & Sundance Released

“Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid”, directed by George Roy Hill and starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford, premieres at the Roger Sherman Theater, in New Haven, Connecticut
23rd September, 1969
Catherine Zeta-Jones Born

Catherine Zeta-Jones Born

Welsh actress Catherine Zeta-Jones, famous for roles in Chicago, The Terminal and The Legend of Zorro, was born in Swansea, Wales
25th September, 1969
Gwyneth Paltrow Born

Gwyneth Paltrow Born

American actress Gwyneth Paltrow, famous for roles in Pallbearer, Emma and Hard Eight, was born in Los Angeles, California
27th September, 1972
Patsy Kelly Dies

Patsy Kelly Dies

American actress Patsy Kelly, famous for her role in Rosemary’s Baby, died aged 71
24th September, 1981
Joseph Mazzello Born

Joseph Mazzello Born

American actor Joseph Mazzello, famous for roles in Jurassic Park and the The Pacific, was born in Rhinebeck. New York
21st September, 1983
Donald Glover Born

Donald Glover Born

American actor, singer and writer Donald Glover, aka Childish Gambino, famous for his turn as Lando Calrissian in ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’, was born in Edwards Air Force Base, California
25th September, 1983
Tom Felton Born

Tom Felton Born

English Actor Tom Felton, famous for playing Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter films, was born in Epsom, England
22nd September, 1987
Shawshank Released

Shawshank Released

“The Shawshank Redemption”, directed by Frank Darabont, and starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman, is released to cinemas in the United States.
23rd September, 1994
The Departed Premieres

The Departed Premieres

Martin Scorsese’s “The Departed”, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, and Mark Wahlberg, premieres in New York City
26th September, 2006
Paul Newman Dies

Paul Newman Dies

American actor Paul Newman, famous for roles in The Hustler, Cool Hand Luke and The Towering Inferon, dies of lung cancer aged 83
26th September, 2008
The Social Network Premieres

The Social Network Premieres

“The Social Network”, directed by David Fincher and starring Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield and Justin Timberlake, premieres at the New York Film Festival
24th September, 2010
John Guillermin Dies

John Guillermin Dies

British film director John Guillermin, famous for directing The Towering Inferno and King Kong, died aged 89
27th September, 2015

Well there we go folks, that’s our picks for this week in film history. Be sure to join us next week for some more fun film facts. If you think we missed something important, be sure to let us know in the comments.

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David Roberts
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