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January 06, 1936: Porky Pig makes his world debut
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January 10, 1996: Evita premieres in movie theaters worldwide
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January 13, 1910: The first public radio is demonstrated in New York, New York
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January 14, 1873: Celluloid is trademarked
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January 17, 1931: James Earl Jones is born in Arkabutla, Mississippi
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January 18, 1985: The first Sundance Film Festival is held in Salt Lake City, Utah
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January 20, 2006: High School Musical premieres on the Disney Channel
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January 23, 1977: Roots premieres on television
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February 05, 1919: United Artists movie studio is founded
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February 13, 1895: Two French inventors patent the movie projector
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February 14, 1938: Hedda Hopper’s first gossip column is published in the Los Angeles Times
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February 17, 1936: The Phantom comic strip debuts
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February 19, 1968: Mr. Rogers’s Neighborhood premieres on television
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February 20, 1927: Sidney Poitier is born in Miami, Florida
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February 24, 1970: National Public Radio (NPR) is founded
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February 29, 1940: Gone with the Wind sets award record
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March 13, 1852: Uncle Sam makes his literary debut
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March 15, 1972: The Godfather premieres in movie theaters
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March 23, 1910: Akira Kurosawa is born in Tokyo, Japan
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March 28, 1907: Irving Paul “Swifty” Lazar is born in Brooklyn, New York
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April 01, 1979: Nickelodeon goes national
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April 03, 1924: Marlon Brando is born in Omaha, Nebraska
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April 12, 1945: The first anime film is released
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April 14, 1896: Thomas Edison patents the kinetoscope
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April 16, 1889: Charlie Chaplin is born in London, England
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April 22, 1935: The Bride of Frankenstein opens in movie theaters
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May 01, 1940: The multiplane camera is patented
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May 02, 1986: The first 3-D IMAX film is shown
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May 03, 1913: The first Bollywood film is released
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May 06, 1915: Orson Welles is born in Kenosha, Wisconsin
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May 08, 1914: Paramount Pictures is formed
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May 12, 1907: Katharine Hepburn is born in Hartford, Connecticut
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May 14, 1944: George Lucas is born in Modesto, California
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May 20, 1908: Jimmy Stewart is born in Indiana, Pennsylvania
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May 25, 1977: Star Wars opens in movie theaters
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May 29, 1903: Bob Hope is born in Eltham, England
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May 30, 1908: Mel Blanc is born in San Francisco, California
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May 31, 1930: Clint Eastwood is born in San Francisco, California
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June 01, 1938: The first Superman comic is published
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Junse 02, 1912: Universal Studios is founded
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June 05, 1956: Elvis Presley appears on The Milton Berle Show
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June 06, 1933: America’s first drive-in movie theater opens
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June 10, 1942: Judy Garland is born in Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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June 20, 1975: Jaws opens in movie theaters
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June 26, 1922: Dick Smith is born in Larchmont, New York
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June 27, 1895: Paul Galvin is born in Harvard, Illinois
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June 28, 1926: Mel Brooks is born in Brooklyn, New York
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July 01, 1979: The Sony Walkman is introduced
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July 02, 1934: Fox Film Corporation signs Shirley Temple
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July 07, 1901: Costume designer Eiji Tsuburaya is born in Sugakawa City, Japan
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July 09, 1956: Tom Hanks is born in Concord, California
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July 12, 1937: Bill Cosby is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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July 13, 1923: The “Hollywoodland” sign is dedicated in Los Angeles, California
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July 17, 1913: The first pie-in-the-face is thrown on film
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July 18, 1911: Hume Cronyn is born in London, Ontario, Canada
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July 20, 1940: Billboard publishes its first pop-music chart
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July 22, 1996: The Daily Show premieres on television
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July 23, 1926: Fox Film Corporation buys Movietone
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July 27, 1940: Bugs Bunny is introduced
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July 29, 1928: Steamboat Willie premieres in movie theaters
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August 01, 1981: MTV goes on-air for the first time
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August 02, 1932: Peter O’Toole is born in Connemara, Ireland
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August 03, 1929: The Cocoanuts premieres in movie theaters
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August 05, 1957: American Bandstand goes national
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August 09, 1930: Betty Boop makes her cartoon debut
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August 12, 1952: MAD magazine is first published
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August 13, 1899: Alfred Hitchcock is born in London, England
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August 14, 1945: Steve Martin is born in Waco, Texas
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August 15, 1939: The Wizard of Oz opens in movie theaters
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August 17, 1973: Enter the Dragon opens in movie theaters
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August 20, 1989: Saved by the Bell premieres on television
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August 23, 1912: Gene Kelly is born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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August 24, 1938: Clark Gable signs on to play Rhett Butler in Gone with the Wind
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August 26, 1873: Lee de Forest is born in Council Bluffs, Iowa
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August 27, 1955: The first Guinness Book of World Records is published
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September 01, 1902: A Trip to the Moon premieres in France
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September 03, 1969: The last episode of the original Star Trek series airs on television
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September 04, 2002: Kelly Clarkson wins the first season of American Idol
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September 09, 1926: NBC is formed by RCA
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September 15, 1954: Marilyn Monroe’s famous “skirt” scene is filmed
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September 17, 1983: Star Search premieres on television
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September 20, 1946: The first Cannes Film Festival takes place
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September 21, 1912: Chuck Jones is born in Spokane, Washington
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September 24, 1936: Jim Henson is born in Greenville, Mississippi
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September 25, 1968: Will Smith is born in West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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September 28, 1901: Ed Sullivan is born in New York City
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September 29, 1907: Gene Autry is born in Tioga, Texas
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October 02, 1950: Peanuts debuts in the funny pages
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October 03, 1955: Now It’s Time To Say Hello
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October 04, 1895: Buster Keaton is born in Piqua, Kansas
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October 05, 1969: Monty Python’s Flying Circus premieres on television
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October 06, 1927: The Jazz Singer opens in movie theaters
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October 14, 1926: Winnie-the-Pooh is published
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October 15, 1951: I Love Lucy premieres on television
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October 19, 1985: The first Blockbuster store opens in Dallas, Texas
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October 24, 1930: John Wayne makes his film debut
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October 30, 1938: War of the Worlds is broadcast on the radio
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November 03, 1933: John Barry is born in York, England
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November 05, 1956: The Nat King Cole Show premieres on television
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Novmeber 09, 1967: The first issue of Rolling Stone is published
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November 10, 1969: Sesame Street premieres on television
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November 12, 1929: Grace Kelly is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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November 13, 1940: Fantasia premieres in movie theaters
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November 17, 1942: Martin Scorsese is born in Queens, New York
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November 19, 1916: Goldwyn Pictures is established in Fort Lee, New Jersey
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November 21, 1995: Toy Story, the first entirely computer-animated film, opens in movie theaters
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November 25, 1867: Alfred Nobel patents dynamite
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November 28, 1907: Louis B. Mayer opens his first cinema in Haverhill, Massachusetts
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November 29, 1895: Busby Berkeley is born in Los Angeles, California
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December 05, 1905: Walt Disney is born in Chicago, Illinois
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December 06, 1964: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer premieres on television
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December 13, 1950: James Dean appears in a Pepsi ad
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December 14, 1987: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles premieres on television
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December 15, 1993: Schindler’s List premieres in movie theaters
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December 17, 1989: The Simpsons premieres on television
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December 18, 1946: Steven Spielberg is born in Cincinnati, Ohio
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December 20, 1946: It’s a Wonderful Life premieres in movie theaters
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December 21, 1937: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs premieres in movie theaters
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December 23, 1954: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea premieres in movie theaters
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December 27, 1947: The Howdy Doody Show premieres on television
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December 30, 1953: The first color television goes on sale
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