On This Day … 01 February [2023]

Events People (Births) People (Deaths) John Ford John Martin Feeney (01 February 1894 to 31 August 1973), known professionally as John Ford, was an American film director and naval officer. He is widely regarded as one of the most important and influential filmmakers of his generation. Ford made frequent use of location shooting and wide… Read More

On This Day … 30 January [2023]

People (Births) John Ireland John Benjamin Ireland (30 January 1914 to 21 March 1992) was a Canadian actor. He was nominated for an Academy Award for his performance in All the King’s Men (1949), making him the first Vancouver-born actor to receive an Oscar nomination. Ireland was a supporting actor in several Western films such… Read More

On This Day … 22 January [2023]

People (Births) People (Deaths) Sergei Eisenstein Sergei Mikhailovich Eisenstein (Russian: Сергей Михайлович Эйзенштейн, romanised: Sergey Mikhaylovich Eyzenshteyn; 22 January [O.S. 10 January] 1898 to 11 February 1948) was a Soviet film director, screenwriter, film editor and film theorist. He was a pioneer in the theory and practice of montage. He is noted in particular for… Read More

On This Day … 18 January [2023]

People (Births) People (Deaths) Cary Grant Cary Grant (born Archibald Alec Leach; 18 January 1904 to 29 November 1986) was an English-American actor. He was known for his Mid-Atlantic accent, debonair demeanour, light-hearted approach to acting, and sense of comic timing. He was one of classic Hollywood’s definitive leading men from the 1930s until the… Read More

On This Day … 15 January [2023]

People (Births) People (Deaths) Lloyd Bridges Lloyd Vernet Bridges Jr. (15 January 1913 to 10 March 1998) was an American film, stage and television actor who starred in a number of television series and appeared in more than 150 feature films. He was the father of four children, including the actors Beau Bridges and Jeff… Read More

On This Day … 13 January [2023]

People (Births) People (Deaths) Albert Lamorisse Albert Lamorisse (13 January 1922 to 02 June 1970) was a French filmmaker, film producer, and writer of award-winning short films which he began making in the late 1940s. He also invented the strategic board game Risk in 1957. Orlando Bloom Orlando Jonathan Blanchard Copeland Bloom (born 13 January… Read More

On This Day … 06 January [2023]

People (Births) Anthony Minghella Anthony Minghella, CBE (06 January 1954 to 18 March 2008) was a British film director, playwright and screenwriter. He was chairman of the board of Governors at the British Film Institute between 2003 and 2007. He won the Academy Award for Best Director for The English Patient (1996). In addition, he… Read More

On This Day … 05 January [2023]

People (Births) People (Deaths) Wieland Wagner Wieland Wagner (05 January 1917 to 17 October 1966) was a German opera director, grandson of Richard Wagner. As co-director of the Bayreuth Festival when it re-opened after World War II, he was noted for innovative new stagings of the operas, departing from the naturalistic scenery and lighting of… Read More

On This Day … 03 January [2023]

People (Births) John Sturges John Eliot Sturges (03 January 1910 to 18 August 1992) was an American film director. His films include Bad Day at Black Rock (1955), Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957), The Magnificent Seven (1960), The Great Escape (1963), and Ice Station Zebra (1968). In 2013, The Magnificent Seven and 2018, Bad… Read More