Video: 'The Graduate' trailer
(Wednesday, December 20, 1967, evening EST) — A recent college graduate has an affair with his neighbor’s wife, then falls for their daughter in The Graduate, an American romantic comedy-drama film that premiered tonight at the Coronet theater in New York City. Continue reading ‘The Graduate’ premieres in New York City 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 20 1967)
Video: 'Life Is Beautiful' trailer
(Saturday, December 20, 1997) — An Italian Jew’s sense of humor is his only hope when he and his family are put into a concentration camp in Life Is Beautiful, an Italian comedy-drama film that was released today in Italy. Continue reading ‘Life Is Beautiful’ released in Italy 20 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 20 1997)
Video: 'Asia's Titanic, MV Dona Paz by National Geographic Channel'
(Sunday, December 20, 1987, 10:30 p.m. Philippine Standard Time) — In the deadliest peacetime maritime disaster in history, estimated 4,386 people were killed tonight when the MV Doña Paz, a Philippine-registered passenger ferry, sank after colliding with the oil tanker MT Vector at Dumali Point, along the Tablas Strait, near Marinduque, while traveling from Leyte island to the Philippine capital of Manila. Continue reading Deadliest peacetime maritime disaster in history 30 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 20 1987)
Video: 'SMASHING TIME - full movie - 1967 - Rita Tushingham & Lynn Redgrave'
(Wednesday, December 20, 1967, 10:00 a.m. EST) — Smashing Time, a British comedy film about a pair of girls from the north of England who go to London to explore its glittery side and get more than they bargained for, opened today at New Embassy 46th St. theater in New York City (it would premiere in London on Dec. 27, 1967). Continue reading ‘Smashing Time’ opens in New York City 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 20 1967)