Timeline History

Movies History Timeline 1961 - 1970



Year Events Records Inventions Articles Awards Movies Indian Movies Personalities
1961       West Side Story is adapted for the big screen, and will go on to win Oscars for Best Picture, Supporting Actor (George Chakiris), Supporting Actress (Rita Moreno), and Directing (Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins).

Audrey Hepburn delights as Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany's, but Henry Mancini emerges as the real star. He won two Oscars and four Grammy Awards for the score, which included the hit "Moon River."

Best Picture.
101 Dalmatians released. Junglee released. Death of Gary Cooper (May 13).
1962           Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam released. Marilyn Monroe dies of a drug overdose at age 36.
1963           Bandini released.  
1964     Red Desert makes spectacular use of the recently perfected zoom lens, which increases the optical mobility of a shot and its expressive capacities.   Goldfinger released. dosthi released.  
1965         The Sound of Music premieres. An instant hit, the film was one of the top-grossing films of 1965 and remains one of film's most popular musicals.
Guide released. Based on the popular novel, "The Guide" by R.K.Narayan. Death of Judy Holliday(June 7).
1966           Teesri Manzil released.  
1967         The Jungle Book released. Upkar released. Two brothers in a poor village are devoted to each other. Death of Spencer Tracy (June 10).

Death of Vivien Leigh(July 8).
1968 The motion picture rating system debuts with G, PG, R and X.
        Padosan released.  
1969       Midnight Cowboy wins the Best Picture Oscar, the first and only time an X-rated movie received the honor.

Best Picture.
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid released. Aradhana releasd.  
1970       George C. Scott gives one of film's most memorable performances in Patton. He won the Best Actor Oscar for his turn as the title character, but refused the gold statuette.

Best Actor.
Mera Naam Joker released. A Raj Kapoor classic.  
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