Month: December 2013

Sid James as Mark Antony, Amanda Barrie as Cleopatra in Carry On Cleo

Carry On Cleo

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     1 January     Julian calendar takes effect, 45BC On this day in 45BC, or 708AUC (Ab Urbis Conditae – since the founding of the city) as it was known at the time, the Julian

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Audrey Dana in What War May Bring

What War May Bring

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     31 December     President Truman declares the Second World War over, 1946 On this day in 1946, the US President declared that hostilities had come to an end in the Second World War. Whether

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Mark Wahlberg and Burt Reynolds in Boogie Nights

Boogie Nights

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     30 December     Jeff Lynne born, 1947 On this day in 1947, Jeffrey Lynne was born in Birmingham, UK. Jeff was an early starter and by the age of 16 had formed a band

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Marius Goring in A Matter of Life and Death

A Matter of Life and Death

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     29 December     UK pays off Second World War debt, 2006 On this day in 2006, the last working day of the year, the British Government made the last of 50 payments to the

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Chris Pine and Zoe Saldana in Star Trek

Star Trek

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     28 December     Birth of Nichelle Nichols, 1932 On this day in 1932, Grace Dell (aka Nichelle) Nichols was born, in Robbins, Illinois, USA. Having studied in Chicago, New York and Los Angeles, she

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Jessica Chastain in Zero Dark Thirty

Zero Dark Thirty

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     27 December     Benazir Bhutto assassinated, 2007 On this day in 2007, Benazir Bhutto, leader of the Pakistan People’s Party and a former Prime Minister of Pakistan, died in a bomb attack at a

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Nadia Tolokkonikova, Yekaterina Samutsevich and Maria Alyokhina of Pussy Riot

Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     26 December     USSR formally dissolved, 1991 And suddenly, on this day in 1991, the Soviet Union suddenly simply ceased to exist. No nuclear bombing by the USA, no internal revolutionary rupture, it just

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Mircea Andreescu as Piscoci (left), Teo Corban as Jderescu (middle) and Ion Sapdaru as Manescu (right).

12:08 East of Bucharest

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     25 December     Nicholae Ceauşescu executed, 1989 On this day in 1989, Nicolae Ceauşescu, general secretary of the Romanian Communist party since 1965, president of the country since 1967, was tried and convicted by

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Mark Coles Smith as Billy "Streaky" Bacon in Beneath Hill 60

Beneath Hill 60

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     24 December     The Christmas Truce, 1914 On this day in 1914, an unofficial truce broke out, mostly between the British and German soldiers, at the Front in the First World War. It was

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel in 500 Days of Summer

500 Days of Summer

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     23 December     Carla Bruni born, 1967 On this day in 1967, Carla Gilberta Bruni Tedeschi was born in Turin, Italy. The daughter of a concert pianist and a composer, and the grand-daughter of

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