The Room

Tommy Wiseau directs, produces, writes, and stars what is later deemed ‘the worst film ever made’. The film follows Lisa, played by Julliette Danielle, a young woman trying to find love through manipulating her fiancee, Johnny (Wiseau) and his best friend Mark, played by Greg Sestero. Over time, the film becomes acult classic. Audiences chant jokes […]

Joins My Mother’s Fleabag Improv Troupe

While attending Boston College, Poehler joins the improv comedy troupe, My Mothers Fleabag. Her parents believed it would distract her from her studies, but Poehler continued in it regardless. To do improv, you have to somewhat fearless or crazy or have a death wish, but I think it attracts some certain people and I think […]

Born in Johnstone, Scotland

Gordon James Ramsay, Jr. is born in Johnstone, Scotland to Gordon James Sr., a shopkeeper, and Helen Ramsay, a nurse. Ramsay has describes his childhood as one filled with neglect and abuse from his “hard-drinking womanizer” father and later moved out at the age of sixteen. Ramsay’s father did not approve of his passion for […]


After an extensive tour for Folie à Deux, the members of Fall Out Boy each have their own reasons to take a break. Patrick Stump, lead vocals, is at the heaviest weight he has been and hates the “emo” titling Fall Out Boy had be associated with. Andy Hurley, drummer, fallsl into a deep state […]


Slaughterhouse-Five or The Children’s Crusade: A Duty-Dance with Death is considered Vonnegut’s most influential work. Centering around the firebombing of Dresden, the work is partly autobiographical and follows Billy Pilgrim through World War II and time. My books are being thrown out of school libraries all over the country—because they’re supposedly obscene. I’ve seen letters to small-town […]

Folie à Deux

Fall Out Boy releases Folie à Deux (French for “A Madness Shared by Two” ), the bands fourth studio album. Unlike it’s predecessors, Folie à Deux debutes at number eight on the Billboard Top 100 chart, making it the third top ten album from the band. This album is the first Fall Out Boy album to feature […]

Captured at the Battle of the Bulge

While a Battalion Scout private in the 423rd Infantry Regiment, 106th Infantry Division, Vonnegut is captured by the Germans during the Battle of the Bulge. We were in this gully about as deep as a World War I trench. There was snow all around. Somebody said we were probably in Luxembourg. We were out of food. […]

Kurt Vonnegut born in Indianapolis

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., is born to Kurt Vonnegut, Sr., and Edith Vonnegut in Indianapolis, Indiana. His father and grandfather were both architects at Vonnegut & Bohn and were expecting Vonnegut, Jr., to continue the family business, but Vonnegut failed to fulfill their expectations.

Attends Cornell University

Vonnegut attends Cornell University, majoring in chemistry. While attending, he becomes editor of the school newspaper, The Cornell Daily Sun, and joins the fraternity Delta Upsilon.

Infinity on High

Moving away from their signature style, Fall Out Boy introduces funk and R&B into their third studio album, Infinity on High. The album includes sinlges This Ain’t a Scene, It’s an Arms Race and Thnks Fr Th Mmrs. The record also includes collaborations with producers Jay-Z and Babyface. Pete Wentz: The new album is called Infinity on High. It’s […]

Good Will Hunting memorial

Several residents of Boston gather to create a memorial from the famous bench in the Boston Public Garden Williams and co-star Matt Damon appeared on during an emotional scene in the film Good Will Hunting. Memorial for Robin Williams continues to grow at the Good Will Hunting bench in the Boston Garden. (pic @shdonovan19) […]

Appears on the Late Late Show

Williams appears on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and the two giggle like school girls over a plethora of inappropriate topics and William’s recent trip to England.

Live in Phoenix

Following the success of Infinity on High and a sold out U.S. arena tour, Fall Out Boy releases their first live album **** Live in Phoenix. A DVD of an entire performance is released as well as a behind the scenes short film of tour shenanigans the band mates endure. The two-disc package debuted at number […]

Orange is the New Black

Netflix creates and distributes it’s third original show, Orange is the New Black. Ten years after carrying a briefcase filled with drug money, Piper Chapman, played by Taylor Schilling, is sentenced to 18 months in federal prison. Leaving behind her fiance, she finds herself in the middle of a group of outcasts in New York’s […]


Steven Van Zandt stars in Netflix’s first original series, Lilyhammer, about a New York gangster relocating to Norway. When the pilot episode premiers, 998,000 viewers (one fifth of the population of Norway) tune in. After the sucess of the first season, a second was planned, but Van Zandt’s conflicting schedule with Bruce Springsteen and the […]

House of Cards

Starring Kevin Spacey as a southern Democrat plotting to become Secretary of State, House of Cards premieres on Netflix as one of the site’s first pieces of original content. The show, created by Beau Willimon, is renewed for a second and third season after a large fan following demanded more episodes.

Sweeney Todd

Combining classic Burton horror and gore with Broadway showtunes, Burton releases Sweeney Todd: Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Starring Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter and Sasha Baren Cohen, the film depicts a barber who kills his customers and puts their bodies into meat pies. Time magazine rates the film an A-minus.

Loses Starz Entertainment partnership

After a significant dip in Netflix stock, Starz Entertainment announces that they would not be renewing their deal with Netflix. The agreement was strictly for streaming movies, so Netflix DVD rentals were not affected. Starz’s decision means Netflix customers will no longer have access to movie titles from Disney or Sony Pictures, as Starz was […]

Partners with Starz Entertainment

Netflix partners with Starz Entertainment to bring more than 2,500 titles available to watch instantly on the Netflix site, a feature called Starz Play. The coupling of Starz Play with our growing library of streaming content is an important step forward for both companies and for consumer choice

Batman Forever

Burton co-produces the third Warner Brothers reprise of the Batman trilogy, Batman Forever. Starring Val Kilmer as Batman, Tommy Lee Jones as Two-Faced Harvy Dent and Jim Carrey as the Riddler, the film grossed $336 million with a combination of darkness and comedy. When interviewed about making another Batman movie: It’s easy in retrospect to […]

Initial public offering

Netflix initiates an initial public offering, selling 5.5 million shares of its common stock at $15 per share. It is traded under the symbol “NFLX”.

Business start

Marc Randolph and Reed Hastings found and launch the Netflix website after Hastings was outraged at a $40 overdue fee when he tried returning Apollo 13 to a local video rental store. Originally, Netflix was created with 30 employees and only 940 titles for rent at 50¢ a piece.

Monthly subscriptions start

Netflix offers a monthly subscription to customers. For a flat monthly rate, customers can rent films without due dates, late fees, shipping and handling fees, or per title rental fees.

Less Than Zero

Downey Jr. stars as Julian, a struggling junkie, in the drama about the addictive tendencies of the youth of Los Angeles based on Brett Easton Ellis’ book. Rumors of Downey arriving on the set of Less Than Zero already high on the drugs he was meant to be acting with began to surround the film’s reputation […]

The ‘Burbs

The ‘Burbs is the beginning of a string of films starring Hanks that gained little box office success. In The ‘Burbs, Hanks stars as an average home owner trying to find out more about his mysterious cul-de-sac sharing neighbors.

Happy Days

Hanks plays a disgruntled former classmate of the Fonz, with a taste for martial arts on the A Little Case of Revenge episode of Happy Days.

Kennedy Center Honors

Lloyd Webber is named to be a recipient of the prestigious Kennedy Center Honors, being recognized for his outstanding contribution to American performing arts.

Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Burton directs television episodes for Alfred Hitchcock Presents, a revival of the 1955 broadcast that aired updated remakes and original stores of Hitchcock’s works.

New Photos

Seattle police develop four rolls of film that had been left in an evidence vault. The 35mm film photographs show Cobain’s dead body more clearly than previous Polaroids taken by police.

Pet Sematary

After moving from Chicago to Maine, Dr. Louis Creed finds a cemetery the neighborhood kids created for the countless lives of cats and dogs a local high way has taken. Close by, Creed finds another cemetery in the form of an ancient Native American burial ground. After losing his family cat, he learns the connection […]

Under the Dome Season 2

Spielberg and King continue writing and producing episodes for Under the Dome. Continuing into season two, the citizens of the small Maine town are still trying to understand what the dome is and how to destroy it to free themselves and reconnect with the outside world.

Under the Dome Season 1

Stephen Spielberg and King team up to produce a television series based on King’s story, Under the Dome. Premiering in the summer of 2013, the first season releases thirteen episodes on CBS starring Mike Vogel and Rachelle Lefevre as survivors of the mysterious Chester Mill dome. King told CBS that he really likes working with […]

The Stand

Mick Garris directs the made for television film adaptation of King’s The Stand, which premieres on ABC network. Starring Gary Sinise, Rob Lowe and Molly Ringwald, the 366 minute, four part film follows a group of post-apocalyptic survivors as they begin to reform a society after the world population is wiped out by a militarized […]

Bag of Bones

Pierce Brosnan stars in the A&E Network special four hour mini series of King’s Bag of Bones. Directed by Mick Garris, the film premieres as two separate episodes of two hours long. 3.37 million viewers tune in to watch Brosnan portray a grieving novelist who secludes himself in a lake house after the death of […]

Children of the Corn

King’s Children of the Corn is adapted into a feature-length film. The tale was originally released as a short story in his compilation book, Night Shift. It’s a story of a twelve-year-old preacher who convinces all the kids in a rural neighborhood to kill everyone over eighteen for Jesus. King originally wrote the screen play […]


Mikael Håfström adapts the King short story, 1408, into a feature film starring John Cusack as a horror novelist who made his career by investigating potentially haunted houses. Via an annonymous tip, Cusack spends a night at New York City’s Dolphin Hotel in the infamous Room 1408, although he is strongly advised against it by the motels […]

The Shining

Stanley Kubrick adapts King’s The Shining into a feature film starring Jack Nicholson and Shelly Duvall as young parents who move with their young son to a large abandoned hotel to be caretakers for the winter off season. The film grossed $44.4 million after being filmed for $19 million. The famous line proclaimed by Jack Torrence […]

The Shawshank Redemption

King’s short story Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption is adapted by Frank Darabont into The Shawshank Redemption, a feature film starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman as two inmates involved in a money laundering plot in Shawshank State Prison. The film makes $28.3 million in the box office after being produced on a $25 million budget. The film currently […]

The Secret Window

Based on a short story originally published in King’s compilation, Four Past Midnight, The Secret Window (originally titled Secret Window, Secret Garden) is a tale of a writer who is wrongfully accused of stealing another author’s work and attempts to prove his innocents after all the evidence and people with an alibi being to disappear. […]

The Mist

Based off the short story in King’s compilation, Skeleton Crew, The Mist is adapted into film by director Frank Darabont. Starring Thomas Jane, the film is made on am $18 million budget and grosses $57.3 million in the box office. Darabont took a risk by rewritting the screenplay’s ending to tear away from King’s original […]


Directed by William Goldman, produced by Rob Reiner and starring James Caan and Kathy Bates, King’s Misery is adapted into a major film. The film grosses $61.3 million on a budget of $20 million. King had refused to sell the novel’s adaptation rights because of how other works of his were mishandled in film translations, […]

The Green Mile

Directed by Frank Darabont and starring Tom Hanks and David Morse, King’s mythical prison drama is adapted into a major motion picture. The film grosses $209.7 million after being made on a $60 million budget. Upon seeing the movie, King reportedly repeatedly whispered to his wife, This is a good movie!


John Carpenter directs the film adaptation of King’s novel, starring Keith Gordon. The film grosses $21 million after being made on a $9.7 million budget. King approved of all the work done on the film, apart from one major difference from his original novel. In King’s version, Christine was haunted by the spirit of a […]


Carrie becomes the first of King’s novels to be adapted into a feature film. Directed by Brian Da Palma and starring Sissy Spacek and John Travolta, the film grosses $33.8 million after being filmed on a $1.8 million budget. King believed Da Palma depicted his character perfectly. Carrie White is a sadly mis-used teenager, an […]