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Our Historical Anniversaries suggest ideas for stories and projects for which we can provide a range of images. Now looking forward as far as 2027. We also have a separate page for Celebrity Anniversaries.
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4th
February
2023
50th anniversary of the birth of American rock singer Alice Cooper Images here
5th
February
2023
100th anniversary of the birth of British actress Dora Bryan Images here
11th
February
2023
75th anniversary of the death of Russian film director Sergei Eisenstein Images here
12th
February
2023
100th anniversary of the birth of Italian film director Franco Zeffirelli Images here
13th
February
2023
100th anniversary of American test pilot Charles Chuck Yeager Images here
16th
February
2023
100th anniversary of British archaeologist Howard Carter opening the sealed doorway to Tutankhamen?s tomb in Thebes, Egypt Images here
22nd
February
2023
50th anniversary of the US premiere of the anmated film of Charlotte's Web, which went on general US release on March 1st Images here
25th
February
2023
300th anniversary of the death of English architect Sir Christopher Wren Images here
26th
February
2023
70th anniversary of James Watson and Francis Crick announcing that they have discovered the structure of the DNA Molecule Images here
2nd
March
2023
90th anniversary of the premiere of the original film of ?King Kong? in New York City, USA. It went on general release on the 7th April. Images here
5th
March
2023
70th anniversary of the death of Joseph Stalin, leader of the Soviet Union (1922?53) Images here
5th
March
2023
70th anniversary of the death of Sergei Prokofiev, Russian composer, pianist and conductor Images here
9th
March
2023
80th anniversary of the birth of Bobby Fischer, American-born Icelandic chess player who died in 2008 Images here
22nd
March
2023
60th anniversary of the Beatles releasing their first album ?Please Please Me? Images here
22nd
March
2023
100th anniversary of the birth of French mime Marcel Marceau Images here
22nd
March
2023
60th anniversary of the Profumo Affair: the British Secretary of State for War, John Profumo, made a statement in the House of Commons in which he denied there was any impropriety in his relationship with Christine Keeler Images here
24th
March
2023
70th anniversary of the death of Queen Mary of Teck of the United Kingdom, Queen Consort of King George V Images here
25th
March
2023
75th anniversary of the birth of American actress Bonnie Bedelia Images here
26th
March
2023
50th anniversary of the death of Sir Noel Coward, British playwright, composer, actor and director Images here
26th
March
2023
100th anniversary of the death of Sarah Bernhardt, French actress Images here
28th
March
2023
80th anniversary of the death of Sergei Rachmaninoff, Russian composer, piano virtuoso and conductor Images here
3rd
April
2023
75th anniversary of US President Harry S. Truman authorising the Marshall Plan for post war European recovery Images here
4th
April
2023
40th anniversary of the death of Gloria Swanson, American stage, film and television actress Images here
4th
April
2023
200th anniversary of the birth of German engineer Carl Wilhelm Siemens Images here
8th
April
2023
50th anniversary of the death of Pablo Picasso, Spanish artist, co-founder of the Cubism movement Images here
18th
April
2023
100th anniversary of Yankee Stadium opening as the home of the New York Yankees baseball team Images here
19th
April
2023
80th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, Poland ? the Jewish resistance?s revolt against Nazi Germany Images here
19th
April
2023
90th anniversary of the birth of Jayne Mansfield, American stage and film actress Images here
24th
April
2023
60th anniversary of the wedding of Princess Alexandra of Kent to Angus Ogilvy in Westminster Abbey Images here
26th
April
2023
100th anniversary of the wedding of Prince Albert, Duke of York (later King George VI) to Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (The Queen Mother) Images here
4th
May
2023
100th anniversary of the birth of British actor Eric Sykes Images here
4th
May
2023
75th anniversary of the world premiere of the Laurence Olivier's film version of Hamlet in London Images here
14th
May
2023
50th anniversary of the launch of the USA's first space station, Skylab Images here
16th
May
2023
70th anniversary of the birth of Irish actor Pierce Brosnan Images here
16th
May
2023
80th anniversary of the Dambusters Raid. Britain?s RAF launched Operation Chastise, deploying bouncing bombs to bypass anti-torpedo nets and breach dams during World War II Images here
23rd
May
2023
100th anniversary of the creation of the Belgian airline Sabena which ceased operations in 2001 Images here
27th
May
2023
100th anniversary of the birth of German-born American Secretary of State Henry Kissinger Images here
29th
May
2023
70th anniversary of the first ascent of Mount Everest by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Images here
1st
June
2023
80th anniversary of the death of Leslie Howard, British actor and film director. He was on a civilian flight from Lisbon, Portugal to London when his plane was shot down during WWII Images here
2nd
June
2023
70th anniversary of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II Images here
3rd
June
2023
60th anniversary of the death of Pope John XXIII Images here
5th
June
2023
25th anniversary of the release of the film The Turman Show. The premiere was on the 1st June in Los Angeles. Images here
6th
June
2023
500th anniversary of Gustav Vasa being elected King Gustav I of Sweden, establishing Sweden's independence from Denmark Images here
6th
June
2023
75th anniversary of the death of Louis Lumiere, French inventor, photographic pioneer and film-maker who made the first ever film Images here
9th
June
2023
150th anniversary of Alexandra Palace burning down, only sixteen days after it opened Images here
10th
June
2023
100th anniversary of the birth of media tycoon Robert Maxwell Images here
12th
June
2023
40th anniversary of the death of Norma Shearer, ?First Lady of the Screen? Canadian-born American film actress. She was offered the lead in ?Gone with the Wind? but turned it down Images here
16th
June
2023
300th anniversary of the birth of Scottish economist and philosopher Adam Smith Images here
16th
June
2023
60th anniversary of Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman in space Images here
18th
June
2023
100th anniversary of the 1923 eruption of Mount Etna in Italy, which made 60,000 homeless Images here
19th
June
2023
400th anniversary of the birth of French mathematician Blaise Pascal Images here
22nd
June
2023
75th anniversary of the ship HMT Empire Windrush arriving at Tilbury Docks near London, bringing Caribbean immigrants to the UK Images here
26th
June
2023
60th anniversary of U.S. President John F. Kennedy visiting West Berlin, West Germany, and making his famous declaration ?Ich bin ein Berliner? (I am a Berliner) Images here
26th
June
2023
75th anniversary of the start of the Berlin Airlift Images here
28th
June
2023
75th anniversary of the birth of American actress Kathy Bates Images here
30th
June
2023
50th anniversary of the death of Nancy Mitford, British novelist and biographer Images here
2nd
July
2023
50th anniversary of the death of Betty Grable, popular American film actress, dancer, singer and WWII pin-up Images here
5th
July
2023
75th anniversary of the founding of the National Health Service in the UK Images here
8th
July
2023
400th anniversary of the death of Pope Gregory XV Images here
12th
July
2023
50th anniversary of the death of American horror actor Lon Chaney Jr. known for playing The Mummy and Frankenstein's Monster Images here
13th
July
2023
100th anniversary of American explorer Roy Chapman Andrews discovering the first dinosaur eggs in Mongolia Images here
16th
July
2023
300th anniversary of the birth of English artist Sir Joshua Reynolds Images here
16th
July
2023
75th anniversary of the release of the film Key Largo starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall Images here
18th
July
2023
50th anniversary of the death of British actor Jack Hawkins Images here
20th
July
2023
100th anniversary of the assassination of Mexican Revolutionary leader Pancho Villa in Chihuahua Images here
20th
July
2023
50th anniversary of the death of Bruce Lee, American-born film actor, known for his martial arts movies including Enter the Dragon and Fist of Fury Images here
24th
July
2023
25th anniversary of the release of the film Saving Private Ryan starring Tom Hanks Images here
28th
July
2023
90th anniversary of the launch of the Cunard White Star liner RMS Mauretania Images here
2nd
August
2023
100th anniversary of the birth of Israeli President Shimon Peres Images here
2nd
August
2023
100th anniversary of the death of American President Warren G. Harding who died of a heart attack Images here
3rd
August
2023
100th anniversary of vice-President Calvin Coolidge being sworn in as President of the United States of America Images here
6th
August
2023
100th anniversary of the birth of Anglo-South African actress Moira Lister Images here
8th
August
2023
60th anniversary of the Great Train Robbery, Ledburn, Buckinghamshire, England. ?2.6 million was stolen in one of the UK?s most infamous robberies Images here
11th
August
2023
50th anniversary of the US release of the film American Graffiti starring Richard Dreyfus and Harrison Ford Images here
16th
August
2023
75th anniversary of the death of Babe Ruth, America?s most-celebrated baseball player Images here
17th
August
2023
50th anniversary of the release of the film Westworld with Yul Brynner Images here
19th
August
2023
50th anniversary of the release of the film Enter the Dragon starring Bruce Lee Images here
20th
August
2023
200th anniversary of the death of Pope Pius VII Images here
28th
August
2023
60th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr. giving his famous ?I Have a Dream? speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., USA Images here
29th
August
2023
100th anniversary of the birth of English actor and film director Sir Richard Attenborough Images here
31st
August
2023
60th anniversary of the death of Georges Braque, French artist and sculptor who developed Cubism with Pablo Picasso Images here
31st
August
2023
50th anniversary of the death of John Ford, Academy Award-winning American film director (?The Grapes of Wrath?, ?How Green Was My Valley?, ?The Quiet Man?, and many others, particularly Westerns) Images here
1st
September
2023
100th anniversary of the birth of American boxer Rocky Marciano Images here
1st
September
2023
100th anniversary of the Great Kanto Eerthquake which hit Tokyo and Yokohama in Japan killing almost 150,000 people Images here
1st
September
2023
80th anniversary of the Women?s Army Auxiliary Corps being renamed the Women?s Army Corps, and became a regular part of the U.S. Army Images here
2nd
September
2023
50th anniversary of the death of British author J.R.R. Tolkien Images here
7th
September
2023
100th anniversary of the birth of English actor Peter Lawford Images here
7th
September
2023
80th anniversary of the death of John Pierpont Morgan, Jr., American banker, financier and philanthropist, head of J. P. Morgan and Company Images here
15th
September
2023
50th anniversary of the death of King Gustaf Adolf VI of Sweden who is succeeded by his grandson Carl Gustaf XVI Images here
19th
September
2023
75th anniversary of the birth of English actor Jeremy Irons Images here
26th
September
2023
75th anniversary of the birth of singer Olivia Newton-John Images here
29th
September
2023
50th anniversary of the death of W. H. Auden, British-born American poet, regarded as one of the greatest writers of the 20th century Images here
4th
October
2023
100th anniversary of the birth of Charlton Heston, American film actor and political activist, known for his heroic roles and for playing major historical characters Images here
6th
October
2023
50th anniversary of the birth of Welsh actor Ioan Gruffudd Images here
11th
October
2023
60th anniversary of the death of Jean Cocteau, French poet, novelist, playwright, actor, artist and film director Images here
11th
October
2023
60th anniversary of the death of Edith Piaf, popular French singer and cultural icon, known for her songs ?Non, je ne regrette rien? and ?La Vie en Rose? Images here
16th
October
2023
50th anniversary of the release of the film Don't Look Now starring Julie Christie and Donald Sutherland Images here
16th
October
2023
100th anniversary of Roy and Walt Disney founding the Walt Disney Company Images here
20th
October
2023
50th anniversary of the Sydney Opera House in Australia being opened by Queen Elizabeth II Images here
23rd
October
2023
100th anniversary of the Hamburg Uprising in Germany when Communists attempted a putsch Images here
30th
October
2023
100th anniversary of the death of British Prime Minister Andrew Bonar Law Images here
3rd
November
2023
75th anniversary of the birth of Scottish singer Lulu Images here
8th
November
2023
100th anniversary of the failed Beer Hall Putsch in Munich by Hitler and Nazi Party members. Images here
9th
November
2023
70th anniversary of the death of Dylan Thomas, Welsh poet, playwright and short story writer, best known for the play ?Under Milk Wood' Images here
11th
November
2023
400th anniversary of the death of French politician and author Philippe de Mornay Images here
14th
November
2023
50th anniversary of the wedding of The Princess Royal, Princess Anne, to Captain Mark Phillips (they would divorce in 1992 Images here
14th
November
2023
75th anniversary of the birth of Charles, Prince of Wales Images here
22nd
November
2023
60th anniveresary of the death of Aldous Huxley, British writer and critic, best known for his novel ?Brave New World? Images here
22nd
November
2023
60th anniversary of the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas Images here
22nd
November
2023
60th anniversary of the death of author C.S. Lewis, best known for writing the Narnia books Images here
23rd
November
2023
60th anniversary of the first episode of the science fiction television series ?Doctor Who? being broadcast in the UK. It is the longest-running and most successful science fiction TV series in the world Images here
1st
December
2023
50th annviersary of the death of David Ben-Gurion, first Prime Minister of Israel Images here
2nd
December
2023
100th anniversary of the birth of Maria Callas, American-born Greek operatic soprano. (Died 1977) Images here
3rd
December
2023
25th anniversary of the release of the film Shakespeare in Love starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Joseph Fiennes Images here
5th
December
2023
50th anniversary of the release of the film Serpico starring Al Pacino Images here
6th
December
2023
50th anniversary of the release of the British film The Wicker Man starring Christopher Lee and Britt Ekland Images here
16th
December
2023
50th anniversary of the release of the film Papillon starring Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman Images here
16th
December
2023
250th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party when American colonists protested against British tax policies throwing tea into Boston Harbour Images here
19th
December
2023
100th anniversary of the birth of Scottish actor Gordon Jackson Images here
21st
December
2023
75th anniversary of the birth of American actor Samuel L. Jackson Images here
25th
December
2023
50th anniversary of the release of the film Magnum Force starring Clint Eastwood Images here
25th
December
2023
50th anniversary of the US release of the film The Sting with Robert Redford and Paul Newman Images here
26th
December
2023
50th anniversary of the US release of the film The Exorcist. It was released in the UK on 14th March 1974. Images here
27th
December
2023
100th anniversary of the death of Gustave Eiffel, French civil and structural engineer and architect, best known for designing the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France and the framework for the Statue of Liberty in New York City, USA Images here
31st
December
2023
75th anniversary of the birth of American singer Donna Summer Images here
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