Today in History

Today in History - Disney's 'Cinderella' Premieres

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 - 01:32 GMT

Disney's "Cinderella", its 12th animated feature, premiered in Boston on this day in history.

Today in History – ‘The Birth of a Nation’ premieres

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 - 08:28 GMT

On this day in history, one of the most controversial films yet technically important, was released; 1915's silent epic ”The Birth of a Nation”.

Today in History – Remembering Legendary author J.R.R. Tolkien

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 - 03:41 GMT

One of the most influential writers of all time, J.R.R. Tolkien, author of “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings”, was born on January 3, 1892

Today in History – Author, humanist Isaac Asimov is born

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 - 09:10 GMT

Acclaimed sci-fi author Isaac Asimov was born on this day in history on January 2. Egypt Today looks at the life and works of this remarkable thinker.

Profile: Etab, Saudi Arabia’s first female singer

Sat, 30 Dec 2017 - 12:57 GMT

In commemoration of the memory of Etab, Saudi Arabia’s first female singer, Egypt Today presents a profile about her life and career

Today in History – Premiere of 'The Exorcist'

Tue, 26 Dec 2017 - 01:44 GMT

A day after Christmas, one of the scariest movies in cinema history would premiere in 1973: "The Exorcist".

Today in History – ‘Doctor Zhivago’ premieres 1965

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 - 03:10 GMT

December 22 marks the premiere of “Doctor Zhivago” starring Omar El-Sherif and Julie Christie. The movie is hailed as one of cinema’s greatest love stories.

Today in History - Disney's ‘Snow White’ is released

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 - 11:40 GMT

December 21 is the anniversary for the release of Disney’s “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”, the first feature length animated film in color and sound.

Today in History: Sci-fi master Arthur C. Clarke is born

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 - 07:48 GMT

December 16 is the birthday of British science-fiction master Arthur C. Clarke, a prolific author best known for scriptwriting “2001: A Space Odyssey”.

Today in History - Peter Jackson's King Kong premieres

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 - 03:50 GMT

December 14 marks the premiere of Peter Jackson’s 2005 adaptation of King Kong, starring Naomi Watts, Jack Black and Adrien Brody.

Today in History – ‘Scarface’ premieres starring Al Pacino

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 - 01:57 GMT

December 9 is the day “Scarface” was released in cinemas across the U.S. Al Pacino’s role as a Miami drug lord is the most iconic performance of his career.

Today in History – ‘Sophie's Choice’ premieres

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 - 03:07 GMT

December 8 is the anniversary of the premiere of the critically acclaimed drama “Sophie’s Choice”, released in 1982.

Today in History: Mark Twain is born

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 - 01:52 GMT

November 30 is the birthday of celebrated American writer Mark Twain, the author of ‘The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn’ and other beloved classics.

Today in History - C.S Lewis, creator of Narnia is born

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 - 12:11 GMT

Nov. 29 is the birthday of C.S Lewis, celebrated Irish-English author who created the “Chronicles of Narnia’ and wrote extensively on his defense of Christianity.

Today in History – Disney's ‘Aladdin’ premieres

Sun, 26 Nov 2017 - 08:04 GMT

Summary Lead: November 25 marks the anniversary of Disney's “Aladdin”, which first premiered on this day in 1992 – 25 years ago.

Today in History – ‘Rocky’ Premieres

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 - 10:06 GMT

November 21 marks the anniversary of the 1976 Sylvester Stallone classic “Rocky”.

Today in History – 'Steamboat Willie' premieres

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 - 01:41 GMT

November 18 marks the day that "Steamboat Willie" was released by Walt Disney, introducing the world to Mickey Mouse and revolutionizing animation.

Today in History - Sesame Street Premieres

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 - 12:09 GMT

On November 10, 1969 the day the world saw its first episode of Sesame Street.

Today in History - Bram Stoker, author of Dracula, is born

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 - 05:24 GMT

Acclaimed Irish novelist Bram Stoker was born November 8, 1847.

Today in history: tomb of king Tutankhamun discovered

Sat, 04 Nov 2017 - 12:29 GMT

November 4 is King Tutankhamun day, named after the day his tomb was first discovered in 1922 in the Valley of Kings.