1944
Jun 02

Marvin Hamlisch is born on June 2 in New York City to Viennese-Jewish immigrants Lilly and Max Hamlisch

Marvin Hamlisch is born on June 2 in New York City to Viennese-Jewish immigrants Lilly and Max Hamlisch
1951
Jun 01

Hamlisch auditions and is accepted into the Julliard School of Music just before his 7th birthday.

1964
Jul 19

Hamlisch take his first job as a rehearsal pianist for the Broadway musical Funny Girl, starring Barbra Streisand.

Hamlisch take his first job as a rehearsal pianist for the Broadway musical <em>Funny Girl</em>, starring Barbra Streisand.
1965
Jul 19

“Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows,” recorded by Lesley Gore and co-written with Howard Liebling, peaks at #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song is Hamlisch’s first major hit.

“Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows,” recorded by Lesley Gore and co-written with Howard Liebling, peaks at #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song is Hamlisch’s first major hit.
1967
Jul 19

Hamlisch graduates from Queens College.

1968
Jul 19

Premiere of The Swimmer, Hamlisch’s first film score.

Premiere of <em>The Swimmer</em>, Hamlisch’s first film score.
1969
Jul 19

The April Fools premieres.

<em>The April Fools</em> premieres.
Jul 19

Take the Money and Run premieres.

<em>Take the Money and Run</em> premieres.
1970
Jul 19

Move premieres.

<em>Move</em> premieres.
Jul 19

Flap premieres.

<em>Flap</em> premieres.
1971
Jul 19

Something Big premieres.

<em>Something Big</em> premieres.
Jul 19

Bananas premieres.

<em>Bananas</em> premieres.
Jul 19

Kotch premieres. The film includes the song “Life Is What You Make It.”

<em>Kotch</em> premieres. The film includes the song “Life Is What You Make It.”
1972
Jul 19

Hamlisch wins the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song for “Life Is What You Make It.”

Jul 19

The War Between Men and Women premieres.

<em>The War Between Men and Women</em> premieres.
1973
Jul 19

The World’s Greatest Athlete premieres.

<em>The World’s Greatest Athlete</em> premieres.
Jul 19

Save The Tiger premieres.

<em>Save The Tiger</em> premieres.
Jul 19

Seesaw opens on Broadway. The musical features dance arrangements by Hamlisch.

<em>Seesaw</em> opens on Broadway. The musical features dance arrangements by Hamlisch.
Jul 19

Premiere of The Way We Were, starring Barbra Streisand. The film features the title song “The Way We Were.”

Premiere of <em>The Way We Were</em>, starring Barbra Streisand. The film features the title song “The Way We Were.”
Jul 19

The Sting premieres. The film features music by Scott Joplin, adapted by Hamlisch.

<em>The Sting</em> premieres. The film features music by Scott Joplin, adapted by Hamlisch.
1974
Jul 19

Hamlisch wins three Academy Awards.

Hamlisch wins three Academy Awards.

Best Original Score and/or Adaption for The Sting, Best Original Song for The Way We Were, and Best Original Dramatic Score for The Way We Were. He becomes the first person to win three Academy Awards in all three music categories in one night.

Jul 19

Hamlisch wins the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song for “The Way We Were.”

1975
Jul 19

A Chorus Line opens on Broadway.

<em>A Chorus Line</em> opens on Broadway.
Jul 19

Hamlisch wins four Grammy Awards

Hamlisch wins four Grammy Awards

Best New Artist of the Year, Song of the Year for “The Way We Were,” Best Pop Instrumental Performance for “The Entertainer,” and Best Original Score Written For a Motion Picture or a Television Special for The Way We Were.

Jul 19

The Prisoner of Second Avenue premieres.

<em>The Prisoner of Second Avenue</em> premieres.
1976
Jul 19

Hamlisch wins the Tony Award for Best Original Score for A Chorus Line. The show also wins the Tony Award for Best Musical.

Jul 19

Hamlisch wins the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for A Chorus Line.

1977
Jul 19

The Absent-Minded Waiter premieres.

Jul 19

The Spy Who Loved Me premieres. The film features the song “Nobody Does It Better,” performed by Carly Simon.

<em>The Spy Who Loved Me</em> premieres. The film features the song “Nobody Does It Better,” performed by Carly Simon.
1978
Jul 19

Same Time, Next Year premieres. The film includes the song “The Last Time I Felt Like This.”

<em>Same Time, Next Year</em> premieres. The film includes the song “The Last Time I Felt Like This.”
Jul 19

Ice Castles premieres. The film includes the song “Through the Eyes of Love.”

<em>Ice Castles</em> premieres. The film includes the song “Through the Eyes of Love.”
1979
Jul 19

They’re Playing Our Song premieres on Broadway.

<em>They’re Playing Our Song</em> premieres on Broadway.
Jul 19

Starting Over premieres.

<em>Starting Over</em> premieres.
Jul 19

Chapter Two premieres.

<em>Chapter Two</em> premieres.
1980
Jul 19

Gilda Live premieres.

<em>Gilda Live</em> premieres.
Jul 19

Ordinary People premieres.

<em>Ordinary People</em> premieres.
Jul 19

Seems Like Old Times premieres.

<em>Seems Like Old Times</em> premieres.
1982
Jul 19

I Ought to Be in Pictures premieres.

<em>I Ought to Be in Pictures</em> premieres.
Jul 19

Sophie’s Choice premieres.

<em>Sophie’s Choice</em> premieres.
1983
Jul 19

Romantic Comedy premieres.

<em>Romantic Comedy</em> premieres.
Jul 19

Jean Seberg premieres at the National Theatre in London.

<em>Jean Seberg</em> premieres at the National Theatre in London.
1984
Jul 19

A Streetcar Named Desire premieres.

<em>A Streetcar Named Desire</em> premieres.
1985
Jul 19

D.A.R.Y.L. premieres.

<em>D.A.R.Y.L.</em> premieres.
Jul 19

A Chorus Line: The Movie premieres.

<em>A Chorus Line: The Movie</em> premieres.
1986
Jul 19

Smile premieres on Broadway.

<em>Smile</em> premieres on Broadway.
Jul 19

Hamlisch is inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

1987
Jul 19

The Return of the Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman premieres.

<em>The Return of the Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman</em> premieres.
Jul 19

When the Time Comes premieres.

Jul 19

Three Men and a Baby premieres.

<em>Three Men and a Baby</em> premieres.
1988
Jul 19

Little Nikita premieres.

<em>Little Nikita</em> premieres.
Jul 19

Sam Found Out: A Triple Play premieres.

Jul 19

David premieres.

<em>David</em> premieres.
1989
Jul 19

The January Man premieres.

<em>The January Man</em> premieres.
Jul 19

The Experts premieres.

<em>The Experts</em> premieres.
Jul 19

On May 29, Hamlisch marries Terre Blair in New York.

On May 29, Hamlisch marries Terre Blair in New York.
Jul 19

Shirley Valentine premieres.

<em>Shirley Valentine</em> premieres.
1990
Jul 19

Women and Men: Stories of Seduction premieres.

<em>Women and Men: Stories of Seduction</em> premieres.
1991
Jul 19

Switched at Birth premieres.

<em>Switched at Birth</em> premieres.
Jul 19

Frankie & Johnny premieres.

<em>Frankie & Johnny</em> premieres.
1992
Jul 19

Missing Pieces premieres.

<em>Missing Pieces</em> premieres.
1993
Jul 19

The Goodbye Girl opens on Broadway.

<em>The Goodbye Girl </em>opens on Broadway.
1994
Jul 19

Seasons of the Heart premieres.

<em>Seasons of the Heart</em> premieres.
1995
Jul 19

Hamlisch wins two Emmy Awards

Hamlisch wins two Emmy Awards

Outstanding Individual Achievement in Music Direction and Outstanding Individual Achievement in Music and Lyrics, for the HBO special Barbra Streisand: The Concert. The win makes Hamlisch the sixth person to achieve an EGOT and the second person to achieve a PEGOT.

1996
Jul 19

The Mirror Has Two Faces premieres. The film includes the song “I Finally Found Someone,” performed by Barbra Streisand and Bryan Adams.

<em>The Mirror Has Two Faces</em> premieres. The film includes the song “I Finally Found Someone,” performed by Barbra Streisand and Bryan Adams.
1999
Jul 19

Hamlisch wins the Emmy Award for Outstanding Music and Lyrics for AFI’s 100 Years…100 Movies.

2001
Jul 19

Hamlisch wins the Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Direction for the FOX special Barbra Streisand: Timeless.

2002
Jul 19

Sweet Smell of Success opens on Broadway.

<em>Sweet Smell of Success</em> opens on Broadway.
Jul 19

Imaginary Friends opens on Broadway.

<em>Imaginary Friends</em> opens on Broadway.
2009
Jul 19

The Informant! premieres.

<em>The Informant!</em> premieres.
2012
Jul 19

The Nutty Professor premieres in Nashville, Tennessee. The show is Hamlisch’s final complete musical.

Jul 19

On August 6, Hamlisch passes away in Los Angeles at the age of 68.

On August 6, Hamlisch passes away in Los Angeles at the age of 68.
2013
Jul 19

Behind the Candelabra premieres at Cannes Film Festival and airs on HBO. The film is Hamlisch’s final complete score.