Years in Titles

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Years in Titles


Jim Swenson Th features editor -, Telegraph - Herald (Dubuque)


It's 'twenty-thirteen' Isn't it? Or should we keep saying two thousand thirteen? It made sense when it was two thousand one, two thousand two ... but now? And next year should be twenty-fourteen. Seriously. Did anyone ever say nineteen hundred ninety-nine?

It's New Year's Day and everyone will have to get used to writing 2013 on everything instead of 2012.

In honor of a new year on the Current arts and entertainment page, we thought we'd provide a list of some of the more memorable books, movies and songs with years in their titles. These were rounded up via several

Internet searches.

"One Million Years B.C.": Raquel Welch starred in this 1966 film that boasted surprisingly good special effects.

"Year One"

A dreadful 2009 movie starring Jack Black and Michael Cera.

" '39": Song by Queen, from its 1975 "Night at the Opera" album.

"Summer of '42": A 1971 film starring Gary Grimes as Hermie. Included a great instrumental of the same title by Peter Nero.

" '65 Love Affair": A single by Paul Davis that peaked at No. 6 in the spring of 1982.

"1066 and All That: A Memorable History of England": Humorous book by W.C. Sellar and R.J. Yeatman, it first published in 1930 and is still popular.

"1421: The Year China Discovered America": Book, published in 2002, by Gavin Menzies.

"1492: Conquest of Paradise": Movie released in 1992, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Sigourney Weaver.

"A People's History of the United States: 1492 to Present": Popular 1980 book by Howard Zinn.

"1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare": Book, published in 2005, by James Shapiro.

"1776" Both a book (by David McCullough) and a 1972 movie musical.

"The Centennial History of the Civil War: 1861-1865": One of author Bruce Catton's three great Civil War trilogies, it included "The Coming Fury" (1961), "Terrible Swift Sword" (1963) and "Never Call Retreat" (1965).

"1900": This 5-hour, 15-minute, 1976 movie set primarily in Italy starred Robert De Niro.

"1915: The Death of Innocence": World War I book by Lyn MacDonald, published in 2000.

"1941": Not one of Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi's best movies, it was released in 1979. Directed by Steven Spielberg.

"New York Mining Disaster 1941": Song by the Bee Gees, pre-disco (it appeared on the "Bee Gees 1st" album in 1967).

"The Making of the President, 1960": Author Theodore H. …

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