1924 – He was born on the 19th day of February this year in New York, USA.
1943 – He left school to join the U.S. 4th Marine Division, serving as a sniper. Marvin was wounded in action during the WWII battle of Saipan.
1951 – His debut was in “You’re in the Navy Now”.
1952 – He appeared in several films, including Don Siegel’s Duel at Silver Creek, Hangman’s Knot, and the war drama Eight Iron Men.
1953 – He was featured as the vicious boyfriend of Gloria Graham in The Big Heat and had a small but memorable role in The Wild One.
1961 – He won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in the Alcoa Premiere, "People Need People”.
1962 – He made a notable role in the movie “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance”.
1965 – He won an Academy Award for Best Actor in the movie “Cat Ballou”.
1967 – His movie The Dirty Dozen was hugely successful.
1968 – He also appeared in another Boorman film, the critically acclaimed but commercially unsuccessful Hell in the Pacific, co-starring famed Japanese actor Toshiro Mifune.
1969 – He had a hit song with "Wand’rin’ Star" from the western musical Paint Your Wagon.
1971 – He was sued by long-time girlfriend Michelle Triola (who called herself Michelle Marvin at the time). Though the couple never married, she sought financial compensation similar to that available to spouses under California’s alimony and community property laws.
1987 – He died of heart attack at age 63, on the 29th day of August this year in Tucson, Arizona.