1928 – Born on April 7th in New York, New York. American film director, producer and writer.
1949 – Joined Warner Bros cartoon department as an assistant animator.
1950 – He moved to MGM as an apprentice, and while there worked with the writer-director Don Hartman on the musical Mr. Imperium.
1957 – Pakula became a producer with a harrowing biographical film about the baseball player Jimmy Piersall’s battle with manic depression, Fear Strikes Out.
1963 – Married to Hope Lange on October 19th.
1973 – Married to Hannah Cohn Boorstin on February 17th.
1978 – Was the President of jury at the Cannes Film Festival.
1979 – His film ‘See You in the Morning’, which he also wrote and co-produced, is considered partly autobiographical, concerning a divorced man who marries a widow with several children.
1997 – He directed the movies "All the President’s Men", "Sophie’s Choice", "Presumed Innocent", "The Pelican Brief" and "The Devil’s Own".
1998 – Died on November 19th in Melville, Long Island, New York.