August 17, 1979, Monty Python’s “Life of Brian” premiered in America. The film tells the story of Brian, who is born on the same day as his next-door neighbor, Jesus Christ, and then everyone confuses Brian with being the messiah.

George Harrison had a small part in the film and his company also funded the production of the film.  It was the highest grossing British film in North America in 1979.

Credit: Orion Pictures/Warner Bros