The Movie Timeline - it's like a timeline, but of movies


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1920

Drayton Sawyer is born. (Newt, Texas - Texas Chainsaw 3D)

Saturday 3rd January: Babe Ruth purchased by the New York Yankees from the Boston Red Sox. (The Babe)

Saturday 3rd January: Clive Candy is appointed commanding officer of troops in North China and relinquishes the temporary rank of Brigadier-General. (The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp)

Saturday 17th January: Drayton Sawyer, future father of Jedidiah, Loretta, Drayton Jr., Dunkin, and Henry Sawyer, is born. (Newt, Texas - Texas Chainsaw 3D)

Saturday 24th January: Painter Amedeo Modigliani dies as the result of the severe beating he received in a mugging. (Paris, France - Modigliani)

Sunday 25th January: Jeanne Hebuterne, fiancee to painter Amedeo Modigliani, grief-stricken over the death of her lover one day earlier and pregnant with his second child, commits suicide by intentionally falling from the fifth story window of their apartment. (Paris, France - Modigliani)

Sunday 22nd February: Don Rafael Acosta born. (Miranda, most likely - The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie)

Sunday 28th March: Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford marry. (Chaplin)

Wednesday 19th May: Sid Hatfield, chief of police of the town of Matewan and his deputies have a gun battle with the Baldwin-Felts Detective Agency. (Matewan, West Virginia - Matewan)

Wednesday 30th June: Dwight D Eisenhower and George S Patton demoted to Captain because of peacetime. (Patton)

Friday 23rd July: Future nightclub owner Victor Demond opens his first hamburger stand. He commemorates the occassion by stuffing and mounting his first burger. (Lambert Technical University, USA - Sweetheart of the Campus)

Friday 20th August: Papa Justify records the voodoo spell Conjure of Sacrifice onto an LP. (New Orleans - The Skeleton Key)

October: T.E. Lawrence starts to help Arabs to fight a guerilla war against the Ottoman Empire. (The Hitaz Region, Arabia - Lawrence of Arabia)

Sunday 21st November: The Bloody Sunday massacre leaves more than 30 British and IRA troops dead. (Dublin, Ireland - Michael Collins)

Sunday 28th November: The Mask of Zorro opens, starring Douglas Fairbanks. (Chaplin)

1921

Ingrid Vassman born, with her original Jewish name. (The Aryan Couple)

Captain Elliott Spenser purchases the demonic Lament Configuration (black puzzle box) from a market in India, which later transforms him into Pinhead (Hellraiser)

An Ancient Egyptian priest called Imhotep is revived when an archaeological expedition led by Sir Joseph Whemple finds Imhotep's mummy. Despite the warning of his friend Dr. Muller, Sir Joseph's assistant Ralph Norton, recklessly reads aloud an ancient life-giving spell. Imhotep escapes from the archaeologists, taking the Scroll of Thoth, and prowls Cairo seeking the reincarnation of the soul of his ancient lover, Princess Ankh-es-en-amon. (Egypt - The Mummy)

The masked curator of a wax museum turns people into statues and sees his next Marie Antoinette. (Mystery of the Wax Museum)

Prohibition; Noodles and Max go into business against Bugsy, till he exacts his revenge. (New York - Once Upon a Time in America)

Alvin Straight born. (The Straight Story)

Jem Finch born. (Maycomb, Alabama - To Kill A Mockingbird)

507 Oleander Dr is built. (Los Angeles, California - We Bought a Zoo)

Sunday 23rd January: Chesley Burnett Sullenberger III is born. (Denison, Texas - Friends with Benefits)

Wednesday 2nd March: Mrs. Nellie St. Clair ventures to the London Docks to retrieve a package at the Aberdeen Steamship Co. There she spies a man she thinks is her husband, Neville St. Clair, being assaulted in the upstairs window. She alerts the police who storm the room, finding only a deformed begger and numerous signs of suspected foul play. In her distress, Nellie fails to recognized her husband is actually disguised as the begger. It will take Sherlock Holmes to solve that mystery. (London, England - The Man With the Twisted Lip)

Thursday 24th March: Maruska Kuder (Poland - ...And Give My Love to the Swallows)

Saturday 16th April: Eric Liddell is guest speaker at an athletics meeting. (East Weymss, Scotland - Chariots of Fire)

Monday 4th July: Jack Torrance appears in a photograph taken at a ball at the Overlook Hotel. (Colorado - The Shining)

Tuesday 5th July: The "Black Sox" are accused of throwing the World Series. (Eight Men Out)

Saturday 20th August: Jacqueline Susann is born. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Isn't She Great)

Wednesday 24th August: Future musical film star Daisy Clover is born. (Angel Beach, CA - Inside Daisy Clover)

Saturday 1st October: Nina Leeds returns home after working for a year at Alexander Memorial Hospital in Boston Mass, when family friend, "Good Old" Charlie Marsden, wires her that her father, the Professor, has fallen gravely ill. He dies before she can make it home. (Bradson, CT - Strange Interlude)

1922

Future writer Briony Tallis is born. (Atonement)

Frida Kahlo sees artist Diego Rivera painting and seducing a nude model, she later gets into a bus accident and is impaled, but lives. (Mexico City - Frida)

Demented Hills Asylum starts rectricting the disturbed. (Good Burger)

People in the alternate universe have self-feeding, self-healing, and self-modifying computers. (John Dies at the End)

Irish patriot Michael Collins dies. (Michael Collins)

A building that later becomes the Five Points Trinity Church is made. (Dallas, Texas - Red State)

Millie Dillmount and friends smash a white slave trade ring run by Mrs Meers. (New York - Thoroughly Modern Millie)

Tuesday 10th January: Arthur Griffith is elected president of the newly established Irish Free State. (Michael Collins)

Sunday 12th March: Jack Kerouac is born. (Lowell, Massachusetts - Kerouac, the Movie)

Sunday 12th March: Jack Kerouac is born. (Lowell, Massachusetts - Kill Your Darlings)

Saturday 20th May: Rudolph Valentino arrested for bigamy. (Los Angeles, California - Good Night Valentino)

Tuesday 30th May: Former President Taft dedicates Lincoln Memorial. (The Winds of Kitty Hawk)

Saturday 10th June: Judy Garland (born Frances Gumm) is born. (Grand Rapids, Minnesota - Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows)

Wednesday 28th June: The Irish Civil War between the IRA and the Irish Free State begins. (Ireland - Michael Collins)

Tuesday 8th August: Alberto Granado, future friend to Che Guevara, is born. (The Motorcycle Diaries)

Saturday 12th August: The directors of the Supermarine Aviation Co. host a luncheon at their Works Assembly Shop on the occasion of the Schneider Trophy Race in Naples, Italy. The race is won by the Supermarine Sea Lion II designed by R.J. Mitchell, setting a record speed of 145 mph. Hoping to capitalize on the directors' good spirits, Mitchell approaches Commander Bride with his idea for a revolutionary design - the Spitfire; however, though Bride recognizes his flair for design, he feels Mitchell needs more "practical experience" and assigns him to the assembly shop for "a couple of years". (Southampton, England - The First of the Few)

Tuesday 22nd August: Michael Collins is killed in an ambush. (West County Cork, Ireland - Michael Collins)

Tuesday 22nd August: Michael Collins is assassinated by a member of the Irish Republican Army. (Cork County, Ireland - Michael Collins)

Saturday 21st October: Hanna Schmitz is born. (The Reader)

Saturday 18th November: Marcel Proust dies. (Paris, France - The Doors)

Wednesday 6th December: The United Kingdom and Ireland sign the Anglo-Irish Treaty, which establishes the Irish Free State. (Ireland; United Kingdom - Michael Collins)

Sunday 24th December: Ava Gardner is born. (Smithfield, North Carolina - The Aviator)

1923

Santa Claus XIX has a heart attack at the reigns of Evie. (Arthur Christmas)

Gray's, future publishers of a Sports Almanac, is founded. (Back to the Future Part II)

St Helen of the Blessed Shroud Orphanage is built. (Chicago, IL - The Blues Brothers)

Ailing novellist Virginia Woolf begins to write 'Mrs Dalloway'. (England - The Hours)

Sophia Lincoln dies. (New York City, New York - Kick-Ass 2)

Anne born to Alfred and Mac Kinsey. (Kinsey)

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