The Movie Timeline - be obsessive, be very obsessive


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1922

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)

Rick O'Connell's French Foreign Legion troops are overrun by Arab forces. (Hamunaptra - The Mummy)

William Holmes dies. (Night of the Living Dead)

The Donahues perform "Play a Simple Melody" at a vaudeville theater. With their young sons and daughter, they are The Five Donahues. (There's No Business Like Show Business)

3033 Asbury St is built. (Los Angeles, California - We Bought a Zoo)

February: The city is abandoned. (Soda City - Saboteur)

Monday 26th March: Sarah Bernhardt dies. (Paris, France - The Doors)

Sunday 1st April: The film Safety Last! is released. (Hugo)

Saturday 2nd June: Scotland face France in athletics at the Wanderers Club. (Edinburgh - Chariots of Fire)

Friday 15th June: Lou Gehrig plays first professional baseball game for the New York Yankees. (The Pride of the Yankees)

Saturday 7th July: Eric Liddell races against Harold Abrahams. (London - Chariots of Fire)

Friday 27th July: John Dillinger joins the Navy in an attempt to avoid prosecution. (Young Dillinger)

Friday 14th September: Jim Wade is appointed to the position of Assistant District Attorney of New York City. (New York City, New York - Manhattan Melodrama)

Friday 14th September: World Champ Jack Dempsey knocks out Argentine challenger Luis (Polo Grounds, New York City, New York - Manhattan Melodrama)

Friday 14th September: Jim Wade is appointed to the position of Assistant District Attorney of New York City. (New York City, New York - Manhattan Melodrama)

Monday 19th November: New York paper "American", published by the Hearst Corp., hires Louella Parsons as movie editor. (The Cat's Meow)

1924

The Youthstrum School is established. (Sacramento, California - All About Steve)

Kay Adams born. (The Godfather)

Puyi loses his throne and is forced to leave the Forbidden City. (Beijing, China - The Last Emperor)

Monday 7th January: George Gershwin completes "Rhapsody in Blue". (Rhapsody in Blue)

Sunday 3rd February: Woodrow Wilson dies. (Washington, D.C. - Wilson)

Wednesday 9th April: Good-for-nothing George "Skeet" Burns reports (late) to the Marine Base in San Diego and is assigned to Sgt. O'Hara. (San Diego, CA - Tell It to the Marines)

Thursday 10th April: While feigning a variety of illnesses in order to avoid drill, Pvt. George "Skeet" Burns meets his future wife, Nurse Norma Dale. (San Diego, CA - Tell It to the Marines)

Tuesday 22nd April: Dr. Scott Mason Carter, a negro [sic] passing as white, moves to Keenham, New Hampshire to take over the practice of the late and beloved Dr. William Brackett. Dr. Carter's ethnicity is successfully kept hidden for 18 years. (Keenham, NH - Lost Boundaries)

Sunday 4th May: The Piscine des Tourelles is inaugurated. (Paris, France - Life of Pi)

Saturday 10th May: J. Edgar Hoover begins his legacy with the FBI. (Hoover)

Saturday 28th June: Aubrey Montague writes to his mother from the Carlton Hotel. (Broadstairs, Kent - Chariots of Fire)

July: Harold Abrahams wins the 100m dash and Eric Liddell wins the 400m race at the Olympics. (Paris - Chariots of Fire)

Monday 7th July: James Terrance Jupp and Jean Elizabeth Jupp die. (Darkman II: The Return of Durant)

Wednesday 1st October: Jimmy Carter is born. (Plains, Georgia - The Cayman Triangle)

Wednesday 24th December: Temperature drops 84 degrees in 12 hours. (Fairfield, Montana - Jack Frost 2: Revenge of the Mutant Killer Snowman)

1925

In 1925 England, an Oxford student becomes involved in the complicated lives of British aristocrats. (Oxford, England - Brideshead Revisited)

John D. Truesdale is born. (Los Angeles, California - Drag Me To Hell)

The year on Claude Cabret's hip flask. (Hugo)

The Duluth Bulldogs football team is disbanded, the backers cite financial problems. (Leatherheads)

Professer Challenger, along with several companions, discovers a lost worls populated with prehistoric animals. (The Lost World - The Lost World)

The Majestic cinema opens. (The Majestic)

U.S. Army War College Study says, "Blacks are mentally inferior, by nature subservient, and cowards in the face of danger." (Red Tails)

Montague Davenport dies. (Louisville, Kentucky - The Return of the Living Dead)

Frank Wheeler born. (Revolutionary Road)

Dill Harris born. (To Kill A Mockingbird)

North Bend Psychiatric Hospital established. (North Bend, Oregon - The Ward)

Wednesday 28th January: Lucien Carr dies. (Washington, D.C. - Kill Your Darlings)

Saturday 14th February: Three men hunt for the treasure of the Sierra Madre. (Mexico - The Treasure of the Sierra Madre)

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