The Movie Timeline - be obsessive, be very obsessive


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1932

Wednesday 19th October: The Dowager Countess Madame Celine Villenueve Desgoffe und Taxis is also found dead in her boudoir. Monsieur Gustave H. and his ward Zero Moustafa travel to pay their respects. (Lutz, Zubrowka - The Grand Budapest Hotel)

Sunday 23rd October: Deputy Vilmos Kovacs is murderd by J.G. Jopling. (Zubrowka - The Grand Budapest Hotel)

Thursday 27th October: Monsieur Gustave H. and his cellmates escape prison. Monsieur Gustave calls upon the special services of, and is rescued by, the Society of the Crossed Keys and Monsieur Ivan. (Checkpoint 19 Criminal Internment Camp - The Grand Budapest Hotel)

Thursday 27th October: Sylvia Plath is born. (Boston, Massachusetts - Sylvia)

Friday 28th October: "Local Girl's Head Found in Laundry Basket" reads the headline of the Trans-Alpine Yodel newspaper. Meanwhile, Monsieur Gustave H. and his ward Zero Moustafa pursue J.G. Jopling, resulting in a death. (The Grand Budapest Hotel)

Saturday 29th October: At midnight, war begins. By lunch, Pffeifelstad falls under heavy shelling. High command advances to Nebelsbad and inhabits the Grand Budapest Hotel. Monsieur Gustave H., his ward Zero Moustafa, and Zero's girlfriend Agatha infiltrate the Grand Budapest and find the secret will of Madame Celine Villenueve Desgoffe und Taxis. (Zubrowka - The Grand Budapest Hotel)

Thursday 17th November: Start of the Lutz Blitz. Monsieur Gustave H., his ward Zero Moustafa, and Zero's wife Agatha travel across the border. Monsieur Gustave is shot by fascist border patrolmen. (Zubrowka - The Grand Budapest Hotel)

Tuesday 13th December: Prof. Auguste A. Topaze is unfairly dismissed from his teaching position when the Baroness Hortense de la Tour complains that he won't show special treatment to her spoiled son, Charlemagne. (France - Topaze)

Thursday 15th December: San Francisco police detective Steve Burke proposes to Countess Barilhaus even after she confesses her true identity to be conwoman 'Barrel House' Betty. (Aboard the SS Maloa bound for San Francisco - One Way Passage)

Thursday 15th December: On the gangplank of the SS Maloa, dapper murder suspect Dan Hardesty says "Auf wiedershen" to his shipboard romance, Joan Ames. Hardesty is handcuffed to police detective Steve Burke on his way to stand trial. (San Francisco, CA - One Way Passage)

Sunday 25th December: King George V delivers the first Royal Christmas Message over the radio and bullies his son Albert, the Duke York. (London, England - The King's Speech)

1933

Pete Daytona is born. (Balls of Fury)

Philip Marlowe becomes a private investigator. (The Big Sleep)

Eustace Scrubb is born. (England - The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader)

Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo go to New York so Diego can paint a mural comissioned by Nelson Rockefeller. (New York - Frida)

Don Narducci extorts money from Vincenzo Cartino on his son Joey's birthday. (New York - Jane Austen's Mafia!)

Fay Wray stars in King Kong. (New York - King Kong)

King Kong is discovered on Skull Island and set loose in New York. (King Kong)

Oil found in Saudi Arabia. (The Kingdom)

A female black leopard escapes the zoo. (Zurich, Switzerland - Life of Pi)

Grace and her father head south from Dogville with their group of gangsters. (Manderlay)

Year Of The Scorpion; Imhotep is resurrected once again to fight The Scorpion King. (The Mummy Returns)

Depression; Noodles released from prison. (Once Upon a Time in America)

Ann Pearson is born. (Phantasm)

Adolf Hitler appointed German Chancellor, and granted dictatorial powers. (Germany - The Pianist)

The court case of black man Tom Robinson's alleged rape of white farmer's daughter Mayella Ewell. (Maycomb, Alabama - To Kill A Mockingbird)

Erik Lehnsherr is born. (Poland - X-Men: Days of Future Past)

Monday 2nd January: William "Kid" Gleason dies. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Eight Men Out)

Monday 30th January: Adolf Hitler is named chancellor of Germany. (Hitler: The Last Ten Days)

Thursday 2nd February: Henry L. Parker, his wife and daughter perish in a private airplane crash. His son, Terrence C. Parker, who was at the controls, escaped unhurt. (Newport, Conn. - Living on Velvet)

Tuesday 28th February: Birth date of Peggy Sue Ingram, whose death brings together the members of her family. (Texas - Sordid Lives)

Tuesday 7th March: Harold Nixon dies of tuberculosis. (Nixon)

Saturday 15th April: Terrence C. Parker, son of the late Henry L. Parker, disappears two months arter surviving the same plane crash that killed his father. Many friends and business associates ask police to aid in the search. (Newport, Conn. - Living on Velvet)

Tuesday 23rd May: Joan Collins is born. (London, England - Dynasty: The Making of a Guilty Pleasure)

Thursday 15th June: George "Machine Gun" Kelly's kidnaps millionaire oilman Charles Urschel, and collects a $200,000 ransom before his capture by the FBI. (Machine-Gun Kelly)

Thursday 29th June: Fatty Arbuckle dies of a heart attack. (New York, New York - The Black Dahlia)

Saturday 22nd July: American aviator Wiley Post returns to Floyd Bennett Field, having flown solo around the world in 7 days, 18 hours, and 49 minutes. (New York - The Story of Will Rogers)

Wednesday 16th August: Ruth Wilson is born. (Lesburg, Florida - Ferris Bueller's Day Off)

Thursday 17th August: Lou Gehrig plays in his 1,308th consecutive game, breaking the record for consecutive games played. (St. Louis, Missouri - The Pride of the Yankees)

Monday 28th August: Socialite Miss Glory Franklyn, daughter of Mrs. S.T. Franklyn, elopes with gas station owner and operator Blackstone 'Blacky' Gorman. (Springfield, Mass - Chance at Heaven)

Wednesday 20th September: Hot on the heels of her breakout recording "Weary", Winnie Wharton follows the advice of her new manager, Lucky Lorimer, and inks a contract with Acme Record Co. (New York, NY - Broadway Hostess)

Saturday 30th September: Frank Bennet is killed trying to kidnap his and Ruth's baby. (Whistle Stop, AL - Fried Green Tomatoes)

Tuesday 24th October: Ronnie and Reggie Kray are born. (Hoxton, London, England - The Krays)

Saturday 28th October: Jem and Scout are attacked by Mr Ewell, who is stabbed and killed, presumably by Boo Radley, though the Sheriff's ruling is that Mr Ewell fell on his own knife. (Maycomb, Alabama - To Kill A Mockingbird)

Tuesday 14th November: Danny Greene is born. (Cleveland, Ohio - Kill The Irishman)

Monday 20th November: The Miami Herald reports that the Volstead Act is repealed and Prohibition is over in December, thus making Max, Noodles, Cockeye and Patsy unemployed. (Miami, Florida - Once Upon a Time in America)

1934

Agatha and her infant son are taken by Prussian grippe. (The Grand Budapest Hotel)

Elizabeth Oberstein is born. (New York City, New York - Kick-Ass 2)

Karen Blixen publishes her first stories under the name Isak Dinesen. (not in Africa - Out of Africa)

Megatron transported to the US from the North Pole. (USA - Transformers)

Donald Duck is created by the Walt Disney Company. (Who Framed Roger Rabbit)

A coin that Erik Lensherr later tries to control is made. (X-Men: First Class)

Sunday 18th February: Terrence C. Parker, missing since April 1933, was discovered flying in the Chinese Air Service. (Shanghai, China - Living on Velvet)

Saturday 3rd March: John Dillinger escapes from jail using a wooden pistol. (Crown Point, Indiana - Public Enemies)

Wednesday 23rd May: Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow are gunned down. (Texas - Bonnie and Clyde)

Saturday 2nd June: Monty Stratton makes his Major League debut with the Chicago White Sox. (Chicago, Illinois - The Stratton Story)

Friday 6th July: The Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America (MPPDA) appoints Joseph Breen head of the Production Code Administration. (The Aviator)

Wednesday 18th July: Public Enemy Number One, Sonny "Dinkie" Black, leader of the notorious Purple Gang, is gunned down by Federal Agents outside the Bijou Vaudeville Theater on Washington Street. (Milwaukee, WI - Public Hero #1)

Sunday 22nd July: Outside the Biograph Theatre, notorious criminal John Dillinger - America's "Public Enemy No 1" - is killed in a hail of bullets by federal agents. (Chicago, Illinois - Dillinger and Capone)

Sunday 5th August: Terrence C. Parker of New York, who was taken into custody last week for continued flying, despite official warning, above border fortifications, was today released at the instigation of the American consul. (Carracas, Venezuela - Living on Velvet)

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