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1933

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)

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)

Monday 20th August: After wandering the world for 10 years, taking odd newspaper jobs in Calcutta, London, Paris and Melbourne, Sam Preston decides it's time to return to the family he abandoned in Silvertown, Colorado. (Shanghai, China - Mary Jane's Pa)

Tuesday 18th September: A film adaptation of The Scarlet Letter is released. (Easy A)

Friday 5th October: Painter Eben Adams crashes on the rocks along the Land's End coast during a tidal storm only he expected; here he finds and again loses his supernatural muse, Jennie Appleton, to the overwhelming waves pounding the shore. (Land's End, Massachusetts - Portrait of Jennie)

Monday 22nd October: "Pretty Boy" Floyd is killed by the FBI. (East Liverpool, Ohio - Pretty Boy Floyd)

1935

13 year-old Briony Tallis writes her first work - The Trials of Arrabella. (Atonement)

Rick runs guns to Ethiopia. (Casablanca)

John Kinsella moves to Brooklyn. (Field of Dreams)

Ed Morrow debuts on CBS. (Good Night, and Good Luck)

Chester Copperpot claims to have found the key to One-Eyed Willy. He sets off in search of the infamous pirate, but is not heard from again. (Astoria, Oregon - The Goonies)

John Coffey is executed on Death Row for a crime he didn't commit. (The Green Mile)

Indiana Jones escapes Chinese gangsters in Shanghai before falling into the Thuggee cult's plot in India. (Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom)

Pet store owner Johnny Kelly recalls his life as a criminal to a boy who tried to steal from him. (Johnny Dangerously)

Emma Bender is born. (New York City, New York - Kick-Ass 2)

Clive Candy shoots a Moufflon. (Corsica - The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp)

Hank Bullard is born. (The Love Guru)

There is a murder, on the Orient Express. (Murder on the Orient Express)

Brian Jackson's father is born. (Starter for Ten)

Megatron is frozen by Sector 7. (Hoover Dam - Transformers)

Tuesday 1st January: Dolores 'Lolita' Haze born. (Lolita)

Tuesday 8th January: Elvis Aaron Presley is born. (Tupelo, Mississippi - This is Spinal Tap)

Sunday 13th January: Jeremy Alex is last seen running down a rural Cape Elizabeth road at dawn in a delusional state. (Machias, Maine - Offspring)

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