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1934

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)

The state of Texas institutes an endangered childcare program. The first year, nearly fifty children are taken from homes where criminal activity is the norm. Most of these children are given new names and entered into foster care. Others are remitted to Gorman House Youth Reformery. (Texas - Leatherface)

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)

Wednesday 16th January: Ma Barker and her son Fred Barker are gunned down after a shootout with the FBI at a hideout house. (Marion County, Florida - Public Enemies)

Wednesday 20th February: A newspaper article titled "MAN STILL MISSING" is published. It is about Jeremy Alex. (Machias, Maine - Offspring)

Wednesday 27th February: Missing child David Clay is found alive and well. (Changeling)

Thursday 11th April: Richard Kuklinski is born. (Jersey City, NJ - The Iceman)

Wednesday 1st May: Albert Hirsch is born. (The Bourne Ultimatum)

Thursday 30th May: Babe Ruth plays final professional baseball game. (The Babe)

Thursday 6th June: Theodor Kretschmar-Schuldorff arrives in England. (England - The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp)

Tuesday 11th June: Gene Wilder (born Jerome Silberman) is born. (Milwaukee, Wisconsin - Gilda Radner: It's Always Something)

Thursday 13th June: The Great Depression; boxer James Braddock beats Max Baer in 15 rounds to become World Heavyweight Champion, and the title 'Cinderella Man'. (Cinderella Man)

Saturday 6th July: 14th Dalai Lama, leader of Tibet and bestselling author, is born. (Takster Tibet - Kundun)

Sunday 4th August: Rosie gets married. (Richfield, New Jersey - The Wedding Singer)

Thursday 15th August: Will Rogers killed in plane crash. (Alaska - The Story of Will Rogers)

Wednesday 21st August: Benny Goodman performs at the Palomar Theater. (Los Angeles, California - The Benny Goodman Story)

Friday 13th September: Howard Hughes sets world speed record for flying at 352mph. (The Aviator)

October: John Ellman is executed. (The Walking Dead)

Saturday 16th November: The search for the resurrected John Ellman. (The Walking Dead)

Sunday 17th November: John Ellman dies. (The Walking Dead)

Sunday 1st December: Alvy Singer is born. (Take The Money And Run)

1936

German troops reoccupy the Rhineland. (Angela's Ashes)

Alvy Singer born. (Annie Hall)

Jesse Owens competes in the Summer Olympics. (Berlin, Germany - Balls of Fury)

Rick fights with the Loyalist Spaniards. (Spain - Casablanca)

Clive Candy shoots a Polar Bear. (Labrador - The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp)

Dunes Cantina is established. (Phantasm)

Indiana Jones races against the Nazis to find the Ark of the Covenant. (Raiders of the Lost Ark)

Indiana Jones braces numerous traps in order to obtain the Hovito idol, only to have it quickly stolen away by his rival Rene Belloq. (The jungles of Peru - Raiders of the Lost Ark)

Ray Robinson (later Charles) starts to lose his sight from glaucoma after seeing his brother drown in the washtub. (Greenville, Florida - Ray)

A young officer named John Truscott arrives in Sarawak to govern the local people. While there, he falls in love with his 'sleeping dictionary', a local girl named Selima. (Sarawak - The Sleeping Dictionary)

Project Armageddon Test Footage: Chronos Sapphire discovered to be the only known element able to stop the Armageddon device. (Spy Kids: All the Time in the World)

Johnny Hooker goes to top con-artist Henry Gondorff to help him 'sting' mob boss Doyle Lonnegan. (Joliet, Illinois - The Sting)

Dewey Randolph Cox born. (Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story)

Monday 20th January: Hannibal Lecter is born. (Lithuania - Hannibal Rising)

Monday 20th January: King George V dies. His son Edward accedes to the throne, becoming King Edward VIII. (London, England - The King's Speech)

Saturday 18th July: There is a military uprising led by the Fascist General Francisco Franco against the democratically elected government of Spain. (Spain - Land and Freedom)

Wednesday 5th August: Alvin Karpis is sent to Alcatraz prison after pleading guilty to kidnapping. (The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover)

Monday 24th August: Daisy Clover makes a record of herself singing and sends it into a talent contest sponsored by Raymond Swan of Swan Studios. This 25 cent investment leads to a studio contract, fame and misfortune. (Angel Beach, CA - Inside Daisy Clover)

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