The Movie Timeline - be obsessive, be very obsessive


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1935

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)

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)

Monday 24th August: David Carr, an underemployed miner and a devote communist, hears an impassioned account of fascist atrocities in Spain and makes up his mind to head off to Barcelona to fight for the Republic. (Liverpool, England - Land and Freedom)

Monday 7th September: Buddy Holly is born. (Lubbock, Texas - The Buddy Holly Story)

Thursday 12th November: Daily Record headline: "MAESTRO RECOVERING. ASSAILENT STILL AT LARGE." (Scotland - Cloud Atlas)

Thursday 12th November: Daily Record headline: "MAESTRO RECOVERING. ASSAILENT STILL AT LARGE." (Scotland - Cloud Atlas)

Friday 11th December: King Edward VIII abdicates the throne after less than a year as king in order to marry American socialite Wallis Simpson. His brother Albert accedes to the throne, becoming King George VI. (London, England - The King's Speech)

Monday 28th December: Jacques Mesrine, the most famous criminal in modern French history is born. (Clichy-La-Garenne, France - Mesrine)

1937

Detective Jake Gittes gets his nose slashed while investigating a case involving adultery, murder and water rights. (Los Angeles, California - Chinatown)

Joseph Yoshinobu Takagi, president of Nagatomi Corporation, born. (Japan - Die Hard)

Vivi Abbot and her friends form the Ya Ya Sisterhood. (Louisiana - Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood)

China and Japan begin a state of undeclared war. (Empire of the Sun)

1937 Chris Craft is made. (Friends with Benefits)

Francesca and Kathryn Corleone born; Johnny Fontaine released from contract to bandleader Les Halley. (The Godfather)

Hitler joins the Thule Society, a collection of German aristocrats obsessed with the occult. (Hellboy)

Anthony Perkins' father dies from a heart attack. (Hitchcock)

Rance Holloway is born. (The Incredible Burt Wonderstone)

Joe Peretti is born. (Mermaids)

Joe Peretti is born. (Mermaids)

Mr Henderson dies, leaving his wife a widow. (England - Mrs. Henderson Presents)

Amelia Earhart is lost at sea. (Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian)

The Soggy Bottom Boys band is formed by Ulysses Everett McGill, Delmar O'Donnell & Pete from an escaped chain-gang. (O Brother, Where Art Thou?)

Since the research into what can be done with marijuana is going nowhere, The United States government declares it illegal. (Pineapple Express)

Johnny Cash's father floats his family out from their home after a flood. (Arkansas - Walk the Line)

Friday 5th February: "Modern Times" premieres in theatres. (Chaplin)

Saturday 20th March: Harry Vardon dies. (Totteridge, England - The Greatest Game Ever Played)

Friday 26th March: Biff Tannen born. (Back to the Future Part II)

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