The Movie Timeline - be obsessive, be very obsessive


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1939

August: Thomas Hewitt, aka Leatherface, is born on the production floor of Lee Bros' Meat Packing Co; he is found by Luda Mae Hewitt in a dumpster outside the building. (Texas - The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning)

Tuesday 1st August: Da Mayor takes off like white lightning up a black snake ass during a baseball game. (Snowhill, Alabama - Do the Right Thing)

Tuesday 8th August: Nazis sink a troop ship. (Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror)

Wednesday 9th August: London Bulletin headline: "NAZIS SINK TROOP SHIP." (London, England - Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror)

Sunday 20th August: People visit RMS "Queen Mary." (New York City, New York - Foreign Correspondent)

Friday 25th August: Mr. Powers writes to Huntley Haverstock, saying that he should go to the Van Meer luncheon at the Carlton Hotel in London. (New York, New York - Foreign Correspondent)

Saturday 26th August: Mr. Powers writes to Huntley Haverstock that he should go to the peace conference in Amsterdam where Van Meer will be. (New York, New York - Foreign Correspondent)

Sunday 27th August: Robert James Matthews and Nan Elizabeth Harper have their banns of marriage published at the morning service of their local parish. (London, England - The Bells Go Down)

Sunday 27th August: Huntley Haverstock leaves Hotel Europe when he realizes he is being followed. (London, England - Foreign Correspondent)

Monday 28th August: A man falls out of Westminister Cathedral tower. (London, England - Foreign Correspondent)

September: Lady Sarah Ashley arrives in Darwin. She meets Drover who takes her to her husband's estate, Faraway Downs. (Darwin, Australia - Australia)

September: Nazis take census of Polish Jews arriving in Krakow. (Schindler's List)

Friday 1st September: Germans bomb Warsaw. (Warsaw, Poland - Foreign Correspondent)

Sunday 3rd September: Bob Matthews and Nan Harper call off their engagement when war is declared. Having been turned down by the armed services, Bob joins the Auxiliary Fire Services along. (London, England - The Bells Go Down)

Sunday 3rd September: England declares war against Germany. (Foreign Correspondent)

Sunday 3rd September: The United Kingdom declares war on Nazi Germany. (London, England - The King's Speech)

Tuesday 19th September: Sherlock Holmes has a meeting with the Intelligence Council concerning The Voice of Terror. (London, England - Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror)

October: A boy is born with the last name of Withnail. (England - Withnail & I)

Tuesday 10th October: Eleanor Rigby dies 44 years of age asleep. (Liverpool, England - In His Life: The John Lennon Story)

Wednesday 18th October: Lee Harvey Oswald is born. (New Orleans, Louisiana - X-Men: Days of Future Past)

Sunday 29th October: Lady Sarah Ashley, the Drover et al arrive in Darwin with 1,500 cattle ready for the army after successfully crossing the desert despite the evil designs of their enemy King Carney. (Darwin, Australia - Australia)

Thursday 2nd November: The military tribunal of POW Theodor Kretschmar-Schuldorff. (The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp)

Thursday 16th November: Danish sea captain Andersen, delayed in a British port, discovers his landing passes have been stolen by two German spies disguised as passengers. He sneaks ashore and onto a London-bound train in order to stop them. (Eastgate-On-Sea, England - Contraband)

Sunday 26th November: Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock) is born. (Brownsville, Tennessee - What's Love Got to Do with It)

Friday 1st December: Polish Jews are forced to wear stars, marking them out. (The Pianist)

Monday 25th December: King George VI delivers the Royal Christmas Message over the radio with friend and teacher Lionel Logue helping through every moment. (London, England - The King's Speech)

1940

9 awakens and tries to unite the other eight Stitchpunks against the B.R.A.I.N. (9)

The film 'The Dark Jungle' is released in cinemas, covering the Confederate expansion of America in the early 20th century. (C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America)

The Egytian Mau, a sacred cat breed, imported into the US. (USA - Catwoman)

Joseph Fauste dies. (Children of the Living Dead)

Four children travel through a wardrobe and discover Narnia. (England - The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe)

An insurance investigator and an efficiency expert are hypnotised into a jewel heist. (The Curse of the Jade Scorpion)

Tom Hagen marries Theresa; Frank Corleone and Frank Hagen born. (The Godfather)

The Nazis pour a smelt of 600 gold bars, on one of which is engraved 7194. The entire smelt would end up on the bottom of Lake Toplitz. (Essen, Germany - Goldfinger)

The Blitz. (England - The Longest Day)

Amanda Krueger, as Sister Mary Helena, begins to work at Our Lady of Sorrows instutition for the mentally disturbed. (Westin Hills - A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors)

Allie and Noah go to the cinema, to see Li (The Notebook)

The Sea Tiger ship commissioned. (Operation Petticoat)

Weekirth o'the Heather Wedding Chapel opens and becomes America's favorite. (Las Vegas, Nevada - Paper Heart)

A Rolex 520 Perpetual Oyster with a bubble back is made. (Run, Fat Boy, Run)

Future Sergeant Pembry is born. (Tennessee - The Silence of the Lambs)

After a series of cosmetic surgeries to alter his appearance, FBI agent Freeman Hellergoes deep undercover with the mafia. (Washington, DC - Smokin' Aces)

Friday 23rd February: Woody Guthrie writes "This Land is Your Land." (Bound for Glory)

Friday 23rd February: Scott Hayward, future inventor and speedboat champion, is born into an oil dynasty. (Texas, USA - Clambake)

Wednesday 20th March: Ace Lannigan foils an attempt to have him deported back to the US. (SIngapore - Road to Singapore)

Thursday 21st March: Walter Kovacs is born. (Watchmen)

Sunday 24th March: The newspaper The Continental Drift runs the headline "Zero Corners Market." (Zubrowka - The Grand Budapest Hotel)

Tuesday 9th April: Germans invade Copenhagen, Denmark. Oslo radio announces that the Norwegian capital had been bombarded several times from the air and that the government had ordered that it be abandoned by civilian population within two days. (Foreign Correspondent)

Thursday 11th April: The capital is abandoned by civilians by this time. (Oslo, Norway - Foreign Correspondent)

Sunday 12th May: Dr. Petrie gives archaeologist Steve Banning funding for an expedition and lets him stay at Cairo Hotel. (Cairo, Egypt - The Mummy's Hand)

Thursday 23rd May: Frank Sinatra records "I'll Never Smile Again". (Sinatra)

Saturday 1st June: Robbie Turner dies of septicemia when nearly evacuating Dunkirk. (Atonement)

Thursday 6th June: Noah Calhoun meets Allie Hamilton at a carnival. He asks her out on a date. (Seabrook Island, South Carolina - The Notebook)

Thursday 6th June: 150 rolls of toilet paper requested by USS Sea Tiger. (Operation Petticoat)

Friday 14th June: Nazis invade Paris; Rick Blaine is stood up at the train station by Ilsa Lund. (Paris - Casablanca)

Friday 14th June: At 4:55 p.m., Rick Blaine waits in a pouring rain at the Paris train station for Ilsa Lund. They plan to flee Paris as the Nazi's invade. At 5:00 p.m., Rick boards the train a bitter (but completely dry man)as the rain has miraculously stopped, but without Ilsa Lund. Ilsa has returned to her husband, Victor Lazlo, who has recently escaped from a concentration camp and returned to Paris. (paris train station - Casablanca)

Friday 14th June: Sam Diamond trusts a dame; she says she's going out for a bottle of wine, and 2 hours later the Germans march in. (Paris - Murder By Death)

Friday 21st June: Richard M. Nixon marries Thelma Catherine "Pat" Ryan. (Riverside, California - Nixon)

Wednesday 10th July: The Battle of Britain begins. (Battle of Britain)

Tuesday 20th August: Leon Trotsky is fatally wounded. (Mexico City - The Assassination of Trotsky)

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