The Movie Timeline - be obsessive, be very obsessive


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1946

Loretta Sawyer is born. (Newt, Texas - Texas Chainsaw 3D)

Curt Wild is born. (Michigan - Velvet Goldmine)

Dewey Cox and his brother are playing, and Dewey accidentally cuts him in half with a machete. (Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story)

Tuesday 8th January: Robby Krieger, future guitarist of The Doors, is born. (Los Angeles, California - The Doors)

Thursday 7th March: Nicholas Garrigan - future doctor and advisor to Idi Amin - is born. (Scotland - The Last King of Scotland)

Thursday 7th March: Joan Crawford is awarded the Oscar for her performance in "Mildred Pierce". (Mommie Dearest)

April: Free democratic elections are held. (Czechoslovakia - Bobby)

Saturday 6th April: Rocky Balboa born. (Rocky)

Thursday 13th June: Jason Voorhees born. (Friday the 13th)

Thursday 13th June: Jason Voorhees is born. (Friday the 13th)

Thursday 13th June: Jason Voorhees is born to Pamela and Elias. (Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter)

Thursday 13th June: Edward "Major" Bowes dies. (Rumson, New Jersey - Sinatra)

July: John Lennon decides not to leave with his father and stays with his mother. (Blackpool, England - In His Life: The John Lennon Story)

July: After John's parents argue, he decides to stay in Liverpool and is "stolen" by his aunt Mimi. (Liverpool, England - Nowhere Boy)

Thursday 4th July: Ron Kovic is born. (Ladysmith, Wisconsin - Born on the Fourth of July)

Sunday 7th July: Howard Hughes crashes his plane into three homes. (Beverly Hills, CA - The Aviator)

Thursday 8th August: A child is born. (Gatlin, Nebraska - Children of the Corn)

Tuesday 13th August: Linda Wilken, mother of Amelia Donaghy, born. (Salem, MA - The Bone Collector)

Sunday 18th August: A child is born. (Gatlin, Nebraska - Children of the Corn)

Sunday 1st September: Robert is born. (New York City, New York - Kick-Ass 2)

Monday 9th September: A child is born. (Gatlin, Nebraska - Children of the Corn)

Friday 13th September: Amon Goeth executed for war crimes in Poland. (Schindler's List)

Tuesday 17th September: A child is born. (Gatlin, Nebraska - Children of the Corn)

October: Gordie Lachance is born - Chris Chambers, Teddy Duchamp and Vern Tessio are born within months. (Castle Rock, Maine - Stand By Me)

Friday 11th October: A child is born. (Gatlin, Nebraska - Children of the Corn)

Tuesday 5th November: Bucky "Mr Ice" Bleichert takes on his future partner, Lee "Mr Fire" Blanchard in a charity boxing match; Bleichert takes a dive in the 8th round. (Los Angeles, Ca - The Black Dahlia)

Sunday 24th November: Ted Bundy is born. (Burlington, Vermont - Halloween: Resurrection)

Sunday 22nd December: Pamela Courson is born. (Weed, California - The Doors)

Sunday 22nd December: Elinor, who later took the last name Lindstrom, is born. (Lars and the Real Girl)

Thursday 26th December: Bugsy Siegel opens The Pink Flamingo Hotel & Casino. (Las Vegas, Nevada - Bugsy)

1947

Benjamin L. Willard is assigned to U.S. Sector Command, G-1 (Plans). (West Berlin, Germany - Apocalypse Now)

Howard Hughes test-flights the Blue Spruce. (The Aviator)

Elizabeth Short is found brutally murdered & bizarrely mutilated; Emmett Linscott family is implicated. (Los Angeles, Ca - The Black Dahlia)

Bob Silver and Charlotte conceive Carl. (Great Britain - The Boat That Rocked)

Brighton Rock. (Brighton Rock)

Philadelphia Mass Turbulence, related to 'symmetrical bookstacking'. (Philadelphia, PA - Ghostbusters)

Tom Hagen becomes consigliere to Don Corleone; Michael Corleone marries Apollonia in Sicily, who dies very soon after. (The Godfather)

The U.S. Government shanghais Dr. Henry Jones, Jr. and a number of other scientists to examine the the wreckage of an alien spacecraft and the remains of its pilot. (Area 51 - Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull)

Indy first visits Roswell. (Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull)

"Smiler" Grogan robs a tuna factory of $350,000 and buries the money under the big W at Rosita Beach State Park. (Santa Rosita, CA - It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World)

A little girl named Susan and her mom meet the real Kris Kringle. They learn to believe. (New York, New York - Miracle on 34th Street)

Wine is made. (Red 2)

Andy Dufresne begins sentence at Shawshank for the murder of his wife. (The Shawshank Redemption)

The Grand Hotel hosts a graduation prom. (Straits of Mackinac - Somewhere In Time)

Oliver is born. (Los Angeles, California - This Is 40)

Alice is born. (The Ward)

Roger Rabbit is framed. (Who Framed Roger Rabbit)

Gregory Balestrero is born. (New York City, New York - The Wrong Man)

The Cold War begins. (X-Men: Days of Future Past)

Wednesday 15th January: A year and a half after the end of WWII the body of Elizabeth Short (aka Black Dahlia) was found cut in half. (Los Angeles, California - The Black Dahlia)

Tuesday 21st January: Rick and Evy O'Connell arrive in Shanghai on Chinese New Year Eve to visit Evy's brother at his nightclub "Imhotep's" and to deliver the Eye of Shangri-La to the Chinese Musuem of History the following day. (The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor)

Tuesday 15th April: Jackie Robinson becomes the first African-American player in Major League Baseball when he steps onto Ebbets Field to compete for the Brooklyn Dodgers. (Brooklyn, New York - The Jackie Robinson Story)

Thursday 24th April: Willa Cather dies. (New York - Willa Cather: The Road Is All)

Friday 25th April: President Truman inaugurates White House bowling alley. (Washington DC - Truman)

Sunday 11th May: Enzo Ferrari makes racing debut. (Piacenza, Italy - Ferrari)

Friday 6th June: Freddy Krueger born. (A Nightmare on Elm Street)

Friday 20th June: Bugsy Siegel killed by gunshot. (Bugsy)

July: An extraterrestrial spaceship lands on a farm, killing a dog and leaving behind one alien, later named "Paul." (Moorcroft, Wyoming - Paul)

Sunday 6th July: John Rambo is born. (Phoenix, Arizona - Rambo: First Blood Part II)

August: The independent states of India and Pakistan were created (India - Gandhi)

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