The Movie Timeline - be obsessive, be very obsessive


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1947

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)

Wednesday 13th August: Future Spinal Tap lead singer and rhythm guitarist David St. Hubbins is born. (Squatney, London - This is Spinal Tap)

Friday 15th August: The Partition of India. (India - Life of Pi)

September: Mathematician John Nash goes through Princeton graduate school orientation. (Princeton University - A Beautiful Mind)

Tuesday 14th October: Chuck Yeager breaks the sound barrier. (The Right Stuff)

Tuesday 14th October: Chuck Yeager breaks the sound barrier in the Bell X-1. (Muroc Army Air Field, California - The Right Stuff)

Wednesday 22nd October: Roger Marsh is born. (Escape Plan)

Monday 3rd November: Benjamin Button sees Daisy in Carousel on Broadway. (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button)

Friday 19th December: Stephen Altman is born. (New York, New York - Panic Room)

1948

By this time, Benjamin L. Willard is promoted to 1st Lt. (West Berlin, Germany - Apocalypse Now)

Dahlia Iyad is born on a farm. (Near Haifa, Palestine - Black Sunday)

Dahlia Iyad's father and brother are killed by Israeli commandos. (Black Sunday)

Carl is born. (Great Britain - The Boat That Rocked)

Sonny Corleone assassinated in his car; his son Vincent Mancini born to his mistress after his death. (The Godfather)

Remy Bressant is born (Gone Baby Gone)

James Reid is born. (Los Angeles, California - The Green Hornet)

A boy who one day becomes a law-enforcer is born. (Langdon, Illinois - Halloween: H20)

After assisting the Nazis in WW II, and getting paid handsomely for it, Arthur Case returns home and establishes the Manhattan Trust Bank. (New York City, NY - Inside Man)

Alfred Kinsey publishes 'Sexual Behavior in the Human Male'. (Kinsey)

The Tsimtsum is made by Erlandson and Skank Shipyards. (Malmo, Sweden - Life of Pi)

Charlotte Flax is born. (Mermaids)

John and Mimi are photographed. (Liverpool, England - Nowhere Boy)

By this time, Norman Bates is running the motel. (Kern County, California - Psycho IV: The Beginning)

Frank Wheeler joins Knox Business Machines. (Connecticut - Revolutionary Road)

The planet Krypton explodes. (Superman)

According to Lois Lane's article, "I Spent the Night with Superman", Krypton explodes - baby Kal-El spends the next four years in a space ship while travelling to Earth. (Krypton - Superman)

The planet Krypton explodes (Krypton - Superman)

Tubbs Sawyer, son of Harry Sawyer, is born. (Newt, Texas - Texas Chainsaw 3D)

Harry Lime appears. (Vienna - The Third Man)

Future Spinal Tap lead guitarist Nigel Tufnel is born. (Squatney, London - This is Spinal Tap)

Jack Fairy is born. (Ireland - Velvet Goldmine)

Friday 2nd January: Thomas Brian Stoningham (Brian Slade) is born. (Birmingham, England - Velvet Goldmine)

Friday 30th January: Mahatma Gandhi assassinated at point blank range by a fanatic during a prayer meeting. (New Delhi, India - Gandhi)

Monday 15th March: Max Cherry is born. (Jackie Brown)

Saturday 3rd April: Charles Gaines is born. (The Butler)

Wednesday 7th April: Francis "Frank" White is born. (Astoria, New York - King of New York)

Monday 5th July: The National Health Service is established. (UK - Sicko)

Friday 23rd July: D.W. Griffith dies. (Hollywood, California - Good Morning, Babylon)

Monday 16th August: Babe Ruth dies of cancer. (New York City - The Babe)

Saturday 11th September: Muhammad Ali Jinnah, founder of Pakistan passed away. (Pakistan - Jinnah)

Monday 13th September: Rollie Free raises American motorcycle speed record to 150.313 mph with minimal clothing. (Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps)

Friday 17th September: Melvin Downing is born. (Illinois - Source Code)

Monday 4th October: "The Wonder of It All", a new musical revue, opens at the Boston Theatre starring Nancy Eagen with newcomer Kip Cooper standing in for the ailing headliner, comedian Eddie Eagen. Cooper's reviews help to launch his career in the fledgling media of television. (Boston, Massachusetts - Always Leave Them Laughing)

Wednesday 20th October: Nicholas Van Orton born. (The Game)

Thursday 4th November: T.S. Eliot wins the Nobel Prize in literature (Tom & Viv)

1949

Howard Hunt begins working for the CIA. (All the President's Men)

Benjamin L. Willard goes to Harvard University. (Cambridge, Massachusetts - Apocalypse Now)

Money is printed, later to be held for an emergency by Doc Brown. (Back to the Future Part II)

Dahlia, her sister, and her mother are expelled and live in a desert refugee camp. (Black Sunday)

Future army conscript William Avery and future Bobby Kennedy presidential campaign volunteers Wade, Dwayne, Jimmy and Cooper are born. (Bobby)

As his family drives across the desert, young Jim sees a Native American dying by the roadside. (New Mexico - The Doors)

Mr Merrin is approached at a coffee shop in Cairo to head an archaeological dig in Kenya where there is a buried church. (Cairo, Egypt - Exorcist: The Beginning)

Victor Rizzi born, Don Vito's grandchild. (The Godfather)

Julia Child goes to France. (Julie & Julia)

Eve Swannell is born. (New York City, New York - Kick-Ass 2)

Norman Bates kills his mother Norma and her new lover with strychnine. It is believed that Norma's body is buried at Greenlawn Cemetery, but Norman keeps the corpse in the motel and emulates her personality. (Kern County, California - Psycho)

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