The Movie Timeline - it's like a timeline, but of movies


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1950

Verona De Tessant's mother is born. (Away We Go)

The Shoebridges die in a house fire. (Family Plot)

Michael killed Solozzo and Captain McCluskey (Louis italian restaurant , Bronx, New York City - The Godfather)

Irene Butterman is born. (Hot Fuzz)

Heini Hediger says, "When two creatures meet, the one that is able to intimidate its opponent is recognized as socially superior, so that a social decision does not always depend on a fight; an encounter in some circumstances may be enough." (Life of Pi)

14th Street Station established. (The Midnight Meat Train)

Lars Olfen (future head of PBN TV network) is born. (Sweden - A Mighty Wind)

Ray Robinson becomes Ray Charles and begins recording songs. (Ray)

No Way Out is released. (Six Degrees of Separation)

Pete's mother and father Larry are born. (Los Angeles, California - This Is 40)

Sharon Hughes is born. (Los Angeles, California - We Bought a Zoo)

Brushy Bill Roberts, who claimed to be Billy the Kid, dies. (Young Guns 2)

Tuesday 17th January: The Great Brinks Robbery (Boston, Massachusetts - The Brink's Job)

Tuesday 24th January: Chucky "born". (Child's Play)

Wednesday 25th January: John Wayne on the Walk of Fame. (Hollywood, CA - Rush Hour)

Tuesday 31st January: U.S. President Harry S. Truman publicly announces his decision to support the development of the hydrogen bomb, a weapon theorized to be hundreds of times more powerful than the atomic bombs dropped on Japan during World War II. (Truman)

Monday 6th February: Arthur Weasley is born. (Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone)

Thursday 9th February: Senator Joseph McCarthy claims that he has a list with the names of over 200 members of the Department of State that are "known communists." (Wheeling, West Virginia - Citizen Cohn)

Friday 10th February: Adrianna Pennino is born. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Rocky Balboa)

Monday 20th February: Welsh poet Dylan Thomas arrives for his first reading tour of the United States. (New York - Dylan Thomas: Return Journey)

April: Andy does half the guards' tax returns. (The Shawshank Redemption)

Monday 29th May: Preston Tucker's lawsuit against his former prosecutors is thrown out of court. (Tucker: The Man and His Dream)

June: Mohammad Mosaddegh is elected prime minister. (Iran - Argo)

June: World War III started. (Global - A Boy and His Dog)

Tuesday 6th June: The son born to Robert and Katherine Thorn is murdered minutes after birth. Robert secretly adopts Damien to spare his wife from knowing the truth, but not even he knows what really happened. (Rome - The Omen)

Thursday 22nd June: Radio contest winner Mrs. Hattie O'Malley sings in a New York nightclub. (New York City, New York - Mrs. O'Malley and Mr. Malone)

Friday 30th June: President Harry S. Truman orders U.S. armed forces to assist in defending that South Korea from invading North Korean armies. (Truman)

Saturday 8th July: General Douglas MacArthur is appointed head of the United Nations Command in Korea by U.S. President Harry S. Truman. (MacArthur)

Friday 14th July: Pierre Perrault is born. (Illinois - Source Code)

Friday 25th August: In anticipation of a crippling strike by railroad workers, President Harry S. Truman issues an executive order putting America (Truman)

Wednesday 1st November: Griselio Torresola and Oscar Collazo attempt to assassinate President Harry S. Truman at the Blair House. (Washington, D.C. - Truman)

Saturday 4th November: Grover Cleveland Alexander dies. (St. Paul, Nebraska - The Winning Team)

Tuesday 28th November: The newspaper Daily Fact runs the headline "Pact with Commissar" with the sub-headline "Comrade Zero M." (Zubrowka - The Grand Budapest Hotel)

1951

Norman Osborne is born. (new york - The Amazing Spider-Man 2)

After spending a year in U.S. Command and touring combat zones, Benjamin L. Willard requests a transfer to Intelligence, and he will be sent to the U.S. for special training. After getting married, he returns to active duty, debriefing and evaluating information from American agents returning from Northern missions. He is promoted captain. (Seoul, Korea - Apocalypse Now)

Dahlia's mother dies of typhus. (Black Sunday)

The Hudson Hornet wins the Piston Cup in auto racing. (Cars)

Michael Corleone marries college sweetheart Kay Adams, and their son Anthony is born. (The Godfather)

Norman Dale hired to coach Hickory Huskers basketball team. (Indiana - Hoosiers)

Laura Brown can't put down 'Mrs Dalloway' while planning her husband's birthday party. (The Hours)

Dan Thompkins is born. (Jeff, Who Lives at Home)

'When Worlds Collide' premieres. (LA Confidential)

A blacklisted Hollywood writer moves to a small town. (The Majestic)

Jonathan Kent is born. (Smallville, Kansas - Man of Steel)

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

Kal-El arrives from Krypton. (Smallville, Kansas - Superman)

Superman's rocket lands on Earth (Kansas - Superman)

A group of Air Force personnel fight and defeat an alien found frozen in ice. (The North Pole - The Thing From Another World)

Tommy witnesses his father's murder and becomes blind, deaf and dumb from the trauma. (England - Tommy)

Marie Ellen Dodge is born. (Dallas, Texas - X-Men: Days of Future Past)

Wednesday 14th February: Sugar Ray Robinson defeats Jake LaMotta for the middleweight boxing championship after LaMotta refuses to fall; finally, in the 13th round, the referee stops the contest - Robinson wins. (Chicago Stadium, IL - Raging Bull)

Tuesday 6th March: The Rosenberg trial begins. (New York - Citizen Cohn)

Thursday 8th March: Raymond Fernandez and Martha Beck are executed by the electric chair for multiple murder. (Sing Sing Prison - The Honeymoon Killers)

Thursday 8th March: Raymond Fernandez and Martha Beck, the Lonely Hearts Killers, are executed in the electric chair for the murder of Janet Fay. (Sing Sing prison - Lonely Hearts)

Sunday 25th March: Eddie Collins dies. (Boston, Massachusetts - Eight Men Out)

April: Andy does tax returns for all of the guards and the warden. (The Shawshank Redemption)

Wednesday 11th April: US President Harry S Truman relieves General Douglas MacArthur of command of the US forces in Korea. (MacArthur)

Tuesday 29th May: Fanny Brice dies of a cerebral hemorrhage. (Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California - Funny Girl)

Thursday 14th June: Benjamin L. Willard marries Janet Anderson. (Seoul, Korea - Apocalypse Now)

Wednesday 18th July: Klaatu arrives on Earth with Gort and a cautionary message to halt experiments with violence, atomic energy, and space travel. (Washington DC - The Day the Earth Stood Still)

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