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1952

Saturday 15th March: Ernesto and Alberto face security at the mine. (The Chiquicamata Mine, Chile - The Motorcycle Diaries)

Sunday 16th March: Susan Young is born to Buddy and Elaine. (Las Vegas - Mr. Saturday Night)

April: The start of intramural season coincides with tax season. (The Shawshank Redemption)

Wednesday 2nd April: Alberto and Ernesto emark on the Inca Trail. (Cuzco, Peru - The Motorcycle Diaries)

Wednesday 2nd April: Alberto pretends it's his 30th birthday. (The Motorcycle Diaries)

Saturday 5th April: Alerbto and Ernesto are 7014km into their epic trek. (Machu Picchu, Peru - The Motorcycle Diaries)

Monday 28th April: Dwight D Eisenhower steps down as Supreme Commander of NATO. (Ike)

Monday 12th May: Alberto and Ernesto arrive in Lima and are shocked at civlisation after seeing the lost Inca settlements. (Lima, Peru - The Motorcycle Diaries)

Thursday 15th May: Alberto and Ernesto are 8983km into their epic trek. (Pucallpa, Peru - The Motorcycle Diaries)

Sunday 8th June: 10223km into their journey, Alberto and Ernesto finally arrive in San Paolo by boat, after gambling to win a night with pretty prostitute Luz. (San Paolo, Peru - The Motorcycle Diaries)

Saturday 14th June: Dance night with the nuns at the leper colony, as Alberto and Ernesto begin to leave for home. (San Pablo, Peru - The Motorcycle Diaries)

Sunday 22nd June: Alberto and Ernesto are 10240km into their journey across South America. (Cerca de Leticia, Colombia - The Motorcycle Diaries)

Monday 21st July: Brian Jonathan Greene born. (Michigan - Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale)

Saturday 26th July: Alberto and Ernesto finish their journey across South America and board a plane for home. (Caracas, Venezuela - The Motorcycle Diaries)

Friday 8th August: Alberto Granado's actual 30th birthday. (The Motorcycle Diaries)

Monday 8th September: Mitch Robbins is born. (City Slickers)

Monday 8th September: Mitch Robbins is born. (City Slickers 2)

Monday 22nd September: Machinist's Mate 1st Class Dylan Rourke is awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Medal of Heroism despite abandoning his dive partner. (Bayonne, New Jersey - Men of Honour)

Tuesday 30th September: John C. McCloy born. (Manchester, England - Mission: Impossible 2)

Tuesday 4th November: Sam "Big Clobber" Puckett makes his Record Spit of 44 ft, 6 1/2" at Porky's Bar. (Wallacetown, Fl - Porky's)

Thursday 20th November: Frank Sinatra agrees to a screen test for a role in "From Here to Eternity". (Sinatra)

Sunday 23rd November: Francis Dollarhyde is born. (Chester, Missouri - Manhunter)

Monday 24th November: Life magazine headline: "NOVA SCOTIA FISHERMEN AT SEA OFF THE GRAND BANKS." (New York City, New York - The Secret Life of Walter Mitty)

Monday 1st December: Life magazine cover features an audience watching a 3D movie. (New York City, New York - The Secret Life of Walter Mitty)

Wednesday 24th December: Members of the LAPD get into a brawl with a gang of Mexicans that assaulted two officers and the incident is caught by the press and labeled "Bloody Christmas". (Los Angeles, California - LA Confidential)

1953

Mathematician John Nash deciphers a Soviet transmission. (The Pentagon - A Beautiful Mind)

The Hudson Hornet wins the Piston Cup. (Cars)

Mary Corleone born. (The Godfather)

Mary, future wife of Roy Porter, is born. (Sandford, Gloucestershire - Hot Fuzz)

LAPD's 'Bloody Christmas'; 'My Funny Valentine' recorded by Chet Baker, and 'The Christmas Blues' by Dean Martin; 'Roman Holiday' in cinemas. (Los Angeles - LA Confidential)

Victoria Lynn Riggs, future wife of Sgt Martin Riggs, is born. (Lethal Weapon)

Mona Lisa Smile. (Mona Lisa Smile)

Jody Pearson Jr. is born. (Phantasm)

A spaceship crashes carrying a strange visitor from another world. (nr Smallville, Kansas - Superman)

Future police officer Arthur Shea is born. (Boston, Massachusetts - The Town)

Dewey Cox performs for the first time at a talent show, inciting a near-riot. (Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story)

Earth invaded by Martians. (War of the Worlds)

James D. Watson and Francis Crick discover the double helix structure. (X-Men: Days of Future Past)

Wednesday 7th January: Harry S. Truman tells the world that that the United States has developed a hydrogen bomb. (Washington, D.C. - Truman)

Wednesday 14th January: Christopher Emanuel Balestrero is wrongly accused of being a bank robber. (New York City, New York - The Wrong Man)

Friday 16th January: Tony Brancato and Anthony Trombino are machine gunned down in a car. (Los Angeles, California - LA Confidential)

Wednesday 21st January: Deuce Perkins, Mickey Cohen's drug lieutenant and associate are machine gunned down in his Brentwood home. (Los Angeles, California - LA Confidential)

Monday 26th January: 3 Nite Owl Killers, 1 Officer Slain in Bunker Hill Shootout. (Los Angeles, California - LA Confidential)

Thursday 5th March: Stalin dies of a stroke. (Stalin)

Monday 16th March: Marilyn Monroe appears on the cover of Life magazine. (New York City, New York - The Secret Life of Walter Mitty)

Tuesday 21st April: Roy Cohn and David Schine return to the United States after a controversial investigation of United States Information Service (USIS) posts in Europe. (Citizen Cohn)

Saturday 6th June: "Sleepy" Bill Burns dies. (Ramona, CA - Eight Men Out)

Friday 19th June: Julius and Ethel Rosenberg executed. (Citizen Cohn)

Monday 29th June: A stretch of Route 66 in Arizona is featured on the cover of Life magazine. (New York City, New York - The Secret Life of Walter Mitty)

Wednesday 19th August: The U.S. and Great Britain engineer a coup d'้tat that deposes Mosaddegh and installs Reza Pahlavi as shah. (Iran - Argo)

Wednesday 14th October: Fred Friendly and Edward R Murrow begin to question Senator McCarthy's methods. (CBS Studios - Good Night, and Good Luck)

Monday 19th October: Sig Mickelson convinced to run a story opposing Senator McCarthy's condemnation of Milo Radulovich. (CBS Studios - Good Night, and Good Luck)

Tuesday 20th October: 10:30pm - Ed Murrow broadcasts news report claiming Milo Radulovich was wrongly accused of Communist tendencies. (CBS Studios - Good Night, and Good Luck)

Thursday 19th November: Swan makes a deal with the devil that keeps him looking young for the next twenty years. (Phantom of the Paradise)

Friday 20th November: Billy Maharg dies. (Philadelphia, PA - Eight Men Out)

December: Peter Appleton has a car accident and loses his memory - he awakes being told he must be Luke Trimble, a lost solider from 9 years previous. (Lawson, California - The Majestic)

Sunday 6th December: Elwood Blues is born. (Cook County, Chicago, Illinois - Blues Brothers 2000)

1954

Mathematician John Nash is attacked while delivering Top Secret newspaper clippings to an abandoned mansion, and stumbles home in a schizophrenic stupor. (Cambridge, MA - A Beautiful Mind)

"Alfred Packer: The Musical" is screened, and its theater run is cancelled when it is upstaged by "Oklahoma!" (Cannibal! The Musical)

The Hudson Hornet crashes during an attempt to qualify for the Piston Cup; afterward he retires from racing. (Cars)

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