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


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1954

Thursday 6th May: Roger Bannister runs the first four-minute mile. (Oxford - Four Minutes)

Saturday 8th May: Millie Dupree is born. (New Orleans, Louisianna - Runaway Jury)

Monday 17th May: Brown v. Board of Education is decided. (Topeka, Kansas - Man of Steel)

Saturday 29th May: Bankers, industrialists, CEOs and politicians devise a plan to manipulate technology, economics, media, population control, and religion to maintain the status quo. Their plan calls for the CIA to make microchips to put in human temples. (Bug)

Monday 7th June: Martin Harris is born. (Unknown)

Wednesday 9th June: Joseph Welch lashes out at Senator Joseph McCarthy during hearings on whether communism has infiltrated the U.S. armed forces. (Citizen Cohn)

Wednesday 9th June: Miss Scarlet, Mrs Peacock, Professor Plum, Mr Green, Colonel Mustard and Mrs White attend an evening at a New England mansion where several murders take place in various rooms with assorted weapons. (New England, USA - Clue)

Tuesday 22nd June: Teens Pauline Parker and Juliet Hulme murder Pauline's mother Honora. (Christchurch, New Zealand - Heavenly Creatures)

Tuesday 22nd June: Juliet Hulme and Pauline (Rieper) Parker bludgeon Pauline's mother with a half-brick to death in Victoria Park, Christchurch, New Zealand. (Christchurch, New Zealand - Heavenly Creatures)

Monday 5th July: Elvis records "That's All Right, Mama". (Walk the Line)

Friday 24th September: Daisy is run over, ending her ballet career. (Paris - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button)

Monday 18th October: Life magazine headline: "POLITICS IN BLACK AND WHITE: SID AND IMOGENE GO IT ALONE." Senator John F. Kennedy is featured on the cover. (New York City, New York - The Secret Life of Walter Mitty)

Thursday 28th October: Yamamori Family Underboss, Shihichi Yamagata, is murdered in a gangland hit by a Shinkai faction drug dealer, sparking off a prolonged and deadly power struggle within the ranks of the once-powerful yakuza family. (Hiroshima, Japan - The Yakuza Papers)

November: Godzilla destroys Tokyo. (Tokyo - Godzilla, King of The Monsters!)

Monday 1st November: Pondicherry enters the union of India. (Pondicherry, India - Life of Pi)

Thursday 4th November: Lonnie Shaver is born. (United States - Runaway Jury)

Wednesday 24th November: Linda Porter dies, leaving Cole a widower who would rarely write again. (De-lovely)

Sunday 28th November: Enrice Fermi dies. (Chicago, Illinois - Fat Man and Little Boy)

Tuesday 30th November: Lawrence Summers is born. (New Haven, Connecticut - The Social Network)

Thursday 2nd December: The U.S. Senate votes 65 to 22 to condemn Senator Joseph R. McCarthy for conduct unbecoming of a senator. (Washington, D.C. - Citizen Cohn)

Saturday 11th December: Uichi Shinkai is killed by yakuza disguised as police, thus eliminating Tetsuya Sakai's last rival for control of the Yamamori Family. (Hiroshima, Japan - The Yakuza Papers)

1955

Nazi war criminal Kurt Dussander becomes an American citizen, according to his claims (Apt Pupil)

The film 'I Married An Abolitionist' is released in cinemas. (C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America)

Ron Johnson is born. (Ridgemont, CA - Fast Times at Ridgemont High)

The mother of Ray and wife of John Kinsella dies. (Field of Dreams)

Godzilla fights Anguirus (mistaken for Gigantis (Osaka - Gigantis the Fire Monster)

Michael Francis Rizzi born, during whose christening many enemies of the Corleones bite the dust, including Carlo Rizzi. (The Godfather)

Attempt on Michael Corleone's life; Tom Hagen takes temporary control of the Corleones. (The Godfather: Part II)

Professor Trevor Bruttenholm reads the story about the Golden Army to Hellboy. (Hellboy II: The Golden Army)

Sarah Willis is born. (I Still Know What You Did Last Summer)

Henry Jones, Sr dies. (Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull)

The Parker Center begins as the new LAPD facility; 'How Important Can It Be?' released by Joni James. (LA Confidential)

Jedidiah Sawyer lures Betty Hartman into a death trap, and her boyfriend Ted Hardesty is unable to get to her in time. Her father, Sheriff Hal Hartman, has a warrant to send Jed to Gorman House Youth Reformery. (Newt, Texas - Leatherface)

John Rocca is born. (Bodega Bay, California - Puppet Master II)

Andy finally receives a letter from the government saying that they will donate money to the library project. (The Shawshank Redemption)

Louis Friend (the fake name Hannibal gives as the identity of Buffalo Bill, who is really Jame Gumb) is born. (The Silence of the Lambs)

Blackboard Jungle is released. (Six Degrees of Separation)

King Tristan and Queen Yvaine hand over reign of their throne of Stormhold to their children and grandchildren, before lighting a Babylon candle and becoming twin stars in the sky. (Stormhold - Stardust)

Seven-year-old Jack Fairy discovers Oscar Wilde's pin. (Ireland - Velvet Goldmine)

Johnny Cash meets June Carter on tour. (Memphis, TN & Texarkana, TX - Walk the Line)

Rose Balestrero is cured from her depression and released from the hospital. (New York City, New York - The Wrong Man)

Wednesday 16th March: The first battle between yakuza loyal to Katsutoshi Otomo, gambling boss, and the powerful Muraoka Family; 2 dead, 8 injured. (Hiroshima, Japan - The Yakuza Papers, Vol. 2: Deadly Fight in Hiroshima)

Saturday 19th March: Francis "Frank" Moses is born. (Red)

Wednesday 23rd March: Katsutoshi Otomo's last powerful ally, Kanishi Tokimori, is gunned down by yakuza boss Shozo Hirano; this paves the way for a takeover of the Otomo forces by the Muraoka Family. Koichi Shimada, member of the Hirano Family takes the blame and is sentenced to 12 years in prison. (Hiroshima, Japan - The Yakuza Papers, Vol. 2: Deadly Fight in Hiroshima)

Friday 6th May: Grace Kelly meets Prince Rainer. (Grace Kelly)

Tuesday 10th May: Mark David Chapman is born. (Fort Worth, Texas - The Killing of John Lennon)

Tuesday 10th May: Mark David Chapman is born. (Fort Worth, Texas - We Bought a Zoo)

June: Nigel Tufnel and David St Hubbins first meet, going on to form legendary rock band Spinal Tap. (Squatney, London - This is Spinal Tap)

Sunday 5th June: George Toogood Smith dies. (Liverpool, England - Nowhere Boy)

Tuesday 14th June: Herbert Miller, future victim of a serial killer, born. (Untraceable)

July: April Wheeler becomes pregnant. (Connecticut - Revolutionary Road)

Monday 4th July: Holly Golightly's mother dies. (Breakfast at Tiffany's)

September: Frank and April Wheeler consider going to Paris, but do not. (Connecticut - Revolutionary Road)

Friday 30th September: James Dean dies in a car srash on a California highway. (Cholame, California - September 30, 1955)

Saturday 5th November: Marty McFly arrives in Hill Valley, from 1985; Doc Brown invents the flux capacitor when he slips off his toilet. (Back to the Future)

Saturday 12th November: The Enchantment Under The Sea Dance, a bit of a storm, and some time-travel. (Back to the Future)

Saturday 12th November: In College football, UCLA narrowly defeated Washington, 19-17; Michigan State over Minnesota, 42-14; Ohio State doubled up Iowa, 20-10; Michigan blanked Indiana, 30-0. It was Notre Dame over North Carolina, 27-7; West Virginia lost to Pittsburgh, 26-7; it was Texas A&M 20, Rice, 10; Maryland beat Clemson, 25-12; Texas Christian got by Texas, 27-20 and Oklahoma ripped Iowa State, 52-0. Boomer Sooner! (Back to the Future Part II)

Saturday 12th November: Old Biff arrives from the year 2015 to give his younger self a copy of "Gray's Sports Almanac," which launches young Biff into a life of fast money & fast women. Or not. (Hill Valley, Ca - Back to the Future Part II)

Sunday 13th November: The Hill Valley Women's Club held a bake sale from 2-5 pm at the Community Center on Forest Rd. (Hill Valley, Ca - Back to the Future Part II)

Wednesday 16th November: Marty McFly travels through time again, this time back to 1885. (Back to the Future Part II)

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