The Movie Timeline - be obsessive, be very obsessive


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1958

March: George Harrison joins The Quarrymen. (Liverpool, England - In His Life: The John Lennon Story)

Sunday 23rd March: Sidney Barringer attempts suicide by jumping off his apartment, but is killed by a passing bullet fired by his mother 3 stories below. (Los Angeles - Magnolia)

Wednesday 26th March: In one timeline, Biff Tannen wins his first million on a horse race. (Back to the Future Part II)

April: People do a big year. (The Big Year)

Friday 4th April: Johnny Stompanato stabbed by Lana Turner's 14 year-old daughter on Academy Awards night, as Lana is nominated for Peyton Place. (Los Angeles - LA Confidential)

May: People do a big year. (The Big Year)

Tuesday 13th May: Richard Nixon's car is attacked by an angry crowd and nearly overturned. (Caracas, Venezuela - Nixon)

June: People do a big year. (The Big Year)

Friday 6th June: Roswell Daily Gazette contains the headline "RAAF Captures Flying Saucer On Ranch in Roswell Region". (Race to Witch Mountain)

Friday 13th June: Two Camp Crystal Lake counselors are mysteriously murdered. (Friday the 13th)

Monday 23rd June: Life magazine headline: "AT HOME WITH JANE MANSFIELD." (New York City, New York - The Secret Life of Walter Mitty)

July: People do a big year. (The Big Year)

July: People do a big year. (The Big Year)

July: A flesh eating mass from another world is stopped by a group of teenagers. (Phoenixville, Pa. - The Blob)

Monday 14th July: A drive-in screening The Ten Commandments (1956) is featured on the cover of Life magazine. (New York City, New York - The Secret Life of Walter Mitty)

Tuesday 15th July: John Lennon's mother is struck by a car and killed. (Liverpool, England - In His Life: The John Lennon Story)

Tuesday 15th July: John Lennon's mom gets hit by a car while he sings at Paul McCartney's house. (Liverpool, England - Nowhere Boy)

Sunday 20th July: Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts goes off the air. (Sweet Dreams)

August: People do a big year. (The Big Year)

September: People do a big year. (The Big Year)

Wednesday 3rd September: Alice is abducted from her home and chained up in a farmhouse. (The Ward)

Friday 26th September: Darby Crash, future founder and frontman for the punk rock band The Germs, is born Jan Paul Beahm in Los Angeles, California. (Los Angeles, California - What We Do Is Secret)

Wednesday 8th October: At last was on the radio when bud and the girl are going to the lake. Etta James didn't sing that until 1960 (Pleasantville)

Saturday 25th October: Radio-Television News Directors Association's Salute to Edward R Murrow. (Good Night, and Good Luck)

November: Thunderhead's cape snags on a missile. (The Incredibles)

November: Alice escapes and burns the farmhouse to the ground. She is traumatized and starts creating multiple personalities. (The Ward)

Monday 8th December: Tris Speaker dies. (Lake Whitney, Texas - The Babe)

1959

In one timeline, Biff Tannen named 'The Luckiest Man on Earth'. (Back to the Future Part II)

Truman Capote develops a close relationship with Perry Smith, a killer he's interviewing for his book In Cold Blood. (Capote)

Vianne Rocher and her daughter Anouk come to a small Franch town and open a chocolate shop, which shakes things up. (Chocolat)

A blonde woman with green eyes is born. (Texas - The Devil's Rejects)

Carmella Corleone and son Fredo die; Kay separates from Michael Corleone. (The Godfather: Part II)

Edna Buxton meets Joel Millner, who hires her as a songwriter for the Brill Building, and changes her name to Denise Waverly. (New York - Grace of My Heart)

Frederick Loren and his wife invite five strangers for a "party" at a haunted house-a party that invoves murder, mystery, money and supernatural beings. (House on Haunted Hill)

A time capsule containing students' drawings of their ideas of the future is buried at William Dawes Elementary School. Lucinda Embry contributes a page full of seemingly random digits, before running off to a closet to go mad hearing voices. (Lexington, Massachusetts - Knowing)

Kathy Morgan is born to Virginia and Robert Morgan. (The Last Man on Earth)

North By Northwest released seen by cinema-goers, including Shlomo and his father. (Lucky Number Slevin)

Dominick Salvatore Rizzo, father of Enrico Salvatore "Ratso" Rizzo, dies at age 73. (Midnight Cowboy)

Jamming with The Clapper Family, George Menschell suggests a neuftet with his own The Village Folk Ensemble - The Main Street Singers are born. (A Mighty Wind)

Red gives Andy a picture of a woman for his 10th anniversary of imprisonment. Andy receives more funds from the government for the library project. (The Shawshank Redemption)

Stand By Me. (Stand By Me)

Sarah Connor is born. (Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines)

A guitar later used by Nigel Tufnel is made. (This is Spinal Tap)

A man who will one day become an oversized baggage agent is born. (Los Angeles, California - Valentine's Day)

Thursday 1st January: Mob boss Michael Corleone flees when Fidel Castro takes power. (Cuba - The Godfather: Part II)

Thursday 1st January: Gambler Jack Weil flees when Fidel Castro takes power. (Cuba - Havana)

Thursday 1st January: Norville Barnes falls from the 45th storey of the Hudsucker Building at the strike of midnight, yet survives. (New York - The Hudsucker Proxy)

Thursday 15th January: A date in Marion Crane's bankbook. (Phoenix, Arizona - Psycho)

Tuesday 20th January: A date in Marion's bankbook. (Phoenix, Arizona - Psycho)

Tuesday 3rd February: "The Day the Music Died" - plane crash takes the life of Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and J.D.Richardson. (Clear Lake, Iowa - La Bamba)

April: Dennis LaChance, older brother of Gordon, dies in a jeep accident. (Castle Rock, OR - Stand By Me)

Tuesday 28th April: Frank Herrera is born. (New Orleans, Louisianna - Runaway Jury)

Monday 11th May: Peter Callahan is born. (While You Were Sleeping)

Tuesday 12th May: John is introduced to Janey when she buys him a beer. The first time a woman has done this for him. (New York, New York - Watchmen)

Sunday 24th May: John Foster Dulles dies of cancer. (Bethesda, Maryland - Eleanor, First Lady of the World)

Sunday 7th June: Paramount agrees to pay Jerry Lewis $10 million to appear in 14 films. (Martin and Lewis)

Tuesday 16th June: George Reeves commits suicide. (Los Angeles, CA - Hollywoodland)

July: 'Plan 9 from Outer Space' premieres. (Ed Wood)

July: Danny Zucko has fun with Sandy, down in the sand. (Grease)

Wednesday 8th July: Alfred Hitchcock's North By Northwest premiers. (Chicago, Illinois - Hitchcock)

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