The Movie Timeline - be obsessive, be very obsessive


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1564

26th February: Christopher Marlowe is baptized. (Canterbury, England - Shakespeare in Love)

23rd April: William Shakespeare is born. (The Number 23)

1567

24th July: Mary, Queen of Scots deposed. (Lochleven Castle, Scotland - Mary, Queen of Scots)

1569

A year in a French dictionary. (Taking Lives)

1571

August: Dr Gerald Finney time-travels briefly from 1971 via self-hypnosis. (Venice - Somewhere In Time)

1572

24th August: Saint Bartholomew's Day Massacre. (Paris, France - Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages)

1579

17th June: Sir Francis Drake claims California for Queen Elizabeth I of England. (north of present-day San Francisco, California - Elizabeth)

1583

Veronica Franco becomes a courtesan . (Venice - Dangerous Beauty)

1585

A British privateer raids Spanish ships with his queen's permission in 1585. (The Sea Hawk)

1586

Seven samurai defend a villiage from bandits. (Japan - Seven Samurai)

1587

A year in a French dictionary next to the word "Garum." (Taking Lives)

8th February: Mary, Queen of Scots beheaded from treason. (England - Elizabeth: The Golden Age)

1588

8th August: Spanish Armada. (English Channel - Billy Madison)

1589

Captain Archibald Fritton lands aboard Lord Pomfrey's ship and steals its valuables. Lord Pomfrey declares he will have his revenge, whether it takes two years, twenty years or 420 years. (The High Seas - St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold)

1590

Heather MacLeod dies. (Highlander)

Over 100 people vanish - the only clue is "Croatoan" carved on a tree, presumed to mean that they had moved to Croatoan Island some 50 miles away, despite no trace of them being found there. (Roanoke Island - Mindhunters)

Shakespeare falls in love with Viola De Lesseps. (Shakespeare in Love)

1593

18th May: Playwright Thomas Kyd's accusations lead to an arrest warrant for Christopher Marlowe. (Shakespeare in Love)

30th May: Playwright Christopher Marlowe is killed in a brawl over a bar tab on this day. (Shakespeare in Love)

June: William Shakespeare begins work on his great play "Romeo and Ethel the Pirate's Daugther". (London, England - Shakespeare in Love)

1604

10th October: Predators arrive for their feasting ritual on xenomorphs and humans. (Alien Vs. Predator)

1605

Pero Fernando de Quieros passes through the fogbank surrounding the island and lands on the "Beach of the Skull." He hears a roar. (South of the Tuamotu Archipelago - King Kong)

5th November: Guy Fawkes attempts to blow up the Houses of Parliament. (London - V for Vendetta)

5th November: Gunpower Plot is foiled. (London, Eng. - V for Vendetta)

1606

31st January: Guy Fawkes is hung, drawn and quartered. (London - V for Vendetta)

15th July: The great Dutch master Rembrandt van Rijn is born. (Leiden, Netherlands - Rembrandt)

1607

The ships carrying John Smith and others land in Virginia. (Virginia - The New World)

1608

McGinty's Irish Pub is established. (The Boondock Saints 2: All Saints Day)

1616

13th April: Rebecca Rolfe, formerly Pocahontas, dies of an illness. (England - The New World)

23rd April: William Shakespeare dies, after having lived in Los Angeles for some time. (Los Angeles - L.A. Story)

23rd April: William Shakespeare dies. (The Number 23)

1622

Mary McTarry is raped by the Campbells. (Casino Royale)

Duncan MacLeod revealed to be an immortal. (Highlander)

A year in a French dictionary. (Taking Lives)

1625

Connor MacLeod meets Duncan . (Glen Fruin, Scotland - Highlander: Endgame)

1626

The earliest year that One-Eyed Willy could have started making tunnels. (Near Astoria, Oregon - The Goonies)

1627

The latest year that One-Eyed Willy could have started making tunnels. (Near Astoria, Oregon - The Goonies)

1628

Santa Claus The Fifteenth is born. (Arthur Christmas)

1629

The year on a Boston Police uniform. (Boston, Massachusetts - The Town)

1631

Connor MacLeod takes Duncan through The Game. (Ravenna, Italy - Highlander: Endgame)

1632

One-eyed Willy trapped in a cave and draws a treasure map. (nr Astoria - The Goonies)

1633

12th April: Galileo is convicted of heresy for holding the heretical belief that the Earth revolves around the Sun. (Galileo)

1634

Santa Claus The Thirteenth dies. (Arthur Christmas)

Father Laforgue, upon finding the Huron Nation decimated by scarlet fever, baptizes the remaining members, only to have the Iroquois defeat them in battle soon afterwards. (Quebec, New France - Black Robe)

1636

Harvard University is founded. (Cambridge, Massachusetts - The Social Network)

1638

Harvard University is not founded by John Harvard. (Cambridge, Massachusetts - The Social Network)

1640

Southampton established. (Southampton, New York - Something Borrowed)

1641

James McCullen is found guilty of treason for selling arms to the enemies of King Louis XIII. His punishment is to wear a metal mask that has been heat seared to his face for the remainder of his life. (France - G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra)

1642

8th January: Galileo Galilei dies. (Arcetri, Tuscany, Italy - Galileo)

1643

Jack Byrnes traces his ancestry back to this year. (Little Fockers)

Sphere lands in the Pacific Ocean (Bottom of the Ocean - Sphere)

1645

King Charles I is condemned to death. (To Kill A King)

1646

John Pymm dies. (Cromwell)

1647

The Devil 'touched' 34 nuns who then had orgies with goats. (Ursuline Convent, Loudun, France - Exorcist: The Beginning)

1649

30th January: King Charles I is beheaded for treason. (London, England - To Kill A King)

1650

Baskerville Hall comes into the ownership of Hugo Baskerville, who hears what becomes known as "The Hound of the Baskervilles." (Baskerville Hall, England - The Hound of the Baskervilles)

1654

7th June: Louis XIV ascends to the throne. (France - The Day After Tomorrow)

1659

Robinson Crusoe shipwrecked. (Robinson Crusoe)

1660

Charles II restored to the English throne after 11 years of Puritan rule. (Restoration)

2nd September: Giles Redferne is born. (Boston, Massachusetts - Warlock)

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