The Movie Timeline - be obsessive, be very obsessive


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1969

Wendy Savage is born. (The Savages)

Lloyd Dobler is born. (Seattle, Washington - Say Anything...)

Walter Mitty's father dies on a Tuesday. He gets a haircut and a job on Thursday. (New York City, New York - The Secret Life of Walter Mitty)

Brennan Huff is born. (Sacramento, CA - Step Brothers)

Dreyton Sawyer is born. (Newt, Texas - Texas Chainsaw 3D)

The story of Tropic Thunder takes place in winter. (South East Vietnam - Tropic Thunder)

Withnail and his friend, two resting actors, leave for a break in the country. (London - Withnail & I)

Monday 20th January: Richard M. Nixon inaugurated as 37th President of the United States. (Washington, DC - Nixon)

February: Joan and Bernard Berkman see A bout de souffle at the Thalia Theatre with the Dicksteins. (New York City - The Squid and the Whale)

Monday 3rd March: The United States Navy establishes an elite school for the top one percent of pilots. (Top Gun)

Wednesday 5th March: Jim Morrison is charged with lewd behavior at a concert. (Miami, Florida - The Doors)

Friday 4th April: Ted and Joanna Kramer marry. (Kramer vs Kramer)

Monday 7th April: Ruth Wilson is wanted by the FBI for unlawful flight and manslaughter. (Lesburg, Florida - Ferris Bueller's Day Off)

Monday 5th May: Eddie Cicotte dies. (Detroit, Michigan - Eight Men Out)

Thursday 8th May: The date that a teenager one day claims to have been born in order to drink at a pub. (Sandford, Gloucestershire - Hot Fuzz)

Sunday 11th May: The 101 Airbourn, 187th infantry, and the B company, 3rd battalion fight the Vietnamese. (Ashau Valley, Vietnam - Hamburger Hill)

Tuesday 20th May: American troops leave Hamburger Hill with huge losses from Vietnamese bullet fire. (Ashau Valley, Vietnam - Hamburger Hill)

Friday 30th May: Nguyen Van Thieu vows never to agree to a coalition government. (Kissinger and Nixon)

June: Jo Harding's father is swept away by a 'F5' tornado. (Twister)

Sunday 8th June: Nixon and Thieu meet at Midway. (Midway Island - Nixon)

Monday 9th June: Gebruder Gumbold writes a letter to Hilary Bray. (On Her Majesty's Secret Service)

Wednesday 11th June: A film adaptation of True Grit is released. (United States - I Love You, Beth Cooper)

Thursday 12th June: Hilary Bray writes a letter replying to Gumbold. (On Her Majesty's Secret Service)

July: After the Lee Bros' meat-packing plant closes, Thomas "Leatherface" Hewitt commits the first of 33 murders. (Texas - The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning)

Friday 4th July: A couple are killed, supposedly by the Zodiac killer. (Zodiac)

Sunday 13th July: Former Alabama Governor George Wallace criticises President Richard Nixon for his handling of the war and says he favors an all-out military victory if the Paris talks fail to produce peace soon. (Nixon)

Sunday 13th July: Blofeld writes a letter to Gumbold. (On Her Majesty's Secret Service)

Monday 14th July: Easy Rider is released. (United States - I Love You, Beth Cooper)

Wednesday 16th July: Agent J Travels back in time to assist the Agent K of the time, to deploy the Arc-Net Defense System. (Cape Canaveral - Men in Black)

Wednesday 16th July: Apollo 11 is launched. (Transformers: Dark of the Moon)

Sunday 20th July: Neil Armstrong walks on the Moon. (Apollo 13)

Sunday 20th July: Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin land on the moon in the Apollo 11 lunar module Eagle. (Mare Tranquillitatus, The Moon - Apollo 13)

Sunday 20th July: Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstron is the first man to walk on the Moon. (Apollo 18)

Sunday 20th July: Man lands on the Moon. (The Moon - The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard)

Sunday 20th July: The date on a plaque by a Sommerton Junction bell. (Sommerton, Arizona - The Last Stand)

Sunday 20th July: Apollo 11 lands on the Moon. The Ark is discovered. (The Moon - Transformers: Dark of the Moon)

Monday 21st July: Newspaper headline: "WALK ON MOON: 'That's One Small Step for Man... One Giant Leap for Mankind.'" (Los Angeles, California - We Bought a Zoo)

Friday 25th July: Life magazine headline: "LEAVING FOR THE MOON." (New York City, New York - The Secret Life of Walter Mitty)

Wednesday 30th July: U.S. President Nixon visits South Vietnam. (Nixon)

August: James Bond foils Blofeld's plot. He marries Tracy di Vicenzo, who is then shot to death by Blofeld and Bunt. (On Her Majesty's Secret Service)

Sunday 3rd August: Gebruder Gumbold writes a letter to Blofeld. (On Her Majesty's Secret Service)

Monday 4th August: Deke DaSilva is drafted into the army and volunteers for airborne school. (New York City, New York - Nighthawks)

Monday 18th August: Jimi Hendrix headlines the Woodstock Festival. His rendition of "The Star Spangled Banner" earns critical praise. (Bethel, New York - Woodstock)

Thursday 21st August: Jason Bourne is born. (USA - The Bourne Identity)

Wednesday 3rd September: Walt Berkman is born. (Brooklyn, New York - The Squid and the Whale)

Monday 15th September: Terukichi Ichioka, head of the Ichioka family, learns of the Matsumura-Makihara alliance and returns to Hiroshima to stir up trouble and regain the initiative. He is gunned down by Matsumura henchmen after a brief chase and gun battle. (Hiroshima, Japan - The Yakuza Papers 5: Final Episode)

Tuesday 16th September: Former Tensei Vice Chairman, Katsutoshi Otomo, is arrested when he walks out of his headquarters recklessly brandishing two pistols and heads straight into a mob of police officers; he is sentenced to six years. (Kure, Japan - The Yakuza Papers 5: Final Episode)

Saturday 27th September: Another couple fall victim to the Zodiac killer. (Zodiac)

Wednesday 1st October: Ethan Tremblay is born. (Due Date)

Thursday 2nd October: With "91 days to the end of the decade," Withnail gets high with Danny and Presuming Ed. Withnail's friend secures a lead role in a play. (London, England - Withnail & I)

Friday 10th October: Aurora Borealis causes Frank Sullivan to talk to his son John in 1999 via a ham radio. (Frequency)

Saturday 11th October: A taxi driver is shot and killed, supposedly by the Zodiac killer. (San Francisco - Zodiac)

Monday 13th October: A blood-stained shirt is sent to The San Francisco Chronicle. (Zodiac)

Friday 31st October: Sally Shine, Caroline Crossin, Gilbert Lundin, Emmaline Partridge, and Duey Todd, the 5 innocent humans on the 8.00pm Elevator travelling to the Hollywood Tower Hotel's TIP TOP CLUB, die after elvator malfunctions and a lightning strike. (Hollywood Tower Hotel - Tower of Terror)

November: The Zodiac Killer vows to never give advance notice when he kills again. (Zodiac)

Monday 3rd November: Richard Nixon goes on television and radio to call for national solidarity on the Vietnam War effort and to gather support for his policies. (Nixon)

Thursday 6th November: Noah brings The Bible to the East Great Falls High School library so that other hapless virgins may read it. (East Great Falls, Michigan - American Pie Presents: The Book of Love)

Sunday 23rd November: Todd Howard is born. (Teen Wolf Too)

Thursday 4th December: A man is born. (The Bourne Identity)

Monday 8th December: Richard Nixon says that the Vietnam War is coming to a "conclusion as a result of the plan that we have instituted." (Nixon)

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