The Movie Timeline - be obsessive, be very obsessive


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1970

Thursday 11th June: The night Billy Blatts gets whacked: He is beaten, kicked and pistol-whipped to a bloody pulp in Henry Hill's bar by Tommy and Jimmy, then bundled into the trunk of the car. (Queens, New York - Goodfellas)

Friday 12th June: Greg Hustein returns the book (East Great Falls, Michigan - American Pie Presents: The Book of Love)

Friday 12th June: In the early hours, Tommy & Jimmy stop at Tommy's mother's for a shovel and a large kitchen knife, then stab, shoot and bury Billy Blatts. (Queens, New York - Goodfellas)

Tuesday 16th June: Brian Piccolo dies from embryonal cell carcinoma. (Brian's Song)

Thursday 2nd July: James "Sonny" Crockett is born. (Miami, Florida - Miami Vice)

Tuesday 7th July: While strolling through the Naka Avenue Shopping District, family boss Masakichi Makihara is shot repeatedly and dies. His assailant, a yakuza recruit for the Hirono Family, walks away from the scene covered in his victims blood while his accompice cowers in a puddle of his own urine. (Kure, Japan - The Yakuza Papers 5: Final Episode)

Wednesday 12th August: Richie Roberts graduates as a lawyer. (American Gangster)

Wednesday 26th August: Jimi Hendrix opens a recording studio. (New York - Down on Us)

Friday 4th September: Dr. Manhattan falls in love with Laurie during a meeting with the rest of the Watchmen. He lies to Janey when he tells her he still wants her. (New York, New York - Watchmen)

Wednesday 9th September: The Wild Child is released in the US. Many people like it. (United States - The Squid and the Whale)

Sunday 13th September: Jason Bourne is bourne. And is born. (The Bourne Ultimatum)

Friday 18th September: While en route to his swearing-in ceremony in Osaka as Chairman of the Tensei Coalition, Tamotsu Matsumura's motorcade is ambushed near Imaike Station. Having switched places in the back seat with Vice Chairman Shoichi Eda, Matsumura escaped with a serious chest wound and his life while Eda died. (Nishinari, Japan - The Yakuza Papers 5: Final Episode)

Sunday 20th September: The Beatles break up. (The Killing of John Lennon)

Wednesday 4th November: Serial killer Carl Rudolph Stargher is born. (The Cell)

Saturday 14th November: Southern Airways Flight 932 clips trees on a ridge short of the runway and crashes killing the Marshall University football team, coaching staff, boosters and air crew. (Ceredo, West Virginia - We Are Marshall)

Wednesday 18th November: Richard Nixon asks Congress for supplemental appropriations for the Cambodian government of Premier Lon Nol. (Nixon)

Wednesday 18th November: Police begin to investigate what is possibly the Zodiac Killer's first murder, from four years earlier. (Zodiac)

Wednesday 18th November: The police begin to investigate the first Zodiac killing. (Zodiac)

Tuesday 8th December: Jim Morrison's reading of "The Movie" during a poetry session is recorded on his 27th birthday. (The Doors)

Sunday 13th December: Arnold "Chick" Gandil dies. (Calistoga, California - Eight Men Out)

Monday 21st December: Elvis Presley is greeted at the White House by President Richard M. Nixon. (Washington, D.C. - Nixon)

Thursday 24th December: Billy Edward Lenz has his first Christmas. His mother hates him and crushes an ornament to pieces by him. (Black Christmas)

1971

James Brennan gets a concussion on the teacup ride at Adventureland. (Adventureland)

Kristen Sykes is born. (Los Angeles, California - Alien Nation)

Woodward begins working for the Washington Post. (All the President's Men)

The film McMillan and Wife is released. (Best in Show)

Brad Harris is born. (The Big Year)

Billy Brown meets Wendy Balsam in kindergarten and has a crush on her. (Buffalo, New York - Buffalo '66)

If Kane was born in 1856, he would have been 15 in 1871, the date of Thacher's diary entry about the day he took charge of Kane. (Citizen Kane)

Play Misty For Me released in cinemas. (Dirty Harry)

Deena Jones and The Dreams have a No 1 hit record. (Dreamgirls)

J.T.Racoon is Whack Bat Most Valuable Player of the Fox-Year of '71 1/2. (Fantastic Mr. Fox)

F.F.Fox is Whack Bat Most Valuable Player of the Fox-Year '71. (Fantastic Mr. Fox)

Gryffindor Quidditch team player M.G. McGonagall wins an award. (Hogwarts - Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone)

The Playboy Mansion becomes a home for sexy bunnies. (Hollywood, California - Hop)

Dr Lanning, Designer of the 3 Laws of Robotics Programs is born. (I, Robot)

Emil Blonsky is born. (Russia - The Incredible Hulk)

Joe Nunemaker is born. (Joe Dirt)

The break-up of The Main Street Singers, as founder Chuck Wiseman moves to San Francisco and sets up 'Three Wiseman's Sex Emporium' with brothers Howard and Dell. (A Mighty Wind)

The imprisonment sentences of Floyd Swilley and Wesley Cooke end. (Jessup County, Mississippi - Mississippi Burning)

Tina Gray's father abandons her. (A Nightmare on Elm Street)

Faith is again given the name of her soulmate, Damon Bradley, by a fortune-teller, again fixed. (Pittsburgh, PA - Only You)

Marjane Satrapi is born. (Persepolis)

Precious is born. (Harlem, New York - Precious)

After T.C. Williams High School Titans' perfect season, the team and the city become closer than ever. (Alexandria, Virginia - Remember the Titans)

Jim Court's income doesn't change substantially over the next 17 years. (Seattle, Washington - Say Anything...)

Dwight "Dewey" Riley is born. (Woodsboro, CA - Scream)

Dr Gerald Finney stays in an old hotel and hypnotises himself back to 1571. (Venice - Somewhere In Time)

Dan Freeman resigns his post at the CIA and begins recruiting and training gang members to a black nationalist army. (New York - The Spook Who Sat by the Door)

Donny Berger is born. (That's My Boy)

Coach Bud Kilmer "hammers" a football player. (West Caanan, Texas - Varsity Blues)

George W Bush is challenged by his father as to what career he should pursue. (W.)

Carvin Wiggins wants a bugzapper. (Georgia - Wanderlust)

Trask Industries B3-VXC Archival Footage is filmed. (X-Men: Days of Future Past)

Trask Industries is commissioned to design and construct a unique holding cell using industrial-grade polymers and concrete that could effectively contain Lehnsherr. (X-Men: Days of Future Past)

Tuesday 2nd February: Major General Idi Amin declares himself President of Uganda and Chief of the Armed Forces. (The Last King of Scotland)

Thursday 18th February: Private healthcare is introduced to the US by President Richard Nixon. (Sicko)

Sunday 7th March: A movie starts playing at a theater. (Detroit, Michigan - Baadasssss!)

Saturday 13th March: A movie stops playing at a theater. (Detroit, Michigan - Baadasssss!)

Sunday 14th March: A movie starts playing at a theater. (Detroit, Michigan - Baadasssss!)

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