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


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1979

A sports car is made. (Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey)

Carl starts working as a bell hop at a Madison Hotel. (Philadelphia, Pensylvania - Billy Madison)

Danny Archer is sent to South Africa from Zimbabwe. (Blood Diamond)

Carrie White is covered in pigs' blood at her prom and subsequently murders everyone. (Chamberlain, New England - Carrie)

Journalist Philip Train is awarded the Pulitzer Prize (Chances Are)

Dr Kevin Harrison tries to blow up Concorde to stop TV reporter Maggie Whelan exposing his illegal weapons deal. (The Concorde: Airport '79)

14 year-old Alf constructs his first car bomb, blowing off his eyebrows. (Afghanistan - Domino)

Sylvia Ganush starts living at 325 Brandon Street. (Los Angeles, California - Drag Me To Hell)

Newborn baby Christine York is patronised by Satanists as the devil's future bride. (End of Days)

Brad Hamilton starts going out with Lisa. (Ridgemont, CA - Fast Times at Ridgemont High)

Charles Jefferson gets a car from alumni for playing football. (Ridgemont, CA - Fast Times at Ridgemont High)

Galaxt Quest TV series premieres. (USA - Galaxy Quest)

Michael Corleone forges financial links with the Vatican; his daughter Mary is murdered leaving the Palermo Opera House. (The Godfather: Part III)

The American Film Institute honors Alfred Hitchcock with its Life Achievement Award. (Hitchcock)

Julie Nicole James, Helen Shivers, Barry William Cox, Ray Bronson, and Max Neurick is born. (Southport, North Carolina - I Know What You Did Last Summer)

Philadelphia Eagles special teamer Vince Papale retires after 3 seasons. (Philadelphia, Pa. - Invincible)

Manners and two other men are holed up. (Jack Frost)

Manners and two other men are holed up. (Jack Frost)

Another great white shark attacks citizens. (Amity Island - Jaws 2)

Roy Munson wins State Amateur Championship. (Ocelot,Iowa - Kingpin)

A rigged horse-race fails when the would-be winner collapses. (Aqueduct Racetrack, New York - Lucky Number Slevin)

Tricia Jones is born. (Leonardo, New Jersey - Mallrats)

Manhattan. (Manhattan)

Father of IRA terrorist Sean Miller is shot dead by the RUC. (Belfast, Ireland - Patriot Games)

Band uniforms at high school stay the same at least up to the end of 2013. (Conyer, Pennsylvania - Prisoners)

Royal Mail Steamer Titanic raised from the bottom of the Atlantic by Dirk Pitt and NUMA. (North Atlantic - Raise the Titanic)

Operation Nightshade, which involves the smuggling of a nuclear weapon into Russia, takes place. (Russia - Red 2)

Rocky Balboa loses the heavyweight title to Clubber Lang, only to win it back in a hasty rematch; his son Rocky Jr somehow ages twice as fast as he should. (Rocky III)

CCCP 1979 airplane is made. (Russia - Rocky IV)

Frank Herrera serves tours. (Granada - Runaway Jury)

Timothy Young is born. (Saw III)

Casey Becker is born. (Woodsboro, CA - Scream)

Sydney Prescott is born. (Woodsboro, CA - Scream)

Airplanes pass over baby Nashawn Wade's house. (Inglewood, CA - Soul Plane)

Adam Finch starts working for Dr. Sander Halvorson. (The Thing)

Jack The Ripper is let loose on San Franciscan women. (Time After Time)

A noise is heard outside of Camp David. (Timecop)

Bobby Boucher becomes a waterboy for the University of Louisiana Cougars. (Louisiana - The Waterboy)

Welcome Back, Kotter is cancelled. (The Wedding Singer)

Linda falls in love with Robbie Hart, the lead singer of Final Warning. (Richfield, Ohio - The Wedding Singer)

Monday 1st January: The car Christine is destroyed... for now. (Christine)

Tuesday 2nd January: The trial opens for ex-Sex Pistol Sid Vicious, accused of murdering his girlfriend, Nancy Spungen in October 1978. (Sid and Nancy)

Thursday 4th January: Morrie Kessler is killed. (Goodfellas)

Monday 8th January: Mary Mattock is evaluated. (Kings Park Psychiatric Center, Kings Park, NY - Blood Night: The Legend of Mary Hatchet)

Sunday 14th January: Tommy DeSimone is killed for killing Billy Batts. (Queens, New York - Goodfellas)

February: Iranian Revolution ends. (Iran - Argo)

February: Elwood Blues is pulled over. (Joliet, IL - The Blues Brothers)

Friday 2nd February: Sex Pistols member Sid Vicious dies of a heroin overdose. (New York - Sid and Nancy)

Saturday 3rd February: Elizabeth Lamb is killed in an accident at the Lillian Steel Plant. (Lillian, Ohio - Super 8)

Sunday 4th February: Joe Lamb is upset over his mother's death. His friends wonder if he will still work on a movie with them. His father, Deputy Jack Lamb, arrests Louis Dainard, who feels guilty about not showing up to work the previous day and having his shift taken by Elizabeth. (Lillian, Ohio - Super 8)

Wednesday 7th February: Dr. Josef Mengele, the infamous Nazi doctor who performed medical experiments at the Auschwitz death camps, dies of a stroke while swimming. (Brazil - Schindler's List)

Sunday 11th February: The Shah is overthrown in the Iranian Revolution. (Persepolis)

Wednesday 14th February: Cleve murders Mr. and Mrs. Phillip H. Danzig with a .30-06. Springfield rifle on the orders of Madlock. (Brooklyn, New York - Best Seller)

Friday 23rd February: Mary Ann Boyd's passport is issued. (Argo)

Friday 23rd February: Timothy Harris' passport is issued. (Argo)

Sunday 4th March: Brick Tamland swims ashore and is presumed dead. (Hawaii - Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues)

Wednesday 28th March: Nicolette "Nicky" Parsons is born. (New York City - The Bourne Supremacy)

Wednesday 28th March: Future CIA operative Nicky Parsons is born. (The Bourne Ultimatum)

Tuesday 10th April: Robert Baker's passport is issued. (Argo)

Wednesday 11th April: President Idi Amin is overthrown. (Uganda - The Last King of Scotland)

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