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Movie history events from 1930

George Valentin stops paying Clifton. (The Artist)

Howard Hughes produces 'Hell's Angels'. (The Aviator)

11 year-old Leonard Lowe begins showing signs of Encephalitis Lethargica. (New York) (Awakenings)

Edmund Pevensie is born. (The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe)

Benjamin first meets Daisy who is visiting her Grandmother. He falls in love with her right away. (New Orleans) (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button)

The Republican-controlled House of Representatives wrongly raise tariffs to alleviate The Great Depression. (Washington) (Ferris Bueller's Day Off)

Pamela Voorhees born. (Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter)

Julia meets her future husband Alfred Lennon. (Liverpool, England) (In His Life: The John Lennon Story)

Lucien Carr's parents separate. (Washington, D.C.) (Kill Your Darlings)

Clive Candy shoots a moose. (Nova Scotia) (The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp)

Eliot Ness teams up with James Malone to take on Al Capone. (Chicago) (The Untouchables)

Tree cut down. (Vertigo)

Wednesday 29th January: THE AFRICAN newspaper headline is "AN EXTRAORDINARY MYSTERY: REPORTER TINTIN UNMASKS TRIBE OF GANGSTERS". (Africa) (The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn)

Monday 10th February: Future Korean War fighter and racist Walt Kowalski is born. (Gran Torino)

Thursday 13th March: Shredder is born. (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)

Friday 16th May: Studio boss Sam Otis fires philandering director Frank Buelow by invoking Section 13-A of his contract with the studio. (Hollywood, CA) (Show Girl in Hollywood)

Saturday 17th May: Down-on-his-luck Broadway impressario Jimmy Doyle negotiates a deal with Hollywood producer Sam Otis for the motion picture rights to Doyle's latest musical flop "Rainbow Girl". (Brooklyn, New York) (Show Girl in Hollywood)

Wednesday 28th May: Jimmy Doyle, author and producer of the Broadway flop "Rainbow Girl", arrives in Hollywood from New York via train along with John Barrymore, Billie Burke, Delores Costello, Al Jolson and Irving Berlin. Doyle heads straight to the studio to meet with film producer Sam Otis about casting Dixie Dugan in the lead of the film adaptation of "Rainbow Girl". (Hollywood, California) (Show Girl in Hollywood)

Wednesday 28th May: Grover Cleveland Alexander plays final Major League Baseball game. (The Winning Team)

Tuesday 17th June: U.S. President Herbert Hoover signs the Smoot-Hawley Tariff which raises duties on imports to astronomical heights in hopes of preserving the domestic market for American-made goods. (The Day the Bubble Burst)

Tuesday 17th June: New York District Attorney Jim Wade weds Eleanor Packer, the former lover of his best friend Blackie Gallagher. (New York City, New York) (Manhattan Melodrama)

Sunday 14th September: Mobsters blow up a corner general store after the owner refuses to buy any more of their green beer. The bomb kills the store owner and a young girl. (Chicago, Ill) (The Untouchables)

Monday 15th September: Elliot Ness' first day on the job is a flop. His first bust yeilds bumberchutes instead of booze, but he receives a free lesson in law enforcement from Malone. (Chicago, Ill) (The Untouchables)

Tuesday 16th September: Eliot Ness receives a visit from the mother of the girl who died in the explosion. She thanks him for what he's doing. Ness seeks out Malone in an attempt to recruit him. Malone declines. (Chicago, Ill) (The Untouchables)

Wednesday 17th September: Oscar Wallace arrives from the Washington Bureau; Malone changes his mind. He and Ness recruit George Stone from the police academy. (Chicago, Ill) (The Untouchables)

Tuesday 30th September: Christine Collins receives a telegram saying that Gordon Northcott would like to tell her the truth about what happened to her son before he is executed. (LA) (Changeling)

Wednesday 1st October: Christine Collins meets Gordon Northcott to discover the truth about her son's demise, although Gordon decides not to tell her after all. (Changeling)

Thursday 2nd October: Gordon Northcott is hanged for the murder of twenty children. (Changeling)

Thursday 27th November: Benjamin Button meets Daisy. (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button)

Thursday 27th November: Benjamin Button meets Daisy. (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button)

Wednesday 31st December: Jaime Escalante is born. (Bolivia) (Stand and Deliver)


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