The Movie Timeline - be obsessive, be very obsessive


Movie history events from 1935

13 year-old Briony Tallis writes her first work - The Trials of Arrabella. (Atonement)

Rick runs guns to Ethiopia. (Casablanca)

John Kinsella moves to Brooklyn. (Field of Dreams)

Ed Morrow debuts on CBS. (Good Night, and Good Luck)

Chester Copperpot claims to have found the key to One-Eyed Willy. He sets off in search of the infamous pirate, but is not heard from again. (Astoria, Oregon) (The Goonies)

John Coffey is executed on Death Row for a crime he didn't commit. (The Green Mile)

Indiana Jones escapes Chinese gangsters in Shanghai before falling into the Thuggee cult's plot in India. (Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom)

Pet store owner Johnny Kelly recalls his life as a criminal to a boy who tried to steal from him. (Johnny Dangerously)

Emma Bender is born. (New York City, New York) (Kick-Ass 2)

The state of Texas institutes an endangered childcare program. The first year, nearly fifty children are taken from homes where criminal activity is the norm. Most of these children are given new names and entered into foster care. Others are remitted to Gorman House Youth Reformery. (Texas) (Leatherface)

Clive Candy shoots a Moufflon. (Corsica) (The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp)

Hank Bullard is born. (The Love Guru)

There is a murder, on the Orient Express. (Murder on the Orient Express)

Brian Jackson's father is born. (Starter for Ten)

Megatron is frozen by Sector 7. (Hoover Dam) (Transformers)

Tuesday 1st January: Dolores 'Lolita' Haze born. (Lolita)

Tuesday 8th January: Elvis Aaron Presley is born. (Tupelo, Mississippi) (This is Spinal Tap)

Sunday 13th January: Jeremy Alex is last seen running down a rural Cape Elizabeth road at dawn in a delusional state. (Machias, Maine) (Offspring)

Wednesday 16th January: Ma Barker and her son Fred Barker are gunned down after a shootout with the FBI at a hideout house. (Marion County, Florida) (Public Enemies)

Wednesday 20th February: A newspaper article titled "MAN STILL MISSING" is published. It is about Jeremy Alex. (Machias, Maine) (Offspring)

Wednesday 27th February: Missing child David Clay is found alive and well. (Changeling)

Thursday 11th April: Richard Kuklinski is born. (Jersey City, NJ) (The Iceman)

Wednesday 1st May: Albert Hirsch is born. (The Bourne Ultimatum)

Thursday 30th May: Babe Ruth plays final professional baseball game. (The Babe)

Thursday 6th June: Theodor Kretschmar-Schuldorff arrives in England. (England) (The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp)

Tuesday 11th June: Gene Wilder (born Jerome Silberman) is born. (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) (Gilda Radner: It's Always Something)

Thursday 13th June: The Great Depression; boxer James Braddock beats Max Baer in 15 rounds to become World Heavyweight Champion, and the title 'Cinderella Man'. (Cinderella Man)

Saturday 6th July: 14th Dalai Lama, leader of Tibet and bestselling author, is born. (Takster Tibet) (Kundun)

Sunday 4th August: Rosie gets married. (Richfield, New Jersey) (The Wedding Singer)

Thursday 15th August: Will Rogers killed in plane crash. (Alaska) (The Story of Will Rogers)

Wednesday 21st August: Benny Goodman performs at the Palomar Theater. (Los Angeles, California) (The Benny Goodman Story)

Friday 13th September: Howard Hughes sets world speed record for flying at 352mph. (The Aviator)

October: John Ellman is executed. (The Walking Dead)

Saturday 16th November: The search for the resurrected John Ellman. (The Walking Dead)

Sunday 17th November: John Ellman dies. (The Walking Dead)

Sunday 1st December: Alvy Singer is born. (Take The Money And Run)


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