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


Movie history events from 1947

Benjamin L. Willard is assigned to U.S. Sector Command, G-1 (Plans). (West Berlin, Germany) (Apocalypse Now)

Howard Hughes test-flights the Blue Spruce. (The Aviator)

Elizabeth Short is found brutally murdered & bizarrely mutilated; Emmett Linscott family is implicated. (Los Angeles, Ca) (The Black Dahlia)

Bob Silver and Charlotte conceive Carl. (Great Britain) (The Boat That Rocked)

Brighton Rock. (Brighton Rock)

Philadelphia Mass Turbulence, related to 'symmetrical bookstacking'. (Philadelphia, PA) (Ghostbusters)

Tom Hagen becomes consigliere to Don Corleone; Michael Corleone marries Apollonia in Sicily, who dies very soon after. (The Godfather)

The U.S. Government shanghais Dr. Henry Jones, Jr. and a number of other scientists to examine the the wreckage of an alien spacecraft and the remains of its pilot. (Area 51) (Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull)

Indy first visits Roswell. (Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull)

"Smiler" Grogan robs a tuna factory of $350,000 and buries the money under the big W at Rosita Beach State Park. (Santa Rosita, CA) (It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World)

Jedidiah Sawyer is born to Verna and Drayton Sawyer, who may be brother and sister. (Texas) (Leatherface)

A little girl named Susan and her mom meet the real Kris Kringle. They learn to believe. (New York, New York) (Miracle on 34th Street)

Wine is made. (Red 2)

Andy Dufresne begins sentence at Shawshank for the murder of his wife. (The Shawshank Redemption)

The Grand Hotel hosts a graduation prom. (Straits of Mackinac) (Somewhere In Time)

Oliver is born. (Los Angeles, California) (This Is 40)

Alice is born. (The Ward)

Roger Rabbit is framed. (Who Framed Roger Rabbit)

Gregory Balestrero is born. (New York City, New York) (The Wrong Man)

The Cold War begins. (X-Men: Days of Future Past)

Wednesday 15th January: A year and a half after the end of WWII the body of Elizabeth Short (aka Black Dahlia) was found cut in half. (Los Angeles, California) (The Black Dahlia)

Tuesday 21st January: Rick and Evy O'Connell arrive in Shanghai on Chinese New Year Eve to visit Evy's brother at his nightclub "Imhotep's" and to deliver the Eye of Shangri-La to the Chinese Musuem of History the following day. (The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor)

Tuesday 15th April: Jackie Robinson becomes the first African-American player in Major League Baseball when he steps onto Ebbets Field to compete for the Brooklyn Dodgers. (Brooklyn, New York) (The Jackie Robinson Story)

Thursday 24th April: Willa Cather dies. (New York) (Willa Cather: The Road Is All)

Friday 25th April: President Truman inaugurates White House bowling alley. (Washington DC) (Truman)

Sunday 11th May: Enzo Ferrari makes racing debut. (Piacenza, Italy) (Ferrari)

Friday 6th June: Freddy Krueger born. (A Nightmare on Elm Street)

Friday 20th June: Bugsy Siegel killed by gunshot. (Bugsy)

July: An extraterrestrial spaceship lands on a farm, killing a dog and leaving behind one alien, later named "Paul." (Moorcroft, Wyoming) (Paul)

Sunday 6th July: John Rambo is born. (Phoenix, Arizona) (Rambo: First Blood Part II)

August: The independent states of India and Pakistan were created (India) (Gandhi)

Wednesday 13th August: Future Spinal Tap lead singer and rhythm guitarist David St. Hubbins is born. (Squatney, London) (This is Spinal Tap)

Friday 15th August: The Partition of India. (India) (Life of Pi)

September: Mathematician John Nash goes through Princeton graduate school orientation. (Princeton University) (A Beautiful Mind)

Tuesday 14th October: Chuck Yeager breaks the sound barrier. (The Right Stuff)

Tuesday 14th October: Chuck Yeager breaks the sound barrier in the Bell X-1. (Muroc Army Air Field, California) (The Right Stuff)

Wednesday 22nd October: Roger Marsh is born. (Escape Plan)

Monday 3rd November: Benjamin Button sees Daisy in Carousel on Broadway. (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button)

Friday 19th December: Stephen Altman is born. (New York, New York) (Panic Room)


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