The Movie Timeline - be obsessive, be very obsessive

Movie history events from 1956

1956 Ford Thunderbird is made. (American Graffiti)

Dahlia's sister is raped in the war. (Black Sunday)

Paul Maximilian Smecker is born. (The Boondock Saints 2: All Saints Day)

Gustav "Gust" Avrakotos begins working for the CIA. (Langley, Virginia) (Charlie Wilson's War)

Deinococcus radiodurans are discovered breeding inside of drums of radioactive waste. (The Day the Earth Stood Still)

A radioactive Dinosaur awakens and destroys Tokyo. (Tokoyo) (Godzilla, King of The Monsters!)

Joseph Waller is born. (Green Lantern)

Marcus Brody dies. (Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull)

Peter Appleton returns to Lawson as himself, rather than as Luke Trimble. (Lawson, California) (The Majestic)

Evelyn Ryan wins $5000 and a bike in a jingle-writing contest, enabling her family to get their own house. (Ohio) (The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio)

Marion Crane's license plate expires. (Phoenix, Arizona) (Psycho)

Two Rodans (giant caterpillars) attack Japan (Kitamatsu) (Rodan)

Bubba Sawyer is born. (Newt, Texas) (Texas Chainsaw 3D)

While on tour, Johnny Cash kisses June Carter for the first time. (Walk the Line)

Brett Schmidt is born. (Wrong Turn)

Wednesday 4th January: John W. Creasy is born. (Man on Fire)

Tuesday 31st January: George "Buck" Weaver dies. (Chicago, Illinois) (Eight Men Out)

Sunday 19th February: Yakuza Captain, Tetsuya Sakai, is targeted and gunned down in public. (Hiroshima, Japan) (The Yakuza Papers)

Saturday 25th February: Sylvia Plath meets her future husband, Ted Hughes, at a party. (Cambridge, United Kingdom) (Sylvia)

April: Mathematician John Nash's wife threatens to leave him after he nearly drowns their son. (Princeton, NJ) (A Beautiful Mind)

Thursday 12th April: Andy Garcia is born. (Havana, Cuba) (Little Fockers)

Thursday 10th May: Annabelle Carson dies. (Newt, Texas) (Texas Chainsaw 3D)

June: Mathematician John Nash returns to Princeton University and requests permission to "hang around". (Princeton University) (A Beautiful Mind)

Tuesday 5th June: Elvis introduces his new single, "Hound Dog", on The Milton Berle Show. (Elvis)

Sunday 10th June: As a fulfillment of their "duty of resistence" to French colonialism, Mahmud and Fatiha are married in a secret ceremony under the authority of the FLN. (Algiers, Algeria) (The Battle of Algiers)

Saturday 16th June: A child is born. (Gatlin, Nebraska) (Children of the Corn)

Wednesday 20th June: While on morning patrol, a French policeman is stabbed in the throat and robbed of his pistol. An hour later, a police station is ambushed by locals and two more officers are killed. By the afternoon, the streets are openly menaced by automatic weapon fire between rebel factions and the territorial guard. (Algiers, Algeria) (The Battle of Algiers)

Thursday 21st June: A child is born. (Gatlin, Nebraska) (Children of the Corn)

Monday 2nd July: A woman goes missingat Old Orchard Beach. (Portland, Maine) (Offspring)

Friday 20th July: A Muslim woman smuggles a pistol in her burka through a French Legionaire checkpoint so it may be used to murder a guardsman sitting at a street cafe. Later that day, two more patrolmen fall victim to meticulously planned and executed assassinations. (Algiers, Algeria) (The Battle of Algiers)

Monday 30th July: Sherman tells reporters that the U.S. is seeking joint action in regards to the U.N. blockade to China being pushed. (Offspring)

Monday 6th August: A newspaper article titled "REMAINS IDENTIFIED IN WOODS" is published. (Portland, Maine) (Offspring)

Thursday 16th August: Bela Lugosi's dead... from a heart attack. (Los Angeles, CA) (Ed Wood)

Thursday 13th September: A child is born. (Gatlin, Nebraska) (Children of the Corn)

October: While holidaying, Ronnie and her Canadian husband bump into old colleague Rachel Stein - now a teacher on a kibbutz. (Israel) (Black Book)

Sunday 14th October: A child is born. (Gatlin, Nebraska) (Children of the Corn)

Saturday 29th December: The date of a Saturday Evening Post magazine (The Polar Express)

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