The Movie Timeline - of all the movie timelines on all the net, you walked into this one
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Keep your submissions for the Timeline coming! Lots of new films out now to add, so please add some dates when you come back from your multiplex these coming months... If you're new to the site, The Movie Timeline is the history of everything, taken from one simple premise: that everything you see in the movies is true - the real mixes with the fictitious, so long as it's reported in a movie somewhere...
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So, this is a mammoth task only limited by the history of cinema, and so your help will be invaluable in making this probably quite pointless but joyously trivial timeline complete. You can reach me with comments by clicking Submit and leaving the film name and details blank - just put your message in the main submissions box.
Today in movie history...
1898: 21st May: Armand Hammer is born. (Manhattan, New York - Chernobyl: The Final Warning)
1912: Tuesday 21st May: Monty Stratton is born. (Wagner, Texas - The Stratton Story)
1927: Saturday 21st May: Charles Lindbergh completes the first solo flight across the Atlantic. (Meet Me in St. Louis)
1938: Saturday 21st May: Clark Savage Jr probes his fathers death. (New York City - Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze)
1970: Thursday 21st May: On the eve of his fortieth birthday, Harvey Milk picks up Scott Smith in a subway station. (New York City, New York - Milk)
1984: Monday 21st May: Maximilien Dion is born. (Iowa - Source Code)
2000: Sunday 21st May: Serial killer Carl Stargher suffers a psychotic breach just before the FBI storms his house & finds him catatonic. (California, USA - The Cell)
2000: Sunday 21st May: FBI agents Peter Novak & Gordon Ramsey take the catatonic Carl Stargher to Dr Catherine Deane in hopes that she can use the NCTS to discover the location of Julia Hickson before she drowns. (California, USA - The Cell)
2000: Sunday 21st May: Cafeteria man spills hot soup on Konrad's lap. (Night of the Living Dorks)
2004: Friday 21st May: Matt Flamhaff helps Jenna Rink photograph Class of 2004 for Poise's new design. (New York City - 13 Going On 30)
2006: Sunday 21st May: Bartleby is rejected by Eastern Ohio State University. (Ohio - Accepted)
2008: Wednesday 21st May: Stu arrives and apologizes to Brad for not telling him he was doing a big year. (Attu, Alaska - The Big Year)
2008: Wednesday 21st May: Larry Zerner writes Story Submission titled "ANOTHER GANG FIGHT," which is later rejected. (Los Angeles, California - The Green Hornet)
2018: Monday 21st May: John Connor leads an assault on a Skynet Research and Development Facility. (Los Angeles, California - Terminator Salvation)
2154: 21st May: Jake tries to ride Pale. (Pandora - Avatar)
Here are a few recent films we've put in their chronological place...
You can explore the dates on the left-hand bar to see discover...
When Harry Met Sally - that'll be 1977.
The Day The Bubble Burst - it was a Tuesday.
The Day The Earth Stood Still - that was a Wednesday.
Employee of the Month - that month was November 2006.
Hogwarts was founded just 61 years after King Arthur sought the Holy Grail by storming a castle with a large wooden rabbit.
Plus the coincidences, for instance...
- Gangs of New York's Amsterdam Vallon was killing Butcher Bill, down the road Abraham Lincoln was being kidnapped by Bill & Ted...
- Lucky Al Capone - he was sent to Alcatraz by Eliot Ness just in time to miss King Kong rampaging around New York...
- Andy Dufresne was wrongly sentenced to Shawshank a few short months before someone else was framed - Roger Rabbit...
Submit your own historical event from a movie (not TV - yet) by clicking here. It can be a real event (eg. the sinking of the Titanic) or a far-from-real event (eg. Marty McFly attending his parents' school dance) - so long as it's found in a film. It must be a verifiable date - whether a year subtitled at the start ("1941, France..."), a visible clue in the film (character picks up a newspaper), or some historical backdrop (From Hell's Jack The Ripper). If you know what year a movie is set in, let me know.
Thanks for linking to us and please continue to plug us on your journeys round the net. For now please ignore the crappy straightforward appearance - explore the information and trivia, have some fun with it - it really is a very simple idea. But it needs your help!
In the beginning... God created the heavens and the earth (The Bible)
Shortly after the beginning... God subcontracts the fjords to Slartibartfast, a planetary construction engineer from Magrathea (The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy)
26,000,000,000BC Los Angeles (and everywhere else) - The Earth's crust begins to harden (Adaptation)
A long time ago... Luke Skywalker and Han Solo lead a rebellion against the evil empire(Star Wars)
1 zillion BC October 9: Cavemen discover fire, and the joys of eating dinosaur egg (Caveman, 1981)
From this point on the dates get more sensible - begin the timeline...
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