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The Aviator - timeline
Sunday 24th December: Howard Hughes is born. (Houston, Texas)
Thursday 28th November: Louis B. Mayer opens a small movie theater. (Haverhill, Massachusetts)
Sunday 24th December: Ava Gardner is born. (Smithfield, North Carolina)
Howard Hughes produces 'Hell's Angels'.
Howard Hughes branches into aviation.
Friday 6th July: The Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America (MPPDA) appoints Joseph Breen head of the Production Code Administration.
Friday 13th September: Howard Hughes sets world speed record for flying at 352mph.
Friday 2nd July: Amelia Earhart and navigator Frederick Noonan are reported missing. (near Howland Island, Pacific Ocean)
Sunday 7th July: Howard Hughes crashes his plane into three homes. (Beverly Hills, CA)
Howard Hughes test-flights the Blue Spruce.
Sunday 15th April: Ava Gardner dies of bronchial pneumonia. (London, England)