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Movie history events from 1933

Pete Daytona is born. (Balls of Fury)

Philip Marlowe becomes a private investigator. (The Big Sleep)

Eustace Scrubb is born. (England) (The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader)

Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo go to New York so Diego can paint a mural comissioned by Nelson Rockefeller. (New York) (Frida)

Don Narducci extorts money from Vincenzo Cartino on his son Joey's birthday. (New York) (Jane Austen's Mafia!)

Fay Wray stars in King Kong. (New York) (King Kong)

King Kong is discovered on Skull Island and set loose in New York. (King Kong)

Oil found in Saudi Arabia. (The Kingdom)

A female black leopard escapes the zoo. (Zurich, Switzerland) (Life of Pi)

Grace and her father head south from Dogville with their group of gangsters. (Manderlay)

Year Of The Scorpion; Imhotep is resurrected once again to fight The Scorpion King. (The Mummy Returns)

Depression; Noodles released from prison. (Once Upon a Time in America)

Ann Pearson is born. (Phantasm)

Adolf Hitler appointed German Chancellor, and granted dictatorial powers. (Germany) (The Pianist)

The court case of black man Tom Robinson's alleged rape of white farmer's daughter Mayella Ewell. (Maycomb, Alabama) (To Kill A Mockingbird)

Erik Lehnsherr is born. (Poland) (X-Men: Days of Future Past)

Monday 2nd January: William "Kid" Gleason dies. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) (Eight Men Out)

Monday 30th January: Adolf Hitler is named chancellor of Germany. (Hitler: The Last Ten Days)

Thursday 2nd February: Henry L. Parker, his wife and daughter perish in a private airplane crash. His son, Terrence C. Parker, who was at the controls, escaped unhurt. (Newport, Conn.) (Living on Velvet)

Tuesday 28th February: Birth date of Peggy Sue Ingram, whose death brings together the members of her family. (Texas) (Sordid Lives)

Tuesday 7th March: Harold Nixon dies of tuberculosis. (Nixon)

Saturday 15th April: Terrence C. Parker, son of the late Henry L. Parker, disappears two months arter surviving the same plane crash that killed his father. Many friends and business associates ask police to aid in the search. (Newport, Conn.) (Living on Velvet)

Tuesday 23rd May: Joan Collins is born. (London, England) (Dynasty: The Making of a Guilty Pleasure)

Thursday 15th June: George "Machine Gun" Kelly's kidnaps millionaire oilman Charles Urschel, and collects a $200,000 ransom before his capture by the FBI. (Machine-Gun Kelly)

Thursday 29th June: Fatty Arbuckle dies of a heart attack. (New York, New York) (The Black Dahlia)

Saturday 22nd July: American aviator Wiley Post returns to Floyd Bennett Field, having flown solo around the world in 7 days, 18 hours, and 49 minutes. (New York) (The Story of Will Rogers)

Wednesday 16th August: Ruth Wilson is born. (Lesburg, Florida) (Ferris Bueller's Day Off)

Thursday 17th August: Lou Gehrig plays in his 1,308th consecutive game, breaking the record for consecutive games played. (St. Louis, Missouri) (The Pride of the Yankees)

Monday 28th August: Socialite Miss Glory Franklyn, daughter of Mrs. S.T. Franklyn, elopes with gas station owner and operator Blackstone 'Blacky' Gorman. (Springfield, Mass) (Chance at Heaven)

Wednesday 20th September: Hot on the heels of her breakout recording "Weary", Winnie Wharton follows the advice of her new manager, Lucky Lorimer, and inks a contract with Acme Record Co. (New York, NY) (Broadway Hostess)

Saturday 30th September: Frank Bennet is killed trying to kidnap his and Ruth's baby. (Whistle Stop, AL) (Fried Green Tomatoes)

Tuesday 24th October: Ronnie and Reggie Kray are born. (Hoxton, London, England) (The Krays)

Saturday 28th October: Jem and Scout are attacked by Mr Ewell, who is stabbed and killed, presumably by Boo Radley, though the Sheriff's ruling is that Mr Ewell fell on his own knife. (Maycomb, Alabama) (To Kill A Mockingbird)

Tuesday 14th November: Danny Greene is born. (Cleveland, Ohio) (Kill The Irishman)

Monday 20th November: The Miami Herald reports that the Volstead Act is repealed and Prohibition is over in December, thus making Max, Noodles, Cockeye and Patsy unemployed. (Miami, Florida) (Once Upon a Time in America)


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