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Movie history events from 1974

David Norris is born. (Brooklyn, New York) (The Adjustment Bureau)

Greg Marmalard is raped in prison. (Animal House)

Jack Nicholson 1974. (United States) (Billy Madison)

1974 Dodge Sedan is made. (The Blues Brothers)

Billy Brown poses for aphoto with his dog Bingo. (Buffalo 66) (Buffalo '66)

Robert Berman is born. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

A boy who later goes by the nickname "Windows" is born. (Fanboys)

Ray Kinsella marries Annie. (Field of Dreams)

Lieutenant Dan hashes it out with God, perched atop the mast of the shrimping boat "Jenny" during Hurricane Carmen. (Bayou Le Batre, Louisiana) (Forrest Gump)

Lenore Case is born. (Los Angeles, California) (The Green Hornet)

Anna Marks' mother meets Tim Buckley in a coffee shop. (He's Just Not That Into You)

A woman makes a wax sculpture in the kitchen while her son eats breakfast in his highchair. Her husband enters with another son who is shouting and kicking. The boy is forced into a highchair and strapped in place by his father. After being strapped and taped to his chair by his mother, he scratches her hand. She then slaps her child across the face. (Ambrose, Louisiana) (House of Wax)

David Egan is born. (Southport, North Carolina) (I Know What You Did Last Summer)

Howard Stark holds what would be the last Stark Expo for 34 years. (Queens, New York City, New York) (Iron Man 2)

O-ren Ishii is born. (Kill Bill: Volume 1)

Darlene C. is born. (Santa Carla, California) (The Lost Boys)

Suicidal folkist Mitch Cohen releases his first solo album, 'A Cry For Help'. (A Mighty Wind)

The imprisonment sentences of Frank Bailey, Clinton Pell, and Clayton Townley end. (Jessup County, Mississippi) (Mississippi Burning)

My Girl 2. (My Girl 2)

Kominsky begins working in Times Square. (New York City) (New Year's Eve)

The Chesapeake Ripper terrorises locals. (Baltimore) (Red Dragon)

Antoine Vallon is born. (Detroit, Michigan) (RoboCop)

Colby General Hospital closes. (The Royal Tenenbaums)

Mark Rodriguez is born. (Saw)

A fanatical religious cult attempts to burn Alessa Gillespie to death, and their failure results in a massive fire that destroys the town as well as the creation of a hellish alternate dimension in which they are trapped. (Silent Hill, West Virginia) (Silent Hill)

Englishman Alec Stewart finishes second in the Albanian Grand Prix. (Albania) (Speed Zone!)

Frank Berkman is born. (Brooklyn, New York) (The Squid and the Whale)

FCMA has findings that will provide grounds to create the Homeland Mutant Response Division. (X-Men: Days of Future Past)

The Homeland Mutant Response Division is established. (X-Men: Days of Future Past)

January: Students are seen outside of a university. (Beirut, Lebanon) (Black Sunday)

Wednesday 2nd January: Richard Nixon signs the Emergency Highway Energy Conservation Act, setting a new national maximum speed limit. (Nixon)

Friday 11th January: Large Marge dies in a car accident. (Pee-wee's Big Adventure)

February: In mid-February, auditors advise federal and state officials whether their recommendations will be accepted. (Texas) (Texas Chainsaw 3D)

Friday 1st February: Lynda Ann Healy disappears from her apartment and is killed by Ted Bundy. (Ted Bundy)

Monday 4th February: The Symbionese Liberation Army abducts Patty Hearst. (Berkeley, California) (Citizen Tania)

Tuesday 5th February: Brian Slade fakes his assassination at the Lyceum Theatre. (London, England ) (Velvet Goldmine)

Saturday 9th February: Leigh Crosby is born. (Black Christmas)

Saturday 9th February: Madison Elizabeth Frank born. (Vermont) (What Lies Beneath)

Friday 22nd February: The Assassination of Richard Nixon. (The Assassination of Richard Nixon)

Tuesday 26th February: Herbert Kalmbach pleads guilty to illegal White House fundraising. (All the President's Men)

Sunday 24th March: Dave Lockwood is born. (Atlanta, Georgia) (The Change-Up)

April: Stealer's Wheel reach no.5 with 'Stuck In The Middle With You'. (Reservoir Dogs)

Tuesday 2nd April: Ed Dalton is born. (Daybreakers)

Saturday 6th April: Dwight Chapin guilty of lying to Grand Jury. (All the President's Men)

Friday 12th April: Herbert Porter gets 30 days for lying to the FBI. (All the President's Men)

Sunday 14th April: Donald Jacobi is born. (Birmingham, Alabama) (Manhunter)

Thursday 25th April: Pamela Courson dies from a heroin overdose. (Paris, France) (The Doors)

Monday 29th April: President Nixon announces release of White House Watergate tapes. (Nixon)

Friday 17th May: Richard Kleindienst enters guilty plea. (All the President's Men)

Saturday 18th May: Congress passes Homeland Security Act, deploying Sentinels to the most densely populated cities in the U.S. (X-Men: Days of Future Past)

Friday 24th May: Duke Ellington dies. (New York, New York) (The Cotton Club)

Sunday 26th May: Jenna Rink is born. (13 Going On 30)

June: Producer Swan steals Winslow Leach and has his minions beat him up and frame him for drug dealing. (New York City) (Phantom of the Paradise)

Tuesday 4th June: Charles Colson pleads guilty to felony obstruction. (All the President's Men)

Tuesday 9th July: The Glass Tower dedication ceremony as the tallest building in the world goes up in flames, literally. (San Francisco, CA) (The Towering Inferno)

Sunday 14th July: Carl Spaatz dies. (Washington, D.C.) (The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell)

Saturday 27th July: U.S. President Nixon charged with first of three articles of impeachment. (Nixon)

Monday 29th July: Christopher Boyce signs a security agreement to not transmit classified information to any unauthorized person or agency. (The Falcon and the Snowman)

Monday 5th August: Elena Benanidio checks into Hotel Francis Duke. (Central City) (Hotel for Dogs)

Tuesday 6th August: Tapes show Richard Nixon approved Watergate cover-up. (All the President's Men)

Thursday 8th August: Brad Majors' car breaks down and he and Janet Weiss encounter alien beings in a large mansion. (The Rocky Horror Picture Show)

Friday 9th August: Richard Nixon resigns; Gerald Ford sworn in. (All the President's Men)

Monday 26th August: Charles Lindbergh dies. (Maui, Hawaii) (The Spirit of St. Louis)

Sunday 8th September: President Gerald Ford, who assumed office on the heels of President Richard M. Nixon (Nixon)

Saturday 21st September: Los Angeles Times headline: "Beatle John Lennon Slain Shot Down Outside New York Apartment." (Los Angeles, California) (We Bought a Zoo)

Sunday 22nd September: Molly Vernon is raped at her home in the evening. (Glen Echo, Oregon) (Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon)

Tuesday 24th September: Mark Daniel Curtis is questioned by police about the brutal rape of Molly Vernon. (Glen Echo, Oregon) (Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon)

Saturday 28th September: The Glen Echo Press newspaper contains an article titled, "Drifter questioned and released in rape of Glen Echo woman." It is about Mark Daniel Curtis. (Glen Echo, Oregon) (Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon)

October: Kate Reilly is a Playmate. (Tremors 2)

Saturday 5th October: A bomb destroys a pub killing 5 and seriously injuring 75 people. (Guildford, England) (In the Name of the Father)

Wednesday 9th October: Oskar Shindler dies, and is taken for burial at the Latin Cemetery on Mount Zion, Jerusalem. (Frankfurt Germany) (Schindler's List)

Friday 8th November: Carol DaRonch narrowly escapes being abducted by serial killer Ted Bundy. (Salt Lake City, Utah) (Ted Bundy)

Sunday 10th November: Theodore Arroway dies of myocardial infarction, leaving his daughter Ellie an orphan. (Contact)

Sunday 10th November: Nyah Nordoff-Hall born. (Mission: Impossible 2)

Wednesday 13th November: Ronald DeFeo Jr massacres his parents, two brothers and two sisters - in his defense, the house told him to do it. (Amityville, New York) (The Amityville Horror)

Wednesday 13th November: A mother, father and four of their children murdered... No apparent motive. (Amityville, Long Island) (The Amityville Horror)

Wednesday 13th November: Karen Silkwood is discovered dead in a single car accident. (Crescent, Oklahoma) (Silkwood)

Thursday 14th November: An article about the DeFeo murders appears in the newspaper. (Amityville, Long Island) (The Amityville Horror)

Tuesday 3rd December: Winslow Leach assaults a guard and escapes from Sing Sing. After vandalizing Death Records, Leach is shot by a security guard. Fleeing police he leaps into the East River. His body is not recovered. (New York City) (Phantom of the Paradise)

Wednesday 4th December: Variety headline: "PARADISE GATES OPEN." (Phantom of the Paradise)

Thursday 5th December: Debbie is not born on this date. (Los Angeles, California) (This Is 40)

Monday 9th December: Winslow Leach composes music for Swan. (New York City) (Phantom of the Paradise)

Wednesday 11th December: Drake Myers checks into Hotel Francis Duke. (Central City) (Hotel for Dogs)

Wednesday 11th December: Winslow continues composing music. (New York City) (Phantom of the Paradise)

Thursday 12th December: Swan announces to the media that Leach's music will be performed by Beef. Leach is almost finished composing. (New York City) (Phantom of the Paradise)

Friday 13th December: Swan has Winslow Leach sealedup, but he escapes and kills Beef so that Phoenix can sing his music. (New York City) (Phantom of the Paradise)

Friday 20th December: John Grey and Nate Walker attend Ben Anderson's barbecue. Ben gets a phone call from Milton saying that the Apollo 18 mission was on. (Apollo 18)

Friday 20th December: John Grey and Nate Walker attend Ben Anderson's barbecue. Ben gets a phone call from Milton saying that the Apollo 18 mission was on. (Apollo 18)

Saturday 21st December: Apollo 18 mission is launched. (Apollo 18)

Wednesday 25th December: Grey remains in orbit aboard the Freedom Command module while Walker and Anderson land on the moon in the lunar module Liberty. While planting one of the detectors, the pair take moon rock samples. After returning to Liberty, the pair hear noises outside and a camera captures a small rock moving nearby. Houston claims the noises are interference from the ICBM detectors. Anderson finds a rock sample on the floor of Liberty despite having secured the samples. During further lunar exploration they discover footprints that lead them to a bloodstained, functioning Soviet LK lander, and a dead cosmonaut in a nearby crater. Walker queries Houston about the Soviet presence but is told only to continue with the mission. (Apollo 18)

Thursday 26th December: Walker is infected by aliens and becomes increasingly paranoid. The aliens breach his helmet, killing him. DoD refuses to rescue Anderson because he is infected. Grey attempts to rescue him, but rocks within Liberty reveal themselves to be aliens, which infect Anderson and cause him to crash Liberty into Freedom. (Apollo 18)

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