The Movie Timeline - be obsessive, be very obsessive


Movie history events from 1981

Paul Finch is born. (American Pie)

Thomas and Martha Wayne are shot during a mugging in front of their son, Bruce. (Gotham City, USA) (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice)

Spanish Armada doesn't happen. (Billy Madison)

David Plummens, Jade, and Jesse are born. (Bride of Chucky)

Kids such as Cam Brady call Marty Huggins "Tickle Shit" because he shits when he is tickled. (The Campaign)

Movie producer Fanny Nash is stabbed by her personal trainer and then develops agoraphobia. (The Last Shot)

W.E. Sawyer dies in the gas chamber. (Texas) (Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III)

Tom's father tells him via radio that he is on a verge of a discovery and will therefore miss his birthday. (New York City) (Mr. Popper's Penguins)

La Gambina Trattoria starts getting patronage around this time. (New York City, New York) (New Year's Eve)

The events of the original A Nightmare on Elm Street take place. (A Nightmare on Elm Street)

Barry is born. (Conyer, Pennsylvania) (Prisoners)

Frank Moses and other CIA agents are part of a secret mission in fall. (San Benito, Guatemala) (Red)

Gerry Bertier's funeral. (Alexandria, Virginia) (Remember the Titans)

Lew Hayward dies of a heart attack while playing golf. (Scrooged)

Criminal Law PCL CL book ranges from this year to the next. (Something Borrowed)

Mr. Escalante holds a summer course to get students ready for calculus. (East Los Angeles, CA) (Stand and Deliver)

Matt Franklin starts having a crush on Tori Fredreking. (Los Angeles, California) (Take Me Home Tonight)

Martin Asher falls in ice-cold water. His twin brother Reese jumps in to save him. Martin is the only one who makes it to the shore. (Saint Michel) (Taking Lives)

The year Ted mentions when he makes fun of a fish. (Ted)

The Thing reaches civilisation and begins systematic assimilation of all animal life. (The Thing)

Henrik gets titanium in his arm after he breaks it. (Argentina) (The Thing)

Oliver leaves his wife. (Los Angeles, California) (This Is 40)

Harold Lee and Kumar Patel are born. (A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas)

Carl Peterson meets Randy Dupree. (You, Me and Dupree)

January: Mark Chapman pleads guilty. (New York City, New York) (The Killing of John Lennon)

Sunday 4th January: Deke and Fox raid a drug lab in The Bronx. Fox threatens one of the drug dealers with a shotgun when he tries to bribe them. Fox then gets very emotional when he sees a little kid that works in the drug lab. (New York City, New York) (Nighthawks)

Tuesday 6th January: Local constables try to apprehend "Wulfgar", but are gunned downed by him. (New York City, New York) (Nighthawks)

Tuesday 20th January: The Iran Hostage Crisis ends when all hostages are released. (Iran) (Argo)

Tuesday 20th January: A Sentinel is present at Ronald Reagan's presidential inauguration. (Washington, D.C.) (X-Men: Days of Future Past)

Sunday 25th January: The Superdome: Philadelphia head coach Dick Vermeil leads the Eagles to their first Super Bowl appearance. (New Orleans, La) (Invincible)

Thursday 12th February: Wally Weaver dies from cancer. (New York, New York) (Watchmen)

Sunday 1st March: Ron Weasley is born. (Hogwarts) (Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone)

Tuesday 24th March: An alignment of the stars in the Casseopeia region heralds the Second Coming of Christ. (England) (Omen III: The Final Conflict)

Monday 30th March: John Hinckley Jr. attempts to assassinate President Ronald Reagan. (Washington D.C.) (The Killing of John Lennon)

Friday 17th April: Sgt. Dennis Meechum participates in an undercover operation and saves the lives of two fellow officers. (Los Angeles, California) (Best Seller)

Tuesday 21st April: A fog brings Blake and his comrades back as undead. (Antonio Bay, California) (The Fog)

Monday 11th May: Bob Marley dies from cancer at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital. (Funny People)

Monday 11th May: Bob Marley dies. (Miami, Florida) (We Bought a Zoo)

Wednesday 13th May: Pope John Paul II is shot and wounded by Turkish terrorist Mehmet Ali Agca. (Rome, Italy) (Pope John Paul II)

Thursday 14th May: A charity match between Rocky and Thunderlips takes place. (Rocky III)

Friday 15th May: A newspaper with an article about the fight between Rocky and Thunderlips is printed. (Rocky III)

Tuesday 26th May: Jenna Rink turns 7. (13 Going On 30)

Wednesday 3rd June: McLovin is born. (Superbad)

July: Wet Hot American Summer. (Wet Hot American Summer)

July: The Laurel Canyon Murders or the Wonderland Murders happened. (Hollywood, Ca.) (Wonderland)

Wednesday 8th July: A nurse tends to Hannibal Lecter, and he attacks her, causing her to need a reset jaw and eye. (The Silence of the Lambs)

Tuesday 14th July: Chris Gardner completes a sale of his medical device for the first time in months. (The Pursuit of Happyness)

Tuesday 28th July: Dehlia Draycott gives birth to a daughter, Jane, and gives the baby up for adoption. (USA) (Nancy Drew)

August: Laurie Strode gives birth to John. (Halloween: H20)

Saturday 15th August: Rocky loses a boxing match against Clubber Lang. Mickey Goldmill dies after having a heart attack. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) (Rocky III)

Tuesday 18th August: The last day of camp. (Camp Firewood) (Wet Hot American Summer)

Friday 21st August: Cameron and Tyler Winlevoss are born. (Southampton, New York) (The Social Network)

Monday 24th August: Mark David Chapman is sentenced to prison for 20 years to life. (New York City, New York) (The Killing of John Lennon)

Tuesday 25th August: Daily News headline: LENNON KILLER GETS 20-TO-LIFE. (New York City, New York) (The Killing of John Lennon)

September: Jeff Spicoli is late for Mr. Hand's U.S. history class on the first day of school. Stacy Hamilton loses her virginity to Ron Johnson at "The Point". Brad Hamilton helps Arnold get a job at All American Burger. (Ridgemont, CA) (Fast Times at Ridgemont High)

September: Mr. Escalante teaches calculus. (East Los Angeles, CA) (Stand and Deliver)

Wednesday 2nd September: Chris Gardner receives a severe tax demand. (San Francisco) (The Pursuit of Happyness)

Friday 25th September: Chris Gardner's bank account is drained by the government for his tax bill. (San Francisco) (The Pursuit of Happyness)

October: Minrec brother wins mini chess championship. (1984)

Saturday 17th October: Dehlia Draycott writes her will. (California) (Nancy Drew)

Saturday 31st October: Voldemort tries to kill Harry Potter after murdering his parents & resultantly loses physical form. Hagrid rescues baby Harry from Godric's Hollow. (Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone)

Saturday 31st October: An attack on Harry Potter destroys Lord Voldemort's powers; Harry survives, with a lightning bolt shaped scar on his forehead, and Voldemort's spectral being flees to Albania. (Godric's Hollow, England) (Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone)

November: While covering for Arnold, Brad is fired from All American Burger after threatening a costumer and using foul language. Ron calls Stacy for the last time. (Ridgemont, CA) (Fast Times at Ridgemont High)

Tuesday 3rd November: Maggie Feller asks for a puppy, and for a day she her sister Rose get one, till their father removes it from them. (In Her Shoes)

Thursday 5th November: Caroline Feller commits suicide by driving into a tree, leaving two daughters - Rose and Maggie - in the care of her husband. (In Her Shoes)

Friday 13th November: Frank Barnes starts working on railroads as an engineer. (Unstoppable)

Sunday 29th November: Dehlia Draycott dies. (Hollywood, CA) (Nancy Drew)

December: Mark "Rat" Ratner takes Stacy out on a date. (Ridgemont, CA) (Fast Times at Ridgemont High)

December: Angel Guzman brings his ill grandma to Mr. Escalante's house for dinner. (East Los Angeles, CA) (Stand and Deliver)

Saturday 5th December: Thomas Marcano and John Reilly kill Sean Nokes. (New York City) (Sleepers)

Wednesday 16th December: A boxing match takes place. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) (Rocky III)

Friday 25th December: Christmas is saved. (Arthur Christmas)

Friday 25th December: Jim Williams' lavish Christmas Party, where he murders his hotheaded ex-lover Billy. (Savannah, GA) (Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil)

Friday 25th December: Rocky Balboa defeats Ivan Drago, who was already killed Apollo Creed, in an exhibition boxing match. (Soviet Union) (Rocky IV)

Thursday 31st December: International terrorist "Wulfgar" leaves a massive bomb inside of a shopping center and kills hundreds of people. (London, England) (Nighthawks)

Thursday 31st December: Detective Deke DaSilva disguises himself as a woman to capture a couple of muggers. (New York City, New York) (Nighthawks)


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