A cinematic timeline

Our history through cinema

2004

The Social Network

Mark Zuckerberg launches TheFacebook.com
2001

World Trade Center

Two port authority officers, Will Jimeno and John McLoughlin, are trapped under the rubble of the World Trade Center.
1994

Hotel Rwanda

Paul Rusesabagina, himself a Hutu, shelters hundreds of Tutsis and Hutus during the Rwandan genocide, while the Western world ignore the situation.
1981

Argo

The Iranian hostage crisis ends when all the hostages are released.
1972

Munich

Palestinian terrorists storm the Olympic Village apartment of Israeli athletes killing two people and taking nine more hostages.
1969

Apollo 13

Apollo 11. Neil Armstrong walks on the moon.
1968

Bobby

Robert F Kennedy wins the presidential primary in California, and is shot dead after delivering his victory speech.
1965

We Were Soldiers

A battalion of the 1st Cavalry Division is ambushed by the 8th Battalion of the 66th North Vietnamese Regiment.
1963

JFK

John F. Kennedy murdered by … someone.
1962

Thirteen Days

Cuban Missile Crisis.
1959

La Bamba

A plane crash takes the life of Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and J.D. Richardson.
1957

Nowhere Boy

John Lennon meets Paul McCartney.
1955

Walk The Line

Johnny Cash meets June Carter on tour.
1951

Raging Bull

Sugar Ray Robinson defeats Jake LaMotta for the middleweight boxing championship after LaMotta refuses to fall; finally, in the 13th round, the referee stops the fight – Robinson wins.
1950

Ray

Ray Robinson becomes Ray Charles and starts recording songs.
1947

42

Jackie Robinson becomes the first African American player in Major League Baseball when he enters Ebbets Field to compete for the Brooklyn Dodgers.
1945

Downfall

Hitler commits suicide.

Flags of our Fathers

The invasion of Iwo Jima by the US Marines is launched.
1944

Schindler’s List

Oskar Schindler obtains the liberation of the women at Auschwitz and transfers them to his own camp at Brunnlitz.

Valkyrie

Operation Valkyrie, a conspiracy to assassinate Adolf Hitler, fails when a bomb explodes but does not kill him.

The Longest Day

The Allies begin the largest amphibious invasion against the Third Reich. Normandy landing.
1943

A League of Their Own

The first year of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.
1942

Fat Man and Little Boy

Enrico Fermi produces the first nuclear chain reaction.

The Diary of Anne Frank

Anne Frank receives a journal.
1941

Pearl Harbor

The naval and air forces of the Japanese Empire attack the United States of America.
1940

Casablanca

The Nazis invade Paris.
1939

The King’s Speech

King George VI delivers the royal Christmas message on the radio with a friend and teacher, Lionel Logue, who helps him through every moment.
1937

Empire of the Sun

China and Japan enter an undeclared state of war.
1934

Public Enemies

John Dillinger escapes from prison using a wooden pistol.
1932

Gandhi

Gandhi starts a hunger strike to protest the separation of castes.

The Aviator

Howard Hughes connects in aviation.
1931

Bonnie & Clyde

After a visit to a café, Bonnie Parker meets Clyde Barrow, who was trying to steal his mother’s car, starting her career in crime.
1930

The Untouchables

Eliot Ness joins forces with James Malone to face Al Capone.
1920

Lawrence of Arabia

T.E. Lawrence begins to help the Arabs lead a guerrilla war against the Ottoman Empire.
1919

Eight Men Out

The Chicago White Sox cheat during the World Series.

Michael Collins

The Irish war of independence is waged against the United Kingdom.
1918

Max

While the Great War ends in Germany, the art dealer Max Rothman befriends the art student Adolf Hitler.
1914

The Babe

Babe Ruth is contracted by the Boston Red Sox for over $ 25,000.
1913

Chaplin

Royaume-Uni
1912

Titanic

The Titanic sinks.
1908

The Last Emperor

Puyi becomes emperor at the age of two.
1888

Lust for Life

Vincent van Gogh suffers from severe depression.
1886

Geronimo

Geronimo surrenders to US government troops.

The Elephant Man

Dr. Frederick Treves takes under his wing John Merrick, “the elephant man”.
1881

Tombstone

Gunfight at OK Corral.
1877

Young Guns

Billy The Kid meets Pat Garrett for the first time.
1876

The Last Samurai

Captain Nathan Algren arrives in Japan.
1867

The Assassination of Jesse James

The James Gang begins.
1864

Cold Mountain

The siege of Petersburg.
1862

Anna and the King

The King of Siam falls in love with the widowed British teacher Anna Leonowens.