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Movie events on the 1st January


According to a lie, a spaceship lands. (Babylon) (The Invention of Lying)


Connor MacLeod born. (Glenfinnan, Scotland) (Highlander)


James K. Polk marries Sarah Childress. (Murfreesboro, Tennessee) (The Monroe Doctrine)


John Tunstall is assassinated by Murphy's henchmen while hunting a pheasant. (Young Guns)


On the spot of New Year, Dr Emmett L Brown arrives in Hill Valley from 1955. (Back to the Future Part III)


J. Edgar Hoover is born. (Washington, DC) (Hoover)


Dolores 'Lolita' Haze born. (Lolita)


Mob boss Michael Corleone flees when Fidel Castro takes power. (Cuba) (The Godfather: Part II)

Gambler Jack Weil flees when Fidel Castro takes power. (Cuba) (Havana)

Norville Barnes falls from the 45th storey of the Hudsucker Building at the strike of midnight, yet survives. (New York) (The Hudsucker Proxy)


C.C. Baxter and Fran Kubelik finish their gin game. (New York City) (The Apartment)


Christine "Christy" Boos is born. (Gatlin, Nebraska) (Children of the Corn)

Charlotte and Kate Flax get drunk on wine and go to a local convent. While Charlotte loses her virginity in the belltower, Kate almost drowns in a nearby river. (Massachusetts) (Mermaids)


The now-illegal Radio Rock pirate radio ship attempts to avoid arrest by relocating, but its engines explode. As the ship sinks, the crew is saved by loyal fans. (North Sea, off the coast of Great Britain) (The Boat That Rocked)


Sgt Barnes murders a Vietnamese woman, and his platoon burns their village. (Vietnam) (Platoon)

The theoretical Zodiac killer confides to a colleague about his plans. (Zodiac)


12:01am - The Poseidon, a luxury liner on its last voyage from Athens to New York, is struck by a 90ft tidal wave and capsizes. (The Poseidon Adventure)


Gunfight at Edward Hotel. (Miami, Florida) (Black Sunday)

Dick Vermeil's UCLA Bruins defeat the Ohio State Buckeyes in the Rose Bowl. (Pasadena, Ca) (Invincible)


The car Christine is destroyed... for now. (Christine)


Alan Abel dies of a heart attack on a ski trip. He gets better. (Sundance, Utah) (Abel Raises Cain)

At Molly's parents' house, Molly's dad shows Molly and Will's son Josh how to carve a chicken. (Red Dragon)


Christine "Christy" Boos is sacrificed. (Gatlin, Nebraska) (Children of the Corn)


USS Montana discovers intellegent life underwater. (Cayman Trough) (The Abyss)


After winning the heavyweight title by knocking out Union Cane, Tommy "The Machine" Gunn fights Rocky outside of a bar and loses. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) (Rocky V)


Jack Starks dies from a head injury, apparently. (The Jacket)


Bridget Jones meets Mark Darcy at Una & Geoffrey Alconbury's New Year's Day Turkey Curry Buffet. (Bridget Jones's Diary)


People show up at the hospital to show support for Bobby. His mother reveals to him that she was faking her illness and that his father left her. (Louisiana) (The Waterboy)


Aldrich Killian watches fireworks. (Bern, Switzerland) (Iron Man 3)


Dre Parker's height is measured on New Year's Day. (Detroit, MI) (The Karate Kid)


Dre Parker's height is measured on New Year's Day. (Detroit, MI) (The Karate Kid)


Just past midnight, Police Sergeant Jake Roenick assembles cops and criminals within Precinct 13 to defend against a rogue mob. (Detroit, Michigan) (Assault on Precinct 13)


Alex Wyler has a depressing New Year, trying to forget about Kate Forster. (The Lake House)


Stu Preissler spots 29 bird species, Kenny Bostick spots 31, and Brad Harris only spots 1. (The Big Year)

Fred spends New Years with his family and girlfriend Wanda. (Fred Claus)


Ellie calls Brad and tells her that she broke up with Darren. The two of them start a relationship. (The Big Year)


Kate and Brad have a baby, the first to be born in the New Year in the local area. This is captured by a local news crew, thus informing their parents. (San Francisco) (Four Christmases)


Seth and Kim kiss at midnight. Later, Seth cannot find her but keeps a napkin with a note from her saying to meet on the next New Year's Eve. (New York City) (New Year's Eve)

UFC Revolution fight between Chris Leben and Brian Stann is broadcasted on pay-per-view. (New Year's Eve)


The new year begins at midnight. (New York City) (New Year's Eve)


A former Army Ranger, Monarch recruits Diane Foster to spearhead training of their operatives. She takes on only the best and brightest soldiers to form G-Team (Godzilla: King of the Monsters)


Andrew Davies' permanent resident card expires. (Beastly)


Weyland makes significant adjustments to the David android prototype, facilitating David (Prometheus)


Based on recent classified findings by Weyland researchers, the company determines the exact coordinates of a new destination for long-time pet project: Project Prometheus. New round of investment is immediately opened and mission planning enters full-swing. (Prometheus)

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