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1959

August: Danny Zuko has to replace his best friend Kenickie after he knocks him out by mistake at an illegal race at thunder road against The Scorpions leader Leo. (thunder road near Rydell High School California - Grease)

August: Teddy Duchamp, Vern Tessio, Gordie Lachance and Chris Chambers see a dead body for the first time, and come back changed from boys into men. (just off the railway, outside Castle Rock, Maine - Stand By Me)

Friday 7th August: The New York Times contains A.H. Weiler's negative review of North by Northwest. (Hitchcock)

Wednesday 9th September: Michael Clayton is born. (Michael Clayton)

Sunday 13th September: The Castle Rock Women's Auxiliary Club Quilting Bee. (Castle Rock, Maine - Stand By Me)

October: Lee Harvey Oswald emigrates to Russia. (Russia - Salt)

Saturday 31st October: Lee Harvey Oswald goes to the US embassy stating that he wishes to renounce his US citizenship. (Moscow, Russia - Killing Kennedy)

Saturday 31st October: Lee Harvey Oswald defects to the Soviet Union. (Moscow, Russia - X-Men: Days of Future Past)

Wednesday 4th November: Claude "Lefty" Williams is born. (Laguna Beach, California - Eight Men Out)

Sunday 15th November: The Clutter family are murdered by burglars Richard 'Dick' Hickock and Perry Smith. (Holcomb, Kansas - Capote)

December: Oswald Cobblepot, aka: The Penguin, is born. (Gotham City, USA - Batman Returns)

December: Richard 'Dick' Hickock and Perry Smith are arrested for the murder of the Clutter family. (Capote)

Friday 11th December: In need of money to help her divorced boyfriend Sam Loomis, secretary Marion Crane steals $40,000 from one of her employer's clients and flees in her car. (Phoenix, Arizona - Psycho)

Saturday 12th December: Marion checks into the Bates Motel and meets Norman Bates, who tells her about his mother. She is stabbed to death in a shower. Norman puts her body, the money, and her car in the swamp. (Kern County, California - Psycho)

Friday 18th December: It has been one week since Marion Crane went missing. (Psycho)

Saturday 19th December: Private detective Milton Arbogast questions Norman. When he investigates the motel, he is stabbed to death and falls down the stairs. Sam Loomis and Marion's sister Lila worry about him. (Kern County, California - Psycho)

Sunday 20th December: Norman Bates is arrested when it is discovered that he had his mother's corpse and emulated her personality. His mother's personality seems to have completely taken over him. (Kern County, California - Psycho)

Friday 25th December: Dawn Davenport runs away from home after not receiving cha-cha heel shoes for Christmas and is impregnated by Earl Peterson. (Baltimore, Maryland - Female Trouble)

1960

The world picks itself up after the ravaging of World War III, spawning the rise of Big Brother. (1984)

Patrick Bateman is born. (Manhattan, New York - American Psycho)

Cassius Clay becomes a professional boxer. (Louisville, Kentucky - Balls of Fury)

President-elect John F Kennedy, the first president from the north since the War of Northern Aggression, looks to ban slavery, while fighting the Cold War in Canada. (CSA - C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America)

Che Guevara meets Alberto Granado for the first time since their epic trek across South America eight years beforehand. (Cuba - The Motorcycle Diaries)

Peggy Sue relives her high-school youth. (Peggy Sue Got Married)

The growing ranks of Brigade 2506 train in southern Florida and at a CIA-run training base near Retalhuleu, Guatamala. (Race to Witch Mountain)

Around this time, additions are built without any permits on the original structure of the building that becomes Five Point Trinity Church. (Dallas, Texas - Red State)

Estelle reads Edgar Paddington's mind when he tries to ask her out. (Los Angeles, California - Valentine's Day)

Thirteen-year-old Curt Wild is forced to undergo electroshock therapy after he is discovered performing a sexual act on his older brother. (Michigan - Velvet Goldmine)

The nuclear powered submarine USOS Seaview under goes her sea trials, which include a trip under the North Pole. (Santa Barbra, Ca. - Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea)

Saturday 2nd January: John F. Kennedy announces that he is a presidential candidate. (Washington D.C. - Killing Kennedy)

Saturday 9th January: Severus Snape born. (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire)

Saturday 30th January: Lily Potter born. (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2)

Wednesday 16th March: A bout de souffle is released. (France - The Squid and the Whale)

Sunday 1st May: American U-2 spy plane shot down. (Francis Gary Powers: The True Story of the U-2 Spy Incident)

Saturday 7th May: Leonid Brezhnev becomes President of the USSR. (Brezhnev)

Monday 23rd May: Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion announces to the world that Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann has been captured and will stand trial in Israel. (The Man Who Captured Eichmann)

Thursday 16th June: Psycho premiers with positive reception. (New York City, New York - Hitchcock)

Wednesday 13th July: Senator John F. Kennedy is nominated for the presidency by the Democratic Party Convention. (Los Angeles, California - The Rat Pack)

Wednesday 10th August: 'Ocean's Eleven' opens in cinemas. (The Rat Pack)

Wednesday 17th August: The Beatles arrive in Hamburg. (Hamburg, Germany - In His Life: The John Lennon Story)

Wednesday 17th August: John Lennon calls his aunt Mimi as soon as he gets to Hamburg, and will call her every week since then until he dies. (Hamburg, Germany - Nowhere Boy)

September: Fumio Sugihara, sworn brother to ailing yakuza boss Muraoka, is shot to death in a bold daylight attack; this leads to Muraoka's decision to step down. (Kure, Japan - The Yakuza Papers 3: Proxy War)

Monday 26th September: Kennedy and Nixon square off in a televised presidential debate. (Nixon)

Tuesday 25th October: Holly Golightly receives a cheque. (Breakfast at Tiffany's)

Tuesday 8th November: John F. Kennedy is ahead in the presidential election. (Washington D.C. - Killing Kennedy)

Tuesday 8th November: John F Kennedy elected U.S. President. (The Rat Pack)

Wednesday 16th November: Clark Gable dies of a heart attack. (Los Angeles, California - Gable and Lombard)

Friday 25th November: Maria Minerva Argentina Mirabal, Patria Mercedes Mirabal, and Maria Teresa Mirabal are assassinated by henchmen of dictator Rafael Trujillo. (Dominican Republic - Rains of Injustice)

Thursday 1st December: Sandra Dee marries Bobby Darin. (Beyond the Sea)

Sunday 25th December: Zachary Beaulieu born. (Quebec - C.R.A.Z.Y.)

1961

Less than 100 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California cars are made. (California - Ferris Bueller's Day Off)

Kathryn Krueger is born (Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare)

Grease 2. (Grease 2)

Laurie Myers is born. (Haddonfield, Illinois - Halloween II)

Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Child is released. (Julie & Julia)

K-19 The Widowmaker. (K-19: The Widowmaker)

Piscine Molitor Patel is born. (Pondicherry, India - Life of Pi)

At the American Association of Forensic Science awards dinner, Dr Donald Harper relates the tale of Sidney Barringer's suicide/murder in 1958. (Magnolia)

Howard W. Campbell, Jr., while awaiting execution in Israel, recounts his life as an American Spy posing as a Nazis propagandist, before committing suicide. (Haifa, Israel - Mother Night)

Mothra rampages through Tokyoto get two small girls. (Tokyo - Mothra)

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