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1961

A German who will fly a plane into Moscow's Red Square 19 years later is born. (Germany - Now You See Me)

Edward Bailey develops on weaponry. (Cuba - Red 2)

Project Mercury begins. (Cape Canaveral, Fla - The Right Stuff)

A photo of a Russian spy named Alek is taken. (Russia - Salt)

A Raisin in the Sun is released. (Six Degrees of Separation)

An impact on the Moon caused by a Cybertronian spacecraft called the Ark is detected. (VLA Radio Observatory, New Mexico - Transformers: Dark of the Moon)

Elijah Prince, aka Mr Glass, born in a department store. (Philadelphia, PA - Unbreakable)

Edwin Partridge resigns from the U.S. Army. (X-Men: Days of Future Past)

Tuesday 10th January: Dashiell Hammett dies. (New York, New York - Julia)

Friday 20th January: John F. Kennedy takes office. (Washington, D.C. - X-Men: Days of Future Past)

Tuesday 24th January: Marilyn Monroe divorces Arthur Miller. (The Rat Pack)

Saturday 18th February: Llewyn Davis signs his name to a contract dated February 18th, 1961 to receive his $200 fee for guitar work and backing vocals on the single Please, Mr. Kennedy. (New York City recording studio - Inside Llewyn Davis)

Thursday 2nd March: 7 MIB agents, an astronomer and a dumb kid who went down the wrong back road encounter aliens outside New York. (Men in Black)

Sunday 2nd April: Diarmuid Russell convinces Pamela "P.L." Travers to meet with Walt Disney about a film adaptation of her literary character, Mary Poppins. (London, England - Saving Mr. Banks)

Wednesday 12th April: First Manned Space Flight, Yuri Gagarin. (Soviet Union - The Right Stuff)

Thursday 20th April: Mickey Mantle hits 2 Home Runs. (New York City, New York - 61*)

Wednesday 3rd May: Upset that Disney wants an animated sequence in Mary Poppins, P.L. Travers leaves for London. (Burbank, California - Saving Mr. Banks)

Thursday 25th May: John F. Kennedy delivers his "I Believe We Should Go To The Moon" speech. (Transformers: Dark of the Moon)

Tuesday 30th May: Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris each hit 2 Home Runs. (Boston, Massachuestts - 61*)

Saturday 3rd June: Clarence Gideon is arrested and charged with breaking into a poolroom. (Florida - Gideon's Trumpet)

Monday 17th July: Ty Cobb dies. (Atlanta, Georgia - Cobb)

Friday 21st July: Gus Grissom's "Liberty Bell 7" capsule has a malfunction with the hatch and it explodes prematurely and takes on water. The capsule sinks and is not recovered until July 20, 1999, 30 years after the first moon landing. (Atlantic Ocean - The Right Stuff)

Wednesday 16th August: Roger Maris hits 2 Home Runs. (New York City, New York - 61*)

Thursday 7th September: "Mark" is born. (Gatlin, Nebraska - Children of the Corn)

Monday 25th September: "Rose" is born. (Gatlin, Nebraska - Children of the Corn)

Thursday 12th October: Bill Marks is born (ireland - Non-Stop)

Saturday 2nd December: Fidel Castro openly declares that he is a Marxist-Leninist. (Che!)

1962

Midtown Science High School is established. (New York City, New York - The Amazing Spider-Man 2)

Dean Vernon Wormer attempts to close down the Delta House Fraternity at Faber College. (Tennessee - Animal House)

Cuban Missile Crisis; a family goes into hiding. (Blast from the Past)

'To Kill A Mockingbird' released in cinemas. (Capote)

David Collins is born. (Collinsport, Maine - Dark Shadows)

Chiropractic medicine is recognized by medical associations around the world. (Double Whammy)

Down With Love. (Down With Love)

Secret agent 007 investigates the source of radio signals that are toppling American rockets. Here, he encounters the nefarious Dr. No and the criminal organization, SPECTRE. (Crab Key, off Jamaican coast - Dr. No)

Clyde Northcutt is born. (Fred Claus)

Hairspray. (Hairspray)

The United States carries out its 331st and last atmospheric nuclear test. (USA - The Hills Have Eyes)

'How Important Can It Be?' recorded by Wanda Jackson. (LA Confidential)

Matinee. (Matinee)

M.I. Pollard is born. (The Other Guys)

John Mason is imprisoned in Alcatraz prison. (san francisco - The Rock)

Scotty Smalls, Ben Rodriguez, and friends try to get an autographed baseball back from Mr.Myrtle's dog, Hercules. (Sawyer Valley, California - The Sandlot)

Ben & Violet Devereaux buy a large house from the Thorpe family. (New Orleans - The Skeleton Key)

Cuban Missile Crisis. (Thirteen Days)

900 B.C The Three Stooges useing a time machine and "Calm-Down Pills" help King Odius defeat good King Ullyllius in battle (Ithaca, Greece - The Three Stooges Meet Hercules)

Mr. Butterfield becomes the town historian. (Somerville, Massachusetts - Warlock III: The End of Innocence)

A young Bolivar Trask hypothesizes the link between traceable higher-order brain function and certain genetic mutations. (X-Men: Days of Future Past)

Thursday 4th January: Mersey Beat newspaper contains the headline "Beatles Top Poll!". (In His Life: The John Lennon Story)

February: A year on K. Gotti's package full of underwear. (The Bounty Hunter)

Friday 2nd February: Walter Mitty is born. (New York City, New York - The Secret Life of Walter Mitty)

Thursday 22nd February: Astronaunt John Glenn makes his first orbital flight. (Cape Canaveral - The Right Stuff)

Sunday 11th March: Thomas Anderson/Neo is born. (The Matrix)

Tuesday 13th March: Don, future zombie and father to Andy and Tammy, is born. (28 Weeks Later)

Tuesday 10th April: Stuart Sutcliffe, former bass guitarist for the pre-fame Beatles, dies suddenly of a brain haemorrhage in front of his girlfriend Astrid Kirchherr. (Hamberg, Germany - Backbeat)

Monday 16th April: Mob boss Patrice Saint-Clair born. (Geneva - Taken)

Saturday 28th April: Oskar Schindler awarded the honour of righteous Gentile. (Schindler's List)

May: The Corny Collins Show becomes racially integrated. The entire movie takes place within the week or so after we see the newspaper at the beginning. The date on the newspaper is May 3, 1962. I don't know if the 1988 version has the same date, but it is in May, 1962. (Baltimore, MD - Hairspray)

Saturday 12th May: Neil Daniels is born. (The Bourne Ultimatum)

June: A Russian spy named Alek returns to America in Lee Harvey Oswald's place. (America - Salt)

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