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1962

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)

Monday 11th June: John and Clarence Anglin and Frank Lee Morris escape from Alcatraz federal prison. (San Francisco Bay - Escape from Alcatraz)

Tuesday 12th June: George Lucas survives a nearly fatal wreck after racing his car at top speed just two days before his high school graduation. (Fall of a Saga)

Thursday 14th June: Evan Baxter, newscaster, congressman, and ark builder, is born. (Evan Almighty)

Friday 15th June: Future news-anchor, congressman and ark-builder Evan Baxter is born. (Evan Almighty)

Thursday 28th June: Mickey Cochrane dies. (Lake Forest, Illinois - Cobb)

Tuesday 10th July: The date on a document about the impact on the Moon. (Langley, Virginia - Transformers: Dark of the Moon)

August: The giant ape King Kong is kidnapped and transported to Japan to fight Godzilla. (Tokoyo, Japan - King Kong vs Godzilla)

August: The Muraoka Family in Hiroshima and the Yamamori Family in Kure join forces. Yamamori becomes the yakuza boss of the newly combined family with 200 members. (Kure, Japan - The Yakuza Papers 3: Proxy War)

Sunday 5th August: Marilyn Monroe dies from an overdose of barbiturates(?). (Los Angeles, California - Goodnight, Sweet Marilyn)

Sunday 5th August: Nelson Mandela is arrested and imprisoned in the Johannesburg Fort. (Johannesburg, South Africa - Invictus)

Wednesday 22nd August: John Lennon's aunt Mimi is upset when he tells her that he's having a child and getting married. (Liverpool, England - In His Life: The John Lennon Story)

Thursday 23rd August: Cynthia Powell and John Lennon get married at Mount Pleasant Register office. (Liverpool, England - In His Life: The John Lennon Story)

September: Bob Falfa loses a race to John Milner by wrecking his car; Steve and his teenage friends go their separate ways. (Modesto, CA - American Graffiti)

Sunday 2nd September: It snows on the day that Annie is born to Henrietta and Professor Knowby. (Tennessee - Evil Dead II)

Wednesday 12th September: John F. Kennedy's "We choose to go to the Moon" speech. (Washington, DC - Apollo 18)

Wednesday 12th September: Test #78: Mutation Enhancement. Dr. Cockroach turns himself into a human cockroach. (Monsters vs Aliens)

Tuesday 25th September: The day of the last atmospheric nuclear test on US soil. (The Hills Have Eyes)

October: The retired Santa Claus XIX takes Evie out for a ride and nearly starts World War III during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Santa Claus XX looks him in the eye and says Steve believes the sleigh shouldn't be used anymore. (Arthur Christmas)

Sunday 14th October: The Cuban Missile Crisis begins. (Thirteen Days)

Saturday 20th October: The White House press corps is told that President John F. Kennedy has a cold; in reality, he is holding secret meetings with advisors on the eve of ordering a blockade of Cuba. (Thirteen Days)

Monday 22nd October: U.S. President John F. Kennedy announces that the Soviet Union has placed nuclear weapons in Cuba and, in response, the United States will establish a blockade around the island to prevent any other offensive weapons from entering Castro's state. (Thirteen Days)

Monday 22nd October: Charles redirects Erik's focus from rage to serenity by accessing a memory of his mother. This helps Erik move a satellite dish. The X-Men watch John F. Kennedy's address on TV. (North Salem, New York - X-Men: First Class)

Sunday 28th October: The Cuban Missile Crisis is averted. Erik Lehnsherr kills Sebastian Shaw. After unintentionally crippling Charles Xavier, he leaves Division X. He and Raven Darkholme joins the Hellfire Club. (Cuba - X-Men: First Class)

Wednesday 7th November: Eleanor Roosevelt dies of bone marrow tuberculosis. (Manhattan, New York - Eleanor, First Lady of the World)

Friday 9th November: Bridget Jones born. (Bridget Jones's Diary)

Thursday 15th November: Delta Fraternity is brought before the Greek Council on charges of misconduct. (Faber College - Animal House)

Tuesday 20th November: John F. Kennedy's address regarding the Cuban Missile Crisis is broadcasted in the week of Thanksgiving. (X-Men: First Class)

1963

The first BKE party known as The Roaring '20s takes place. (Harmon, Ohio - Accepted)

Money is printed, later to be held for an emergency by Doc Brown. (Back to the Future Part II)

For some unknown reason, birds begin a series of attacks on people. (Bodega Bay, California - The Birds)

Cowboys Jack Twist and Ennis Del Mar meet and fall in love. (Brokeback Mountain)

Frank Abangale Sr. is made a lifetime member of the Rotary Club. (New Rochelle, NY - Catch Me If You Can)

Dirty Dancing. (Dirty Dancing)

Gen Jack D Ripper orders four B-52s to bomb a secret nuclear site beneath the Arctic peaks of the Zhokhov Islands. (Dr. Strangelove)

A cargo aircraft crashes after running into a sand storm, the crew rebuilds the aircraft and flies to safety. (Sahara dessert - Flight of the Phoenix)

Integration of the University of Alabama. (Forrest Gump)

The Tax The Churches League is sent to prison for the attempted kidnapping of Billy Graham. (Foul Play)

Full Metal Jacket. (Full Metal Jacket)

Ben Selleck is born. (Temecula, California - The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard)

Michael Myers murders his sister Judith and is committed to a mental asylum. (Halloween)

Bald cypress becomes Louisiana state tree. (Louisiana - Hatchet)

JFK assassinated by... someone. (JFK)

A morning news program called Daybreak begins airing on television. (New York City - Morning Glory)

Tuff Ryan get taught to drive by her father. (Defiance, OH - The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio)

Frank Castle, aka: the Punisher, is born. (The Punisher)

Craig Mitchell is born. (Quantum of Solace)

Charlie Babbit born. (Rain Man)

John Mason escapes Alcatraz prison. (San Francisco, CA - The Rock)

Future White House Chief of Staff Hayden Sinclair is born. (The Rock)

Lilies of the Field is released. (Six Degrees of Separation)

JFK starts an embargo against Cuba, putting an end to Cuban-made sansabelt slacks. The move sets him up to be assassinated by male models. (Zoolander)

January: Edwin Partridge alludes to the threat of mutants during a rally. (X-Men: Days of Future Past)

January: Jason Stryker, son of William Stryker, is born. (X-Men: Days of Future Past)

February: Erik Lehnsherr recruits Lee Harvey Oswald to kill General Edwin Partridge. (X-Men: Days of Future Past)

Sunday 17th March: Macgruber is born according to his passport. (Kotelnich, Russia - MacGruber)

Thursday 21st March: Alcatraz Prison closes down and transfers its last prisoners. (San Francisco Bay - Escape from Alcatraz)

Saturday 6th April: Frank White is arrested for the possession of an unregistered firearm. (New York City - King of New York)

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