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1968

Monday 11th November: Walter E. Kurtz is photographed before he disappears. (Vietnam - Apocalypse Now)

Thursday 28th November: Thanksgiving: Young Eddie Murphy stuns his gathered family with a joke about a monkey that tells a lion he can change the weather. (Eddie Murphy Raw)

December: The Doors record "Touch Me". (Los Angeles, California - The Doors)

Tuesday 24th December: Frank Cross meets Claire Phillips for the first time. (Scrooged)

Wednesday 25th December: Clyde Northcutt doesn't receive a Superman cape from Santa for Christmas. (Fred Claus)

1969

Tommy Frigo is James Brennan's best friend until he turns 4. (Adventureland)

Ted Kennedy suffers an accident. (Chappaquiddick - All the President's Men)

Young William Miller's sister leaves, and William goes on the road with rock band, Still Water. (Almost Famous)

In summer, Noah Levenstein and his friends go on a trip to meet women who are willing to have sex for Jimi Hendrix LPs, meeting a hooker who tells them about a book that shows sex techniques. Noah writes a Book of Love that he calls The Bible. (American Pie Presents: The Book of Love)

Donald "Boon" Schoenstein and his girlfriend Katy divorce. (Animal House)

Dr Evil steals Austin Powers' mojo and tries to destroy Washington with a laser on the moon, before going to 2003. (Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me)

Maddy Bowen's father returns from the Vietnam War. (Blood Diamond)

Dr. Julia Hoffman is hired to make David Collins feel better about his problems concerning his mother. (Collinsport, Maine - Dark Shadows)

Fighter pilot T. J. Kong destroys entire world in vast nuclear annihilation. (Laputa, Russia - Dr. Strangelove)

Dr. Freund becomes a professor of another medical subject. (Drag Me To Hell)

An unseen force pulls a boy to hell. (Pasadena, California - Drag Me To Hell)

Deena Jones and The Dreams have a No 1 hit record. (Dreamgirls)

Two bikers take a cross country odyssey from Califirona to Mardi Gras. (America - Easy Rider)

F.F.Fox is Whack Bat Most Valuable Player of the Fox-Years of '69 and '69 1/2. (Fantastic Mr. Fox)

James Bond marries Tracy di Vicenzo, though Tracy is killed by Blofeld almost immediately. (For Your Eyes Only)

Smoking is aloud on air flights. (The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard)

A group of special forces slip over the border from South Vietnam into North Vietnam and kidnap a top Vietnamese general. (North Vietnam - Green Berets)

Gryffindor Quiditch team player R.J.H. King wins an award. (Hogwarts - Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone)

Alex M. Kintner is born. (Amity Island - Jaws)

Jim Garrison prosecutes Clay Shaw for conspiracy in the JFK assassination; Shaw is found not guilty. (New Orleans, Louisiana - JFK)

Alan Parrish digs up the 'Jumanji' board-game; begins playing with Sarah Whittle but mysteriously disappears. (nr Brantford, New Hampshire - Jumanji)

Pope Paul VI eliminates the feast day of St. Nicholas, making it an optional celebration instead. (Miracle on 34th Street)

Bolinger wine is produced. (Moonraker)

Nancy Parker is born. (A Nightmare on Elm Street 4)

Jesse Hoover is born. (Offspring)

Man lands on the Moon. World Population - 3.6 Billion. (Pandorum)

Edward Bailey receives a pipe for a wedding anniversary either this year or the previous. (Red 2)

This year is written on a football. (Alexandria, Virginia - Remember the Titans)

A chemical spill at the VA hospital brings corpses to life. (nr Pittsburgh - The Return of the Living Dead)

Raymond Sellars is born. (Detroit, Michigan - RoboCop)

Erik Milbrandt is born. (RoboCop)

Rocky gets a locker at the gym. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Rocky)

Wendy Savage is born. (The Savages)

Lloyd Dobler is born. (Seattle, Washington - Say Anything...)

Walter Mitty's father dies on a Tuesday. He gets a haircut and a job on Thursday. (New York City, New York - The Secret Life of Walter Mitty)

Brennan Huff is born. (Sacramento, CA - Step Brothers)

Dreyton Sawyer is born. (Newt, Texas - Texas Chainsaw 3D)

The story of Tropic Thunder takes place in winter. (South East Vietnam - Tropic Thunder)

Withnail and his friend, two resting actors, leave for a break in the country. (London - Withnail & I)

Monday 20th January: Richard M. Nixon inaugurated as 37th President of the United States. (Washington, DC - Nixon)

February: Joan and Bernard Berkman see A bout de souffle at the Thalia Theatre with the Dicksteins. (New York City - The Squid and the Whale)

Monday 3rd March: The United States Navy establishes an elite school for the top one percent of pilots. (Top Gun)

Wednesday 5th March: Jim Morrison is charged with lewd behavior at a concert. (Miami, Florida - The Doors)

Friday 4th April: Ted and Joanna Kramer marry. (Kramer vs Kramer)

Monday 7th April: Ruth Wilson is wanted by the FBI for unlawful flight and manslaughter. (Lesburg, Florida - Ferris Bueller's Day Off)

Monday 5th May: Eddie Cicotte dies. (Detroit, Michigan - Eight Men Out)

Thursday 8th May: The date that a teenager one day claims to have been born in order to drink at a pub. (Sandford, Gloucestershire - Hot Fuzz)

Sunday 11th May: The 101 Airbourn, 187th infantry, and the B company, 3rd battalion fight the Vietnamese. (Ashau Valley, Vietnam - Hamburger Hill)

Tuesday 20th May: American troops leave Hamburger Hill with huge losses from Vietnamese bullet fire. (Ashau Valley, Vietnam - Hamburger Hill)

Friday 30th May: Nguyen Van Thieu vows never to agree to a coalition government. (Kissinger and Nixon)

June: Jo Harding's father is swept away by a 'F5' tornado. (Twister)

Sunday 8th June: Nixon and Thieu meet at Midway. (Midway Island - Nixon)

Monday 9th June: Gebruder Gumbold writes a letter to Hilary Bray. (On Her Majesty's Secret Service)

Wednesday 11th June: A film adaptation of True Grit is released. (United States - I Love You, Beth Cooper)

Thursday 12th June: Hilary Bray writes a letter replying to Gumbold. (On Her Majesty's Secret Service)

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