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1971

Saturday 13th March: A movie stops playing at a theater. (Detroit, Michigan - Baadasssss!)

Sunday 14th March: A movie starts playing at a theater. (Detroit, Michigan - Baadasssss!)

Friday 26th March: A movie stops playing at a theater. (Detroit, Michigan - Baadasssss!)

Saturday 27th March: Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song premeirs at a theater. (Detroit, Michigan - Baadasssss!)

April: Raoul Duke and Dr Gonzo go on a drug-fuelled trip. (Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas)

Thursday 15th April: David Webb - later to become spy Jason Bourne - is born. (Missouri - The Bourne Supremacy)

Friday 16th April: Anthony Curtis and other members of the 1st Marine Recon Battalion have to retreat from a firefight with North Vietnamese troops and wait for airstrike in order to complete there mission. (Quang Tri Province, Vietnam - Dead Presidents)

Saturday 15th May: After graduating from college, five friends take one last road trip to Mexico before saying goodbye. (Austin, Tezas - Fandango)

Wednesday 16th June: Amelia Donaghy born. (The Bone Collector)

Saturday 3rd July: Jim Morrison dies of heart failure, likely caused by a drug overdose. (Paris, France - The Doors)

Saturday 3rd July: Jim Morrison dies. (Paris, France - Rock 'n' Roll Frankenstein)

Tuesday 13th July: Benjamin Mee is born. (California - We Bought a Zoo)

Monday 26th July: Inspector William Armstrong traces the Zodiac Killer back to the school they suspect he worked at. (Zodiac)

Monday 26th July: Inspector William Armstrong traces the Zodiac killer back to a school janitor. (Zodiac)

Monday 2nd August: The Nixon administration officially acknowledges that the CIA is maintaining a force of 30,000 'irregulars' fighting the Communist Pathet Lao in Laos. (Nixon)

Wednesday 4th August: The police visit Arthur Leigh Allen in connection with the Zodiac killings. (Zodiac)

Sunday 15th August: Richard Nixon turns his attention away from the war in Vietnam and announces a sweeping series of economic initiatives, including a ninety-day freeze on wages and rents, as well as the end of America's twenty-five-year-old policy of converting foreign money into gold. (Nixon)

Friday 3rd September: Life magazine headline: "AMERICAN OUTDOORS: THE ENDLESS WEEKEND." Bike riders are on the cover. (New York City, New York - The Secret Life of Walter Mitty)

Saturday 4th September: First day of school. (Alexandria, Virginia - Remember the Titans)

October: Caretaker Willie Loomis believed that this was the time when he met Barnabas Collins while he was drunk. (Collinsport, Maine - Dark Shadows)

Wednesday 6th October: Jacob Singer and 1st Air Calvary Division are attacked while on patrol (Mekong Delta, Vietnam - Jacob's Ladder)

Friday 12th November: Richard Nixon sets February 1, 1972, as the deadline for the withdrawal of an additional 45,000 U.S. troops. (Nixon)

Friday 26th November: Danny Greene kills Mike Frato in "self-defense". (Cleveland, OH - Kill The Irishman)

December: The Indo-Pakistani War. (Life of Pi)

Thursday 23rd December: Jimmy Hoffa released from prison on the condition he not participate in union activities for 10 years. (Hoffa)

Friday 24th December: Frank Cross dumps Claire Phillips to pursue his career. (Scrooged)

1972

A Uruguayan college rugby team's chartered airplane crashes deep in the icy mountains. (Andes - Alive)

Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncover Watergate. (Washington DC - All the President's Men)

A year on a gravestone. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

Martin Sylvester Huggins is born. (Pine Crest, North Carolina - The Campaign)

Zola receives a terminal diagnosis. (Captain America: The Winter Soldier)

Malachi starts leading the biggest boys. (Gatlin, Nebraska - Children of the Corn)

Young Frankie Maguire witnesses the murder of his father. (Belfast, Ireland - The Devil's Own)

President Nixon hires Betsy Jobs and Arlene Lorenzo as dog walkers for Checkers. (The White House - Dick)

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

3 talking apes from the future travel back in time and land off the coast of California. (Los Angles, Ca. - Escape from the Planet of the Apes)

M.K.Silvery-Marmoset is Whack Bat Most Valuable Player of the Fox-Year of '72. (Fantastic Mr. Fox)

Jeff Spicoli starts getting stoned. (Ridgemont, CA - Fast Times at Ridgemont High)

Moonlight Graham dies. (Field of Dreams)

Lts. Jake Grafton, and Virgil Cole, make an illegal bombing run over Hanoi. (Hanoi, North Vietnam - Flight of the Intruder)

Walt Kowalski gets his Gran Torino car. (Gran Torino)

George Madison is born. (How Do You Know)

Eileen and Frank get married. (Tipperary, Ireland - Leap Year)

Bill Django is shot by an enemy. (Bihn Duong Province, Vietnam - The Men Who Stare at Goats)

Bill gets lost in the New Age movement. (United States - The Men Who Stare at Goats)

A colonel visits the north pole on an expedition. (North Pole - Miracle on 34th Street)

Steve Carlton plays for the Philadelphia Phillies. (Moneyball)

11 Israeli athletes are killed at the Olympics by terrorists; a group of Mossad agents track down the Black September group responsible. (Munich - Munich)

Richard Nixon makes a state visit. (China - Nixon)

Astronaut Landon graduates college, as 'the golden boy'. (Planet of the Apes)

Brigadier General Francis X Hummel fights in the Vietnam War. (Vietnam - The Rock)

Johnny Smalls, David Durango, and friends try to get a model rocket back from Mr.Myrtle's dog, Goliath, son of Hercules. (Sawyer Valley, California - The Sandlot 2)

Garry meets Bennings. (The Thing)

Nixon wins by a landslide. (Timecop)

George W Bush drink-drives. (W.)

Trask and Nixon take a secret meeting for 18 1/2 minutes. (Washington, D.C. - X-Men: Days of Future Past)

Monday 3rd January: Gary King is born. (Newport Haven, UK - The World's End)

Monday 10th January: Former Vice President Hubert Humphrey criticizes President Richard Nixon, saying that it was taking longer for President Nixon to withdraw U.S. troops from Vietnam than it did to defeat Hitler. (Nixon)

Thursday 13th January: U.S. President Richard M. Nixon announces that 70,000 U.S. troops will leave South Vietnam over the next three months, (Nixon)

Friday 14th January: Astronauts Dodge, Landon, Stewart, and Taylor leave Cape Kennedy aboard Liberty 1 and go through a Hasslein Curve. (Planet of the Apes)

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