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1972

Sunday 13th February: Earl Malcolm Spellman is born. (Chicago, Illinois - Wanted)

Monday 21st February: President Richard Nixon takes a dramatic first step toward normalizing relations with the communist People's Republic of China (PRC) by traveling to Beijing for a week of talks. (Nixon)

Saturday 26th February: Alice Cooper performs at the Winnipeg Arena. (Winnipeg, California - Dark Shadows)

March: Larry's girlfriend wants to have an abortion but changes her mind after they have pizza. (Los Angeles, California - This Is 40)

Wednesday 1st March: John Mitchell begins his job as Nixon's campaign manager. (All the President's Men)

Wednesday 15th March: Earliest phone call made to the GOP from Watergate burglars. (All the President's Men)

Wednesday 15th March: Actor Edward Lionheart comes out of retirement and murders critic George Maxwell. (London - Theatre of Blood)

Monday 10th April: Date of incriminating cashiers check written out to Kenneth H Dahlberg. (All the President's Men)

Monday 10th April: Charlie Chaplin accepts an honorary Academy Award for his "incalculable" contribution to the art of filmmaking. (Los Angeles, California - Chaplin)

Monday 10th April: The U.S. table tennis team begins a weeklong visit to the People's Republic of China at the invitation of China's communist government. (Forrest Gump)

Sunday 23rd April: Adrian Franklin is born. (The Adjustment Bureau)

May: Richard Collier is given an old pocket-watch by an old woman who whispers "Come back to me". (Somewhere In Time)

Tuesday 2nd May: J. Edgar Hoover dies at his home. (Washington, D.C. - J. Edgar)

Tuesday 2nd May: FBI Director J Edgar Hoover dies. (The Rock)

Friday 5th May: J Edgar Hoover dies. (Washington DC - Nixon)

Thursday 11th May: Forrest Gump appears on the Dick Cavett show with John Lennon. lennons appearance on the dick cavett show was originally with yoko ono. forrest appeared on the show instead of yoko in the movie. original footage: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IALrFZTS1yM (dick cavett show - Forrest Gump)

Monday 15th May: George Wallace is shot by Arthur Bremer. (Laurel, Maryland - George Wallace)

Friday 19th May: 'Too Much Spring' by Richard Collier opens; Elise McKenna visits him and presents him with a watch, before dying that same night. (Somewhere In Time)

Monday 22nd May: Richard Nixon arrives in Moscow for a summit with Soviet leaders. (Moscow - Nixon)

June: A fourteenth civil rights protester dies 4 1/2 months after thirteen others are killed by British paratroopers. (Derry, Northern Ireland - Bloody Sunday)

June: Class of 1972 graduates. (Boston, MA - Good Will Hunting)

Saturday 17th June: The break-in at the Democratic National Committee occurs. (All the President's Men)

Saturday 17th June: Forrest witnesses the Watergate break-in and facilitates the burglars' arrest. (Washington, D.C. - Forrest Gump)

Wednesday 28th June: U.S. President Nixon announces that no more draftees will be sent to Vietnam unless they volunteer for such duty. (Nixon)

July: Theatre Monthly prints an article entitled 'Elise McKenna: The Final Years'. (Somewhere In Time)

Monday 24th July: Story in the New York Times published about calls to the GOP offices linked to Watergate. (All the President's Men)

August: The Washington Post publishes the Dahlberg story. (All the President's Men)

Friday 4th August: Dictator Idi Amin gives Uganda's 50,000 Asians 90 days to leave the country thanks to a dream. (Uganda - The Last King of Scotland)

Friday 18th August: Life magazine headline: "SURGE TO OLYMPICS." (New York City, New York - The Secret Life of Walter Mitty)

Tuesday 22nd August: A bank robbery to afford a transexual operation becomes a siege. (Dog Day Afternoon)

September: The Washington Post publishes the Mitchell story. (All the President's Men)

Monday 4th September: The Five Heartbeats perform with Flash as their new lead singer and Eddie King makes an impromptu visit after the show. (Beacon Theatre New York City - The Five Heartbeats)

Tuesday 5th September: Palestinian terrorists storm the Olympic Village apartment of the Israeli athletes killing two and taking nine others hostage. (Munich, West Germany - Munich)

October: The Washington Post learns Ken Clawson is alleged to have written the Canuck letter. (All the President's Men)

October: Barnabas Collins' coffin is discovered by construction workers. He makes his way to Collinwood Manor, where he meets his new family. (Collinsport, Maine - Dark Shadows)

Thursday 5th October: Artist/Poet Chrsity Brown marries Mary Carr. (County Kerry, Ireland - My Left Foot)

Friday 13th October: Angelique tries to buy out the Collins fish company. She and Barnabas have sex, which he later regrets. (Collinsport, Maine - Dark Shadows)

Wednesday 25th October: The White House orders a suspension of bombing above the 20th parallel as a signal of U.S. approval of recent North Vietnamese concessions at the secret peace talks in Paris. (Nixon)

Tuesday 31st October: Art Snepenger is killed by a bomb planted on Mike Frato's car. (Cleveland, OH - Kill The Irishman)

Tuesday 31st October: Art Snepenger is killed by a bomb planted on Mike Frato's car. (Cleveland, OH - Kill The Irishman)

Friday 17th November: Wealthy socialite Barbara Baekeland is stabbed to death with a kitchen knife by her 25-year-old son, Antony, in her penthouse. (London, England - Savage Grace)

December: Derek Huff is born. (Sacramento, CA - Step Brothers)

Tuesday 5th December: Debbie is born. (Los Angeles, California - This Is 40)

Thursday 7th December: Apollo 17, the final official lunar mission, lands on the Moon. (Apollo 18)

Saturday 9th December: Louella Parsons dies of arteriosclerosis. (Santa Monica, California - The Cat's Meow)

Saturday 9th December: Pete is born. (Los Angeles, California - This Is 40)

Tuesday 12th December: Teena Brandon born. (Lincoln, Nebraska - Boys Don't Cry)

Tuesday 12th December: Teena Brandon born. (Lincoln, Nebraska - Boys Don't Cry)

Monday 18th December: Following the breakdown of peace talks with North Vietnam just a few days earlier, President Richard Nixon announces the beginning of a massive bombing campaign to break the stalemate. For nearly two weeks, American bombers pounded North Vietnam. (Nixon)

Monday 25th December: Michael J. Lander receives a photo of his wife Margaret and their kids. He wonders who took the picture. (Black Sunday)

Tuesday 26th December: Former U.S. President Harry S. Truman dies. (Independence, Missouri - Truman)

Sunday 31st December: Forrest Gump celebrates New Year in New York. (New York - Forrest Gump)

1973

William Miller and Penny Lane go on tour with Stillwater. (New York - Almost Famous)

Walter Burgundy is born. (San Diego, CA - Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues)

Michael J. Lander is released from captivity. Dahlia Iyad joins the Black September movement. (Black Sunday)

Sam "Ace" Rothstein begins running a casino. (Las Vegas - Casino)

Dante Hicks poos his pants because the seat to his potty is down and he refuses to lift it. (Clerks)

Caesar's ape parents are killed by humans, and the caretaker hides him in a circus. (Conquest of the Planet of the Apes)

Carolyn Stoddard wants to move to New York when she turns 16. (New York City - Dark Shadows)

A horror film titled The Foot is released. (Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules)

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