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1972

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)

Deena Jones and The Dreams have another No 1 hit record, called 'In Touch'. (Dreamgirls)

'73 Oldsmobile is made. (The Evil Dead)

Ashley J. Williams is born. (Michigan - The Evil Dead)

Terence Mann gives his last interview, saying that his one regret was that he would have loved to have played with the Chicago White Sox. (Field of Dreams)

Gloria Mundy is unknowningly given information about an upcoming assassination attempt on Pope Pius XIII. (San Francisco, CA - Foul Play)

The first commercial smokeless air flight. (The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard)

Blue Swede releases "Hooked on a Feeling." (Guardians of the Galaxy)

Grace is born. (Hall Pass)

Future suspected paedophile Jeff Kohlver is born. (Hard Candy)

The Ice Storm. (The Ice Storm)

Burt's nanna gives him $200. (The Incredible Burt Wonderstone)

The Saudi Arabian oil embargo begins. (The Kingdom)

A road map is printed. (Texas - Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III)

Pi is Hindu, Christian, and Muslim. (Pondicherry, India - Life of Pi)

1973 World Series takes place. (Moneyball)

Astronauts travel 3000 years into the future and bring back talking apes, who are killed by the police and the investigation files sealed. (Planet of the Apes)

Danny Donahue is born. (Los Angeles, CA - Role Models)

Amanda Young is born. (Saw II)

Dan Freeman launches black nationalist guerrilla war in Chicago using tactics learned in CIA training. (Chicago - The Spook Who Sat by the Door)

Princess Daisy is hatched and raised at St Teresa's. (Brooklyn, New York - Super Mario Bros.)

Chop Top is in Vietnam. (Vietnam - The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2)

The first genetically modified organism is created, a simple bacterium. Trask Industries unveils the Sentinel Program. Bolivar Trask says, "The mutant threat is the defining issue of our time. We can choose to stem the impending tide of extinction or we can stand by passively and allow it to wash away any remnants of our species." (X-Men: Days of Future Past)

Monday 1st January: 12:01am - The Poseidon, a luxury liner on its last voyage from Athens to New York, is struck by a 90ft tidal wave and capsizes. (The Poseidon Adventure)

Saturday 6th January: A Mercedes-Benz 770K sedan, supposedly Adolf Hitler's parade car, was sold at auction for $153,000.00, the most money ever paid for a car at auction at that time. (The Boys from Brazil)

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