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1976

Bolivar Trask revolutionizes the world of prosthetics through DNA-generated artificial limbs. (X-Men: Days of Future Past)

The Homeland Mutant Response Division is established two years after the FCMA has findings. (X-Men: Days of Future Past)

Thursday 1st January: Gunfight at Edward Hotel. (Miami, Florida - Black Sunday)

Thursday 1st January: Dick Vermeil's UCLA Bruins defeat the Ohio State Buckeyes in the Rose Bowl. (Pasadena, Ca - Invincible)

Sunday 4th January: Rocky Balboa shocks the boxing world by lasting 15 rounds with heavyweight champ Apollo Creed - though Creed wins. (Rocky)

Thursday 8th January: The Dallas Cowboys and the Pittsburgh Steelers arrive in Miami to prepare to play Super Bowl X. (Miami, Florida - Black Sunday)

Sunday 18th January: Superbowl between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Dallas Cowboys is interrupted by a terrorist attempt involving the hijacked Goodyear blimp. (Miami, Florida - Black Sunday)

February: Soviet Union figure skating exhibition. (Innsbruck - The Bad News Bears Go to Japan)

Tuesday 10th February: Claire Kuchever is born. (Deja Vu)

Friday 5th March: A letter of commendation for Mark Chapman's work with Vietnamese children is written. (Fort Chaffee, Arkansas - Chapter 27)

Tuesday 23rd March: Future buriee Paul Conroy is born. (Buried)

Wednesday 26th May: John Scalish dies following heart surgery. John Licavoli takes over as head of the Cleveland mafia. (Cleveland, OH - Kill The Irishman)

June: Soccer-style kicker Ray Finkle graduates from Collier High, later to become the only pro athlete to come out of Collier County. (Collier County, Fl - Ace Ventura: Pet Detective)

Thursday 10th June: Adolph Zukor dies. (Los Angeles, California - Will There Really Be a Morning?)

Monday 14th June: Nicholas Cassidy is born. (Brooklyn, NY - Man on a Ledge)

Sunday 27th June: Air France Airbus Flight 139, hijacked by the PLO, lands at Entebbe International Airport at the invitation of Idi Amin. Dr Junju is shot dead for helping Dr Nicholas Garrigan - strung up by hooks and left for dead - escape the country. (Uganda - The Last King of Scotland)

Tuesday 29th June: Travis Bickle begins to get into shape by eating better and exercising in his apartment. (Brooklyn, New York - Taxi Driver)

July: Dazed and Confused. (Dazed and Confused)

Sunday 4th July: Coeur d'Alene Indian Reservation, Idaho - Arnold Joseph saves infant Thomas Builds-The-Fire from a burning house. (Smoke Signals)

Monday 5th July: Forrest Gump leaves his house and heads from coast to coast across America, because he "felt like running". (Greenbow, Alabama - Forrest Gump)

Monday 5th July: A new comedy drama opens by Richard Collier. (Somewhere In Time)

Thursday 8th July: Hannibal Lecter savages a nurse during a medical examination. (Red Dragon)

Wednesday 21st July: Eugene "The Animal" Ciasullo is injured in a bomb blast and retires to Florida. (Cleveland, OH - Kill The Irishman)

Thursday 29th July: David Berkowitz kills Donna Lauria. (Summer of Sam)

Thursday 5th August: "Joliet" Jake Blues is sent to prison for armed robbery. (Joliet, IL - The Blues Brothers)

Friday 6th August: Brian Jackson's dad dies. (Southend, Essex - Starter for Ten)

Sunday 22nd August: Leo "Lips" Moceri disappears. (Cleveland, OH - Kill The Irishman)

Wednesday 8th September: Howard The Duck arrives on Earth. (Howard the Duck)

Sunday 12th September: Texas Stadium: Rookie Vince Papale gives a lackluster performace in his NFL debut, as the NFC Champion Dallas Cowboys crush the Eagles in the season opener. (Irving, Tx - Invincible)

Sunday 19th September: Veterans Stadium: Vince Papale shines in the home opener against New York, making the 1st tackle of the game & scoring the game-winning TD on a fumble he forced, as the Eagles defeat the Giants, 21-14. (Philadelphia, Pa. - Invincible)

Friday 24th September: A car belonging to Al Calabrese explodes. Calabrese is unharmed but his neighbor who was driving the car is killed. (Cleveland, OH - Kill The Irishman)

Tuesday 23rd November: FBI agent Griffin Dowd born. (Untraceable)

Thursday 25th November: Rocky Balboa knocks out Apollo Creed in the 15th round in their rematch. (Philadelphia, PA - Rocky II)

Friday 26th November: The Band perform their last concert together. (The Last Waltz)

Sunday 5th December: Debbie is not born on this date. (Los Angeles, California - This Is 40)

Saturday 11th December: An accident takes place at Lillian Steel Corporation. (Lillian, Ohio - Super 8)

Thursday 16th December: Norma and Arthur Lewis have a box dropped at their front door with a note from Arlington Steward; Mr Steward arrives later and offers an immoral proposal. (Richmond, Virginia - The Box)

1977

A priest is murdered. (Amityville, New York - The Amityville Curse)

Danny Archer's father is decapitated in a civil war. (Blood Diamond)

Amelia's parents, John and Linda, divorce. (The Bone Collector)

Maggie and her husband divorce. (California - Boogie Nights)

Kenneth Kitsom, who will later become Aaron Cross, is born. (Reno, Nevada - The Bourne Legacy)

Brownstar Insurance starts serving the community. (Cedar Rapids)

Gust Avrakotos begins learning Finnish. (Langley, Virginia - Charlie Wilson's War)

Elvis Presley dies; Groucho Marx dies three days later. (The Devil's Rejects)

Linda Barrett has sex for the first time. (Ridgemont, CA - Fast Times at Ridgemont High)

Penny falls in love with Lenny Feder in sixth grade. (Connecticut - Grown Ups 2)

The United States begin atmospheric nuclear tests. (USA - The Hills Have Eyes)

A family is attacked by a tribe of cannibals. (Nevada - The Hills Have Eyes)

Courtney Agnew, future wife of Nick Webber, is born. (Hot Tub Time Machine)

The year that Juno believes was the best time to rock. (Juno)

Sally Hardesty, sole survivor of the Texas Chain Saw Massacre, dies in a private health care facility. (Texas - Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III)

The East German Government stops counting suicides. (The Lives of Others)

Jody and Ann Pearson die. (Phantasm)

Dirio Au newspaper starts printing. (Brazil - Rio 2)

Addison Corday is born. (Saw II)

Sidney Poitier starts not making film but works as an author and director. (Six Degrees of Separation)

Victoria's Secret company is founded by Roy Raymond. (Stanford, California - The Social Network)

Voyager 6 is launched from Earth and heads out into deep space. (Star Trek: The Motion Picture)

John Bennett is born. (Boston, Massachusetts - Ted)

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