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1978

Wednesday 1st November: A newspaper article details Michael Myers' killing spree the previous night. (Haddonfield, Illinois - Halloween: H20)

Tuesday 7th November: The Briggs Initiative, also known as Proposition 6, is defeated. (California - Milk)

Friday 10th November: Dan White resigns his position on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. (San Francisco, California - Milk)

Tuesday 14th November: Dan White reverses his resignation from the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. (San Francisco, California - Milk)

Saturday 18th November: 900 members of the People's Temple commit mass suicide on the orders of Jim Jones, drinking poisoned punch. Jim Jones is found shot dead having preached his last words to a tape recorder. (Jonestown, Guyana - Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple)

Saturday 18th November: Harvey Milk begins recording his will. (San Francisco, California - Milk)

Thursday 23rd November: Thanksgiving: Arnie visits Dennis in hospital, after Moochy is killed by the car Christine. (Christine)

Monday 27th November: Supervisor Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone are assassinated by former Supervisor Dan White. (San Francisco, California - Milk)

December: A license plate expires. (Phantasm)

Monday 18th December: Tommy DeSimone kills Parnell "Stacks" Edwards. (Queens, New York - Goodfellas)

Sunday 31st December: Dennis and Leigh decide to destroy the car Christine. (Christine)

1979

Biff Tannen successfully lobbies to legalise gambling, in one timeline. (Back to the Future Part II)

Randy starts playing ping-pong. (Balls of Fury)

A sports car is made. (Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey)

Carl starts working as a bell hop at a Madison Hotel. (Philadelphia, Pensylvania - Billy Madison)

Danny Archer is sent to South Africa from Zimbabwe. (Blood Diamond)

Carrie White is covered in pigs' blood at her prom and subsequently murders everyone. (Chamberlain, New England - Carrie)

Journalist Philip Train is awarded the Pulitzer Prize (Chances Are)

Dr Kevin Harrison tries to blow up Concorde to stop TV reporter Maggie Whelan exposing his illegal weapons deal. (The Concorde: Airport '79)

14 year-old Alf constructs his first car bomb, blowing off his eyebrows. (Afghanistan - Domino)

Sylvia Ganush starts living at 325 Brandon Street. (Los Angeles, California - Drag Me To Hell)

Newborn baby Christine York is patronised by Satanists as the devil's future bride. (End of Days)

Brad Hamilton starts going out with Lisa. (Ridgemont, CA - Fast Times at Ridgemont High)

Charles Jefferson gets a car from alumni for playing football. (Ridgemont, CA - Fast Times at Ridgemont High)

Galaxt Quest TV series premieres. (USA - Galaxy Quest)

Michael Corleone forges financial links with the Vatican; his daughter Mary is murdered leaving the Palermo Opera House. (The Godfather: Part III)

The American Film Institute honors Alfred Hitchcock with its Life Achievement Award. (Hitchcock)

Julie Nicole James, Helen Shivers, Barry William Cox, Ray Bronson, and Max Neurick is born. (Southport, North Carolina - I Know What You Did Last Summer)

Philadelphia Eagles special teamer Vince Papale retires after 3 seasons. (Philadelphia, Pa. - Invincible)

Manners and two other men are holed up. (Jack Frost)

Manners and two other men are holed up. (Jack Frost)

Another great white shark attacks citizens. (Amity Island - Jaws 2)

Roy Munson wins State Amateur Championship. (Ocelot,Iowa - Kingpin)

A rigged horse-race fails when the would-be winner collapses. (Aqueduct Racetrack, New York - Lucky Number Slevin)

Tricia Jones is born. (Leonardo, New Jersey - Mallrats)

Manhattan. (Manhattan)

Father of IRA terrorist Sean Miller is shot dead by the RUC. (Belfast, Ireland - Patriot Games)

Band uniforms at high school stay the same at least up to the end of 2013. (Conyer, Pennsylvania - Prisoners)

Royal Mail Steamer Titanic raised from the bottom of the Atlantic by Dirk Pitt and NUMA. (North Atlantic - Raise the Titanic)

Operation Nightshade, which involves the smuggling of a nuclear weapon into Russia, takes place. (Russia - Red 2)

Rocky Balboa loses the heavyweight title to Clubber Lang, only to win it back in a hasty rematch; his son Rocky Jr somehow ages twice as fast as he should. (Rocky III)

CCCP 1979 airplane is made. (Russia - Rocky IV)

Frank Herrera serves tours. (Granada - Runaway Jury)

Timothy Young is born. (Saw III)

Casey Becker is born. (Woodsboro, CA - Scream)

Sydney Prescott is born. (Woodsboro, CA - Scream)

Airplanes pass over baby Nashawn Wade's house. (Inglewood, CA - Soul Plane)

Adam Finch starts working for Dr. Sander Halvorson. (The Thing)

Jack The Ripper is let loose on San Franciscan women. (Time After Time)

A noise is heard outside of Camp David. (Timecop)

Bobby Boucher becomes a waterboy for the University of Louisiana Cougars. (Louisiana - The Waterboy)

Welcome Back, Kotter is cancelled. (The Wedding Singer)

Linda falls in love with Robbie Hart, the lead singer of Final Warning. (Richfield, Ohio - The Wedding Singer)

Monday 1st January: The car Christine is destroyed... for now. (Christine)

Tuesday 2nd January: The trial opens for ex-Sex Pistol Sid Vicious, accused of murdering his girlfriend, Nancy Spungen in October 1978. (Sid and Nancy)

Thursday 4th January: Morrie Kessler is killed. (Goodfellas)

Monday 8th January: Mary Mattock is evaluated. (Kings Park Psychiatric Center, Kings Park, NY - Blood Night: The Legend of Mary Hatchet)

Sunday 14th January: Tommy DeSimone is killed for killing Billy Batts. (Queens, New York - Goodfellas)

February: Iranian Revolution ends. (Iran - Argo)

February: Elwood Blues is pulled over. (Joliet, IL - The Blues Brothers)

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