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1980

Monday 31st March: Genesis album Duke is released in the US, and Patrick Bateman will enjoy the band's new era. (American Psycho)

April: Benjamin Raspail refers Dr. Lecter to Jame Gumb around this time. (Baltimore, MD - The Silence of the Lambs)

Sunday 6th April: Congressman Charlie Wilson, while soaking in a hot tub with a bunch of strippers, sees a report about the war in Afghanistan on TV. (Las Vegas - Charlie Wilson's War)

Monday 7th April: Congressman Charlie Wilson doubles the Defense Subcommittee's budget for covert ops against the Communists in Afghanistan. (Washington, D.C. - Charlie Wilson's War)

Friday 11th April: Socialite Joanne Herring convinces congressman Charlie Wilson to help the Afghani people against the Soviets and meet with the Pakistani president. (Houston, Texas - Charlie Wilson's War)

Sunday 20th April: The Castro regime announces that all Cubans wishing to emigrate to the U.S. are free to board boats at the port of Mariel west of Havana, launching the Mariel Boatlift. The first of 125,000 Cuban refugees from Mariel reached Florida the next day. (Port of Mariel, Cuba - Scarface)

May: Fidel Castro opens the harbor with the apparent intention of his people join their relatives in the United States. Within 72 hours, 3,000 U.S. boats are headed for Cuba. (Mariel, Cuba - Scarface)

May: Benjamin Raspail refers Dr. Lecter to Jame Gumb around this time. (Baltimore, MD - The Silence of the Lambs)

May: West Caanan High School Class of '80 graduates. (West Caanan, Texas - Varsity Blues)

Monday 5th May: J-21, RT-42 and Single-0 land on Mars. (Mars - Just Imagine)

Friday 9th May: J-21, RT-42 and Single-0 take off from Mars. (Mars - Just Imagine)

Sunday 18th May: Joy Division singer Ian Curtis found hanged from apparent suicide in his flat, aged 26. (Manchester, England - 24 Hour Party People)

Sunday 18th May: Mount St. Helens erupts, causing a massive avalanche and killing 57 people. (96 miles south of Seattle, Washington - Mount St. Helens)

Monday 19th May: According to a typo on the FBI document saying Claire Keesey is 30, this is when she is born. (Boston, Massachusetts - The Town)

June: Llewelyn Moss steals 2 million dollars from drug smugglers who were killed when the deal went bad. (Texas - No Country For Old Men)

Thursday 5th June: Draco Malfoy is born. (Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone)

Friday 6th June: Rachel White is born. (Something Borrowed)

Friday 6th June: Urban Cowboy, a movie starring John Travolta, is released. (The Wedding Singer)

Friday 13th June: Pamela Voorhees kills numerous people at Camp Crystal Lake, a summer camp for children, while it is being renovated. (Camp Crystal Lake, Crystal Lake - Friday the 13th)

Friday 13th June: Jason Voorhees witnesses his mother getting beheaded by a camp counselor. (Crystal Lake, New Jersey - Friday the 13th)

Saturday 14th June: Mrs Voorhees is decapitated in the early hours by the only survivor of her murderous rampage. (Friday the 13th)

Sunday 15th June: Magician Lionel Shrike drowns. (New York City, New York - Now You See Me)

Monday 16th June: New York Post headline: "TRAPPED IN A WATERY GRAVE." (New York City, New York - Now You See Me)

Wednesday 30th July: Neville Longbottom is born. (Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone)

Thursday 31st July: Harry Potter born. (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets)

Thursday 31st July: Harry Potter is born. (Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone)

Monday 11th August: Cuban refugees of Cuba begin rioting in "Freedom Town" and Tony Montana earns his green card and a job by killing Rubenga. (Miami, Florida - Scarface)

September: Mark David Chapman imagines shooting people and reads The Catcher in the Rye. (Honolulu, Hawaii - The Killing of John Lennon)

Monday 1st September: Elwood Blues is caught hitch-hiking. (Interstate Highway - Blues Brothers 2000)

Monday 1st September: J-21, RT-42 and Single-0 arrive at the New York State Marriange Tribunal with a captive Martian as proof that they have been to Mars. (New York, NY - Just Imagine)

Monday 1st September: The New York State Marriage Tribunal decides in favor of J-21's intentiona of marriage to LN-18 over that of MT-3. (New York, NY - Just Imagine)

Monday 1st September: Single-0 reunites with his son. (New York, NY - Just Imagine)

Monday 22nd September: The Iran-Iraq War begins. (Persepolis)

October: Shelley Darlington is born. (The House Bunny)

October: Mark David Chapman goes to New York in search of John Lennon. (New York City, New York - The Killing of John Lennon)

Sunday 5th October: Ted Striker is blamed for the failed test flight of the lunar shuttle XR 2300. (Airplane II: The Sequel)

Saturday 18th October: People write their names on a sign-in sheet at 444 Nahua. (Honolulu, Hawaii - The Killing of John Lennon)

Sunday 19th October: People write their names on a sign-in sheet at 444 Nahua. (Honolulu, Hawaii - The Killing of John Lennon)

Monday 20th October: Mark Chapman signs his name on a sign-in sheet at 444 Nahua. (Honolulu, Hawaii - The Killing of John Lennon)

Tuesday 21st October: Someone's name is written on a sign-in sheet at 444 Nahua. (Honolulu, Hawaii - The Killing of John Lennon)

Wednesday 22nd October: Someone's name is written on a sign-in sheet at 444 Nahua. (Honolulu, Hawaii - The Killing of John Lennon)

Thursday 23rd October: Mark Chapman writes John Lennon's name on a sign-in sheet at 444 Nahua and crosses it out. (Honolulu, Hawaii - The Killing of John Lennon)

November: Mark Chapman is inspired after watching the movie Ordinary People. (New York City, New York - The Killing of John Lennon)

Saturday 1st November: Lydia Deets is born. (New Orleans, Louisianna - Runaway Jury)

Thursday 20th November: Mark Chapman lies to his wife Gloria by telling her that he threw away the gun he was going to use to kill John Lennon. (Honolulu, Hawaii - The Killing of John Lennon)

December: Sharon Hughes undergoes a double mastectomy in hopes of eliminating her chances of getting breast cancer. (Los Angeles, California - We Bought a Zoo)

Wednesday 3rd December: The punk rock band The Germs give their farewell performance at The Starwood Night Club in West Hollywood, California. Afterward, lead singer and founder Darby Crash is unsuccessful at getting any of his bandmates to join him for a nostalgic final party at Oki Dog. (West Hollywood, California - What We Do Is Secret)

Saturday 6th December: Mark David Chapman searches for John Lennon. (New York City, New York - Chapter 27)

Saturday 6th December: Mark Chapman returns to New York, speaks to two women, and gets the album Double Fantasy from a record store. (New York City, New York - The Killing of John Lennon)

Sunday 7th December: Mark Chapman hears two homosexual men in the hotel room next to his and spends the night with a prostitute. (New York City, New York - Chapter 27)

Sunday 7th December: Mark Chapman spends the night with a prostitute. (New York City, New York - The Killing of John Lennon)

Sunday 7th December: Punk singer Darby Crash of The Germs deliberately injects himself with a lethal dose of heroin. Friends and bandmates learn about his death the following day. (Los Angeles, California - What We Do Is Secret)

Monday 8th December: John Lennon is murdered by Mark David Chapman outside of his home. (New York, New York - Chapter 27)

Monday 8th December: Mark David Chapman meets a photographer, gets John Lennon to sign Double Fantasy, kills John Lennon, and gets arrested. (New York City, New York - The Killing of John Lennon)

Monday 8th December: John Lennon is shot to death by Mark David Chapman. (New York City, New York - We Bought a Zoo)

Tuesday 9th December: The media covers the death of John Lennon. (New York City, New York - Chapter 27)

Tuesday 9th December: The headline of the New York Post: "I JUST SHOT JOHN LENNON". (New York City, New York - The Killing of John Lennon)

Wednesday 10th December: The Sun headline: "Beatle Lennon dies in a hail of bullets. THEY LOVED HIM, YEAH YEAH YEAH". (United Kingdom - The Killing of John Lennon)

Thursday 11th December: New York Post headline: "John Lennon Case Sensation. DEATH THREATS TO LAWYER!" (New York City, New York - The Killing of John Lennon)

Sunday 21st December: Wealthy socialite Sunny" von Bulow is found in a coma--the result of what appeared to be an insulin overdose. (Newport, Rhode Island - Reversal of Fortune)

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