The Movie Timeline - it's like a timeline, but of movies


Movie history events from 1986

Jane, Tess, and their father attend Jane's first wedding, where she falls in love with the idea of taking care of people and being a bridesmaid. (27 Dresses)

Jane Nichols is a bridesmaid for the first time. She saves the day by offering her bow to mend the bride's dress. (27 Dresses)

Studio 54 closes its doors. (New York) (54)

Mr. Lewin marries Francy. (Adventureland)

Spanish Armada doesn't happen. (Billy Madison)

Leigh's half-sister Claire Crosby is born. (Black Christmas)

Randal Graves catches Dante Hicks losing his virginity to Caitlin Bree on videotape. (Clerks)

The Creep gives a boy named Billy a comic book containing three horror stories. (Creepshow 2)

Alien weapons are tested. (Johannesburg, South Africa) (District 9)

White Goodman, weighing in excess of 600lbs, founds Globogym. (Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story)

Kyle Connellan is born. (Florida) (Dolphin Tale)

High school senior Ferris Bueller, with best friend Cameron Frye and girlfriend Sloane Peterson, decides to skip school for the day. (Chicago) (Ferris Bueller's Day Off)

David Scott Freeman appears, having skipped the past 8 years of his life. (Flight of the Navigator)

Ronald Reagan lives. (A Good Day to Die Hard)

Blake, future car salesman, is born. (Temecula, California) (The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard)

Martin Blank and Debi Newberry graduate high school at Grosse Pointe. (Grosse Pointe) (Grosse Pointe Blank)

Connor MacLeod kills the Kurgan, winning the prize. (New York) (Highlander)

The last murder to be recorded until twenty years later happens around this time. (Sandford, Gloucestershire) (Hot Fuzz)

Nick Webber "writes" Lets Get This Party Started (Hot Tub Time Machine 2)

Oren and The Crazy 88 win control of vice in Tokyo. (Japan) (Kill Bill: Volume 1)

Doc "Skitchy" Rivers loses his parole date when he punches Warden Hazen. (Allenville Penitentiary, Texas) (The Longest Yard)

Michael Emerson and his younger brother, Sam Emerson move with their just-divorced mother, Lucy, in with her father. (Santa Carla, California) (The Lost Boys)

During spring, an earthquake happens in Italy. (Italy) (Manhunter)

Johnathon Switcher assembles a mannequin, it comes to life as Emmy Hesire when they are alone. (New York) (Mannequin)

The events of A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge take place. (A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge)

Marjane loses her virginity to Fernando, who realizes that he is a homosexual. (Vienna, Austria) (Persepolis)

After revealing his origins on a radio show, Norman Bates tries to kill his pregnant wife Connie. Instead, he decides to burn down Bates Motel and free himself from his demons. (Kern County, California) (Psycho IV: The Beginning)

Sodium amytal does not make Hannibal Lecter reveal wear he buried a Princeton student. Instead, he gives a recipe for dip. (Baltimore, MD) (Red Dragon)

The Marijuana Drought (Los Angeles) (Reservoir Dogs)

John Biggs is born. (Detroit, Michigan) (RoboCop)

Drummer Robert "Fish" Fishman is kicked out of Vesuvius after a gig at the Agora. (Cleveland, Ohio) (The Rocker)

James Court is investigated for this 1982 to this tax year. (Seattle, Washington) (Say Anything...)

Robot Number Johnny Five gains human qualities after a lightning strike. (Short Circuit)

Garfield H.S. had 78 students pass the A.P. Calculus Exam. (East Los Angeles, CA) (Stand and Deliver)

A Klingon Bird of Prey carrying the crew of the Enterprise procures two humpback whales, George and Gracie. (San Francisco) (Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home)

Leatherface and his family get new victims. (Texas) (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2)

Han Solo Berger is born. (That's My Boy)

Goose dies following loss of control from flying through Iceman's - not Maverick's - jetwash. (Over the Pacific) (Top Gun)

Dr. Kathryn Railly starts working at Baltimore County Hospital. (Baltimore, Maryland) (Twelve Monkeys)

Jason Morris is born. (Indiana) (Valentine's Day)

George W Bush helps his father's presidential campaign. (W.)

Chas and his friends go to England, Scotland, and another country. (Warlock)

Andy and Gary reenact the Knife Game from Aliens. Gary stabs Andy in the middle finger. (Newport Haven, UK) (The World's End)

Peter Rasputin, who will later be known as Colossus, is born prematurely with a mutation resulting from the Chernobyl disaster. (Soviet Union) (X-Men: Days of Future Past)

Carl Peterson skateboards for the last time till 2006. (You, Me and Dupree)

Zack Brown and Miri Linky meet for the first time in 1st grade. (Zack & Miri Make a Porno)

January: Rocky and his family become bankrupt. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) (Rocky V)

Saturday 4th January: Charlyne Yi is born. (Los Angeles, California) (Paper Heart)

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

Friday 24th January: Vincente Minnelli dies. (Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows)

April: Rocky's license plate expires. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) (Rocky IV)

April: Joan and Bernard Berkman separate. They take joint custody of their sons Walt and Frank. (Brooklyn, New York) (The Squid and the Whale)

Saturday 5th April: Police call off search for missing hiker Lois Einhorn; coincidentally former Dolphins kicker Ray Finkle escapes Shady Oaks Mental Institution about the same time. (Tampa, Fl) (Ace Ventura: Pet Detective)

Monday 14th April: Donald Jacobi's 12th birthday. (Birmingham, Alabama) (Manhunter)

Tuesday 15th April: International Creative Management, Inc. sends a letter to Bernard Berkman. (Brooklyn, New York) (The Squid and the Whale)

Wednesday 23rd April: Otto Preminger dies from lung cancer and Alzheimer's disease. (New York) (Introducing Dorothy Dandridge)

Saturday 26th April: Chernobyl disaster. Hybra Tech gets on the front lines of the effects. (Return of the Living Dead: Necropolis)

Saturday 26th April: The Chernobyl nuclear power plant melts down, causing a spike in premature mutant expressions for generations. (Chernobyl, Ukraine) (X-Men: Days of Future Past)

May: Walt plays "Hey You" at the school talent show. (Brooklyn, New York) (The Squid and the Whale)

Thursday 8th May: A newspaper which says that Mary McGarricle has been sentenced to 30 years in prison has the date Saturday May 8th, 1986. (That's My Boy)

Friday 9th May: Short Circuit is released. (United States) (The Squid and the Whale)

Saturday 24th May: Martin Asher kills a man. (Canada) (Taking Lives)

Saturday 24th May: Martin Asher kills Andrew Lapierre and takes his identity. (Taking Lives)

Monday 26th May: Jenna Rink turns 12. (13 Going On 30)

Wednesday 28th May: Michael Jerome Williams, Jr. is born. (Memphis, Tennessee) (The Blind Side)

Monday 2nd June: Chris McCandless graduates from W.T. Woodson High School. (Fairfax, Virginia) (Into the Wild)

Tuesday 10th June: Chris McCandless sets out on a cross-country journey. (Into the Wild)

Tuesday 10th June: Liz Kline is born in 1986 Detroit michigan (Detroit ) (RoboCop)

Wednesday 11th June: Carrie Bradshaw first steps foot in New York City. (New York City, New York) (Sex and the City 2)

Thursday 12th June: Emily stops traveling with Chris on tour. (Rock Star)

Friday 13th June: Bishop Desmond Tutu meets with South African President P.W. Botha to discuss the nationwide state of emergency declared by Botha in response to the anti-apartheid protests. (Mandela and de Klerk)

Friday 13th June: Benny Goodman dies. (New York, New York) (Sinatra)

Monday 16th June: A news article says "JUNIOR HIGH STUD BECOMES OVERNIGHT SENSATION." (That's My Boy)

Thursday 19th June: Queen at Santa Carla Country Club. (Santa Carla, California) (The Lost Boys)

Monday 23rd June: Nicky Santoro and his brother are found dead having been beaten with baseball bats and buried alive for ruining mob boss profits in Vegas. (An Indiana Corn Field) (Casino)

Tuesday 24th June: Donny Berger appears on the cover of US magazine. (That's My Boy)

Thursday 3rd July: Rudy Vallee dies. (Hollywood, California) (Rudy Vallee and His Connecticut Yankees)

Tuesday 8th July: Pia Lange, an eleven year old girl, is stalked and attacked while riding her bicycle on a rural road near a small provincial German town. She is raped and murdered in a field by Danish national Peer Sommer while his student, Timo Friedrich, watches paralyzed from Sommer's car. Sommer then packs Pia's body into his trunk to later dispose of her body, tossing her bicycle into the high grass. (Germany) (The Silence)

Tuesday 8th July: Pia Lange, an eleven year old girl, is stalked and attacked while riding her bicycle on a rural road near a small provincial German town. She is raped and murdered in a field by Danish national Peer Sommer while his student, Timo Friedrich, watches paralyzed from Sommer's car. Sommer then packs Pia's body into his trunk to later dispose of her body, tossing her bicycle into the high grass. (Germany) (The Silence)

Monday 14th July: Donny Berger appears on the cover of National Enquirer magazine. (That's My Boy)

Thursday 24th July: Donny Berger appears on the cover of US magazine again. (That's My Boy)

Friday 25th July: UFO at Santa Carla Country Club. (Santa Carla, California) (The Lost Boys)

Friday 1st August: By this time, the Jacobi's change their lock. (Birmingham, Alabama) (Manhunter)

Tuesday 5th August: Martin Asher meets Andrew Lapierre and plans to kill him later that day so that he can take his identity. (St. Jovite, Canada) (Taking Lives)

Monday 18th August: The headline "DONNY'S SO HOT" appears in a news article. (That's My Boy)

Tuesday 19th August: Francis Dollarhyde kills the Jacobi family. (Birmingham, Alabama) (Manhunter)

September: 140 Filipinos die in a plane crash. (Philippines) (Manhunter)

Monday 8th September: The headline "BERGER THRILLS" appears in a news article. (That's My Boy)

Thursday 11th September: Det. Axel Foley and Sgts Taggart and Rosewood foil the 'E' crime at Emperyan Fields horse track. Later, they thwart Maxwell Dent's escape with truckloads of illegal firearms. (Beverly Hills, Ca) (Beverly Hills Cop II)

Thursday 18th September: Francis Dollarhyde kills the Leeds family. (Atlanta, Georgia) (Manhunter)

Friday 19th September: The Leeds family is found dead. News of this appears on TV. (Atlanta, Georgia) (Manhunter)

Friday 19th September: Blue Velvet is released. (United States) (The Squid and the Whale)

Saturday 20th September: Jack Crawford asks retired Will Graham to help solve a case involving a ritual killer nicknamed "The Tooth Fairy". (Captiva, Florida) (Manhunter)

Sunday 21st September: Will Graham examines the Leeds family's house. (Atlanta, Georgia) (Manhunter)

Monday 22nd September: Jack Crawford writes a message to Will Graham about finding the Jacobi family's cat buried in the backyard. (Birmingham, Alabama) (Manhunter)

Tuesday 30th September: A coded message Hannibal Lecktor wrote for the Tooth Fairy is discovered. (Chicago, Illinois) (Manhunter)

October: Isabel Bigelow's mother fixes the World Series, presumably with magic. (Bewitched)

Wednesday 8th October: A church roof falls on 34 worshipers during a hymn. (Texas) (Manhunter)

Wednesday 8th October: Will and his wife Molly reminisce about how they met. (Captiva, Florida) (Manhunter)

Thursday 9th October: Francis Dollarhyde kidnaps reporter Freddy Lounds and brings him to his house to show him a slideshow. (Chester, Missouri) (Manhunter)

Friday 10th October: A burning wheelchair containing Freddy Lounds' corpse is found. (Chester, Missouri) (Manhunter)

Saturday 11th October: Will Graham tells his son Kevin about how he caught Hannibal Lecktor. (Manhunter)

Saturday 11th October: Identical twins Hallie and Annie are born to Nick Parker and Elizabeth James. (The Parent Trap)

Monday 13th October: Francis Dollarhyde brings a blind woman named Reba to his house. (Chester, Missouri) (Manhunter)

Tuesday 14th October: Francis Dollarhyde kills a co-worker in front of Reba's house when he thinks they kissed. (Chester, Missouri) (Manhunter)

Wednesday 15th October: Will Graham shoots and kills Francis Dollarhyde at Reba's house. (Chester, Missouri) (Manhunter)

Wednesday 15th October: Francis Dollarhyde tries to kill Reba McClane at his house but is shot and killed by Will Graham. (Chester, Missouri) (Manhunter)

Friday 17th October: The full moon that Francis Dollarhyde planned to kill a family on. (Manhunter)

Sunday 19th October: Michael Archer is born. (Los Angeles, California) (Face/Off)

Saturday 25th October: In a game between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Mets, the ball goes between Boston's Bill Buckner's legs. (New York City) (New Year's Eve)

Wednesday 19th November: Jordan Washington(which is based on real life criminal Larry Davis)is ambushed at his girlfriends' apartment by corrupt police officers that want to murder him. (The Bronx, New York) (Night Falls on Manhattan)

December: Winterfest '86: Adam breaks up with his girlfriend and or she breaks up with him. In both timelines, she stabs him in the eye. Nick Webber and his band are booed or they get popolar. Lou Dorchen and Adam's sister Kelly conceive Jacob. (Kodiak Valley Ski Resort) (Hot Tub Time Machine)

December: Because of legal clerk Elizabeth Quinn's discovery of a rigged criminal sentence, Justice Lowell commits suicide. (Washington D.C.) (Suspect)

Wednesday 31st December: USS Montana accidentally sinks. (Cayman Trough) (The Abyss)


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