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Movie history events from 1991

Becky is born. (New York City) (13 Going On 30)

The US government release the Newcomers from quarantine, and the aliens begin living among the Human population. Detective Sergeant Matthew Sykes, with Samuel "George" Francisco--LA's first Newcomer detective--stop another Newcomer, William Harcourt, from selling a powerful and highly-addictive drug to the other Newcomers. (Los Angeles, California) (Alien Nation)

Frank Lucas is released from prison. (New York City) (American Gangster)

The dude is framed for having not paid money to some people and they pee on his rug for revenge. He then goes on a journey to fix the problem. (The Big Lebowski)

Bill & Ted are killed by evil robot versions of themselves. (Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey)

Post-Perestroika Soviet Secret Police apparatus stops carrying out its own interpretation of the original Marxist-Leninist doctrine. (Blues Brothers 2000)

Mitch Robbins, Phil Berquist, and Ed Furillo go on a cattle drive as a vacation. (City Slickers)

Revolution between humans and enslaved apes. (California) (Conquest of the Planet of the Apes)

Wikus Van De Mewre and Anton Gobler become friends. (Johannesburg, South Africa) (District 9)

The Complex Corporation purchases Mooby, The Golden Calf, and goes into production on The Mooby Fun-Time Hou; the former Angel of Death, Loki, starts to plot the death of the executives of the corporation as they are idolaters. (Dogma)

Alex Furlong dies in a car crash... or not. (New York City) (Freejack)

Joseph Waller is killed by gunfire. (Green Lantern)

Future paedophile-torturer Hayley Stark is born. (Hard Candy)

House of Sand and Fog. (House of Sand and Fog)

Chan Wing Yan is expelled from police cadet school and becomes an undercover cop for the Hong Kong Police. (China) (Infernal Affairs)

Jack Starks suffers a near-fatal head injury while serving in The Gulf. (Iraq) (The Jacket)

Oskar Rozario is born. (New York City, New York) (Kick-Ass 2)

Gil James actually dies in this year. (New York City, New York) (Kick-Ass 2)

Leatherface and some other relatives terrorize more people. (Texas) (Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III)

Hauptmann Gerd Wiesler buys a copy of Georg Dreyman's book Sonata for a Good Man, dedicated to him. (The Lives of Others)

Brodie Bruce starts to lose all ambition in life and retreats into a world of comics and Sega; this begins to affect his relationship with his girlfriend, Rene Mosier. (Mallrats)

Cady and her parents go to Africa. (Africa) (Mean Girls)

David Justice is a big name around this time. (Moneyball)

'Pop' have their sixth and final number one hit. (Music and Lyrics)

Quentin Hapsburg kidnaps Dr Alfred Meinheimer to influence energy policy by the government; the plot is thwarted by Lt. Frank Drebin of Police Squad. (Washington DC) (The Naked Gun 2˝: The Smell of Fear)

Fishing troller The Andrea Gail from Gloucester, Massachusetts is caught in violent storm after two weeks at sea. (The Perfect Storm)

Andre Toulon is revived then killed a few hours later. (Bodega Bay, Californa) (Puppet Master II)

Future-Sheriff Wynan marries Ellen. (Dallas, Texas) (Red State)

Willie Roberts is born. (RoboCop)

Karen White is born. (RoboCop)

Madison Stafford is born. (RoboCop)

Edward Burch is born. (RoboCop)

Richard Burch is born. (RoboCop)

1991 calls. (The Rocker)

Donny Rabbs is shot down. (Kuwait) (Runaway Jury)

Groton graduation speech. (Groton, MA) (Six Degrees of Separation)

Sam Baldwin's wife dies, he and his son Jonah move to Seattle. (Sleepless in Seattle)

Spy Game. (Spy Game)

Four turtles finally defeat the Shreader after he drinks the last bottle of ooze. (New York) (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze)

Donny Berger appears in the news. (That's My Boy)

After shooting a man for attempted rape, Thelma & Louise go on the run from Arkansas to Arizona - facing capture & certain imprisonment, the ladies decide to "keep going" over the edge of the Grand Canyon. (Thelma and Louise)

US soldiers Archie Gates, Troy Barlow, Chief Elgin and Conrad Vig set out to find the gold Saddam allegedly stole from Kuwait. (Iraq) (Three Kings)

Billy Bob receives a trophy at lineman camp. (Texas) (Varsity Blues)

The Iraq War ends. (W.)

South Africa ushers in an era of acceptance and equality, becoming a safe haven for mutants. (South Africa) (X-Men: Days of Future Past)

The secret chemical formula for the deadly 'Silent Night' gas goes missing after the fall of the USSR. (XXX)

Tuesday 15th January: John Grogan's name is mispelled "Gorgan" in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Sebastian tells John that he should get a dog. (South Florida) (Marley & Me)

Wednesday 16th January: Chris “Alex” McCandless reenters the U.S. (United States/Mexico border) (Into the Wild)

Sunday 27th January: Muhammad Siyad Barre, the dictator of the Somali Democratic Republic since 1969, flees Mogadishu as rebels overrun his palace and capture the Somali capital. (Black Hawk Down)

February: At Food City, a high-school counselor begins a quest for the perfect egg carton. He is observed by Holden McNeil and Banky Edwards (who are working at the supermarket). The incident will be used by Holden and Banky as inspiration for part of their 37 comic series. Around this same time, a woman who manually masturbates caged animals for a living observes a similar incident at supermarket, but the counselor is different. (Clerks)

February: During Operation Desert Storm, Capt Ben Marco, Raymond Shaw and their troop are kidnapped by Manchurian Global agents and brainwashed. (Iraq) (The Manchurian Candidate)

Monday 4th February: Chad is born around this time. His mother had been put in a mental institution. (West Virginia) (Tucker & Dale Vs Evil)

Sunday 10th February: Laura Tollins is murdered. (The Number 23)

Thursday 14th February: A student at East Great Falls High School adds advice to the book about how men can shave their pubes to make their penises look bigger. (East Great Falls, Michigan) (American Pie Presents: The Book of Love)

Thursday 14th February: Chris Brander sends fellow eighth-grader Jamie Palamino a dozen red roses. (New Jersey) (Just Friends)

Thursday 21st February: Sun-Sentinel has John Grogan's column about Marley pulling the table. (South Florida) (Marley & Me)

Sunday 3rd March: Radio Raheem's 20 D batteries will expire on this day. (Brooklyn, New York) (Do the Right Thing)

Sunday 3rd March: Rodney King is beaten by the Los Angeles Police Department and it is caught on video sparking riots a year later. (South Central Los Angeles, California) (Malcolm X)

Friday 29th March: Martin Asher kills someone. (Taking Lives)

April: Dante Hicks and Caitlin Bree break up. (Clerks)

Friday 5th April: Brian Spilner speeds. (2 Fast 2 Furious)

Friday 19th April: Jason Bourne's passport is issued. (The Bourne Identity)

May: Class of 1991 graduates. (13 Going On 30)

May: Steven Connolly, future Islington schoolboy and lover of teacher Sheba Hart, is born. (Notes on a Scandal)

Friday 24th May: Daily Bulletin headline: Chuck De Nomolos to wed Missy (Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey)

June: A high school football player named Joey and a cheerleader named Lucy conceive their child on prom night. (Chicago, Illinois) (Couples Retreat)

Monday 3rd June: Osaka Telegraph headline: Wyld Stallyns to play Grand Canyon (Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey)

Sunday 9th June: Osaka Telegraph headline: Wyld Stallyns to play Grand Canyon (Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey)

Monday 10th June: Margaret Abbott Baldwin dies. (Sleepless in Seattle)

Wednesday 12th June: An ad for Margaret Abbott Baldwin's funeral appears. (Sleepless in Seattle)

Thursday 13th June: Margaret Abbott Baldwin's funeral takes place. (Sleepless in Seattle)

Sunday 23rd June: Harry Potter sets a snake loose from the zoo on his cousin Dudley Dursley's birthday. (Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone)

Wednesday 3rd July: Terminator 2: Judgement Day is released and becomes a big hit. (USA) (American Pie 2)

Monday 22nd July: Cannibal and serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer is caught. (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) (Dahmer)

Tuesday 30th July: Harry Potter draws a birthday cake in sand and writes "Happy Birthday Harry". (Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone)

Wednesday 31st July: Rubeus Hagrid finds Harry Potter with the Dursleys at midnight and tells him that he is a wizard. (Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone)

September: Colin Tucker is born. (Johnny English Reborn)

Sunday 1st September: Harry Potter starts his first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. (Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone)

Sunday 1st September: Harry Potter begins his first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. (Scotland) (Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone)

Sunday 8th September: On Mitch Robbins's 39th birthday, his friends Phil Berquist and Ed Furillo propose a cattle drive. (New York City, New York) (City Slickers)

Wednesday 11th September: Jeffrey Lebowski writes a cheque for 69 cents to pay for some milk at Ralph's Supermarket. (Los Angeles) (The Big Lebowski)

Tuesday 24th September: Michael Archer is murdered by Castor Troy. (Los Angeles, California) (Face/Off)

October: Dr. Samuel Loomis starts talking to Michael Myers by this time. (Smith's Grove, Illinois) (Halloween)

October: Deloris Van Cartier witnesses mob boss Vince La Rocca kill someone, and she is hidden in a convent as Sister Mary Clarence. (Reno, Nevada and San Francisco California) (Sister Act)

Wednesday 30th October: The so-called "perfect storm" hits the North Atlantic producing remarkably large waves along the New England and Canadian coasts. (The Perfect Storm)

Thursday 31st October: Harry Potter and Ron Weasley save Hermione Granger from a troll in the girl's bathroom. (Hogwarts) (Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone)

November: Future-Sheriff Wynan marries Ellen. (Dallas, Texas) (Red State)

Sunday 3rd November: Newcomer Warren Hubley is murdered. (Los Angeles, California) (Alien Nation)

Tuesday 5th November: Newcomer Cecil Porter and Detective Bill Tuggle are shot to death by newcomers. (Los Angeles, California) (Alien Nation)

Wednesday 6th November: Detective Matthew Sykes is paired with newcomer Detective Sam "George" Francisco to investigate the murders of Hubley and Porter. (Los Angeles, California) (Alien Nation)

Thursday 7th November: Francisco and Sykes continue their investigation. (Los Angeles, California) (Alien Nation)

Friday 8th November: Joshua Strader dies. (Los Angeles, California) (Alien Nation)

Saturday 9th November: Francisco and Sykes defeat William Harcourt, who dies. (Los Angeles, California) (Alien Nation)

Sunday 10th November: Matthew Sykes' daughter Kristen gets married. (Los Angeles, California) (Alien Nation)

Thursday 14th November: Brian Spilner commits seat belt violation. (2 Fast 2 Furious)

December: Football player Scott Wood misses a game-winning goal and Billy Brown goes to jail after placing a bet. (Buffalo, New York) (Buffalo '66)

December: Michael Myers kills a nurse. (Smith's Grove, Illinois) (Halloween)

Tuesday 17th December: Billionaire Howard Stark, father of Tony Stark, dies. (USA) (Iron Man)

Wednesday 18th December: Chris “Alex” McCandless reunites with Jan and Rainey, two tramps he had met over a year prior. (Slab City, California) (Into the Wild)

Thursday 19th December: Chris “Alex” McCandless meets Tracy Tatro. (Slab City, California) (Into the Wild)

Tuesday 24th December: Billy disfigures Agnes and kills his mother and her new husband. He makes cookies out of his mother's flesh. (Black Christmas)

Wednesday 25th December: Billy Lenz is sent to a mental asylum. (Black Christmas)

Wednesday 25th December: Harry Potter receives his father's Invisibility Cloak as a Christmas present. (Hogwarts) (Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone)

Wednesday 25th December: Mikhail Gorbachev announces that the Cold War is over and Yuri is elated, because now he can ransack the weapons of the former Soviet Union to sell overseas. (Manhattan, New York City) (Lord of War)


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