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Movie history events from 1998

Cameron James arranges for Patrick Verona to date Kat Stratford, so he can date Kat's younger sister Bianca. (10 Things I Hate About You)

Dwayne's father, the Major, wins $10 million dollars in a lottery. (30 Minutes or Less)

Trish Piedmont has an unplanned pregnancy. (Los Angeles, CA) (The 40 Year Old Virgin)

Summer is in her high school yearbook (500 Days of Summer)

David Norris makes a cover story for GQ called "Youngest Congressman Ever." (New York City) (The Adjustment Bureau)

Elyse Houston starts maturing after fourth grade. (East Great Falls, Michigan) (American Pie: Band Camp)

Texas-sized asteroid blown up by an expert oil-driller, saving the Earth and the human race. (Armageddon)

Ash Williams starts working at S-Mart. (Michigan) (Army of Darkness)

Grand Central Terminal is renovated. (New York City) (Arthur)

Marty McFly Jr born. (Back to the Future Part III)

In the car on the way to his wedding, Jesse thinks he sees Celine walking into a deli on the corner of 13th and Broadway; he does. (New York) (Before Sunset)

Nick and Lissa screw over Nick's friend Bryce in order to raise $10,000 sharpish. (Best Laid Plans)

Leigh Anne Tuohy's father dies. (Memphis, Tennessee) (The Blind Side)

Bride of Chucky. (Bride of Chucky)

Senator Jay Billington Bulworth has a breakdown during his re-election campaign and starts telling the truth in rap and verse; he's voted back in. (Bulworth)

Chem department is responsible for a glitch. (The Cabin in the Woods)

Child's Play 3. (Child's Play 3)

God appears at a church, after The Last Apostle stops two angels from finding a loophole in God's law. (New Jersey) (Dogma)

Ray Pluto's wife and daughter die in a hit-and-run. (New York City, New York) (Double Whammy)

Godzilla goes on the rampage. (New York) (Godzilla)

Criminal Raymond Calitri emigrated to the US from England. (Gone in 60 Seconds)

A girl who is one day filmed by Samuel M. Barrett is born. (New Orleans, Louisiana) (Hatchet II)

Gigi Phillips stalks Chad, a drummer living in a storage space. He uses her to get rides. (Baltimore, Maryland) (He's Just Not That Into You)

The Human Stain. (The Human Stain)

Jackie Brown is again arrested for smuggling, she sets up the man she smuggles for to take the fall and walk away with a half million dollars. (Los Angeles, CA) (Jackie Brown)

Max Anderson, brother of Trevor Anderson, places four geo-sensors in various locations around the world, including Iceland to moniter for seismic activty. During this time, certain conditions trigger the sensors and they go off. Max goes to Iceland to check on the one there and discovers an entrance to the center of the earth, where he dies trying to get out (Iceland, around the world) (Journey to the Center of the Earth)

Jack Byrnes' clearances are no longer active. (Little Fockers)

Promotion of National Responsibility Act, No 43. (The Manchurian Candidate)

Neo fights agents controlling the Matrix - or does he? Probably not. (The Matrix)

Jack, Wayne, and Buck have a lot of money by this time. (Los Angeles, California) (Middle Men)

AVERAGE EXECUTIVE SALARY 1998 $2,300,000-$3,350,000 (The Other Guys)

Frank David Castle is born. (Punisher: War Zone)

Peter Block is born. (Repo! The Genetic Opera)

Ronnie Shields is born. Danny Donahue and Anson Wheeler start advertising Minotaur. (Los Angeles, CA) (Role Models)

Lola (last name unknown) visits a casino and wins 100,000DM in 10 minutes. (Berlin, Germany) (Run Lola Run)

Nick Easter makes a list of potential jurors. (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) (Runaway Jury)

Nick makes a list of potential jurors. (Brooklyn, New York) (Runaway Jury)

Shakespeare In Love released in cinemas, and an audience kills someone who talks too loud during it. (Scary Movie)

Stab 2 is released. (Scream 3)

Stephen Glass is exposed as a fraud who fabricated half of his articles at the New Republic. (Shattered Glass)

Dennis starts working at Shenaniganz. (Still Waiting...)

Greg pisses his pants. (Superbad)

Ted hires private investigator Pat Healy to find Mary, who moved to Florida and changed her name. (Rhode Island) (There's Something About Mary)

Tugg Speedman is third runner-up Sexiest Man Alive. (Tropic Thunder)

Jeff Portnoy does a low-budget titty comedy called Sex Camp. (Tropic Thunder)

Truman Burbank discovers his life is a TV show, and escapes. (The Truman Show)

The Power Rangers defeat Maligore from destroying the universe and start their rivilary with Divatox by gaining their Turbo powers. (Angel Grove) (Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie)

West Caanan High School football team wins the district championship. (West Caanan, Texas) (Varsity Blues)

Virtuosity. (Virtuosity)

The first year on Thin Film's 10-year projection graph. (Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps)

Duncan is born. (Albany, New York) (The Way Way Back)

Lily Miska is born. (Los Angeles, California) (We Bought a Zoo)

The Mees go on a vacation. (We Bought a Zoo)

Dylan Mee's first birthday. (We Bought a Zoo)

Steven Price gets a firm. (UK) (The World's End)

Zack Brown and Miri Linky graduate from high school. (Zack & Miri Make a Porno)

January: Ben Selleck's son Peter is born. (Temecula, California) (The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard)

January: Bobby arrives at the Bourbon Bowl and his team wins. (Louisiana) (The Waterboy)

Thursday 1st January: People show up at the hospital to show support for Bobby. His mother reveals to him that she was faking her illness and that his father left her. (Louisiana) (The Waterboy)

February: Child's Play 3 takes place. (Brownsville, Missouri) (Child's Play 3)

Thursday 19th February: At 1.24pm Trinity is ambushed by police and agents while inside the Matrix. (The Matrix ) (The Matrix)

March: Sally, Jet and Frances Owens and other women of the town put the murderous spirit of Jimmy Angelov to rest, and break the curse on the Owens women. (New England) (Practical Magic)

March: Carter wouldn't take a bullet for the president if he had to protect him. (Washington D.C.) (Rush Hour 2)

Friday 13th March: Birth date of Lily Mae Brown, protagonist's mother (Texas) (Red Dirt)

Tuesday 17th March: The near annihilation of humankind has given us an unexpected (but welcome) effect, as centuries old conflicts and political distrust are dissolved to create an unprecedented unity among the nations of the world. (Independence Day: Resurgence)

April: Will Hunting's probation period ends. (Boston, Mass.) (Good Will Hunting)

Wednesday 1st April: Bradley Laborman drinks formula V-8 from Professor Nordic of Planet TiMaster to become Bradman (Pleasant Storm, Iowa) (Bradman)

Friday 3rd April: Daisy Infuerno becomes Disco Infuerno (Pleasant Storm, Iowa) (Bradman)

Wednesday 8th April: Daisy Infuerno and Two Step Telli die in an explosion in a warehouse during battle with Bradman (Pleasant Storm, Iowa) (Bradman)

Wednesday 15th April: Jason Bourne's ID in which he uses the name Nicolas is issued. (The Bourne Identity)

Sunday 19th April: Jason Bourne's Russian passport is issued. (Moscow, Russia) (The Bourne Identity)

Wednesday 22nd April: A student returns the book. (East Great Falls, Michigan) (American Pie Presents: The Book of Love)

Friday 24th April: Eastern doctor gets a certificate. (Los Angeles, California) (This Is 40)

May: Darcy and Rachel graduate from high school. (Something Borrowed)

Saturday 2nd May: In the early morning Harry Potter kills Voldemort using the Elder Wand which is now Harry's having won Draco's wand (and consiquently the Elder Wand) in a duel a few weeks previous. (Hogwarts, Scottland, UK) (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2)

Sunday 10th May: Dr. Wolf, after having discovered that there's a comet heading towards Earth, has an accident en route to alerting the US government that armageddon is coming. (USA) (Deep Impact)

Thursday 14th May: Thomas "Mickey" Macray is given an award for 20 years of service to the MBTA. (Boston, Massachusetts) (The Town)

Monday 25th May: Following the newly established global peace alliance, the United Nations creates the Earth Space Defense program (ESD) to serve as an early warning system and united global defense unit - appointing War of 1996 hero David Levinson as its director. In conjunction with this announcement, the ESD launches a worldwide publicity and recruitment campaign. (Independence Day: Resurgence)

Wednesday 10th June: Thelma "Sister" Husband is killed when a tornado strikes. (Sequoia, OK) (Where The Heart Is)

Wednesday 10th June: A tornado rips through the town, killing Sister Husband and destroying the house she shared with Americus and Novalee Nation. (Sequoyah, Oklahoma) (Where The Heart Is)

Thursday 18th June: McLovin's ID is issued. (Honolulu, Hawaii) (Superbad)

Thursday 2nd July: Julie receives a note that says "I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER." Max is killed. (Southport, North Carolina) (I Know What You Did Last Summer)

Thursday 2nd July: Julie receives a note that says "I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER." Max is killed. (Southport, North Carolina) (I Know What You Did Last Summer)

Friday 3rd July: Julie and Helen visit Missy Egan. (Southport, North Carolina) (I Know What You Did Last Summer)

Saturday 4th July: Ben Willis kills Helen, her sister Elsa, and Barry. He tries killing Julie and Ray but his hand gets caught in a rope and cut off by a pulley. He falls into the ocean and the police arrive. (Southport, North Carolina) (I Know What You Did Last Summer)

Saturday 4th July: Julie, Karla, Tyrell, Will, and Ray are hunted by Ben Willis whose weapon of choice is the fishing hook. A tropical storm rages outside causing a power outage on the isolated resort. (The Bahamas) (I Still Know What You Did Last Summer)

Sunday 5th July: Paul Michaels returns the book. (East Great Falls, Michigan) (American Pie Presents: The Book of Love)

Sunday 12th July: Bella's mother makes a video recording of her doing ballet. (Arizona) (Twilight)

Wednesday 15th July: There's Something About Mary, which Cameron Diaz stars in, is released. (Funny People)

Sunday 19th July: The repocession of a hotel containing animals is authorized. (Babe: Pig in the City)

Monday 20th July: The animals are saved. (Metropolis) (Babe: Pig in the City)

Monday 20th July: Carl Stargher's driver's license issued. (USA) (The Cell)

Thursday 23rd July: Will/Flappy the clown entertains at a kid's birthday party. (Vulgar)

August: Spun Music Magazine says, "Dead Rocker's Graves Are Being Desecrated." (Rock 'n' Roll Frankenstein)

August: Clive Cod's license plate expires. (Los Angeles, CA) (Rush Hour)

August: Debbie becomes pregnant with Sadie and gets stuck with Pete. (Los Angeles, California) (This Is 40)

Saturday 29th August: John Edward Gammell driver's license is issued. (San Francisco, California) (Memento)

September: Aliens infiltrate the faculty of Herrington High School with plans on world domination and it's up to a motley crew of students to stop them. (rural Ohio) (The Faculty)

September: Tom meets Hannah when he sneaks into her room, mistaking her for her roommate, whom he wants to have sex with. (Made of Honor)

September: Rachel White starts attending NYU Law. (New York City) (Something Borrowed)

Monday 14th September: Viagra is introduced, and comedy writers everywhere rejoice. (Bulworth)

Thursday 17th September: Chad, Matt, Tyler, and Paul have a barbecue. (V/H/S)

Wednesday 30th September: Joe returns the book. (East Great Falls, Michigan) (American Pie Presents: The Book of Love)

October: Shelley Darlington starts living at the Playboy Mansion. (The House Bunny)

October: A van's license plate expires. (Los Angeles, CA) (Rush Hour)

Thursday 1st October: Professor Knowby's wife Henrietta becomes a Deadite. He buries her in the fruit cellar. (Tennessee) (Evil Dead II)

Thursday 1st October: A professor dismembers his wife when she becomes posessed. (Tennessee) (The Evil Dead)

Friday 2nd October: Ash Williams and his girlfriend Linda go to the Knowby cabin. (Tennessee) (Evil Dead II)

Friday 2nd October: Ash Williams goes to a cabin within the woods with his sister Cheryl, his girlfriend Linda, his best friend Scotty, and Scotty's girlfriend Shelly. They listen to a recording concerning the Book of the Dead. (Tennessee) (The Evil Dead)

Saturday 3rd October: Ash becomes a Deadite for a few seconds before the sun shines. Later, the sun somehow goes down after a few seconds and Ash goes back to the cabin. He kills Deadite Linda and cuts off off his posessed hand with a chainsaw. (Tennessee) (Evil Dead II)

Saturday 3rd October: After everyone else is posessed, Ash burns the Book of the Dead and stops the Deadites. He stands outside of the cabin at dawn and something evil approaches from behind him. (Tennessee) (The Evil Dead)

Sunday 4th October: Ed, Bobby Joe, and Jake are dead by dawn. Ash kills Deadite Henrietta with his chainsaw hand. The posessed hand kills Annie Knowby, but not before she recites the passages in the lost pages of the Book of the Dead, sending Ash and his Oldsmobile into the middle ages. (Tennessee) (Evil Dead II)

Monday 5th October: At S-Mart, Ash tells his story to someone, kills an old Deadite lady, and kisses a woman. (Michigan) (Army of Darkness)

Thursday 8th October: Juan returns the book. (East Great Falls, Michigan) (American Pie Presents: The Book of Love)

Wednesday 21st October: Stephen Macray is arrested for hijacking a bread truck to Nashua, New Hampshire. (Massachusetts) (The Town)

Thursday 29th October: Michael Myers kills Marion Chambers and two teenage boys. (Langdon, Illinois) (Halloween: H20)

Friday 30th October: Detectives investigate at Marion Chambers' house. (Langdon, Illinois) (Halloween: H20)

Saturday 31st October: At a Halloween party, Eric Bottler reunites with high school friends Linus, Hutch, Windows and Zoe. Linus proposes the theft of the rough cut of "Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace" from Skywalker Ranch. (Shandal, Ohio) (Fanboys)

Saturday 31st October: Laurie Strode, now under the fake name Keri Tate, faces Michael Myers again. (Northern California) (Halloween: H20)

Saturday 31st October: Chad, Matt, Tyler, and Paul go to a Halloween party where they interrupt an exorcism. They end up driving into a train. (V/H/S)

November: Will Carlson/Flappy the clown goes to a hotel room under the name Vulgar and is raped by a man, whose sons videorecord it. He later saves a girl's life and becomes famous on television. (Vulgar)

Sunday 1st November: Eric Bottler finds out that his high school friend Linus has cancer. (Shandal, Ohio) (Fanboys)

Monday 2nd November: Eric Bottler, Linus, Windows and Hutch begin their journey to Skywalker Ranch. (Shandal, Ohio) (Fanboys)

Tuesday 3rd November: Lifelong "Star Wars" fans Hutch, Linus and Windows pick a fight with a group of Trekkies in the future birthplace of Captain James T. Kirk, ending with Hutch running over a statue of Kirk grappling with Khan. (Riverside, Iowa) (Fanboys)

Wednesday 4th November: David Norris is arrested for having a bar fight after becoming congressman. (New York City) (The Adjustment Bureau)

Wednesday 4th November: Eric, Linus, Hutch and Windows get beat up by Harry Knowles, who then tells them to meet his contact in Las Vegas. (Texas) (Fanboys)

Thursday 5th November: DAILY NEWS headline: "NEW CONGRESSMAN CELEBRATES VICTORY... WITH BAR BRAWL." (New York City) (The Adjustment Bureau)

Thursday 5th November: After Zoe joins Eric, Linus, Hutch and Windows on their trip to Skywalker Ranch, Eric and Linus meet their contact while Hutch and Windows fall in with a pair of escorts and their pimp. (Las Vegas, Nevada) (Fanboys)

Friday 6th November: Eric, Linus, Hutch, Windows and Zoe break into Skywalker Ranch. George Lucas allows the terminally ill Linus to view a rough cut of "Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace." (San Franciso, California) (Fanboys)

Saturday 7th November: Pancake breakfast takes place. (Varsity Blues)

Friday 27th November: Steve Stifler gets PentaLax prescribed by Dr. R. Gruntzer. (American Pie)

December: Using the Neurological Connectic Transfer System, Dr Catherine Deane begins therapy on Edward Baines. (California, USA) (The Cell)

December: Julie James' license plate expires. (North Carolina) (I Know What You Did Last Summer)

Tuesday 1st December: Mark returns the book. (East Great Falls, Michigan) (American Pie Presents: The Book of Love)

Friday 25th December: Matt Flamhaff sees Jenna Rink through a frosted window. (New York City) (13 Going On 30)

Tuesday 29th December: A student returns the book. (East Great Falls, Michigan) (American Pie Presents: The Book of Love)

Tuesday 29th December: The date on the sticker on Jesse's car. (Lockport, Illinois) (Bride of Chucky)

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