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     1995 
  • January 1: Gwendolyn Ingolfsson arrives on Earth/2 from the Draka-dominated Earth/1 of 2442 AD following a molehole accident. She lands in the midst of a gang of drug dealers and massacres them; despite the resulting attention, she escapes detection. (The Draka)
  • January: Start date of Dewey Nolastname's list of bad things Reese did to him. (Malcolm in the Middle)
  • February 3: Sloane Easton is murdered in Philadelphia. (Cold Case)
  • March 5: Michael Jordan joins the Looney Tunes characters to play basketball against Swackhammer and his Monstars. (Space Jam)
  • March 25: The Belkan War breaks out. (Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War)
  • March:
    • Dave Nelson is hired as news director of all-news New York radio station WNYX. (NewsRadio)
    • In an Alternate Timeline, Methos falls in love with Jillian O'Hara, a fellow Watcher, and reveals to her his Immortality. Her subsequent death at the hands of James Horton causes Methos to go over the edge. He rejoins with Kronos shortly after. (Highlander: The Series, Watcher Chronicles CD-ROM)
  • April 12: Tina Richardson disappears. (The 4400)
  • April 19: David Koresh opens a free clinic in Waco, Texas to serve it and the surrounding communities. (Chrononauts)
  • May 1: Dave, Jack, Evan, Fiona, Tess, Rachel, Tom, Harry, and several others are born. spoilers  (Five Score, Divided by Four)
  • May 8: Estimated birth date of 'Carmine Prime' (real name unknown). He would go on to become a delinquent. ( Under Night In-Birth)
  • May 11: Holly Richardson is murdered in Philadelphia. (Cold Case)
  • May 21: Maggie Simpson non-lethally shoots Mr. Burns, after he tries to take candy from the baby. (The Simpsons)
  • May 30: Ryan Thomas disappears. (The 4400)
  • June 8: A T-1000 Terminator arrives from the future to kill John Connor. Another T-800 Terminator is sent back to protect him. The Terminator and John are soon joined by the boy's mother, Sarah Connor. (Terminator 2: Judgment Day)
  • June 9: John Connor, Sarah Connor and the Terminator escape Los Angeles, and Sarah becomes obsessed with finding out who created Skynet. They eventually break into Cyberdyne in an attempt to stop Judgement Day from ever happening.more  (Terminator 2: Judgment Day)
  • June 20: The peace treaty officially ending the Belkan War is signed. (Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War)
  • June 24: Lord Voldemort returns to power after a fourteen year absence and presumed death. The Triwizard Tournament comes to an end. (Harry Potter)
  • June: A Kree Starforce soldier known as "Vers" is stranded on Earth after being abducted by a group of Skrulls. Vers teams up with S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Nick Fury to investigate why the Skrulls are seeking out someone named Dr. Lawson, and comes to find out some information about her own past. (Captain Marvel)
  • July 14: Lt. Harmon Rabb, Jr. and Lt.JG Caitlin Pike are sent to the Adriatic Sea to investigate the disapperance of a female aviator from the aircraft carrier USS Seahawk at the time of The Yugoslav Wars. (JAG)
  • August 16: Randall Strong presents his evidence of the threat that various alien races pose to Earth to a committee consisting of Chairman Thornwell, General Callahan, Ms. Perry, Ms. Fisk and Mr. Waters in Washington, D.C.. (The Outer Limits (1995))
  • August 29: Todd Barstow disappears. (The 4400)
  • August: The ozone layer is fading and estimates state that it will be gone before the end of the year. In Africa, millions perish from the effects of unfiltered sunlight. Among the casualties is Brenda Wyatt. Her final wish is for her husband, Connor MacLeod, to resolve the problem before more people die. (Highlander II: The Quickening)
  • September 1: Harry Potter begins his fifth year at Hogwarts. (Harry Potter)
  • September 23: Fifteen people are murdered in a mass shooting in a mall in Philadelphia. (Cold Case)
  • October 12: The Global Defense Initiative is founded in accordance with the United Nations Global Defense Act, primarily consisting of personnel from Black Ops 9. (Command & Conquer: Tiberian Dawn)
  • October 16: During an excavation of a colonial era house in the Black Hills outside Burkittsville, Maryland, students from the University of Maryland's Department of Anthropology discover a duffel bag belonging to Heather Donahue, one of three film students who disappeared in October 1994. The bag contains various pieces of filmmaking equipment, including footage of the final days of Heather, Josh Leonard and Mike Williams. The anthropology professor David Mercer is at a loss to explain how the bag could have been buried under the house as the soil had seemingly been undisturbed for more than 200 years. (The Blair Witch Project)
  • October-November: Methos romances waitress Alexa Bond, not caring that she has inoperative terminal cancer. The two leave on a world tour. (Highlander: The Series)
  • November 21: Birth of Mary Lindsey to single mother Dr. Anne Lindsey. Duncan MacLeod helps Anne through labor and gives her a house as a present. It is the last meeting between the two former lovers. (Highlander: The Series)
  • November 28: First appearance of Thailog, a clone of Goliath. (Gargoyles)
  • December 1: A meteor impacts Maple Valley, Washington, utterly destroying a local factory owned by the Betty Crocker company but leaving the human infant riding it miraculously unharmed. The girl is soon adopted by the multimillionaire owner of the aforementioned corporation, Hass "The Flame" Harley and named Jade Harley. On the same day, an ectobiological sample is taken of Nanna Egbert, one of the witnesses of the catastrophe. (Homestuck)
  • December 3: Jade Harley and her adoptive Grandpa, Hass "The Flame" Harley, move to the uninhabited island where the Frog Temple and Becquerel, First Guardian of Earth, are located. An ectobiological sample of Hass is collected. (Homestuck)
  • December 4: A meteor impacts Houston, Texas, destroying a small record shop. The meteor was carrying a pony and a human infant; the pony dies on impact but the child is miraculously unharmed. The infant, a boy, is adopted by one of the former patrons of the shop and named Dave Strider. On the same day, another infant-bearing meteor ends all aquatic life in a lake in New York, but leaves its cargo unharmed. The infant, this time a girl, is adopted by a local scientist and named Rose Lalonde. An ectobiological sample of Bro Strider, Dave's adoptive guardian, is also collected at this time. (Homestuck)
  • December 25: Dexter Douglas becomes Freakazoid. (Freakazoid!)
  • Late December: A World With No Boundaries carries out its terrorist activities. (Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War)
  • Godzilla dies of nuclear meltdown due to his heart overheating. Junior absorbs most of the radiation and mutates into a full-grown Godzilla. (Godzilla vs. Destoroyah)
  • Rita escapes, marries Zedd. Rita's family comes over to visit. Zordon and his shifting roster of teenagers continue to hold them off. (Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers)
  • The Power Rangers battle Ivan Ooze. (Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers)
  • Solid Snake infiltrates Outer Heaven to rescue Grey Fox and destroy Metal Gear. (Metal Gear)
  • The demon Neron amplifies the powers of various supervillains. (DC Comics)
  • An Alternate Timeline is temporarily created where Apocalypse reigns supreme. (Marvel Comics)
  • A Jack Russell Terrier has imaginary adventures in literature. (Wishbone)
  • Scientists try to stop a female alien-human hybrid from breeding. (Species)
  • James Bond stops the plans of Janus a.k.a.  to exploit the GoldenEye satellite. (GoldenEye)
  • Toy cowboy Woody deals with his replacement by action figure Buzz Lightyear. (Toy Story)
  • A meteor impacts near the Tiber River in Italy, seeding the area with a crystalline, resource-rich substance dubbed Tiberium. The Brotherhood of Nod swiftly exploits this incredibly valuable new mineral to become an N.G.O. Superpower. (Command & Conquer: Tiberian Dawn)
  • "The Two Georges" is stolen from New Liverpool by the secessionist terrorist group the Sons of Liberty. The North American Union's governor-general, Sir Martin Luther King, dispatches two agents to recover the painting before King Charles III arrives to tour the British Empire's North American holdings. (The Two Georges)
  • Death of Buck the Briard, the Bundy family dog. He is happy to get rid of them. He is soon reincarnated into Lucky and gets adopted by the Bundies again. (Married... with Children)
  • NSA agent Bert Myers pursues Rogue Agent Frank Brennan to Central Park, where Brennan is shot by off-duty police officer Nick Wolfe. Brennan secretly revives as an immortal and goes into hiding. Myers later retires from the NSA and opens a private security firm, which hires Wolfe. (Highlander: The Raven)
  • TV's Frank dies. Pearl Forrester moves into Deep 13 to help her son Clayton continue the experiment. (Mystery Science Theater 3000: Samson vs. the Vampire Women, Night of the Blood Beast)
  • Mysterious laundry steampress related accidents occur in Maine, a diabolical conspiracy is uncovered. (The Mangler)
  • Twins Kururi and Mairu Orihara are born. (Durarara!!)
  • Birth of Derek Reese. (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles)
  • Near alcoholic police officer and a racist store owner are forced to co-operate in order to stop various bombs blowing up in New York. (Die Hard with a Vengeance)
  • Sid 6.7 escapes from virtual reality. (Virtuosity)
  • In a world where John Lennon survives, The Beatles get back together and record a reunion CD. (Chrononauts)
  • Izumii (later Kuronuma) Aoba is born. (Durarara!!)
  • A project overseen by the US Air Force successfully activates the Stargate found in Giza in 1928. Colonel Jack O'Neil(l) and Dr. Daniel Jackson lead a team through the gate to the planet Abydos, where they encounter human slaves kidnapped from Earth in prehistory. They are attacked by the forces of the Goa'uld Supreme System Lord Ra, and succeed in detonating a tactical nuclear warhead aboard his Ha'tak, destroying it and decapitating the Goa'uld Empire. Jackson remains on Abydos and marries Sha'uri/Sha're. (Stargate)
  • Seina Yamata is accidentally recruited into the Galaxy Police. His incredible bad luck becomes a weapon against space pirates (Tenchi Muyo! GXP)
  • Shizuo Heiwajima attempts to throw a refrigerator at his brother, Kasuka, over a cup of pudding in the first recorded instance of Shizuo using his super strength. He suffers major injuries because of it. Shizuo later throws a desk full of books at a classmate. (Durarara!!)
  • Frank Castle is sentenced to the electric chair. (Punisher #1)
  • Davis starts working at the New York City Morgue. (Tru Calling)
  • Hellboy travels back to East Bromwich, visiting the chapel from which he first appeared. During his visit, he sees visions of a woman who asks her children - a priest and a nun - to save her soul from a demon. (Hellboy: The Chained Coffin)
  • Soos Ramirez's father disappears. (Gravity Falls)
  • Eight children in the Nerima ward of Tokyo witness a battle between two giant monsters resembling a dinosaur and a parrot. (Digimon Adventure)
  • The European moonbase is established. (Moonbase 3)
  • Amy Needles is born. (Back to the Future Part II)
  • In an Alternate Universe, King Thomas of the British Empire is declared missing in action in the French War and is presumed dead. His son Harold, Prince of the Americas succeeds him. (Sliders)
  • In an Alternate Universe, Professor Maximillian Arturo is elected Mayor of San Francisco, unexpectedly defeating the incumbent Anita Ross. However, he mysteriously disappears immediately after his election. (Sliders)
  • In an Alternate Universe, California secedes from the United States in the aftermath of the Kromagg invasion. (Sliders)
  • Jack Cuberle commits suicide. (The Twilight Zone (1959))
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     1996 
  • January 9: A group of aliens arrive on Earth and assume human form, becoming the Solomon family at exactly 8:30 PM ("7:30 Central").note  (3rd Rock from the Sun)
  • January 14: Lauren Williams is murdered in Philadelphia. (Cold Case)
  • January 15: The families of the three missing film students, Heather Donahue, Josh Leonard and Mike Williams, hire a private investigator named Buck Buchanan to discover the truth about what happened to them in the Black Hills in October 1994. (The Blair Witch Project)
  • January 20: Laura Barns is born. (Unfriended)
  • January 28:
    • The Cowboys play Super Bowl XXX against the Steelers. The Steelers are down by three points twice during the game. (Real Life)
    • Al Calavicci steps into the Imaging Chamber and tells Sam Beckett (who has leaped into a high school football player in 1962) that the Steelers are down by three points in Super Bowl XXX. (Quantum Leap, amazingly)
  • February 15: The Burkittsville sheriff Ronald Cravens announces that he believes that the footage purporting to show the final days of Heather Donahue, Josh Leonard and Mike Williams is a hoax. (The Blair Witch Project)
  • February 24: Edwin Mayuya disappears. (The 4400)
  • February: Springfield celebrates its bicentennial. During the preparation of the festivities, Lisa Simpson discover the confession note Jebediah Springfield wrote about his past as the pirate Hans Sprungfeld, and tries to reveal it to the town, with only Homer Simpson believing her. Despite eventually finding indisputable proof, Lisa decides to hide it, believing that the myth of Jebediah Springfield has far more positive influence than the truth of the man he really was ever could. (The Simpsons)
  • April 13: A second meteor impacts Maple Valley, Washington. It impacts a local joke shop, destroying the shop, the shopping mall in which the aforementioned shop is situated, and killing Nanna Egbert. The infant boy and the rather hefty unabridged joke book riding the meteor are completely unharmed. The boy is adopted by Nanna Egbert's son and named John Egbert. An ectobiological sample of Mom Lalonde is also taken on this day. (Homestuck)
  • April 14: Estimated birth date of Hyde Kido. He would go on to become a member of the Night Blade organisation and inherit the Insulator weapon. . ( Under Night In-Birth)
  • April 28: Death of Alexa Bond. Methos survives and mourns her. (Highlander: The Series, Watcher Chronicles CD-ROM)
  • April:
    • Raccoon City Police Department's elite anti-terrorist force, STARS, is founded by Albert Wesker, secretly to obtain combat data on Umbrella's BOWs. (Resident Evil)
    • Atem resurfaces as Dark Yugi. (Yu-Gi-Oh!)
  • Spring: Death of India Cohen. Buffy Summers becomes the Slayer and has her first victory over the vampire lord Lothos. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • May 20: The private investigator Buck Buchanan ends his investigation into the disappearance of the film students Heather Donahue, Josh Leonard and Mike Williams. His report is inconclusive. (The Blair Witch Project)
  • June 6: The Catastrophe occurs: an explosion at a laboratory in Moscow, Russia releases a man-made virus called Lucifer Alpha into the winds, effectively killing half of the world's population.note  (Snatcher)
  • June 26: Astronomers discover that Europa, the sixth moon of Jupiter, has disappeared without a trace. (The Forge of God)
  • June/July: Adam Pierson, a historical investigator for the Watchers, is disillusioned with the organization. He goes AWOL, leaving behind his research on the elusive immortal Methos. (Highlander: The Series)
  • July 2: Dozens of cities worldwide are destroyed when giant alien spacecraft appear. (Independence Day)
  • July 4: Humans win the day against alien invaders, so the Fourth of July is no longer known as an American holiday. It is the day the world declared in one voice that it would not go quietly into the night. It would not vanish without a fight. It's going to live on. It's going to survive. Today, we celebrate our Independence Day. (Independence Day)
  • July 9: Birth of Alexander Fox Xanatos to David Xanatos and his wife Fox/Janine Renard. Goliath and the Manhattan Clan stop Oberon from stealing Alexander. (Gargoyles)
  • July 17:
    • Dr. Amy Zoll replaces Adam Pierson as the head researcher on Methos. (Highlander: The Series, Watcher Chronicles CD-ROM)
    • At midnight, Jerome Horowitz is executed for the murders of seventeen women, including Cindy Vetterman on February 16, 1980 and Allison Morris in 1994. (The Outer Limits (1995))
  • July 20: Men land on Mars and discover the corpse of a Martian. (Known Space)
  • August 14: CIA agents in Moscow alert Black Light to illegal nuclear material distribution. (Black Light)
  • August 30: Wade Powers arrests a man named Kupko for illegal development of toxic GM crops. (Black Light)
  • September 1:
    • Harry Potter begins his sixth year at Hogwarts. (Harry Potter)
    • Emma Paris joins Black Light. (Black Light)
  • September 2: Rogue agents within the US government attempt to assassinate the president while attending a peace conference in London. Wade Powers is killed in the counteroffensive; Emma Paris is given command of Black Light. (Black Light)
  • September 18:
    • Earth explodes. (The Onion)
    • Black Light received a tip-off that weapons-grade plutonium is being smuggled from Armenia to San Diego via Pakistan. (Black Light)
  • October 3: Reese Nolastname gives Malcolm his first knuckle pizza. (Malcolm in the Middle)
  • October 12: First appearance of a number of newly-cloned gargoyles: Hollywood, Brentwood, Malibu and Burbank. They are respectively clones of Broadway, Lexington, Brooklyn and Hudson. (Gargoyles)
  • October 13: First appearance of Delilah. She is the result of combining the DNA of Demona and Elisa Maza. (Gargoyles)
  • October 26: Jon Canmore reveals the existence of gargoyles to the world. The Manhattan Clan takes refuge with David Xanatos. Jon Canmore forms the Quarrymen. (Gargoyles)
  • November 1:
    • Dr. Amy Zoll discovers that researcher Adam Pierson was Methos himself. She now has the giant task of reviewing all his historical work, trying to tell which of his facts were true, which only told part of the picture and which were outright fabrications. She also has to locate Methos. Meanwhile, Dr. Julia Harami is tasked with researching the histories of immortals Kronos, Silas and Caspian. (Highlander: The Series, Watcher Chronicles CD-ROM)
    • Lude has sex with a 36-year-old woman named Monique on a washing machine. (House of Leaves)
  • November 2: The three-year-old Allie Keys is brought to the Seattle Aquarium by her mother Lisa Clarke and her best friend Nina Toth. She displays the ability to control animals using her Psychic Powers when three dolphins move in accordance with her wishes. This is the first time that Allie realizes that there is something different about her. (Taken)
  • November 3: Lude has sex with a 23-year-old Hispanic woman named Tonya in the morning, and a 34-year-old leather enthusiast named Nina in the evening. (House of Leaves)
  • November 4: Lude has sex with a 32-year-old woman called Sparkle. (House of Leaves)
  • November 5:
  • November 6: Lude has sex with a very polite pervert named Gina. (House of Leaves)
  • November 7: Funeral of Wade Powers. Emma Paris is alerted of unauthorised covert activity at Fort Rainhurst. (Black Light)
  • November 8:
    • Lude has sex with a 20-year-old student named Jennifer. (House of Leaves)
    • Ray Skears contacts Black Light about the events going on at Fort Rainhurst. (Black Light)
  • November 9:
    • Lude has sex with a 21-year-old Swede named Caroline. Monique's boyfriend hits him up for some ecstasy. (House of Leaves)
    • Nanotech-enhanced soldiers from Fort Rainhurst attempt to spread their adaptations through America's water supply, foiled by Black Light. (Black Light)
  • November 10: Lude has sex with a 19-year-old woman named Susan who gives him a golden shower. (House of Leaves)
  • November 11: Lude has sex with a 25-year-old woman named Brooke in the morning and a 22-year-old woman named Marin in the evening. (House of Leaves)
  • November 12: Lude has sex with a woman named Alison at noon and an unnamed 23-year-old woman in wetsuits in the evening. (House of Leaves)
  • November 13: Lude has sex with a Vietnamese woman named Holly. (House of Leaves)
  • November 14: Lude has sex with three 19-year-old women from San Diego named Dawn, Leslie, and Melissa. Afterwards, the three go to a local sex shop and buy a vibrating dildo. (House of Leaves)
  • November 19: Lude has sex with a 20-year-old waitress named Cindy. (House of Leaves)
  • November 20: Lude has sex with a 21-year-old Jewish woman named Erin in the changing room at a Gap. (House of Leaves)
  • November 21: Lude has sex with a 36-year-old woman named Betsy. (House of Leaves)
  • November 22: Lude has sex with a 20-year-old Catholic woman named Michelle who knows all about anal sex. (House of Leaves)
  • November 25: Lude has sex with an 18-year-old woman named Stephanie. (House of Leaves)
  • November 27: Lude has sex with a 27-year-old woman named Alicia on top of a massive speaker. (House of Leaves)
  • November 28: Lude has sex with a heavily-pierced woman named Dana and her girlfriend. (House of Leaves)
  • November:
    • Captain MacMillan and Lieutenant John Price go to Prypiat, Ukraine to assassinate Ultranationalist Imran Zakhaev. more  (Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare)
    • Johnny Truant has sex with two women, Gabriella and Barbara. He gets as far as forplay with Clara English, but she breaks down and reveals she has been raped. (House of Leaves)
  • December 19: Black Light intercepts an illegal shipment of nuclear materials at San Diego, but are ambushed by a team led by a Pandora Bammes. (Black Light)
  • December 20:
    • Dr. Amy Zoll explains the situation to the Watcher Tribunal. "Adam Pierson" is dishonorably discharged, there is no retaliation taken against Methos. (Highlander: The Series, Watcher Chronicles CD-ROM)
    • Emma Paris' mysterious informant gives her a cryptic warning not to open Pandora's Box. (Black Light)
  • December 24: Peter Bammes' ship, the Castaway, is attacked by terroristsmore . The anti-nuclear flotilla proceeds to the French fleet, while the the surviving Pandora Bammes takes the Castaway to Darwin. (Black Light)
  • December 25: Pandora Bammes attempts to blow up Darwin to call off the nuclear test, but is stopped by Black Light. Peter Bammes is arrested. The nuclear test goes off as planned more  (Black Light)
  • December: Lude tells Johnny Truant about Zampano. Johnny tries to get in with a porn star, but she drives off and does something unspeakably vile.more (House of Leaves)
  • The Machine Empire invades, temporarily kicking out other aliens on or invading Earth at the time. (Power Rangers Zeo)
  • Hugh Darrow purchases and revamps a struggling prosthetics manufacturing company in England, creating Darrow Industries. (Deus Ex: Human Revolution)
  • End of the Eugenics Wars; Khan Noonien Singh and his followers escape Earth in a sleeper ship. They would be kept in suspended animation to 2267. (Star Trek: The Original Series, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan)
  • A sun-eater threatens Earth's sun. Hal Jordan sacrifices himself to save the world. (DC Comics)
  • Superheroes from two universes clash. An Amalgam Universe is temporarily created from both realities, but ultimately both are separated and saved. (DC Comics, Marvel Comics)
  • Amelia (Amy) Pond meets the raggedy Eleventh Doctor for the first time in Leadworth, a small town in England. more  Prisoner Zero escapes the Atraxi. alternate reality  (Doctor Who)
  • Onslaught makes his bid for supremacy. Many non-mutant heroes seemingly die defeating him, but they are actually transported to a pocket universe. (Marvel Comics)
  • The First Doctor and a pursuing group of Daleks arrive at the Festival of Ghana. (Doctor Who)
  • Parts of Los Angeles ruled by criminal warlords. LAPD officer John Spartan convicted of involuntary manslaughter and cryogenically frozen. (Demolition Man)
  • Super-genius Jarod travels America and rights wrongs. (The Pretender)
  • Four teenage girls tap into major magical power. (The Craft)
  • A group of rogue U.S Marines led by General Frank Hummel take over Alcatraz Island and hold the visiting tourists hostage using nerve gas. FBI specialist Dr Stanley Godspeed and ex-con John Mason infiltrate the island to stop them. (The Rock)
  • Desmond Hume's consciousness travels to and from 2004 and here. With the help of Daniel Faraday, he uses the constant of Penelope to get back and not die from the temporal stress. (Lost)
  • Birth of the dog Seymour Asses. He would become the pet of Philip J. Fry. (Futurama)
  • Two Russians named Samia and Denis (now known as Simon and Chief Chef at Russian Sushi) lose their jobs as the Soviet special forces disintegrate due to the Soviet Union's collapse. The two of them are hired by an underground weapons dealer named Lingerin Douglanikov. (Durarara!!)
  • Ivo Hugh is built. (Thomas the Tank Engine)
  • After a decade spent bringing the disk operating parts of GLaDOS to a state of more or less basic functionality, work begins on the Genetic Lifeform component. (Portal)
  • Mad scientist Dr. Clayton Forrester has his funding cut off and abandons the captive crew of the Satellite of Love in a decaying orbit. They manage to pilot the ship to the edge of the universe and turn into beings of pure energy. Crow T. Robot gets bored of that in five minutes and returns to spend the next five hundred years hanging out on the SoL. (Mystery Science Theater 3000: Laserblast)
  • Indian Border Security Force encounters zombified Pakistani soldiers at the Line of Control. (The Zombie Survival Guide)
  • Development begins on the ion cannon, headed by Dr. Wong Hu Chan. (Command & Conquer: Tiberian Dawn)
  • Enderri invade the solar system, defeated by the Champions in The Titan Incident at the cost of Galatea. (Soon I Will Be Invincible)
  • Science-fiction author José Chung publishes From Outer Space. (The X-Files)
  • Miramax releases The Navidson Record in a limited theatrical run. (''House of Leaves')
  • Ex-FBI agent Frank Black is recruited by the obscure "Millennium Group." (Millennium)
  • Apophis, Ba'al, Cronus, and Heru'ur rise to dominance among the Goa'uld System Lords. (Stargate SG-1)
  • Tenchi Masaki's half-brother Kenchi is born. (Tenchi Muyo!, Tenchi Muyo: War on Geminar)
  • Power plant owner and supervillain Hank Scorpio conquers the east coast of the United States. (The Simpsons)
  • Yugi Muto solves the Millennium Puzzle. Pharaoh Atem's soul reawakens without his memoriesJustification . (Yu-Gi-Oh!)
  • First production of Renektoy action figures. Massive demand reportedly leads to Amusing Injuries and supermarket stampedes of competing parents. (League of Legends, 'Renektoy' skin.)
  • In an Alternate Universe, a massive earthquake causes the entire North Bay of San Francisco to slide into the ocean. (Sliders)
  • In an Alternate Universe, former U.S. President John F. Kennedy dies of complications from Addison's disease at the age of 78. The attendees of his funeral include his brother Robert and Martin Luther King Jr.. (Sliders)
  • In an Alternate Universe, Q.R. Mallory is murdered by Razor Gillette on the orders of his wife Wade. (Sliders)
  • In an Alternate Universe, horses are placed on the endangered species list. (Sliders)
  • By this year in an Alternate Timeline, anyone wealthy can buy a wristwatch-sized time machine. (Chrononauts)
  • Tarbolde of the Canopus Planet writes the poem "Nightingale Woman". (Star Trek: The Original Series)
  • Todd 3465 is born. (Soldier)
  • Laszlo Mahnovski graduates from college at 14 years old. (Chuck)

     1997 
  • January 5: Zampano writes down his last note. (House of Leaves)
  • January 6: Death of Zampano. (House of Leaves)
  • January 7:
    • Johnny Truant and Lude investigate Zampano's apartment. Johnny takes home Zampano's notes. (House of Leaves)
    • Estimated birth date of Seth. He would go on to become a prodigious assassin. ( Under Night In-Birth)
  • January 20: Kang is inaugurated as president of the United States, after Clinton and Dole are accidentally thrown into space by Homer. (The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror)
  • January 21: Dan LaCivita disappears. (The 4400)
  • February 12: With the help of Homelander, Black Noir rapes Queen Maeve while she is blindfolded. Homelander takes pictures. When Queen Maeve retaliates, Homelander threatens to kill her if she continues. (The Boys)
  • February: Apophis gates to Earth seeking hosts for his queen and kidnaps Senior Airman Carol Weterings. Col. Jack O'Neill is called out of retirement and sent in pursuit to Abydos, where Daniel Jackson has discovered several thousand gate addresses on a cartouche. Apophis hits Abydos and kidnaps Jackson's wife Sha're, and O'Neill and Jackson return to Earth, where the President of the United States has ordered the creation of Stargate Command and the first nine SG teams. SG-1, comprising O'Neill, Jackson, and Capt. Samantha Carter, and SG-2 pursue Apophis to his capital world Chulak and free several dozen captives and secure the defection of Apophis' First Prime, Teal'c. Teal'c is allowed to join SG-1 after proving his loyalty. (Stargate SG-1)
  • March: Jessika Piebe disappears. (The 4400)
  • Late March: Johnny Truant wonders why the heck he's doing what he is. (House of Leaves)
  • April 2: In the original timeline, Melissa McCammon commits suicide. (The Outer Limits (1995))
  • May 25: A Tyrannosaurus Rex escapes captivity in San Diego. Several people die before it is finally tranquilized. (The Lost World: Jurassic Park)
  • June 3: Having made a Deal with the Devil in 1897, Enoch Soames is transported exactly 100 years forward in time so that he can spend an afternoon in the Reading Room of the British Museum and see how he will be remembered. ("Enoch Soames")
  • June 8:
    • A T-1000 arrives from the future to kill John Connor. It is destroyed by John and Sarah Connor, with the assistance of a reprogrammed T-800. Myles Dyson, the scientist destined to develop SkyNet, is killed. John and Sarah go into hiding from the government. (Terminator 2: Judgment Day)
    • Matt Mills is murdered in Philadelphia. (Cold Case)
  • June 21:
    • Johnny Truant has sex with an 18-year-old woman named Hailey. After he falls asleep, he screams, scaring her away. (House of Leaves)
    • Birth of Scarlet Selah. She would go on to become a cleric and adventurer. (Pokemon Tabletop Utopus Region)
  • June: Albus Dumbledore is killed more  Harry, Ron, and Hermione's search for the Horcruxes begins. (Harry Potter)
  • July 10: Reese Nolastname gives Malcolm his first atomic swirlie. (Malcolm in the Middle)
  • Between January and May: Buffy Summers moves to Sunnydale. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • May: Buffy Summers is drowned by the Master. Kendra Young becomes the Slayer. Buffy is revived minutes after her death by CPR administered by Xander Harris, resulting in the unprecedented circumstance of two Slayers active simultaneously. Buffy then kills the Master. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • July 3: Johnny Truant decides to give up drugs. (House of Leaves)
  • July 24:
    • Since giving up drugs, Johnny Truant's fears have become worse. He has blocked all light and sound from his windows and doors, and nailed measuring tapes to his floor to ensure his apartment stays the same size. After today, he doesn't leave home for three weeks. (House of Leaves)
    • Humanity is wiped out due to a biological war. The androids that remain refer to it as the Day of Silence or the Biocaust. (The Outer Limits (1995))
  • July 27: Harry Potter goes into hiding, as the Death Eaters search for him. (Harry Potter)
  • July: A group of U.S. Marines are sent to Africa to intervene in a guerrilla war. Due to faulty intelligence, they find a civilian village where the enemy base was supposed to be. The commander of the team orders the civilians to be killed, but is opposed by Sgt. Billy Coen. The commander knocks out Coen and proceeds with the massacre. Coen is later blamed for the incident. (Resident Evil 0)
  • Summer, before August: A group of Boy Scouts visit the Training Ground of Cursed Springs, Jusenkyo. This leads to many troubles after they return home and have to attend summer camp. (Boy Scouts ½)
  • August 1: The Death Eaters take control of the Ministry of Magic. (Harry Potter)
  • August 2: Frances van Cresta disappears. (The 4400)
  • August 4: SkyNet goes online. (Terminator 2: Judgment Day)
  • August 13: Aliens visit the small Colorado mountain town of South Park. While there, they accidentally mutilate some cattle and kidnap local third-grader Eric Cartman for anal probing. (South Park: "Cartman Gets An Anal Probe")
  • August 14: Johnny Truant actually shows up for work, only to discover that he's been fired. (House of Leaves)
  • August 16: Lois Lane Elliot is interviewed by Tim Crane of The Daily Planet for the newspaper's tenth anniversary Superman memorial edition. (Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?)
  • August 20: Mt. South Park has a volcanic eruption, endangering a hunting party. (South Park: "Volcano")
  • August 27: Kathie Lee Gifford visits South Park for an award ceremony and barely avoids assassination by her Unknown Rival Herbert Garrison (South Park: "Weightgain 4000")
  • August 29:
  • August: Philip J. Fry, a pizza delivery boy, answers a prank call. He attempts to deliver a pizza at Seymour Asses, a false address. He decides to eat the pizza himself, sharing it with a stray dog. Fry keeps the dog as a pet, naming him Seymour Asses. He would remain extremely devoted until his death in 2012. (Futurama)
  • Early September: Lois Nolastname starts working at Lucky Aide.Justification  (Malcolm in the Middle)
  • Mid-September: Lude stops by Johnny Truant's home to try and get him to come to a party, and warn him that Kyrie's boyfriend is back. (House of Leaves)
  • September 29: A future version of Professor Marcus Irving brings a kidnapped Doc Brown and Marty McFly forward from 1986 so that they won't interfere with his younger self stealing a flux capacitor. They find that Irving has been building a fortune by stealing and "inventing" future technology such as the iPod and Google, and escape in the DeLorean back to 1986 with a plan to stop him. (Back to the Future)
  • September:
    • A Girl Scout troop, Troop 42, begins meeting at the same church as Boy Scout Troop 192. Also, Troop 192 has an election for a new Senior Patrol Leader. (Boy Scouts ½)
    • The goddess Fenira abdicates her duties and, along with her sisters, goes into hiding to avoid punishment. Her mortal friends Jason Bertovich and John Hoelscher each face some troubles of their own which end well for Jason but not so well for John. (Boy Scouts ½)
    • Eric Matthews and Jack Hunter begin attending Pennbrook University. (Boy Meets World)
  • October 1: The End Day. (Crystalis)
  • October 6: Verity Chandler is murdered by Eric Prince. (Columbo)
  • October 16: Jupiter 2 launched; the ship is lost in space. (Lost in Space)
  • October 31: The space station MIR crashes in South Park, crushing local third-grader Kenny Mccormick. An accident involving Worchester Sauce resurrects him as a zombie and leads to a massive zombie outbreak in South Park. (South Park: Pinkeye)
  • Autumn: The Morgendorffers move to Lawndale. more  (Daria)
  • Late October/Early November: 'Gdansk Man' gets into trouble when he tries to assault Lude and threatens Johnny Truant. (House of Leaves)
  • November 5: Evey Hammond is saved by V. (V for Vendetta [comic])
  • November 6: Roger Braunstein disappears. (The 4400)
  • Mid-November: Johnny Truant runs into Kyrie at the supermarket and turns down her offer of sex. She is upset. Gdansk Man ambushes Lude and puts him in hospital. (House of Leaves)
  • Late November/Early December: Johnny Truant gets a call from 'Thumper'; his phone is disconnected partway through their conversation. (House of Leaves)
  • December:
    • Gary King suffers from a drug overdose. His best friend, Andy Knightley frantically drives him to a hospital and is in an accident and nearly severing his femoral artery. He spends twelve hours in surgery to save his life, and is then arrested for reckless driving. Gary, meanwhile, recovered from his overdose and fled the scene. This was a point of contention for the two men well into adulthood, and Andy swore off drinking. (The World's End)
    • Serial Killer Jack Frost is exposed to a mutagen while being driven to his execution. He turns into a living snowman and goes on a rampage. (Jack Frost (1997))
  • December 14: Adrian Monk's wife Trudy is killed by a car bomb. (Monk)
  • Christmas:
    • After attending Troop 192's Christmas Party, John Hoelscher is able to heal himself. He also meets a woman, Lina, who is revealed to be another goddess looking for the missing Fenira. (''Boy Scouts ½'")
    • Mr Hankey, The Christmas Poo saves Christmas in South Park (South Park: Mr Hankey The Christmas Poo)
  • Late December: Johnny Truant buys two guns to protect himself from the Minotaur. (House of Leaves)
  • Zordon, freed from the time warp, goes home. (Power Rangers Turbo)
  • The death of Elvis triggers a succession crisis in Lost Vegas. more  (Six String Samurai)
  • World War III nears its conclusion. Air Force One is hijacked and crashes in Manhattan, prompting the government to hire "Snake" Plissken to rescue the President in time to attend a three-way summit between the United States, China and the Soviet Union. (Escape from New York)
  • Doctor Evil returns and holds the world ransom; Austin Powers is thawed out and defeats him. (Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery)
  • Darkseid attempts to take control of the Genesis Wave. (DC Comics)
  • The Thunderbolts arise to fill the void left by the many missing heroes. However, unbeknownst to the public, the group is actually the villainous Masters Of Evil in disguise as part of a plot by Baron Zemo. Much to his frustration though, the other Masters begins to enjoy fighting on the side of good. (Marvel Comics)
  • The heroes apparently slain by Onslaught return from their pocket universe. (Marvel Comics)
  • Agent Jay joins the Men in Black and saves the Earth with Agent Kay; Agent Kay retires. (Men in Black)
  • Agent Kay returns to the Men in Black and continues working with Agent Jay. (Men In Black: The Series)
  • U.S. President James Marshall battles terrorist hijackers on Air Force One. (Air Force One)
  • Murdoc Niccals crashes his car into a keyboard shop where Stuart "2D" Pot works in an attempt to steal from it. 2D is injured and put into a coma, and Murdoc is arrested and sentenced to care for 2D. (Gorillaz)
  • Alexandra Amberson matches wits with an evil djinn. (Wishmaster)
  • Los Angeles, already in the grip of a record heat wave and a war between Jamaican and Colombian drug cartels, is visited by an alien huntsman. (Predator 2)
  • A hijacked prison transport plane crashes in Las Vegas. (Con Air)
  • Applied Cryogenics experiences its final critical power failure. It will successfully maintain continuous power for at least the next 1010 years. (Futurama)
  • Kelly Bundy considers getting married herself. Her Wedding Day is a disaster when husband-to-be Lonnie Tot turns out to be a casanova type. Last recorded adventure of the Bundies. (Married... with Childrennote )
  • Atomic Robo is sent on a rescue mission into the Vampire Dimension. The only survivor of Majestic 12's Earth Battalion Expeditionary Force is a man named Jenkins. (Atomic Robo: "Rescue Mission", "The Survivor")
  • The Champions disband. (Soon I Will Be Invincible)
  • Aging pop music group, The Monkees perform at the aptly named The Most Prestigious Country Club in The World. (Hey Hey It's The Monkees)
  • Sugar Rush Speedway is released to arcades (Wreck-It Ralph)
  • Mr. Bean is sent by the National Gallery in London to attend the unveiling of Whistler's Mother at a gallery in Los Angeles. Bean accidentally destroys the priceless painting through a series of comical mishaps, but manages to replace it with a lookalike. He brings the damaged original back with him to England as a souvenir. (Bean)
  • Hellboy and other agents are sent to Castle Giurescu in Norway to prevent Nazi's from reanimating Vladimir Giurescu. Over the course of the investigation, Hellboy comes into conflict with Hecate, and Liz Sherman falls into a coma as her power reawakens a homunculus. (Hellboy: Wake the Devil)
    • Eight days later, Hellboy and Kate Corrigan search for the homunculus that had absorbed Sherman's power. They eventually find him along with his "brother", the latter seeking to create a giant body for the two of them. After proving instrumental in defeating the older homunculus and returning Sherman's powder, the younger homunculus is named Roger by Hellboy. (Hellboy: Almost Colossus)
  • A demon pulls Kagome Higurashi into her family well, sending her back several hundred years to the feudal Japan era. (Inuyasha)
  • A mysterious wind blows over the Earth, causing humanity to lose all of its memories, reverting them back to their basic caveman instinct. (A Wind Named Amnesia)
  • The government of Hong Kong dispatches Bruce Lee's relative, Chin, on a mission to slaughter the entire population of China. (Hong Kong '97)
  • Beavis and Butthead are reported dead after an extended absence from school. The faculty and students of Highland High School spend the day reminiscing about their experiences with the duo, most of it uniformly negative. In reality, the two have simply spent the past six weeks ditching school to watch TV. (Beavis And Butthead: "Beavis And Butthead Are Dead")
  • Shio Takahata and Mitsuki Hokuto are born. (Tokyo Xanadu)
  • The spaceship E-89 lands on the thirteenth planet of Star System 51 to investigate the feasibility of establishing a colony. (The Twilight Zone (1959))
  • Paul and Billy Mareva are killed in a hit-and-run caused by a drunk driver named Keane Driscoll. (The 4400)
  • Mitch Baldwin dies. (The 4400)
  • Joey Jeremiah and Julia Manning are married. (Degrassi: The Next Generation)
  • In an Alternate Universe, Earth is destroyed by a group of pulsars. (Sliders)

     1998 
  • January 1: Johnny Truant has a nightmare that he is the Minotaurmore  (House of Leaves)
  • January 11: Juvenile super genius Kenneth Pendrell introduces some of his friends from his Boy Scout troop to his secret underground laboratory. (Boy Scouts ½)
  • January 19:
    • Queen Maeve and The Legend check into Doctor Peculiar's to have sex. (The Boys)
    • On Buffy Summers' 17th birthday, she and Angel have sex. Angel experiences a moment of perfect happiness, causing him to lose his soul and become Angelus. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • February 2: T.J. Kim disappears. (The 4400)
  • February:
    • The existence of dimensional travel is revealed to the world; creation of Infinity Unlimited and the Infinity Patrol. (GURPS Infinite Worlds)
    • A Canadian film crew, led by Jacob Tailor, arrives in Zabrovst to begin arrangements for a photo shoot on an unusually well-preserved sabre-toothed tiger carcass. Also present is a frozen zombie Cossack. (The Zombie Survival Guide)
    • Boy Scout Troop 192 gets a new member, a Jusenkyo cursed Amazon warrior looking to kill the other similarly cursed Troop members. (Boy Scouts ½)
    • Johnny Truant sells his mother's locket. (House of Leaves)
    • Eric Cartman attempts to discover who his biological father is. (South Park: Cartmans Mom Is a Dirty Slut)
  • March 4: Cathy Briscoe is murdered. (Law & Order)
  • March 17: The island of Nantucket and a small section of nearby ocean, along with the total population of the area, are sent back in time to the Bronze Age. (Island in the Sea of Time) They are replaced in the modern world with the Bronze Age island and its inhabitants. As a result of this event, the island becomes an Eldritch Location. At the same time, firearms and high-energy technology cease to function in the modern world, resulting in the collapse of civilization and a massive die-off of the world's population. New, smaller societies arise in the wake of "The Change." (Emberverse)
  • Late March: Johnny Truant is evicted from his apartment. He gathers up his papers, says his goodbyes to everyone, sends the chain his mother's locket was on to 'Thumper', and sets off for Virginia to find the Navidson house. (House of Leaves)
  • April:
    • Boy Scouts from Troops 180 and 192 defend the camporee they are attending from an attempted takeover by Canadian terrorists tired of their country not being taken seriously. (Boy Scouts ½)
    • Izaya Orihara and Shinra Kishitani enroll at Raijin Middle School and found the biology club. (Durarara!!)
    • Shizuo Heiwajima meets Tom Tanaka in middle school. (Durarara!!)
  • May 1: Johnny Truant arrives in Charlottesville, only to discover that there is no Ash Tree Lane and nobody has ever heard of the Navidsons. (House of Leaves)
  • May 2: Voldemort is defeated and killed at the Battle of Hogwarts. (Harry Potter)
  • May 4: Johnny Truant is in Kent, and gets obsessed about the number 9 in relation to his mother's death. (House of Leaves)
  • May 5: Johnny Truant breaks into the now-abandoned Whalestoe institute and spends the night in Pelafina's old room. (House of Leaves)
  • May 6: Johnny Truant tries to return to his childhood home, discovers it has been replaced by a lumber yard. (House of Leaves)
  • May 11: James Marcus resurrected by his leeches and causes a T-virus outbreak at the Spencer Mansion. Zombies are responsible for a number of what are initially thought to be bizarre murders across Raccoon City. (Resident Evil 0)
  • May 18: Asuka Hiiragi is born. (Tokyo Xanadu)
  • May: Death of Kendra Young. Faith Lehane becomes the Slayer. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • June 6: "Matty Hayes" spends the night at the Porter residence. The next morning, the Porters find Proctor on their doorstep, Proctor's services being dismissed by his Master, Justy Yung. (Boy Scouts ½)
  • June 12: Boy Scout Troop 192 is supposed to go on a camping trip, but most of the adult leadership accidentally leaves without taking the youth with them. Justy, his mania and thirst for power unchecked without Proctor to focus it on, locks everyone in the church to attempt to assert dominance over them. Over the next few days, Matthew Atanian, the Garden Snake Patrol, and the Porter sisters work to reunite Justy and Proctor. (Boy Scouts ½)
  • June 13: Although technically a day early, Sarah Porter gives Matthew Atanian a birthday present in return for the Christmas present he had given her and as thanks for when he had saved her life from the Canadian terrorists. It is the first time she has ever been intentionally nice to him. (Boy Scouts ½)
  • June 14: Frozen Cossack zombie is thawed out during a photo shoot, leading to a zombie outbreak in Zabrovst. (The Zombie Survival Guide)
  • July 1:
    • Jacob Tailor arrive with the rest of his crew and is attacked by zombies. The battle is caught on film by Tailor, who subsequently finds his career in ruins. (The Zombie Survival Guide)
    • Johnny Truant's nightmares are getting worse. (House of Leaves)
  • July 23: A van containing Billy Coen, en route to a trial for war crimes, is attacked by T-virus-infected dogs; Coen escapes, and STARS Bravo Team is sent to apprehend him. Ecliptic Express attacked by T-virus-infected leeches, causing a massive zombie outbreak. Coen joins forces with STARS Bravo Team medic Rebecca Chambers for mutual protection. The two explore the Umbrella Corporation Management Training Facility. Meanwhile, the rest of STARS Bravo team retreat to the Spencer Mansion. (Resident Evil 0)
  • July 24: Coen and Chambers find and kill James Marcus. Chambers follows the rest of STARS Bravo team to the Spencer Mansion and claims Coen was killed by zombies. (Resident Evil 0) All other members of Bravo team are killed. STARS Alpha team is deployed to rescue any survivors. (Resident Evil)
  • July 25: Albert Wesker is apparently killed by a Tyrant, but actually survives. Spencer Mansion is detonated; the only survivors of the incident are Chris Redfield, Jill Valentine, Barry Burton, Rebecca Chambers, and Brad Vickers. (Resident Evil)
  • July: After successfully living through a surprisingly eventful week of summer camp, the Jusenkyo cursed members of Troop 192 come under attack by a secret organization dedicated to keeping the facts about Jusenkyo secret. (Boy Scouts ½)
  • Summer: Lude gets out of hospital, having acquired an addiction to painkillers. His life spirals into an endless precession of drugs and alcohol. (House of Leaves)
  • August 5: Estimated birth date of Yoshiko, although she would later prefer to go by 'Phonon'. ( Under Night In-Birth)
  • August 21: Gail Chimayo is raped and murdered in Philadelphia. (Cold Case)
  • August 22: NYPD officer Max Payne arrives at his home and finds out that his wife and daughter has been killed by a trio of junkies. It is discovered that the men were hooked on previously unknown designer drug Valkyrie. (Max Payne)
  • August:
    • Forced to go into hiding, the Jusenkyo cursed members of Troop 192 move to a boarding house in Japan. They are surprised to find the Porter sisters from Girl Scout Troop 42 living there, as well. (Boy Scouts ½)
    • Lude is killed in a motorcycle accident. (House of Leaves)
    • The survivors of the mansion incident attempt to alert the authorities as to what happened, but they are not believed. Chris, Barry, and Rebecca set off for France to bring down Umbrella. Jill stays behind to gather more information. (Resident Evil 2)
  • September 22: William Birkin killed by a SWAT team, led by Captain Hunk, who are after his viral samples. Birkin injects himself with the G-virus and mutates, killing all members of the SWAT team except Hunk and releasing the T- and G-viruses into the Raccoon City water and sewage system. (Resident Evil 2)
  • September 27: Umbrella deploys a Nemesis and several Tyrants to Raccoon City to eliminate any remaining STARS members. Nemesis kills Brad Vickers. (Resident Evil 3: Nemesis)
  • September 28:
    • Umbrella deploys a mercenary force to Raccoon City, officially to rescue survivors, but actually to obtain combat data. Jill Valentine, attempting to escape the city, joins forces with them. Only two of these mercenaries, Carlos Oliveira and Nicholai Ginovaef, manage to survive. Jill in infected with the G-virus by Nemesis and falls into a coma. (Resident Evil 3: Nemesis)
    • Ana Castilla is murdered in Philadelphia. (Cold Case)
  • September 29:
    • Leon Kennedy enters the zombie-overrun Raccoon City to begin his first day with the police force. At the same time, Claire Redfield arrives, searching for her brother Chris. The two join forces for mutual protection and fight their way to the police station. (Resident Evil 2)
    • Claire meets up with Sherry Birkin, and Leon with spy Ada Wong. Both pairs independently escape the police station through the sewers. Sherry in infected with a G-embryo by William Birkin. Annette Birkin is killed. Ada steals a sample of the G-virus but is apparently later killed by Mr. X; she is later saved by Albert Wesker. Claire makes a G-embryo antidote and administers it to Sherry. Leon, Claire, and Sherry escape Raccoon City. Claire continues searching for Chris, while Leon is approached by the American Secret Service. (Resident Evil 2)
    • Johnny Truant is in Los Gatos, having trouble sleeping. He writes down a series of fake journal entries detailing how he got his life back in order to convince himself he can change. (House of Leaves)
  • September:
  • October 1:
    • US military orders Raccoon City to be destroyed in a missile bombardment. (Resident Evil 3: Nemesis)
    • Carlos Oliveira finds and administers an antidote to Jill Valentine, who then awakens from her coma. They kill Nemesis and escape the city with the aid of Barry Burton. (Resident Evil 3: Nemesis)
    • Ada Wong, under orders from Wesker, retrieved the G-virus sample and escapes Raccoon City. (Resident Evil)
  • October 4: Eva Ushiromiya, the one known survivor of the Rokkenjima Mass Murders, dies of heart failure on the 12th aniversary of the incident that took away almost all of her family. Her niece, Ange, the one surviving heir to the Ushiromiya fortune, jumps off the roof of the hospital that night in an attempted suicide. (Umineko: When They Cry)
  • October 19: Johnny Truant returns to Los Angeles, tries calling Lude. (House of Leaves)
  • October 24: Johnny Truant calls 'Thumper'; she asks him to come to her house for a home-cooked meal and some companionship. (House of Leaves)
  • October 25: Johnny Truant discovers that Lude has died. (House of Leaves)
  • October 27: Johnny Truant is living on the streets, sleeping rough. (House of Leaves)
  • October 29: Gdansk Man punches the living daylights out of Johnny Truant. Johnny responds by bashing Gdansk Man on the head with an empty bottle, and threatening to simultaneously rape and murder Kyrie. (House of Leaves)
  • October 30: Johnny Truant realises his mind is in tatters and that he has kept a journal of the last few months. (House of Leaves)
  • October 31:
    • Birth of Harmon Buck Gin Bokai in Marina del Rey, California. Better known as Buck Bokai, he would grow up to become the most celebrated baseball player of the 21st century. His career lasted from 2015 to 2042. He would serve in five known teams: the London Kings, the Crenshaw Monarchs, the Gotham City Bats, the Tanis club, and the Seibu club. (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
    • Johnny Truant finishes collating Zampano's notes into book form and publishes his work on the Internet, then slips out of his hotel room. (House of Leaves)
    • High school friends Eric Bottler, Harold "Hutch" Hutchinson, Linus and Windows revive their old plan to break into the Skywalker Ranch and steal the rough cut of The Phantom Menace. (Fanboys)
  • November 2: Josiah "Jed" Bartlett elected President of the United States. (The West Wing)
  • November 11: Johnny Truant pay a short visit to 'Thumper', then gets on a bus and effectively vanishes off the face of the Earth. (House of Leaves)
  • November 29: Ryo Hazuki witnesses his father's death at the hands of Lan Di, who is looking for the Dragon Mirror. Ryo vows revenge. (Shenmue)
  • Early December: Rudi is born to Juniper Mackenzie, chief of the Clan Mackenzie. The fact that he is nearly a month premature briefly obscures the fact that his biological father is Mike Havel, leader of the Bearkillers and (by this time) fiance of Signe Larssen. Given the name "Artos" at his Wiccanning, Rudi will eventually become High King of a united Willamette Valley. (Emberverse)
  • December 27: Claire Redfield infiltrates Umbrella Headquarters in Paris, but is captured and taken to Rockfort island for detention. Shortly thereafter, Albert Wesker released the T-virus to create a distraction, allowing him to obtain data on the Veronica virus. Claire escapes with the aid of Steve Burnside, but they wind up being diverted to the Umbrella Antarctic Facility, which has also suffered a viral outbreak. They are later pursued by Chris Redfield and Albert Wesker. Alexia Ashford awakes from cryogenic suspension and kills Alfred, but is herself later killed by Chris. Chris and Claire escape Antarctica and set off to bring down Umbrella, leaving Wesker behind. However, Wesker also manages to escape. (Resident Evil – Code: Veronica)
  • December 31: Dick Solomon spends the last hours of 1998 fretting that he has accomplished nothing all year. (3rd Rock from the Sun)
  • A mutated iguana appears in New York. Locals think the monster is Godzilla, but scientists in Japan have their doubts. (Godzilla (1998))
  • Dark Specter conquers Zordon's homeworld, captures him. Despite a rescue attempt by the current roster of Teenagers With Attitude, Zordon pulls a suicide bombing attack to take out Dark Specter's forces. Dark Specter and a traitorous minion kill one another. (Power Rangers in Space)
  • Stuart "2D" Pot fractures his remaining good eye when he crashes through the windshield of Murdoc's car while he tried to impress some girls. He snaps out of his coma and earns his nickname, short for "Two Dents". (Gorillaz)
  • A meteor shower severely damages New York. (Armageddon)
  • A completely unrelated comet destroys New York with a tsunami. (Deep Impact)
  • Usean Rebellion. (Ace Combat 2)
  • Svetlana Nazarova, a Light-aligned Great Enchantress, discovered in Moscow and recruited by the local Night Watch.more . (Night Watch)
  • The Justice League of America teams up with its counterpart from the 853rd Century to defeat Solaris, the Tyrant Sun. (DC Comics)
  • Truman Burbank begins to doubt the nature of his world. more  (The Truman Show)
  • Steven Prince starts his own firm. (The World's End)
  • Teens face off against hyper-aggressive soldier toys. (Small Soldiers)
  • The evil witch Gruntilda steals Tooty the bear to suck out her beauty. Banjo and Kazooie collect various items to rescue her. more  (Banjo-Kazooie)
  • Adrian Monk is discharged from the San Francisco PD. He becomes a recluse. (Monk)
  • The 97th Emperor of Britannia is assassinated; Charles zi Britannia ascends to the throne, and marries Marianne vi Britannia. Together with Charles' twin brother V.V., they begin planning of a weapon to destroy the individual human identity. (Code Geassnote )
  • Establishment of the World Government, with the United Nations as the ruling body. UN sets up the Amalgamated Regional Militia, or ARM, as the global police force. (Known Space)
  • Comedian Jerry Seinfeld, Elaine Benes, George Costanza, and Cosmo Kramer are tried and sentenced to one year in state prison for not following the Good Samaritan Law. (Seinfeld)
  • The Uvodni-Malakh War ends. The Mistress computer keeps this information from Uvodni General Kudlak. (The Sarah Jane Adventures)
  • The top-secret military satellite Flying Destiny is launched into space by the United States Air Force, at the same time that the top-secret TV censorship satellite V-Chip is launched into space by the FCC. Shortly after launch the satellites collide, forming the V-Giny death sphere which begins destroying indecent planets. (Futurama)
  • Amanda joins forces with Nick Wolfe and Claudia Hoffman to take down a rogue cop who has framed her for murder. During this adventure, Claudia is killed, and Nick discovers that Amanda is immortal. When the rogue's existence is covered up, Wolfe resigns in disgust from the force and becomes Amanda's partner. (Highlander: The Raven)
  • After being pursued across time and space by Pearl Forrester and her minions, the Satellite of Love returns to Earth. Forrester moves into Castle Forrester, her ancestral home, and continues to monitor her test subjects. (Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Projected Man)
  • To combat terrorism, the UN bans air travel and use of the Internet. All intercontinental missiles are exploded in the upper atmosphere. A transcontinental highway is built to link Europe to North America. World peace is achieved. (killer7)
  • Blackwolf and Damsel file for divorce.
  • A virulent plague strikes the Pacific Northwest: 78 people die (Millennium)
  • Natalie Adams and Todd Ingram meet and sharenote  a loving friendship, until his family moves to Toronto. (Scott Pilgrim)
  • The SGC locates and recovers the Beta Gate from Antarctica after Carter and O'Neill discover it by accident following an energy weapon striking the sending gate's rim in mid-transit. (Stargate SG-1)
  • Apophis attacks Earth with two Ha'tak-class motherships, but SG-1, in direct contravention of orders to shut down Stargate Command, launch an operation that destroys both vessels with assistance from Teal'c's mentor, Bra'tac. (Stargate SG-1)
  • SG-1 makes First Contact with Thor, Supreme Commander of the Asgard Fleet, then with the Tok'ra following one of them implanting itself in Capt. Carter out of desperation. (Stargate SG-1)
  • After she throws away her father's liquor, Piama Tananahaakna is thrown out of her house. (Malcolm in the Middle)
  • A group of anthropomorphic aircraft have misadventures at their home airport. (Jay Jay The Jet Plane)
  • Timmy Brisby rescues his brother Martin from NIMH. (The Secret Of NIMH 2)
  • Elwood Blues reforms the Blues Brothers with new members. (Blues Brothers 2000)
  • Birth of Wendy Corduroy. (Gravity Falls)
  • Kou Tokisaka, Shiori Kurashiki, Ryouta Ibuki, and Rion Kugayama are born. (Tokyo Xanadu)
  • A major stock market crash called the Collapse of '98 results in a worldwide depression. Fifty million people are unemployed in the United States. (My Life and Times)
  • Anna Shoun is born. (Star Cops)
  • Marty McFly, Jr. is born. (Back to the Future Part II)
  • Earth Prime is invaded by the Kromaggs. (Sliders)
  • Mrs. Pierce dies. (Taken)

     1999 
  • January 1:
    • X-Com goes online and begins its mission to detect and intercept alien incursions on Earth. (X-COM)
    • Volgan republic launches an invasion of western Europe. Britain is soon conquered. (Invasion/Savage)
  • January 6: Eustace Fargo born. (Judge Dredd)
  • January 9: Johanna Beckett, a New York attorney, is murdered by an assailant who goes unidentified. Her daughter Kate will be inspired by her grief and anger at the inconclusive investigation to join the NYPD. (Castlenote )
  • January 20: Senator John Lennon's campaign to ban guns results in the passage of US Constitutional Amendmend XXIX, repealing the Second Amendment. (Chrononauts)
  • Mid-January to Early-February: Ramona Flowers dates Matthew Patel to piss off all the local jocks who want to date her.justification  (Scott Pilgrim)
  • February 13: Hailey contacts the editors of House of Leaves to clarify that Johnny Truant was actually a cool guy who she had a good time with. (House of Leaves)
  • February 14: Joshua Daniel Matthews is born. (Boy Meets World)
  • February 14-16: Lee Harvey Oswald is held in Project Quantum Leap's waiting room as Sam Beckett leaps throughout Oswald's life. Al Calavicci eventually observes via the Imaging Chamber that Oswald was the lone assassin in the JFK assassination. (Quantum Leap)
  • February 15: Estimated birth date of Nanase. ( Under Night In-Birth)
  • February: Sarah Connor meets Charley Dixon for the first time. (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles)
  • April 8: Zbish Scheler disappears. (The 4400)
  • April 13: Clarissa wishes it to be known that Lude was a jerk and a shitty fuck. (House of Leaves)
  • April 16 - May 17: A Hyksos sword arrives in New York City to be demonstrated in a museum. It is followed by Prince Khyan, an immortal Hyksos, tries to reclaim a sword that once belonged to his dead half-brother, Pharaoh Apophis. Methos, an old enemy of Khyam, feels obligated to stop him by taking Khyan's Quickening. (Highlander: The Series, novel: The Captive Soul)
  • April 18:
  • May 7: Amy Lind is murdered in Philadelphia. (Cold Case)
  • May 12: Adelaide Brooke is born. (Doctor Who)
  • May 15: Nash Cavanaugh is murdered in Philadelphia. (Cold Case)
  • May 30: Natalie tries to pass her new number on to Lude. (House of Leaves)
  • March-May: Fry unintentionally cuts short the broadcast of the series finale of Single Female Lawyer on New York City Fox flagship station WNYW. This has far reaching consequences for the Omnicronians. (Futurama)
  • Spring: After a heated make-out session in Tom Sloane's car, he and Daria Morgendorffer begin a relationship, despite Sloane having not broken up with Jane Lane yet. After the incident, Morgendorffer and Lane were not on speaking terms until the end of the following summer. (Daria)
  • June 6: Bethami, who Lude has probably had sex with, wishes it to be known that it takes two to tango. (House of Leaves)
  • June 19: Stephen King is injured in a car accident. He would have died but for the sacrifice of a member of Roland's ka-tet. (The Dark Tower)
  • June 29:
  • June: Buffy graduates from and blows up her high school. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • July 17: An alien spacecraft crashes into South Ataria Island in the Bonin Islands. (Super Dimension Fortress Macross)
  • July 23: Amy Paspalis disappears. (The 4400)
  • July: Humanity finally discovers what Nostradamus meant in Quatrain X.72:
    • Ancient god of wrath returns to Earth, bringing fire, water, death and destruction. (Running Wild song "Genesis (The Making and the Fall of Man)"
    • Angol Mois arrives on Earth intending to destroy it, but is talked out of it by Keroro. (Sgt. Frog)
    • Akane Koumoto summons the Emperor of Fear because Genjirou ate the macaroons she specially purchased overseas. (My Monster Secret)
  • August 1: Seven chosen children get sucked into the Digital World. (Digimon Adventure)
  • August 4: Mary Deneville disappears. (The 4400)
  • Summer: Igor Teplov, a Light Magician, kills Alisa Donnikova, a Dark Witch, in a duel at Artek Young Pioneer Camp. (Night Watch)
  • August 24: John and Sarah Connor flee their current home town due to fears of Terminators. (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles)
  • August 28: Johnny Truant stops off in Flagstaff, Arizona. He meets a band who are playing at a local bar who turn out to be big fans of House of Leaves. Johnny thinks things will be OK. (House of Leaves)
  • September 6: John and Sarah Connor settle in Red Valley, New Mexico. John begins attending school and meets Cameron, who is posing as a classmate. (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles)
  • September 7: A T-888 posing as a substitute teacher tries to kill John Connor, destroyed by Cameron. (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles)
  • September 9: John and Sarah Connor and Cameron travel forward in time to 2007. (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles)
  • September 13: A nuclear explosion sends the Moon hurtling out of Earth's orbit; the inhabitants of Moonbase Alpha thereafter have many adventures. (Space: 1999)
  • September 18: After a lightning strike causes him to switch places with Al Calavicci, Sam Beckett leaps home and is reunited with his wife Donna Eleese in Project Quantum Leap. However, he enters the quantum leap accelerator and leaps again in order to prevent Al Calavicci (who has leaped into Captain Tom Jarrett) and Suzanne Elsinger from being murdered by Clifford White in Crown Point, Indiana on June 15, 1945. Project Quantum Leap's attempt to retrieve him is unsuccessful. (Quantum Leap)
  • September:
    • Buffy Summers and Willow Rosenberg begin attending UC Sunnydale. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
    • Angel, Francis Doyle, and Cordelia Chase found Angel Investigations in Los Angeles. (Angel)
    • Francis Nolastname begins his studies at Marlin Academy. (Malcolm in the Middle)
  • October 18: Mitchell Hundred gains the ability to talk to machines. (Ex Machina)
  • October 27: Jean DeLynn Baker disappears. (The 4400)
  • November 5: Cory Matthews and Topanga Lawrence are married. (Boy Meets World)
  • November: The now-elderly criminal and Axis spy Pruneface is killed while trying to escape from a Mossad prison. His final words are "Sieg Heil". (Dick Tracy)
  • Early November: God, in the guise of a homeless man, is beaten by three demons in New Jersey. He is left trapped due to being in life support (Dogma)
  • Mid November: Loki and Bartleby learn of the loophole to get back into heaven. Metatron charges Bethany in stopping them. She is assisted by two "prophets" note , Rufus and Serendipity. In their quest, Loki slays all of the Mooby executives for their crimes save one. note  (Dogma)
  • November 27: Vaughn Bubley is murdered in Philadelphia. (Cold Case)
  • Before December: Svetlana Nazarova marries Anton Gorodetsky (Night Watch)
  • December 24: Solid Snake infiltrates Zanzibar Land to rescue Kio Marv. (Metal Gear 2)
  • December 31:
    • The Seventh Doctor regenerates after nearly dying in San Francisco the previous day. The Master gains the temporary body of an ambulance driver and attempts to steal the Doctor's remaining regenerations. (Doctor Who: The Movie)
    • The Authority defend the Earth from 'God,' an alien entity that had shaped the Earth eons ago to live upon.note  (The Authority)
    • 23:59:50-23:59:59 (UTC+8): Virginia "Gin" Baker along with Robert "Mac" MacDougal steal $8 billion from various accounts of the International Clearance Bank. (Entrapment)
    • Around 22:00 (UTC-5): Phillp J. Fry leaves his family for the last time to head to work at Panucci's Pizza. (Futurama)
    • Around 23:30 (UTC-8): Lenny Nero and Lonette Mason prevent the biggest riot the world has ever seen in Los Angeles (Strange Days)
  • Winter: Four members of the Regin Brothers steal Fáfnir's Talon from the Inquisition's European office in Berne and bring it to Moscow. It is intercepted by Vitaly Rogoza, a Dark Othermore . The Talon is recovered by the Day Watch, who hand it over to the Inquisition. (Night Watch)
  • Late December: In Prague, Igor Teplov stands trial for violation of the Treaty when he killed Alisa Donnikova. more . Svetlana Nazarova Gorodetskaya formally resigns from the Night Watch. (Night Watch)
  • Yelena Fedorova is born. (Deus Ex: Human Revolution)
  • The demon K'Z'K is released upon the Earth to bring about the end of the world. (Sluggy Freelance)
  • The Day of Lavos. After sleeping for millions of years, Lavos awakens, and in the process destroys the Earth, killing billions. A handful of survivors cling to life inside mechanical domes. (Chrono Trigger)
  • A strange, alien monolith is discovered at the Tycho crater on the Moon. (2001: A Space Odyssey)
  • An alien race known as the Kilaak attempt to take over the world by using mind-control on Earth's monsters including Godzilla. Their plan fails, and are forced to retreat. King Ghidorah is killed in battle. (Destroy All Monsters)
  • American space organization NASADA creates a traveling space station that several thousand humans board for an exploratory voyage. (Power Rangers Lost Galaxy)
  • On the eve of the 21st century, one last alliance of vampire hunters and military forces led by Julius Belmont succeed in destroying Count Dracula for good, preventing him from ever rising again. Castlevania itself is sealed away inside a solar eclipse. However, shortly after, it is prophesied that the person born as Dracula's reincarnation will one day find his way to the castle and inherit all of Dracula's power. (Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow)
  • A civil war between the loyalists and Galza breaks out in Gazth-Sonika. (Madlax)
  • Manservant Neville begins to construct a Polyditetrahexamono-Trioctalon. more  (The Middleman)
  • Voyager 6 is launched from Earth. It eventually becomes the entity V'Ger. (Star Trek: The Motion Picture)
  • Gotham City struck by an earthquake, and the U.S government abandons the city. Batman struggles to maintain some semblance of order. (DC Comics)
  • The fallen angel Asmodel bonds with The Spectre, leading to hell on Earth. Asmodel is defeated and Hal Jordan becomes the new Spectre. (DC Comics)
  • Earth Federation established. (Mobile Suit Gundam)
  • Nuclear war devastates human civilization, allowing vampires to rebuild it in their image. (Vampire Hunter D)
  • Peter Gibbons stops caring about his job. Success follows. (Office Space)
  • Champion City's premiere superhero Captain Amazing releases his old arch-enemy Casanova Frankenstein from an insane asylum in the hopes of regaining his past glory. This has disastrous consequences, and saving the city falls to an unlikely crew of dysfunctional superheroes. (Mystery Men)
  • Actors confused for their roles as sci-fi heroes save an alien civilization. (Galaxy Quest)
  • Gregory House suffers an infarction in his right leg; he winds up needing a cane to walk and has to deal with chronic pain. (House)
  • Astronaut John Crichton disappears through a wormhole in the first test of the Farscape Project. (Farscape)
  • Mordred Deschain born in New York. (The Dark Tower)
  • The First Tiberium War pits the Brotherhood of Nod, a coalition of disenfranchised Third World countries, against the Global Defense Initiative. While both sides use Tiberium to bankroll their war efforts, the alien crystals continue to spread. (Command & Conquer: Tiberian Dawn)
  • Proprietor of the Al's Toy Barn toy store chain steals an antique Sheriff Woody doll from the Davis family's garage sale with intent to sell it to a museum in Japan. The doll, with the help of the Andy Davis's other toys, escapes and returns home, bringing with them two other toys from the same toyline in the process. (Toy Story 2)
  • A meteor lands in the Shibuya district of Tokyo, destroying it completely. The meteor was carrying with it a malicious species of alien called the Worm, a fact which humanity remains unaware of for eight years. (Kamen Rider Kabuto)
  • Connor MacLeod supervises a scientific team headed by Dr. Allan Neyman. Their goal is to create an electromagnetic shield to cover the entire planet, thus protecting life on Earth from lethal radiation from the Sun. The team succeeds. The side-effects are that the planet is now having an endless night and a long-lasting Heat Wave. (Highlander II: The Quickening)
  • Atomic Robo deals with an incursion from the Vampire Dimension in the Tesladyne offices in New York, a biomega attack in Tokyo met by the Science Team Super Five, the antics of Doctor Dinosaur in French Polynesia, and a visit by the ghost of Thomas Edison, all in the same week. (Atomic Robo and Other Strangeness)
  • Joel Robinson briefly returns to the Satellite of Love to repair the malfunctioning ship, while TV's Frank visits Castle Forrester as a "Soultaker." (Mystery Science Theater 3000: Soultaker)
    • Later that year, while playing around with a joystick, Pearl Forrester accidentally sends the Satellite of Love into reentry mode. After the ship's self-destruct system fails, a furious Forrester lets her captives go. Upon landing, Mike and the 'bots get an apartment together and continue to riff bad movies. (Mystery Science Theater 3000: Diabolik)
  • Dr. Benton Quest and associates investigate paranormal activity. Justification  (Jonny Quest: The Real Adventures)
  • Demolition work in Chicago accidentally released Jeremiah Surd's secret cache of nerve gas. Jonny Quest, Jessie Bannon, and Hadji Singh track Surd down and manage to obtain instructions on how to avert a catastrophic release of the gas. In exchange, Surd gains access to QuestWorld. (Jonny Quest: The Real Adventures)
  • Mysterious disease turns human hearts into timebombs. (Accept song "Metal Heart")
  • Detective Soukichi Narumi acquires the power of Kamen Rider Skull from his old ally Shroud, using its power to defeat his closest friend turned evil Seiichiro Matsui. (Kamen Rider Double)
  • Johnny Gagnon killed by Samantha Smith, a temporary persona of Harman. (killer7)
  • NASA's Breakthrough Propulsion Physics program investigates and confirms the results of Podkletnov and Nieminen's experiments with gravity manipulation. This is not made public. (X Universe)
  • Sokar reemerges and destroys the remainder of the forces of the beleaguered Apophis, capturing him and torturing him to death. He then resurrects him and imprisons him on his prison moon Netu. (Stargate SG-1)
  • Hathor kidnaps SG-1. The Jaffa Rebellion is founded on Chulak by Teal'c, who rescues the rest of SG-1 with the aid of George Hammond. Earth is added to the Protected Planets Treaty. (Stargate SG-1)
  • Jacob Carter is rescued from Netu. Netu then explodes, killing Sokar in the process; Apophis escapes and takes command of Sokar's forces. (Stargate SG-1)
  • Josuke Higashikata, an ordinary high school student, is called upon by his nephew Jotaro Kujo to investigate an outbreak of Stand-users. (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure)
  • The Canadian-American War: The South Park, Colorado group "Mothers Against Canada" orchestrates the arrest of Canadian actors Terrance and Philip in a misguided attempt to stop their kids from using vulgar language following the death of Kenny McCormick. An escalation of attacks leads to the US declaring war on Canada note  (South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut)
  • Reese Nolastname gives Malcolm The Big Bruise. (Malcolm in the Middle)
  • A group of Latin American men, possibly soldiers, conduct a survey of a remote island populated by exceptionally large insects and other arthropods; they are never seen again, but video evidence recovered in 2002 indicates that they were attacked and killed by giant centipedes (Lost Tapes)
  • Discovery of the tenth planet in the Solar System, named Lucifer. (Gunbuster)
  • A mustang is the last car model produced with a gasoline-only engine. (Phantom 2040)
  • The Dawn of Revival occurs; an unknown lifeform attempts to revive itself through electronic circuits, rendering almost all electronics useless. In the aftermath, the UN bans all electronics worldwide. (Guilty Gear)
  • Agent 47 is hired by the ICA, due to impressive work as a freelance assassin. (Hitman)
  • Birth of Luna. She would go on to become a ranger and adventurer. Also birth of Phoenica Felicity, who would go on to become a researcher, professor and adventurer. (Pokemon Tabletop Utopus Region)
  • Yuuki Shinomiya and Jun Kohinata are born. (Tokyo Xanadu)
  • The United States experiences a major economic depression. Unemployment is at 32%. (The Twilight Zone (1985))
  • An alien race arrives on the moonbase and agrees to share its advanced technology with the peace loving countries of the world. However, Kronos' nation is excluded as it is considered too warlike. (Space Sentinels)
  • Julia Manning-Jeremiah dies. (Degrassi: The Next Generation)
  • In an Alternate Universe, the United States is on the verge of war with the Soviet Union. (Sliders)
  • Laszlo Mahnovski earns his PhD at 17 years old. (Chuck)

    Mid to late 1990s 
  • Earliest known activities of the mysterious Q. Q has been sighted in crime scene photographs of unsolved murders all over the world. His appearance in them may make him the murderer, or perhaps he could be investigating them, as hinted by his stereotypical detective attire. It is unknown who any of the murder victims are, or whether any of them were good or bad people, further adding mystery to Q's purpose. (Street Fighter IIInote )
  • Earliest known activities of Twelve, a genetically-engineered combat animal created by The Illuminati and supervised by Gill and Urien. His initial mission is to track down Necro. (Street Fighter IIInote )
  • Earliest known activities of Cycloid-β and Cycloid-γ, a pair of humanoid cyborgs with no real facial features. They are programmed with adapting the moves of several fighters they encounter. (Street Fighter EX)
  • The fourth Holy Grail War occurs in Fuyuki. (Fate/Zero)
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  • November 12th: Security guard Mike Schmidt completes his first week as a night guard at Freddy Fazbear's Pizza (the last one dying almost a week earlier). Two days later, he gets fired. By the end of the year, the pizzeria closes for good due to failing business as a result of the calamities that took place there during the late 1980s. (Five Nights at Freddy's)
  • A meteor falls near the town of Onett. A couple of local boys investigate it and find an insect-like alien from the future. One of the boys, Ness, sets off to prevent the future cataclysm that the alien told him about. Three other kids join him on his quest. more  (Earthbound)
  • Demons begin to appear in Tokyo, spreading panic and fear. A young man gains the ability to summon demons, and with his friends tries to stop the invasion.more  (Shin Megami Tensei)
  • A nuclear war levels civilization, causing towns to now be ruled by brute force. (Fist of the North Star)
  • Estimated birth of Shin, a Japanese-Korean boy descended from champion fighters through both paternal and maternal lines. He would be trained as a Taekwondo fighter by his family, despite his personal ambition of becoming a musician. (Street Fighter Online: Mouse Generationjustification )
  • DY-100 class sleeper ships are amongst the most advanced of Earth spacecraft during this period. (Star Trek: The Original Series)
  • After slogging through the rice fields of Asia, Kuhan Pei-Jing manages to negotiate a peace treaty, averting World War III. (DC Comics)

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