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     1914 C.E. - 1919 C.E. 
1914
  • January: Indiana Jones visits London. He discovers that a golden bowl, supposedly ancient Greek, on exhibit is actually a forgery and follows the trail of the thief to Greece. (Young Indiana Jones and the Journey to the Underworld)
  • Spring: Indiana Jones, Lizzie Ravenall, and Minna Frobisher get involved in the search for a Norman Cross, created from a sword hilt. Henry Jones volunteers to become Lizzie's new legal guardian. (Young Indiana Jones, novel: Young Indiana Jones and the Curse of the Ruby Cross)
  • May: Indiana Jones and some friends search for a lost crown worn by Louis IX, and go up against a crime lord who intends to use it to restore the French monarchy. (Young Indiana Jones and the Gypsy Revenge)
  • Before June 28: Aliens take a weapon against a Great Evil (based on five elements) off-planet for safekeeping. They leave information about the weapon and the future arrival of the Great Evil with a human priest. (The Fifth Element)
  • June 28:
    • Archduke Franz Ferdinand is assassinated, which leads to the outbreak of World War I a month later. (Real Life)
    • The Archduke's son, Aleksandr, is forced to flee from Germans who want to kill him. He later joins the crew of the British airship Leviathan. (Leviathan)
    • Archduke Franz Ferdinand is shot, albeit unknowingly, by Alucard (not that one). He puts the blame on Gavrilo Princip. (Hellsing Ultimate Abridged)
  • June:
    • Henry Jones visits the Ottoman Empire to contact research on the Holy Grail. He brings along Indiana Jones and Herman Mueller, who get involved in a search for the knife that Cain used to murder Abel. The adventure is cut short by news of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. With talk of war in the air and the chance the Ottoman Empire would get involved, Henry decided it was best to stay away from Europe. (Young Indiana Jones and the Secret City)
    • Germany and the USA mobilize. In August, the United States launches invasions of the Confederate States and Canada. The world is plunged into war between the Quadruple Entente of France, Russia, Britain, and the CSA, and the German-American alliance. (Timeline-191)
  • July 24: Robert Cath, fugitive, boards the Orient Express. (The Last Express)
  • July 26: Serbian terrorists attempt to take over the Orient Express. (The Last Express)
  • July 28:
  • August 4: The Bellamy servants take a holiday to Herne Bay on the day that Britain declares war on Germany. (Upstairs Downstairs)
  • September:
    • Colonel Frederick Warner dies. (Roots: The Next Generations)
    • Bertha Palmer begins attending Lane College in Jackson, Tennessee. She is the first member of her family to go to college. While there, she meets her future husband Simon Haley. (Roots: The Next Generations)
  • October:
    • Henry and Indiana Jones stop off in Hawaii, where they meet up with Lizzie Ravenall and her friend, Constanze Rademacher. They go up against German soldiers and a volcano. (Young Indiana Jones and the Mountain of Fire)
    • Someone hides a golden Chinese dragon statuette in the luggage of Indiana Jones. In China, Indy must run from Chinese, Japanese, and German agents searching for the statuette. (Young Indiana Jones and the Face of the Dragon)
    • The HMS Leviathan is sent to Constantinople to carry out a secret mission. There, the crew assists the Committee For Union And Progress in starting a revolution. (Leviathan)
  • December 20: Nikola Tesla activates the Goliath Polyphase System For Peace, intending to use it to end the War. Germany launches a secret attack on his laboratory in New Jersey.more  (Leviathan)
  • December: In India, Indiana Jones befriends Prince Kassim, and gets into trouble involving a tiger when he touches a cursed amulet. (Young Indiana Jones and the Eye of the Tiger)
  • Eccentric millionaire Preston B. Whitmore finances an expedition to find the lost city of Atlantis. (Atlantis: The Lost Empire)
  • Jack Marston tracks down recently retired FBI agent Edgar Ross spoiler . (Red Dead Redemption)
  • Peabody and Sherman track down Mata Hari and recover the British war plans. (Rocky and Bullwinkle)
  • Tennyo Masaki born (Tenchi Muyo!)
  • Eustace "Huckabone" Befufftlefumpter may or may not be responsible for World War I. (Gravity Falls)
  • Dr. Christian Horn, Jr., an expert in childhood diseases, dies in Santa Barbara, California. (The Twilight Zone (1959))
  • In Eerie, Indiana, the first Harvest King is chosen to be sacrificed to the werewolf Mr. Chaney in order to ensure 13 years of good luck and low taxes. The town authorities claim that he moved to Spain. (Eerie, Indiana)
  • Cinema actress Evelyn Harrow is the subject of six duels waged on three continents in the span of a week. Given the news on holiday in Greece, she makes her famous reply: "Mm. I thought you were getting me a mango." (The Explorers Guild)

1915

  • January: Indiana Jones investigates terrorist bombings in Venice. (Young Indiana Jones and the Specter of Venice)
  • May 7:
    • The RMS Lusitania is sunk by the German U-boat U-20 11 miles off the Old Head of Kinsale, Ireland. 1,198 people are killed in the sinking. As 128 Americans are among the dead, it is one of the reasons behind the United States' entry into World War I on April 6, 1917. (Real Life)
    • Several hours before the sinking, the Lusitania finds a lifeboat from the RMS Titanic containing a survivor who has inexplicably managed to survive for three years. (Night Gallery)
    • Shortly before the ship is sunk by the U-20, the time traveler Paul Driscoll attempts to warn the Lusitania's captain William Thomas Turner but to no avail. (The Twilight Zone (1959))
    • The TARDIS materialises on a British merchant ship, which is sunk by the U-20. The U-boat picks up the Fifth Doctor in a lifeboat. In the process, an Alternate Timeline in which the Lusitania is never sunk is created. (Big Finish Doctor Who)
  • October 11: Leopold Kurtz is born. (Hellboy)
  • German officer Karen Koenig travels to Domremy, where she encounters Yuri Hyuga. What follows is an adventure, where the two must stop individuals who have fused with powerful, demonic creatures. (Shadow Hearts: Covenant)
  • Beginning of the Long War between China and Islam. (The Years of Rice and Salt)
  • The Red Rebellion in the Confederate States, as blacks rise up in the name of racial justice and communism. (Timeline-191)
  • On the Western front, Captain Hill of the British army and Professor Brightmeer of the Miskatonic University lead a team of investigators to prevent the insane German Docktor Kaul's plan of creating an army of undead and monsters raised from corpses of both sides. (Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land)
  • In an Alternate Timeline, Tyler Browning invents synthetic petroleum. (The 4400)
  • John Ross "Jock" Ewing is born. (Dallas)
  • Maggie Thorpe is born. (Tenko)
  • Walter Bedeker is born. (The Twilight Zone (1959))
  • The Silent Movie The Hunt for Dishonest Abe, depicting the capture of former U.S. President Abraham Lincoln (in Blackface) and Harriet Tubman by Confederate troops in 1865, is released. The film, directed by D. W. Griffith, is based on the novel The Yankee by Thomas Dixon. (C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America)

1916

  • February: Indiana Jones attends high school in Princeton, New Jersey, and romances Nancy Stratemeyer, daughter of novelist Edward Stratemeyer. When the plans of Thomas Edison for a new electric car are stolen, Indy and Nancy team-up to work the case. (Young Indiana Jones)
  • March: Indiana Jones and his cousin Frank briefly join Pancho Villa's forces. They also meet Alberto Cardenás, George Patton, and Remy Baudouin. Indy and Remy travel to Britain to enlist in WWI. (Young Indiana Jones)
  • April 5: Indiana, the Jones' family dog, dies of old age. (Indiana Jones: The Ultimate Guide - 2008)
  • April 10: Robert Benson, Sr. is born. (The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951))
  • April 24-30: Irish republicans rise up against Britain and take command of the Dublin General Post Office. All are imprisoned. While in Frongoch Internment Camp, a hard core of rebels forms around Michael Collins. (At War With the Empire and Real Life) Indiana Jones and Remy Baudouin stop off in Dublin. While raising money to continue on to Belgium, they get caught up in the Easter Rising. (Young Indiana Jones)
  • May 15: David Filby is killed in a plane crash in France. His time traveling friend George tries to prevent his death. (Time Machine: The Journey Back)
  • May: Indiana Jones and Remy Baudouin arrive in London and volunteer for the Belgian Army. While waiting for their call up papers, they take in the city, where they meetup with Helen Seymour, Vicky Prentiss, Sylvia Pankhurst, and Winston Churchill. Indy proposes to Vicky but she turns him down. (Young Indiana Jones)
  • June 10: Sorcerer Roderick Burgess imprisons Dream of the Endless and steals his items of power. (DC Comics)
  • June 13: Actress Evelyn Harrow fatefully meets Trent Sloane on the astral plane while attending a seance in New York. She is given a quest to "reunite the son with the father". (The Explorers Guild)
  • July: Sally Markham is born. (Tenko)
  • August:
    • Indiana Jones serves as a corporal of the Belgian Army under the alias "Henri Defense", and winds up commanding his unit during the Battle of the Somme. He befriends Robert Graves and Siegfried Sassoon, but a failed offensive results in Indy becoming a prisoner of war. (Young Indiana Jones)
    • Indiana Jones assumes the uniform and identity of Lieutenant Blanc, a French officer, and takes part in a couple of failed escape attempts with other prisoners. The Germans transfer him to Ingolstadt, where "incorrigible" prisoners are held. Here, he befriends Charles de Gaulle. The two work on new escape plans. (Young Indiana Jones)
  • September: With his original unit apparently dissolved, Indiana Jones serves as motorcycle courier for the French High Command at Verdun. He is exposed to the constant arguments between Generals Philippe Petain, Robert Nivelle, and Charles Mangin. Indy grows increasingly disillusioned with the War. (Young Indiana Jones)
  • October: While on leave in Paris, Indiana Jones has a brief sexual affair with Mata Hari. The French police start to suspect he is a spy. (Young Indiana Jones)
  • November 7:
  • November: Indiana Jones is promoted to lieutenant and posted to Nairobi. He takes the wrong train and arrives at the front lines of the East African Campaign, accidentally volunteering himself for a mission within German East Africa. His first mission to help capture Colonel Paul Emil von Lettow-Vorbeck, the head of the local German forces. On the way, he has to face Margaret Trappe. (Young Indiana Jones)
  • December 16: Rasputin is poisoned, shot and dropped under the ice on the Neva River. He survives. The Serpent Ogdru-Jahad calls to him at that point, setting him on a course intended to destroy mankind. (Hellboy)
  • December 22/23: Irish rebels released from Frongoch. Led by Michael Collins, they continue their rebellion against Britain. (At War With the Empire and Real Life)
  • December: Indiana finally arrives at his correct unit, stationed near Lake Tanganyika, where he leads a unit of Askaris to a victory against the Germans at great personal risk, enraging his commanding officer, Major Bucher. Bucher's superiors are impressed with Indy and promote him to the rank of Captain. Bucher and Jones are next assigned to lead their unit across Africa to Cape Lopez. On the way, their unit starts losing men to yellow fever. With Bucher's own health deteriorating, Captain Jones finds himself in charge of the mission. (Young Indiana Jones)
  • In Russia, Grigori Rasputin, intent on revenge against the Romanov family, crashes a royal ball celebrating the 300th anniversary of their rule. While trying to kill Grand Duchess Anastasia, the Czar's youngest daughter, Rasputin drowns in a river. Anastasia attempts to flee to Paris with her grandmother, Dowager Empress Marie Feodorovna, but she falls trying to catch a moving train and contracts amnesia, causing her to forget her royal heritage. (Anastasia)
  • English journalist Peter Jacob is dispatched to Amiens Cathedral, now serving as a front-line hospital. While there he discovers the cult running the cathedral, defeats the Black Guardian lurking below, and retrieves the artifact it was guarding. (Eternal Darkness)
  • After a futile attack on Ant Hill, three French soldiers are court-martialed and unjustly executed for cowardice. (Paths of Glory)
  • Hercule Poirot solves a murder case at Styles Court, starting his career in England as a private investigator. (The Mysterious Affair at Styles)
  • In an alternate timeline, Vladimir Ilyich Lenin is mysteriously assassinated. This prevents the October Revolution of 1917 from taking place. Consequently, the Soviet Union does not exist in this world. World War II still happens but apparently has no Eastern Front. (Star Trek: Enterprise)
  • Birth of Zampano. (House of Leaves)
  • In the New York gubernatorial election, publishing tycoon Charles Foster Kane runs against "Boss" Jim W. Gettys. After Gettys exposes Kane's affair with Susan Alexander, Kane's defeat is ensured. (Citizen Kane)
  • Captain Jean Robur is killed when his airship Albatross is shot down during the Battle Of Somme. A.J Raffles joins the British Army as a soldier and dies in battle. The Second Murray League disbands. (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Black Dossier)
  • John "John-Boy" Walton, Jr. is born. (The Waltons)
  • Stan and Lila Pierce are married. (Quantum Leap)
  • H. G. Wells is abducted from this time by Tempus and brought to Metropolis in an Alternate Universe in 1996. (Lois & Clark)
  • Amy Jeffries is born. (St. Elsewhere)
  • Teenagers Tanner Smith and Amy, a pair of Star-Crossed Lovers, use the I Ching to transport themselves to a younger world and inhabit the bodies of two wolves. (The Twilight Zone (1985))
  • Tripp McConnell and Mary B. Carter are born. (Eerie, Indiana)

1917

  • January: While transporting equipment to the front, Indiana Jones's life is saved by Dr. Albert Schweitzer, who teaches to trust others once again. However, Schweitzer and his wife are arrested for being German nationals in French territory, and the mission Indy was on is aborted. Indy and Remy are assigned to transport the equipment back to Europe. (Young Indiana Jones)
  • February - March: Back in Europe, Indiana Jones sings up to the French intelligence service and is assigned to perform photographic reconnaissance for the Lafayette Escadrille. He gets to serve alongside figures such as Hobey Baker and Charles Nungesser, but a lost airfight results in Indiana being held prisoner by the Red Baron. (Young Indiana Jones)
  • March 5: Flight Lieutenant William Terrance Decker of the Royal Flying Corps travels forward in time to March 5, 1959 and lands his plane in an American airbase in Reims, France. He later returns to his own time in order to save his friend and flying partner Alexander Mackaye. (The Twilight Zone (1959))
  • March: Indiana Jones is assigned to smuggle Princes Sixtus and Xavier to Austria-Hungary. This allows them to negotiate the terms of a peace treaty with their brother-in-law Karl. (Young Indiana Jones)
  • April: With the entry of the United States into the War, the entire Lafayette Escadrille is considered likely to be transferred to the Army Air Service of the Americans. Indiana's mission with the squadron is terminated. His next mission is to travel to Hanover and convince aircraft manufacturer Anthony Fokker to defect. Fokker is clearly not interested, so Indiana has to sabotage his newest designs while avoiding a reunion with Richthofen. (Young Indiana Jones)
  • May: Indiana Jones and three other spies work undercover to try and get Spain to join the war on the side of the Allies. As part of his cover, Indy's old friend, Pablo Picasso, gets him a job with as a ballet dancer. Indy finds out that fellow dancer Nadia is involved with the local head of German intelligence, and the allied spies start seeking ways to use the information to their advantage. more  ) (Young Indiana Jones)
  • June: Rice graduates from the Rock Spring School for Boys. (The Twilight Zone (1959))
  • July 7: Johnny Thunder, the seventh son of a seventh son, is born at 7 am. (DC Comics)
  • July 16-20: Indiana Jones gets involved in the July Day celebrations while trying to get the Bolsheviks to keep Russia in the war (Young Indiana Jonesnote on dates )
  • August:
    • Indiana Jones faces a bureaucratic nightmare while working undercover in Prague. (Young Indiana Jones)
    • Corporal James Buchan runs a message to a party of dragoons at Al-Shar led by Major James Ogden. The message is the exploration notes of his brother Arthur, and together, Buchan and the dragoons set out on a quest to find the city of Shambhala. (The Explorers Guild)
  • September 13: George makes his first stop on his journey into the future. He meets James Filby, the son of his close friend David Filby, who tells him that the British Empire has been at war with Germany since 1914 and that David was killed in the war in 1916. (The Time Machine (1960))
  • September: Edith Wharton, an American author, begins her tour of the French protectorate of Morocco. (In Morocco)
  • October: Indiana Jones works with Maya, an Arab agent of questionable loyalties, to prevent the Ottomans from poisoning the water supply of Beersheeba before they retreat from the British advance. (Young Indiana Jones)
  • ca. November: Indiana Jones serves in the French Foreign Legion under an assumed name, searching for a traitor in the ranks. He works alongside Edith Wharton and Lowell Thomas. (Young Indiana Jones)
  • Ozwell Spencer, James Marcus, and Edward Ashford born (Resident Evil)
  • Captain Edmund Blackadder leads his men, among them Pvt. Baldrick, Lt. George and Captain Darling, "over the top" in yet another disastrous attack on the German lines. There are no survivors. (Blackadder Goes Forth)
  • The elderly Union general George Custer has a rare flash of insight and deploys armored "barrels" en masse, breaking a two-year stalemate. Washington D.C. is recaptured from the Confederacy, Canada is occupied with the exception of a Québécois puppet state, and the Great War ends with America and Germany victorious. The Confederacy is forced to accept humiliating peace terms. (Timeline-191)
  • Duncan MacLeod is in France, employed as a Red Cross ambulance driver. While a bit too close to the front lines, his partner and the entire local unit is killed in a gas attack courtesy of Xavier St. Cloud. However, St. Cloud does not have time to decapitate Duncan. (Highlander: The Series)
  • Duncan MacLeod witnesses Sean Burns calm down Antoine, a psychotic French soldier. (Highlander: The Series)
  • Peabody, Sherman, and Lawrence of Arabia go undercover in the Sahara Desert to steal Turkey's war plans. (Rocky and Bullwinkle)
  • Dorothy Singers becomes the Slayer. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Birth of Steve Rogers. (Captain America)
  • In the western front of World War I, British Company Y find themselves in a mysterious German trench. (Deathwatch)
  • The villagers of Ffynnon Garw conspire to artificially increase the height of their local hill by 15 feet so it will officially become a mountain. (The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill but Came Down a Mountain)
  • Eleanor "Miss Ellie" Southworth (later Ewing Farlow) is born. (Dallas)
  • Stan and Lila Pierce move to Elk Ridge, Indiana. (Quantum Leap)
  • The time traveler Phineas Bogg helps Lawrence of Arabia escape from Turkish captivity. (Voyagers!)
  • In an Alternate Timeline, the Allies are losing World War I as the British Empire has been dragged into the Russian Revolution on account of Grand Duke Michael of Russia's marriage to Queen Victoria's granddaughter Princess Victoria. Phineas Bogg and Jeffrey Jones travel back in time to 1887 to prevent the marriage and set history on its proper course. (Voyagers!)
  • Ricky Frost, who has been wrongly convicted of murder, is transported back in time to this year from 1986. He finds himself in Shaughnessy's Shamrock Club. (The Twilight Zone (1985))
  • James Wainwright is born. (Star Trek Novel Verse)

1918

  • January/September (date inconsistent): Indiana Jones faces Matthias Targo, a Romanian general who thinks he's Dracula. (Young Indiana Jones)
  • Before May 3: Inspired by the words of W.E.B. Du Bois, Simon Haley enlists in the US Army without telling his girlfriend Bertha Palmer. He joins the 92nd Infantry Division. (Roots: The Next Generations)
  • June - July: Indiana Jones and Ernest Hemingway compete for the attention of Guilietta, a local girl in Italy. They later mend their friendship. (Young Indiana Jones)
  • June: The 92nd Infantry Division is shipped out to France. (Roots: The Next Generations)
  • July 17:
    • Bolshevik forces execute the abdicated Tsar Nicholas II and his entire family. (Real Life)
    • Rasputin the Monk curses the royal family, leading to the Russian peasants massacring the tsar and his family. The 8-year-old princess Anastasia barely escapes with her life, but is left amnesiac on the streets of St. Petersburg. (Anastasia)
  • July 18: France and the United States defeat Germany in the Battle of Château-Thierry. (Real Life) Rice is killed in the battle. (The Twilight Zone (1959))
  • July: Alec Haley dies. (Roots: The Next Generations)
  • August: The German forces (assisted by time travelers) bomb Paris, killing most of the French military leadership. This is followed by the Kaiser's Battle in which the Germans break through the Western Front. (The Time Ships)
  • September: Indiana Jones tries to convince Mustafa Kemal Ataturk to persuade the Sultan of Turkey to agree to a peace treaty with France. He fails. Also, Indy's girlfriend du jour is accidentally killed by a French double agent. (Young Indiana Jones)
  • October 18: Max Staefel is killed in action. (Goodbye, Mr. Chips)
  • October: German soldier Paul Bäumer is killed in action. (All Quiet on the Western Front)
  • November 4: Helen Margaret Seymour, the former tutor of both Henry Walton Jones and Indiana Jones, dies of influenza. (Indiana Jones: The Ultimate Guide -2008)
  • November 6: Peter Colley III and Perkins are killed in action. (Goodbye, Mr. Chips)
  • Early November, before the 11th: The god of war Ares is defeated by Wonder Woman, making an end to World War I possible. (Wonder Woman)
  • November 11:
    • Armistice of Compiègne Forest concluded between the German Empire and the Allies of World War I, ending World War I. (Real Life)
    • Immortal Simon Killian, a colonel in the British army, refuses to acknowledge the ceasefire and leads 300 men in a suicidal charge. (Highlander: The Series)
    • Archduke Franz Ferdinand is found alive, having been on vacation the past few years and utterly unaware of the debacle his disappearance caused. Everyone sheepishly goes home, the cause for the war proven a hilarious misunderstanding. (The Onion Our Dumb Century)
    • November - December: In the final days of World War I, Indiana Jones and Remy Baudouin begin a hunt for the Peacock's Eye, a famous diamond once owned by Alexander the Great. (Young Indiana Jones)
    • As the war ends, Hazel Bellamy succumbs to the worldwide flu pandemic. Her husband Richard later marries Virginia Hamilton. (Upstairs Downstairs)
    • The mythical city of Shambhala is found and that which was stolen is returned. This action ends the war. more (The Explorers Guild)
  • Colonel Simon Killian is court-martialled in London, with Duncan MacLeod among the witnesses. He is sentenced to death by firing squad. Knowing he will revive soon after, Duncan manages to get his sentence reduced to spending time in an asylum on the grounds of temporary insanity, thus trapping him. Killian would bear Duncan a grudge. (Highlander: The Series)
  • John Legrasse becomes a recluse. (Cthulhu Mythos)
  • Birth of the gargoyles Zafiro and Obsidiana to the Mayan Clan of Guatemala. (Gargoyles)
  • Caesar A. Zeppeli is born. (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure)
  • Sunset Sarsparilla is created and enters production, though the exact circumstances are unknown and are heavily mythologized by the Sunset Sarsparilla Corporation over the next century. (Fallout: New Vegas)
  • Jason Walton is born. (The Waltons)
  • After Phineas Bogg saves Jeffrey Jones from falling out a window in 1982 by transporting him through time, they arrive in France in this year to discover that the Allies are losing World War I as airplanes do not exist. They then travel back in time to 1903 to help the Wright brothers perfect the Wright Flyer and set history on its proper course. (Voyagers!)

1919

  • January 21: The first strike in the Irish War of Independence is struck when Seán Treacy, Dan Breen, Seán Hogan, and Séamus Robinson steal a delivery of gelignite at Soloheadbeg, County Tipperary, killing two Catholic police officers in the process. This act is condemned as murder by the clergy. Dáil Éireann holds its first official meeting. (At War With the Empire and Real Life)
  • January: Indiana Jones and Remy Baudouin pursue the Peacock's Eye to Java, and then to Singapore. En route, they run into trouble with pirates, and Indy decides to stop chasing the gem on the advice of Bronislaw Malinkowski. Remy keeps on after it. (Young Indiana Jones)
  • February: Michael Collins and Harry Boland break Éamon de Valera and 25 others out of Lincoln Gaol. Collins attempts to hand over command of the rebellion to de Valera, but de Valera declines, instead travelling to America to raise recognition of the Irish Republic as well as money from Washington, D.C.. (At War With the Empire and Real Life)
  • April 10: In a Dáil speech, Éamon de Valera denounces the Royal Irish Constabulary and calls on all Republicans to boycott them. (At War With the Empire and Real Life)
  • April 17: Ned Broy smuggles Michael Collins and Seán Numan into the detective HQ of G Division in Dublin Castle, where they acquire a complete list of anti-IRA informers. (At War With the Empire and Real Life)
  • May 11: Seán Hogan attends a dance; while slipping out with his girlfriend, Bridie O'Keefe, he is abducted by the RIC. (At War With the Empire and Real Life)
  • May 12: Seán Hogan is tortured by RIC officers, but refuses to divulge the names of IRA members. (At War With the Empire and Real Life)
  • May 13: Four Irish Republicans rescue Seán Hogan at Emly train station. (At War With the Empire and Real Life)
  • May: Indiana Jones works as a translator at the American delegation of the postwar peace conference. His experiences sour him on diplomacy. (Young Indiana Jones)
  • June 7: Ilsa Haupstein born. (Hellboy)
  • June 11: In Liverpool, Éamon de Valera boards a ship bound for New York disguised as a crew member. (At War With the Empire and Real Life)
  • June 23:
    • Éamon de Valera's arrival in America is officially announced, and he embarks on a whirlwind speaking tour to drum up support and recognition for the Irish Republic. (At War With the Empire and Real Life)
    • Francis Stone is accidentally killed by her mother Elizabeth in Philadelphia. (Cold Case)
  • June 24: Inspector Hunt of the RIC is shot in front of a large crowd in Thurles. Nobody comes to his aid. (At War With the Empire and Real Life)
  • June - August: Indiana Jones returns to Princeton, to find things have changed for the worse in his absence. Against his father's wishes, he goes on to attend the University of Chicago instead of Princeton.(Young Indiana Jones)
  • August 30-31: In a black neighborhood in Knoxville, Tennessee, a race riot instigated by a lynch mob results in at least two deaths and dozens of injuries. (Real Life) Sgt. Bubba Heywood is murdered by Earl Crowther, an aide of Congressman Andrew Warner and the leader of the Ku Klux Klan in Henning, Tennessee. In revenge, Heywood's friend and fellow soldier Doxey Walker kills Crowther, cutting his throat from ear to ear. He buries his body under a porch. It is found one month later. (Roots: The Next Generations)
  • Summer: Luke Bettiger dies of the Spanish flu. (Roots: The Next Generations)
  • September 7: 18 members of the King's Shropshire Light Infantry are ambushed by the IRA and have their weapons stolen. That night, some other troops smash up the town centre as payback. (At War With the Empire and Real Life)
  • September 10: Jane Lindhurst is born. (Quantum Leap)
  • September 19: Michael Collins addresses a select group of IRA commanders. He gives them each a list of men to assassinate, and orders absolutely no killing beyond them. They are also ordered to report only to him, and not to discuss their assignments with each other. (At War With the Empire and Real Life)
  • September: Simon Haley and Bertha Palmer are married. (Roots: The Next Generations)
  • December:
    • Following a spate of unpunished IRA killings, Det. Redmond is brought in from Belfast to head up RIC operations in Dublin. (At War With the Empire and Real Life)
    • Randolph Carter is arrested for the disappearance of occultist Harley Warren. Carter's claims make little sense, but he is eventually released. (The Statement of Randolph Carter)
  • In Civil War-era Russia, Duncan MacLeod persuades immortal Artur Drakov to spare the lives of countess Katarina Abernova and her family. In return, Duncan promises not to threaten Drakov or interfere in any of his activities unless they are the last two immortals left on alive. (Highlander: The Series)
  • Duncan MacLeod briefly joins the IRA under the influence of the immortal Annie Devlin, but soon leaves in disgust at their methods. (Highlander: The Series)
  • Birth of Jack Dane to noted silent film star Flo Dane. Following a remarriage of his mother, Dane would become the stepson of gangster Mace Malone. Jack would grow up to become a notable figure in organized crime. (Gargoyles)
  • Andrei Rianofski leaves Russia after becoming disgusted with the Bolsheviks. He changes his name to Andrew Ryan and immigrates to America. (BioShock)
  • Death of Dorothy Singers. Ardita O'Reilly becomes the Slayer. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Harry Bailey falls through some ice while playing with his friends. His older brother George jumps in and saves his life, but loses all hearing in his left ear in the process. After several months of recovery, George Bailey returns to work at his after-school job at a drugstore. He notices his boss Emil Gower mixing up a set of pills for a child's prescription with poison, and stops him before the pills get to the boy and inevitably kill him. (It's a Wonderful Life)
  • Birth of Henry Morgan's future wife Abigail. (Forever)
  • Hanzo Academy established in Japan to train shinobi. (Senran Kagura)
  • The time travelers Phineas Bogg and Jeffrey Jones convince Babe Ruth not to retire from baseball. (Voyagers!)
  • After dabbling in radical politics, Adolf Hitler emigrates to the United States and becomes a science fiction illustrator. (The Iron Dream)
  • James Embry is born. (The Twilight Zone (1959))
  • Jimmy Olsen is born. (Superman & Batman: Generations)
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1920

  • January 20: Toshiko Sato's grandfather is born. (Torchwood)
  • January 21: Det. Redmond is killed by IRA agents. (At War With the Empire and Real Life)
  • February - March: A further spate of IRA killings, and the British government's inability to quell them, leads to mass RIC resignations. The IRA becomes the de facto law enforcement body in Ireland. (At War With the Empire and Real Life)
  • March 25: To restore order, the British government fills the ranks of the RIC with veterans of the Great War; their makeshift uniforms earns them the nickname 'Black and Tans'. They quickly prove themselves to be right arseholes. (At War With the Empire and Real Life)
  • April: Indiana Jones attends the University of Chicago while working as a waiter and developing an interest in jazz. (Young Indiana Jones)
  • May 11: Giacomo "Big Jim" Colosimo, Indiana Jones's boss, is assassinated. (Young Indiana Jones)
  • May: Indiana Jones, Ernest Hemingway and Eliot Ness team up to investigate the murder of Colosimo. They present evidence to the police, but since the cops are in the gangsters' pockets, this evidence is destroyed. Indiana quits his job and is left brooding. Sidney Bechet finds that Indy is in the proper mood to learn about the blues. (Young Indiana Jones)
  • June: Indiana Jones gets a summer job at a theatre in New York, and manages to get three different girlfriends. (Young Indiana Jones)
  • July 1: Indiana Jones celebrates his 21st birthday and tries to put on a show. His three girlfriends find out he has been fooling around each of them and simultaneously break up with him. Indy loses his job. (Young Indiana Jones)
  • July 4: Birth of Steve Rogers. (Marvel Comics)
  • July 23: With large parts of Ireland still outside British control, Sir James Craig and Lloyd George officially recognise the UVF and arrange for the army to work with them directly, leaving the RIC out of the equation entirely. (At War With the Empire and Real Life)
  • August 11: Terence MacSwiney goes on hunger strike. (At War With the Empire and Real Life)
  • August:
    • Indiana Jones manages to get a job with Universal, getting Erich von Stroheim to get on with making Foolish Wives. He also romances scriptwriter Claire Lieberman. (Young Indiana Jones)
    • Indiana Jones gets a job as assistant to director John Ford. He earns good money as an actor and stuntman, but breaks his leg and has to break up with Claire Lieberman. (Young Indiana Jones)
    • In response to an IRA attack, the Black and Tans run riot throughout Ireland, killing nine and forcing numerous people from their homes. The government looks the other way. (At War With the Empire and Real Life)
  • August - September: Winston Churchill authorizes the formation of the Auxiliaries, a heavily-armed and highly mobile anti-IRA force administered directly by the War Office. In response, the IRA forms the Flying Columns, groups of men who know the country and can travel quickly on foot, melting into the countryside when necessary. (At War With the Empire and Real Life)
  • September 8: Birth of Jacques Clouseau. (The Pink Panther)
  • September 20: An IRA squad ambushes an Auxiliary supply cart, but is met with overwhelming resistance and has to flee. One of them, Kevin Barry, is apprehended and sentenced to death. (At War With the Empire and Real Life)
  • September 27: Joseph Joestar is born. (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure)
  • October 25: Death of Terence MacSwiney. (At War With the Empire and Real Life)
  • October 31: RIC officers Kelleher and Cooney are killed by the IRA. (At War With the Empire and Real Life)
  • November 1: Kevin Barry is hanged. (At War With the Empire and Real Life)
  • November 2:
    • Tadhg Kennedy's Flying Column kills 26 RIC officers in revenge for Kevin Barry's death. The Black and Tans retaliate with such ferocity and viciousness that the matter is debated in the House of Commons. (At War With the Empire and Real Life)
    • Warren Harding defeats James M. Cox in the U.S. presidential election. (Real Life)
    • U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt is defeated in his bid for an unprecedented third term by Upton Sinclair, the first member of the Socialist Party to hold the office. (Timeline-191)
    • Secretary of the Treasury William McAdoo is elected President of the United States. (Kaiserreich: Legacy of the Weltkrieg)
    • U.S. President Thomas Marshall is defeated in his bid for re-election by William Hale Thompson. (Bring the Jubilee)
    • James M. Cox is elected U.S. President after Warren Harding dies of a stroke. (Alternate Presidents)
  • November 11: Prof. Calloran's house is raided by the Auxiliaries. Dan Breen and Seán Treacy manage to escape, but Carolan is shot for his part. (At War With the Empire and Real Life)
  • November 12: Seán Treacy is killed in a shootout with the Auxiliaries. (At War With the Empire and Real Life)
  • Mid-November:
    • The Black and Tans assault Granard in revenge for the deaths of Kelleher and Cooney. The people are warned and have time to evacuate, leaving the Black and Tans to fight Seán MacEoin's waiting Flying Column. (At War With the Empire and Real Life)
    • A British journalist is threatened by the Black and Tans. This makes the front page of the New York Times. (At War With the Empire and Real Life)
    • Michael Collins intercepts the mail of the Cairo Gang, a group of British intelligence officers infiltrating the IRA. (At War With the Empire and Real Life)
    • Winston Churchill attempts to bring the Black and Tans and the Auxiliaries under control; Lloyd George insists he has the IRA nearly defeated. (At War With the Empire and Real Life)
  • November 20: Michael Collins, Cathal Brugha, Dick Mulcahy, Dick McKee, Peadar Clancy, and Seán Russell meet at 35 Lower Gardiner Street and plan to kill the Cairo Gang. (At War With the Empire and Real Life)
  • November 21: In the early morning, the 15 British Secret Service agents are executed by the IRA. Two of them, King and Hardy, escape; they manage to capture McKee, Clancy, and Clune, and torture them to death. That afternoon, two Auxiliary armoured cars are ambushed by Tom Barry's Flying Column. (At War With the Empire and Real Life)
  • November 25: The Black and Tans massacre 15 innocent people at a Gaelic football match in Croke Park. It becomes known as Bloody Sunday. (At War With the Empire and Real Life)
  • December 5: Sally Sparrow's friend Kathy Nightingale is sent here by the Weeping Angels from 2007. As soon as she arrives, she meets her future husband Ben Wainwright. (Doctor Who)
  • Mid-December: The IRA carries out a series of bombings in Liverpool. British government responds with all-out war. (At War With the Empire and Real Life)
  • Late December: Éamon de Valera returns to Ireland with $5 million, but no international recognition for the Irish Republic. Michael Collins distrusts him. (At War With the Empire and Real Life)
  • In Paris, Duncan MacLeod serves as chaperon to Maria Campolo, a young socialite with aspirations of starting a singing career. Kalas, using the name Antonio Neri, attempts to strangle her to take revenge on Duncan, but fails. Duncan gives Kalas a slashed throat, leaving him with a permanent scar and no singing voice. (Highlander: The Series)
  • Jesse Collins, son of a business magnate and a Princeton University student, takes a stand for workers' rights and dies alongside them when his father sends in strikebreakers. (Highlander: The Series)
  • Mary-Ellen Walton is born. (The Waltons)
  • Jonathan "Jono" Quick is born. (Amazing Stories)

1921

  • January 1-14: Ormond Winter takes command of the intelligence service in Ireland. He uncovers the activities of Eileen McGrane, Ned Broy, and Jim McNamara and in response ceases passing information through the DMP, cutting off Michael Collins's information network. Martial law is imposed in Munster; violent official reprisals against IRA sympathizers are met with burning of loyalist homes and execution of the inhabitants therein. (At War With the Empire and Real Life)
  • January: Ben Walton is born. (The Waltons)
  • February: With unionist informers hampering IRA activities, the IRA executes 12 of them and the rest flee to Britain. (At War With the Empire and Real Life)
  • March: Facing increasing criticism of their tactics against the IRA, the British government negotiates a ceasefire with the Irish Republicans. The IRA continues to carry out terrorist activities right up until the ceasefire officially begins. (At War With the Empire and Real Life)
  • July 11: Ceasefire between IRA and Britain comes into force. (At War With the Empire and Real Life)
  • July 14: Lloyd George, Éamon de Valera, Arthur Griffith, Count Plunkett, Austin Stack, Robert Barton, and Erskine Childers meet at 10 Downing Street to negotiate a peace settlement for Ireland. It fails due to George refusing to recognise Irish sovereignty. (At War With the Empire and Real Life)
  • Mid-October: Arthur Griffith and Michael Collins head up a second delegation to 10 Downing Street, Éamon de Valera refusing to attend. (At War With the Empire and Real Life)
  • October 17: Lisl Schumann is born in Hamburg, Germany. (Lois & Clark)
  • October 30: Arthur Griffith meets with Lloyd George and Winston Churchill, and agrees that the Irish will recognise the Crown as head of state in exchange for a united Ireland. (At War With the Empire and Real Life)
  • October 31: At a Parliamentary debate on Ireland, William Craig steadfastly refuses to allow Northern Ireland to be ruled from Dublin, and wins the support of the conservatives. (At War With the Empire and Real Life)
  • November 9: Simon and Bertha Haley bring their newborn son Alexander Murray Palmer "Alex" Haley to her parents Will and Cynthia Palmer's house in Henning, Tennessee. Will holds Alex up to the sky and shows him to the Moon, a family tradition dating back to before Kunta Kinte's enslavement in 1767. (Roots: The Next Generations)
  • November 28: Irish delegates meet Cabinet colleagues at Dublin and hammer out a new proposal. Lloyd George throws it out. (At War With the Empire and Real Life)
  • November 30: Lloyd George makes the Irish delegates his final offer - to make Ireland a dominion of the British Empire, with a status equal to that of Canada. (At War With the Empire and Real Life)
  • December 3: Irish delegates discuss George's proposal. Some argue that they should reject it as they can do better, while another faction, led by Michael Collins, feels they should accept it and work towards further independence. Éamon de Valera insists that the Oath of Allegiance be reworded before doing anything else. (At War With the Empire and Real Life)
  • December 4: Irish delegates present the revised Oath of Allegiance to Lloyd George. He insists they sign the existing oath or incur the British government formally declaring war on the Irish. The delegates reluctantly sign. (At War With the Empire and Real Life)
  • December: Erin Walton is born. (The Waltons)
  • Herbert West disappears. (Herbert West - Reanimator)
  • Dr. Michael Moore, an immortal psychiatrist, witnesses his nurse, Jeanette Colbert, being murdered by fellow immortal Quentin Barnesmore . Michael goes off to kill Quentin, and makes Duncan promise to carry on the quest if he fails. (Highlander: The Series)
  • Mummified corpse of the high priest Imhotep comes back to life when the Scroll of Toth is read aloud. (The Mummy (1932))
  • Birth of Elizabeth Winters in Chicago. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Jennifer Chevalier investigates her father's death, accompanied by the ghost of Oscar Wilde. (Jennifer Wilde)
  • Anne Marie Henderson (later Mitchell) is born. (The Twilight Zone (1959))
  • Leif Erickson High School is founded in Roseberg, Minnesota. (The Mary Tyler Moore Show)

1922

  • January 5: Heated discussion ensues in the Dáil as to whether to accept the British treaty. (At War With the Empire and Real Life)
  • January 7: After three days of discussion, Irish TDs vote to accept Lloyd George's terms, leading to the formation of the Irish Free State on December 6. (At War With the Empire and Real Life)
  • January 9: Éamon de Valera resigns as president of Ireland in protest of the terms of the treaty with Britain. (At War With the Empire and Real Life)
  • January: A general election is called in Ireland. Éamon de Valera leads the faction that seeks to undo the treaty, and Michael Collins leads the pro-Treaty faction. (At War With the Empire and Real Life)
  • June 16: Michael Collins' faction wins the Irish general election in a landslide victory. (At War With the Empire and Real Life)
  • June 27: Dick Mulcahey and Liam Lynch attempt to fold the IRA into the Irish Army. However, the IRA is strongly anti-Treaty, and half the delegates, led by Rory O'Connor, walk out of the discussion and repair to the Four Courts. (At War With the Empire and Real Life)
  • June 28: Rory O'Connor's faction refuses to leave the Four Courts. The Irish Army opens fire on them, beginning the Irish Civil War. (At War With the Empire and Real Life)
  • June: Hudson graduates from the Rock Spring School for Boys. (The Twilight Zone (1959))
  • July 14: Michael Blakowski (later Blake) is born. (Quantum Leap)
  • August 8: Alberto "Mial" Granado is born. (The Motorcycle Diaries and Real Life)
  • October 28: Annie is born. Shortly thereafter, she is left at Miss Hannigan's orphanage. (Annie)
  • November 4: The water carrier employed by Howard Carter stumbles upon the steps leading to Tutankhamun's tomb (subsequently designated KV62). Consequently, Carter discovers the best preserved and most intact pharaonic tomb ever found in the Valley of the Kings. (Mysteries of Egypt and real life).
  • November 26: Carter and his patron George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon become the first people to enter Tutankhamun's tomb in over 3000 years. (Mysteries of Egypt and real life).
  • December: Richard Tyler is born in Missouri. (The 4400)
  • You had plenty of money in this year. ("Why Don't You Do Right?" song)
  • Gart Williams and Patrick Thomas McNulty are born. (The Twilight Zone (1959))
  • Fred Loomis is born. (Matinee)

1923

  • January: Gladys Gregory stars in a play in the Wells Theatre in Chicago opposite Kester Roberts. (The Twilight Zone (1959))
  • April 5: George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon dies. He had been bitten by a mosquito, and later slashed the bite accidentally while shaving. It became infected and blood poisoning resulted. His early death spreads rumors of the "Curse of Tutankhamun", or the "Mummy's Curse". (Mysteries of Egypt and real life).
  • April 21: Grandpa Harley and Halley leave Nanna Egbert for a life of adventure. Nanna is left to grow up under the tender mercies of Betty Crocker. At some point during this period, she discovers the batterwitch's greatest secret: that she isn't human at all, but is in fact formerly Her Imperious Condescension the Empress of the Alternian Empire, now in the service of Lord English. It is also on this day that an ectobiological sample of Halley is taken. (Homestuck)
  • July 16: Delapore moves from Massachusetts to Exham Priory, his ancestral estate in England. (The Rats in the Walls)
  • August 31: Birth of Sophie Cartensen in Denmark. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • November 8: Britta Kessler and her Watcher attend a movie premiere being screened by vampires. Everybody dies. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • December 31: At a New Year's Eve party, a young woman by the name of Nora Fontaine asks Duncan MacLeod to marry her so she can have his children. Duncan kills the mood by explaining that he is infertile.(Highlander: The Series)
  • In Paris, Richard Tarsis raises Lucas Kagan as an immortal. They go on to commit crimes across the world. (Highlander: The Series)
  • Atomic Robo, a highly-advanced, sentient android, is created by Nikola Tesla. (Atomic Robo)
  • Aviator Kent Allard (a.k.a. Allard Kent Rassendyll, the Black Eagle, G-8, Colonel Alexei Kentov, Jules Blanton, the Shadow, Lamont Cranston, Lamont Cranston Jr., Lamont Cranston III, "Deep Throat") crash-lands near the secret Tibetan city of Shambala. (The Shadow)
  • Roy Hobbs strikes out star slugger "The Whammer" in an exhibition. However, before Hobbs can join the major leagues, he's shot by Loony Fan Harriet Bird. Hobbs will spend the better part of the next sixteen years playing amateur and semi-pro ball. (The Natural)
  • Projected date for a Dominion of the Black invasion of Golarion. (Pathfinder)
  • Lily Bonham is born. (The 4400)
  • Martin Sloan, Ed Harrington, Fred Renard, Arch Hammer and Henry Francis "Rocky" Valentine are born. (The Twilight Zone (1959))

1924

  • February 29: Torchwood India is shut down. Almost its entire collection of alien artifacts is taken back to Britain. The Duchess uses a time store to gather energy to continue reliving that day. (Torchwood [radio dramas])
  • March 21: Mason E "Mace" Malone, a leading New York gangster, disappears without a trace. With him disappears a fortune in stolen jewels which Mace was supposed to share with his partner Dominic Dracon. He leaves behind a message that leads Dracon on a Wild Goose Chase for the Silver Falcon. Mace actually becomes a full-time operative of The Illuminati. (Gargoyles)
  • June 13: James Robert "Jim-Bob" Walton and Joseph Walton are born. Joseph dies shortly afterwards. (The Waltons)
  • July 6: Jake Barnes and his friends are in Pamplona for the opening of the Fiesta. (The Sun Also Rises)
  • September: In Louisiana, Edward Carnby (or Emily Hartwood) investigates the mansion Derceto and destroys occultist Ezechiel Pregzt. (Alone in the Dark)
  • October 5: Jennie Appleton dies. (Portrait of Jennie)
  • November 4:
  • November 9: Birth of Anni Sonnenblume in Germany. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • December 20: Adolf Hitler is released from Landsberg Prison following his role in the Beer Hall Putsch. (Real Life) He is greeted by an old man named Albert Einstein. No records remain of Hitler after this date, and for all intents and purposes he vanishes from history. (Command & Conquer: Red Alert)
  • December: Edward Carnby investigates a kidnapping and battles mobsters who are actually immortal pirates. (Alone in the Dark 2)
  • While studying for his finals, Atomic Robo is attacked by the ghost of Rasputin, conjured up by Thomas Edison. (Atomic Robo)
  • Birth of Eleanor Boudreau in Lafayette, Louisiana. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Birth of Catherine Langford. (Stargate SG-1)
  • James Edward Whitaker is abducted from London and brought to Mars. (Journey into Space)
  • Trevor McPhee is born. (The Outer Limits (1995))
  • Martha Van Cleve dies. (Heaven Can Wait (1943))
  • The time travelers Phineas Bogg and Jeffrey Jones help Harry Houdini expose a fraudulent medium named Margaret in Boston. (Voyagers!)
  • Phineas Bogg and Jeffrey Jones convince Franklin D. Roosevelt to enter politics instead of pursuing a career as a film director. (Voyagers!)
  • Someone disappears in Hawkins, Indiana. This is the last missing person case in the town until Will Byers is taken into the Upside Down by the Demogorgon on November 6, 1983. (Stranger Things)

1925

  • February 20: SS Emma sets sail from Auckland to Callao. (The Call of Cthulhu)
  • February 28: R'lyeh rises from the waves, causing madness worldwide. (The Call of Cthulhu)
  • March 1: Henry A Wilcox presents to George Gammell Angell a bas-relief carving of Cthulhu he made after a nightmare. SS Emma is blown several off course by a storm. Alert leaves Dunedin in great haste. (The Call of Cthulhu)
  • March 22: Henry Wilcox is stricken with fever, starts mumbling about Cthulhu. SS Emma encounters the Alert, a pirate ship manned by Cthulhu worshippers. (The Call of Cthulhu)
  • March 23: Survivors of the SS Emma discover an unknown island they are subsequently reluctant to speak ofmore . Six die. (The Call of Cthulhu)
  • March 25: Vigilant sets sail from Valparaiso. (The Call of Cthulhu)
  • April 2: R'lyeh sinks once again. (The Call of Cthulhu)
  • April 5: Henry Wilcox returns home, stops dreaming of Cthulhu. (The Call of Cthulhu)
  • April 12: Gustaf Johansen, last survivor of the SS Emma, is rescued by the crew of the Vigilant. (The Call of Cthulhu)
  • April 18: Vigilant brings the Alert, with Gustaf Johansen on board, to shore in Dundee Harbour, Australia. (The Call of Cthulhu)
  • June 11: The Fifth Doctor and his companions Adric, Nyssa and Tegan Jovanka become involved in strange goings-on at Cranleigh Hall. (Doctor Who)
  • June: Horace Maxwell Ford is born. (The Twilight Zone (1959))
  • December 31: Lady Edith Crawley marries Herbert "Bertie" Pelham, the Marquess of Hexham. Anna Bates gives birth to a son. Charles Carson is forced to resign for medical reasons and Thomas Barrow becomes the new butler. (Downton Abbey)
  • Elijah Snow begins publishing his Planetary journal. (Planetary)
  • In Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver, Duncan MacLeod duels and kills insane immortal Marcus Korolus. (Highlander: The Series)
  • By this year, the Germans have established their Mitteleuropa stretching from France in the west to Russian Poland in the east. (The Time Ships)
  • Janni Dakkar leads an expedition to the Antarctic in search of the fabled Mountains Of Madness her father briefly visited 30 years before. She is pursued by teen genius Tom Swyfte and his team at the behest of Charles Foster Kane. The expedition is a disaster and leads to the death of everyone except Janni, Broad Arrow Jack and Swyfte. Swyfte is driven completely insane by the experience and is institutionalized for the rest of his life. Janni and Jack escape but can remember little of what they encountered in the mountains. (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Nemo - Heart Of Ice)
  • George Francisco is born. (Alien Nation)
  • Edward Hall is born. (The Twilight Zone (1959))
  • Lou Grant is born. (The Mary Tyler Moore Show)
  • An immortal woman calling herself Pamela Morris claims to have been in this year. (The Twilight Zone (1959))

1926

  • Around and during Mardi Gras: Voodoo sorcerer Dr. Facilier turns Prince Naveen of Maldonia into a frog as part of an evil plot to take over New Orleans. A local waitress named Tiana is turned into a frog as well and she has a series of adventures with Naveen. (The Princess and the Frog)
  • Summer: An author of short stories for the boys' magazine The Ensign becomes "Master of the Land of Fiction." (Doctor Who)
  • September: Macabre artist Richard Pickman mysteriously disappears around this time. A close friend named Thurber reveals to an aquintance that Pickman's horrifying paintings were not drawn from a sick and twisted imagination, but are in fact portraits of real creatures Pickman had found. (Pickman's Model)
  • December 11: The Tenth Doctor and Donna Noble end up in the middle of a murder mystery with Agatha Christie. Christie goes missing that night. (Doctor Who)
  • December 31: Destitute teenage witch Merope Riddle, née Gaunt, staggers into a Muggle orphanage and dies giving birth to her son. She lives just long enough to name him Tom Marvolo Riddle, after her absentee Muggle husband and her wizard father. Her son will later be known as Lord Voldemort. (Harry Potter)
  • Two con men trick a young woman with little memory of her early life into helping them gain money by passing her off as the Grand Duchess Anastasia, the long-lost granddaughter of the exiled Dowager Empress Marie Feodorovna while trying to avoid the reanimated corpse of Rasputin. (Anastasia)
  • Rick O'Connell and allies battle the mummy Imhotep. (The Mummy)
  • Duncan MacLeod and Amanda work at the Barnum & Bailey Circus for a short while, but leave because Amanda gets second billing to another tightrope walker. (Highlander: The Series)
  • Shortly after quitting the Circus, Duncan and Amanda team up with fellow immortal Cory Raines, who sees himself as a modern-day Robin Hood. Duncan is uneasy, and when he tells Amanda and Cory he plans to quite the gang, they commit one last robbery and leave Duncan with the bag in South Dakota, pursued by federal Marshals. (Highlander: The Series)
  • Carl Robinson, an African-American immortal, visits Louisiana to check up on some mortal acquaintances and is saved from a lynching by Duncan MacLeod. They discuss race relations, and Carl heads to the northern US, hoping to play Negro league baseball. (Highlander: The Series)
  • While studying for his finals, Atomic Robo is visited by Charles Fort and H.P. Lovecraft, then has to deal with a monster. (Atomic Robo)
  • Death of George Gammell Angell. His nephew begins investigating Cthulhu cults. (The Call of Cthulhu)
  • Monsters start appearing in Arkham, Massachusetts. A group of Investigators fights desperately to prevent the Ancient One from arriving and destroying the world. (Arkham Horror)
  • The Allies (Britain and America) invade Europe in order to liberate the countries captured by Germany. (The Time Ships)
  • Gwen Walker is born. (American Dreams)
  • Lester "Doc" Fuller and Dylan Powell are born. (Quantum Leap)
  • John "Jackie" Rhoades and Robert Wilson are born. (The Twilight Zone (1959))

1927

  • April 3: Matt Bryan is born. (The Mary Tyler Moore Show)
  • April 10: Sarah and Eben Kent find a baby in a rocket ship. They adopt him and name him Clark. (The Adventures of Superman)
  • April 17 (Good Friday): Unusual phenomena at the Ward residence in Providence, Rhode Island. The family's son is institutionalized soon after, but escapes and vanishes. (The Case of Charles Dexter Ward)
  • May 19-20: The time travelers Phineas Bogg and Jeffrey Jones help Charles Lindbergh prepare the Spirit of St. Louis for its historic flight. (Voyagers!)
  • May 21:
    • Charles Lindbergh lands the Spirit of St. Louis in Paris, becoming the first person to make a solo transatlantic flight. (Real Life)
    • The time travelers Phineas Bogg and Jeffrey Jones watch the landing from a distance to avoid having to explain to Lindbergh how they reached Paris before him. (Voyagers!)
    • Lindbergh throws Montgomery Burns' teddy bear Bobo from the plane as he lands. It is caught by Adolf Hitler. (The Simpsons)
    • Younger versions of Phineas Bogg and Jeffrey Jones arrive in New York City with Cleopatra VII, whom they had intended to bring to Egypt in 44 B.C.E. They soon discover that Yankee Stadium does not exist because Babe Ruth quit baseball in 1919. (Voyagers!)
  • May: 41 people are murdered around Union Station over a period of two weeks. The killings are ended by the current Slayer. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • July 15: Robert Olmstead has a terrifying experience in Innsmouth. (The Shadow Over Innsmouth)
  • September 29: The time travelers Phineas Bogg and Jeffrey Jones prevent Cleopatra VII and Babe Ruth from being murdered by the gangster Lucky Luciano. (Voyagers!)
  • September 30: Babe Ruth makes his 60th home run of the season, establishing a new record. (Real Life) The time travelers Phineas Bogg, Jeffrey Jones and Cleopatra VII witness him doing so. (Voyagers!)
  • October:
    • Elizabeth Walton is born. (The Waltons)
    • Una Percival, who is suffering from viral encephalitis, is misdiagnosed as being mentally ill. (St. Elsewhere)
  • Anthony Rogers, mining engineer for the American Radioactive Gas Corporation, falls into suspended animation after a mine cave-in in Pennsylvania. (Buck Rogers)
  • Albert Einstein is removed from history by time-traveling Soviet agents. (Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3)
  • Walt Disney creates Oswald the Rabbit for Universal Animation (Real Life and Epic Mickey)
  • Frank and Joe Hardy of Bayport, New York, solve a jewel robbery at the Hurd Applegate mansion. (The Hardy Boys)
  • New York City Morgue is established. (Tru Calling)
  • Susan Francisco is born. (Alien Nation)
  • Sherilyn Stanton is born. (Quantum Leap)
  • Booth and Laura Templeton star in the Broadway play The Great Seed, written and directed by Barney Flueger, at the Savoy Theatre. It is critically and popularly acclaimed and is considered 1927's big hit. (The Twilight Zone (1959))
  • David Andrew Gurney is born. (The Twilight Zone (1959))

1928

  • Before Mid-February: John Legrasse comes out of seclusion. (Cthulhu Mythos)
  • Mid-February: Federal authorities raid Innsmouth, Massachusetts. (The Shadow Over Innsmouth)
  • March 19, 3:15 A.M.: The man who will eventually become the Prisoner is born. (The Prisoner)
  • May 5: Albert Wilmarth begins a correspondence with Henry Akeley about extraterrestrial beings. (The Whisperer in Darkness)
  • Spring:
    • Harry Bailey graduates high school and drags his older brother, George,note  to a graduation party, where George is reacquainted with Mary Hatch. Their moment is interrupted by the news that George's father has had a stroke. (It's a Wonderful Life)
    • Several months pass, and Henry Potter recommends selling Bailey Bros. Building and Loan to him. George Bailey makes a Rousing Speech, and the board of directors agrees to keep the company open on the condition that George Bailey takes over as boss. George reluctantly agrees, hoping to pass the business on to his brother when he returns from college. (It's a Wonderful Life)
  • June 14: Ernesto "Fuser" (later Che) Guevara is born. (The Motorcycle Diaries and Real Life)
  • June: Bartlett graduates from the Rock Spring School for Boys. (The Twilight Zone (1959))
  • July 1: Alice Courtenay is born. (Tenko)
  • September: The "Dunwich Horror" occurs. (The Dunwich Horror)
  • October 7: Randolph Carter disappears. (Cthulhu Mythos)
  • November 6:
  • The Stargate is unearthed at Giza by a team led by Professor Paul Langford. His daughter Catherine takes an Eye of Ra medallion, also discovered at the site. She wears it for the rest of her life. (Stargate)
  • Birth of Halcyon Renard. He would grow up to become a scientist and a businessman. (Gargoyles)
  • Caleb awakens in a graveyard and proceeds to kill and destroy anything related to the Cabal, the cult of his former master. (Blood)
  • Walt Disney abandons Oswald the Rabbit after he leaves Universal Animation. He creates Mickey Mouse, who becomes one of the most famous and recognized animated characters in history. (Real Life and Epic Mickey)
  • Ben Jefferson is born. (Tenko)
  • Flash Harry Edwards is born. (St. Trinian's)
  • Angelita Carmen Guadalupe Cecelia Jimenez dies. (Quantum Leap)
  • In an Alternate Timeline, Franklin D. Roosevelt is a successful Hollywood film director. He is directing Dealer's Choice, which is the first talkie in this timeline as opposed to The Jazz Singer. Phineas Bogg and Jeffrey Jones travel back in time to 1924 to convince Roosevelt to enter politics instead of the film industry. (Voyagers!)
  • Alex Walker is born. (The Twilight Zone (1959))
  • Ricky Frost, who has been wrongly convicted of murder, is transported back in time to this year from 1986. He finds himself in Shaughnessy's Shamrock Club. Ricky decides to stay in 1928 rather than return to his own time. (The Twilight Zone (1985))
  • Edie Grant is born. (The Mary Tyler Moore Show)
  • In Eerie, Indiana, the second Harvest King is chosen to be sacrificed to the werewolf Mr. Chaney in order to ensure 13 years of good luck and low taxes. The town authorities claim that he moved to Spain. (Eerie, Indiana)

1929

  • January 8: Tess Doerner is born. (The 4400)
  • January 17: At the docks of Sweethaven, young Harold Hamgravy and Castor Oyl retain the services of a mysterious, slightly incoherent sailor man. (Popeye)
  • February 30: The Warner siblings (Yakko, Wakko, and Dot) are created by Warner Bros. Studios. (Animaniacs).
  • The Warner Bros. Animation studio produces its first short with its first star, Bosko, the Talk-Ink Kid. (Date from Real Life)
  • April 14: The RMS Titanic sinks and explodes after striking a derelict mine. (Chrononauts)
  • Johnny "K" Kelly tries to make money by selling his silence to gangster Mr. Luca after he witnesses Luca's gang carrying out a drive-by shooting. Luca shoots Kelly, who revives as an immortal. Duncan MacLeod teaches him the rules of The Game, but Kelly decides to ignore them. (Highlander: The Series)
  • Before October 29: Hugh Fitzcairn, now a very wealthy man, is poisoned for his fortune. Being immortal, he survives, but soon loses it all in the Wall Street Crash. (Highlander: The Series)
  • October 29: Black Tuesday. The Wall Street Crash of 1929 begins in earnest. Start of the Great Depression. (Real Life, Highlander: The Series)
  • November 9: As he is too shy to tell her that he loves her in person, Tripp McConnell writes a letter to Mary B. Carter telling her how he feels. However, as he is crossing the street to her house to deliver it, he is hit by a milk truck and killed. Mary never receives the letter, which was in a library book. Marshall Teller eventually finds it on November 10, 1991, causing Tripp's ghost to appear. (Eerie, Indiana)
  • December 25: Violet Polley is murdered in Philadelphia. (Cold Case)
  • The first Itchy & Scratchy cartoon is made, entitled Steamboat Itchy. (The Simpsons)
  • Private detective Johnny Garland meets Shania and teams up with her to investigate the sudden appearance of monsters. Elsewhere, a criminal who goes by "Killer" begins to follow a woman with mysterious powers, who he only calls "Lady." (Shadow Hearts: From the New World)
  • First adventures of Tintin. (Tintin)
  • The Shadow makes his first recorded appearance. (The Shadow)
  • After accidentally witnessing a Mafia showdown, two musicians called Joe and Jerry go into hiding, disguising themselves as women and joining an all-girl jazz band. (Some Like It Hot)
  • Groups of gangs, one side backed by vampires and the other by aliens, battle for control of New York. (Turf)
  • Detective Samuel Spade, of San Francisco, is shot and killed by his ex-partner's wife. (The Maltese Falcon)
  • While in Paris, Henry Morgan discovers that a sculptor friend has been abusing heroin. He later finds her overdosed. (Forever)
  • Karl Martin Baardsen, a teenage high school graduate living in a small Norwegian town, has to quit school because of his father´s shortcomings. He takes up work at a brick factory and stays there for almost a year. He joins the local union and begins to study socialist theory. (Borderland)
  • Donald Westphall is born. (St. Elsewhere)
  • Veronica Bliss becomes a Hollywood caterer. (Voyagers!)
  • Daisy Robertson is born. (Tenko)
  • Walter B. Ryder, Sr. dies. (The Twilight Zone (1959))
  • The six-year-old Henry Francis "Rocky" Valentine slaughters a dog who bit him. (The Twilight Zone (1959))

1920s

  • Sister Rosette Christopher and her demon partner Chrono work to fight off demons in New York City, while also looking for Rosette's long-lost brother Joshua. (Chrono Crusade)
  • Estimated birth of Gen in China. He would grow up to become a Master Assassin, an Old Master of the martial arts and eventually a Death Seeker. (Street Fighter Alphamore )
  • Estimated birth of George Taylor in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He would graduate West Point in 1941, serving as a pilot in both World War II and the Korean War, and later become an astronaut and a cynic. (Planet of the Apes (1968) and adaptations)
  • Jeff Myrtlebank comes back from the dead at his funeral. (The Twilight Zone (1959))
  • While on a walking tour through Central Europe, David Ellington seeks refuge in Wolfring Castle, which is occupied by the Brotherhood of Truth, in the midst of a storm. He soon discovers that a man is being held prisoner in the castle. When Ellington threatens to inform the police, the order's leader Brother Jerome tells him that the prisoner is not a man but the Devil. Ellington does not believe Brother Jerome and releases the prisoner. Unfortunately, it turns out that he was telling the truth. (The Twilight Zone (1959))
  • Richard "Dick" Whitman spoilers  is born. (Mad Men)
  • The Silent Movie Queen of the Nile starring Constance Taylor as Cleopatra VII is released. (The Twilight Zone (1959))

     1930 C.E. - 1939 C.E. 
Unknown date most likely in the 1930s
  • The entity currently known as Jones, then known as Elizabeth Langdon, is arrested due to the obvious discrepancy in her apparent age and the age she would logically be if she were who she claimed to be. (Gunnerkrigg Court)
  • Elijah Baker makes a Deal with the Devil that he will sacrifice men and make their corpses into scarecrows in exchange for his farm being prosperous. (Dark Harvest)
  • Country lawyer Atticus Finch defends a black man named Tom Robinson from a False Rape Accusation, only to be stonewalled by a racist system. (To Kill a Mockingbird)

1930

  • May 8: Pilot Amy Johnson lands in Baghdad during her record-setting flight from England to Australia. (Real Life) While there, she meets the Eleventh Doctor and Clara Oswald and helps them defeat the criminal Koragatta. (Doctor Who Magazine story "A Wing and a Prayer")
  • July 10: Marcus Cole and Stefan Richter discover the Well of the Furies. From the Well, they gain the powers that will eventually lead them to become Statesman and Lord Recluse, respectively. (City of Heroes)
  • August 10: Jock and Jason Ewing and Digger Barnes strike oil in Nacogdoces County, Texas. This leads directly to the formation of Ewing Oil and the decades long Barnes-Ewing feud. (Dallas)
  • September 2: Miskatonic University dispatches an expedition to Antarctica. (At the Mountains of Madness)
  • October 5:
    • On its maiden voyage to Karachi, the British airship R101 crashes in the vicinity of Beauvais, France, killing 48 people in the process. (Real Life)
    • The true mission of the R101 is to rendezvous with an alien race called the Triskele. Lieutenant-Colonel Frayling becomes their new Lawgiver and goes with them. The airship is attacked by a Vortisaur, a creature native to the Time Vortex, and everyone onboard is killing in the resulting crash. The Eighth Doctor alters history by saving Charlotte "Charley" Pollard, who was destined to die in the crash. He takes her as his companion. Charley's survival has severe ramifications for the Web of Time. (Big Finish Doctor Who)
  • November 1: The surviving Daleks from the Cult of Skaro regroup, growing human-Dalek hybrids and turning less intelligent people into pig-slaves. more  Donna's world in "Turn Left"  (Doctor Who)
  • December 11: The time travelers Phineas Bogg and Jeffrey Jones save Albert Einstein and his wife Elsa from being killed by a falling desk in New York City. (Voyagers!)
  • Rumours of a strange pyramid - neither Aztec nor Mayan - appearing in the jungles of the Yucatan Peninsula begin to circulate in the archaeological community. (Pathways into Darkness)
  • Edith Keeler, an idealistic social worker, is killed in an automobile accident. Alternate timeline (Star Trek: The Original Series)
  • Duncan MacLeod kills Richard Tarsis in a duel. Lucas Kagan takes the loss of his mentor/father figure very badly. (Highlander: The Series)
  • Scrooge McDuck, now the richest person in the world, gets into a fight with his family and breaks off contact with them for the next 17 years. (The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck)
  • The Warner Brothers and their sister Dot run amuck around the Warner Bros. Studios. The cartoon characters are eventually captured and locked up inside the studio's water tower for (most of) the next 63 years. (Animaniacs)
  • The turmoil of the Great Depression leads the Bellamy family to sell and move out of their home at Eaton Place. (Upstairs Downstairs)
  • Istanbul was Constantinople; now it's Istanbul, not Constantinople.
  • Birth of Pelafina Heather Lievre. (House of Leaves)
  • Karl Martin Baardsen moves to a middle-sized Norwegian city and takes up work as a journalist in the local socialist press. He covers the docking strike and the riots that occur when the strike-breakers are barred from work, and the interference of the state police and the coastal units of the regular army. He moves in with journalist Eyolf Berger and factory worker Inge Olsen. (Borderland)
  • Theresa McPhee is born. (The Outer Limits (1995))
  • Nadine is born in Hyder, Alaska. (Taken)
  • While playing golf, Peterson is struck by lightning and killed. He is eventually revived by a team of surgeons in May 1980. (Just Imagine)
  • The seven-year-old Henry Francis "Rocky" Valentine steals fourteen toys from a dime store. (The Twilight Zone (1959))
  • Dick Grayson is born. (Superman & Batman: Generations)
  • Jonah Summerfield I is born. He is the earliest known ancestor of Bernice Summerfield. (Bernice Summerfield)

1931

  • June: Thomas Campbell Brockless dies of a heart attack. (Torchwood)
  • October: Criminals working for crime lord Alphonse "Big Boy" Caprice murder Emil Truehart. Police detective Dick Tracy, fiancé of Emil's daughter Tess, swears revenge. Tracy and Big Boy would remain bitter enemies for decades. (Dick Tracy)
  • A train called by The Flying Pussyfoot is hijacked by two groups at the same time, one for the release of their leader, and the other for money from the train company. A group of delinquents attempting a train heist end up taking it upon themselves to rescue the train. Finally, a "monster" known as the Rail Tracer starts assassinating all the passengers. (Baccano!)
  • Vim!Pop is created, and is originally marketed as a health tonic, before being rebranded as a soft drink. (Fallout 4)
  • Mark Craig is born. (St. Elsewhere)
  • Mary E. Ryder dies. (The Twilight Zone (1959))
  • The eight-year-old Henry Francis "Rocky" Valentine forms a street gang called the Angels. (The Twilight Zone (1959))

1932

1933

  • January 5:
  • January:
    • James Bond begins his studies at Eton College. (SilverFin)
    • Bill Dunn, a homeless vagrant, is given telepathic abilities by Mad Scientist Professor Ernest Smalley. Dunn quickly becomes drunk with power and dubs himself "The Superman", intending to use his new powers to rule the world. However, the powers are temporary, and Dunn is left powerless after the serum wears off. (The Reign Of the Superman)
    • Stooge Viller successfully frames Dick Tracy for his own crimes, leading to Tracy retiring in disgrace and losing his fiancee Tess Truehart. Tracy is eventually able to clear his name and Viller is arrested. (Dick Tracy)
  • February 27:
    • The Reichstag in Berlin is set on fire. (Real Life)
    • Adolf Hitler perishes in the Reichstag Fire. In the afterlife, his brain is revived by Adam Savage of MythBusters, solely using technology that would have been available to the Nazis in 1933. Hitler's brain is sent back to Germany by the Head Death, where he resumes his leadership of the state. Nazi Science sneers at the implausibility of these events. (Irregular Webcomic!)
  • June: James Bond uncovers the headquarters of the secret society Millenaria in Sardinia. (Blood Fever)
  • Summer: Bertha George Palmer Haley dies. (Roots: The Next Generations)
  • December 5:
    • Prohibition is repealed with the ratification of the Twenty-First Amendment. (Real Life)
    • In an Alternate Universe, Prohibition is never repealed and remains in force until at least 1996. (Sliders)
  • December: Sir John Charnage attempts to smuggle Project Nemesis out of England. (Double or Die)
  • The giant ape Kong of Skull Island is captured and becomes an attraction in New York City. The ape escapes and climbs the Empire State Building with his object of love. more  (King Kong (1933))
  • Rick O'Connell and allies battle Imhotep again. (The Mummy Returns)
  • Bosko The Talk-Ink Kid stars in his last short for Warner Bros. The rise of other characters (including Porky Pig in 1935) ends his career at Warner Bros., with Bosko moving to MGM to make some shorts for the next several years, before disappearing from public view for the next several decades. (Looney Tunes, Tiny Toon Adventures, Real Life).
  • In New York City, an orphan girl named Annie is adopted by billionaire industrialist Oliver Warbucks, on Christmas in the Broadway musical and 1999 movie versions and on the Fourth of July in the 1982 movie version. (Annie)
  • Lobster Johnson investigates several mysterious murders, tied to neurological experiments. (Lobster Johnson: Satan Smells a Rat)
  • In Glenn Cove, Long Island, recently pardoned mob boss Tony Masso is pursued by Lobster Johnson. Desperate for protection, he strikes a deal with a demon to beat the Lobster. (Lobster Johnson: Tony Masso's Finest Hour)
  • In Chinatown, Lobster Johnson chases after a mystic Japanese spy called the Crimson Lotus. (Lobster Johnson: A Scent of Lotus)
  • Lobster Johnson "attends" the unrolling of a mummy. (Lobster Johnson: The Prayer of Neferu)
  • Barney Hopkins' show is shut down by creditors because there's a depression going on. Songwriter Brad Roberts falls in love with a performer named Polly and finances a new show produced by Hopkins, to Brad's rich family's chagrin. Some additional gold digging and a bunch of elaborate stage numbers all ensues. (Gold Diggers of 1933)
  • Joseph Reardon is born. (The Outer Limits (1963))
  • Thelma Lou Dickey is born. (Quantum Leap)
  • Suzy Rankin is born. (Tenko)
  • Jabez Stone is born. (St. Elsewhere)
  • Dorothy Livingston begins teaching at a school in West Virginia. She discovers that one of her students, Micah Frost, cares for his 140-year-old great-great-great-grandfather. Micah manages to keep him alive by telling him stories. (The Twilight Zone (1985))
  • The film Farewell Without Tears starring Barbara Jean Trenton and Jerry Hearndan is released. (The Twilight Zone (1959))
  • Murray Slaughter is born. (The Mary Tyler Moore Show)

1934

  • January 7: The 20th Phantom survives a murder attempt in Tangiers. He gives a gold coin bearing the Good Mark to his young friend Hamid, but it is quickly stolen by a pickpocket. (Phantom 2040)
  • February: James Bond and Precious Stone become the first people ever to pass the Avenue of Death in Lagrimas Negras. (Hurricane Gold)
  • May 23: Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow are gunned down by the police on a rural road in Bienville Parish, Louisiana. (Bonnie and Clyde and real life)
  • June 4: James Bond foils an assassination attempt against King George V at Eton. (By Royal Command)
  • June 15: Al Calavicci is born. (Quantum Leap)
  • Summer: Martin Sloan, an unhappy 36-year-old advertising executive from 1959 who regards the summers of his childhood as the best times of his life, is transported back in time to his home town of Homewood. He meets himself as an eleven-year-old boy and tries to tell him to cherish every moment of his youth. (The Twilight Zone (1959))
  • September 17: An agent of Rittenhouse attempts to assassinate the 17-year-old John F. Kennedy but he is prevented from doing so by Lucy Preston, Wyatt Logan and Rufus Carlin. Kennedy is brought forward in time to 2018. (Timeless)
  • September: John-Boy Walton begins his studies at Boatwright University. (The Waltons)
  • November: Safecracker and demolitions expert Boris Arson begins his criminal activities. He would prove to be a persistent foe for Dick Tracy. (Dick Tracy)
  • Flash Gordon first battles the forces of Ming the Merciless. (Flash Gordon)
  • Confederate veteran Jake Featherson is elected President of the CSA. He quickly begins consolidating power and turning the Confederacy into a fascist state and formulates a plan of "Population Reduction" concerning the CSA's blacks. (Timeline-191)
  • Birth of Donovan "Skipper" Maddox. He would grow up to become an astronaut. (Beneath the Planet of the Apes and adaptations)
  • Birth of Zoe Kuryakin in New York. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • In New York City, Lobster Johnson finds himself at odds with both the NYPD and radio-controlled slaves. (Lobster Johnson: Get the Lobster!)
  • Don Vito Corleone decides to rid New York City of more freelance criminals, resulting in a three year mob war. An Irish gunman successfully shoots Don Corleone, but Corleone survives, and ultimately the Corelone family wins the war. (The Godfather)
  • Diane Brown (later McBride) and Leslie Ashton are born. (Quantum Leap)
  • Harry and Anita Klein are married. (St. Elsewhere)
  • Tony Newman is born. (The Time Tunnel)
  • The film A Night in Paris starring Barbara Jean Trenton is released. (The Twilight Zone (1959))

1935

1936

  • February 23: In an Alternate Timeline, President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Edith Keeler confer on her plan of action for assisting the needy. Keeler is the leader of a political movement calling for pacifism and social reforms. Her ideas eventually lead to the United States not participating in World War II, leading to a Nazi victory. (Star Trek: The Original Series)
  • August 1: The survival or death of Adolf Hitler at the opening ceremony of the Berlin Olympic Games becomes a major point of contention among time travelers from multiple potential futures as each tries to reverse the work of its predecessors. (Chrononauts)
  • August: The 22nd Century time traveler Ava visits the Berlin Olympic Games in order to observe the travel patterns of people from this era. (The Flipside of Dominick Hide)
  • Summer: While driving through Kansas, a boy named Doug and his aunt Neva encounter a great evil in the form of a young boy. (The Twilight Zone (1985))
  • September: A group of masked criminals known as the Purple Cross Gang embark on a crime spree, robbing several banks in a row before turning on each other over the loot. Their leader is the last one left and is killed in a shootout with his former colleague Baldy. The leader is revealed to have been ex-politician "Shirtsleeve" Skelton. (Dick Tracy)
  • November 3:
  • Indiana Jones journeys to Egypt to find the Ark of the Covenant and prevent it from falling into Nazi hands. (Raiders of the Lost Ark)
  • Megas, traveling back from 3037, lands in a Jersey City junkyard. (Megas XLR)
  • Three members of the Den-O team are briefly stranded in this year, where they disguise themselves by possessing Jiro, Ramon, and Riki, members of three of the Demon Races. (Chō Kamen Rider Den-O and Decade: The Onigashima Warship)
  • Amanda works as a cabaret singer in Berlin, where she steals forged money plates used by the German authorities to produce counterfeit dollars. She also helps Duncan MacLeod smuggle a physicist out of the country after he is betrayed by a double agent. (Highlander: The Series)
  • Birth of Charles Canmore to Aron Canmore and an unnamed mother. He would grow up to become a Hunter. (Gargoyles)
  • Birth of Jeffrey MacClain Robbins. He would lose his eyesight while serving in the Vietnam War but still go on to become a published author. By the 1990s, he would be a close friend to Hudson. (Gargoyles)
  • Birth of John Oldcastle / "Falstaff". He would grow up to become a master thief and a member of the Illuminati. (Gargoyles)
  • Former parlormaid Rose Buck returns to 165 Eaton Place to oversee a new staff of servants after a new family moves into her former place of employment. (Upstairs Downstairs)
  • The SCP Foundation acquires a mass transit ticket that sends its users to Hell. (SCP Foundation)
  • Rick Blaine fights on the Republican side in the Spanish Civil War. (Casablanca)
  • Richard Endicott dies of pleurisy. (St. Elsewhere)
  • Tim Fox is born. (Quantum Leap)
  • Jor-El is born on Krypton. (Smallville)
  • Esther Fortune is born. (The Twilight Zone (1959))
  • Valentina Orlova is exiled to Siberia. (The Twilight Zone (1985))
  • The ten-year-old Jackie Rhoades is dared by his friends to steal their teacher's locket during a class picnic. This marks the beginning of his life of crime. (The Twilight Zone (1959))
  • Fitzgerald "Fitz" Kreiner is born. (Eighth Doctor Adventures)
  • The architect Frank Reich, whose buildings are considered to be among the ugliest ever built, dies. (The Mary Tyler Moore Show)
  • Hannah Zgierski is born. (The Outer Limits (1995))
  • Ernst Ganz is sent to the concentration camp Dachau. He remains a prisoner there until 1945. (The Twilight Zone (1959))
  • The film Trails West starring Pamela Morris and John Bradley is released. (The Twilight Zone (1959))

1937

  • March 10: H.P. Lovecraft opens a portal to Purgatory. Several creatures escape one of which possesses his maid Eleanor and thereafter called herself Dr. Elle Visyak. Another of the creatures kills Lovecraft five days later. (Supernatural)
  • After March 16: On his deathbed, Albert Wilmarth forms the Wilmarth Foundation to battle Mythos activity. (The Burrowers Beneath)
  • April 6: Alan Ellis is born. (Torchwood)
  • May 6:
    • The German airship Hindenburg crashes while attempting to dock in Manchester Township, New Jersey, killing 36 people. (Real Life)
    • A bomb is discovered on the Hindenburg. The saboteur  is not discovered. (Chrononauts)
  • July 2: The Briori, an alien race, abduct over 300 humans from Earth to use them as a slave force. Among them are Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan. (Star Trek: Voyager)
  • September: The Citizen Crime Fighting Act is passed in Paragon City, authorizing vigilante arrest of criminals. (City of Heroes)
  • October: A faceless man known as "The Blank" embarks on a killing spree, shooting several known gang members before being apprehended by Dick Tracy. Unmasked, The Blank turns out to be criminal Frankie Redrum, who had been horribly disfigured in a prison escape. The killings were revenge for his former criminal associates shunning him for his new disfigurements. Redrum is sentenced to life in prison. (Dick Tracy)
  • In New York City, Professors Kyriakos and Helena Gallaragas create a suit of Powered Armor capable of harnessing vril energy (the same energy used by the Hyperborians). more  (Lobster Johnson: The Iron Prometheus)
  • Private investigator Jake Gittes is hired by a woman claiming to be Evelyn Mulwray, the wife of the city's water commissioner to prove that her husband is having an affair. (Chinatown)
  • Immortals Duncan MacLeod and Kage work as reporters, covering the Spanish Civil War from the front lines. Kage betrays Duncan to the fascists for money. (Highlander: The Series)
  • General Tapioca, the dictator of the South American republic of San Theodoros, is overthrown by his rival General Alcazar. (Tintin)
  • The vampire known as the Master is imprisoned under Sunnydale. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Rachel O'Connor, the current Slayer, is recruited by the OSS to prevent Nazis from transferring a powerful djinn from New York to Berlin. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Daffy Duck stars in his first short for Warner Bros. (Looney Tunes)
  • Stephen "Mitch" Mitchell is born. (Journey into Space)
  • Gordon Endicott is born. (St. Elsewhere)
  • Trudy Calavicci and Arnold Watkins are born. (Quantum Leap)
  • Taro "Arthur" Takamori is born. (The Twilight Zone (1959))
  • The eleven-year-old Jackie Rhoades and his friends break into a grocery store. Jackie is caught and spends the next eleven months in a reform school. (The Twilight Zone (1959))
  • Ida and Rhoda Morgenstern are married. (The Mary Tyler Moore Show)
  • Joe and Phyllis Britt are married. (The Twilight Zone (1959))

1938

  • February 28: Maia Rutledge is born. (The 4400)
  • April 18:
    • The first public appearance of Superman. (DC Comics)
    • Doc Brown time travels to this date to pick up several copies of Action Comics #1, with the intent to sell one to finance a hover conversion and Mr. Fusion upgrade in 2015. (Back to the Future)
    • Jonathan "Jono" Quick buys a copy of Action Comics #1. He keeps it in his possession until 1986 when he sells it for at least $20,000. (Amazing Stories)
  • June 16: The Time Traveller, along with Nebogipfel and Moses, are brought to this date by the Raglan, and are taken to London, which is now covered by a dome. (The Time Ships)
  • June 19-21: The time travelers Phineas Bogg and Jeffrey Jones convince Joe Louis not to retire from boxing. (Voyagers!)
  • June 22: Joe Louis knocks out Max Schmeling in Yankee Stadium and retains his title as world heavyweight boxing champion. (Real Life) The time travelers Phineas Bogg and Jeffrey Jones are in attendance. (Voyagers!)
  • August 21: Jacob Carter is born. (Stargate SG-1)
  • September 19: Hector Canfield is born. (It's About Time)
  • October 30:
  • September: Anni Sonnenblume becomes the Slayer and also rebels against the Nazis. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • November 9: Hilla "Hilly" Doehner is born. (Quantum Leap)
  • November: James Thurrold Player dies. (Colditz)
  • December: The Lobster's career as a vigilante ends, as he is recruited by the US military to head several top-secret missions. (Lobster Johnson: The Iron Prometheus)
  • Indiana Jones searches for his missing father and the Holy Grail in various places in Europe. (Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade)
  • First appearance of the Crimson Avenger. (DC Comics)
  • Zatara first fights crime. (DC Comics)
  • Nazi soldiers enter the Sleeping God's pyramid. All are killed. (Pathways into Darkness)
  • Duncan MacLeod tries to smuggle Niva, a political dissident and his current girlfriend, out of the USSR. He fails, and she is left to the mercy of Stalin. (Highlander: The Series)
  • Syd Langkowski shoots his gangster brother, Joey, as well as Duncan MacLeod. (Highlander: The Series)
  • Duncan meets Linda Plager, a freelance photographer. They soon fall in love. (Highlander: The Series)
  • Birth of the gargoyles Jade and Turquesa in the Mayan Clan. (Gargoyles)
  • Birth of the gargoyle Yama of the Ishimura Clan of Japan. (Gargoyles)
  • The creators of the stone mask awaken. (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure)
  • Birth of John Christopher Brent in New York City. He would grow up to become a pilot. (Beneath the Planet of the Apes and adaptations)
  • Atomic Robo, promised U.S. citizenship in exchange for his services, interrupts Baron Heinrich von Helsingard's experiments in a secret Himalayan base. (Atomic Robo)
  • Professional barnstormer Cliff Secord of Los Angeles discovers and adapts a personal jet-pack designed by Howard Hughes. (The Rocketeer)
  • Dr. Elwin Ransom of Cambridge vanishes during a hiking trip and is presumed missing for the greater part of a year. (The Space Trilogy)
  • Jonah Vogelbaum defects from Nazi Germany and gives early Compound V and Stormfront to Vought-American. (The Boys)
  • Lobster Johnson investigates the deaths of several scientists employed by Zinco-Davis Laboratories. (Lobster Johnson: The Killer in My Skull)
  • A spaceship containing an infant named Kal-L crash-lands in a Ukrainian collective. The boy grows up to become Superman, the greatest hero of the Soviet Union. (Superman: Red Son)
  • The Martians invade Earth, destroying all of its major cities and killing millions of people. Superman is killed fighting the invaders. However, his sacrifice allows Lex Luthor to determine that disrupting their anti-gravity will topple their tripods and expose the Martians to Earth's bacteria, for which they have no defense. As Adolf Hitler and Josef Stalin were killed during the invasion, Germany and the former Soviet Union adopt vaguely democratic governments. The same is true of Italy and Japan. On the other hand, the British Union of Fascists leader Oswald Mosley becomes the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Since Franklin D. Roosevelt was likewise killed by the Martian onslaught, John Nance Garner succeeds him as U.S. President with Luthor as his Vice President. (Superman: War of the Worlds)
  • Salvadore Ross is born. (The Twilight Zone (1959))
  • On Earth 10, a spaceship containing a Kryptonian infant named Kal-L crash-lands in the Sudetenland. Raised by Adolf Hitler, he becomes Overman as an adult and helps Nazi Germany conquer Earth. (DC Comics)
  • Adolf Hitler is assassinated by a group of German generals as part of a plot to prevent the outbreak of war. Hermann Göring succeeds him and remains in power until at least 1953. (Alternate Presidents)

1939

  • January 1: Top German physicist Ernst Oemingnote  is blown up in his car, destroying all his notes. A group of Nazi scientists and parascientists at Hunte Castle, having made contact with the Ogdru Hem, decide to use his remains in their project. (Hellboy: Conqueror Worm)
  • March 21: note The secret Nazi space project at Hunte Castle sends the undead bodynote  of Ernst Oeming into space, in hopes that his corpse would serve as a host for one of the space-bound Ogdru Hem. The launch is interrupted by a US recon team led by Lobster Johnson, and goes off prematurely, causing an explosion and fire that tears through the entire castle and kills everyone present,note  causing the Nazis to abandon the site and the Allies to overlook it. note  (Hellboy: Conqueror Worm)
  • April: Mary Richards is born in Roseburg, Minnesota. (The Mary Tyler Moore Show)
  • Before May 1: Alex Haley drops out of Alcorn State University. (Roots: The Next Generations)
  • May: The first public appearance of Batman. (DC Comics)
  • June 13: On the day of her engagement party, 18-year-old Anne Henderson is chased by a screaming woman while riding a horse around her family's property. She is very shaken by the incident. Her fiancé Robert Blake jokes that it is a bad omen for their impending marriage. That night, Anne runs away with her ex-fiancé (and childhood friend) David Mitchell. Her marriage to David proves to be a disaster as he becomes an abusive wastrel who runs the Henderson family estate into the ground and turns Anne into an alcoholic. After riding around the soon to be repossessed property in 1964, Anne realises that the screaming woman that she saw 25 years earlier was her older self who was trying to warn her about marrying David. (The Twilight Zone (1959))
  • June:
    • Superman smashes a racketeer operation called The Cab Protective League, and encounters the sinister Ultra-Humanite for the first time. (DC Comics)
    • Thompson graduates from the Rock Spring School for Boys. (The Twilight Zone (1959))
  • August 11: Sadie Douglas is raped and murdered in Philadelphia. (Cold Case)
  • August:
  • September 1: Germany invades Poland, starting World War II. (Real Life) A troupe of hammy Polish actors is affected. (To Be or Not to Be)
  • September 4: The RMS Goliath, an ocean liner is attacked by a German U-Boat.more  (Goliath Awaits)
  • October 9: Ken Barlow is born. (Coronation Street)
  • October 31, at 8:05 PM: At the Hollywood Tower Hotel, five peoplemore  disappear after lightning strikes the elevator they were riding on.spoiler  Soon after, the hotel is shut down. (The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror ride and Tower of Terror TV movie adaptation)
  • October: Shauna Louise Allen is born. (The Twilight Zone (1985))
  • December: Helen Rosenthal is born. (St. Elsewhere)
  • Baseball season: Roy Hobbs joins the New York Knights baseball club as a 35-year-old rookie. His borderline supernatural hitting talent brings the Knights out of a losing streak. He also temporarily romances Memo Paris, reconnects with his first love Iris Gaines, and returns a bribe to throw the World Series. However, his old bullet injury flares up, and he splinters his beloved "Wonderboy" bat during the last at-bat of the World Series. (The Natural novel and movie)
    • Using another bat, Hobbs strikes out in the last at-bat of the World Series, losing the Series for the Knights. News of the bribe emerges and everyone thinks Hobbs was in on it after all. Disgraced, Hobbs' name is erased from the history books. The Bad Guy Wins full ownership of the Knights. (The Natural novel)
    • Using another bat, Hobbs hits a home run into the lights during the last at-bat of the World Series, winning the Series for the Knights. Pop Fisher wins full ownership of the Knights. Everyone lives Happily Ever After. (The Natural movie)
  • At a New York press conference, Prof. Phineas Horton presents his "synthetic man" to the public. To everyone's alarm, though, the "Human Torch" bursts into flame when exposed to air. (Marvel Comics)
  • Giant robots constructed by the mysterious Dr. Totenkopf abduct scientists from around the world in order to construct a superweapon and a rocket capable of space travel. Freelance aeronaut Harry "Sky Captain" Sullivan thwarts Totenkopf's plan with assistance from the Royal Air Force. (Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow)
  • Ozwell Spencer, James Marcus, and Edward Ashford graduate from university. (Resident Evil 0)
  • An amphibious humanoid calling himself "Namor" wreaks havoc along the Manhattan shoreline. Reporters from the local Bugle newspaper dub him the Sub-Mariner. (Marvel Comics)
  • Wesley Dodds becomes the Sandman. (DC Comics)
  • Dan Garret becomes the original Blue Beetle. (DC Comics)
  • Birth of Ralph Offenhouse. He would grow up to become a financier. Being subject to cryogenic stasis, Ralph was still alive in the 24th century. (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
  • Linda Plager breaks up with Duncan MacLeod to concentrate on her photography. (Highlander: The Series)
  • Joseph Joestar fights and defeats the Pillar Men, the creators of the stone mask. more  (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure)
  • Tintin saves the small Eastern European kingdom of Syldavia from a takeover by their Fascist neighbour Borduria. (Tintin)
  • Estimated birth of Maryann Stewart. She would grow up to become a respected biological researcher and an astronaut. (Planet of the Apes (1968) and adaptationsmore )
  • Birth of Asha Sayre in Port Buck, Florida. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Investigator Philip Marlowe uncovers a series of scandals and crimes at the Sternwood mansion in Los Angeles. (The Big Sleep)
  • A singing and dancing cat named Danny takes Hollywood by storm, much to the chagrin of deranged child actress Darla Dimple. (Cats Don't Dance)
  • A dog named Charlie B. Barkin escapes from heaven and befriends Anne-Marie, a human orphan who can talk to animals. (All Dogs Go to Heaven)
  • John and Martha Bodie and a dingo hunter are abducted from the Australian Outback and brought to Mars. (Journey into Space)
  • John Ross "J.R." Ewing II is born. (Dallas)
  • Cheryl Wilson, Connie Duncan, Billie Jean Crockett, Neil Lindhurst and Will Kinman are born. (Quantum Leap)
  • After being sent back in time millions of years, Global Airlines Flight 33 attempts to return to its native time of 1961 but does not come back far enough. The plane arrives during the 1939 New York World's Fair. Although running low on fuel, it makes another attempt to get home to 1961. (The Twilight Zone (1959))
  • Denis Nealey is born. (St. Elsewhere)
  • Andre Toulon commits suicide to escape the Nazis. (Puppet Master)
  • Alan Turing is hired to crack the Nazi enigma code. (Real Life and The Imitation Game)
  • A group of gangsters are hired to assassinate Adolf Hitler. They succeed, but are killed in the process and the German government uses a body double to continue the war. (Hitler, Dead or Alive)

1930s

  • The Great Depression and the global economic crisis aren't resolved by the USA or Nazi Germany. (The Shape of Things to Come)
  • Edward Blake first appears as the Comedian. (Watchmen)
  • A time-traveling Professor Hubert J. Farnsworth attempts to assassinate Adolf Hitler. He manages to kill the Hitler of one universe and the Eleanor Roosevelt of another. What effect this had on the two timelines is uncertain. (Futurama)
  • On Earth-C, famed archaeologist Oklahoma Bones has various adventures, including discovering the Lost Aardvark. He also has an adventure on Easter Bunny Island against several Ratzis. (Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew!)

     1940 C.E. - 1945 C.E. 

1940

  • January 2: Lennie Briscoe is born. (Law & Order)
  • January: Tensions break out between Nazi Germany and Poland at Danzig and being evenly matched leads to a long drawn out ten-year war. (The Shape of Things to Come)
  • March: Simon Carter and Cathy Devenish are married. (Colditz)
  • April:
    • Batman takes on a sidekick, Robin, the Boy Wonder. (DC Comics)
    • Ruthless Mad Scientist and war profiteer Lex Luthor battles Superman for the first time. (DC Comics)
    • A mysterious criminal known only as The Joker first appears in Gotham City. (DC Comics)
    • Batman first encounters a jewel thief and master of disguise known as "The Cat", who later changes her name to "Catwoman". (DC Comics)
    • Jerome Trohs AKA The Midget comes to police attention for his criminal activities, but he proves to be elusive. He's eventually scalded to death by his own accomplice Mama for abandoning her to the police. (Dick Tracy)
  • June 2: Shortly after the violent death and burial of criminologist Denny Colt, an anonymous masked vigilante declares war on the criminals of Central City. (The Spirit)
  • June 14: Paris falls to the Nazis. (Real Life) As Ilsa Lund and Rick Blaine are preparing to flee Paris, Ilsa learns that her husband Victor Laszlo is still alive. She leaves Rick without explanation. (Casablanca)
  • June 19: George makes his second stop on his journey into the future. Arriving in the middle of an air raid, he is appalled by the flying machines being used as weapons of war overhead. He soon realizes that this is a different war to the one that was being fought when he made his first stop on September 13, 1917. (The Time Machine (1960))
  • September 6-8: The Blitz begins. (Real Life)
  • September 7:
    • Sophie Cartensen, the current Slayer, is killed by Spike in Spain. Isabel Cortés becomes the Slayer, and is killed by Skrymir four minutes later. Eleanor Boudreau becomes the Slayer. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
    • Duncan MacLeod tries to save the live of journalist Diane Terrin, but they end up trapped in a building with a gas leak. Diane dies in Duncan's arms. (Highlander: The Series)
    • The gargoyle Griff of the London Clan tries to defend his hometown during the Blitz. He disappears mysteriously and considered deceased, but actually travelled forward in time to the year 1996. (Gargoyles)
  • September 12: James Edward Whitaker claims that this is his date of birth. However, he was actually born on September 12, 1893. (Journey into Space)
  • September 14: Skrymir is killed by Eleanor Boudreau and potential Slayer Ariana de la Croix. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • November 5:
  • December 25:
  • December: A Berserker pendant goes missing in the devastation of Park Vale Barracks. (The Sarah Jane Adventures)
  • Jay Garrick becomes The Flash. (DC Comics)
  • Carter Hall becomes Hawkman. (DC Comics)
  • Billy Batson becomes Captain Marvel. (DC Comics)
  • Jim Corrigan becomes The Spectre. (DC Comics)
  • Rex Tyler becomes Hourman. (DC Comics)
  • Kent Nelson becomes Doctor Fate. (DC Comics)
  • Alan Scott becomes Green Lantern. (DC Comics)
  • The Human Torch battles the Sub-Mariner. (Marvel Comics)
  • The Justice Society of America forms. (DC Comics)
  • A group of children travel through a magic wardrobe to the land of Narnia. (The Chronicles of Narnia)
  • Novice witch Miss Price takes in three children evacuated from London, and winds up taking them on a magical adventure. (Bedknobs and Broomsticks)
  • After seeing his friend killed before his eyes, Sean Devlin escapes Germany. He is recruited by the French Resistance and the British Special Operations Executive to fight back against Nazis, sabotage their operations, and (literally) bring color to a German-occupied, black and white France. (The Saboteur)
  • Birth of the werewolf Jonathan "Jon" Talbain/Gallon in England. (Darkstalkers)
  • Atomic Robo serves with the Flying Tigers in Chengkung, China. (Atomic Robo)
  • Bugs Bunny stars in his first short for Warner Bros. He quickly becomes the studio's most successful star, eclipsing Porky Pig and Daffy Duck. (Looney Tunes, Real Life)
  • Jerry manages to get Jasper kicked out of the house. Mammy Two-Shoes then gets a new cat—Tom. (Tom and Jerry)
  • Stooge Viller dies in prison from the effects of gangrene. (Dick Tracy)
  • Eva Panzini is born. (Quantum Leap)
  • The film Queen of the Nile starring Pamela Morris as Cleopatra VII is released. (The Twilight Zone (1959))
  • Edward Hall develops a rheumatic heart at 15 years old. (The Twilight Zone (1959))
  • Ed Lindsay and Vinnie Brown meet in a boarding house and soon fall in love. He proposes to her but the wedding is put off when Ed's mother becomes ill. By the time that his mother dies, it is too late. (The Twilight Zone (1959))
  • In Eerie, Indiana, the third Harvest King is chosen to be sacrificed to the werewolf Mr. Chaney in order to ensure 13 years of good luck and low taxes. The town authorities claim that he moved to Spain. (Eerie, Indiana)

1941

  • January 5: Amy Johnson crash lands in the Thames Estuary, and is presumed dead when her body isn't found. (Real Life) However, the reason her body isn't found is because she is rescued by the Eleventh Doctor and Clara Oswald, who transport her to the planet Cornucopia in the present day so that she can live out the rest of her life. (Doctor Who Magazine story "A Wing and a Prayer")
  • January: A member of the Time Agency steals the late Captain Jack Harkness's identity. He then tries to con other Time Agents into selling a doomed Chula warship for a profit. more  "Jack" joins the TARDIS. (Torchwood, Doctor Who)
  • The first meeting between Tintin and Captain Haddock. (Tintin)
  • Before March 13: Dumbo flies to fame as the world's only flying elephant. (Dumbo)
  • March 13: The News Bulletin runs the headline "Wonder Elephant Soars To Fame". Other stories include "Britain in Greatest Offensive", "Rain Grounds Flying Unit", "Mediation Plan Submitted To President", and "Knox Discounts Strike Peril". (Dumbo)
  • June 7: Clyde Langer is thrown through time to find the rare metal chronostene, and discovers a Nazi plot on the shores of Britain. (The Sarah Jane Adventures)
  • June:
    • Kaiser Wilhelm II dies, and France, Russia and Britain invade Germany, hoping to capitalize on the confusion to regain territory and prestige lost in the Great War. The Confederate States launches a sudden all-out attack on the USA, beginning the Second Great War. (Timeline-191)
    • Artie Beechcroft graduates from the Rock Spring School for Boys. (The Twilight Zone (1959))
  • September 10: Norwegian union leaders Rolf Wickstrøm and Viggo Hansteen is executed by the Nazis. A young factory worker, Harald Silju, decides to join the resistance movement soon after (We Leave for England).
  • October through December: The exploits of the German U-boat U-96. (Das Boot)
  • November 22: Rustin Parr, a hermit from Burkittsville, Maryland, is hanged for the murders of seven children. (The Blair Witch Project)
  • Before December: Zebulon Walton dies. (The Waltons)
  • December 5: Ensign Janowski and Edna are married. (The Time Element)
  • December 7:
    • Japanese warships bomb Pearl Harbor. America gets pissed off and enters World War II. (Real Life)
    • The USS West Virginia is saved by Pvt. Thomas Conlin and other Marines and sailors from sinking, with them also fending off part of the Second Japanese attack wave by shooting down and damaging several Japanese planes (Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault)
    • At Pearl Harbor, the Japanese target an American love triangle. (Pearl Harbor [film])
    • In the aftermath of Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt forms all active superheroes on US soil (including the Justice Society, the Seven Soldiers of Victory, and others) into a new team, the All-Star Squadron. (DC Comics)
    • Commander Anthony Newman, Sr. is killed in the attack. However, his seven-year-old son Tony is saved by his future self from 1968. (The Time Tunnel)
    • The time travelers Phineas Bogg and Jeffrey Jones, with the help of an Army intelligence officer named Jackie Knox, prevent General Douglas MacArthur from being killed in the attack, setting history back on its proper course. (Voyagers!)
    • Peter Jenson, a time traveller from 1958, is killed in the attack. Only two days after his marriage to Edna, Ensign Janoski, a junior engineering officer aboard the U.S.S. Arizona, dies when the ship is sunk. (The Time Element)
    • Dr. Curtis Willard is reported to have been killed in the attack. However, his wife Mary Ellen Walton learns in 1945 that he is alive and well in Florida living under the name Curtis Packer. (The Waltons)
    • Michael Corleone quits college and enlists in the Marines in response to the attack, which takes place on his father Vito's 50th birthday. (The Godfather Part II)
    • The Confederate States launches a preemptive strike on Japan, destroying two naval bases and bombing Kyoto. (C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America)
    • Dickie Weiss, an ensign aboard the U.S.S. Arizona, sacrifices his life to save twelve other men trapped in the boiler room during the attack. (The Twilight Zone (1959))
  • December 8: Hitler and Tojo use the Spear of Destiny and Holy Grail respectively to cast a mystical spell covering all Axis controlled territories. Any superhero based on or sensitive to magic (such as the Spectre, Green Lantern, or Superman) entering Axis territory will fall under their sway. This effectively keeps the more powerful heroes from direct involvement with the war in Europe and the Pacific. (All-Star Squadron, DC Comics)
  • December 10: Norwegian union men Wiggo Hansteen and Rolf Wickstrøm is executed by the Nazi government in Norway. (Real Life) This event causes a young worker, Harald Silju, to join the resistance. (We Leave for England)
  • December 25: Santa Claus makes his delivery with just six reindeer and a drunken elf. The elf falls out over Lake Geneva and is never seen again. (Arthur Christmas)
  • December:
    • Czech Resistance leader Victor Laszlo and his wife, Ilsa Lund arrive in Casablanca to get passports so they can escape to the U.S. With the help of American expatriate and cafe owner Rick Blaine, they manage to escape. (Casablanca)
    • A Japanese sub searches for "Horrywood" just as Californians are getting paranoid about the possibility of an Axis invasion. Hilarity Ensues. (1941)
    • Rhoda Morgenstern is born in the Bronx. (Rhoda)
    • The US Navy submarine 714 is commissioned. (The Twilight Zone (1959))
  • First appearance of Aquaman. (DC Comics)
  • Steve Rogers becomes Captain America. (Marvel Comics)
  • The Blackhawks begin their adventures. (DC Comics)
  • Oliver Queen becomes Green Arrow. (DC Comics)
  • Eel O'Brian becomes Plastic Man. (DC Comics)
  • Ted Knight becomes Starman. (DC Comics)
  • Wonder Woman first appears. (DC Comics)
  • Batman first battles the Penguin. (DC Comics)
  • The first version of the Seven Soldiers of Victory forms. (DC Comics)
  • Winston Churchill invites the Eleventh Doctor and Amy to meet Professor Bracewell and his Ironside creations to fight in World War II. more  (Doctor Who)
  • Publishing tycoon Charles Foster Kane dies in his mansion, Xanadu. (Citizen Kane)
  • The Race's invasion fleet arrives over Tosev 3. Reconnaissance flights are dismissed by the natives as radar artifacts, while the Race is stunned by the technological advances of just a few centuries. (Worldwar)
  • Estimated birth of John Landon. He would grow up to become a scientist and an astronaut. He reportedly "wanted to live forever". (Planet of the Apes (1968) and adaptationsmore )
  • Japanese forces obtain a copy of Jan Vanderhaven's work, and get the idea to weaponise zombies. (The Zombie Survival Guide)
  • Éamon de Valera orders the formation of a covert anti-Nazi force of masked vigilantes and meta-humans. (The League of Volunteers)
  • Nazis successfully summon Bochanach in Wexford, but fail to control him. (The League of Volunteers)
  • Idealistic playwright Barton Fink is hired by Capital Pictures to write a wrestling movie. (Barton Fink)
  • Janni Dakkar and Broad Arrow Jack sneak into the Berlin Metropolis to rescue their son-in-law Armand Robut from Adenoid Hynkel's forces, only to find Hynkel has allied with their old enemy Ayesha. With the help of the turncoat Dr Mabuse, they manage to save Armand, but Jack sacrifices himself in the process. In revenge, Janni kills Ayesha along with Dr Caligari and the robot Maria, and levels Metropolis using Roburs airship The Terror. (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Nemo - Rose of Berlin)
  • Andrew "Jet" Morgan is born. (Journey into Space)
  • U.S. President Robert Taft signs a peace treaty with Japan. (Dominion)
  • Oskar Schindler uses his position as a factory owner in Nazi Germany to make sure as many Jews survive The Holocaust as he can. (Schindler's List and Real Life)
  • Holly Schaeffer is born. (Night Gallery)

1942

  • January 7: Roberta Powers is born. (Saved by the Bell: The New Class)
  • January 20: The new German government repeals the Nuremberg race laws, restoring full citizenship to German Jews. (Chrononauts)
  • January: Racketeer B.B Eyes clashes with Dick Tracy, seeking revenge for his dead brother Jaques. B.B Eyes seemingly drowns in the city river at the conclusion of a high-speed chase after getting stuck in a tire. (Dick Tracy)
  • March 1: Second Battle of the Java Sea results in the sinking of heavy cruiser HMS Exeter and destroyers HMS Encounter and USS Pope. (Real Life) Fleeing the battle, destroyers USS Walker and USS Mahan more  encounter a space-time distortion resembling a rain squall and cross to an alternate Earth where humanity never evolved. They form an alliance with the native Lemurians against the voracious Grik. (Destroyermen)
  • April 1: Dennis Tanner is born. (Coronation Street)
  • May 4: Second Lieutenant Katell, an American soldier fighting in the Philippines on August 6, 1945, is transported back in time to this date. He finds that he has become an Imperial Japanese Army officer named Lt. Yamuri. His superior officer orders an attack on a group of American soldiers seeking refuge in a cave. (The Twilight Zone (1959))
  • July: Nick Fury and his Howling Commandos team up with Count Dracula to liberate latter's Gypsy servants from a nazi death camp. (Marvel Premiere #77-79)
  • August 7: The US Navy submarine 714 is sunk by a Japanese ship during the First Battle of the Solomon Sea. The signalman Bell is knocked overboard by the shelling and is later found in the water by an American destroyer. As he is the Sole Survivor of the sinking, Bell blames himself. (The Twilight Zone (1959))
  • August 17: US Marine Raiders attack Makin Atoll, with varying degrees of success. Just a week prior, a Marine reconaissance team is captured, with only 1 confirmed survivor. During the raid itself, an American reconaissance plane is shot down, forcing another squad to go after the pilot of the plane and retrieve any vital intel he carries. (Call of Duty: World at War and Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault)
  • September 29: Birth of Retsu in Japan. He would grow up to become a master of the Shorinji Kempo fighting style. (Street Fighter)
  • September:
    • "Pruneface" Boch becomes a Nazi collaborator and engages in industrial espionage against the U.S. He is eventually taken into custody after almost dying of frostbite during a shootout. (Dick Tracy)
    • Frederick Charles Krueger is born to Amanda Krueger in Springwood, Ohio. (A Nightmare on Elm Street)
  • October 26: Henry Van Cleve dies one day after his 70th birthday. (Heaven Can Wait (1943))
  • December 14: Birth of Gouken in Japan. He is the older brother of Akuma. He would become a master of the martial arts and mentor to Dan Hibiki, Ryu, and Ken Masters. Though Dan never completed his training. (Street Fighter IV)
  • December: Ben Jackson is born. (Doctor Who)
  • The Race launches an all-out invasion of Earth. South America, the Middle East, and Africa are captured without much of a fight. China is occupied, the United States is split in two along the Mississippi, and much of Europe is conquered. Nazi Germany and the USSR agree to a ceasefire to concentrate on the alien invaders, while the Jews and Catholics of Poland rise up against the Nazis in favor the "Lizards." The aliens use a limited nuclear strike in an attempt to cow the humans into surrender, but the various human nations' own nuclear programs soon offer chances at retaliation. (Worldwar)
  • The heir of Salazar Slytherin more  opens the Chamber of Secrets in Hogwarts. more  (Harry Potter)
  • Delta Green is formed. (Cthulhu Mythos, Delta Green)
  • Birth of Peter Maza to a Hopi family in Arizona. His father Carlos Maza is a member of the tribal police. Peter would grow up to become a police officer himself. But in New York City. (Gargoyles)
  • Birth of Mariah Monmouth. She would grow up to become a free spirit and a single mother. She would be the mother of Harry Monmouth/ Dingo. (Gargoyles)
  • Estimated birth of African-American Thomas Dodge. He would grow up to become a scientist and an astronaut. He was reportedly motivated by a "thirst for knowledge of the unknown". (Planet of the Apes (1968) and adaptations)
  • Scrooge McDuck, depressed and lonely, retires. (The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck)
  • A lone American "super ace" flying a P-38 singlehandedly destroys many Japanese naval and air assets somewhere in the Pacific Ocean. (1942)
  • Japanese forces garrison Atuk. Several zombies are apprehended. Beginning of Operation Cherry Blossom, an attempt by the Japanese military to weaponise zombies. (The Zombie Survival Guide)
  • The Warner siblings are temporarily released from their tower to produce a patriotic film for the war effort. (Animaniacs)
  • Birth of Emir to Michael and Katharine Parkreiner. Dimitri vanishes of the face of the Earth. (killer7)
  • The Ministry of Pain nearly steals the juice box glob from the mayor of Townsville (The Powerpuff Girls)
  • Some guy discovers the continent of Bonerland. (The Simpsons, Treehouse of Horror II)
  • Jeffrey Lebowski is born to a Polish-American inventor with a keen interest in geometry and architecture. (The Big Lebowski)
  • Harald Silju, Arild Jørn and about 20 other resistance men are shot by German soldiers after almost a year of imprisonment. The bodies are never found, but Harald´s notes are found after the war. (We Leave for England)
  • Karen Cooper Fairgate MacKenzie is born. (Knots Landing)
  • Sarah O'Casey is born. (St. Elsewhere)
  • Dana Barrenger, Thomas H. York and Ronald Miller are born. (Quantum Leap)
  • Captain Tom Jarrett is captured by the Germans and spends the next three years in a POW camp. (Quantum Leap)
  • A U-boat commanded by Kapitänleutnant Carl Lanser sinks the British liner S.S. Queen of Glasgow in the middle of the Atlantic. After his death, Lanser is condemned to relive the sinking as a passenger of the Queen of Glasgow over and over again for all eternity. (The Twilight Zone (1959))
  • A young boy dismembers his mother when she punishes him for having a pornographic puzzle piece. (Pieces)
  • A group of soldiers in the German Afrika Korps discover the tomb of Antony and Cleopatra in an Egyptian pyramid. They are shot at by unknown assailants, and the secret passage closes, trapping one unfortunate soldier; the Korps manages to take Cleopatra, but not Antony. (Blood & Treasure)
  • Polly Wright is born. (Past Doctor Adventures)
  • In Africa, Paul Radin disobeys Colonel Hawthorne's order to lead an assault up a hill. The delay almost costs the lives of a company of men. Radin is court-martialed, stripped of rank and dishonorably discharged. (The Twilight Zone (1959))
  • The Nexus crosses through the Milky Way Galaxy. (Star Trek: Generations)
  • Anthony Chambers is born. (Big Finish Doctor Who)

1943

  • March: Nola Granville dies. (The Twilight Zone (1985))
  • April: The B-25 Mitchell bomber King Nine crashes in a desert in Africa. As he was ill, Captain James Embry was unable to participate in its final mission and suffers from severe Survivor Guilt for many years afterwards as a result. (The Twilight Zone (1959))
  • Spring: The Soviet military grinds to a halt after German military Operation Edelweiss the prior year succeeds in cutting off oil from the Caucasus region from reaching Soviet forces. (Fatherland)
  • Spring – Summer: The All-American Girl Professional Baseball League is established and has its first season, which ends with the Racine Belles winning the first AAGPBL World Series against the Rockford Peaches. (A League of Their Own)note 
  • July 5: Rose Miller dies on her 30th birthday. (Tenko)
  • July: During the Allied invasion of Sicily, Atomic Robo battles Major Otto Skorzeny and Laufpanzer units. (Atomic Robo)
  • Early August: The USAF begin Operation Tidal Wave with the bombing the city of Ploiesti in Romania. During this the notorious ancient vampire Faethor Ferenczy is finally killed when the house he is in is hit by a stray bomb, collapsing and pinning him under burning rubble. (Necroscope)
  • August 23: Atomic Robo and the British special agent "the Sparrow" pursue Major Skorzeny and Dr. Vanadis. (Atomic Robo)
  • August: Captain James Embry is discharged from the US Army Air Force with recurrent fevers. There is some suggestion of psychological disturbance. (The Twilight Zone (1959))
  • September 3: Birth of Mike Haggar in Manhattan, New York City. He would grow up to become a professional wrestler and a Mayor of Metro City. (Saturday Night Slam Masters, Final Fight)
  • September: Alice Miller is murdered in Philadelphia. (Cold Case)
  • December 5: Trent Appelbaum is born. (The 4400)
  • December:
    • Hitman "Flattop" Jones arrives in the city on behest of the organized crime families to eliminate Dick Tracy. He quickly proves to be one of the deadliest foes Tracy has ever faced and almost manages to kill him, but is undone by his own greed when he attempts to blackmail his employers for more money. The majority of the criminals are killed in a gunfight with the police, but Flattop narrowly survives and is taken into custody. (Dick Tracy)
    • Gary Ewing is born. (Dallas, Knots Landing)
  • OSA agent B.J. Blaskowicz infiltrates Castle Wolfenstein and thwarts the Third Reich's plans to create an invincible army of the undead. (Return to Castle Wolfenstein)
  • On the heels of his last mission, Blaskowicz is once again sent into action by the OSA, this time to the occupied German town of Isenstadt, where he manages to stop SS General Victor Zetta, as well as his replacement, the elusive Deathshead, from harnessing the powers of the Black Sun to turn the tide of the war in Germany's favour. (Wolfenstein)
  • Frankenstein's Monster meets the Wolf Man. (Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man)
  • The Seventh Doctor and Ace prevent the rise of Fenric. (Doctor Who)
  • Duncan MacLeod joins the French Resistance. His unit uses a monastery as a front. He meets Bernard, a local boy who helps with the maintenance work in the monastery and takes part in Resistance operations. Immortal Major Ernst Daimler of the Wehrmacht tries to root out what is happening and fails, but the Resistance assassinates him by trapping him and Duncan in a room and blowing it up. Daimler revives away from prying eyes. Duncan revives in front of Bernard and swears him to secrecy for life. (Highlander: The Series)
  • Duncan leaves Paris for Marseille. The following day, Daimler and his men revisit the monastery and order the abbot to reveal the identities of the resistance members or see his monks executed. However, the Resistance kills the Nazis first, and Bernard personally 'kills' Daimler. The Nazis are thrown into the Seine, with Bernard throwing in the reviving Daimler. Bernard would later suffer guilt for throwing a living man to drown. (Highlander: The Series)
  • Cave Johnson of Aperture Fixtures is awarded Shower Curtain Salesman of 1943. (Portal 2)
  • US soldier Anthony Marno, returning from a night raid against a German base, discovers Fort Louis Philippe, now filled with the skeletons of the trapped zombies. (The Zombie Survival Guide)
  • Elizabeth Winters, the current Slayer, kills a vampire on behalf of the Mafia. She herself is killed by the ancient vampire Hunyadi later this year. (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Dr. Otto Scratchansniff begins working for Warner Bros. Studios. (Animaniacs)
  • Wehrmacht cyborg Rudolph von Stroheim dies in a blaze of glory during the Battle of Stalingrad. (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure)
  • A Belarusian boy named Florya joins the Soviet partisans and survives Nazi cruelty. (Come and See)
  • Amoral piano player 88 Keyes murders his wealthy lover and hides her body in a piano. He's eventually killed by Dick Tracy while resisting arrest. (Dick Tracy)
  • Mrs "Pruneface" Boch seeks revenge for the death of her husband (who, unbeknownst to her, is still alive and in prototype cryogenic suspension) and her plan culminates in holding the mayors children hostage to lure Dick Tracy to his death. She's shot in the back by the mayors invalid wife who overcomes her handicap to save her children. (Dick Tracy)
  • Richard Avery and Greg Sumner are born. (Knots Landing)
  • Jennifer Elizabeth Farrington and Eddie Ellroy are born. (Quantum Leap)
  • Charles Winchester graduates from Harvard. (M*A*S*H)
  • Max Phillips begins working as a bookie for the gangster Moran. (The Twilight Zone (1959))
  • In an Alternate Universe, the British Royal Family is executed by the fascist government of the Republic of Great Britain. (Doctor Who)

1944-45

1944

  • January 22: "When the Tigers broke free", 7,000 Allied soldiers die during Operation Shingle in the area of Anzio and Nettuno, Italy. Among the casualties are 2nd Lt. Eric Fletcher Waters of the Royal Fusiliers Z Company, father of musician Roger Waters. (The Wall and Real Life)
  • January 29: Robert Benson, Sr. is killed in the Battle of Anzio. (The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951))
  • February 11: Spy Smasher delivers the Captain Nazi serum to OSS. (Justice League)
  • March 3: SS-Obersturmführer Karl Rademacher murders Miriam Zgierski at Auschwitz. (The Outer Limits (1995))
  • Spring:
    • The Germans use a "superbomb" to obliterate the Russian capital of Petrograd, then Paris. Great Britain retaliates and subjects Hamburg to nuclear fire. (Timeline-191)
    • The Confederate States drops an atomic bomb on Philadelphia. The USA retaliates with the atomic bombing of the city of Newport News. (Timeline-191)
    • The United Kingdom sues for peace after German counterintelligence learns their Enigma code has been deciphered, leading the German navy to outfit their U-boats with a new cipher system. The undetected U-boats were then able to target British commerce with impunity and starve the United Kingdom into submission.note  (Fatherland)
    • On Earth-C, Merton McSnurtle, aka McSnurtle the Turtle, first becomes the superhero known as the Terrific Whatzit. (Funny Stuff #1, Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew!)
  • May: Flattop Jones escapes police custody and hides in the city for some time. After his cover is blown, he drowns while hiding from the police inside a replica of the Santa Maria. (Dick Tracy)
  • June 5: A US Army unit is sent to destroy a radio tower that would prevent D-Day, and discovers a plot to make Nazi Zombies. (Overlord (2018))
  • June 6:
    • D-Day. Allied troops storm Normandy Beach to liberate France from Germany. (Real Life) Numerous (and sometimes conflicting) eyewitness accounts are given of particularly heroic soldiers singlehandedly clearing bunkers, machine gun nests, coastal defense batteries, or even entire beaches. (Various films, shows, and first-person shooters)
    • Adamska, later known as Revolver Ocelot, born. (Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater)
    • Zoo Crew team member Fastback is forcibly sent back in time to Earth-C's D-Day by the villainous Timekeeper. There he meets the Golden Age hero the Terrific Whatzit, who unknown to Fastback is his uncle. (Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew!)
    • The Justice League, in collaboration with the Blackhawks, Easy Company, and the Western Allied Forces prevent Vandal Savage from leading the Nazis to victory. (Justice League)
    • Henry Morgan participates in the landings at Normandy, is killed by a shell, and revives. Not long after, he meets his future wife, an army nurse named Abigail. (Forever)
    • Jackie Robinson wins 5 gold medals for the USA in the 1944 Warsaw Olympic Games. (Chrononauts)
    • Major Erwin Brandt commits suicide after his involvement in a plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler is discovered. (Secret Army)
  • June 7: A group of soldiers are tasked with rescuing an English scientist from the Nazis, uncovering a plot to cause a Zombie Apocalypse in the process. (Nazi Overlord)
  • June 11: Orson Bailey and Elizabeth Wyler are married. (The 4400)
  • June:
    • Adolf Hitler goes to the premiere of Nation's Pride, a Nazi propaganda film. more  (Inglourious Basterds)
    • The Kaiser orders the atomic bombing of London, Brighton, and Norwich. The British retaliation is shot down over Belgium, and England surrenders. (Timeline-191)
    • Captain John H. Miller leads a mission to rescue Private James Francis Ryan. (Saving Private Ryan)
  • July 14: After the loss of Richmond and the death of President Jake Featherson, the Confederate States issues its unconditional surrender to the United States, ending 83 years of independence. (Timeline-191)
  • July 20: Operation Valkyrie. The German Resistance tries and fails to assassinate Adolf Hitler inside his Wolf's Lair field headquarters near Rastenburg. (Valkyrie and real life) Immortals Duncan MacLeod and Ingrid Henning have a backup plan, but that also fails. (Highlander: The Series)
  • July: Greg Mallory has his first taste of combat in Normandy. (The Boys)
  • August 1: While fighting Luftwaffe planes in the skies over the Ruhr in Germany, Captain Russell Keys and the crew of his B-17 bomber see strange blue lights. After Russell is shot in the stomach by a German gunner, he and the nine men under his command are abducted by aliens who subject them to medical experiments while posing as Nazi doctors. Three days later, Russell and the others find themselves in a field in France with no memory of anything that has happened since the battle. Russell is completely unharmed. (Taken)
  • August: In France, a man in a vril energy suit is airdropped onto a battlefield to assist an Allied platoon. (Sledgehammer 44)
  • September:
    • A top-secret airplane called the Flying Wing is hijacked by the Nazis. Sledgehammer is sent to rescue the pilot before he can reveal any information to The Black Flame. (Sledgehammer 44: Lightning War)
    • Gang boss Shaky Trembley kidnaps Snowflake Falls and holds her for ransom. When the plot fails, he attempts to murder her, but she survives and tips off Dick Tracy to Shaky's location. (Dick Tracy)
    • Major Fritz Spitzwerg commits suicide. Standartenführer Ludwig Kessler steals both his uniform and his identity. (Secret Army)
  • October 1: Atomic Robo joins a mission to Fermain Bay, the Bailiwick of Guernsey, to stop the Nazis' V-5 electric cannon. (Atomic Robo)
  • October: Operation Aurora is launched; a team of US commandos raid a Japanese-held island to extract a defecting scientist, who knows vital info on a superweapon being developed by the Japanese military. The team escapes with their charge, only for the weapon, a massive scalar field generator, to go off, killing all of them. The events of the mission are covered up, and fade into myth. (Battlefield: Bad Company 2)
  • November 7:
    • Franklin D. Roosevelt is elected to his fourth and final term as U.S. President, defeating Thomas Dewey. (Real Life)
    • Joe Steele is elected to a fourth term as U.S. President, defeating Thomas Dewey. ("Joe Steele")
    • Thomas Dewey defeats Charles W. LaFollette and Harold Stassen in the U.S. presidential election. (Timeline-191)
    • In an Alternate Universe, William Dudley Pelley is elected U.S. President. (Infinite Worlds)
    • U.S. President Robert Taft is elected to a second term. (Dominion)
    • Thomas E. Dewey defeats Franklin D. Roosevelt in the U.S. presidential election. (Alternate Presidents)
  • December 3: Count Vladimir Giurescu, following entreaties from Ilsa Haupstein, meets with Adolf Hitler at Castle Wewelsburg to discuss possible involvement in Himmler's proposed "Vampir Sturm" project. Utterly unnerved by the encounter, Hitler orders the arrest and destruction of Giurescu and his wives the following day. (Hellboy)
  • December 16: An incompetent team of superhumans is assigned to fight alongside the sixth batalion of the 32nd armoured regiment of the third armoured division of the US Army. A botched recon flight leads the German right to them, precipitating the Battle of the Bulge. All present except for Captain Greg Mallory are slaughtered; Mallory spends the rest of the war in a POW camp. (The Boys)
  • December 18: Philip F. Queeg, captain of the American destroyer minesweeper USS Caine is relieved of command by executive officer Stephen Maryk on the grounds of supposed insanity. (The Caine Mutiny)
  • December 23: Rasputin, working with Nazi backing under Project Ragna Rok, calls forth the juvenile demon Anung Un Rama into this world - straight into the hands of an Allied paranormal squad. They name him Hellboy. He is later adopted by the US. (Hellboy)
  • December 24: A pagan god and his gargoyle army are awakened by Nazi experimentation. (Reign of the Gargoyles)
  • December:
    • "Cham," a canned combination of chicken and ham, is introduced as an experimental food source for American soldiers. The experiment is a failure. (Hey Arnold!)
    • In an Alternate Universe, the German forces break through the Allied lines at the Battle of the Bulge. As a result, World War II lasts until 1947. General Dwight D. Eisenhower is relieved as Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe and retires in disgrace. (Sliders)
    • Stevie Means is born. (Quantum Leap)
  • A Golem raised by the Rabbis from the Vitsyebsk Ghetto lays waste to a Thule base in occupied Belarus. Commander Eckhart completes a ritual and escapes before the Golem can catch him. (Supernatural)
  • A group of Japanese soldiers on a small island are unwittingly rescued from gunfire by a large dinosaur. The dinosaur mysteriously vanished moments later. (Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah)
  • Young Ofelia deals with supernatural and mundane dangers after moving to her new stepfather's mountain home. (Pan's Labyrinth)
  • Yuuzhan Vong use their xenoforming technology to help repair damage done to the war-torn planet of Ossus. A repeat on other planets is attempted, but sabotaged by the New Sith Order. (Star Wars)
  • Imperial Remnant becomes a resurgent Empire, starts secession movement against the GFFA. War begins. (Star Wars)
  • The Peace of Cairo ends the war between humanity and the Race. The aliens control the global south, leaving the United States, Great Britain, the Greater German Reich, the Soviet Union, and the Japanese Empire as the only independent human domains. (Worldwar)
  • The crew of the Enterprise (NX-01) visit the past of an alternate timeline this year. World War II is still ongoing but Nazi Germany has successfully invaded the United States. Much of the East Coast is under occupation, including New York City and Washington, D.C. The occupation forces are struggling to suppress a resistance movement which seems to largely consist of organized crime figures. (Star Trek: Enterprise)
  • Holly Joestar is born to Joseph and Suzy Joestar. (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure)
  • Cave Johnson buys an extensive salt mine under Cleveland, Ohio. Work begins on its conversion into a research facility. (Portal 2)
  • Japanese forces deploy zombies in Myanmar, the Panama Canal, and Los Angeles. All three attacks end in failure for Japan. (The Zombie Survival Guide)
  • In Westchester, New York, Charles Xavier, a telepathic boy, meets Raven Darkholme, a blue skinned girl with the ability to shapeshift. (X-Men: First Class)
  • Erik Lehnsherr, a Jewish boy in a Nazi concentration camp, is discovered to have power over metal (X-Men, X-Men: First Class)
  • The Ministry of Pain is defeated by Captain Righteous and Lefty. (The Powerpuff Girls)
  • Two fighter pilots - American Hank Marlow and Japanese Gunpei Ikari - land on Skull Island, where they encounter the giant gorilla known as Kong, who serves as protector of the island's inhabitants. (Kong: Skull Island)
  • Nazi spy Alfred Brau AKA "The Brow" clashes with Dick Tracy, and accidentally impales himself on a flagpole carrying the American flag. (Dick Tracy)
  • Cameron "Cam" Wilson and Joe Thurlow are born. (Quantum Leap)
  • In an Alternate Timeline, the United States fails to retake the Philippines from the Japanese as General Douglas MacArthur was killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor. Phineas Bogg and Jeffrey Jones travel back to December 7, 1941 to save MacArthur's life and set history on its proper course. (Voyagers!)
  • Elise Praeger is born. (St. Elsewhere)
  • Steve Baker dies. (The Twilight Zone (1959))
  • The sarcophagus of Cleopatra is taken to a castle in Bavaria by the Nazis. After the castle is attacked by an Allied bombing raid, it is moved to a German military base. (Blood & Treasure)
  • A group of Allied soldiers escaping prison for various offenses uncover a plot by Josef Mengele to turn Nazi soldiers into werewolves. (Werewolves of the Third Reich)
  • American soldiers are tasked by British intelligence with stopping a Nazi Super Soldier program. (SS Doomtrooper)
  • Clark Kent and Lois Lane are married. (Superman & Batman: Generations)
  • Dominic "Nicky" Hutchinson is born. (Our Friends in the North)
  • Peril Bellamy is born. (Big Finish Doctor Who)

1945

  • January:
    • While delivering a truckload of spoiled Cham to a disposal site in the north of France, Pvt. Phil Shortman encounters a German panzer division. Phil tricks the Germans into eating the bad food, then captures the division after they suffer foodbourne illness. This busts open a six mile gap in the German line, which allows the Allies through. (Hey Arnold!)
    • Shaky Trembley freezes to death while trying to hide from the police under a pier in winter conditions. (Dick Tracy)
    • In the Philippines, US Army officer Lt. William "Fitz" Fitzgerald begins to see a strange aura around the faces of some of his fellow soldiers. He soon realizes that he has developed the ability to predict which of them is going to be killed. (The Twilight Zone (1959))
  • Harald Silju, Arild Jørn and about 25 others are executed by German soldiers in a Norwegian forest. Their bodies are never recovered, but after the end of the occupation, Harald's diary is found. (We Leave for England).
  • February 19 - March 26: The United States Navy and Marine Corps capture the Japanese island of Iwo Jima in the Battle of Iwo Jima. (Real Life) Artie Beechcroft is killed in the battle and later receives the Congressional Medal of Honor posthumously for his heroism. (The Twilight Zone (1959))
  • February: The Warners, temporarily released from their tower for fumigation, appear at the Yalta Conference. (Animaniacs, date from Real Life)
  • Prior to April 30: In his bunker in Berlin, Adolf Hitler gets pissy over developments of early-21st Century culture and politics. (Downfall and its Memetic Mutation) After that, he takes a bath. (Walter Moers)
  • April 30: Adolf Hitler dies...or does he?
    • Berlin falls to invading Soviet forces; Dmitri Petrenko and Viktor Reznov successfully raise the Red Banner atop the Reichstag, the former sustaining serious injuries in the process. (Call of Duty: World at War)
    • Hitler is abducted by time-travelling search/destroy agents Johnny Alpha and Wulf Sternhammer, and brought to the year 2180 to stand trial for war crimes. A lookalike commits suicide, fooling everyone into thinking Hitler died in his bunker. (Strontium Dog)
    • Hitler and his robot battle suit are destroyed by BJ Blazkowicz. (Wolfenstein 3D)
    • Hitler is apparently killed by the Human Torch and Toro. In reality, his mind is transferred to an artificial brain created by Arnim Zola, by which Hitler will emerge again as the Hate-Monger. (Marvel Comics)
    • Having been granted four wishes by a genie, Arthur Castle wishes to be the ruler of a foreign country in the 20th Century who can't be voted out of office. He then becomes Hitler on the day that he committed suicide. (The Twilight Zone (1959))
    • In an Alternate Universe, August Hitler is born. (Faction Paradox)
  • April: Captain America is presumed killed at a North Atlantic Nazi base while destroying a prototype missile. (Marvel Comics)
  • May 2: The time travelers Phineas Bogg and Jeffrey Jones prevent the German rocket scientist Wernher von Braun from falling into Soviet hands. (Voyagers!)
  • May 8:
  • May:
    • While the public face of World War II ends, the Occult War between the Allies and the Axis continues in secret. (Hellboy film series)
    • Daikaku Kokujouji returns to Japan with the supernatural Dresden Slates. (K)
    • Last of the zombies from Operation Cherry Blossom are deployed to Yonnan. All but one are killed by Chinese snipers; the last is apprehended by the Chinese army for experimentation. (The Zombie Survival Guide)
    • Breathless Mahoney, the stepdaughter of the criminal Shaky Trembly, discovers 50.000$ in stolen money Shakey had stashed in his home. Mahoney kills her mother over the money and goes on the run, committing several more murders over the course of weeks to hide her identity. She's eventually tracked down by police and arrested. (Dick Tracy)
  • June 15: After a lightning strike causes him to switch places with Sam Beckett, Al Calavicci leaps into Captain Tom Jarrett, who has just returned to his home town of Crown Point, Indiana after spending three years in a German POW camp. He is there to prevent Tom and his fiancée Suzanne Elsinger from being murdered by her ex-fiancé Clifford White. Although he has returned home to 1999, Sam leaps to 1945 in order to save Al's life. (Quantum Leap)
  • June 25: Captain Russell Keys returns to his home town of Bement, Illinois after fighting in World War II. He is reunited with his sweetheart Kate, whom he later marries, and his parents Wilfred and Beth. (Taken)
  • June 28: A Shell-Shocked Veteran kills his ex-girlfriend and her husband after she leaves him during WWII. (The Prowler)
  • June: Nellie Keane dies. (Tenko)
  • Before July 1: Blanche Simmons, Daisy Robertson and Suzy Rankin die. (Tenko)
  • July 3: Douglas "Doug" Kelleher is born. (The Twilight Zone (1985))
  • July 17: Lorena Kinney is murdered in Philadelphia. (Cold Case)
  • August 5: Allan Hartley, a 43-year-old captain attached to the Scientific Warfare division of the General Staff, is critically injured as a result of an explosion in the Battle of Buffalo during World War III in 1975 and suddenly finds himself in his 13-year-old body in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. ("Time and Time Again")
  • August 6:
    • 1945-B: The Nazis unite the nations of Europe under a strong central government. (Chrononauts)
    • 1945-C: For once, for a little while, there is no war anywhere. (Chrononauts)
    • In the Philippines, Second Lieutenant Katell orders the men under his command to attack a group of Japanese soldiers seeking refuge in a cave. He is then transported back in time to May 4, 1942 and finds that he has become an Imperial Japanese Army officer named Lt. Yamuri. (The Twilight Zone (1959))
  • August 6-9:
    • Nuclear bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, causing the Japanese to end World War II on the Pacific Front one month later. (Real Life)
      • The radiation will have mainly positive effects on humans all around the globe, producing people with amazing superpowers. (Many continuities)
      • A picture of Silk Spectre I is on the Enola Gay. (Watchmen)
      • Shortly before the first atomic bombing, the time traveler Paul Driscoll warns a Hiroshima police captain but he is regarded as insane and ignored. (The Twilight Zone (1959))
    • Godzilla is created from the atomic bomb attacks on Japan. (Gojira)
    • The Great Hakurei Border weakens for the first time in sixty years. (Touhou)
    • Sofia Lamb, working as a missionary and nurse, survives the bombing of Hiroshima but loses many dear friends. She is horrified by the American "greater good" justification for the attack and decides that the world is destined for self-destruction. (BioShock)
    • Soviet forces invade Manchuria and confiscate all Japanese research on zombies. USSR begins Operation Stugeon, its own attempt to weaponise zombies. (The Zombie Survival Guide)
    • With the war's end, the All-Star Squadron disbands. (DC Comics)
    • The U.S blames the bombing on dolphins and whales using doctored photos, redirecting the Japanese fury on the hapless animals and ending the war. (South Park)
    • In an Alternate Universe, the devastation of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki leads the United States government to conclude that technology could only lead to suffering and misery so technology is essentially banned. (Sliders)
  • August 12: Clyde Taylor is murdered in Philadelphia. (Cold Case)
  • August 14:
    • Minutemen member The Silhouette outs herself as a lesbian after kissing a woman in Times Square on VJ Day. (Watchmen)
    • Having just returned from the Pacific, Dr. Daniel Auschlander begins working at St. Eligius as a liver specialist. Within minutes of his arrival, he meets a sixteen-year-old delinquent named Donald Westphall, who later becomes his close friend and the hospital's Director of Medicine, and his future wife Katherine Wellingham. (St. Elsewhere)
  • After August 14: Donald Westphall and George Deaton bury a Time Capsule. They eventually dig it up in 1987. (St. Elsewhere)
  • August 24: 1945-D: The Japanese-American War ends with a third atomic bombing, this time on Tokyo. (Chrononauts)
  • August 25: Don Vito Corleone, affectionately known as "Godfather," hosts the wedding of his daughter Constanzia to Carlo Rizzi and receives many guests seeking favors. Being a Sicilian, he cannot refuse any request on the day of his daughter's wedding. (The Godfather)
  • August: Greg Mallory is introduced by his old friend, Rick Burnham, to a group that will go on to found the CIA. Mallory tells them about the Vought-American superhumans he saw the previous year, but nobody believes him. He drops the issue and joins the newly-formed organisation. (The Boys)
  • September 21: A teenage Japanese boy named Seita dies of starvation. (Grave of the Fireflies)
  • October 12: Tom Redburn dies. (Tenko)
  • October 19: Ray Krebbs is born. (Dallas)
  • October 29: Operation Olympus is launched; Soviet forces assault a base of Nazi holdouts in the Arctic Circle, capturing defecting scientist Friedrich Steiner and a batch of his Nova-6 chemical weapon. Dmitri Petrenko dies in an impromptu test of the weapon, while fellow "hero of Berlin" Viktor Reznov is captured and imprisoned in the Vorkuta gulag. (Call of Duty: Black Ops)
  • November 6: Zachary Smith is born. (Lost in Space)
  • November 11: 1945-A: The Allied forces invade Japan, ending World War II. (Chrononauts)
  • November 23: James Stevens is born in New Zealand. (Doctor Who Missing Adventures)
  • November: Jack Pryor and Helen Dolan are married. (American Dreams)
  • December 25: Maximillian Arturo's father gives him a blue wooden car with black wheels that he made himself for Christmas. (Sliders)
  • December: Don Vito Corleone is shot five times at a grocer’s market but survives. In retaliation, his son Michael kills Virgil Solozzo, who ordered the Assassination Attempt, and police captain Mark McCluskey, who was protecting Solozzo and punched Michael the previous evening. This double murder sparks the Five Families War of 1946. (The Godfather)
  • After a traffic accident, World War II veteran Frank Harris is transported to an alternate dimension known as "Cool World." (Cool World)
  • Delta Green is disbanded. (Cthulhu Mythos, Delta Green)
  • Albus Dumbledore defeats Gellert Grindelwald in a duel. (Harry Potter)
  • In the aftermath of World War II, four grizzled and slightly insane soldiers - Tank Dempsey, Takeo Masaki, Nikolai Belinski, and Dr. Edward Rictofen - battle hordes of zombies spawned by Nazi superscience. (Call of Duty: Nazi Zombies)
  • One American troop returns to his home in New Jersey and murders his ex-girlfriend and her boyfriend. (The Prowler)
  • A military research team led by Paul Langford succeeds in opening the Stargate. Dr. Ernest Littlefield is sent through, but the gate closes immediately afterward and he is believed dead. (Stargate SG-1, "The Torment of Tantalus")
  • U.S. military begins secret super-soldier program. (Soon I Will Be Invincible)
  • The English town of Edgestow is destroyed, along with its university and the semi-public N.I.C.E. institution. (The Space Trilogy)
  • A group of Nazis based in Antarctica flee to the dark side of the moon to establish a new base. (Iron Sky)
  • Henry Morgan and his fiancée Abigail adopt an orphaned baby from a liberated concentration camp.More  (Forever)
  • Earliest known detection of the Eclipse by the Nemesis organization. Zodiac is founded by twelve corporations around the world to research the Eclipse. (Tokyo Xanadu)
  • Terence O'Casey is born. (St. Elsewhere)
  • George Washakie, Shirley Constantine and Abagail Fuller are born. (Quantum Leap)
  • Jeff Winston is born. (Replay)
  • Evelyn Smythe is born. (Big Finish Doctor Who)

Early to mid 1940s

  • Marcus Octavius and Colin MacLeod fight for the German and British air forces respectfully during World War II. They have a midair swordfight, but neither dies. (Highlander: The Search for Vengeance)
  • Approximate time of birth for immortal Mikey Bellows. (Highlander: The Series, Watcher Chronicles CD-ROM)
  • The Commandant of the sleepy French village of Nouvion, Colonel Kurt Von Strohm, steals several French artifacts including the Oldest Cuckoo Clock ever made and the painting of "The Fallen Madonna With The Big Boobies by Van Klomp", and forces local cafe owner René Artois to hide them. At the same time the local resistance leader, Michelle Dubois, also forces Artois to hid two British Airmen who were shot down. Artois will spend the remainder of the war attempting to conceal both the artifacts and the airmen from the Gestapo (and his affairs with all three of his waitresses from his wife, Edith). ('Allo 'Allo!)
  • A sixteen-year-old Jewish girl named Brigid Tenenbaum objects to the sloppy methods of the Nazis scientists experimenting on her fellow concentration camp inmates. She earns the nickname Das Wunderkind and assists the doctors, concluding that even though their work is pointless, it should at least be done properly. (BioShock)
  • Nazi Germany experiments in using Vampires as living weapons, it goes horribly wrong and the incident is regarded as too horrific even to discuss. (Rivers of London)
  • In Nazi-occupied Paris, the Eighth Doctor and Lucie Miller discover an actor who has died on-stage ten thousand times. (Big Finish Doctor Who)
  • The entity currently known as Jones assumes that name at the dying request of Mr Edward Jones, the foreman of a filling factory that suffered from an apparent accident. (Gunnerkrigg Court)
  • The immortal later known as "Adam" is imprisoned in Auschwitz by the Nazis. When his immortality is discovered, he is subjected to horrific experiments performed by Josef Mengele. (Forever)
  • The so-called Xylon Conspiracy occurs sometime prior to 1942. An Axis espionage ring led by "Pruneface" Boch covertly enlists the assistance of criminals Shaky Trembley, Big Boy and Flattop Jones to help them aquire the formula for the Xylon bomb by kidnapping its inventor Professor Roloc Bard. Several bombs are created, but all except one are seized by Dick Tracy and the FBI, and the professor is freed by Flattop who betrays his employers to instead auction him off to the highest bidder. Due to the missing bomb, the case is classified until 1986. (Dick Tracy)
  • George's house is destroyed by a German bomb at some point between June 1940 and October 1942. (The Time Machine (1960))
  • Adolf Hitler, the Kung Führer, is defeated by a martial artist he went forward in time to best. (Kung Fury)
  • Nazi scientists create a species of ravenous, flesh-eating microbes. (The Flesh Eaters)

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