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Movie history events from 1994

Katie Enslin, daughter of paranormal author Michael Enslin, is born. (1408)

Molly is born. (21 Jump Street)

Molly is born. (21 Jump Street)

Harry Osborn is born. (New York City, New York) (The Amazing Spider-Man 2)

Steve Stifler ruins Jim Levenstein's Bar Mitzvah. (East Great Falls, Michigan) (American Reunion)

Gloria and Jerry start thinking about moving to Antwerp. (Away We Go)

Leigh Crosny leaves Delta Alpha Kappa. (Black Christmas)

J.F. Sebastian is born. (Los Angeles, California) (Blade Runner)

Apartheid ends. (South Africa) (Blood Diamond)

Helen Zaas sees her boyfriend, Seamus O'Grady, kill someone. She testifies against him and is inducted into the Witness Protection Program. (Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle)

Deputy Director of Intelligence, Adm. James Greer dies of pancreatic cancer; CIA Agent Jack Ryan appointed as his interim replacement. (Washington, DC) (Clear And Present Danger)

Anne Beamer arrives from England. (New York City, New York) (Double Whammy)

Forrest Gump waits for his son at a bus stop. (Forrest Gump)

Craig Gilner is born. (New York City) (It's Kind of a Funny Story)

Dr Susan Tyler creates the Judas Breed of cockroaches, to wipe out the diseased roaches. (New York) (Mimic)

Coach Jasper Woodcock makes John Farley miserable in gym class. (Nebraska) (Mr. Woodcock)

Former 'Pop' member Colin Thompson wins Sexiest Man Alive title; former 'Pop' member Alex Fletcher wins Best Performer at the Nebraska Tractor & Trailer Show. (Music and Lyrics)

Toulah Portokalos meets and falls in love with Ian Miller. Her family eventually agrees to let them marry, despite the fact that Ian is not Greek. (Chicago, IL) (My Big Fat Greek Wedding)

Kathy H reunites with Ruth and Tommy D, and take a trip to a boat on a beach. Ruth and Tommy D 'complete' their donations. (Never Let Me Go)

Milton Waddams is laid off but nobody tells him. He still gets paid due to a glitch. Michael Bolton starts working at Initech. (Office Space)

Faith gets a call from her fiancee's friend, apologising that he can't make the wedding - his name is Damon Bradley, apparently her soulmate. (Only You)

Mitch Downe is born. (Blithe Hollows) (ParaNorman)

Curtis's dad leaves. (Cleveland, Ohio) (The Rocker)

Halomethane R-12 ceases to be produced. (Saw VI)

Sydney Prescott and Billy Loomis start off hot and heavy. (Woodsboro, CA) (Scream)

Charlie Mackenzie meets, falls in love with, and marries Harriet Michaels - who may or may not have killed her previous three husbands. (San Francisco) (So I Married an Axe Murderer)

Egyptologist Daniel Jackson manages to activate the Stargate; the Abydos people are freed when the alien Ra is killed by the Earth expedition. (Stargate)

Harley Pasternak begins some studies around this time. (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)

Sarah Connor is diagnosed with leukemia. (Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines)

Han Solo Berger gets a New Kids on the Block tattoo on his back. (That's My Boy)

Time Enforcement Commission formed to regulate time-travel; Max Walker's wife dies, or she doesn't & Senator McComb disappears, depending on the timeline. (Timecop)

Gillian Lewis dies. (To Gillian on her 37th Birthday)

Helen Tasker discovers her husband is a secret agent, and eventually joins him. (True Lies)

Evey plays Viola in Twelfth Night. (V for Vendetta)

George W Bush becomes Governor of Texas. (W.)

Bengal tiger named Spar is born. (We Bought a Zoo)

An evil spirit from within the Nightmare on Elm St stories is set free. (Wes Craven's New Nightmare)

Monty Kessler and friends graduate from Harvard "with honors". (Cambridge, MA) (With Honors)

Sanger, Gilbert and Maxam sequence DNA for the first time. (X-Men: Days of Future Past)

Genetically engineered food products enter the US market. (X-Men: Days of Future Past)

The Zapatista resistance, aided by mutant freedom fighters, engages in armed conflict against the Mexican government in Southern Mexico. (Southern Mexico) (X-Men: Days of Future Past)

January: The Miami Dolphins host the Philadelphia Eagles in the Super Bowl - thanks to Ace Ventura, MVP QB Dan Marino & team mascot Snowflake arrive at halftime after a failed kidnapping attempt by former kicker, Ray Finkle. (Miami, Fl) (Ace Ventura: Pet Detective)

January: Silent Bob breaks up with Amy due to his lack of ability to deal with her sexual past. (Chasing Amy)

Friday 7th January: Brian Madison announces that he's retiring and letting Eric Gordon take over the family hotel business. Brian's son Billy decides to go back to school to prove himself worthy of taking over the hotel chain. (Billy Madison)

Monday 10th January: Billy Madison begins 1st grade in Miss Lippy's class at Polly Fector Elementary School. (Billy Madison)

Monday 17th January: Roger Podactor writes a love letter to Lois Einhorn. (Ace Ventura: Pet Detective)

Monday 17th January: '94 Northridge quake. (Northridge, California) (Valentine's Day)

Friday 21st January: Billy passes 1st grade. (Billy Madison)

Monday 24th January: Billy begins 2nd grade. (Billy Madison)

February: A blue collar worker is asked to reshingle the house of gangster Dominick "Baby Face" Bambino; he declines the job based on personal politics and asks a friend to do the job for him. The friend is killed when the Foresci family puts a hit out on "Baby Face." (Clerks)

February: Will Hunting commits grand theft auto. (Boston, MA) (Good Will Hunting)

Friday 4th February: Billy wins in a spelling bee and passes 2nd grade. (Billy Madison)

Saturday 5th February: Byron de la Beckwith is convicted of the assassination of civil rights leader Medger Evers 31 years earlier, ending the lengthiest murder case in American history. (Ghosts of Mississippi)

Monday 7th February: Billy starts 3rd grade with Veronica Vaughn as his teacher. (Billy Madison)

Friday 11th February: Ms. Vaughn makes Billy write cursive on the board. (Billy Madison)

Monday 14th February: Principal Anderson subs for Ms. Vaughn. (Billy Madison)

Monday 14th February: Chris Brander sends fellow high school junior Jamie Palamino a dozen red roses. (New Jersey) (Just Friends)

Thursday 17th February: Ms. Vaughn's 3rd grade class goes on a field trip to an Amish village. (Billy Madison)

Friday 18th February: Billy finishes 3rd grade. (Billy Madison)

Monday 21st February: Billy begins 4th grade. (Billy Madison)

March: Mathematician John Nash is informed that he is to be awarded the Noble Prize for his research in governing dynamics. (Princeton University) (A Beautiful Mind)

March: Rocco Dillon plans a terrorist attack by smuggling a bomb into the Oscars - a retired Frank Drebin averts the disaster. (Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult)

Friday 4th March: Billy passes 4th grade. (Billy Madison)

Monday 7th March: Billy begins 5th grade. (Billy Madison)

Friday 18th March: Billy passes 5th grade. (Billy Madison)

Monday 21st March: Billy begins 6th grade. (Billy Madison)

Tuesday 22nd March: Lloyd Christmas drives Mary to the airport. He mistakenly believes she has forgotten her briefcase. (Rhode Island, Providence ) (Dumb and Dumber)

April: Olive Penderghast is born. (Ojai, California) (Easy A)

April: Mad John kills his wife in a supermarket. (North London) (Gangster No 1)

April: Willam Black becomes obsessed with seeing a hidden magic eye picture; Brodie Bruce farts while Rene Mosier is going down on him; Brodie cites this as a possible reason for their break up a week later. (Mallrats)

April: Julie takes care of an injured hawk on the roof of her high school. (Boston, MA) (The Next Karate Kid)

Friday 1st April: Billy passes 6th grade. (Billy Madison)

Monday 4th April: Billy begins 7th grade. (Billy Madison)

Thursday 7th April: Kara is born. (East Great Falls, Michigan) (American Reunion)

Wednesday 13th April: Randal Graves calls the cops on Jay and Silent Bob while they are standing in front of RST video; Shannon Hamilton screws Tricia Jones in a very uncomfortable place. (Mallrats)

Thursday 14th April: Alyssa Jones and some friends hold a vigil outside the YMCA for Julie Dwyer. (Chasing Amy)

Thursday 14th April: Caitlin Bree's mother tells her that she has placed a wedding announcement for Caitlin and Sang in the paper. (Clerks)

Thursday 14th April: Brodie Bruce and T.S. Quint hang out at the mall, and are dumped then reunited with Rene Mosier and Brandi Svenning; Brodie is picked up to host The Tonight Show and Willam tries and fails to see a sailboat in a magic eye picture (Mallrats)

Friday 15th April: Billy passes 7th grade. (Billy Madison)

Friday 15th April: Dante Hicks is called into work at Quick Stop Convenience on his day off. His friend Randal Graves shows up late to work at the neighboring RST video, and the two have several misadventures that include a hockey match on the roof and attending Julie Dwyer's wake. (Clerks)

Saturday 16th April: Julie Dywer is buried. Dante Hicks calls in sick that morning, and goes to visit Caitlin at Riverview hospital. (Clerks)

Monday 18th April: Billy begins 8th grade. (Billy Madison)

Monday 18th April: John Edward Gammell's car registration expires. (San Francisco, California) (Memento)

Friday 22nd April: Richard M Nixon dies. (New York) (Nixon)

Wednesday 27th April: Nelson Mandela is elected president. (South Africa) (Invictus)

Friday 29th April: Billy takes a test and passes 8th grade. (Billy Madison)

May: Rhiannon Abernathy is born. (Ojai, California) (Easy A)

May: Paul Rusesabagina, himself a Hutu, shelters hundreds of Tutsi's and some Hutu moderates during the Hutu lead genocide, as the Western world ignores the situation . (Kilgali, Rwanda) (Hotel Rwanda)

May: Mr. miyagi takes Julie to a Buddhist monastery to teach her karate. (Boston, MA) (The Next Karate Kid)

Monday 2nd May: Billy starts going to Joseph Knibbs Memorial High School. (Billy Madison)

Friday 6th May: The events of Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan begin. (Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan)

Saturday 7th May: The events of Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan finish. (Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan)

Saturday 7th May: According to a mentally ill man named Harold, this is the date that John Wayne Gacy was executed. (Halloween: Resurrection)

Tuesday 10th May: Nelson Mandela inaugurated as first black president of South Africa. (Goodbye Bafana)

Friday 13th May: Jason Voorhees's body is blown apart by the FBI in an ambush, though during the autopsy, the coroner eats Jason's heart and becomes possessed by his spirit. (Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday)

Friday 13th May: Thomas Kubs is born. (North Pasadena, California) (Project X)

June: Lord Voldemort returns in human form, and tries but fails to kill Harry Potter for the fourth time. (England) (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire)

June: After graduating from college, T.S. Quint and Brandi Svenning are married at Universal Studios. (Mallrats)

June: Eric McGowen takes Julie Pierce to the prom. Julie defeats Ned and Mr. Miyagi defeats Colonel Dugan. (Boston, MA) (The Next Karate Kid)

Sunday 12th June: O.J. Simpson is accused of killing ex-wife Nicole and Ron Goldman. (American Tragedy)

Wednesday 15th June: By this time Billy Madison has passed grades 1-12 and decides to go to college and become a teacher. Carl takes over the hotel chain. (Billy Madison)

Wednesday 15th June: Max videotapes Melissa trying to build a birdhouse. (Washington DC) (Timecop)

Thursday 16th June: Jesse and Celine meet on a train and spend a romantic day together, without exchanging phone numbers. (Vienna, Austria) (Before Sunrise)

Friday 17th June: O.J. Simpson arrested after flight from justice. (Los Angeles, California) (American Tragedy)

Tuesday 12th July: Castor Troy assassinates Alfred Evans, Croatian Ambassador. (Berlin, Germany) (Face/Off)

Friday 15th July: Julian McGrath is born. (Toronto) (Big Daddy)

Monday 18th July: The magazine Out-Takes reports that two 23 year olds, Banky Edwards and Holden McNeil, are enjoying success with their first comic, 37, currently being sold only at Comic Toast in Eden Prairie Mall and Comicology. (Chasing Amy)

Friday 29th July: The Mask, which Cameron Diaz stars in, is released. (Funny People)

August: Charles & Duckface's ill-fated wedding at St Julian's church; Charles and Carrie stand in some rain. (Smithfield, London) (Four Weddings and a Funeral)

Wednesday 3rd August: Dana Ellis goes missing. (West Virginia) (Wrong Turn)

Monday 5th September: Alvin Straight leaves his home to travel by lawnmower to Mount Zion, Wisconsin, to see his ill brother. (Laurens, Iowa) (The Straight Story)

Wednesday 21st September: Dr. Wendell James Spencer, mathematician, dies at the age of 77. (What Lies Beneath)

October: Three media studies students go missing in search of the Blair Witch. (Burkittesville, MD) (The Blair Witch Project)

Sunday 9th October: Alvin Straight's lawnmower breaks down a month into his epic journey. (Iowa) (The Straight Story)

Sunday 9th October: Walker and Fielding time travel to this date to get McComb. (Washington DC) (Timecop)

Monday 10th October: Sarah Fielding has sex with Bobby Morgan after her 16th birthday party. (Colorado) (Timecop)

Monday 31st October: Dylan goes as Kris Kross for Halloween. (Los Angeles, California) (Friends with Benefits)

Monday 28th November: Jeffrey Dahmer is beaten to death by a fellow inmate while performing cleaning duty in a bathroom. (Portage, Wisconsin) (Dahmer)

December: Mathematician John Nash is awarded the Noble Prize for his research in governing dynamics. (Stockholm, Sweden) (A Beautiful Mind)

December: Ollie Trinke introduces Gertrude Steiney to his dad and conceives Gertie. (New Jersey) (Jersey Girl)

December: Oliver "Ollie" Trinke' meets Gertrude Steiney and they start dating. (New York City) (Jersey Girl)

December: Alan Parrish hires Judy and Peter's father for the Parrish Shoe Factory - in one timeline. (Jumanji)

Friday 16th December: Jesse arrives to meet Celine on the train platform; he wanders the city for days then returns to the US. (Vienna Austria) (Before Sunrise)

Friday 16th December: Celine attends her grandmother's funeral. (Budapest) (Before Sunset)

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