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Dated Events

  • Real World: May 14. The Warsaw Pact is signed by eight communist nations, including the Soviet Union.
  • Back to the Future: November 5. Marty McFly arrives, having travelled to this year from 1985. Over the next week, he ultimately changes his parents' history for the better. (Back to the Future, Back to the Future Part II)
  • Back to the Future: November 12. At 10:05 p.m., during a major lightning storm, Marty McFly is sent back to 1985 after the DeLorean is energized with a bolt of lightning (that also stops the town's main clock tower). Earlier in the day, Biff Tannen of 2015 gives his 1955 self a sports almanac, creating "Biffhorrific 1985" until history is fixed by Marty (on a second trip) and Doc Brown. Brown is blown back to 1885, leaving Marty to turn to 1955's younger Doc Brown for help. (Back to the Future, Back to the Future Part II)
  • Back to the Future: After November 12. Marty McFly leaves for 1885 to save Doc Brown from being murdered. (Back to the Future Part III)
  • Real World: December 1. In Montgomery, Alabama, Rosa Parks refuses to give her seat on a bus to a white man, and is arrested for violating the city's racial segregation laws.

Undated Events

New Fictional Works

Notable Books

The End of Eternity by Isaac Asimov, Moonraker by Ian Fleming, Tunnel in the Sky by Robert Heinlein, The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis, The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien, The Chrysalids by John Wyndham.

Notable Films

1984, Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy, Bride of the Monster, Cult of the Cobra, Devil Girl from Mars, Godzilla Raids Again (Gigantis the Fire Monster), Helen of Troy, It Came from Beneath the Sea, Man Beast, Revenge of the Creature, Richard III, Tarantula, This Island Earth, Ulysses, The Warriors.

Notable Comic Books

Detective Comics #225 (first Martian Manhunter).

Notable Television Series

  • Beginning: The Adventures of Fu Manchu, The Adventures of Robin Hood, Quatermass II.
  • Continuing: The Adventures of Superman (Season 4).
  • Ending: Captain Video and His Video Rangers, Space Patrol, Tom Corbett, Space Cadet.

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