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  • 1862

    • September

      • September 20, 1862
        • Sam Beckett leaps into his great-grandfather during the civil war, helping the underground railroad smuggle a family to freedom. (Season 5 episode The Leap Between the States)

  • 1945

    • June

      • June 15, 1945
        • After a lightning strike, Sam and Al switch places. Al leaps into ex-POW Captain Tom Jarrett in 1945, and Sam is confined to the Imaging Chamber in 1999, which has been locked by mistake. (Season 4 episode The Leap Back)

  • 1953

    • April

      • April 14, 1953
        • Sam Beckett leaps into Nick Allen, a private detective that looks like Humphrey Bogart, holding a gun over a dead body as the police arrive. (Season 1 episode Play It Again, Seymour)

    • August

      • August 4, 1953
        • Sam Beckett leaps into Navy aviation machinist Charles Lee Mackenzie, returning from being stationed in Japan for 2 years. (Season 2 episode The Americanization of Machiko)

      • August 8, 1953
        • Sam Beckett born in Elk Ridge, Indiana. As a grown man, Sam Beckett leaps into a bar in Cokeburg, Pennsylvania on the date of his birth at the exact time he was born, encountering people from his past with different names, and Al as the Bartender. (Season 5 episode Mirror Image)

    • September

      • September 7, 1953
        • Sam Beckett leaps into Doctor William "Billy" Beaumont PhD, a professional "rain maker" whose brother thinks he is a joke. (Season 4 episode A Single Drop of Rain)

  • 1954

    • June

      • June 3, 1954
        • Sam Beckett leaps into Phillip, a man who was thought to be dead after three years of being missing. Phillip's wife, Catherine, the heiress to a shipping company, happens to be getting re-married the next day. (Season 2 episode Sea Bride)

    • July

      • July 3, 1954
        • Sam Beckett leaps into Elvis Presley shortly before being discovered. (Season 5 episode Memphis Melody)

    • September

      • September 4, 1954
        • Sam Beckett leaps into Charlie "Black Magic" Walters, one of the greatest pool players of all time. (Season 2 episode Pool Hall Blues)

    • October

      • October 3, 1954
        • Sam Beckett leaps into Sam Beiderman, a mental patient undergoing electric shock therapy that brings out the personalities of several people he has leaped into previously. (Season 3 episode Shock Theater)

  • 1955

    • May

      • May 11, 1955
        • Sam Beckett leaps into Clyde, a newly inducted member of the Ku Klux Klan, and must find a way to prevent the lynching of a black community activist. (Season 4 episode Justice)

    • July

      • July 23, 1955
        • Sam Beckett leaps into Terry Sammis, half of the "Battling Rooskies" tag team wrestling duo, and must find a way to keep his brother from wrestling before he suffers a heart attack. (Season 3 episode Heart of a Champion)

    • August

      • August 8, 1955
        • Sam Beckett leaps into Sheriff Clayton Fuller, father of Abagail Fuller, a girl accused of killing her husband and daughter. (Season 5 episode One Little Heart)
        • Sam Beckett leaps into a black man named Jesse Tyler in the deep south. (Season 1 episode The Color of Truth)

    • November

      • November 15, 1955
        • Sam Beckett leaps into a very pregnant teenage girl named Billy Jean, and must find a way to keep her baby instead of giving it up for adoption. (Season 3 episode 8 1/2 Months)

  • 1956

    • August

      • August 5, 1956
        • Sam Beckett leaps into Texas veterinarian Doc Young. (Season 1 episode How The Tess Was Won)

      • August 13, 1956
        • Sam Beckett leaps into the pilot of a private jet taking a newly-wed couple through the Bermuda Triangle. (Season 4 episode Ghost Ship)

    • September

      • September 13, 1956
        • Sam Beckett leaps into Air Force test pilot Tom Stratton. (Season 1 episode Genesis)

      • September 27, 1956
        • Sam Beckett leaps into Nikos Stathatos, a Greek seaman shipwrecked on an uncharted island. (Season 5 episode Leaping of the Shrew)

    • October

      • October 8, 1956
        • Sam Beckett leaps into Arnold Watkins / The Midnight Marauder, encountering Alia, the evil time-traveler who sets wrong what once was right. (Season 5 episode Return of the Evil Leaper)

    • November

      • November 2, 1956
        • Sam Beckett leaps into Tallawaga County Prison inmate Chance Terence Cole, working on a chain gang. (Season 4 episode Unchained)

  • 1957

    • March

      • March 2, 1957
        • Sam Beckett leaps into archaeologist Dale Conway, who has uncovered the tomb of Egyptian pharaoh Ptah-Hotep. (Season 4 episode The Curse of Ptah-Hotep)

    • June

      • June 25, 1957
        • Sam leaps into Al as a young navy pilot facing charges of raping and murdering a Commander's wife. (Season 4 episode A Leap for Lisa)

    • July

      • July 29, 1957
        • Sam Beckett leaps into deep south lawyer Leonard Dancey, and must try a case involving a black woman accused of murdering a prominent white man. (Season 2 episode So Help Me God)

    • October

      • October 5, 1957
        • One of several times that Sam Beckett leaps into Lee Harvey Oswald, the man who supposedly murdered President John F. Kennedy. (Season 5 episode Lee Harvey Oswald)

      • October 6, 1957
        • Sam Beckett leaps into actor Kenny Sharp, portraying the television character of Future Boy, and must find a way to prevent his co-star Moe Stein, from being committed to a mental institution because of his "wild" theories about traveling in time. (Season 3 episode Future Boy)

    • November

      • November 9, 1957
        • Sam Beckett leaps into small town coroner Melvin, and must determine how a young, orphaned woman from Germany named Hilla died. (Season 2 episode Good Night, Dear Heart)

      • November 28, 1957
        • Sam Beckett leaps into Tyler Means, an old gunfighter who is spending his retirement days acting out scenes from his youth when he supposedly cleaned up the town. (Season 4 episode The Last Gunfighter)

  • 1958

    • February

      • February 25, 1958
        • Sam Beckett leaps into Martin Joseph "Marty" Ellroy, Sr., a bigamist married to two women and two sets of kids that are both starved for his attention. (Season 5 episode A Tale of Two Sweeties)

    • May

      • May 10, 1958
        • Sam Beckett leaps into New York cab driver Max Greenman, trying to earn his medallion in a high-stakes contest. (Season 4 episode It's a Wonderful Leap)

    • June

      • June 7, 1958
        • Sam Beckett leaps into Darlene Monte, beauty contest finalist competing for the title of "Miss Deep South", and must uncover the reason that his pageant roommate disappears before the pageant ends. (Season 3 episode Miss Deep South)

      • June 18, 1958
        • Sam Beckett leaps into illiterate drifter and multiple murderer Leon Randolph Stiles, currently on the run. (Season 5 episode Killin' Time)

    • September

      • September 1, 1958
        • Sam Beckett leaps into gang member Shane "Funny Bone" Thomas, and must prevent the stabbing of the gang leaders' girlfriend, who Sam believes does not belong on the open road and must be set free. Sam visits with famous writer Jack Kerouac. (Season 3 episode Rebel Without a Clue)

    • November

      • November 18, 1958
        • Sam Beckett leaps into Victor Panzini, member of a Hungarian family Arial act, and must save his sister from falling to her death when she tries to perform the deadly "triple" trapeze act without a net. (Season 2 episode Leaping In Without A Net)

  • 1959

    • January

      • January 6, 1959
        • One of several times that Sam Beckett leaps into Lee Harvey Oswald, the man who supposedly murdered President John F. Kennedy. (Season 5 episode Lee Harvey Oswald)

    • April

      • April 30, 1959
        • Sam Beckett leaps into comedian Davey Parker, performing at the Gold & Sand Casino in Las Vegas. (Season 4 episode Stand-Up)

    • September

      • September 9, 1959
        • Sam Beckett leaps into radio disc jockey "Howlin' Chick Howell", and must prevent a radio station from being shut down. (Season 2 episode Good Morning, Peoria)

    • October

      • October 21, 1959
        • One of several times that Sam Beckett leaps into Lee Harvey Oswald, the man who supposedly murdered President John F. Kennedy. (Season 5 episode Lee Harvey Oswald)

  • 1960

    • April

      • April 4, 1960
        • Sam Beckett leaps into Marilyn Monroe's chauffeur. (Season 5 episode Goodbye Norma Jean)

      • April 27, 1960
        • Sam Beckett leaps into a cop who is on his honeymoon on the train to Niagara Falls. (Season 2 episode Honeymoon Express)

  • 1961

    • January

      • January 24, 1961
        • Sam Beckett leaps into a chimp in the chimponaut corps, and must get the chimp into the space program. (Season 4 episode The Wrong Stuff)

    • June

      • June 6, 1961
        • Sam Beckett leaps into a geeky teenager Cameron "Cam” Wilson, and must prevent his sister from marrying an abusive alcoholic. (Season 1 episode Camikazi Kid)

    • August

      • August 4, 1961
        • Sam Beckett leaps into Gilbert LaBonte, the head of a New Orleans brothel, and must protect one of the girls who doesn't seem to belong there from vanishing. (Season 3 episode Southern Comforts)

      • August 6, 1961
        • Sam Beckett leaps into Lester "Doc" Fuller, a former major league pitcher stuck back in the minors again. (Season 4 episode Play Ball)

    • October

      • October 16, 1961
        • Sam Beckett leaps into Samantha Stormer, executive secretary at National Motors Corporation. (Season 2 episode What Price Gloria?)

  • 1962

    • October

      • October 26, 1962
        • Sam Beckett leaps into bomb shelter salesman Eddie Elroy during the Cuban Missile Crisis, and must stop the killing of a neighbor during a false air raid alarm which results in the conviction of his brother. (Season 3 episode Nuclear Family)

    • November

      • November 6, 1962
        • Sam Beckett leaps into a Hispanic high school football player Eddie Vega, and must stop his best friend from throwing an important game and ruining his life. (Season 2 episode All-Americans)

    • December

      • December 24, 1962
        • Sam Beckett leaps into Reginald Pearson, personal valet to a rich uptown millionaire. (Season 3 episode A Little Miracle)

  • 1963

    • March

      • March 11, 1963
        • Sam Beckett leaps into a bouncer named Buster, and must find out why his girlfriend, Bunny, has kidnapped a baby girl. (Season 2 episode Maybe Baby)

      • March 21, 1963
        • One of several times that Sam Beckett leaps into Lee Harvey Oswald, the man who supposedly murdered President John F. Kennedy. (Season 5 episode Lee Harvey Oswald)

    • April

      • April 7, 1963
        • Sam Beckett leaps into Cheree, member of a teenage singing group called The Dovettes, and must prevent another member, Lynelle Walters from signing her life away to sleazy promoter Bobby Lee. (Season 4 episode A Song for the Soul)

      • April 10, 1963
        • One of several times that Sam Beckett leaps into Lee Harvey Oswald, the man who supposedly murdered President John F. Kennedy. (Season 5 episode Lee Harvey Oswald)

    • August

      • August 19, 1963
        • Sam Beckett leaps into Catholic priest Father Francis Giuseppe "Frank" Pistano at St. Dorothy's church, and must prevent the murder of Father Mack, another priest at the church. (Season 3 episode Leap of Faith)

    • October

      • October 21, 1963
        • One of several times that Sam Beckett leaps into Lee Harvey Oswald, the man who supposedly murdered President John F. Kennedy. (Season 5 episode Lee Harvey Oswald)

    • November

      • November 21, 1963
        • One of several times that Sam Beckett leaps into Lee Harvey Oswald, the man who supposedly murdered President John F. Kennedy. (Season 5 episode Lee Harvey Oswald)

      • November 22, 1963
        • One of several times that Sam Beckett leaps into Lee Harvey Oswald, the man who supposedly murdered President John F. Kennedy. (Season 5 episode Lee Harvey Oswald)

  • 1964

    • February

      • February 6, 1964
        • Sam Beckett leaps into blind pianist Andrew Ross, and must save his girlfriend Michelle from her overprotective Mother and a serial strangler. (Season 2 episode Blind Faith)

    • June

      • June 11, 1964
        • Sam Beckett leaps into Cadet Commander Thomas "Tommy" H. York, a naval cadet who may or not be gay, and must prevent another gay cadet from being killed by a gay-bashing group. (Season 4 episode Running for Honor)

    • July

      • July 4, 1964
        • Sam Beckett leaps into 13 year-old Butchie Rickett, whose sister constantly torments him, and must find a way to keep his mother from running away from the family and never being heard from again. (Season 3 episode Runaway)

    • October

      • October 4, 1964
        • Sam Beckett leaps into a mentally challenged young man named Jimmy. (Season 2 episode Jimmy)

      • October 31, 1964
        • Sam Beckett leaps into Joshua Rae, a horror novelist surrounded by death and mystery. (Season 3 episode The Boogiem*n)

  • 1965

    • June

      • June 15, 1965
        • Sam Beckett leaps into high-fashion photographer Karl Granson, and must prevent a model from overdosing. (Season 3 episode One Strobe Over the Line)

    • August

      • August 11, 1965
        • Sam Beckett leaps into Ray Harper, a black man with a white girlfriend trying to protect her from being killed by his angry prejudiced brother during the Watts Riots of 1965. (Season 3 episode Black on White on Fire)

    • November

      • November 8, 1965
        • Sam Beckett leaps into Mafia hitman Frankie LaPalma. (Season 1 episode Double Identity)

  • 1966

    • March

      • March 19, 1966
        • Sam Beckett leaps back into mentally challenged Jimmy, encountering Alia, another time-traveler. (Season 5 episode Deliver Us From Evil)

    • May

      • May 21, 1966
        • Sam Beckett leaps into 79 year-old UFO chaser Maxwell Stoddard about to be committed to a mental hospital. (Season 5 episode Star Light, Star Bright)

    • June

      • June 14, 1966
        • Sam Beckett leaps into Abagail Fuller's soon-to-be husband Will Kinman. (Season 5 episode For Your Love)

  • 1967

    • October

      • October 19, 1967
        • Sam Beckett leaps into fraternity member "Wild Thing", and must prevent a girl from setting an explosion that kills someone on campus in protest of the Vietnam War. (Season 2 episode Animal Frat)

  • 1968

    • August

      • August 10, 1968
        • Sam Beckett leaps into Ronald Miller, a soldier who has lost both legs in Vietnam. (Season 5 episode Nowhere to Run)

    • October

      • October 16, 1968
        • Sam Beckett leaps into Margaret Sanders, a bra-burning mother, and must prevent his daughter from getting killed in a violent protest. (Season 5 episode Liberation)

  • 1969

    • April

      • April 1, 1969
        • Sam Beckett leaps into undercover police officer Jake Rawlins, and must prevent a M.I.A. Naval officer's wife from marrying another man until he returns from captivity. (Season 2 episode M.I.A.)

    • August

      • August 17, 1969
        • Sam Beckett leaps into Deputy Sheriff Archie Necaise as Hurricane Camille hits the Gulf Coast. (Season 4 episode Hurricane)

    • September

      • September 9, 1969
        • Sam Beckett leaps into Joe Thurlow, a young man romancing an older woman, while performing a nude version of Hamlet. (Season 4 episode The Play's the Thing)

    • November

      • November 25, 1969
        • Sam Beckett leaps into himself as a teenager back in Elk Ridge, Indiana on the family farm. (Season 3 episode The Leap Home, Part I)

  • 1970

    • April

      • April 7, 1970
        • Sam Beckett leaps into Herbert "Black Magic" Williams in Vietnam with his brother, Tom. (Season 3 episode The Leap Home, Part II: Vietnam)

    • November

      • November 22, 1970
        • Sam Beckett leaps into Native American George "Togo" Washakie, and must help his grandfather make it to the reservation to die in peace. (Season 2 episode Freedom)

  • 1971

    • February

      • February 7, 1971
        • Sam Beckett leaps into parapsychologist Timothy Mintz, and must save a woman from drowning in a lake per a family curse. (Season 2 episode A Portrait For Troian)

    • May

      • May 12, 1971
        • Sam Beckett leaps into Jesus Ortega, a man strapped to an electric chair for a murder he may not have committed. (Season 3 episode Last Dance Before an Execution)

    • December

      • December 22, 1971
        • Sam Beckett leaps into Willie Walters Jr., one of three brothers robbing the town bank in Sam's hometown of Elk Ridge, Indiana. (Season 5 episode Promised Land)

  • 1972

    • June

      • June 15, 1972
        • Sam Beckett leaps into Dr. Gerald Bryant, an english teacher who is having a fling with a student named Jamie. (Season 1 episode Star-Crossed)

    • November

      • November 6, 1972
        • Sam Beckett leaps into Vietnam veteran Henry Adams who lives in the mountains away from civilization. (Season 5 episode The Beast Within)

  • 1973

    • September

      • September 6, 1973
        • Sam Beckett leaps into F.B.I. Agent Peter Langley, protecting a very annoying yet beautiful woman, and must protect her from being killed by a jealous criminal. (Season 2 episode Her Charm)

  • 1974

    • February

      • February 2, 1974
        • Sam Beckett leaps into Rabbi David Basch, and must prevent a Jewish family from falling apart when the wife of his brother contemplates having an affair. (Season 2 episode Thou Shalt Not...)

    • April

      • April 12, 1974
        • Sam Beckett leaps into Geoffrey "Tonic" Mole, the lead singer of English heavy metal band King Thunder, previously known as The Dingles, and known for the songs "Rock the Red Head", "Fate's Wide Wheel" and "Hot Spot". Sam must keep himself from being killed by an unknown stalker. (Season 3 episode Glitter Rock)

    • October

      • October 24, 1974
        • Sam Beckett leaps into Kid Cody, a boxer who's contract is owned by a group of nuns. (Season 1 episode The Right Hand of God)

    • November

      • November 9, 1974
        • Sam Beckett leaps into The Great Spontini, a traveling amateur magician raising a daughter alone, and must find a way to keep the daughter from being taken by her mother when she returns three years after abandoning the family. (Season 3 episode The Great Spontini)

  • 1975

    • March

      • March 10, 1975
        • Sam Beckett leaps into Lord Nigel Corrington, an artist who lives like a vampire. (Season 5 episode Blood Moon)

  • 1976

    • April

      • April 1, 1976
        • Sam Beckett leaps into a boy named Chad whose new little brother will die sometime soon. (Season 2 episode Disco Inferno)

    • June

      • June 18, 1976
        • Sam Beckett leaps into bounty hunter Gordon O'Reilly, taking a difficult woman back to the law, and possibly her death. (Season 3 episode A Hunting We Will Go)

  • 1978

    • July

      • July 18, 1978
        • Sam Beckett leaps into Larry Stanton, the lawyer defending Abagail Fuller in her trial for the murder of Leta Aider. (Season 5 episode The Last Door)

  • 1979

    • February

      • February 28, 1979
        • Sam Beckett leaps into Lt. Jack Stone on February 28, 1979, a homicide detective investigating a horrible murder involving the removal of the victim's heart. (Season 4 episode Dreams)

    • May

      • May 21, 1979
        • Sam Beckett leaps into Ray Hutton, understudy for the lead role in "Man of La Mancha". (Season 2 episode Catch A Falling Star)

    • October

      • October 6, 1979
        • Sam Beckett leaps into a Chippendale dancer Rod "The Bod", and must ensure a hearing-impaired woman realizes her dream of becoming a dancer instead of becoming a prostitute and dying of AIDS. (Season 3 episode Private Dancer)

  • 1980

    • June

      • June 20, 1980
        • Sam Beckett leaps into Katie, a rape victim, and must convince the community she was in fact raped. (Season 4 episode Raped)

  • 1981

    • September

      • September 30, 1981
        • Sam Beckett leaps into Linda Brookner, mother of a teenager, a preteen and a toddler, and must prevent the kidnapping and disappearance of her son while at the same time managing all the duties of a Mom! (Season 2 episode Another Mother)

  • 1982

    • July

      • July 27, 1982
        • Sam Beckett leaps into TV reporter Francis "Eddie" Brackett, who after being challenged by a co-worker to do just one real investigative piece, discovers a secret chemical weapons plant hidden inside a local corporation. (Season 4 episode Roberto!)

  • 1983

    • June

      • June 2, 1983
        • Sam Beckett leaps into Frank Bianca, the most noteworthy hairdresser in Beverly Hills. (Season 4 episode Permanent Wave)

  • 1985

    • February

      • February 1, 1985
        • Sam Beckett leaps into television reporter Dylan Powell, and must prevent the psychic helping police search for a serial killer become the next victim. (Season 4 episode Temptation Eyes)

      • February 14, 1985
        • Valentine's Day. Tamlyn Matsuda is killed. (Season 4 episode Temptation Eyes)

    • April

      • April 25, 1985
        • Sam Beckett leaps into sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer. (Season 5 episode Dr. Ruth)
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