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  • 1959

    • January

      • January 2, 1959
        • According to the Oakwood High School Basketball schedule in the Park Drugs drugstore, Oakwood High School plays Manchester High School in Manchester. (episode Where is Everybody?)

      • 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)

      • January 9, 1959
        • According to the Oakwood High School Basketball schedule in the Park Drugs drugstore, Oakwood High School plays Plainville High School in Oakwood. (episode Where is Everybody?)

      • January 16, 1959
        • According to the Oakwood High School Basketball schedule in the Park Drugs drugstore, Oakwood High School plays Manchester High School in Oakwood. (episode Where is Everybody?)

      • January 30, 1959
        • According to the Oakwood High School Basketball schedule in the Park Drugs drugstore, Oakwood High School plays Plainville High School in Plainville. (episode Where is Everybody?)

    • February

      • February 3, 1959
        • Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens do not die in a plane crash. J1, also known as nut-face Josh, travels back in time, rescuing his heroes that died prematurely and taking them to Haven, A town that exists outside of time and space. (Season 3 episode Haven is for Real)

      • February 6, 1959
        • According to the Oakwood High School Basketball schedule in the Park Drugs drugstore, Oakwood High School plays Clarion High School in Clarion. (episode Where is Everybody?)

      • February 13, 1959
        • According to the Oakwood High School Basketball schedule in the Park Drugs drugstore, Oakwood High School plays Allerton High School in Oakwood. (episode Where is Everybody?)

      • February 27, 1959
        • According to the Oakwood High School Basketball schedule in the Park Drugs drugstore, Oakwood High School plays Corinth High School in Corinth. (episode Where is Everybody?)

      • March 12, 1959
        • Date of Birth on Jerry Mason Williamsí Nebraska operators license - one of them single men that Jimmy and Jeff target as part of their identity theft scheme. (Season 6 episode Breaking Bad)
        • Janey buys Jon a beer. Dr. Manhattan: "It is May 12th, 1959, when l'm introduced to Janey. She buys me a beer, the first time a woman has done this for me.As she passes me the cold, perspiring glass, our fingers touch."

    • June

      • June 1, 1959
        • New record added 11/14/2022
        • Date of Birth on Barry Kasparzki's FBI Public Information file - the owner of the abandoned building that hacker Andy identifies as the source of the most recent calls to Justin's phone.

      • June 15, 1959
        • Date of Miami Tribune newspaper headline HIGH SCHOOL CHEERLEADER FOUND DEAD IN BATHTUB. (Season 4 episode If I Had a Hammer)

    • July

      • July 7, 1959
        • Jacob Fischer born, scientist wanted in four states and three countries for illegal human experimentation including surgical alterations, radical hormone therapy and using average citizens as unwitting guinea pigs. (Season 1 episode Power Hungry)

      • August 20, 1959
        • U.S. government researcher Jon Osterman obliterated after being caught in an experimental intrinsic field generator, later reassembled as the big blue omniscient superhero that would become known as Dr. Manhattan - an event portrayed in Adrian Veidt's play. (Season 1 episode Martial Feats of Comanche Horsemanship)

    • 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)

      • September 23, 1959
        • Date of Birth on Kendrick Vance Davisí Nebraska operators license - one of the single men that Jimmy and Jeff target as part of their identity theft scheme. (Season 6 episode Breaking Bad)

    • 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)

      • November 14, 1959
        • New record added 11/19/2022
        • At the Gila Flats Test Base, a partially muscled skeleton stands by the perimeter fence and screams for thirty seconds before vanishing.

    • December

      • December 11, 1959
        • Marion Crane steals $40,000 from her boss Lowery Real Estate in Phoenix, Arizona and heads for Fairvale, California to see her boyfriend Sam.

      • December 13, 1959
        • Norman Bates tells private detective Martin Arbogast that Marion Crane checked out of the Bates Motel Sunday morning.

      • December 19, 1959
        • Lowery's private detective Milton Arbogast shows up at Sam's hardware store, meeting with Sam and Marion's sister Lila before checking out various motels in the area. He calls Lila after leaving the Bates Motel, telling her he'll see her in an hour. When he doesn't show up, Sam and Lila go to Sheriff Chambers' house.

      • December 20, 1959
        • Sam and Lila meet Sheriff Chambers at his church before driving over to the Bates Motel to look for Lila themselves.

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