Forrest Gump Timeline

Timeline created by Jordan Turner
  • Forrest Presley

    Forrest Presley
    Elvis was an American singer, musician, and actor. When Forrest was wearing leg braces, which gives him an odd style of dancing. Elvis, however, appreciates this style and comes to adopt it as his own famous gyrating dance style.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJslCsekjIg
  • The Vietnam War

    The Vietnam War
    The Vietnam war was one of the great wars of the 20th century. Many famous songs from that time were playing, like the CCR, Jimi Hendrix, and The Doors. Forrest saved as many people as he could.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPPaZU18rUg
  • Ping Pong

    Ping Pong
    In the Vietnam war Forrest was shot. While in recovery he ate all the ice cream he could have. He shorty picked up a paddle and began to play ping pong.
  • Medal of Honor and Meets Pres. Johnson

    Medal of Honor and Meets Pres. Johnson
    Forrest Gump shows the President of the U.S Lyndon B. Johnson his injury after receiving the Medal of Honor.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pV4yAluHLE8
  • Ping Pong in China

    Ping Pong in China
    Forrest is so good that he is asked to play on the American team against the Chinese. Ping Pong Diplomacy which was used between the Americans and the Chinese.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJP5svbymi0
  • Gump and Lennon

    Gump and Lennon
    Forrest meets John Lennon in person for the first time in his life. Forrest appeared on a talk show called "Dick Cavett Show" while sitting on the side of John Lennon. John Lennon is a British musician in the popular British Group The Beatles. John was later assassinated in 1980.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWD8YI1Mqhs
  • Watergate Break and Gump Meets Nixon

    Watergate Break and Gump Meets Nixon
    Forrest and the ping pong team were invited to the white house. Forrest received a award from President Nixon. Nixon invited Forrest to stay at the Watergate hotel. In the middle of the night Forrest makes a call to security telling him there are people with flashlights and they are keeping him up.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJpDMPnmrBU
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BnfR7_Fu-g
  • Black Panthers

    Black Panthers
    When Forrest got back from war there were scenes of the hippies who wanted world peace in that time. There were also black panthers who wanted there to be equal rights for African Americans. They were extremist and would do anything for it.
  • Hippie and Black Panthers

    Hippie and Black Panthers
    When Forrest got back from war there were scenes of the hippies who wanted world peace in that time. There were also black panthers who wanted there to be equal rights for African Americans. They were extremist and would do anything for it.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMzk89bYjiQ
  • Hurricane Carmen

    Hurricane Carmen
    Hurricane Carmen hit the Bayou La Batre. It was a success for Forrest because the storm wiped out all of the competition. By Forrest boat being the only one standing he was able to catch all the shrimp.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9zcxt0oCGM
  • Boomin

    Boomin
    From 73-76 the cocaine and heroin market boomed. Jenny used a lot of drugs. She was so low on life she wanted to take her own life.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTSiQCYQuvA
  • Apple Deal

    Apple Deal
    In 1976, Apple was created. It turned into a huge profit quickly. Forrest was giving a deal with the apple company. Forrest used the money he had from the shrimping business and invested in apple technology.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNa4EMUWnAc
  • Brands from Brains

    Brands from Brains
    Famous brands in the 70's and 80's was the Smiley Face and Crap Happens brands. Forrest doesn’t actually wear the smiley shirt, but he is credited for its creation. The shirt later became famous and money was made.
  • Targets

    Targets
    In 1981 someone tried to assassinate him. It was pronounced on the news. Forrest was still doing business as usual.
  • Wrap it Up

    Wrap it Up
    The aids breakout in the world was in 1981. Jenny died from unknown diseases. It could've been HIV, or Hepatitis C. She was burred under the tree her and Forrest got married under.