Forrest Gump Timeline of Events and Major Figures

Timeline created by mrwarner06
In History
  • Estimated Birth Year

    Estimated Birth Year
    Named after founder of the Klu Klux Klan, Nathan Bedford Forrest
  • Meets Elvis; Teaches Dance Steps

    Meets Elvis; Teaches Dance Steps
  • Plays for Legendary "Bear" Bryant Alabama Football Coach

    Plays for Legendary "Bear" Bryant Alabama Football Coach
  • Witnesses Racial Integration at University of Alabama with George Wallace Speaking

    Witnesses Racial Integration at University of Alabama with George Wallace Speaking
  • Meets President Kennedy as All-American

  • President Kennedy is Assassinated

    President Kennedy is Assassinated
  • Forrest Fights in Vietnam

    Forrest Fights in Vietnam
  • Jenny Joins the Counterculture; Becomes a Hippy

    Jenny Joins the Counterculture; Becomes a Hippy
  • Robert Kennedy is Assassinated

    Robert Kennedy is Assassinated
  • Receives Medal of Honor from LBJ

    Receives Medal of Honor from LBJ
  • Speaks at Vietnam War Protest with Abby Hoffman; Meets Black Panthers

    Speaks at Vietnam War Protest with Abby Hoffman; Meets Black Panthers
  • U.S. Moon Landing Shown on T.V.

    U.S. Moon Landing Shown on T.V.
  • Forrest Visits China with U.S. Ping Pong Team

    Forrest Visits China with U.S. Ping Pong Team
  • Forrest Appears on the Dick Cavett Show with John Lennon

    Forrest Appears on the Dick Cavett Show with John Lennon
  • Meets President Nixon; Witnesses Watergate Break-In

    Meets President Nixon; Witnesses Watergate Break-In
  • Survives Hurricane Carmen; Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Takes Off

    Survives Hurricane Carmen; Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Takes Off
  • Lt. Dan Invests in Apple

    Lt. Dan Invests in Apple
    Closeup of frame from the movie reveals September 23, 1975
  • Assassination Attempt Upon President Reagan

    Assassination Attempt Upon President Reagan
  • Jenny Diagnosed with HIV/AIDS; Passes Away

    Jenny Diagnosed with HIV/AIDS; Passes Away
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    Major Historical Events/Figures in the Life of Forrest Gump