Forrest Gump Pt.1: Jacob Bruins

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In History
  • Meets Elvis and teaches Elvis the famous Elvis dance

    Meets Elvis and teaches Elvis the famous Elvis dance
    The dance becomes revolutionary and Elvis would become one of the first media celebrities.
  • Integration at the University of Alabama

    Integration at the University of Alabama
    The governor of Alabama, George Wallace, attempted to prevent a two black students from entering the University of Alabama until federal troops were called to escort them into the university.
  • Meets JFK as part of the Alabama football team

    Meets JFK as part of the Alabama football team
    This is the first time president John F. Kennedy is shown. Kennedy would become a major figure in the movie and history.
  • JFK Assassination

    JFK Assassination
    John F. Kennedy would be shot in Dallas, Texas in one of the most famous and controversial assassination of a president ever.
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War
    Forrest would be drafted into the Vietnam which was a major war in the United States dealing with the Cold War era.
  • Robert Kennedy's Assassination

    Robert Kennedy's Assassination
    Forrest experiences the death of John F. Kennedy's brother Robert Kennedy.
  • U.S Moon Landing

    U.S Moon Landing
    Forrest watches America become the first nation on the moon. America beat Russia in getting on the moon first in the space race.
  • Hippie Counterculture

    Hippie Counterculture
    Jenny begins to follow the hippie lifestyle during the 1960s. The hippie counterculture promoted the idea of world peace.
  • The Black Panthers

    The Black Panthers
    Jenny takes Forrest to a Black Panther Meeting. The Black Panthers original purpose was to fight discrimination.
  • Nike Inc.

    Nike Inc.
    Nike Inc. originally came to be in 1971 but Jenny bought Forrest a pair of Nike's at an unknown date in the movie.
  • Forrest Visits China with U.S Ping Pong Team

    Forrest Visits China with U.S Ping Pong Team
    Forrest joins America's national ping pong team and gets a chance to play in China.
  • Forrest Witnesses the Watergate Scandal

    Forrest Witnesses the Watergate Scandal
    Forrest meets Nixon and later witnesses the Watergate Scandal. The Watergate Scandal would result in Nixon later resigning for his presidency.
  • Dick Cavett Show with John Lennon

    Dick Cavett Show with John Lennon
    Forrest appears on the Dick Cavett Show with John Lennon. John Lennon was part of one of the most famous bands, The Beatles, and also became a famous singer.
  • Hurricane Carmen

    Hurricane Carmen
    Forrest experienced one of the most intense hurricanes in American history while shrimping
  • Nixon Resigns

    Nixon Resigns
    Forrest experiences Nixon resigning from office after almost facing certain impeachment from the Watergate scandal.
  • Apple Computers

    Apple Computers
    Forrest invests in the Apple Company and becomes rich from this.
  • Jimmy Carter Collapses at a Maryland Road Race

    Jimmy Carter Collapses at a Maryland Road Race
    Jimmy Carter collapses at a Maryland Road Race. With many in fear of a heart attack, doctors later diagnosed Carter with heat exhaustion and he was perfectly normal after.
  • John Lennon Assassination

    John Lennon Assassination
    Forrest mention the assassination of john Lennon shortly after meeting him.
  • Reagan Attempted Assassination

    Reagan Attempted Assassination
    Forrest experiences the failed attempt assassination of Ronald Reagan.
  • Space shuttle

    Space shuttle
    Lieutenant Dan mentions the Space shuttle when talking about his new prosthetic legs.