Kite Runner Timeline

Main

Baba is born

1933

Zahir Shah becomes king. The new king brings stability

1933

Amir is born

1963

Hassan is born

1964

Khan overthrows the last king, Mohammed Zahir Shah, in a military coup.

1973

Baba gives Hassan a present

1974

Hassan is attacked by Assef and betrayed by Amir.

1975

Khan is killed in a communist coup. Nur Mohammad Taraki becomes president.

1978

The USSR invades Afghanistan on Dec. 24.

1979

Baba and Amir flee from Afghanistan.

1981

2.8 million Afghans flee from the war to Pakistan.

1982

The Mujahadeen recieve arms from the United States, Britain&China via Pakistan.

1986

Amir returns to Afghanistan for Shorab

1986

President Bush orders attack against Osama bin Laden camps.

1998

Hazara's are massacared by Taliban

1998

Amir returns to San Fransisco in August with Shorab.

2001

The event of 9/11 happens.

2001