The Kite Runner timeline

Events

Afghanistan is a monarchy ruled by King Zahir Shah

1933 - 1973

Amir is born

1963

Hassan is born

1964

Mohammad Daoud Khan was President and Prime Minister of Afghanistan

1973 - 1978

Zahir Shah killed

July 1973

Hassan inspires Amir to write

July 1973

Mohammad Daoud Khan seized power

July 17, 1973

Mohammad Daoud Khan was Zahir Shah's cousin and a former Prime Minister of Afghanistan, the military coup was nearly bloodless,

Amir and Hassan win the kite flying contest and Hassan is raped by Assef.

1975

Hassan and Ali leave

1976

Amir's 13th birthday

1976

Mohammad Daoud Khan violently overthrown by the PDPA

April 27, 1978

People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan. Daoud was killed in the coup along with most of his family.

Groups of Afghans who believed in adherence to traditional and religious laws challenge the government

1979

Soviet occupation / military coup

april 1979 - 1989

Russian tanks roll into kabul

December 1979

Baba and Amir flee from Afghanistan.

1981

Baba and Amir arrive in San Franciso

1982

Amir graduates high school

1983

Amir meets Soraya

1984

Amir and Soraya get married

1985

Rahim Kahn finds Hassan

1986

Baba dies

1986

Amir gets his first novel published

1988

Afghanistan remained under PDPA

1989 - 1992

Soviet Troops finally withdrew

1989

Sohrab is born

1990

Infighting among rival militias

1992 - 1996

Soviet Union collapse and Afghanistan is converted it to an Islamic State

1992

Soviet Union collapse and therefore Soviet support for the government, the mujahedin finally won Afghanistan and converted it to an Islamic State

Taliban took control of Kabul

1996

After so many years of insecurity and violence, the people welcomed the takeover.

Hassan amd Farzana are killed by the Taliban

2000

Amir gets a call from Rahim Khan

2001

9/11

September 11, 2001

the United States invaded Afghanistan and overthrew the Taliban