Watchmen Timeline

Main

Minutemen Assembled

1939

Dr. Osterman Vaporized

August 1959

Dr. Manhattan Born

November 22, 1959

Failed Crimebusters Meeting

1965

U.S. wins Vietnam War

1971

Nixon Elected Second Term

1972

Nixon Elected Third Term

1976

Keene Act Passed

1977

Nixon Elected Fourth Term

1980

Nixon Elected Fifth Term

1984

The Comedian murdered; start of story

October 12, 1985

Real World Events

Cold War: 1947 - 1991

1959 - 1985

Vietnam War: 1955 - 1975

1959 - 1975

Nixon elected

1968

Nixon elected second term

1972

Watergate Scandal

June 1972

Nixon Resigns, Ford takes over as President

August 9, 1974

Fall of Saigon

April 23, 1975

Carter elected President

1978

Soviet War in Afghanistan: 1979 - 1989

1979 - 1985

Reagan Elected

1982