This page contains a timeline of events of the Watchmen universe. This list caontains elements seen in the movie and its viral marketing. They sometimes contradict the timeline established in the original comics, such as the Comedian's age.
Birth of Hollis Mason
The memorial photograph of the Minutemen is shot. After this, the Comedian assaults Silk Spectre.
- August 6
- An atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima by Miss Jupiter.
- August 14 (real world)
- V-J Day: Silhouette meets her companion, then a nurse in Times Square.
- The Doomsday Clock is set to 3
- Doomsday Clock is set to 2
- Sally is pregnant and retires; birth of Laurie Juspeczyk
- Mothman is taken to an asylum
- End of the Minutemen
- Osterman eets Janey Slater in a bar.
- They go on a date in a Carnival
- November 10
- Jon Osterman's circulatory system is seen in the Gila Flats kitchen by Dexter Redback.
- November 14
- Jon Osterman's partially muscled skeleton appears for thirty seconds to J. Sanderson outside the perimeter fence at Gila Flats.
- March 10
- Wally Weaver writes a testimony concerning Dr. Manhattan, attending Senators George Malloy, Colin Newberry and William Holmes.
- March 15
- Wally Weaver writes the affidavit of his testimony and publishes it.
- March 11
- NBS Nightly News with Ted Philips feature Dr. Manhattan
- May 22
- Nixon authorizes the Wrath of God.
- June 15
- Day one of Wrath of God operation.
- June 18
- The New York Gazette publishes Nixon's response to the Soviets concerning Vietnam and Dr. Manhattan
- June 15
- Ton Duo Thang and Creighton Williams Abrams sign the act of military surrender. America wins the Vietnam War.
- January 20
- Richard Nixon proposes a Constitutional amendment that will allow him to run for a third term as president.
- Moloch bombs the New York Stock Exchange
- February 16
- Francis Giancarlo writes a letter to the mayor of New York about the scheduling strike protesting against costumed crime fighters
- August 29
- A federal warrant is issued against Rorschach
- September 10
- A second warrant is issued against Rorschach
- September 21
- The Political Gazette publishes an interview of Senator Keene by Louise Easton.
- 15 March
- Alexander Haig writes his memorandum expressing concerns about the Comedian.
- 14 July
- A Top Secret paper concerning Dr. Manhattan's invasion to Afghanistan is authored
- 28 October
- Rorschach kills Franklin Smith and Daziel Amrand, suspects of Loomis murder.
- Police Officers James Schwarz, Mark Pallazo and Grevin Adell come to apprehend Rorschach but are injured.
- 27 November
- Rorschach is called Wanted by the FBI.
- August 22
- World Chess Association sends a congratulation letter to Veidt about his victories
- July 12
- A gathering against famine is organized by Veidt at Yankee Stadium.
- October 14
- Time Magazine runs an article about Dr. Manhattan and Ozymandias joining their power.
- Ocrober 11
- Airing of an episode of late night UK current affairs review World In Focus with Jeremy Miller, in which photo-journalist Alain Guillon and author Hal Eisner discuss the emerging geopolitical crisis.
- October 28
- Nova Express has an issue about the "Spirit of '77".
- October 30
- William J. Franklin writes a Top Secret paper concerning Dr. Manhattan and Soviet aggression; planned to be sent in November 2
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 http://www.flickr.com/photos/thenewfrontiersman/3266870980/
- ↑ 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 Watchmen: The Film Companion
- ↑ This event is seen only in the movie introduction
- ↑ http://www.flickr.com/photos/thenewfrontiersman/3197364672/
- ↑ http://www.flickr.com/photos/thenewfrontiersman/3211849169/
- ↑ http://www.flickr.com/photos/thenewfrontiersman/3211850951/
- ↑ http://www.flickr.com/photos/thenewfrontiersman/3212500857/
- ↑ http://www.flickr.com/photos/thenewfrontiersman/3213340608/
- ↑ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nd5cInmK6LQ
- ↑ http://www.flickr.com/photos/thenewfrontiersman/3220349258/
- ↑ http://www.flickr.com/photos/thenewfrontiersman/3235212490/
- ↑ The image released by the movie merchandise mistakenly gives the date as 1970
- ↑ http://www.flickr.com/photos/thenewfrontiersman/3246779475/
- ↑ http://www.flickr.com/photos/thenewfrontiersman/3250581446
- ↑ http://www.flickr.com/photos/thenewfrontiersman/3252316399/
- ↑ 16.0 16.1 16.2 http://www.flickr.com/photos/thenewfrontiersman/3276903748/
- ↑ http://www.flickr.com/photos/thenewfrontiersman/3272365896/
- ↑ http://www.flickr.com/photos/thenewfrontiersman/3314458022/
- ↑ http://www.flickr.com/photos/thenewfrontiersman/3274005299/
- ↑ http://www.flickr.com/photos/thenewfrontiersman/3284945162/
- ↑ http://www.flickr.com/photos/thenewfrontiersman/3308946065/
- ↑ http://www.flickr.com/photos/thenewfrontiersman/3325581305/
- ↑ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TShz4VsKeso
- ↑ http://www.flickr.com/photos/thenewfrontiersman/3326470760/
- ↑ http://www.flickr.com/photos/thenewfrontiersman/3313632123/