DISCLAIMER: as with the earlier post, this is subject to change and is far from complete.
- January 19: Franklin D. Roosevelt dies of pneumonia.
- July 2: Al Smith is nominated for President, with John N. Garner as his running mate
- November 8: Al Smith defeats Herber Hoover to become the 32nd President of the United States
- January 30: Adolf Hitler is made Chancellor of Germany
- March 4: Al Smith is sworn in as President, stating that “A New Day is dawning in America, one that shall wipe away the tears of the past four years of depression and anxiety.”
- March 23: The German Reichstag passes the Enabling Act, in effect giving Adolf Hitler dictatorial powers.
- April 20: President Smith’s “New Day” plan is signed into law as a series of three bills, promising to secure the banks, rebuild and expand infrastructure, and put people back to work.
- February 3: President Smith signs into law the Citizen Security program, designed to help those out of work due to illness, old-age, or lay-off.
- June 12: The Republican National Convention nominates Alf Landon for President and Earl Warren for Vice President.
- June 27: Al Smith and Nance Garner are renominated for the Democratic ticket for the Presidency.
- August 1-16: Berlin Olympics. Jesse Owens and Marty Glickman both win Gold, a slap in the face of Nazi racial ideas
- March 12: Germany annexes Austria
- September 1: Germany invades Poland, kicking off WWII.
- April 9: Germany invades Denmark and Norway
- May 10: Germany invades France, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg
- May 15: The Netherlands surrenders
- May 26: Evacuations of Allied troops at Dunkirk begins
- May 28: Belgium surrenders
- June 1: Allied armies at Dunkirk surrender to the Germans. Less than 100,000 had been evacuated, crippling Britain
- June 10: Nazis take Paris
- June 19: France formally surrenders
- June 26: Al Smith is renominated once again by the Democrats
- July 12: Republicans nominate Charles Lindburg, with Robert Taft as his running mate
- August 30: “The Blitz” as it becomes known, begins, intensifying the Luftwaffe’s attacks on Britain.
- September 29: King George VI is killed in a nighttime bombing raid that struck Buckingham Palace. Queen Mary is in a coma, but the princesses survive mostly unharmed.
- October 3: Queen Mary dies.
- October 8: Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, is recognized as Prince Regent. He orders that Queen Elizabeth and Princess Margret be taken to Edinburg, away from the worst of the Blitz. Henry remains in London to work with Prime Minister Churchill.
- November 5: Charles Lindburg is elected as the 33rd President of the United States, having run on a promise of keeping America out of the European War
- May 1: Operation Sea Lion commences, with Nazi landings all across Southern England, in addition to paratroopers.
- June 9: the Battle of London begins.
- June 12: Prince Henry and Prime Minister Churchill evacuate London.
- June 22: London falls.
- August 31: Southern England is declared secure, and the Nazis begin to focus on the Midlands.
- October 3: Birmingham falls to the Nazis
- December 8: Opening of the Honolulu Peace Talks between the United States and Japan, with President Lindburg leading the negotiations.
- December 19: Liverpool surrenders to the Nazis
- December 20: Honolulu Accords signed, America promises to not get involved in Japan’s territorial expansion and continue to allow trade. Lindburg touts this as keeping America safe. Democratic critics see him kowtowing to Japan.
- January 9: Manchester falls to the Nazis.
- February 12: Prince Henry, Queen Elizabeth II, and Princess Margret evacuate for Canada (arrive in Halifax on Feb. 16)
- March 28: York falls.
- April 3: England is declared secure.
- April 15: seeing that the UK will eventually fall to the Nazis, Ireland launches a “protective” invasion of Northern Ireland (after secret negotiations with Germany secured permission)
- April 20: Battle of Edinburg begins
- May 9: Edinburg surrenders
- May 20: Glasgow surrenders
- June 1: Seeing that Britain is soon to fall, the Soviet Union launches an attack on Nazi-occupied Poland, opening up the Eastern Front
- June 7: Churchill is captured
- June 8: First Battle of Warsaw: Soviets smash into the city
- June 10: The remains of Churchill’s government agree to a cease-fire.
- June 15: First Battle of Warsaw ends in Soviet victory
- July 26: Negotiations begin in Dublin between the British and the Nazis, with the Irish as “neutral” hosts, to discuss what happens to Great Britain and the Empire.
- September 9: Battle of Krakow: Nazis stop the Soviet advance into Poland
- January 10: Dublin Accords are signed
- Great Britain is declared a protectorate of the Reich, similar to France.
- Canada, Australia, South Africa, and India, are recognized as nations fully independent. Queen Elizabeth is recognized as Queen of Canada and gives up all claim to the British throne.
- The remainder of Britain’s colonies in Africa and the Middle East are to be given over to the Reich (in theory, though this won’t actually occur as simply or as quickly as the treaty demands)
- April 4: Second Battle of Warsaw: Nazis retake the city.
- May 3: Japan launches an invasion of Australia
- June 16: Minsk falls to the Nazis
- End of Year: Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia are all under Nazi occupation. German troops occupy most of Belorussia and have made headway in Ukraine.
- January 12: Edward VIII is invited by the Nazis to return as King of Great Britain, which he does.
- March 1: Edward VIII is crowned as King in the still damaged Westminster Abbey, with his wife recognized as Queen Wallace.
- March 12: King Edward VIII meets with Oswald Mosley, formally asking him to become Prime Minister of Great Britain. This marks the end of “direct rule” by the Nazis over Britain, and the start of it being a client state within the Germanic Empire.
- April 30: Battle of Darwin: Australian forces are able to retake the city from the Japanese, effectively ending Japan’s attempted invasion.
- July 1: Democrats nominate Henry Wallace and Harry Truman to run against Lindburg.
- July 19: Republicans renominate Lindburg and Taft
- July 20: Leningrad falls to the Nazis.
- September 3: Siege of Moscow begins
- November 7: Lindburg wins reelection in a close race with Wallace.
- November 30: Japan and Australia sign a formal Armistice
- March 4: Moscow falls to the Nazis. Stalin, Molotov, and Beria all escape.
- April 30: Stalin and Beria are captured near Nizhny Novograd. Molotov escapes east of the Urals, where he declares that the Soviet Union will fight on.
- May 1: Japan declares war on the Soviet Union, invading Vladivostok and the rest of the Russian Far East.
- June 3: The Nazis drop an atomic bomb on Kazan, where the Red Army had been regrouping for a counter-attack.
- August 31: Hitler declares victory over the Soviet Union west of the Urals. In reality, the Reich will take until 1947 to really secure this region, and an unofficial truce takes place with the rump Soviet Union, centered on Omsk.
- September: the German High Command secretly announces plans to work on consolidating control in Europe through 1946, with plans to deal with the Middle East, Africa, and India starting in 1947.
- Military action begins in the Middle East and India by the Germans. In general, the Nazis will pursue setting up a fascist Indian state, with the destruction of the muslim communities. This is resisted, both by Hindus and Muslims and also remaining British colonists, and will drag on the rest of the decade.
- June 20: Democrats nominate Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr., with Senator Richard Russell of Georgia as his running mate.
- July 2: Republicans nominate Thomas Dewey and Earl Warren. There had been discussion about renominating Lindburg, but he announced early on he would not seek reelection, and Vice President Taft declined due to a health scare.
- November 2: Joseph Kennedy is elected as the 34th President of the United States, promising to end American isolation and become a world leader. Despite a lack of desire to enter the war in Europe, attitudes had slowly changed following the fall of Britain and the Soviet Union. Many feel that they made a mistake in staying out of what was now becoming known as the Second World War.
- Tokyo hosts the first post-war Olympic games (XIV Olympiad). The opening ceremony and many competitions are tense, as this is the first time many from the bitter world rivals have been in the same place during peacetime. The United States and Canada consider boycotts, but attend, as does Australia. Near fights almost break out between the Canadian team and both the UK team and the South African team. Germany wins the most medals, barely beating out the US for second place. Brazil is a surprise third.
- Germans launch first successful man-made satellite.
- During a visit to Rome, Hitler meets with Pius XII and does his best to improve relations between the Reich and the Bishop of Rome, with overall okay results. Pious is seen in photos and newsreel footage to give Hitler a warm reception at the Vatican.
- The Kingdom of Canada formally adopts a new flag, an inverted Union Jack (red and blue trading places).
- Berlin hosts the 4th World Cup. Outside of the Deutsches Imperium, only Italy, Spain, Japan, and Perisa participate. Germany beats Italy in the final.
- Following the previous year’s appearance of Pious XII with Hitler, many American, Canadian, and Australian Catholics, in addition to many in Latin America, have grown frustrated with how the Church has cozied up to the Fascists in Europe and elsewhere. This leads to a meeting of church leaders from across the Americas and the Pacific that results in an official break with Rome and the formation of the Catholic Church of the West, to be headquartered in Boston.
- Germans put the first man in space.
- Kennedy Re-elected, falling out with Southern Democrats begin
- Rome hosts the XV Olympiad. America beats out Germany for the most medals, reversing the order from 1948. Japan comes in third place.
- America tests its first atomic weapon, out in the Pacific.
- Elvis Presley begins his music career.
- America, Canada, and Australia announce the creation of the Trans-Pacific Alliance, a military and trade venture meant to bring the three allies closer together.
- Rome hosts the 5th World Cup. Brazil and Argentina send teams, as does Ireland, Sweden, Finland, India, South Africa, and Australia. Argentina narrowly defeats South Africa in the final.
- Disneyland opens in California.
- J.R.R. Tolkien, a British ex-pat living in Boston, publishes the Fellowship of the Ring, the first in a series known collectively as the War of the Ring.
- Strom Thurmond elected as a Republican
- Nuremberg hosts the XVI Olympiad. Germany wins the most medals, followed by Italy and then America.
- Presley releases “Heartbreak Hotel,” his first number 1 hit.
- Tolkien’s second post-war book, The Two Towers, is published. The War of the Ring series has become a hit, especially in Canada and Australia, where the forces of evil are clearly seen by many as an allegory for the Nazis.
- Americans launch first satellite.
- Tolkien’s The Return of the King, showing the epic liberation of mythical Minas Tirith, capital of Gondor, from the clutches of the Dark Lord is widely seen to have political undertones, imagining a restoration of Queen Elizabeth to Britain. The popularity of the War of the Rings series also saw a demand for a rerelease of The Hobbit in America.
- Australia hosts the 6th World Cup in Melbourne. America and Canada both send teams, along with Mexico, Cuba, Peru, Uruguay, Chile, Vietnam, Manhucko, and Turkey. Italy bests Mexico in the final.
- Germans land man on the moon.
- Thurmond re-elected
- New York City hosts the XVII Olympiad. America wins the most medals, followed by Italy and then Germany.
- Elvis begins a short-lived movie career.
- German’s begin work on their first permanent moonbase.
- Walter Cronkite becomes the anchor of CBS Evening News.
- Frankfurt hosts the 7th World Cup. Germany loses to the American team in an epic upset. The win shoots soccer up to become a much more popular sport in the US (still farther behind Football and Baseball, but makes it almost on par with Basketball).
- Adolf Hitler dies. President Thurmond attends the funeral. Heinrich Himmler becomes Fuhrer
- Hubert Humphrey defeats Thurmond for the presidency
- Capetown hosts the XVIII Olympiad. This was a very unpopular move by some, and both Canada and Australia boycott the games. Germany comes in first, followed by America and then South Africa.
- Elvis announces the end to his film career, returning in a live televised special on the 4th of July, from San Francisco. He also surprises many by endorsing Humphrey’s presidential bid.
- American’s get their first man into space. There is some concern about space becoming the future battlefield.
- Queen Elizabeth of Canada visits Washington, D.C., along with the Canadian Prime Minister. Unlike Thurmond and even to an extent Kennedy, Humphrey wants to be very open about America’s strong relationship with Canada. In retaliation, Heinrich Himmler cancels a planned trip that had been discussed during Thurmond’s visit to Berlin in ‘63.
- Walt Disney dies of lung cancer, with the new Disney project in Florida still under development.
- Paramount launches its popular “Star Trek” franchise by Gene Roddenberry, which will remain in production until WWIII (and later see a revival, albeit with sharply different themes) in the 1980s.
- New York City hosts the 8th World Cup. Mexico beats Brazil in the first final where no European team even made it close.
- Walt Disney Studios produces an animated version of The Hobbit, which becomes an instant box office success. There are talks about making films about the War of the Rings, but many at Disney feel they might be too dark for the studio to handle.
- Humphrey re-elected, defeating Thurmond(?)
- Sydney edges out to be the host of the XIX Olympiad. South Africa, the UK, and India all boycott, and Germany sent a smaller team than normal in protest as well. America takes first place, followed by Australia and then Japan. These would be the last “free” Olympics.
- Negotiations begin between Japan and Australia over the fate of several disputed islands on the periphery between the two powers. These talks will stall late in the year.
- Heinrich Gimpel born in Berlin
- War breaks out in the Pacific between Australia and Japan in April. On May 1, the rest of the TPA declares war on Japan. At first, Germany remains neutral. The Germans know that the Americans have atomic weapons, and are afraid they might use them against the Reich. And there are some in Berlin who wouldn’t mind seeing Japan taken down a peg.
- Paris hosts the 9th World Cup. Due to the war in the Pacific, Canada, the US, Australia, Japan (and her imperial client states) all declined to participate. Germany defeats Argentina in the final.
- Walt Disney Studios releases The Fellowship of the Rings as an animated film to rave reviews. Plans are announced for the other two parts of the trilogy to be released in 1972 and 1974. These, of course, will never be made, as Tolkien’s works were banned in 1972 following the Charleston Accords.
- June 30: The American Navy uses planes to drop nuclear bombs on a Japanese outpost in the Philippines, along with Hiroshima, admitting for the first time that they also had the weapons that the Reich had boasted of since 1945.
- July 3-4: The Reich launches a preemptive nuclear strike against the United States and Canada: Washington, DC, Philadelphia, Boston, Detroit, Seattle, Toronto, Ottawa, and San Francisco are all nuked by the Reich by missile, along with Sydney (on behalf of Japan)
- Strom Thurmond cobbles together a successor government, as Humphrey and his VP and Congress are mostly wiped out.
- Black militias begin to form up all across the country, in some cases taking over whole towns or even counties in the South, refusing to recognize Thurmond’s government or Nazi control.
- By the end of the year, New York City is in full rebel control and under siege by the Nazis and “loyal” American Army.
- Charleston Peace Accords: The United States accepts occupation by the Reich and becomes part of the Deutsches Imperium. Canada is to be dissolved and integrated into the United States. The USA will pay an annual tribute to pay for the occupation services. The USA will allow the SS to operate within its territory to root out undesirable elements. In addition, Hawaii is to be given to Japan.
- Thurmond formally elected as President, unopposed, with Lester Maddox of Georgia as his VP.
- The XX Olympiad is canceled due to the unstable situation in the world. They had been set to be held in Brazil.
- MLK, Jr. and his family are captured and executed by the SS. King will become a martyr for the Black Militias across the USA for generations.
- Strom Thurmond announces the creation of the Freedom and Justice Party, also stating that all pre-war political parties are banned.
- The remnant of the FBI and other policing agencies are ordered to assist the SS in the start of purges of political enemies and early racial roundups, and scouting has begun as to where to build proper detention, labor, and extermination camps across the continent.
- After receiving threats to his family Walter Cronkite agrees to remain at CBS Evening News, now being fed propaganda from the Thurmond government and Nazi occupiers.
- The Catholic Church of the West is directly targeted by the new occupiers and shut down, with most of its leaders arrested, at least temporarily. Some will be rehabilitated, and the Roman Catholic Church will reassert itself in the US and North America, but with a smaller presence than before the schism.
- The FJP controlled Congress reorganizes the FCC as the Federal Bureau of Communication, essentially a propaganda agency to control media (and will remain a part of the Department of the Interior initially). Initially, it is conceived that the private executives of NBC, ABC, and CBS, along with some of the larger newspaper conglomerates, would make up the board and control the flow of information “organically.” This fails and nationalization is implemented within a few years.
- First official camps begin opening. Dozens of labor and “reeducation centers” appear across the country. The first two extermination camps (of more than 12 that eventually open in the next half-decade) open at Dry Branch, a small rural community near Macon, Georgia, and near Talladega, Alabama, east of Birmingham. These are joint SS and FBI controlled (with the NBSS taking over the FBI’s roll the following year).
- Elvis is initially approached to be a sort of spokesperson for the FBC and go on tour, promoting the “New America.” He refuses.
- Manhattan and Brooklyn fall, but the New York rebellion continues in Queens and the Bronx and across the shore in New Jersey.
- Congress confirms that the American flag will not be altered, other than going back to 49 stars now that Hawaii has been given to Japan. The national anthem, however, is changed to America the Beautiful (The Star-Spangled Banner and many other more militant songs are quietly banned), the pledge of allegiance is altered: “I pledge allegiance, to the flag, of the United States of America, and to the nation, for which it stands, one race, fighting to defend true freedom and justice.” The official national salute becomes the common fascist salute used in Germany and Italy. The new regulations also stated that the official party flag of the FJP, a red banner with a white stylized American eagle, would be treated as a “co-equal national flag,” always to be flown a the same height and to the national flag’s left (viewer’s right).
- President Thurmond announces in April that Omaha, Nebraska, will become the new permanent capital of the United States. Despite moving from his power base in Charleston, SC, Thurmond argues this is more central for the entire country now that the Canadian provinces have been annexed, and is also more defensible that Charleston.
- The Omaha government announces the creation of the National Bureau for State Security (NBSS), which merges the FBI, CIA, Secret Service, and the US Marshals all into one organization. In addition, it is announced that all state and local police will be combined into the National Police Service (NPS).
- The FBC announces that it is taking over the national telephone network, under the auspices of the North American Telephone Service (NATS)
- NBSS agents arrest Elvis in the spring, sending him to a reeducation center in the Southwest. Frank Sinatra is shot and killed later in the year while trying to flee NBSS agents.
- Tokyo hosts the 10th World Cup. Japan loses to India in the final.
- The FBC announces that all television, radio, print and motion picture services within the United States were being nationalized. ABC, CBS, and NBC are combined into the United States Television Bureau, usually known simply as USTV. Radio is generally under the auspices of the Federal Broadcasting Service, split up into regional affiliates all running similar programming. Newsprint is overseen by the Federal Press Agency, with locally operated papers (some new, some well-established standards) only having sanctioned writers and often carrying the same stories (similar to the old AP syndication). Traditional book press is left to various agencies within the Department of Education. The Federal Entertainment and Media Agency (FEMA) would oversee film and also music production. Studios and record labels were initially left intact, at least on paper but usually with new, pro-regime management, but would be combined and streamlined by the 1980s.
- At USTV, five channels are introduced: USTV-1 through USTV-5. USTV-1 was the “primary channel,” with regular news shows and other such informational broadcasts of major national events in “primetime.” This included America’s News of the Day (the precursor to the modern US Nightly News which replaced it a decade later), broadcast from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm, hosted by Cronkite. USTV-2 was a sports and wellness channel, USTV-3 was educational for young viewers, USTV-4 was educational for older viewers, and USTV-5 was entertainment.
- Siege of New York ends in Axis victory, end of the “American War”
- The large black militias have largely been pacified and their territory was taken over by a mix of German and American military units.
- Thurmond “reelected”
- American Bicentennial marked as the “rebirth of a nation”
- Certain regions, primarily in the Midwest and parts of the South, are no longer directly under military rule and considered fully pacified. Military districts remain across the West, parts of the Deep South, and New York/New England.
- The XXI Olympiad is held in Munich. Germany dominates, followed by Italy and then South Africa. America only sent a token team.
- Elvis dies in camp.
- It is announced that New York City will be rebuilt by famous German architects, including Albert Speer, and become a showcase city. Speer has also been working with American architects on the redesigning of Omaha
- Universal, Paramount, FOX, RKO, and MGM are forced to combine by FEMA into Universal-Paramount Continental Studios, eventually shortened to UPC Studios.
- Warner Bros. and Disney become Warner-Disney Entertainment Studios, shortened as WDE Studios. FEMA wants UPC to be the studios producing films for adults, while WDE will be focused on children and youth. Disneyland remains under the management of WDE. The Florida Property, as it is generally known, has caught the eye of government and Nazi officials for a new future showcase that will get into development in the 1980s.
- Naples hosts the 11th World Cup. Italy bests France during the final.
- Thurmond “reelected”
- The XXII Olympiad is held in Naples. Germany again dominates, followed by Italy and then Brazil.
- Walter Cronkite suffers a stroke. He will die two years later. The family privately attribute this to the strain of having to work as the puppet for the Thurmond regime in order to protect his family. Tom Brokaw will replace Cronkite, and America’s News of the Day is reimaged as US Nightly News.
- Heinrich Himmler visits the United States, to mark the ten-year anniversary of the end of World War III. He visits New York (still under intense construction to become the new “model city”), Charleston, and Omaha.
- Istanbul hosts the 12th World Cup. In a major upset, Persia defeats Brazil in the final.
- UPC Studios relaunches Star Trek, with the new show Star Trek: The New Frontier.
- Thurmond “re-elected”
- The XXIII Olympiad is held in Rio de Janeiro. Germany dominates, followed by Brazil and then Japan.
- Heinrich Himmler dies, replaced by Kurt Haldweim
- New York City is officially “reopened” as the new model city as promised. Wide new boulevards and bridges, several gleaming new skyscrapers (plus a restored Empire State Building), and a remodeled Central Park wow the world.
- The long-overdue Disney World Resort opens in Florida, with the Magic Kingdom (modeled off of Disneyland but much larger). The rides and attractions there have subtle and not so subtle messaging coming from the regime. The Discovery Kingdom will open the following year, and be focused on science and exploration, with a heavy focus on space (including a full-scale replica of the first Moon Base - there are now four separate Moon communities founded by the Reich). The Global Kingdom, scheduled for opening in 1989, will have a showcase of the world (through proper Reich racial and social lenses, of course), the centerpiece of which is a recreation of Berlin’s Great Hall. In all, 15 countries are showcased in the park: Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Japan, Persia, India, the UK, Sweden, Ireland, Vietnam, South Africa, Turkey, Brazil, and the United States.
- Madrid hosts the 13th World Cup, and Brazil defeats Portugal in the final.
- Thurmond announces his plan to retire.
- Vice President Lester Maddox elected as President of the United States
- The XXIV Olympiad is held in Nagasaki. Japan takes first, followed by Germany and then South Africa, with a special note that America came in 4th place, the closest it had come to the top three since WWIII.
- President Maddox announces that the United States will no longer pay the currently demanded amount of tribute to Berlin. He demands negotiations for a “fairer settlement,” in November.
- After failed negotiations in which the Reich would not budge, German military forces are sent out starting on February 9 and Omaha is occupied. Similar deployments occur in New York and St. Louis. Some citizens take to the streets to protest but are brutally put down. President Maddox is captured on February 15 and promptly executed. Speaker of the House Theodore Duke is installed as the new President and chairman of the FJP a month later. The military occupation of the American cities will last through the end of the year.
- Duke oversees a purge of the FJP, the NBSS, and the NPS, wiping out the still emerging “reform wing” that Maddox had secretly supported while he’d been Vice President under Thurmond. Tens of thousands are arrested, and thousands are executed.
- The Reich’s Air and Space Ministry announces plans to put a man on Mars by 2005.
- Copenhagen hosts the 14th World Cup. Germany defeats India in the final.
- Strom Thurmond dies
- The wreck of the RMS Titanic is discovered by Reich scientists working with American oceanographers out of Boston.
- Theodore Duke elected as president (has been president since 1990, after the Maddox debacle)
- The XXV Olympiad is held in Hamburg. Germany dominates, followed by Italy and the UK.
- Gottlieb Stutzman is born
- Hamburg hosts the 15th World Cup, and in a surprise back-to-back victory, Germany wins, defeating Mexico in the final.
- The last of the military administrative districts in America are dissolved. Regular governance now resumes at the local, state, and federal levels without military oversight. Many feel this would have happened sooner had it not been for the Maddox-inspired uprising in 1990.
- Theodore Duke reelected
- Heinrich Gimpel marries Lise Frank
- To mark the 20th anniversary of the end of WWIII, New York hosts the XXVI Olympiad. This is a propaganda coup for Duke, who is able to show that America is again loyal and stable to the Deutsches Imperium. Germany takes first, followed by South Africa and then the United States.
- Capetown hosts the 16th World Cup and South Africa defeats defender Germany in the first round. Ultimately, South Africa lost to India in the Final.
- Duke announces his retirement.
- David Ingram elected as President of the United States
- Alicia Gimpel is born
- Berlin hosts the XXVII Olympiad and celebrates the start of the new millennium. Germany wins first place, followed by Italy and South Africa.
- German astronauts land on Mars.
- Francesca Gimpel is born
- Tom Brokaw announces his retirement from US Nightly News on USTV-1. He is replaced by Peter Vance.
- Los Angeles hosts the 17th World Cup, but the American team is knocked out right away by Argentina, who then lose in the Semi-finals to India. France beats India in the final.
- Ingram reelected
- Roxane Gimpel is born
- Paris hosts the XXVIII Olympiad. Germany takes first, followed by Japan and then France.
- Oslo hosts the 18th World Cup, and Germany defeats South Africa in the Final.
- Ingram reelected
- London hosts the XXIX Olympiad. Germany again takes first, with Italy taking second and South Africa taking third.
- Kurt Haldweim dies, replaced by Heinz Buckliger
- Harbin, Manchukuo, hosts the 19th World Cup. Japan defeats Brazil for the title.
- SS attempts a coup against Buckliger, fails.
- First free Reichstag elections
- Ingram reelected
- Hamburg hosts the XXX Olympiad. Germany takes first, followed by Japan and then Brazil.
- Rio de Janeiro hosts the 20th World Cup. Germany is defeated by the host nations in the Semi-Final, who then go on to beat Mexico for the title.
- Ingram reelected, but FJP nearly loses control of the House
- Brazil hosts the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janerio. Germany takes first, followed by Brazil and then the United States.
- FJP loses control of the House, a bare majority remains in the Senate. 2020 is expected to be a contested presidential election for the first time since 1968
- Mexico City hosts the 21st World Cup. Brazil attempts a back-to-back victory but is defeated in the Semi-Finals by the United States. Italy ultimately defeats the USA in the final.
- Tokyo is set to host the XXXII Olympiad.