Before High School

unknown date

William Randolph Hearst is a member of Yale's Skull and Bones. (3.20 "The Bitch Is Back")


Hearst Free Press is founded. (3.03 "Wichita Linebacker")

unknown date

William Randolph Hearst starts a secret organization The Castle at Stanford, the school where his son went, and at Hearst College, the school he founded.

The Castle is the ticket to wealth, power, and privilege where wealthy men make other like-minded men wealthy. Notable freshman males such as future politicians, lawyers, engineers, journalists, and athletes are asked to join. No one outside the organization knows who the members are. (3.20 "The Bitch Is Back")

October 6, 1958

David "Curly" Moran is born. (2.03 "Cheatty Cheatty Bang Bang")

September 24, 1959

Aaron Echolls is born. ( search result in 2.04 "Green-Eyed Monster".)

December 23, 1959 to January 19, 1960

Keith was born. (Keith's MySpace)

Saturday May 28, 1960

According to his police file, Abel Koontz was born on May 28, 1960. (1.06 "Return of the Kane")

approximately 1961

Assuming that Jake and Lianne were 18 when they were voted king and queen of the prom, that means they would've been born around 1961. (1.07 "The Girl Next Door")

Monday June 18, 1962

According to the fake death certificate that Veronica made to get into her mom's safety deposit box, Lianne was born on June 18, 1962. (1.05 "You Think You Know Somebody")

June 23, 1972 to July 22, 1972

Don Lamb was born. (Lamb's MySpace)

January 17, 1963

Lynn Lester is born. ( search result in 2.04 "Green-Eyed Monster".)

March 9, 1968

Cherie Parker Saunders (AKA Alicia Fennel) is born at Chicago Memorial Hospital. (Birth certificate in 2.04 "Green-Eyed Monster".)

during or after 1970s

Mel attends Hearst. His enjoys hanging out at the front porch of his frat, watching girls go by, drinking beer.
(3.09 "Spit & Eggs")

unknown date

Mel is very generous to Hearst over the years because he had such a good time there. (3.09 "Spit & Eggs")

unknown date

According to Lamb, his dad gives a speech very similiar to this: "What are you doing? You can't do that. I'm the victim here. You have no right to just come into my house and start poking around." (2.07 "Nobody Puts Baby in a Corner")


Before incorporation, Palo Alto is a diverse community. (2.15 "The Quick and the Wed")


Selma Hearst dumps millions of dollars, her entire trust fund, out of a plane while flying over Watts. Riots ensue and Selma serves a month in county jail.

The photograph of Selma giving the thumbs up with a huge smile on her face as millions rain down on the ghetto becomes famous. (3.08 "Lord of the Pi's")


Keith used to be cool. (1.01 "Pilot")

Summer 1979

Lianne and Jake have an on-again, off-again relationship.

Jake dates Celeste Conothan.
(2.09 "My Mother, the Fiend")

Fall 1979

Van Clemmons is a science teacher. Alan Moorehead is the Vice Principal. (2.09 "My Mother, the Fiend")

Lianne and Patty Wilson are physics lab partners. They sit in the back of the room gossiping.
(2.09 "My Mother, the Fiend")

By Homecoming, Jake and Lianne are together again. (2.09 "My Mother, the Fiend")

Celeste tells Jake that he got her pregnant. (2.09 "My Mother, the Fiend")

unknown date

Mary Mooney tells Lianne that she is having an affair with a faculty member. Lianne asks her friend Deborah Philipina Drummond for advice. Deborah spreads the story all over school, and they are called into the principal's office. Because Mary begged Lianne not to tell, Lianne recants her story and she said she made it up. (2.09 "My Mother, the Fiend")


Terrence is Keith's favorite baseball player. Keith follows everything Terrence does in the bigs. (2.16 "The Rapes of Graff")

Keith is covered in old beer and mustard as he climbs over people and climbs under seats to catch one of Terrence's three career home runs.
(2.13 "Ain't No Magic Mountain High Enough")

Terrence throws game four of the ALCS in order to wipe millions off his gambling debt. He purposefully throws a non-breaking, 70-mile-per-hour curveball that results in a three-run homer.

Veronica has chicken pox; therefore, Keith cannot attend that game. The superstitious fan in him feels guilty that he wasn't there, and he blames the loss on himself. (2.13 "Ain't No Magic Mountain High Enough")

After that loss, the Sharks never make it back to the ALCS. (2.13 "Ain't No Magic Mountain High Enough")

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Terrence owes Leonard millions of dollars. (2.14 "Versatile Toppings")

unknown date

Terrence owns over 40 cars. (2.15 "The Quick and the Wed")

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A detailer from Magic Touch comes to the hangar and details every one of Terrence's cars once a month. Terrence insists that the detailers only use the special shammies located in the tall cabinet. (2.15 "The Quick and the Wed")

unknown date

Vinnie serves in the military police. Crime drops 20% across military bases. (3.19 "Weevils Wobble But They Don't Go Down")

unknown date

Vinnie is dishonorably discharged from the military. (3.19 "Weevils Wobble But They Don't Go Down")


Leonard Lobo is charged, but never convicted of fixing a college basketball game. Because of this, he is on the League's unsavory list. (2.14 "Versatile Toppings")


Aaron rises to fame as a movie action star. (2.15 "The Quick and the Wed")


Kendall Lacey Shifflet is born. (Kendall is 25 in 2.07 "Nobody Puts Baby in a Corner".) (2.07 "Nobody Puts Baby in a Corner")

Lianne and Deborah appear at a disciplinary hearing. They are suspended three days for spreading false and malicious rumors concerning another student. (Note: the suspension report is dated September 26, 1979, but since Veronica says the suspension occurred in 1980, we use 1980 as the canon date.)
(2.10 "One Angry Veronica")

May 1980

Mary gives birth to a baby and leaves her at the doorstep of Vice Principal Moorehead, the father of the child.
(2.09 "My Mother, the Fiend")


Jake and Lianne are voted king and queen of the prom. Everyone thought they were the perfect couple and were bound to get married. The prom theme was "Love is thicker than water." Coincidentally Neptune is the god of water. The caption under Lianne Reynolds's yearbook photo, "One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life, that word is love. Sophocles". Are the writers trying to tell us something? (1.07 "The Girl Next Door")

Celeste shows up at the Neptune High prom, but she's not pregnant. (2.09 "My Mother, the Fiend")

A baby is abandoned in Neptune High School's girls' bathroom during prom. The baby is taken to the Balboa County Hospital. (2.09 "My Mother, the Fiend")

After May 8, 1980

The prom baby is placed in foster care. Foster mom Marianna Mahnoviski takes care of her for a few weeks, and then the baby is adopted by Aaron Echolls and his first wife. (Note: Rob Thomas admitted that the writers screwed up when they wrote, "Her adopted mother committed suicide." Lynn is Trina's stepmom, not adopted mom.)
(2.10 "One Angry Veronica")

Patty Wilson writes in Lianne's senior year yearbook, "Lianne, thanks for all the dishy dish. You made physics bearable." (2.09 "My Mother, the Fiend")


The film The Long Haul is released and introduces a young action star named Aaron Echolls. It features a signature stunt in which a truck is sent veering over a bridge. David "Curly" Moran supervises and performs the stunt. (2.03 "Cheatty Cheatty Bang Bang")


As a 22-year-old deputy, Keith watches a 19-year-old Terrence pitch three times in triple AAA in Fresno. Terrence does not give up a run. (2.13 "Ain't No Magic Mountain High Enough")

April 5, 1982

David "Curly" Moran is arrested for a DUI (methamphetamine) and his license is suspended. (2.03 "Cheatty Cheatty Bang Bang")

June 14, 1983

Leonardo D'Amato is born. (Goof: The date on the PryingEyez site contradicts the fact that Veronica says Leo is 29 months older than she is.) (2.20 "Look Who's Stalking")

November 1983 to November 1984

Amelia DeLongpre is born. (Amelia is 21 in 2.06 "Rat Saw God".)


Aaron meets and marries someone. (Note: Because Dick is talking during Tinseltown Diaries, you can't clearly hear the announcer. Aaron was married twice, so it's unclear which wife they are referring to.) (2.15 "The Quick and the Wed")

August 23, 1984

David "Curly" Moran is arrested for possession with the intent to sell. He receives one year probation and a $300 fine. (2.03 "Cheatty Cheatty Bang Bang")

Late 1980s

A murder-mystery-in-a-box game called Murder on the Riverboat Queen was released by Wigwam Toys. (3.01 "Welcome Wagon")

late 1980s

Cyrus O'Dell and Selma Hearst meet. (Dean O'Dell says he's known Selma almost twenty years in 3.07 "Of Vice and Men") (3.08 "Lord of the Pi's")

May 1985 - May 1986

Cherie marries Nathan Woods, a Chicago narcotics detective. She is 21. (2.05 "Blast from the Past")

Cherie Woods (AKA Alicia Fennel) rents a place in Chicago.
(2.04 "Green-Eyed Monster")

(Potential goof: In 2.05 "Blast from the Past" Alicia said she married Nathan when she was 21, which means she got married March 1989 - March 1990. Since Wallace is a senior in 2005, it seems unlikely that she was married in 1989 since that would make Wallace a 15-16 year-old senior.)

According to Cherie (AKA Alicia), Nathan changed after he went undercover on a big case. He started coming home high and stashing guns and heroin under the bed.
(2.05 "Blast from the Past")


Lianne has a relationship with both Keith and Jake, and consequently doesn't know who is the father of her baby. (1.16 "Betty and Veronica")

Alicia's mom tells Nathan that Alicia is pregnant. (2.05 "Blast from the Past")

Nathan tries to track down Wallace. Alicia's mom agrees to pass along Nathan's letters to Alicia. Alicia writes "return to sender" on the letters.
(2.05 "Blast from the Past")

Hank Fennel proposes to Alicia the day Wallace is born. That same day, he also signs Wallace's birth certificate claiming that Wallace is his son.
(2.05 "Blast from the Past")

Kim has a one-night stand with Terrence Cook and becomes pregnant.
(2.22 "Not Pictured")

May 22, 1986 to June 22, 1986

Weevil was born. (Weevil's MySpace)

September 1986 to April 1987

Weevil is born.
In 1.02 "Credit Where Credit's Due" his grandma says he's 17.

In 1.19 "Hot Dogs" Hot Dogs Weevil is 18.

September 18, 1986

David "Curly" Moran is arrested for possession with the intent to sell. He is sentenced to three years in San Quentin. (2.03 "Cheatty Cheatty Bang Bang")


Aaron Echolls was People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive. (2.21 "Happy Go Lucky")


Cherie Woods, née Saunders, goes by the name Alicia Fennel.
(2.04 "Green-Eyed Monster")

January to October 1987

Lilly is born.
1987-2003 is engraved on the memorial fountain. Since Lilly drove on the day of her murder, it means she had already turned 16, therefore she was born before October. (1.04 "The Wrath of Con")

February 13, 1987

Duncan is born.

February 13, 1987 is listed as Duncan's birthdate on the Missing Person Link website. (Rick Pickett revealed in his interview that he made up Duncan's birth date. He was not aware that the writers had an official list with the birthdays of the characters, therefore this date should not be accepted as canon.) (1.20 "M.A.D.")

April 1987 to May 1988

Logan is born. (Logan tells Aaron he intends to leave once he turns 18 in 1.21 "A Trip to the Dentist".)

April 15, 1987

Dick was born. (Dick's MySpace)

May 1987 to September 1987

Veronica is born.
Since Lilly was alive at the time of Veronica's sweet 16 birthday party, it means Veronica was born before October 3, 1987. (1.01 "Pilot")

Leo is surprised that Veronica is only 17. (1.11 "Silence of the Lamb")

Veronica is still 17 by the end 1.22 "Leave It to Beaver", so this would put her birthday between May and September.

August 1987

Veronica is born. (Rob revealed in his second mass email that Veronica's birthday is in August.) (2.01 "Normal Is the Watchword")

August 1, 1987 to August 23, 1987

Veronica was born. (Veronica's MySpace)

September 21, 1987

Stosh "Piz" Piznarski is born. (Date from fake ID that Veronica made.) (3.16 "Un-American Graffiti")

October 8, 1987

Piz was born. (Piz's MySpace)

December 1987

Cindy Mackenzie is born. Next day Madison Sinclair is born. (1.11 "Silence of the Lamb")

December 16, 1987

Cindy Mackenzie was born. (Mac's MySpace)

December 21, 1987

Wallace was born. (Wallace's MySpace)

December 27, 1987

Wallace Fennel is born. (Date from fake ID that Veronica made.)
(3.16 "Un-American Graffiti")

January to March 1988?

Assuming Logan was telling the truth, and depending on how you interpret the statements, "February," "Wow, you got a vowel right" and "Is this [birthday] party nine months early or three months late?" this puts his date of birth anywhere from January to March. (1.21 "A Trip to the Dentist")

on or before 1988

Wallace is born.

Wallace got his license suspended last year, which means he was at least 15 years old last year. Some states have a driving age of 15. (1.05 "You Think You Know Somebody")

January 27, 1988

Parker is born. (3.02 "My Big Fat Greek Rush Week")

January 28, 1988

Parker is born. (Parker's MySpace)

March 1, 1988 - March 4, 1988

Logan was born. (Logan's MySpace)

May 1988

Parker is born. (Goof: Parker's myspace says she's an Aquarius putting her birthday in January.)
(3.16 "Un-American Graffiti")


Deputy Keith Mars pulls Ed Doyle over for driving under the influence. Instead of following procedure and arresting him, Keith follows him and lets him go. (2.05 "Blast from the Past")

unknown date

Sheriff Keith Mars tries to bust the cigar shop on Ocean Avenue about 20 times for dealing drugs. (2.07 "Nobody Puts Baby in a Corner")


Duncan has been sailing his whole life. (2.11 "Donut Run")

unknow date

Steve Batando is in and out of rehab. (3.12 "There's Got To Be A Morning After Pill")

unknown date

Keith helps Harmony with her tire at a Christmas party and she thanks him profusely every year after. (3.04 "Charlie Don't Surf")

unknown date

Aaron Echolls' charity Aaron's Kids, a non-profit corporation, is shut down. (3.04 "Charlie Don't Surf")

unknown date

Lianne, California's last flower child, has a poster of Selma Hearst dumping her trust fund. (3.08 "Lord of the Pi's")

unknown date

Keith and Veronica go to Disneyland. Veronica has an altercation with Snow White and her disapproving dwarves. (3.08 "Lord of the Pi's")


Palo Alto's incorporation put a wall between the economic classes. Property values in the ultra-rich center skyrocketed; the area outside the incorporation becomes worthless and the crime capital of America. (2.15 "The Quick and the Wed")


Weevil steals his first bike. (3.05 "President Evil")

May 12, 1992

The Mackenzies receive a $1 million settlement from the Neptune Memorial Hospital over the baby switch. (1.11 "Silence of the Lamb")

1993 or 1994

Apollo Bukenya, a child soldier, escapes Uganda when he's six years old. (3.18 "I Know What You'll Do Next Summer")


Logan's grandfather, the only decent member of his family, dies. He leaves Logan a pocket watch. (3.04 "Charlie Don't Surf")


Mrs. Navarro starts working for the Echolls. In 1.02 "Credit Where Credit's Due", Cliff says she's been working there for 10 years. (This is a potential goof since in 1.04 "The Wrath of Con", it's revealed that Logan moved to Neptune 5 years ago when Veronica was 12.)

1994 or 1995

Veronica liberates a lobster from the Chart House when she was seven years old. (3.04 "Charlie Don't Surf")

unknown date

The real Kendall Shiflett is killed when Priscilla Banks is behind the wheel. (2.19 "Nevermind the Buttocks")

unknown date

Priscilla Banks, Kendall Casablancas' real name, is in jail for six months due to wire fraud. Cormac Fitzpatrick was her partner. This is when the Fitzpatricks and Kendall begin to form their alliance. (2.19 "Nevermind the Buttocks")

late 1990s-mid 2000s

Lamb attends Southwest Texas State for a year before blowing out his knee while playing ball. (Lamb's age is unknown, but I'm assuming he's in his late 20s or early 30s.) (2.11 "Donut Run")

late 1990s-early 2000s

When Beaver is around 10 years old, Dick duct tapes him to his bike and leaves him outside in the cul-de-sac. Dick forgets about Beaver, and Beaver rides around in circles for hours. (3.19 "Weevils Wobble But They Don't Go Down")

Mid to late 1990s

Lucky and three other teens are batboys for the Sharks.

Marcos Oliveres and Peter Ferrer are on Woody's Little League team, the Sharks. (2.21 "Happy Go Lucky")


Rosie Perez gives Logan/Lauren a purse for his 10th or 11th birthday. (Logan's age hasn't yet been revealed, so I'm assuming Logan is between 16 and 18.)

Depending on how you interpret the wording of the scene, the purse incident either happened on Logan's 10th or 11th birthday.
CONNOR: When Logan was like 10, he was madly in love with Rosie Perez
LOGAN: Man, you so don't know what you're talking about.
CONNOR: Aaron arranged for her to come to his birthday party.

(1.10 "An Echolls Family Christmas")

On Logan's 10th birthday, he and his dad tell Lynn that they all will dress up as their favorite animals. Even though it was a trick, she wore the mermaid costume the rest of the day. Logan claims that on the way back from the zoo, his father gave him a nosebleed after he spilled a milkshake in the Beamer. Aaron claims Logan purposefully poured out the milkshake because they wouldn't buy him a monkey. When Aaron went to grab him, Logan smacked his head against the window. (1.13 "Lord of the Bling")

unknown date

Johnny Scopes and Desmond Fellows meet at NYU Dean's office. Johnny's dropping out, Desmond's being expelled. They form My Pretty Pony the next day.
(3.17 "Debasement Tapes")


My Pretty Pony releases the album More Problems. (3.17 "Debasement Tapes")


Johnny Scopes dies.
(3.17 "Debasement Tapes")

late November 1996

Selma Hearst marries Budd Rose. (3.08 "Lord of the Pi's")


The Wake EP, the last My Pretty Pony album, is released over Desmomd's objections. (3.17 "Debasement Tapes")

February 1, 1997

David "Curly" Moran is arrested for a DUI (alcohol). (2.03 "Cheatty Cheatty Bang Bang")

July 4, 1997

David "Curly" Moran is arrested for a assault. He is sentenced to a three year stint in San Quentin.
(2.03 "Cheatty Cheatty Bang Bang")


In fourth grade, Logan learns about Melvil Dewey and the types of clouds. (3.14 "Mars, Bars")

October 1997-October 1998

Darrell is born. (Keith says Darrell is 7 years old in 2.04 "Green-Eyed Monster".)

December 25, 1997

Aaron gives Logan a box of a dozen pears and forces him to eat them before opening any other gifts. Logan takes his time, and Aaron becomes unhinged. Logan chokes, but Aaron doesn't stop until Lynn holds a cheese knife to his throat. From then on, Logan pukes if he smells a pear. (3.04 "Charlie Don't Surf")


The Kanes get rid of Molly, the best friend Duncan could have, because she had bladder control issues. (In 1.03 "Meet John Smith", Celeste says they got rid of the dog 6 years ago.)


Keith starts arresting Weevil, who is 12. (1.02 "Credit Where Credit's Due")

Logan moves to town when Veronica is 12. He thought she was hot in her soccer uniform. (1.04 "The Wrath of Con")

San Diego State University's cornerback Carnell "Matrix" Myles is drafted by the Bengals. (2.10 "One Angry Veronica")

Carnell "Matrix" Myles suffers a career-ending knee injury during the first day of training camp. (2.10 "One Angry Veronica")

Fall 1999

Veronica is in the 6th grade.

Veronica is sent to ask Brad Stark if he likes Suzy Doyle. Brad and Suzy never speak again. (3.06 "Hi, Infidelity")


Cyrus O'Dell marries Mindy despite the fact that people warned him that she is much too young for him. (They have been married for six years in 3.09 "Spit & Eggs.")

Fall 2000

Veronica is in the 7th grade.

Fall 2000 or Fall 2001

Weevil is in the 8th grade. He has a crush on Carmen. (It hasn't been revealed whether Weevil is a junior or senior.) (1.20 "M.A.D.")


Veronica and Lilly have lunch everyday at school for at least three years. (diary September 4, 2004)

unknown date

Big Dick and Dick Casablancas have contests to see which one of them could make Cassidy cry. (3.18 "I Know What You'll Do Next Summer")


Duncan starts writing in a journal on his laptop. He was a prolific writer and there was a time when Veronica was kind of a feature. (In 1.10 "An Echolls Family Christmas" Duncan says he's been keeping a journal for three years.)


Cormac Fitzpatrick gets sent away to prison for a crime. (3.01 "Welcome Wagon")

May 23, 2001

Stella Koontz dies after a long battle with cervical cancer. She leaves behind her son Abel Koontz, and granddaughter Amelia DeLongpre. (1.16 "Betty and Veronica")

Fall 2001

Veronica is in the 8th grade.

unknown date

In 8th grade, Logan got to second base with Tammy Forrester in Duncan's closet. (2.19 "Nevermind the Buttocks")

first week of October 2001

Lilly and Logan start dating in junior high. (In 1.12 "Clash of the Tritons", Logan tells Ms. James the week Lilly died would have been their 2nd anniversary.)

unknown date

Keith puts five members of the Fighting Fitzpatricks in Chino. (2.04 "Green-Eyed Monster")

unknown date

Patrick Fitzpatrick is up to his eyeballs in the family business. He does six months for assault for beating up a stool pigeon. (2.16 "The Rapes of Graff")

unknown date

Woody is treated for chlamydia twice.

Woody takes daily medication for heart arrhythmia.
(2.22 "Not Pictured")

unknown date

Lilly gives Veronica a necklace. (3.07 "Of Vice and Men")

Peter, Marcos, and Beaver are members of Woody's Little League team. (2.22 "Not Pictured")

June 2002

A report covering the performance audit of the J. Menendez Correctional Camp at Waterloo is made available. (3.05 "President Evil")

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