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Movie Canon includes Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters II, and Ghostbusters: Afterlife

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6000 B.C.

Post-4000 B.C.

1381 A.D.

1432 A.D.

1501 A.D.

1505 A.D.

1596 A.D.

1607 A.D.

1610 A.D.

1779 A.D.

  • Gracie Mansion is built in Manhattan on the East River.
    • In Ghostbusters II, the year is seen on the Gracie Mansion plaque as the NYPD officers arrive with the Ghostbusters.

1782 A.D.

1799 A.D.

  • Gracie Mansion is remodeled for Archibald Gracie.
    • In Ghostbusters II, the year is seen on the Gracie Mansion plaque as the NYPD officers arrive with the Ghostbusters.

1821 A.D.

1823 A.D.

1855 A.D.

1870 A.D.

  • The Van Horne Pneumatic Transit is founded in New York.

1883 A.D.

1884 A.D.

  • The ghost of an unidentified woman begins haunting soldiers at Fort Detmerring in New York.
    • A Fort Detmerring official tells Ray Stantz and Winston Zeddemore about a 100 year old haunting (i.e. 1984-100=1884).
    • The Ghostbusters commentary and "Making Ghostbusters" explain this was a deleted scene recycled into a dream sequence. Accepted as canon because this does not contradict any established continuity.

1889 A.D.

1897 A.D.

  • Gracie Mansion is purchased by the City of New York.
    • In Ghostbusters II, the year is seen on the Gracie Mansion plaque as the NYPD officers arrive with the Ghostbusters.

1908 A.D.

  • The Tunguska Blast of 1908 takes place. The parapsychological community considers this the biggest inter-dimensional cross rip to date. It also contributes to the countdown to the coming of Gozer.

1920 A.D.

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1962 A.D.

  • Mr. Fianella begins working for ConEd in New York.
    • In Ghostbusters II, during the Ghostbusters' trial, Fianella states he worked at ConEd for 27 years (i.e. 1989-27=1962).

1964 A.D.

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1982 A.D.

  • Annette Fleming decides to defer a bonus.
  • Callie Spengler is born.
    • According to Egon Spengler's notes on a note card seen at the 1:26:37 mark in Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Chapter 14, Callie Spengler celebrated her second birthday in 1984. Therefore, she was born in 1982. The note card is left of Callie's left shoulder when her back is to the screen as she is looking at the board of photographs, clipping, and notes about her life. The note card is to the left of the full size photograph of her in a blue dress with a white collar and above a yellow Post It note. The top of the note card reads "Birthday 1984" and the line below it reads "Two Years Old."

1984 A.D.

  • Late September, Two Weeks Prior: Disturbances in the Sedgewick Hotel caused by Slimer become noticeably more problematic.
    • The Sedgewick Hotel Manager tells the Ghostbusters the disturbances have never been problematic until two weeks ago.
      • The Sedgewick Hotel busts takes place in early October so it is likely Slimer became a bigger problem in late September.
  • Late September: At 1:40 p.m., in the New York City Public Library, 10 eyewitnesses see a ghost. Drs. Egon Spengler, Ray Stantz, and Peter Venkman investigate and take readings that go toward perfecting key technology.
    • In Ghostbusters, Ray Stantz states this event to Peter Venkman just as he was making a move on Jennifer in Weaver Hall.
    • Late September is conjecture based on the October time frame.
  • The Ghostbusters is founded.
  • Early October: After leaving her apartment for two days, Dana Barrett sees the Ghostbusters about Zuul.
    • In Ghostbusters, Dana Barrett states she left her apartment two days ago and hadn't been back since.
    • Early October is conjecture based on the interview with Dana Barrett taking place the day of or same week of the Sedgewick Hotel bust.
  • October 7-8: Before midnight, the Ghostbusters receive their first call and capture Slimer at the Sedgewick Hotel.
    • In Ghostbusters, the sign in front of the Alhambra Ballroom reads "Eastside Theatre Guild, Midnight Buffet."
    • The USA Today newspaper has a date of October 8, 1984.
      • It is conjecture but assumed the Ghostbusters met the press outside the Sedgewick after midnight and the newspaper ran with the story as soon as possible.
  • October 22, Two Weeks Later: Ray Stantz and Peter Venkman return from the Brooklyn job and hire Winston Zeddemore.
    • In Ghostbusters, after the interview, Janine Melnitz states to Peter Venkman that she's been working two weeks without a break.
    • The latest date during the montage is on the New York Post, on October 22, 1984.
      • It is conjecture but assumed the Chinatown Spook bust was the day before.
  • November 8, A Couple Weeks Later, Thursday: Before 9 p.m., Zuul possesses Dana Barrett and Vinz Clortho posssesses Louis Tully.
    • In Ghostbusters, just prior to the final battle, Winston Zeddemore states to Mayor Lenny that he's only been working with the Ghostbusters for a couple weeks.
    • In Ghostbusters, Dana Barrett agrees to a date with Peter Venkman on Thursday, nine-ish. The grid is shut down the next day.
    • November 8, 1984 was chosen among the historical Thursdays in the time frame for Winston Zeddemore to have been working a couple weeks with the Ghostbusters.
  • November 9, Friday: Janine Melnitz gives Egon Spengler her lucky coin from the World's Fair at Flushing Meadow in 1964. He is unsure about taking it because they might not survive. She admits she has another one at home and hugs him.
  • November 9, Friday: The Ghostbusters defeat Gozer by crossing the streams into its Ziggurat.
    • In Ghostbusters, just prior to the final battle, Winston Zeddemore states to Mayor Lenny that he's only been working with the Ghostbusters for a couple weeks.
    • In Ghostbusters, Dana Barrett agrees to a date with Peter Venkman on Thursday, nine-ish. The grid is shut down the next day.
    • November 8, 1984 was chosen among the historical Thursdays in the time frame for Winston Zeddemore to have been working a couple weeks with the Ghostbusters.
    • Ghostbusters II takes place five years later in November. It is conjecture, but logically Ghostbusters would also end in November.

Between 1984 and 1987 A.D.

  • The Ghostbusters are sued by every state, city, and county for the Gozer Incident. They are served a judicial restraining order, preventing them from paranormal investigation and eliminations.
    • Ghostbusters II begins with "5 Years Later" but that is interpreted as "five years after the events of Ghostbusters" and in the courtroom scene, Peter Venkman says, "its been years since they used the packs." There is never a concrete mention of exactly when the Ghostbusters were served the order.

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2016 A.D.

  • February 14th: Elaine's prediction about the end of the world taking place on this day turns out to be false.
    • In Ghostbusters II, on a November episode of "World of the Psychic," Elaine reveals this to show host, Peter Venkman and claims it is true according to her alleged encounter with an alien.

2021 A.D.

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