See how all the major events in MacGyver’s life fit together.
Angus MacGyver is born to parents Ellen & James MacGyver.
10-year-old MacGyver’s grandmother (Celia Jackson) and father are killed in a car crash.
|1963||MacGyver had his first drink at age 11, with his friend Freddie Maples.
Mac’s friend Jesse accidentally shoot and killed while he and friends Neil and Chuck were playing with his father’s gun.
||Mac’s chances for the ’68 Olympic hockey team and playing pro are ruined in a hockey-related accident.|
|1968||Meets Ellen Jerico.|
|1969||Mac’s grandfather Harry Jackson leaves without saying goodbye.|
||MacGyver graduates from High school. Joins the Bomb Disposal Teams on assignments in Vietnam.
||MacGyver’s mother dies while he is on assignment in Afghanistan. (Presumably as part of the Bomb Disposal Teams.)|
||Meets Kate Malloy in Vietnam.|
|1973||Sean Angus Malloy (SAM) is born. (Mac and Kate’s son).
MacGyver wins the physics barricade contest at Western Tech University
| 1974 – 79
||Graduates from Western Tech University with a degree in Science.
MacGyver held several jobs during the mid to late 70s
He had a brief career as a race car driver, which ended in a crash
Worked full time at the Challengers Club for Boys and Girls. Spent some time “Hell fighting” oil-well fires.
Spent time traveling through Europe with Jack Dalton andMike Forrester
Meets Pete Thornton – While driving Jack Dalton’s cab while Jack recovers from breaking his legs. This is also MacGyver’s first encounter with Murdoc.
|1982||Kate Malloy (Sam’s mother) is killed in china
||MacGyver works for the US government, taking odd jobs and special assignments.
MacGyver reunites with his grandfather after 16 years
Mac moves from the observatory to his Venice beach apartment.
Pete Thornton promoted to Deputy Chief of the DXS.
Pete Thornton appointed Executive Director of Operations for the DXS.MacGyver meets Penny Parker in Bulgaria.MacGyver hired by Pete Thornton as a troubleshooter for the Pheonix Foundation.
MacGyver moves into his houseboat at the marina.MacGyver meets Nikki Carpenter.
Mike Forrester dies in a mountaineering accident
Murdoc asks for MacGyver’s help to save his sister Ashton Cooke.
Harry Jackson dies
Pete admits to Mac that he has Glaucoma.
Pete has surgery for his glaucoma.
MacGyver meets his son Sam for the first time. He then leaves the Phoenix Foundation to spend time with and to get to know Sam.
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