MacGyver Timeline

See how all the major events in MacGyver’s life fit together.


1952  March 23
Angus MacGyver is born to parents Ellen & James MacGyver. 

Dec 14
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. 

1968  Meets Ellen Jerico
1969  Mac’s grandfather Harry Jackson leaves without saying goodbye. 
MacGyver graduates from High school.

His chances for the Olympic hockey team and playing pro are ruined in a hockey-related accident.

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

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 and Mike Forrester

1980  March 2
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. 

1986  January 22
Pete Thornton promoted to Deputy Chief of the DXS. 

February 12
Pete Thornton appointed Executive Director of Operations for the DXS.
MacGyver meets Penny Parker in Bulgaria.

MacGyver’s hired by Pete Thornton as a troubleshooter for the Phoenix Foundation
MacGyver moves into his houseboat at the marina.
MacGyver meets Nikki Carpenter

November 16 
Mike Forrester dies in a mountaineering accident 
1989  October 31
Murdoc asks for MacGyver’s help to save his sister Ashton Cooke. 
April 30
Harry Jackson dies 
1991  March
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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