Los Angeles is obliterated on August 29th 1997, in one of Sarah's dreams

In the Original timeline, Judgment Day happened in 29 August 1997.

Original timelineEdit

4 August (Monday)
  • Skynet went online after the Skynet funding bill was passed.[1]
  • Human decisions were removed from strategic defense.
  • Skynet began to learn at a geometric rate.
29 August (Friday) [2][3][1]
  • Skynet became self-aware at 2:14 AM Eastern Time.
  • The shut-down of Skynet failed. It launched nuclear missiles against targets in Russia.
  • The Russians stroke back, which began a global nuclear war. Three billion humans died.

Skynet's WorldEdit

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  • Eve arrived in the Colorado Mountains and managed to penetrate the Advanced Defense Systems Complex on August 28.
  • Eve manipulated Skynet to formulate the plan to fire nuclear missiles at Russia and China, anticipating the counter-attack.
  • Judgment Day happened.

Alternate Future of Judgment Day timelineEdit

29 August (Friday)

Rise of the Machines timelineEdit

  • Sarah Connor and her son John lived in Mexico.[4]
  • Some time after 29 August, Sarah died from leukemia after battling the disease for three years. John hit the road without knowing what would happen to his mother's body or where she would be buried after she died.[4]
  • Sarah's body was cremated in Mexico and her friends scatterred her ashes into the sea.[4]
  • In accordance with Sarah's will, her friends stored weapons in a coffin at the Greenlawn Cemetery in Los Angeles, pretending that it was Sarah's last resting place.[4]

Genisys timelineEdit



  1. 1.0 1.1 According to the T-800 in the film Terminator 2: Judgment Day.
  2. Sarah says: "Three billion human lives ended on August 29th, 1997. The survivors of the nuclear fire called the war Judgment Day." in the opening of the film Terminator 2: Judgment Day.
  3. T-800 says: "It (Skynet) becomes self-aware at 2:14 a.m. eastern time, August 29th." in the film Terminator 2: Judgment Day.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
  5. Per dialog in "The Demon Hand" stating that Sarah escaped from Pescadero on June 8.
  6. John Henry stated that "Miles Dyson died in 1997 in an explosion at Cyberdyne Systems." "To the Lighthouse"
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