* "Present day" of Shadowrun First Edition.
* Tadamako Shibanokuji regains control of Yamatetsu from Hideo Yoshida. As part of his new vision for the corporation, he begins integrating metahumans into the management structure.{{src}} pg. 112
* '''January 14''' MegaMedia Inc. announces the retirement of Amanda "Euphoria" Lockheart. Their representative does not connect the announcement to Euphoria's recent abduction, rumored to be a failed kidnapping attempt by a deranged fan.SourceQueen Euphoria pg. 67
* '''January 15'''
** Strice Foods announces the end to distribution of its popular food additive Amber Gel, denying connections to Euphoria's missed promotional dates.''Ibid.''
** One week after the destruction of a Werner-Voss corporate shuttle and the deaths of all one hundred seventy-five passengers and crew, the Revenants policlub claims responsibility for the attack.''Ibid.''; {{src}} claims the attack happened June 30
* '''March 19''' The Campeche Massacre. Aztechnology Corporate Security opens fire on unarmed protestors in Campeche, killing hundreds.{{src}} pg.72
* '''May 6''' A kraken sinks a Vancouver-bound ferry, killing all on board.''Ibid.''
* '''May 22''' Aztlan seizes a portion of Venezuela from Amazonia.''Ibid.''
* '''May 30''' Thousands of metahumans march on Atlanta, calling for increased awareness of metahuman rights.''Ibid.''
* '''August 10''' Keyboard-sized seventh-generation cyberdecks enter the market.''Ibid.''
* '''August 28''' The Algonkian-Manitou Council contracts Aztechnology to assist in recovering from their agricultural collapse.''Ibid.''
* '''September 13''' Closed-circuit simsense technology is commercially available, allowing a Spider (matrix).''Ibid.''
* '''September 22''' Aztlan annexes independent Columbia.''Ibid.''
* '''October 4''' Corsica secedes from France.''Ibid.''
* '''November 9''' Buttercup reveals that she is a free spirit.''Ibid.''
* '''November 24''' Proteus AG wins the contract to construct arkoblocks off the shore of the Japanese Imperial State.''Ibid.''
* '''December 14''' The Trans-polar Aleut Nation leaves the Native American Nations.''Ibid.''
* Dr. Randall Grant dies, apparently in a freak accident. Alamos 20,000 is strongly suspected of perpetrating his assassination to stop him from revealing their connections to Dr. Armand Duplessis.SourceThe Grimoire 15th Edition, 2053. 13
* Harold Jonathan Mason, one of the founders of MOOSE (the Metahuman Order of Occultists, Sorcerers, and Enchanters), dies at the age of 48.''Ibid.''
* Shadowrun (SNES) Jake Armitage defeats Drake and the malevolent AI in Aneki Corporation.