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The subject of this article:

  • is not mentioned in the Forrest Gump novel canon (including Gump & Co.)
  • exists in the Forrest Gump film canon
  • exists in real life (see Wikipedia article: Apollo 11)

The Moon landing by the Apollo 11 astronauts on July 20, 1969, is shown on a television screen in the Forrest Gump film. However, nobody in the room pays attention, as they are all fascinated by Forrest Gump's amazing skills at ping-pong.