I have been trying to find a solution to this without much luck. Most of my google searches have turned up this related to linux timestamps and not a actually Date/timestamp fields.
The problem I'm running into seems to be when ever a item is inserted into a date, or timestamp field that is before 1970/01/01, there is a warning then field is then set to 0000-00-00 00:00:00 or 0000-00-00.
I really need to find a solution to this to allow these. Much of these items are birth dates. I don't know if a newer version of MySQL has this solved or if there any variables or settings that can be adjusted to take of this.
The version i'm using is 5.0.77.