I pose the next example: a man is betting nearer to a black hole until time "ceases to exist". Nevertheless, that would be his subjective experience, because for us, the observers, he would act as being "frozen", incapable of movement. In a blink of an eye he would see the universe die and he would stay in perpetual timelessness.
Don't let yourself be confined by your understanding of the way things work. Physical things are merely the collapse of psychic reality. Time is a function of relativity, and should only be seen as a single, two-dimensional line to determine one's relative position in it.
Therefore, there doesn't have to be a first occurrence, because there is only now. Quantum Theory/Mechanics.