First  Prev  1  2  3  4  5  6  Next  Last
[Quiz] What happened the year you were born?
5943 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
59 / F / Melbourne
Offline
Posted 5/13/07
In 1958 (the year you were born)



Dwight Eisenhower is president of the US

The first US earth satellite, Explorer I, goes into orbit

Rocker Jerry Lee Lewis marries his 13 year old second cousin, Myra Brown

The "Quiz Show Scandals" rock the television industry and the nation

Vice President Richard Nixon faces hostile anti-American mobs during a visit to South America

14 year old Bobby Fischer wins the United States Chess Championship

Ellen DeGeneres, Michael Jackson, Ice-T, and Mark Cuban are born

New York Yankees win the World Series

Baltimore Colts win the NFL championship

Montreal Canadiens win the Stanley Cup

Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote is published

Elvis Presley enters the U.S. Army

What Happened the Year You Were Born?

http://www.blogthings.com/whathappenedtheyearyouwerebornquiz/

Earliest year yet.

A couple of interesting things they left out:

Manchester United was just about decimated when a lot of its players were killed in a plane crash.

Construction of the Berlin Wall began (though it wasn't finished till1961)
5943 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
59 / F / Melbourne
Offline
Posted 5/13/07
^Yes, Freedan I guess I am. It sort of sneaks up on you. I have lived more than half my life and passed the life expectancy for many countries. Life just keeps getting better all the time.
11663 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
27 / M / Canada
Offline
Posted 5/13/07
In 1990 (the year you were born)



George H.W. Bush is president of the US

Operation Desert Shield forces leave for Saudi Arabia to defend them following the invasion of Kuwait

Congress passes Americans with Disabilities Act

Nelson Mandela is released from a South African prison

East and West Germany are reunified

The first McDonald's opens in Moscow, Russia

Super Mario Brothers 3 is released on the Nintendo Entertainment System console, selling over 6 million copies

The Space Shuttle Discovery places the Hubble Space Telescope into orbit

Windows 3.0 is released by Microsoft

Cincinnati Reds win the World Series

San Francisco 49ers win Superbowl XXIV

Edmonton Oilers win the Stanley Cup

Home Alone is the top grossing film

Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton is published

"Vision of Love" by Mariah Carey spends the most time at the top of the US charts

Chris Farley and Adam Sandler join Saturday Night Live

w0w
27757 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
Offline
Posted 5/13/07
lol,the pope got shot
7388 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
36 / F / California
Offline
Posted 5/16/07
In 1981 (the year you were born)

Ronald Reagan becomes president of the US

Minutes after Ronald Reagan becomes president, Iran releases 52 American hostages that had been held captive for 444 days

President Reagan is shot in the chest by would be assassin John Hinkley

Space shuttle Columbia, the world's first reusable spacecraft, is sent into space

A suspended walkway in the Kansas City Hyatt Regency Hotel collapses, killing 113

A female former lover files a "palimony" suit against tennis star Billie Jean King

President Reagan appoints Sandra Day O'Connor to be the first woman on the Supreme Court

The Pac-Man video game is introduced in the US

Alicia Keys, Elijah Wood, Kelly Rowland, Anna Kournikova, and Britney Spears are born

Los Angeles Dodgers win the World Series

Oakland Raiders win Superbowl XV

New York Islanders win the Stanley Cup

Raiders of the Lost Ark is the top grossing film

"Bette Davis Eyes" by Kim Carnes spends the most time at the top of the US charts

MTV debuts on cable television, playing music videos 24 hours a day

Gimme a Break premieres
46636 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
24 / F / • ♥ Varia Headqua...
Offline
Posted 5/16/07
In 1991 (the year you were born)



George H.W. Bush is president of the US

The US and its allies launch an air attack on Iraq to being liberating Kuwait

In a ground war that lasts just 100 hours, the US easily defeats the Iraqi army in Kuwait

The case against Oliver North is "terminated" with all Iran-Contra charges dropped

The US Senate approves the nomination of Clarence Thomas, after investigating an allegation of sexual harassment

A brush fire destroys over 3000 homes in Oakland, California

Tim Berners-Lee introduces the web browser

An amateur video captures the beating of Rodney King by Los Angeles police officers

Serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer is arrested after the remains of 11 men and boys are found in his Milwaukee, Wisconsin apartment

The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics officially ceases to exist

Linus Torvalds releases the Linux kernel

Sonic the Hedgehog is released for the Sega Genesis in North America

Minnesota Twins win the World Series

New York Giants win Superbowl XXV

Pittsburgh Penguins win the Stanley Cup

Terminator 2: Judgment Day is the top grossing film

Nirvana's Nevermind, led by the surprise hit single "Smells Like Teen Spirit", is the most popular album of the year

"Everything I Do (I Do It For You)" by Bryan Adams spends the most time at the top of the US charts

Britney Spears appears on Star Search

Home Improvement premieres

What Happened the Year You Were Born?

http://www.blogthings.com/whathappenedtheyearyouwerebornquiz/
8185 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
22 / F / California~~MWUAH...
Offline
Posted 5/20/07
In 1994 (the year you were born)



Bill Clinton is president of the US

11 members of the Branch Davidian religious cult are found not guilty of charges related to a deadly shootout with federal agents

OJ Simpson is charged with the murders of his former wife, Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman

Republicans gain control of the House of Representatives for the first time in decades

The United States hosts the World Cup Soccer tournament

Nancy Kerrigan is clubbed on the right leg by an assailant under orders from figure skating rival Tonya Harding

Howard Stern formally announces his candidacy for the New York governorship under the Libertarian Party ticket

Nelson Mandela is inaugurated as South Africa's first black president

Red Hat Linux 1.0 is released

There is no World Series, due to strikes

Dallas Cowboys win Superbowl XXVIII

New York Rangers win the Stanley Cup

Forrest Gump is the top grossing film

"I'll Make Love To You" by Boyz II Men spends the most time at the top of the US charts

DirecTV launches the first satellite system

Friends premieres

What Happened the Year You Were Born?

http://www.blogthings.com/whathappenedtheyearyouwerebornquiz/

holy crap this is long
72762 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
31 / F / USA
Offline
Posted 5/20/07
In 1985 (the year you were born)

Ronald Reagan is president of the US

Live Aid, a 17 hour rock concert broadcasts worldwide from London and Philadelphia, raising $70 million for starving Africans

An 8.1 magnitude earthquake hits Mexico City and results in about 25,000 deaths

Vocano "Nevada del Ruiz" erupts near Bogota, Columbia causing mud slides that bury two towns

American Jew Jonathan Pollard is arrested for giving military secrets to Israel

Mikhail Gorbachev becomes Soviet leader

New Coke is released on the 99th anniversary of Coca-Cola

The GNU Manifesto first written by Richard Stallman

Kansas City Royals win the World series

San Francisco 49ers win Superbowl XIX

Edmonton Oilers win the Stanley Cup

Back to the Future is the top grossing film

Less Than Zero by Bret Easton Ellis is published

David Lee Roth leaves Van Halen to begin a solo career

"Careless Whisper" by Wham! spends the most time at the top of the US charts

Elmo is introduced on Sesame Street

The Golden Girls and Growing Pains premiere
4588 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
26 / M / open land near th...
Offline
Posted 5/23/07
In 1990 (the year you were born)
George H.W. Bush is president of the US

Operation Desert Shield forces leave for Saudi Arabia to defend them following the invasion of Kuwait

Congress passes Americans with Disabilities Act

Nelson Mandela is released from a South African prison

East and West Germany are reunified

The first McDonald's opens in Moscow, Russia

Super Mario Brothers 3 is released on the Nintendo Entertainment System console, selling over 6 million copies

The Space Shuttle Discovery places the Hubble Space Telescope into orbit

Windows 3.0 is released by Microsoft

Cincinnati Reds win the World Series

San Francisco 49ers win Superbowl XXIV

Edmonton Oilers win the Stanley Cup

Home Alone is the top grossing film

Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton is published

"Vision of Love" by Mariah Carey spends the most time at the top of the US charts

Chris Farley and Adam Sandler join Saturday Night Live
165 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
26 / F / IN THE LOCKER WIT...
Offline
Posted 5/23/07
the cold war ended! whoooo
1584 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
29 / F / Bay Area,California
Offline
Posted 5/23/07
In 1988 (the year you were born)



Ronald Reagan is president of the US

Federal grand juries return indictments against Gen. Manuel Noriega, ruler of Panama, charging him of running drug cartels

A missile, fired from the US Navy warship Vincennes destroys a commercial Iranian airliner killing all 290 on board

A Pan-am Boeing 747 explodes over Lockerbie, Scotland from a terrorist bomb

Controversial Arizona Governor Evan Mecham is removed from office for financial misdeed

Jimmy Swaggart is defrocked when his sexual liaisons with women other than his wife are revealed

The Netherlands becomes the second country to get connected to the Internet

Al-Qaida is established by Osama bin Laden

Los Angeles Dodgers win the World Series

Washington Redskins win Superbowl XXII

Edmonton Oilers win the Stanley Cup

Rain Man is the top grossing film

A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking is published

"Faith" by George Michael spends the most time at the top of the US charts

What Happened the Year You Were Born?

http://www.blogthings.com/whathappenedtheyearyouwerebornquiz/
10149 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
29 / M / Home of SeaBiscuit
Offline
Posted 5/23/07
In 1988 (the year you were born)



Ronald Reagan is president of the US

Federal grand juries return indictments against Gen. Manuel Noriega, ruler of Panama, charging him of running drug cartels

A missile, fired from the US Navy warship Vincennes destroys a commercial Iranian airliner killing all 290 on board

A Pan-am Boeing 747 explodes over Lockerbie, Scotland from a terrorist bomb

Controversial Arizona Governor Evan Mecham is removed from office for financial misdeed

Jimmy Swaggart is defrocked when his sexual liaisons with women other than his wife are revealed

The Netherlands becomes the second country to get connected to the Internet

Al-Qaida is established by Osama bin Laden

Los Angeles Dodgers win the World Series

Washington Redskins win Superbowl XXII

Edmonton Oilers win the Stanley Cup

Rain Man is the top grossing film

A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking is published

"Faith" by George Michael spends the most time at the top of the US charts

What Happened the Year You Were Born?

http://www.blogthings.com/whathappenedtheyearyouwerebornquiz/
4965 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
24 / F / In your computer...
Offline
Posted 5/23/07
In 1992 (the year you were born)



George H.W. Bush is president of the US

Hurricane "Andrew" becomes the most costly in US history with $20 billion worth of damage

Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton is elected President of the United States

Riots break out in Los Angeles after police are acquitted in the Rodney King case

An "Earth Summit" is held in Brazil to address global environmental problems

Jay Leno replaces Johnny Carson as host of the Tonight Show on NBC

George H. W. Bush becomes ill on a visit in Japan and vomits on the Japanese Prime Minister

Mike Tyson goes on trial charged with raping a 1991 Miss Black America Contest contestant

Amy Fisher, the "Long Island Lolita," is arrested for shooting Mary Jo Buttafuoco on the front porch of her home

Toronto Blue Jays win the World Series

Washington Redskins win Superbowl XXVI

Pisstburgh Penguins win the Stanley Cup

Aladdin is the top grossing film

"End of the Road" by Boyz II Men spends the most time at the top of the US charts

Mad About You and The Real World premiere

Sailor Moon premieres on TV Asahi in Japan

What Happened the Year You Were Born?

http://www.blogthings.com/whathappenedtheyearyouwerebornquiz/


interesting...they should fix the "Hurricane Andrew" one, i think Hurricane Katrina topped it... >.<

i feel sorry for the Japanese Prime Minister... o.o
118 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
F
Offline
Posted 5/23/07
In 1995 (the year you were born)



Bill Clinton is president of the US

Osaka, Japan is hit by a 7.2 magnitude earthquake, killing 5,100

A bomb explodes in a federal building in Oklahoma City

Israeli Prime Minster Yitzchak Rabin is assassinated by a right wing Jewish student opposed to the peace process

The Republican Congress passes much of the "Contract With America"

Kevin Mitnick is arrested by the FBI and charged him with breaking into some the most "secure" computers systems

Microsoft unveils its long awaited Windows 95 software

O. J. Simpson is found innocent

Bill Clinton signs a highway bill that ends the federal 55 mph speed limit

Atlanta Braves win the World Series

San Francisco 49ers win Superbowl XXIX

New Jersey Devils win the Stanley Cup

Toy Story is the top grossing film

"Fantasy" by Mariah Carey spends the most time at the top of the US charts

Sailor Moon premieres in North America

What Happened the Year You Were Born?

http://www.blogthings.com/whathappenedtheyearyouwerebornquiz/
1670 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
24 / F
Offline
Posted 5/23/07
>>>>1992<<<<
George H.W. Bush is president of the US

Hurricane "Andrew" becomes the most costly in US history with $20 billion worth of damage

Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton is elected President of the United States

Riots break out in Los Angeles after police are acquitted in the Rodney King case

An "Earth Summit" is held in Brazil to address global environmental problems

Jay Leno replaces Johnny Carson as host of the Tonight Show on NBC

George H. W. Bush becomes ill on a visit in Japan and vomits on the Japanese Prime Minister

Mike Tyson goes on trial charged with raping a 1991 Miss Black America Contest contestant

Amy Fisher, the "Long Island Lolita," is arrested for shooting Mary Jo Buttafuoco on the front porch of her home

Toronto Blue Jays win the World Series

Washington Redskins win Superbowl XXVI

Pisstburgh Penguins win the Stanley Cup

Aladdin is the top grossing film

"End of the Road" by Boyz II Men spends the most time at the top of the US charts

Mad About You and The Real World premiere

Sailor Moon premieres on TV Asahi in Japan
First  Prev  1  2  3  4  5  6  Next  Last
You must be logged in to post.