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[Quiz] What happened the year you were born?
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In 1989 (the year you were born)



George H.W. Bush becomes president of the US

The largest oil spill in US history occurs after the Exxon Valdez strikes Blight Reef in Alaska's Prince William sound

In Liverpool, England a soccer stadium barrier collapses killing 94 people

Hurricane Hugo causes 71 deaths and $4.2 billion in damage

A massave earthquake hits the San Francisco Bay area minutes before the World Series between the Giants and A's

The Berlin Wall comes down, symbolically ending the Cold War

Serial killer Ted Bundy is executed in Florida's electric chair

Ayatollah Khomeini places a three-million-US dollar bounty for the death of author Salman Rushdie

Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor is arrested in Beverly Hills, California after slapping a motorcycle police officer

Nintendo released its popular handheld video game player, Game Boy

Oakland Athletics win the World Series

San Francisco 49ers win Superbowl XXIII

Calgary Flames win the Stanley Cup

Batman is the top grossing film

"Look Away" by Chicago spends the most time at the top of the US charts

Talk show host, Geraldo Rivera's nose is broken during a taping of his show, when a fight erupts on the set between guests

The Arsenio Hall Show and The Simpsons premiere

Dragonball Z premieres on Japanese television

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***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


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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

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In 1987 (the year you were born)



Ronald Reagan is president of the US

Wall Street crashes sending the Dow Jones Industrial average down 22.6%

President Reagan and Soviet Leader Gorbachev sign an unprecedented missile reduction agreement

Televangelist Jim Bakker resigns amid accusations of sexual infidelity and financial impropriety

Wall Street financier Ivan Boesky is sentenced to three years in prison in an insider trading scandal

Gary Hart withdraws from the 1988 presidential campaign under accusations of infidelity

The Food and Drug Administration approves anti-AIDS drug AZT

Prozac makes its debut in the US

Bow Wow, Joss Stone, and Hilary Duff are born

Minnesota Twins win the World Series

New York Giants win Superbowl XXI

Edmonton Oilers win the Stanley Cup

Three Men and a Baby is the top grossing film

"Walk Like An Egyptian" by The Bangles spends the most time at the top of the US charts

Full House, Married with Children, and Star Trek: The Next Generation premiere

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omg all that happened in my year were bad TT-TT
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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
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In 1983 (the year you were born)

Ronald Reagan is president of the US

Sally Ride becomes the first American woman to travel in space

Marines are killed when a TNT laden suicide terrorists blows up Marine headquarters at Beirut International Airport

US Marines and Rangers invade the island of Grenada and evacuate hundreds of US citizens

The Soviets shoot down Korean Airlines flight 007

The Internet Domain Name System was invented by Paul Mockapetris

Ronald Wilson Reagan signs a bill creating Martin Luther King Day

Baltimore Orioles win the World Series

Washington Redskins win Superbowl XVII

New York Islanders win the Stanley Cup

Return of the Jedi is the top grossing film

"Every Breath You Take" by The Police spends the most time at the top of US charts

The A-Team and Webster premiere
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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
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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
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b]In 1984 (the year you were born)



Ronald Reagan is president of the US

On a Challenger mission, two astronauts become the first humans to fly free of a spacecraft

An Union Carbide insecticide plant in Bhopal, India seeps toxic gas killing over 2,000

Penthouse magazine publishes nude photographs of Miss America Vanessa Williams

The Soviet Union boycotts the Los Angeles Summer Olympics

Richard Stallman starts developing GNU

"Where's the Beef?" commercial campaign for Wendy's airs for the first time

The Apple Macintosh, the first consumer computer to use a computer mouse and GUI interface, is introduced by Apple

Ethiopian famine begins

Mandy Moore and Avril Lavigne are born

Detroit Tigers win the World Series

Los Angeles Raiders win Superbowl XVIII

Edmonton Oilers win the Stanley Cup

Ghost Busters, Beverly Hills Cop, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Gremlins, and The Karate Kid are top grossing films

"When Doves Cry" by Prince and the Revolution spends the most time at the top of US charts

Michael Jackson's hair catches fire during the filming of a Pepsi commercial

The Cosby Show, Punky Brewster, and Who's the Boss? premiere

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my mom was pregnant!!!
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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

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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
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In 1979 (the year you were born)



Jimmy Carter is president of the US

A major accident occurs at a nuclear reactor on Three Mile Island near Middletown, PA

An American Airlines DC-10 loses its engine and crashes seconds after takeoff, killing 275 people

Hurricane David kills over 1200 in the US and the Dominican Republic

Some 90 people, including 63 Americans, are taken hostage at the American Embassy in Tehran, Iran

The Soviet Union invades Afghanistan

ESPN starts broadcasting

Aaliyah, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Norah Jones, Heath Ledger, and Kate Hudson are born

Pittsburgh Pirates win the World Series

Pittsburgh Steelers win Superbowl XIII

Montreal Canadiens win the Stanley Cup

Kramer vs. Kramer is the top grossing film

Sophie's Choice by William Styron is published

"My Sharona" by The Knack spends the most time at the top of the US charts

The Facts of Life premiers

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M-M-M-M My Sharona!
I feel old. I remember clearly a lot of the thing that are in most of the kids birth years.... I mean I was moshing to smells like teen spirit higher than a kite... when they were being born!
::: sigh :::: Age... it sneaks up on you.
Posted 6/22/07 , edited 4/12/08
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


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