Thursday, July 14, 2011

What Were You Doing Twenty-Two Years Ago?

My son, Casey, celebrates his 22nd birthday today. So, just for fun, I put together a list of some of the goings-on in the year 1989...

One gallon of gas was 97 cents

Postage Stamps were 25 cents

The Mirage Hotel and Casino opened in Las Vegas as the first huge resort hotel

Exxon Valdez spilled 240,000 barrels of oil into the ocean

George Bush Senior became President of the United States

Toyota launched it's luxury brand the Lexus

A massive earthquake hit the San Fransisco Bay area minutes before the world series between the Giants and A's

The Berlin Wall came down

Serial Killer Ted Bundy was executed in Florida's electric chair

Nintendo released its popular handheld video game player- Gameboy

San Fransisco 49ers won Superbowl XXIII

Batman was the top grossing film

The Simpsons premiered

The Sega Genesis was released

Popular movies: Crocodile Dundee II, Big, Three Men and a Baby, Die Hard, Cocktail, Beetlejuice

Popular TV shows: The Cosby Show, Roseanne, Cheers, America's Funniest Home Videos, The Golden Girls

Songs that hit number one: Like a Prayer/ Madonna, Baby Don't Forget My Number/ Milli Vanilli, Every Rose Has It's Thorn/ Poison,  We Didn't Start the Fire/ Billy Joel

Happy Birthday Casey!


Lizbeth said...

What a cool flashback but the best part---BIRTHDAY. Have a good one!!!

carolinaheartstrings said...

Love the history tidbits. My baby boy turns 25 next week! Where does the time go?

Bonnie@TheFragileXFiles said...

I'm just having a hard time getting past the idea that 1989 was 22 years ago.....

Cheryl D. said...

My birthday's tomorrow!

After looking at your list I've realized that I'm REALLY old!

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