July 21, 2010

Still Preoccupied With 1985...

  • The year started on a Tuesday
  • A Gallon of Milk Cost $1.98
  • 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
  • Mikhail Gorbachev becomes Soviet leader
  • New Coke is released on the 99th anniversary of Coca-Cola
  • Kansas City Royals win the World Series
  • San Francisco 49ers win Superbowl XIX
  • Edmonton Oilers win the Stanley Cup
  • The computer game Tetris is released
  • Madonna released "Material Girl" in March
  • The Tommy Hilfiger brand is established
  • Back to the Future is the top grossing film
  • DNA is first used in a criminal case
  • "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
  • Martina Navratilova won Wimbledon
  • Madonna launches her first road show, the Virgin Tour

On my actual birthday the Food and Drug Administration approved a blood test for AIDS, which has since been used to screen all blood donations in the United States.

Cracked Topics: The 1980's

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