When it was 1983, it was a very good year, it was a very good year for parody songs, and the StairMaster, we’d listen to REM, and eat all the McNuggets, when it was 1983.
I woke up today NOT feeling bad about how HORRIBLY OLD I’ve gotten. So thanks, mentalfloss, for re-awakening my misery. Here are some things that turn THIRTY YEARS OLD this year.
The Swatch watch.
The debut albums from The Red Hot Chili Peppers, “Weird Al” and R.E.M.
Plinko on “The Price is Right”.
“Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi” and “A Christmas Story”.
The American minivan. The Dodge Caravan debuted in November of 1983.
The Disney Channel, “The A-Team”, and “Reading Rainbow”.
Michael Jackson first performed “The Moonwalk” on national TV. (Do you remember the show? The Motown 25 Anniversary Show)
The first ever flight of the Space Shuttle Challenger
Sally Ride became the first woman in space.
KISS appeared for the first time without makeup. (And we quickly asked them to put it back on)
Crispix cereal first appeared on shelves. (YES!!)
The average yearly income was 21,000 dollars.
ARPANET officially changes to use the Internet Protocol, creating the Internet.
Microsoft Word is first released
And then there was U2, Journey, Duran Duran, and songs like this: