Friday, August 07, 2009

Friday Fun Facts

This week's fun facts: since I'm going to my (gulp) 20-year class reunion this weekend, I thought it would be neat to look back in time at what was big (hair, of course) in 1989...

Like a Prayer
Rockin' In the Free World
Free Fallin'
Love Shack
Bust a Move

Look Who's Talking
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
The Little Mermaid
Driving Miss Daisy

Major News Events
Berlin Wall Falls
Exxon Valdez Spills Oil in Alaska
Ring Around Neptune Discovered
Chinese Students Killed in Tiananmen Square
Ayatollah Khomeini Dies

Clear and Present Danger (Tom Clancy)
The Dark Half (Stephen King)
Daddy (Danielle Steel)
Caribbean (James Michener)
The Satanic Verses (Salman Rushdie)

And, since I'm a child of the 80s, I was brought up on John Hughes' brilliant adolescent-angst movies, Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and Some Kind of Wonderful among them. Very sad that he's passed away.

What about you? Remember where you were/what you were doing 2 decades ago?

1 comment:

Jennifer Shirk said...

I remember seeing all those movies in the movie theater!

I also had a very bad perm and a brassy dye job. :)