Tuesday, February 7, 2012

20 years ago - give or take...

Yesterday the song of the day for my middle schoolers was Metallica's "Enter Sandman". I realised that Enter Sandman came out in 1991 - 21 years ago. Really! Does it feel like that long ago? But I guess it was. It was huge back in high school. My husband's 20 year high school reunion is this year, which means mine is coming up next year. Here are a few of the 20 years ago this happened headlines:
-First website published - August 6, 1991
-Magic Johnson announced he was HIV positive - Nov. 1991
-Kristi Yamaguchi wins Olympic Gold - Feb. 1992
-Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love get married - Feb. 1992
-Silence of the Lambs wins Best Picture at the Oscars - March 1992
-Top songs of 1992 include: I'm Too Sexy by Right Said Fred, Achy Breaky Heart by Billy Ray Cyrus and End of the Road by Boys II Men
-Queen finds a new audience with the success of Wayne's World featurning Bohemian Rhapsody
-Aladdin, the Bodyguard and A Few Good Men were also on-screen
-Jay Leno started hosting The Tonight Show in 1992
-"Melrose Place" and "Barney and Friends" were both new shows on TV in 1992
-Seinfeld first aired the episode "The Contest" but Seinfeld wasn't in the top 20 of shows on TV - the top 5 shows of 1992 were 60 Minutes, Roseanne, Cheers, Murphy Brown and Home Improvement
-Kevin Nealon took over Weekend Update on SNL in the 1991/1992 season - other players included Dana Carvey, Chris Farley, Phil Hartman, Victoria Jackson, Mike Meyers, Chris Rock and Julia Sweeney

1 comment:

  1. Wow, do I feel old! The "cool" music we listened to are now golden oldies!