2017: A Big Year for Anniversaries @shawnpgreene

In just the last 50 years, our world has advanced in medicine, technology, and creativity. In 2017, we celebrate and remember some people, places, and things that changed the culture in America and the world. It is indeed a big year for Anniversaries. Here’s a few highlights: 

10th year:

  • Donald Trump shaved Vince McMahon’s head bald live at Wrestlemania 23
  • Britney Spears shaved her own head
  • The Sopranos ends, begins Keeping Up With the Kardashians

20th year:

  • Death of Lady Diana
  • 98 Degrees and Backstreet Boys Debut albums
  • Movies Men in Black, Liar Liar, and Titanic released

30th year:

  • TV shows Full House, thirtysomething, 21 Jump Street, and The Simpsons characters
  • Panera Bread, Prozac and Red Bull
  • U2’s Joshua Tree album, Whitney Houston Debuts
  • Movies Dirty Dancing, The Princess Bride, and Robocop

 

40th year:

  • Star Wars: A New Hope, Saturday Night Fever, and Smokey and the Bandit
  • Elvis’ death
  • Chia Pets and the Wedgie
  • Roots TV series
  • Blizzard of ’77 [Buffalo, NY]

50th year:

  • SuperBowl I, Boeing 737, and the 25th Amendment
  • ATMs, Microwaves, and the Chevy Camaro
  • The Doors debut album, Beatles release Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, and the Monterey Pop Festival
  • Battleship, the Slurpie, Pringle’s, and the Big Mac
  • The First African-American Justice Thurgood Marshall
  • Israel fought and won the Six- Day War against Egypt

500th year:

  • Martin Luther’s famous 95 Theses, starting the Reformation
  • Cairo is captured by the Ottoman Empire

Feeling old yet? Look at these things turning 10 years old this year. https://www.joe.ie/life-style/21-things-will-turn-10-years-old-2017-572390

Turning 20 this year: http://www.usmagazine.com/entertainment/pictures/20-things-that-turn-20-in-2017-w469721

Turning 30 this year: http://www.redbookmag.com/life/g4010/30th-anniversary-2017/

Turning 50 this year: http://www.countryliving.com/life/g3973/things-turning-50-in-2017/

 

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