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25 Reminders Of What The World Was Like The Year Boba Fett Died

Ah, 1983...

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Did you hear the great news? There's a new movie in the works that will tell the origin story of beloved Star Wars bounty hunter Boba Fett.

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In honor of the news, let's take a look at what the world looked like in 1983, the year our hero met his humiliating end in the mouth of Sarlacc.

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1. This is what a cellphone looked like.


2. Return of the Jedi was the top grossing film of the year, going on the earn $252,583,617.

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3. John Travolta starred in a film that was written, produced and directed by Sylvester Stallone, and he looked like this.

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No, really.

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4. Thriller was the top selling album.

Epic Records

5. Dallas was the most watched TV show.


6. President Ronald Reagan announced plans to build a missile defense program in space and everyone called it "Star Wars."


7. Hillary Clinton was the First Lady of Arkansas and had a Southern accent.

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8. Michael Jackson's iconic moonwalk made its debut.


9. Tom Cruise lip dubbed and danced in tighty whities. Also iconic.

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10. The DeLorean Motor Company went out of business.

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11. "Every Breath You Take" was the No. 1 song of the year.

A&M Records

12. Al Pacino was Scarface.

Universal Pictures

13. The United States invaded the island of Grenada.

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14. Run–D.M.C. released their first single, "It's Like That," and the Beastie Boys dropped their first hip hop track, "Cooky Puss".

15. He-Man and the Masters of the Universe made its television debut.


16. Grandmaster Melle Mel & The Furious 5 released "White Lines (Don't Don't Do It)" and had an unknown director named Spike Lee direct the video.

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17. Miranda Kerr and Mila Kunis were newborns.

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18. Every teen heartthrob imaginable starred in The Outsiders.

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19. Tokyo Disneyland opened its doors for the first time.

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20. GPS (Global Positioning System) was declassified by the U.S. government and became available to the public.


21. Vanessa Williams became the first African-American to be crowned Miss America.


22. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday became a Federal Holiday.

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23. Kellogg's gave us our first taste of Crispix.


24. Dodge blessed the world with the first ever minivan.


25. And the McNugget was born.


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