20 Things That Are Now 20 Years Old

It seems like just yesterday you were cradling your new Beanie Baby.

1. Mrs. Doubtfire

Mrs. Doubtfire hit theaters on Nov. 24, 1993, making it very nearly 20.

2. Beanie Babies

In 1993, this fad launched with the nine original characters pictured above.

3. Chipotle

The first Chipotle location opened in Denver in 1993.

4. Legends of the Hidden Temple

This Nickelodeon game show aired from 1993–1995.

5. IMDb.com

The website for the Internet Movie Database launched in 1993. Although the early roots of the company began around 1990 via bulletin board groups, an official site launched 20 years ago. According to IMDb’s history page: “In September 1993, the nascent Internet Movie Database Web site launched and was the first site on the Internet dedicated to movies.”

6. dELiA*s

This ’90s catalog is still going strong 20 years later.

7. The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides

Eugenides’ debut novel was released in 1993.

8. Dylan and Cole Sprouse from The Suite Life of Zack & Cody

The twins are now 20 years old.

9. Wired magazine

Wired made its debut in January 1993.

10. The song “The Sign” by Ace of Base

The single was released on Oct. 29, 1993 in Europe.

“The Sign” - Ace of Base

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11. Saved by the Bell: The College Years

What?! I know. The original Saved by the Bell series ended on May 22, 1993, and the pilot for The College Years was broadcast right after the finale.

12. Zoloft

Although research and testing on this antidepressant had been in the works since the ’70s, it wasn’t until 1991 that Pfizer got FDA approval for the drug. Pfizer took Zoloft to market in 1992, making this popular happy pill just slightly older than 20.

13. The Giver by Lois Lowry

This Newbery Award-winning dystopian children’s novel was released in 1993 and has sold more than 5.3 million copies.

14. Zima

Remember this douchey alcoholic beverage? It was introduced in 1993, but faded into obscurity in the 2000s.

15. Beavis and Butt-head

These guys started dumbing up MTV’s airwaves in 1993.

16. The “Got Milk?” ad campaign

Here’s the original “Got Milk” commercial, the slogan for which was eventually brought to print ads a few years lager.

17. Magic: The Gathering

This trading card came came on the market in 1993.

18. Addy, of the American Girl doll historical characters series

Addy Walker joined the American Girl doll family in fall 1993.

19. Hocus Pocus

Dear lord, really? Jeez.

20. Gak

This original version gooey Nickelodeon toy was released in 1992, but had several spin-offs in the next two years that you undoubtedly collected.

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