1. The Los Angeles Dodgers last won the World Series in 1988.
Tommy Lasorda twenty-six years ago.
4. New cars went for an average of $10,400.
5. Gas was 91¢ per gallon.
6. CDs outsold vinyl records for the first time.
7. A movie ticket was $3.50.
8. Nike launched its “Just Do It” campaign.
9. McDonald’s opened its 10,000th restaurant. There are now about 35,000.
10. Wrigley Field had its first night game.
11. The San Francisco 49ers beat the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl XXIII.
12. The Lakers won the NBA Finals under head coach Pat Riley.
13. Brian Boitano took the Olympic Gold medal in men’s figure skating.
14. The Edmonton Oilers won the Stanley Cup.
15. The St. Louis Cardinals moved to Phoenix, Ariz.
16. Ronald Reagan was president.
17. George H.W. Bush won the presidential election.
18. Sonny Bono became mayor of Palm Springs.
20. Calvin Klein was all the rage.
21. Starter jackets defined the era.
23. Cell phones looked like this:
26. A Toshiba laptop was $4,098.
27. Prozac was introduced to the U.S. market.
28. Donald and Ivana Trump looked like this:
30. Rihanna was born.
31. Kevin Durant was born.
32. Pete Maravich died.
33. Enzo Ferrari died.
35. As were Heathers, Die Hard, and Rain Man.
36. The Wonder Years debuted.
37. Roseanne debuted.
38. Toni Morrison won a Pulitzer for Beloved.
40. “Never Gonna Give You Up” by Rick Astley topped the charts.
42. And Oprah looked like this:
- More than 90 people have died in Indonesia's earthquake, officials say. Thousands of rescuers are being deployed to the hit area.
- Fake news fools most Americans who read it — and Facebook is a major source, a BuzzFeed News survey has found 📰❌
- A refrigerator is being eyed as the possible origin of the fire at an Oakland warehouse party that killed 36 people, a law enforcement official said.
- An adorable 3-year-old boy proudly covered his kitchen with carrots in the greatest carrot heist of all time 😂👏