What The U.S. Was Like The Last Time The Los Angeles Dodgers Won The World Series

You know, the year Clayton Kershaw was born.

1. The Los Angeles Dodgers last won the World Series in 1988.

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Tommy Lasorda twenty-six years ago.

2. A World Series ticket was $50.

3. Honda Civics looked like this:

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.

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14. The Edmonton Oilers won the Stanley Cup.

15. The St. Louis Cardinals moved to Phoenix, Ariz.

16. Ronald Reagan was president.

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17. George H.W. Bush won the presidential election.

18. Sonny Bono became mayor of Palm Springs.

19. The Sears catalog looked like this:


20. Calvin Klein was all the rage.

21. Starter jackets defined the era.

22. LEGOs looked like this:

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23. Cell phones looked like this:

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24. The newest Mac looked like this:

25. Windows 2.1 came out.

26. A Toshiba laptop was $4,098.

27. Prozac was introduced to the U.S. market.

28. Donald and Ivana Trump looked like this:

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29. Clayton Kershaw was born.

30. Rihanna was born.

31. Kevin Durant was born.

32. Pete Maravich died.

33. Enzo Ferrari died.

34. Beetlejuice was released in 1988.

35. As were Heathers, Die Hard, and Rain Man.

36. The Wonder Years debuted.

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37. Roseanne debuted.

38. Toni Morrison won a Pulitzer for Beloved.

39. N.W.A released Straight Outta Compton.

40. “Never Gonna Give You Up” by Rick Astley topped the charts.

41. Ice Cube might have had a good day.

42. And Oprah looked like this:

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