If You Were Born In 1990, These Historical Facts Will Ruin Your Life
Hate to break it to you, but you're more than halfway to 50.
If you were born in 1990, your date of birth is now closer to the 1969 moon landing than it is to present day.
Similarly, you were born closer to Woodstock than you were to present day.
And you were ALSO born closer to The Beatles' final album than you were to present day.
America has had 45 presidents in total. In your life, you've seen five of them in office. In other words, one out of every nine US presidents has served his term at least partially during your life.
The iPhone has existed for more than a third of your life.
JFK was assassinated 54 years ago, in 1963. The exact midpoint between then and now? Your birth year, 1990.
America is 241 years old. You've been around for more than 10% of American history.
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 ended segregation in public spaces. You were born just 26 years later.
How many Olympic Games do you think you've lived through? Five? Six? Try fourteen.
The last veteran of the American Civil War died just 34 years before you were born.
Next year, most freshmen in high school will have been born after the launch of Facebook.
You're either 26 or 27 now. A person who was 27 when you were born was born in 1963.
When you were born, Elvis had died only 13 years prior. For reference, Mean Girls came out 13 years ago.
Did you know that Chrysler was the first company to introduce minivans to the US? They did that just seven years before you were born.
Oh, and did you know that Wrigley Field was the last baseball stadium to install lights for night games? They did that just TWO years before you were born.
And finally, the Ottoman Empire was established in 1299. It came to an end just 70 years before you were born.
Yup, you're pretty freaking old.
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