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27 June 2013

30 thursdays: 30 awesome things that happened in 1983.

Yes, it's true that I am turning 30 on Monday. What is also true is that there are a number of other pretty cool things that are 30 years old this year...

30 awesome things that happened in 1983:
  1. the Indian cricket team won their first World Cup.
  2. Aziz Ansari was born.
  3. Return of the Jedi was released and became the highest grossing film of the year.
  4. also, Scarface and The Outsiders.
  5. McDonald released the McNugget.
  6. Nintendo released the original Mario Bros arcade game.
  7. Microsoft Word is first released.
  8. Meryl Streep won her first Best Actress Academy Award.
  9. the music video for Thriller was released.
  10. the Internet was created.
  11. the premiere of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe.
  12. Jim Valvano's NC State team beat Houston in the men's NCAA Championship.
  13. the final episode of M*A*S*H aired to more than 125 million viewers.
  14. the introduction of the Cabbage Patch Kids.
  15. the first Sony Camcorder was released for public use.
  16. Wayne Gretzky set an All-Star Game record with 4 goals in one period.
  17. U2 released their War album.
  18. the Red Hot Chili Peppers were formed.
  19. Michael Jackson moonwalks for the first time on television.
  20. Vanessa Williams became the first African-American woman to be crowned Miss America.
  21. the creation of Martin Luther King, Jr Day as a federal holiday.
  22. Tony Dorsett set the record for the longest run from scrimmage when he ran for a 99-yard touchdown.
  23. Sally Ride became the first American woman in space.
  24. The first Motorola mobile phones are introduced to the public.
  25. Plinko debuted on The Price is Right.
  26. The Sweet Valley High book series debuted.
  27. Reading Rainbow.
  28. Alice Walker won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
  29. the first Hooters opened in Clearwater, FL.
  30. I WAS BORN. obviously.
So as you can see, '83 was a pretty landmark year. I'm in some good company.

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