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Subject: Summarize each 1980s born person by year

Written By: yelimsexa on 07/17/17 at 8:38 am

Inspired by the thread on the '90s board, I've created this thread more for people in my age bracket.

1980 borns:
*Were the last to have core '90s adolescence
*The last born while Jimmy Carter was president
*The same age as Pac-Man
*The last to remember a time before the compact disc took off
*The last to remember the end of the original Star Wars craze and Michael Jackson before his vitiligo

1981 borns:
*The first babies born during Ronald Reagan's presidency
*The last people to graduate high school during the 1990s
*Are as old as MTV and Beyoncé
*Last to have reasonable memories of the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster
*Are core Transformers and Ghostbusters fans and are the ultimate NES kids

1982 borns:
*The first babies born that are almost always considered Millenials
*Ultimate late '80s/early '90s kids
*Born during the height of Atari's popularity
*Last to have memories of the Iran-Contra scandal and the Wall Street crash of 1987
*Last to know what 8-track tapes are due to its use in record clubs and some TV commercials

1983 borns:
*Last to graduate high school before 9/11
*Entered school at the beginning of the Ninja Turtles craze and last to enter with Reagan as President
*First to enter high school with the Internet widely available
*Last to know what Pocket Rockers are
*Are as old as Madonna's first album

1984 borns:
*Last to possibly have memories of the fall of THE Berlin Wall and George H.W. Bush becoming President
*Born the year Apple's Mac was first released
*Ultimate Y2K-era teens
*Both the third and fourth generations of gaming equally define them
*Last to remember Betamax before it lost support to VHS

1985 borns:
*Born when the first million-selling CD was sold (Brothers in Arms)
*Last to enter high school during the 1990s and first to enter school in that decade
*Just old enough to see Pokemon for "little kids" during its initial craze
*The last graduate high school before cell phones became common with non-adults
*Last to remember the entire 1990s fairly clearly and experience Sesame Street in its heyday
*Are the ultimate Zordon-era Power Rangers fans

1986 borns:
*Last to vote for George W. Bush
*Last to remember the snap bracelet fad
*Born the year VCR players became found in the majority of homes with a TV
*Last to enter school with the USSR in existence
*The Fox TV network launched the year they were born

1987 borns:
*The ultimate '90s kids
*Last to remember 8-bit video games before their popularity was overtaken by 16-bit
*Last to graduate high school before social media becomes mainstream
*Full House and Guns 'n Roses debut are as old as them
*Last to remember MTV before it started to care less about music
*Born the year cable TV became available in the majority of US households

1988 borns:
*First to enter school with Bill Clinton as President
*Last to remember TMNT and Cabbage Patch Kids as childhood fads
*Born the year when CD sales surpassed vinyl
*Possibly the last to remember large floppy disks
*Straight Outta Compton was made the year they were born

1989 borns:
*Possibly the last to remember when typewriters were still sold in stores
*Born the year the Disney Renaissance launched
*The last to remember the world before the Internet became mainstream
*Seinfeld and the Game Boy came out when they were born
*The last to graduate high school before the Great Recesion and before electrodubstep took off
*The ultimate '00s teens

Subject: Re: Summarize each 1980s born person by year

Written By: DesiredUsernameWasTaken on 07/29/17 at 11:29 am

1980
-Born the same year of John Lennon's murder
-Born in the first full year Margaret Thatcher was prime minister of Britain
-First to turn 20 in the new millennium

1981
-Born in the first year of the Reagan administration
-Last to become an adult in the 20th century and 2nd millennium
-Born in the same year of MTV's launch
-Born in the year Only Fools and Horses debuted

1982
-Born in the year of the Falklands war
-First to become adults in the new millennium
-Born in the same year of the second British Invasion

1983
-Born in the last year of the original Star Wars trilogy film timeline
-16th birthday during the Y2K/Teen pop explosion of 1999
-Born in the same year of the invasion of Grenada
-Born in the year A-Team debuted

1984
-Born in what many consider the best year of the 1980s
-16th birthday in the new millennial year
-Born in the same year of the "Morning in America" campaign
-Born the same year the Miners strike began in Britain

1985
-Born in the year Back To The Future and Goonies were blockbusters
-Born in the first year of Reagan's second term
-Born in the last year new wave was a cultural force and before 21st century-style technology (CDs, computers etc) first became prominent

1986
-Born in the year of rap's breakthrough
-First to have vivid memory of the end of the Cold War
-Born in the year of the yuppie

1987
-First to become teenagers in the new millennium
-Born in the of the crash
-Born in the year of the great storm

1988
-Born in the last full year the Berlin Wall was still standing
-Born in the peak year of glam metal
-Born in the year The Wonder Years debuted

1989
-Born in the last year of the classic 20th century
-Born in the first year of the Bush administration
-Born in the breakthrough year of New Jack Swing

Subject: Re: Summarize each 1980s born person by year

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 07/29/17 at 2:27 pm


1986
-Born in the year of rap's breakthrough
-First to have vivid memory of the end of the Cold War
-Born in the year of the yuppie

The first? :o Not even close, I think you mean the last (and that's debatable).


1989
-Born in the last year of the classic 20th century
-Born in the first year of the Bush administration
-Born in the breakthrough year of New Jack Swing

Incorrect. 1988 was the breakthrough year of NJS.

Many people feel that the "classic" 20th century ended in 1992 or 1993 not 1989.

Also, just a FYI...when talking about George H.W. Bush just say his full name, "H.W./HW Bush" or "Bush 41". Most people when they see "Bush administration" think of Bush 41's son, George W. Bush.

Subject: Re: Summarize each 1980s born person by year

Written By: 80sfan on 07/29/17 at 2:31 pm

I've read comments on here that put the 'classic 20th century' up until 1994, or 1995.

Subject: Re: Summarize each 1980s born person by year

Written By: DesiredUsernameWasTaken on 07/29/17 at 2:33 pm


The first? :o Not even close, I think you mean the last (and that's debatable).


Yeah, got that mixed up.


Incorrect. 1988 was the breakthrough year of NJS.


I read on Wikipedia that Ghostbusters II's "On Our Own" song by Bobby Brown was what brought NJS to the mainstream as a genre.


Many people feel that the "classic" 20th century ended in 1992 or 1993 not 1989.


How so?

Subject: Re: Summarize each 1980s born person by year

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 07/29/17 at 2:41 pm


I read on Wikipedia that Ghostbusters II's "On Our Own" song by Bobby Brown was what brought NJS to the mainstream as a genre.

You read wrong. The first NJS song to be a hit was "I Want Her" by Keith Sweat in 1987. However, the first successful NJS album was Bobby Brown's Don't Be Cruel in 1988 with "My Prerogative" and "Don't Be Cruel".


How so?

1992-1993 was when the first Baby Boomer President was elected and came into office, that time was when you started to see a shift in films with the breakthrough hit of Jurassic Park and it's use of CGI, PCs were becoming more and more accessible and the world was beginning to look more similar to today than even 10 years prior, Islamic terrorism would first shock the US in 1993 with the World Trade Center Bombing on February 26, 1993 (the attack was plotted by Al Qaeda).

Subject: Re: Summarize each 1980s born person by year

Written By: DesiredUsernameWasTaken on 07/29/17 at 2:46 pm


You read wrong. The first NJS song to be a hit was "I Want Her" by Keith Sweat in 1987. However, the first successful NJS album was Bobby Brown's Don't Be Cruel in 1988 with "My Prerogative" and "Every Little Step".


I know there were NJS hits in 1987-1988, but I meant that 1989 was when it became popular as a genre, kind of like how disco had its first hit in early 1973 with The O'Jay's "Love Train" but didn't become a popular music category until late 1974.

Subject: Re: Summarize each 1980s born person by year

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 07/29/17 at 2:53 pm


I know there were NJS hits in 1987-1988, but I meant that 1989 was when it became popular as a genre, kind of like how disco had its first hit in early 1973 with The O'Jay's "Love Train" but didn't become a popular music category until late 1974.

BTW, I meant "Don't Be Cruel" not "Every Little Step".

Also, the situation with Disco is entirely different. Bobby Brown was the "King of New Jack Swing" and he propelled NJS (yes, as a genre) into stardom in 1988. Why do you think they asked him to do the "On Our Own" for Ghostbusters II?

Subject: Re: Summarize each 1980s born person by year

Written By: DesiredUsernameWasTaken on 07/29/17 at 2:55 pm


BTW, I meant "Don't Be Cruel" not "Every Little Step".

Also, the situation with Disco is entirely different. Bobby Brown was the "King of New Jack Swing" and he propelled NJS (yes, as a genre) into stardom in 1988. Why do you think they asked him to do the "On Our Own" for Ghostbusters II?


When in 1988?

Subject: Re: Summarize each 1980s born person by year

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 07/29/17 at 2:59 pm


When in 1988?

I already said when. He released his Don't Be Cruel album in 1988.

Subject: Re: Summarize each 1980s born person by year

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 07/29/17 at 3:01 pm

1989 was when New Jack Swing continued to explode and definitely 1989 and 1990 were the peek years of New Jack Swing but 1988 when was it became a staying force.

Subject: Re: Summarize each 1980s born person by year

Written By: Setemstraight on 08/24/17 at 9:40 am


Inspired by the thread on the '90s board, I've created this thread more for people in my age bracket.

1980 borns:
*Were the last to have core '90s adolescence
*The last born while Jimmy Carter was president
*The same age as Pac-Man
*The last to remember a time before the compact disc took off
*The last to remember the end of the original Star Wars craze and Michael Jackson before his vitiligo

1981 borns:
*The first babies born during Ronald Reagan's presidency
*The last people to graduate high school during the 1990s
*Are as old as MTV and Beyoncé
*Last to have reasonable memories of the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster
*Are core Transformers and Ghostbusters fans and are the ultimate NES kids

1982 borns:
*The first babies born that are almost always considered Millenials
*Ultimate late '80s/early '90s kids
*Born during the height of Atari's popularity
*Last to have memories of the Iran-Contra scandal and the Wall Street crash of 1987
*Last to know what 8-track tapes are due to its use in record clubs and some TV commercials

1983 borns:
*Last to graduate high school before 9/11
*Entered school at the beginning of the Ninja Turtles craze and last to enter with Reagan as President
*First to enter high school with the Internet widely available
*Last to know what Pocket Rockers are
*Are as old as Madonna's first album

1984 borns:
*Last to possibly have memories of the fall of THE Berlin Wall and George H.W. Bush becoming President
*Born the year Apple's Mac was first released
*Ultimate Y2K-era teens
*Both the third and fourth generations of gaming equally define them
*Last to remember Betamax before it lost support to VHS

1985 borns:
*Born when the first million-selling CD was sold (Brothers in Arms)
*Last to enter high school during the 1990s and first to enter school in that decade
*Just old enough to see Pokemon for "little kids" during its initial craze
*The last graduate high school before cell phones became common with non-adults
*Last to remember the entire 1990s fairly clearly and experience Sesame Street in its heyday
*Are the ultimate Zordon-era Power Rangers fans

1986 borns:
*Last to vote for George W. Bush
*Last to remember the snap bracelet fad
*Born the year VCR players became found in the majority of homes with a TV
*Last to enter school with the USSR in existence
*The Fox TV network launched the year they were born

1987 borns:
*The ultimate '90s kids
*Last to remember 8-bit video games before their popularity was overtaken by 16-bit
*Last to graduate high school before social media becomes mainstream
*Full House and Guns 'n Roses debut are as old as them
*Last to remember MTV before it started to care less about music
*Born the year cable TV became available in the majority of US households

1988 borns:
*First to enter school with Bill Clinton as President
*Last to remember TMNT and Cabbage Patch Kids as childhood fads
*Born the year when CD sales surpassed vinyl
*Possibly the last to remember large floppy disks
*Straight Outta Compton was made the year they were born

1989 borns:
*Possibly the last to remember when typewriters were still sold in stores
*Born the year the Disney Renaissance launched
*The last to remember the world before the Internet became mainstream
*Seinfeld and the Game Boy came out when they were born
*The last to graduate high school before the Great Recesion and before electrodubstep took off
*The ultimate '00s teens

As an 85er I have to say there's just a few flaws in your post on 85. Pokemon was actually poppular among those born that year. It had a quality that extended to the very early teens. Also I would say 86ers were the last the graduate before cell phones become quite common with high schoolers. They were already starting have phones as early 2001 but it's was more common by 2005 that judt about every high school kid had a phone.

Subject: Re: Summarize each 1980s born person by year

Written By: Setemstraight on 08/24/17 at 9:44 am


1980
-Born the same year of John Lennon's murder
-Born in the first full year Margaret Thatcher was prime minister of Britain
-First to turn 20 in the new millennium

1981
-Born in the first year of the Reagan administration
-Last to become an adult in the 20th century and 2nd millennium
-Born in the same year of MTV's launch
-Born in the year Only Fools and Horses debuted

1982
-Born in the year of the Falklands war
-First to become adults in the new millennium
-Born in the same year of the second British Invasion

1983
-Born in the last year of the original Star Wars trilogy film timeline
-16th birthday during the Y2K/Teen pop explosion of 1999
-Born in the same year of the invasion of Grenada
-Born in the year A-Team debuted

1984
-Born in what many consider the best year of the 1980s
-16th birthday in the new millennial year
-Born in the same year of the "Morning in America" campaign
-Born the same year the Miners strike began in Britain

1985
-Born in the year Back To The Future and Goonies were blockbusters
-Born in the first year of Reagan's second term
-Born in the last year new wave was a cultural force and before 21st century-style technology (CDs, computers etc) first became prominent

1986
-Born in the year of rap's breakthrough
-First to have vivid memory of the end of the Cold War
-Born in the year of the yuppie

1987
-First to become teenagers in the new millennium
-Born in the of the crash
-Born in the year of the great storm

1988
-Born in the last full year the Berlin Wall was still standing
-Born in the peak year of glam metal
-Born in the year The Wonder Years debuted

1989
-Born in the last year of the classic 20th century
-Born in the first year of the Bush administration
-Born in the breakthrough year of New Jack Swing

That would be more 84 or even 83 who would be the LAST to remember. Anybody born later wouldn't remember it

Subject: Re: Summarize each 1980s born person by year

Written By: d90 on 12/01/17 at 12:09 pm

1980
They were 4 and 5 years old when the NES got released in the United States
As of January 1st 2000 they were the Oldest teenagers
They turned 21 the year 9/11 happened
They came of age in 1998

1981
They were the last to become teenagers in the first half of the 90s(1990-1994)
They were the last to come of age in the 1900s
They were the youngest to have most of their childhood years ages 3 to 12 in the 1980s
They're the same as the Ms Dos operating system

1982
They had half of their childhood in the 80s and the other half in the 90s
They were 3 and 4 years old when the Challenger incident occured in 1986
They started elementary school in the late 80s
They were the first to come of age in the 2000s
They were all still teenagers when 9/11 happened
1983
They are the youngest people to have any memories of the Challenger incident
They were the last to start going to elementary school in the 80s
The majority of them were the youngest adults on 9/11
They were the youngest soldiers recruited to fight in the Afghanistan War in 2001
They are the Youngest Gen X/ Millennial cuspers
1984
They had their early childhood in the late 1980s
They were 4 and 5 years old when the Berlin Wall fell
They were the first to start going to elementary school in the 90s
They became teenagers in 1997
They were the youngest people to start driving in the 2000s
They were all minors on 9/11
1985
They were babies when the Challenger incident occured
They are the youngest people to potentially have memories of most of the late 80s
They turned 5 in 1990
They were youngest people in Junior high in 1998
They were the youngest workers on 9/11
They were the youngest soldiers recruited to fight in the Iraq War in 2003
1986
They had the majority of their childhood in the 90s
They are the youngest early Millennials
They were the last to start going to preschool in the 80s
They were 5 years old when the Soviet Union collapsed
They were the last to become teenagers in the 1900s
They were the youngest highschoolers when 9/11 happened
1987
They had all their childhood in the 90s
They were the first to start going to preschool in the 90s
They were the last to start going to elementary school when George H.W Bush was president.
They had most of their elementary school years during Clinton ' s presidency.
They were the youngest people to become teenagers in the 2000s
George W Bush was president  when they were in high school
They came of age the year the Youtube website was launched in 2005
They were the Oldest teenagers when the IPhone was released

1988
They have zero memories of the 80's
They have at the most very little memory of the Soviet Union, East Germany or Yugoslavia.
They were Junior High schoolers when 9/11 occured
They were out of high school when the iPhone was released
1989
They have extremely little to no memory of the last year of the Cold War in 1991
They were the youngest to spend more than half of the 90s in elementary school
They were the youngest people in Junior high on 9/11
They were the youngest adults when the iPhone got released
Most of them are older than Taylor Swift and Pewdiepie
They were the first to turn 21 in the 2010s

Subject: Re: Summarize each 1980s born person by year

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 12/03/17 at 1:23 pm

1980 borns:
*Last to be at elementary school when the Challenger explosion took place.
*Last to be at middle school when the USSR collapsed.
*Last to graduate high school before the Columbine shooting.
*Sometimes considered the last Generation X year.
*Last to be at high school in the time of not only the Oklahoma City Bombing, but also the OJ Simpson Trial
*Last to be at middle school when the first Nicktoons premiered (Doug, Rugrats, and Ren and Stimpy)
*Last to be at middle school when the SNES came out in the US.
*Last to be at elementary school when the NES came out in the US.
*Last to be able to vote in the 1998 midterm election.
*Year of the Metal Monkey

1981 borns:
*Last to graduate high school in the 1990's.
*Last to probably have good memories of the Challenger explosion.
*Also a common place to end Generation X.
*Last to become legal adults in the 1990's.
*Last to be at absolute peak childhood (age 90 months, or 7.5 years) before the Fall of the Berlin Wall.
*Last to become teens in the first half of the 1990's.
*Year of the Metal Rooster

1982 borns:
*Sometimes the first year that is considered a Millennial (along with 1980 and 1981)
*Last to probably have good memories of Black Monday.
*Last people born in the early 80's (debatable)
*Last to spend peak adolescence in a somewhat Gen X cultural era (I say somewhat because there was also Millennial influence in it).
*Last to be able to vote in the Bush vs. Gore election.
*Last to be at high school when the Nintendo 64 was released
*Last to be at elementary school before TMNT premiered.
*Last to be at middle school before Kurt Cobain committed suicide.
*Last to be at preschool when the Challenger exploded.
*Last to graduate high school during Bill Clinton's presidency.
*Last to be of a "double digits" age by the early 1990's (debatable)
*Last to be of a "double digits" age when George HW Bush was the POTUS.
*Year of the Water Dog

1983 borns:
*Last year that can probably be seen as X/Y cusp.
*Last to become teens in the mid 90's.
*Last people born in the early 80's (debatable)
*Last to be at high school when Princess Diana tragically died.
*Last to be at elementary school when Ronald Reagan was still the POTUS.
*Last to be at absolute peak childhood (age 90 months, or 7.5 years) before the first Nicktoons premiered and before the USSR collapsed.
*Last to probably have vague memories of the Challenger explosion.
*Last to be of a "double digits" age by the early 1990's (debatable)
*Year of the Water Boar

1984 borns:
*Last people born in the first half of the 1980's.
*Last to be at elementary school when the Berlin Wall fell.
*Last to attend elementary school in the 1980's.
*Last to be at absolute peak childhood (age 7.5 years, or age 90 months) before Cartoon Network existed.
*Last to be at preschool when Black Monday occurred.
*Last to be able to vote in the 2002 midterm election.
*Last to be at high school when the Columbine shooting took place.
*Last to be at middle school when the PS1 was released in the US.
*Last to become adults in the early 2000's (debatable)
*Last to spend absolute peak childhood (age 90 months, or 7.5 years) before Bill Clinton became president.
*Year of the Wood Rat

1985 borns:
*Last to enter high school in the 1990's.
*Last to probably not get into the Pokemon craze.
*Last to be at middle school when the N64 was released in the US.
*Last to become adults in the early 2000's (debatable)
*Last to be at middle school when DVDs were introduced in the US.
*Last to graduate high school before MySpace was introduced.
*Year of the Wood Ox

1986 borns:
*Last to be at elementary school when the first Nicktoons premiered.
*Last to be born in the mid 1980's.
*Last to be considered "Older Millennials".
*Last to be able to vote in the Bush v. Kerry election.
*Last to become teens in the 1990's.
*Last to be at elementary school when the USSR collapsed.
*Last to be at preschool when the Berlin Wall fell.
*Same age as Spongebob Squarepants (the character, not the show).
*Last to be at peak childhood (age 90 months, or 7.5 years) in the first half of the 1990's.
*Last to graduate high school before YouTube was introduced.
*Last to be at middle school in the time of Princess Diana's tragic death.
*Last to earn his or her Bachelor's degree during George W. Bush's presidency.
*Last to be of a "double digits" age by the mid 1990's.
*Year of the Fire Tiger

1987 borns:
*Last to probably have vague memories of a time before the Berlin Wall fell.
*Last to attend elementary school when George HW Bush was still the POTUS.
*Last to probably not be the primary audience for emo.
*Last to be able to get his or her Bachelor's degree in the 2000's.
*Last to spend his or her peak adolescence before emo became a "thing".
*Last to be at middle school when the Columbine shooting took place.
*Last to be at absolute peak childhood (age 90 months, or 7.5 years) when the PS1 was introduced in the US.
*Year of the Fire Rabbit

1988 borns:
*Last to be able to vote in the 2006 midterm election.
*Last to graduate high school in the mid 2000's.
*Last to be at preschool when the USSR collapsed.
*Last to be able to consume alcohol in the US in the 2000's.
*Last to attend middle school in the 1990's.
*Last to attend high school in the early 2000's (debatable)
*Last to be at high school when DVD rentals overtook VHS rentals (June 20, 2003).
*Last to be born before Tim Berners-Lee developed the World Wide Web.
*Year of the Earth Dragon

1989 borns:
*The youngest member of the 27 Club (Anton Yelchin) was born in 1989.
*Last to be born before the Berlin Wall fell.
*Last to be born in the 1980's.
*Last to have vague memories of a time before the collapse of the USSR.
*Last to be of a "double digits" age by the end of the 1990's.
*Last to be at absolute peak childhood (age 90 months, or 7.5 years) before DVDs were introduced in the US.
*Last to be at high school before MySpace was introduced.
*Last to graduate high school before the iPhone was introduced.
*Year of the Earth Snake


Subject: Re: Summarize each 1980s born person by year

Written By: Setemstraight on 12/11/17 at 3:15 am


1980 borns:
*Last to be at elementary school when the Challenger explosion took place.
*Last to be at middle school when the USSR collapsed.
*Last to graduate high school before the Columbine shooting.
*Sometimes considered the last Generation X year.
*Last to be at high school in the time of not only the Oklahoma City Bombing, but also the OJ Simpson Trial
*Last to be at middle school when the first Nicktoons premiered (Doug, Rugrats, and Ren and Stimpy)
*Last to be at middle school when the SNES came out in the US.
*Last to be at elementary school when the NES came out in the US.
*Last to be able to vote in the 1998 midterm election.
*Year of the Metal Monkey

1981 borns:
*Last to graduate high school in the 1990's.
*Last to probably have good memories of the Challenger explosion.
*Also a common place to end Generation X.
*Last to become legal adults in the 1990's.
*Last to be at absolute peak childhood (age 90 months, or 7.5 years) before the Fall of the Berlin Wall.
*Last to become teens in the first half of the 1990's.
*Year of the Metal Rooster

1982 borns:
*Sometimes the first year that is considered a Millennial (along with 1980 and 1981)
*Last to probably have good memories of Black Monday.
*Last people born in the early 80's (debatable)
*Last to spend peak adolescence in a somewhat Gen X cultural era (I say somewhat because there was also Millennial influence in it).
*Last to be able to vote in the Bush vs. Gore election.
*Last to be at high school when the Nintendo 64 was released
*Last to be at elementary school before TMNT premiered.
*Last to be at middle school before Kurt Cobain committed suicide.
*Last to be at preschool when the Challenger exploded.
*Last to graduate high school during Bill Clinton's presidency.
*Last to be of a "double digits" age by the early 1990's (debatable)
*Last to be of a "double digits" age when George HW Bush was the POTUS.
*Year of the Water Dog

1983 borns:
*Last year that can probably be seen as X/Y cusp.
*Last to become teens in the mid 90's.
*Last people born in the early 80's (debatable)
*Last to be at high school when Princess Diana tragically died.
*Last to be at elementary school when Ronald Reagan was still the POTUS.
*Last to be at absolute peak childhood (age 90 months, or 7.5 years) before the first Nicktoons premiered and before the USSR collapsed.
*Last to probably have vague memories of the Challenger explosion.
*Last to be of a "double digits" age by the early 1990's (debatable)
*Year of the Water Boar

1984 borns:
*Last people born in the first half of the 1980's.
*Last to be at elementary school when the Berlin Wall fell.
*Last to attend elementary school in the 1980's.
*Last to be at absolute peak childhood (age 7.5 years, or age 90 months) before Cartoon Network existed.
*Last to be at preschool when Black Monday occurred.
*Last to be able to vote in the 2002 midterm election.
*Last to be at high school when the Columbine shooting took place.
*Last to be at middle school when the PS1 was released in the US.
*Last to become adults in the early 2000's (debatable)
*Last to spend absolute peak childhood (age 90 months, or 7.5 years) before Bill Clinton became president.
*Year of the Wood Rat

1985 borns:
*Last to enter high school in the 1990's.
*Last to probably not get into the Pokemon craze.
*Last to be at middle school when the N64 was released in the US.
*Last to become adults in the early 2000's (debatable)
*Last to be at middle school when DVDs were introduced in the US.
*Last to graduate high school before MySpace was introduced.
*Year of the Wood Ox

1986 borns:
*Last to be at elementary school when the first Nicktoons premiered.
*Last to be born in the mid 1980's.
*Last to be considered "Older Millennials".
*Last to be able to vote in the Bush v. Kerry election.
*Last to become teens in the 1990's.
*Last to be at elementary school when the USSR collapsed.
*Last to be at preschool when the Berlin Wall fell.
*Same age as Spongebob Squarepants (the character, not the show).
*Last to be at peak childhood (age 90 months, or 7.5 years) in the first half of the 1990's.
*Last to graduate high school before YouTube was introduced.
*Last to be at middle school in the time of Princess Diana's tragic death.
*Last to earn his or her Bachelor's degree during George W. Bush's presidency.
*Last to be of a "double digits" age by the mid 1990's.
*Year of the Fire Tiger

1987 borns:
*Last to probably have vague memories of a time before the Berlin Wall fell.
*Last to attend elementary school when George HW Bush was still the POTUS.
*Last to probably not be the primary audience for emo.
*Last to be able to get his or her Bachelor's degree in the 2000's.
*Last to spend his or her peak adolescence before emo became a "thing".
*Last to be at middle school when the Columbine shooting took place.
*Last to be at absolute peak childhood (age 90 months, or 7.5 years) when the PS1 was introduced in the US.
*Year of the Fire Rabbit

1988 borns:
*Last to be able to vote in the 2006 midterm election.
*Last to graduate high school in the mid 2000's.
*Last to be at preschool when the USSR collapsed.
*Last to be able to consume alcohol in the US in the 2000's.
*Last to attend middle school in the 1990's.
*Last to attend high school in the early 2000's (debatable)
*Last to be at high school when DVD rentals overtook VHS rentals (June 20, 2003).
*Last to be born before Tim Berners-Lee developed the World Wide Web.
*Year of the Earth Dragon

1989 borns:
*The youngest member of the 27 Club (Anton Yelchin) was born in 1989.
*Last to be born before the Berlin Wall fell.
*Last to be born in the 1980's.
*Last to have vague memories of a time before the collapse of the USSR.
*Last to be of a "double digits" age by the end of the 1990's.
*Last to be at absolute peak childhood (age 90 months, or 7.5 years) before DVDs were introduced in the US.
*Last to be at high school before MySpace was introduced.
*Last to graduate high school before the iPhone was introduced.
*Year of the Earth Snake

No people born in 85 were into Pokemon, trust me. You all born after the 80s just don't know or see what people born 80s was into. Inaccurate assumptions is all is. You had to be there I guess.

Subject: Re: Summarize each 1980s born person by year

Written By: d90 on 12/11/17 at 5:50 pm


No people born in 85 were into Pokemon, trust me. You all born after the 80s just don't know or see what people born 80s was into. Inaccurate assumptions is all is. You had to be there I guess.

I read a pokemon magazine from 1999 and there was a Pokemon fan born in 1984.I also knew a guy born in the late 70s who still was watching Rugrats in the late 90s.

Subject: Re: Summarize each 1980s born person by year

Written By: 2001 on 12/11/17 at 5:59 pm


I read a pokemon magazine from 1999 and there was a Pokemon fan born in 1984.I also knew a guy born in the late 70s who still was watching Rugrats in the late 90s.


I had a co-worker born 1984 who played the Pokémon games. Heck, I met a user on here born in the late 1950s who played the games. ;D I think T-Rex was talking about majority of '85ers, probably.

Subject: Re: Summarize each 1980s born person by year

Written By: yelimsexa on 12/12/17 at 6:45 am

I am an '85er and while I noticed my final year of middle/junior high school (1998-99, the first year of the Pokemon craze outside of Japan), there were a few people at lunch who had the card game, but when I entered high school several months later, it was all gone, and it became a guilty pleasure for me to enjoy since I was suddenly with a bunch of 1982-84ers who just weren't into it, preferring of course American Pie-like culture. 14/15/16 isn't really a good time to get into stuff designed "for kids" since you're preparing to be an adult. Of course, those same people who are now in their 30s and have kids find it acceptable now since they can get on a periphery demographic fad to their own children, similar to Sesame Street for late Baby Boomers to their kids, like my parents.

Subject: Re: Summarize each 1980s born person by year

Written By: Setemstraight on 12/12/17 at 8:40 am


I am an '85er and while I noticed my final year of middle/junior high school (1998-99, the first year of the Pokemon craze outside of Japan), there were a few people at lunch who had the card game, but when I entered high school several months later, it was all gone, and it became a guilty pleasure for me to enjoy since I was suddenly with a bunch of 1982-84ers who just weren't into it, preferring of course American Pie-like culture. 14/15/16 isn't really a good time to get into stuff designed "for kids" since you're preparing to be an adult. Of course, those same people who are now in their 30s and have kids find it acceptable now since they can get on a periphery demographic fad to their own children, similar to Sesame Street for late Baby Boomers to their kids, like my parents.

That's my point. Alot of people who were born in the 90s assume people born in the mid 80s wasn't into Pokemon but they actually were just not as many as those who were born in say 89. The fact is the main core of the Pokemon crazy of the late 90s was those born 88 to about 95

Subject: Re: Summarize each 1980s born person by year

Written By: d90 on 12/12/17 at 9:21 pm


That's my point. Alot of people who were born in the 90s assume people born in the mid 80s wasn't into Pokemon but they actually were just not as many as those who were born in say 89. The fact is the main core of the Pokemon crazy of the late 90s was those born 88 to about 95
I assume however there were not as many early 80s and late 70s babies who were into Pokemon as there were mid 80s borns. I met a person born in 1981 who thought that Pokemon was for babies

Subject: Re: Summarize each 1980s born person by year

Written By: Setemstraight on 12/12/17 at 9:36 pm


I assume however there were not as many early 80s and late 70s babies who were into Pokemon as there were mid 80s borns. I met a person born in 1981 who thought that Pokemon was for babies

I think there was very very little late 70s and early 80s babies who, if any, were into Pokemon. Like I said I'm sure thoes born in the mids wasn't a huge chunk of the demographic but a part of it. I think the core of it's demographics was thoes born between 88 to 94/95. 

Subject: Re: Summarize each 1980s born person by year

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 12/14/17 at 12:13 am


I read a pokemon magazine from 1999 and there was a Pokemon fan born in 1984.I also knew a guy born in the late 70s who still was watching Rugrats in the late 90s.


I still watch Spongebob in 2017.

Is this post #100000 on this subforum?

Subject: Re: Summarize each 1980s born person by year

Written By: d90 on 12/14/17 at 10:45 am


I still watch Spongebob in 2017.

Is this post #100000 on this subforum?

Me too. I believe that age is just a number

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