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Subject: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: Donnie Darko on 05/08/06 at 10:03 pm

I'd say born 1992, for the late '90s.  But for the whole decade, born in 1986 or before.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: Trimac20 on 05/08/06 at 10:08 pm

I think the age you REALLY are aware of what is going around in the world is about 10, but anyone born about 1986. Of course, those born til about '92 will have some sort of picture - albeit not a complete one - of the later 90s.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: nally on 05/08/06 at 10:10 pm


I'd say born 1992, for the late '90s.  But for the whole decade, born in 1986 or before.

That would mean that such a person would remember stuff from as early as age 3 or 4. Come to think of it, I can remember stuff from when I was 3 or 4, but not much. I was born in July of '80, and the very earliest thing I can remember in my life happened in '84, before my birthday. So I'd say you're about right. ;)

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: 5.19.86 on 05/08/06 at 10:13 pm

I think the people who have the Best Overall View of the '90s decade as a kid would be anyone Born in 1984.  You spend ages 6 thru 15 during the '90s, which seems like the absolute best time spent in the '90s

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: bbigd04 on 05/08/06 at 10:14 pm

Born in 1992 to know 1998 and 1999. You have to be about 6 or 7 to have a real understanding of things.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: Trimac20 on 05/08/06 at 10:15 pm

If you wan't to put one year to it, I'd say my year, 1986.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: bbigd04 on 05/08/06 at 10:16 pm


If you wan't to put one year to it, I'd say my year, 1986.




I'd say my year 87, lol.  ;)

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: Donnie Darko on 05/08/06 at 10:17 pm

I'd say my year, 1990, lol ;) Although of course not for the early '90s.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: Trimac20 on 05/08/06 at 10:18 pm


I'd say my year, 1990, lol ;) Although of course not for the early '90s.


I think you have to remember the early 90s to get the 'complete picture.' Or else your view of the 90s will be skewed and biased towards the late 90s.  ;)

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: 5.19.86 on 05/08/06 at 10:24 pm


I'd say my year, 1990, lol ;) Although of course not for the early '90s.


I somewhat doubt that you would remember the Mid '90s or any of the Pop-Culture of that time.  If you do, then color me shocked, because me and pretty much anyone else Born in the '80s didn't really start to remember things fully until we turned about 7 years old

I can't imagine how someone born in 1990 could remember anything before either 1997 or 1998  ???

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: bbigd04 on 05/08/06 at 10:33 pm


I somewhat doubt that you would remember the Mid '90s or any of the Pop-Culture of that time.  If you do, then color me shocked, because me and pretty much anyone else Born in the '80s didn't really start to remember things fully until we turned about 7 years old

I can't imagine how someone born in 1990 could remember anything before either 1997 or 1998  ???


I remember a couple 1992 songs and I was 5, of course I just remember hearing stuff I didn't care about then. I do remember the enviroment and look of 1991/92 fairly well. 1994/1995 or so is when I really started knowing many of the movies that were out (not just 1 or 2), tv shows other than nickelodeon stuff, and the popular artists in music. So yea I guess you're right about 7 or 8 to really know pop culture.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: Sister Morphine on 05/08/06 at 11:02 pm

I'd say the mid-late 80s.  My sister was born in 1987 and her first real memory (or so she says) was her 3rd birthday party in 1990.  She grew up during the entire decade, so her memories of the 90s are very complete.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: Donnie Darko on 05/08/06 at 11:14 pm


I somewhat doubt that you would remember the Mid '90s or any of the Pop-Culture of that time.  If you do, then color me shocked, because me and pretty much anyone else Born in the '80s didn't really start to remember things fully until we turned about 7 years old

I can't imagine how someone born in 1990 could remember anything before either 1997 or 1998  ???


I can't remember pop cultural things, but I can remember the atmosphere of the time. Speaking of about 1994-1996. 1997-1999 is really the only part I'm fluent on.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: bbigd04 on 05/08/06 at 11:16 pm


I can't remember pop cultural things, but I can remember the atmosphere of the time. Speaking of about 1994-1996. 1997-1999 is really the only part I'm fluent on.


Yea that's what I remember from the early '90s, the atmosphere and the general feel of the time I definitely remember it.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: Donnie Darko on 05/08/06 at 11:17 pm


Yea that's what I remember from the early '90s, the atmosphere and the general feel of the time I definitely remember it.


For instance, I can remember c. 1994 well enough.  Not the TV shows or anything (although I do remember Saved by the Bell was on once), but I remember vaguely what the time was like.  Even if it seems like a hundred years ago to me.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: bbigd04 on 05/08/06 at 11:27 pm


For instance, I can remember c. 1994 well enough.  Not the TV shows or anything (although I do remember Saved by the Bell was on once), but I remember vaguely what the time was like.  Even if it seems like a hundred years ago to me.


Yea it feels like forever ago, kind of like another lifetime really. Like I remember the overalls, the neon colors, fanny packs, troll dolls (which featured the neon of course), some of the hair styles from the early '90s. I can remember when the 1992 election was going on as well, and my dad making fun of Quayle because he can't spell potato, lol. I also remember bean bag chairs being popular around 1992. I remember playing NES with my cousins Christmas 1991. I remember Ninja Turtles being popular, and GI Joe. I remember what a lot of the music sounded like as well, not many specific songs, but I remember the general early '90s sound.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: Donnie Darko on 05/08/06 at 11:29 pm


Yea it feels like forever ago, kind of like another lifetime really. Like I remember the overalls, the neon colors, fanny packs, troll dolls (which featured the neon of course), some of the hair styles from the early '90s. I can remember when the 1992 election was going on as well, and my dad making fun of Quayle because he can't spell potato, lol. I also remember bean bag chairs being popular around 1992. I remember playing NES with my cousins Christmas 1991. I remember Ninja Turtles being popular, and GI Joe. I remember what a lot of the music sounded like as well, not many specific songs, but I remember the general early '90s sound.


Would you say the mid '90s (1993-1996) are more like the early '90s than the late '90s? They seemed that way to me, based on what I remember.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: bbigd04 on 05/08/06 at 11:31 pm


Would you say the mid '90s (1993-1996) are more like the early '90s than the late '90s? They seemed that way to me, based on what I remember.


Well 1993 and 1994 are, but 1995 and 1996 probably lean more towards 1997 and 1998 anyways, 1999 is kind of a lot different.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: bbigd04 on 05/08/06 at 11:34 pm

I also remember all the cars we had in the early '90s. My early life was spent driving around mostly in late '70s era cars. I remember when we went to buy that 1978 Ford Grenada, that must have been geez 1990 or 1991, and it had a hole in the floor in the backseat.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: HunkyDory on 05/08/06 at 11:35 pm

1991, REPRESENT!
yea

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: bbigd04 on 05/08/06 at 11:41 pm


Would you say the mid '90s (1993-1996) are more like the early '90s than the late '90s? They seemed that way to me, based on what I remember.


1996 is so different from the early '90s, even 1995 is really. The mid '90s seem MUCH more modern to me than the early '90s, of course nowadays they're showing their age, even the late '90s are.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: Donnie Darko on 05/09/06 at 12:01 am


1996 is so different from the early '90s, even 1995 is really. The mid '90s seem MUCH more modern to me than the early '90s, of course nowadays they're showing their age, even the late '90s are.


Yeah, but they're not like South Park/Pokemon late '90s, the way 1999 and even '97 and '98 are.  1995 and '96 still seem a bit "old school" to me.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: bbigd04 on 05/09/06 at 12:04 am


Yeah, but they're not like South Park/Pokemon late '90s, the way 1999 and even '97 and '98 are.  1995 and '96 still seem a bit "old school" to me.


Well they are, but not in the same way the early '90s are. 1994 is the last year that has some early '90s old school left in it. 1992 seems ancient, while 1996 seems just like a while ago to me.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: Donnie Darko on 05/09/06 at 12:45 am


Well they are, but not in the same way the early '90s are. 1994 is the last year that has some early '90s old school left in it. 1992 seems ancient, while 1996 seems just like a while ago to me.


That's true. I think 1990, 1991, and 1992 are the same "world" as the '80s, with a different attitude, if that makes any sense.  Whereas 1993-1996 is transitional between the "Suburban Days" and the more cutting-edge Dot-Com era.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: Trimac20 on 05/09/06 at 5:24 am


Would you say the mid '90s (1993-1996) are more like the early '90s than the late '90s? They seemed that way to me, based on what I remember.


No, there was a definite change in the air from 1994-95: much more so than 93-94, which were true 'early 90s.' You have to be there to realise how much Brit-pop dominated the charts; Oasis were heralded as the Beatles' of the 90s, and they almost smashed Grunge like Grunge 'slayed' Hair Metal. 95 was the year the internet became mainstream; schools, businesses.etc everywhere were installing the net. 'Modem', 'www', 'Website' - these were 'tech jargon' in January 1995, but by Christmas that year, they were household words.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: GoodRedShirt on 05/09/06 at 5:48 am


That would mean that such a person would remember stuff from as early as age 3 or 4. Come to think of it, I can remember stuff from when I was 3 or 4, but not much. I was born in July of '80, and the very earliest thing I can remember in my life happened in '84, before my birthday. So I'd say you're about right. ;)
People's earliest memories of life are usually around age 3 or 4 (sometimes, but rarely even earlier). But to be fully aware of the world around, I'd say age 10 or 11, for me anyway. To even vaguely remember 1990, you'd have to be born in, say 1986 or 1987 at the latest.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: Trimac20 on 05/09/06 at 5:59 am


People's earliest memories of life are usually around age 3 or 4 (sometimes, but rarely even earlier). But to be fully aware of the world around, I'd say age 10 or 11, for me anyway. To even vaguely remember 1990, you'd have to be born in, say 1986 or 1987 at the latest.


There's a difference between remembering things and remembering, and being able to mentally capture the feel of a period. That's why to truly appreciate the 80s from a societal point of view you must have been born before about 1982, unless you had an exceptional memory/awareness. To appreciate the mid to late 90s from this view, you'd have to be born in 1986. 1990ers were still 10 when 2000 rolled around. 10! So there memory is still very different from ours.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: velvetoneo on 05/09/06 at 6:02 am


Yea it feels like forever ago, kind of like another lifetime really. Like I remember the overalls, the neon colors, fanny packs, troll dolls (which featured the neon of course), some of the hair styles from the early '90s. I can remember when the 1992 election was going on as well, and my dad making fun of Quayle because he can't spell potato, lol. I also remember bean bag chairs being popular around 1992. I remember playing NES with my cousins Christmas 1991. I remember Ninja Turtles being popular, and GI Joe. I remember what a lot of the music sounded like as well, not many specific songs, but I remember the general early '90s sound.


I remember the bean bag chairs and Ninha Turtles, the fanny packs and troll dolls. I also can say I remember the "early '90s sound", because so many songs like that were still on the radio on the mid and even late '90s. I still hold about late 1985-mid 1990 is roughly the same perception of things. Like I know alot of people born in late 1985-mid 1986 who say they didn't really get into pop culture until 1997, about the same time I did. That's when most pop culture started being geared to little kids and preteens.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: velvetoneo on 05/09/06 at 6:04 am


For instance, I can remember c. 1994 well enough.  Not the TV shows or anything (although I do remember Saved by the Bell was on once), but I remember vaguely what the time was like.  Even if it seems like a hundred years ago to me.


Yeah, it seems like a hundred years ago (roughly), but I remember the clothing and general atmosphere of the period, and there are a lot of "radio"-type songs from then I recognize that I haven't heard in years.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: Trimac20 on 05/09/06 at 6:05 am


I remember the bean bag chairs and Ninha Turtles, the fanny packs and troll dolls. I also can say I remember the "early '90s sound", because so many songs like that were still on the radio on the mid and even late '90s. I still hold about late 1985-mid 1990 is roughly the same perception of things. Like I know alot of people born in late 1985-mid 1986 who say they didn't really get into pop culture until 1997, about the same time I did. That's when most pop culture started being geared to little kids and preteens.


Yeah, I didn't really get into music until 2003! Sure, I bought the odd CD and downloaded some stuff off the net, but my appreciation pre-2003 was mainly of top-40 music and some old stuff. So in that sense, you probably had a head start on me.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: Trimac20 on 05/09/06 at 6:06 am


Yeah, it seems like a hundred years ago (roughly), but I remember the clothing and general atmosphere of the period, and there are a lot of "radio"-type songs from then I recognize that I haven't heard in years.


Yeah, there are many songs there in my memory I didn't even realise were there until I hear a song, and it immediately re-wakens something in my memory, and I can say, 'I've heard that song before!' Gives me a warm, fuzzy, nostalgic feeling.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: velvetoneo on 05/09/06 at 6:07 am


Yeah, I didn't really get into music until 2003! Sure, I bought the odd CD and downloaded some stuff off the net, but my appreciation pre-2003 was mainly of top-40 music and some old stuff. So in that sense, you probably had a head start on me.


I think the first three '90sish bands I really got into were Tori Amos, Radiohead, and Nirvana, c. 1998-1999 or so.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: Trimac20 on 05/09/06 at 6:09 am


I think the first three '90sish bands I really got into were Tori Amos, Radiohead, and Nirvana, c. 1998-1999 or so.


I remember the first bands I liked was the Smashing Pumpkins, about 1996 or so. The first song I remember liking was M.C. Hammer's 'Can't Touch This' about 1993, cos they always played it at basketball games! As well as 'Hot in the City' by Billy Idol, 'Hot Hot Hot' by Arrow, 'How Bizarre' by O.M.C.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: bbigd04 on 05/09/06 at 12:06 pm


I remember the bean bag chairs and Ninha Turtles, the fanny packs and troll dolls. I also can say I remember the "early '90s sound", because so many songs like that were still on the radio on the mid and even late '90s. I still hold about late 1985-mid 1990 is roughly the same perception of things. Like I know alot of people born in late 1985-mid 1986 who say they didn't really get into pop culture until 1997, about the same time I did. That's when most pop culture started being geared to little kids and preteens.


I didn't really pay attention much to music until 1999-2000, though there's some songs I liked before then. I still listen to mainly top 40, though I know a lot more outside top 40 now than I used to.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: velvetoneo on 05/09/06 at 12:28 pm

There were definitely certain songs I liked from the mid-'90s, dance-type stuff and soft rock-type stuff.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: Erick on 05/09/06 at 1:53 pm

I remember the 90s and I was born in 1988. I have a very good memory. I have a vivid memory for 1990 through 1991 but I really remember 1992 and on. I remember going to kindergarden. I remember watching old nick shows like guts, legends of the hidden temple, rugrats, doug, wild and crazy kids, are you afraid of the dark?, and others. I watched alot of stuff with my dad including Unsolved Mysteries and star treck:TNG. I was a weird kid, I always enjoyed watching shows like cops, rescue 911, and unsolved mysteries and anything of that nature. I still remember the episodes I watched from unsolved mysteries in 1993! I love that show and still watch it to this day. Rescue 911 was a good show to me for some reason. They brought it back for reruns on the discovery health chanel but now it does not come on. I am very observant and have been like this since I was a kid. I can remember how to get to places very easily even if I have been their once.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: Roadgeek on 05/09/06 at 2:13 pm

Now I was born in 1989 and I remember 1992-1999. Is that still pretty good? I have very vivid memories as well.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: Ebontyne on 05/09/06 at 4:13 pm

I picked the '80s, particularly the early- to mid-'80s. There's a significant difference between a 10-year-old in 1993 who's going into the fifth grade, and a 3-year-old barely fresh out of diapers who can't spell his/her name or count to ten properly.

(My 100th post!  :D)

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: bbigd04 on 05/09/06 at 4:23 pm

Early '90s: born around 1984 or earlier
mid '90s: born around 1988 or earlier
late '90s: born around 1992 or earlier

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: velvetoneo on 05/09/06 at 5:08 pm


Early '90s: born around 1984 or earlier
mid '90s: born around 1988 or earlier
late '90s: born around 1992 or earlier


I agree, though I think 1989-1990 definitely know the mid '90s much better than somebody born in say 1991 or 1992.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: bbigd04 on 05/09/06 at 5:11 pm


I agree, though I think 1989-1990 definitely know the mid '90s much better than somebody born in say 1991 or 1992.


Well yea, you're older so you do at least have some memory from the mid '90s, someone born in '92 remembers nearly nothing from the mid '90s.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: velvetoneo on 05/09/06 at 5:14 pm


Well yea, you're older so you do at least have some memory from the mid '90s, someone born in '92 remembers nearly nothing from the mid '90s.


Yeah, I can definitely get the mid-'90s feeling and have alot of memories from then, whereas somebody born in 1992 might remember a little bit of 1996 and that's it.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: 1993 on 05/10/06 at 9:04 am

I say born in 1985 or younger to truly get some kind of a feel for the whole decade

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: Trimac20 on 05/10/06 at 9:09 am


I say born in 1985 or younger to truly get some kind of a feel for the whole decade


You mean 85 and older right? Least I hope so...

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 05/10/06 at 12:11 pm

To know the 90's at all you would have to be born in at least 1992. To really know the whole decade you probably have to be born in at least 1986 or '87.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: velvetoneo on 05/10/06 at 12:26 pm

Yeah, I agree that 1985 is about the youngest you can be to get a feel for the whole decade. Because then you'd easily remember the whole thing pretty well, 1990 being when you were 5 and 1999 when you were 14. Even the 1985-1986 group are a little bit too young for the early '90s. About 92-93 is the first group that can't lay any claim to remembering it at all.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: bbigd04 on 05/10/06 at 12:29 pm

I think more like 1983 or 84 to really know the early '90s, have to be at least 6 or 7 in 1990. I doubt an '85er remembers a whole lot from 1990. I was born in 87 and I consider that I have a feel for most of the decade, and remember from 1994 on very well plus have a feel and some memory of 1991/92.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: whistledog on 05/10/06 at 12:37 pm

I was born in the late 70's, and there are still something about the 90's that even I don't remember :D

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: bbigd04 on 05/10/06 at 12:38 pm

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Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 05/10/06 at 1:22 pm


I think more like 1983 or 84 to really know the early '90s, have to be at least 6 or 7 in 1990. I doubt an '85er remembers a whole lot from 1990. I was born in 87 and I consider that I have a feel for most of the decade, and remember from 1994 on very well plus have a feel and some memory of 1991/92.



Yeah. I was born in '87 as well and I can remember when I was 5 in '92 but I don't really know 1992 as far as the feel of the year as well as say 1994.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: velvetoneo on 05/10/06 at 3:21 pm

I think about late 1983-mid 1985 is the youngest group of people who can claim to remembering all of the '90s. I get the feel of about 1994+ very well, and remember the pop culture of maybe the summer of 1996 up fairly well.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: sonikuu on 05/10/06 at 6:48 pm

I was born in 1989 and I remember a good portion of the 90's.  I definitely remember 1994 (although my earliest memory is apparently in 1993).  Of course, me being as young as I was, my memories were mainly confined to things I cared about, basically cartoons and video games.  I also remember the general feel of the time.  I also remember a lot of the songs, but I wouldn't realize this until I would hear the songs years later (I never knew how many Pearl Jam songs I knew until I bought their CDs).  The whole Alternative/Grunge fad is also something I can vaguely remember.

For me, though, the early 90's memories were very strong for me.  Not personally experiencing them, but being exposed to them from other sources.  In the summers of 1995-1997 (and some of 1998), I remember I was babysat by one of my mom's friends.  I became best friends with her son and we played video games all the time.  I remember, even though he was only a few years older than me, his room looked like a relic from the early 90's.  Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis game systems out, Alice in Chains and Soundgarden posters, etc.  The whole house, and area in general, screamed 1993/1994.  Even as far as 1998, this 1993/1994 atmosphere was still there.  As a result, I remember a lot of the early 90's in a sort of 'posthumous' way.  I also remember hearing on the radio that Kurt Cobain committed suicide, but I didn't pay much attention to it as I didn't know who he was.

My childhood in general was a very interesting childhood.  Not only was I exposed to the early 90's in the method I described in the first paragraph, but I was also exposed to a ton of 80s influences (thanks to my young parents).  My childhood was mix of half late 90's, quarter 80's, and quarter early/mid 90's. I do think a lot of people born in 1989 were exposed to the early and mid 90's quite a bit, in the form of reruns and stuff.  I know tons of kids who remember classic Nickelodeon shows.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 05/10/06 at 7:31 pm


I think about late 1983-mid 1985 is the youngest group of people who can claim to remembering all of the '90s. I get the feel of about 1994+ very well, and remember the pop culture of maybe the summer of 1996 up fairly well.



Yeah. I'd say you would've had to have been at least 5 in 1990 to really remember the whole decade. But I would say that anyone born between 1986-1989/'90 could get the feel of the early 90's.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: velvetoneo on 05/10/06 at 8:04 pm



Yeah. I'd say you would've had to have been at least 5 in 1990 to really remember the whole decade. But I would say that anyone born between 1986-1989/'90 could get the feel of the early 90's.


Yeah, I can get the early '90s feel from the amount of media and items from then I was exposed to.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: Erick on 05/10/06 at 8:37 pm

I was born in 1988 and I went to preschool in 92 and I remember it. I had a NES (NINTENDO) and a SNES (SUPER NINTENDO). I remember playing the snes when it first came out. Super Mario World is such a great game I have many memories of playing that. I still have it and I play it for nostalgia and because it kicks @$$! I remember playing Street Fighter 2 on the arcade around the time it came out. I used to spend time with my brother playing that arcade for hours and hours.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: Trimac20 on 05/10/06 at 9:08 pm

I'm going to start a thread 'You're a true 90s child if...'

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: bbigd04 on 05/10/06 at 9:11 pm


I'm going to start a thread 'You're a true 90s child if...'


We probably had one of those before a while ago.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: velvetoneo on 05/10/06 at 9:13 pm


We probably had one of those before a while ago.



Hmmm....

If you had a crush on Sam/Clarissa in Clarissa Explains It All.
If you can name the different powers of the various Power Rangers.
If you have fond memories of Donkey Kong.
If you remember being forced to do the Macarena at a school function of some sort.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: Trimac20 on 05/10/06 at 9:26 pm



Hmmm....

If you had a crush on Sam/Clarissa in Clarissa Explains It All.
If you can name the different powers of the various Power Rangers.
If you have fond memories of Donkey Kong.
If you remember being forced to do the Macarena at a school function of some sort.


If you remember the entire Captain Planet song by heart.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: velvetoneo on 05/11/06 at 5:19 am


If you remember the entire Captain Planet song by heart.



I remember some specific lines from that show. "Olga...from the Soviet Union!" (Well, that probably wasn't her name.) I remember being confused about whether it was Russia or the Soviet Union when it was like 4, because I was a geography nut and Captain Planet said it was the Soviet Union.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: Trimac20 on 05/11/06 at 5:22 am


I remember some specific lines from that show. "Olga...from the Soviet Union!" (Well, that probably wasn't her name.) I remember being confused about whether it was Russia or the Soviet Union when it was like 4, because I was a geography nut and Captain Planet said it was the Soviet Union.


It was actually 'Linka, from the Soviet Union!' (that's a sure fire way to date that show), but it went into the 90s. Yet they didn't change the theme song words (else they just re-ran 80s eps). I loved how they did those 'environmental awareness' messages after each show. It really made kids aware of environmental problems; sure made me aware. If only there were shows like that on today... ::)

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: Tompiff on 08/26/11 at 8:43 pm

Remember, that at age 3, you become a "kid", and by that age you start knowing things about the present time you are in.

so we shall begin...

the last year to be born, in which you could know the 90s, whether it be early, mid or late, AT LEAST one, doesn't have to be the full decade, is... born in early 1994.

why? because people born in early 1994 turned 3 in early 1997, so they got to experience 1997, the first year of the late 90s. therefore, they remember and experienced the whole, Late 90s(1997-1999)

Anyone born after early 1994(January-June) doesn't know the 90s because they do not AT LEAST remember a full part of the 90s, whether it be Early, mid or late 90s.

Now why did I say early 1994(January-june) instead of late 1994(July-december)? that's because they turned 3 in late 1997, therefore not experiencing the prime of 1997. yes we all have tad bit memories of being 2, but they don't count(as alot of people say on this site) and If they didn't experience AT LEAST 1997, then they do not know the 90s, because they didn't remember a part fully(whole, early, mid or late 90s)

I was born in May of 1994, and I remember experiencing 1997, and I remember the culture of that time. you could say I was "Still in diapers" but the fact is I experienced it. also, 2000 has a very very 90s feel, 2001 was transition, and late 2001 was the entrance into the 2000s culture.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: Adj1234 on 03/25/15 at 1:37 pm

Just came across this thread now so sorry for the late reply. shouldn`t it be someone that was born in the early 90s (1990 - 1992) that are the youngest to know a majority of the 90s?

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: mxcrashxm on 03/25/15 at 1:45 pm

I say the youngest to remember the 90s are people born in the first half of the 90s. They are most likely to remember a time before the millennial era (Late 1998 to Summer 2001).

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: Howard on 03/25/15 at 2:25 pm

30 years old or older.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: Adj1234 on 03/25/15 at 3:21 pm


30 years old or older.


there a people younger than 30 that remember the 90s.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 03/25/15 at 3:36 pm


30 years old or older.


To really know the 90s, you have to be born in the 70s I guess. I say, if you turned 18 somewhere within the 90s, you are old enough to really know the 90s. Therefore, it would roughly be Generation X and older.

To remember the 90s in its entity, you probably have to be born around the time when I was born. My memories start around 1989/90. The youngest to be able to remember anything about the 90s, were probably born around 1995/96.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 03/25/15 at 3:41 pm


shouldn`t it be someone that was born in the early 90s (1990 - 1992) that are the youngest to know a majority of the 90s?


Somebody born in 1992 will probably not remember the majority of the 90s. That would rather be somebody born in the late 80s + maybe 1990.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: Redhairkid on 03/25/15 at 4:14 pm

I definitely remember the 1990s, especially as I was born before 1967.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: Gdowe1991 on 03/25/15 at 8:37 pm


Somebody born in 1992 will probably not remember the majority of the 90s. That would rather be somebody born in the late 80s + maybe 1990.
What about people born in 1991? I remember things starting in 1994, maybe 1993 although I am not too sure about memories from that year.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: Adj1234 on 03/26/15 at 5:53 am


Somebody born in 1992 will probably not remember the majority of the 90s. That would rather be somebody born in the late 80s + maybe 1990.

interesting..explain to me how they would not remember a majority of the 90s?

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: KatanaChick on 03/26/15 at 6:00 am

Early to mid 80's babies would have grown up with the strongest memories of the 90's if we're just talking Generation Y. The older ones would have clearer early 90's memories and the mid 80's babies would have the clearest memories of the mid to late 90's. Eearly 90's borns would be most familiar with the late 90's.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 03/26/15 at 6:12 am


interesting..explain to me how they would not remember a majority of the 90s?


Because once they had an understanding about what years or decades are, it was probably later than 1995. I was born in 1986 and I wouldn't even claim 1990 and 1991 completely... I think, 1992 was the first year I clearly remember as a "year". For people 6 years younger than me, it was probably not before the late 90s, that they have knowledge about the year they were living in. Those born in the early 90s ('91/'92) only had early childhood years in the first half of the 90s. That's not enough to claim the majority of the 90s IMO.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: Gdowe1991 on 03/26/15 at 7:22 am


Because once they had an understanding about what years or decades are, it was probably later than 1995. I was born in 1986 and I wouldn't even claim 1990 and 1991 completely... I think, 1992 was the first year I clearly remember as a "year". For people 6 years younger than me, it was probably not before the late 90s, that they have knowledge about the year they were living in. Those born in the early 90s ('91/'92) only had early childhood years in the first half of the 90s. That's not enough to claim the majority of the 90s IMO.
So from what you at saying is that I am guessing you believe that somebody has to be at least 6 years old to have a good amount of knowledge about the year they are living in. If that is the the case people born 1990 would of became 6 in 1996 which is more than mid way through the 90s so they too wouldn't really have a claim to the majority of the decade if you are looking at it from that point of view.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 03/26/15 at 7:30 am

I don't think 4 full years is too bad. It's not the majority, but it's still a good chunk of the 90s.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: Gdowe1991 on 03/26/15 at 7:50 am


I don't think 4 full years is too bad. It's not the majority, but it's still a good chunk of the 90s.
I see, but couldn't you say that somebody born in 1991 spent a good chunk of their childhood in the 90s? By the end of the decade those born in 1991 were about mid way through their childhood. I myself remember some culture from 1996, although I was so young. That is actually when I started to became a bit more aware of culture in regards to music. So I guess maybe 1991 is the very youngest that say that could claim significant chunk of their childhood took place in the 90s? I mean by the end of the 90s those born in 1991 were 8 years old, that sounds like a good amount of childhood spent in the 90s.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: yelimsexa on 03/26/15 at 8:37 am

1989 was the first year I remember as a year (around September) when I entered preschool, so in esscence, knowing when 1990 began is the definitive way of knowing the '90s in full. Then, a year later, seeing the "five minutes left in 1990" and then seeing 1991, shows that I've just experienced 1990, with its TMNT, MC Hammer "U Can't Touch This" (loved to dance with my mom that year), Dick Tracy, The Disney Afternoon's first season lineup, and other childhood/family trends of that year. I didn't understand the reunification of Germany (nor the Berlin Wall since I sometimes would just watch the news for the technology and graphics), but clearly remember the Gulf War I coverage (it couldn't be missed since it lasted for a couple months on the news unlike just a few days for Berlin Wall/reunification), and remember on Christmas 1991 how the globe that said "Union of Soviet Socialist Republics" was now just called Russia by my parents. That said, my 1991-born sister did buy a Spice Girl doll, got a Spice World VHS in 1998, collected Beanie Babies, and was aware of the song Barbie Girl. I'd say 1985 (my birth year) was the latest to really claim the '90s because of this, with 1992 the last to experience the pre-Millenial/Y2K/pre-Britney late '90s.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: Arrowstone on 03/26/15 at 8:45 am

I would say the late 80s.  I was born in 92 and I have some memories from the mid 90s,  I remember the atmosphere, which was different from the late 90s, but I didn't know about the pop culture until the late 90s and I can't recall anything from before 94.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: mxcrashxm on 03/26/15 at 8:57 am


Because once they had an understanding about what years or decades are, it was probably later than 1995. I was born in 1986 and I wouldn't even claim 1990 and 1991 completely... I think, 1992 was the first year I clearly remember as a "year". For people 6 years younger than me, it was probably not before the late 90s, that they have knowledge about the year they were living in. Those born in the early 90s ('91/'92) only had early childhood years in the first half of the 90s. That's not enough to claim the majority of the 90s IMO.



I see, but couldn't you say that somebody born in 1991 spent a good chunk of their childhood in the 90s? By the end of the decade those born in 1991 were about mid way through their childhood. I myself remember some culture from 1996, although I was so young. That is actually when I started to became a bit more aware of culture in regards to music. So I guess maybe 1991 is the very youngest that say that could claim significant chunk of their childhood took place in the 90s? I mean by the end of the 90s those born in 1991 were 8 years old, that sounds like a good amount of childhood spent in the 90s.


If you were born in the early 90s, you would mostly remember most or some of the 90s. For instance:

1990 baby: Most likely remembers 1993 to 1999.

1991 baby: Most likely remembers 1994 to 1999.

1992 baby: Most likely remembers 1995 to 1999.

1993 baby: Most likely remembers 1996 to 1999.

In addition, keep in mind that remembering the 90s is definitely more than just cartoons.

Here's more things that real 90s kids would state:

Presidency of Bill Clinton and Bush 1

Windows 95 and 98

Dial-up Internet Connections

AOL (America Online)

Internet Explorer

Their adventures

CRT computer monitors

NES/SNES/Genesis and Saturn/PS1/N64

Bill Clinton's controversy

Grunge/Alternative, Hip-Hop, Pop Music, R&B/New Jack Swing, Country, AC Music and Teen Pop

Fashion

The economy

Primetime TV programs

Emailing

The technology of the 90s

Sports Events

Other important events

Now although most people will say 90s babies are the only ones who list cartoons, it's not just them. Sorry 80s babies, but I have observed that some of you (clearly not any of the ones on here) additionally reminisce just about the cartoons and not the other important details of the decade. I've seen this on other sites especially on YouTube.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: mxcrashxm on 03/26/15 at 9:03 am


I'd say 1985 (my birth year) was the latest to really claim the '90s because of this, with 1992 the last to experience the pre-Millenial/Y2K/pre-Britney late '90s.
And since that era began in late 1998, that additionally means those born in 1993 and 1994 could remember the real late 90s and not just the teen pop period.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 03/26/15 at 9:08 am


And since that era began in late 1998, that additionally means those born in 1993 and 1994 could remember the real late 90s and not just the teen pop period.


Those born in 1993 or 94 were only 3 or 4, when 1998 hit. I doubt that people really care about pop culture at that age. The first pop cultural era I remember was the early 90s, with the 80s leftovers... but this was probably not before late 1990, early 1991, when I was 4 and a half.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: mxcrashxm on 03/26/15 at 9:17 am


Those born in 1993 or 94 were only 3 or 4, when 1998 hit. I doubt that people really care about pop culture at that age. The first pop cultural era I remember was the early 90s, with the 80s leftovers... but this was probably not before late 1990, early 1991, when I was 4 and a half.
They do. Kids are interested in learning alot. From that, they watch movies and TV, play video games, use technology, listen to music and learn about presidents. I could see someone who was 4 in 1998 remember Dial-up internet.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: 90s Guy on 03/26/15 at 11:43 am

I was born in '90 but remember things well beginning in 1994, with some scant memories from '93.
I remember the OJ Simpson trial vividly cause we watched it everyday in my house, and also going with my mother as she voted for Clinton in 1996. I remember, of course, the Macarena.
I loved re-runs of the show Babysitters Club around '94, '95.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 03/26/15 at 12:58 pm


I could see someone who was 4 in 1998 remember Dial-up internet.


A 4-year-old might be able to remember the modem sound, but I doubt that he understood what it exactly was.

4-year-olds are able to understand what a telephone or TV is, but internet is way too complex.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: mxcrashxm on 03/26/15 at 1:50 pm


A 4-year-old might be able to remember the modem sound, but I doubt that he understood what it exactly was.

4-year-olds are able to understand what a telephone or TV is, but internet is way too complex.
It wasn't complex in 1998.  I'm sure that while one was on the computer, he/she saw a modem after heard the sound.

Not just the TV and phones, but even film cameras, cassette players, record players and VHS tapes which were still relevant that year.

Furthermore, kids are interested in fashion. Some even remember overalls, bowlcuts, jelly shoes, scrunchies, braids, jordans, fubu, k-swiss, and gap.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 03/26/15 at 3:53 pm

The internet itself is a complex system and there is no way, a 4-year-old would really understand it. This has nothing to do with the fact, that the internet was primitive compared to now.

A 4-year-old will be able to understand that a computer is a great gadget to play games on, but that's it.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: Howard on 03/26/15 at 3:57 pm


there a people younger than 30 that remember the 90s.


I'm over 40 and I remember the 90's.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: Howard on 03/26/15 at 3:58 pm


Somebody born in 1992 will probably not remember the majority of the 90s. That would rather be somebody born in the late 80s + maybe 1990.


But they'd be too young to remember.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: Howard on 03/26/15 at 3:59 pm


I definitely remember the 1990s, especially as I was born before 1967.


I was born in 1974.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: Howard on 03/26/15 at 4:01 pm


They do. Kids are interested in learning alot. From that, they watch movies and TV, play video games, use technology, listen to music and learn about presidents. I could see someone who was 4 in 1998 remember Dial-up internet.


I don't think they'd remember Dial-Up at that time.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: mxcrashxm on 03/26/15 at 5:38 pm


The internet itself is a complex system and there is no way, a 4-year-old would really understand it. This has nothing to do with the fact, that the internet was primitive compared to now.

A 4-year-old will be able to understand that a computer is a great gadget to play games on, but that's it.
more than that. 4 year old kids can understand video games, fashion, cartoons and other technology.


I don't think they'd remember Dial-Up at that time.
They could. Some people have strong memories from 4 years old.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 03/27/15 at 6:10 am

You can have strong memories from being 4-years-old, but they usually do not have much to do with pop culture. The stuff I did in 1990 was not much different from the stuff a 4-year old in 1980 or 2000 did.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/27/15 at 6:11 am


You can have strong memories from being 4-years-old, but they usually do not have much to do with pop culture. The stuff I did in 1990 was not much different from the stuff a 4-year old in 1980 or 2000 did.
BTW, I can remember memories from the age of 3 and 4, but I am of a different era.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: robby76 on 03/27/15 at 6:58 am

I've recently been going through all my family photo albums and scanning them. I've seen photos from my 2nd birthday and remember certain things about that day - the toys I got, their smell etc. But I wouldn't say I have vivid memories of every single day. I would say being 4 yrs old you do kinda get a little bit of a feel for pop culture. I remember my 2yr old nephew always singing "Crush" by Jennifer Paige in 1998 - he would've been 2 yrs old then!

Anyway to answer the original poll I'd say you'd have to be born around 1986 to get a feel of the whole entire decade, including 1990 obviously.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: Howard on 03/27/15 at 6:59 am

They could. Some people have strong memories from 4 years old.

My memory in 1978 was still developing.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: Adj1234 on 03/27/15 at 12:28 pm

would you say that the last to remember the 90s is someone born in '95 since they turned 4 at the end of the decade?

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: ArcticFox on 03/27/15 at 12:33 pm


would you say that the last to remember the 90s is someone born in '95 since they turned 4 at the end of the decade?


I have one memory from the '90s and that was my 3rd birthday in late 1998.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 03/27/15 at 1:16 pm


would you say that the last to remember the 90s is someone born in '95 since they turned 4 at the end of the decade?


I would rather say 1996. I was born in the 6-year of the 80s and remember some vague stuff from the 9-year of that decade.

But to vividly remember the 90s as a "decade", you probably have to be born in the early 90s at latest. 1992 or 93...

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: Catherine91UK on 03/27/15 at 2:56 pm

In order to 'know' the whole decade, I'd say born in 1985. In order to know a good chunk of the decade, I'd say 1992.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: Howard on 03/27/15 at 3:13 pm


In order to 'know' the whole decade, I'd say born in 1985. In order to know a good chunk of the decade, I'd say 1992.


I would think so too.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: Arrowstone on 03/27/15 at 3:46 pm

Yea, maybe 92 would be a good "last birth year" for knowing the 90s..
I remember dinosaurs being a large fad (or is it always like that?) in the mid/late 90s;
I remember skater people listening to house music around 96;
I remember playing outside, because what else could I do on my Windows 3.1 besides paint?
I remember spending the entire 90s until 2002 in flannel xD

I certainly remember dial-up from around 2000, but mostly because of the dial-up sounds.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: 90s Guy on 03/27/15 at 4:51 pm


I don't think they'd remember Dial-Up at that time.


I remember Dial-Up from '96.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 03/27/15 at 5:48 pm

Hey what about  those of us who were born in mid-late 1970s? We were teenagers back then! :P

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: robby76 on 03/27/15 at 8:24 pm


Hey what about  those of us who were born in mid-late 1970s? We were teenagers back then! :P


You're right - although I love the 80s more, being born in 1976 I reckon we're the perfect generation to experience the fun of the 90s in each year. Being 13/14 in 1990 when Vanilla Ice, Vogue, MC Hammer etc came out - that was target marketed for us!

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: 80sfan on 03/27/15 at 11:33 pm

1986 or before. 1987 if I'm not being picky.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: 80sfan on 03/27/15 at 11:42 pm

I was born 1988, in November.

I don't remember 1990, at all. The first two thirds of 1991 was a blur. Late 1991 was when my memory became good, so I was about three when my memory became good.

But it wasn't until late 1992 or early 1993 when my memory became crystal clear.

So late 1992/early 1993 was when my memory became clear.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 03/28/15 at 12:11 am

I was born in the mid-late 1970s.  I remember the music that was around in the 1990s being a teenager back then.  :)

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: ArcticFox on 03/28/15 at 1:59 am


I was born in the mid-late 1970s.  I remember the music that was around in the 1990s being a teenager back then.  :)


Do you feel proud about the '90s being your decade? I'm jealous of you!

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: Howard on 03/28/15 at 6:58 am


I remember Dial-Up from '96.


I remember Dial-Up and when I was using the computer, someone in my family had to use the phone, that was so annoying!

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: Howard on 03/28/15 at 7:00 am


You're right - although I love the 80s more, being born in 1976 I reckon we're the perfect generation to experience the fun of the 90s in each year. Being 13/14 in 1990 when Vanilla Ice, Vogue, MC Hammer etc came out - that was target marketed for us!


I was in my early 20's.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: Howard on 03/28/15 at 7:01 am


I was born in the mid-late 1970s.  I remember the music that was around in the 1990s being a teenager back then.  :)


I was in my early to mid 20's so I remember the 1990's.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 03/28/15 at 8:56 pm


Do you feel proud about the '90s being your decade? I'm jealous of you!


Yes.  Very proud.  :)

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: ArcticFox on 04/01/15 at 9:47 am

For the '90s to be "yours", you'd have to be born in the '70s. Ideally 1975-1979.

People born in 1980 & 1981 would "belong" to both the '90s and '00s, but never the entirety of either decade.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: Howard on 04/01/15 at 1:51 pm

Ideally 1975-1979.

That would make someone 35-40 years of age.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 04/01/15 at 3:02 pm


People born in 1980 & 1981 would "belong" to both the '90s and '00s, but never the entirety of either decade.


So, you mean that 81ers do not belong to the late 00s? 81ers were only in their mid/late 20s back then.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: ArcticFox on 04/01/15 at 3:35 pm


So, you mean that 81ers do not belong to the late 00s? 81ers were only in their mid/late 20s back then.


Yes, I do. In January 1, 2007, a person born December 31, 1981 would have been 25 years old; out of the target audience for music.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 04/01/15 at 3:41 pm

So, I guess, the 2010s is not my decade, because I turned 25 in 2011?

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: bchris02 on 04/03/15 at 5:57 pm

I don't think its that cut and dry.

Most people gradually fade out of pop music in their late twenties.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: 80sfan on 04/04/15 at 12:01 am

If you were born 1985 and before, you definitely remember all of the 90s.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: TheEarly90sGuy on 04/04/15 at 6:36 pm


If you were born 1985 and before, you definitely remember all of the 90s.


My cousin born in 1986 remembers 1990 (the first CALENDAR year of the 90s "decade").  :)

Anyone born before 1987 will remember each year of that "decade".

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: bigdsketch on 04/07/15 at 4:09 pm


Early '90s: born around 1984 or earlier
mid '90s: born around 1988 or earlier
late '90s: born around 1992 or earlier


IMHO it depends on the person. I was born in 1992 and i remember late 1995 and on in great clarity, and i was 3-7 in 95-99.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: Adj1234 on 04/08/15 at 4:52 am


Early '90s: born around 1984 or earlier
mid '90s: born around 1988 or earlier
late '90s: born around 1992 or earlier


wouldn`t some born in '92 know the mid 90s aswell since they were 3 (in '95) and 4 (in '96)

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 04/08/15 at 5:13 am


wouldn`t some born in '92 know the mid 90s aswell since they were 3 (in '95) and 4 (in '96)


Being three or four has nothing to do with "knowing" the era. I don't really know the early 90s either and I was 4-6 then.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: Adj1234 on 04/08/15 at 8:20 am


Being three or four has nothing to do with "knowing" the era. I don't really know the early 90s either and I was 4-6 then.


well since you think of it like that then what age do you have to be?

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: robby76 on 04/08/15 at 11:20 am

The poll has answered this = you have to be born in the 80s. Yes you can know the late 90s if you were born in 1992, but to know the whole entire 10 years of the decade you have to be born earlier. I realise the whole subject is ambiguous though.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: Howard on 04/08/15 at 1:23 pm


The poll has answered this = you have to be born in the 80s. Yes you can know the late 90s if you were born in 1992, but to know the whole entire 10 years of the decade you have to be born earlier. I realise the whole subject is ambiguous though.


You would have to be born between 1980-1985.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 04/08/15 at 3:51 pm


well since you think of it like that then what age do you have to be?


When it comes to really having a clue about the pop culture, then:

For the late 90s (1997-99), mid 20s (23 or older)
For the mid 90s (1993-96), late 20s-early 30s (27 or older).
For the early 90s (1990-92), early 30s and older

For just remembering stuff from the era:

For the late 90s, early 20s or older
For the mid 90s, mid 20s or older
For the early 90s, late 20s or older

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: mxcrashxm on 04/08/15 at 4:54 pm


When it comes to really having a clue about the pop culture, then:

For the late 90s (1997-99), mid 20s (23 or older)
For the mid 90s (1993-96), late 20s-early 30s (27 or older).
For the early 90s (1990-92), early 30s and older

For just remembering stuff from the era:

For the late 90s, early 20s or older
For the mid 90s, mid 20s or older
For the early 90s, late 20s or older


People who are 21/22 right now also have a clue about late 90s pop culture. There are plenty of people those ages who know Bill Clinton, Y2K, sports teams, etc.

Additionally, the aforementioned ages remember the mid 90s as well.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 04/08/15 at 5:15 pm


My cousin born in 1986 remembers 1990 (the first CALENDAR year of the 90s "decade").  :)

Anyone born before 1987 will remember each year of that "decade".


I think anybody born between 1975-1980 will remember the 1990s since they were teenagers and young adults back then.  I was 14 in 1990 and I have such fond memories of the years between 1990 and 1999.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 04/09/15 at 2:22 am


There are plenty of people those ages who know Bill Clinton, Y2K,


Bill Clinton was in office until early 2001, so at least one year into the 00s. Of course, they are able to remember him  ;)

Y2K was 99/00, so only barely 90s.

By "having a clue" I actually meant, that you clearly remember every year between 1997 and 1999, so you should also be able to recollect events from early 1997.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: mxcrashxm on 04/09/15 at 9:19 am


Bill Clinton was in office until early 2001, so at least one year into the 00s. Of course, they are able to remember him  ;)

Y2K was 99/00, so only barely 90s.

By "having a clue" I actually meant, that you clearly remember every year between 1997 and 1999, so you should also be able to recollect events from early 1997.
I do. I remember the video games, primetime shows, cartoons, music, fashion, Bill Clinton's controversy, the technology, and more.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 04/09/15 at 9:24 am


I do. I remember the video games, primetime shows, cartoons, music, fashion, Bill Clinton's controversy, the technology, and more.


That's why I have made two different definitions. I was also honest and have excluded myself from the early 90s...

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: Howard on 04/09/15 at 1:24 pm


I think anybody born between 1975-1980 will remember the 1990s since they were teenagers and young adults back then.  I was 14 in 1990 and I have such fond memories of the years between 1990 and 1999.


I turned 16 in 1990 so I would a bit about the 1990's.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: mxcrashxm on 04/09/15 at 3:17 pm


That's why I have made two different definitions. I was also honest and have excluded myself from the early 90s...
Pop culture is more than events. Everything I listed is part of it as well.

Are you sure you don't remember early 90s pop culture?

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 04/09/15 at 4:15 pm


Are you sure you don't remember early 90s pop culture?


I remember early 90s pop culture, but this is due to the photos I have from that time. I don't think I really understand pop culture before 1992.
1992 is the first year I have crystal clear memories of.

In contrast, for remembering mid or late 90s culture, I don't need photos.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: mxcrashxm on 04/09/15 at 5:37 pm


I remember early 90s pop culture, but this is due to the photos I have from that time. I don't think I really understand pop culture before 1992.
1992 is the first year I have crystal clear memories of.

In contrast, for remembering mid or late 90s culture, I don't need photos.
Same here. when it comes to pop culture for me, I don't need photos to remember it.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 04/10/15 at 4:45 am


Same here. when it comes to pop culture for me, I don't need photos to remember it.


I don't even remember most political events from the mid 90s, because I was not interested in it. You must have an exceptional memory 8).

That's what I clearly remember from the 90s (when it was on the news):

-Death of Ayrton Senna/Formula 1 Racing Driver (1994)
-Estonia Sinking (1994)
-Kobe Earthquake (1995)
-Yugoslav Wars of the mid 90s
-most things from the late 90s (mid 1997 and later), including political stuff

Music charts:

-1993 and later

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: mxcrashxm on 04/10/15 at 1:24 pm


I don't even remember most political events from the mid 90s, because I was not interested in it. You must have an exceptional memory 8).

That's what I clearly remember from the 90s (when it was on the news):

-Death of Ayrton Senna/Formula 1 Racing Driver (1994)
-Estonia Sinking (1994)
-Kobe Earthquake (1995)
-Yugoslav Wars of the mid 90s
-most things from the late 90s (mid 1997 and later), including political stuff

Music charts:

-1993 and later
I think it's because I'm American while you're German so we have distinct pop culture. What i remember from the mid-late 90s is going to be different from yours. Even if people your age remembers 90s pop culture, it will be different if they are another nationality.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 04/10/15 at 3:09 pm


I think it's because I'm American while you're German so we have distinct pop culture.


You seriously think that different pop culture has something to do with remembering stuff?
That's pure biology and has nothing to do with the places where we lived.

By the way, European pop culture was always based on the American. The differences were not that big. Nearly all songs that charted in the US have charted in Europe only a few months later (sometimes it was even the other way round). Same for movies. The only exception is country music, which has (unfortunately) never been very popular over here.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 04/10/15 at 6:17 pm


I don't even remember most political events from the mid 90s, because I was not interested in it. You must have an exceptional memory 8).

That's what I clearly remember from the 90s (when it was on the news):

-Death of Ayrton Senna/Formula 1 Racing Driver (1994)
-Estonia Sinking (1994)
-Kobe Earthquake (1995)
-Yugoslav Wars of the mid 90s
-most things from the late 90s (mid 1997 and later), including political stuff

Music charts:

-1993 and later

Wow! I'm VERY surprised you didn't mention OJ, the OKC bombing, and Kobain's death.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 04/11/15 at 4:12 am


Wow! I'm VERY surprised you didn't mention OJ, the OKC bombing, and Kobain's death.


The first two events were probably more of a big deal in America. It was probably on the news, but news were different in the 90s. The phenomenon to discuss about worldwide desasters or terrorist attacks for hours and on every TV channel is a thing that came with 9/11 (at least in Germany). It was probably a short note on German news, and the most boring things for me was to watch the news when I was young.

About Kobain's Death - I didn't like Nirvana at all. That was just not my taste. I liked Formula 1 and was interested in nature and geography, so it was pretty normal that I cared more about Ayrton Senna dying during a race in Italy, Michael Schumacher winning his first formula 1 season 1994, or the Kobe Earthquake.

I think, you need to be a bit older to notice and remember news that are not that much interesting for you personally. One big exception is the Fall of the Berlin Wall, though. I think I remember the pictures on TV, but I didn't really understand what I saw.

To be honest by the way: The first real event I completely understood, was 9/11, when I was a bit over 15. But still, there were some things I didn't understand on the first or second day when that happened. Our teachers in 9th grade in September 2001 definitely needed to help us learn that 9/11 changed the world.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: mxcrashxm on 04/11/15 at 2:45 pm


You seriously think that different pop culture has something to do with remembering stuff?
That's pure biology and has nothing to do with the places where we lived.

By the way, European pop culture was always based on the American. The differences were not that big. Nearly all songs that charted in the US have charted in Europe only a few months later (sometimes it was even the other way round). Same for movies. The only exception is country music, which has (unfortunately) never been very popular over here.
and then there's Australian pop culture, Canadian, pop culture, Japanese pop culture etc. which are different from the American one.

And no. There were plenty of 90s events that Americans remember from other countries.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 04/11/15 at 2:50 pm


And no. There were plenty of 90s events that Americans remember from other countries.


And still, different pop culture has nothing to with remembering stuff. If I don't remember much of European politics from the early-mid 90s, it is the same if an American does not remember American politics from the early-mid 90s.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: mxcrashxm on 04/11/15 at 3:13 pm


And still, different pop culture has nothing to with remembering stuff. If I don't remember much of European politics from the early-mid 90s, it is the same if an American does not remember American politics from the early-mid 90s.
that depends. Say if someone was from another country and they moved to America at age 3, then they will mostly remember the mentioned pop culture, but not the one from their own country.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: winteriscoming on 04/14/15 at 10:16 am



I think, you need to be a bit older to notice and remember news that are not that much interesting for you personally. One big exception is the Fall of the Berlin Wall, though. I think I remember the pictures on TV, but I didn't really understand what I saw.



Yeah, I actually consider the fall of the Wall a 90s event too since it wasn't actually torn down until June 1990 (aside from symbolic bits of it here and there, and to make new border crossings) and the border was still functional until the date of reunification. When people talk about the "fall of the Wall" it's really more accurate to talk about the whole period between November 9, 1989 and the date of reunification; most of that period was in 1990. Reunification was far from a certain thing well into 1990 from what I understand, it was very controversial.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 04/14/15 at 11:11 am


and the border was still functional until the date of reunification.


Yes, West Germany and East Germany were still two individual countries until October 1990. However, you didn't need an invitation or visa to enter the GDR anymore.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: winteriscoming on 04/14/15 at 11:45 am


Yes, West Germany and East Germany were still two individual countries until October 1990. However, you didn't need an invitation or visa to enter the GDR anymore.


Right. You still had to go through a checkpoint and show a passport though, right? Like going between the US and Canada say.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 04/14/15 at 12:17 pm


Like going between the US and Canada say.


Yeah, or more like going from Non-Schengen European Union-to Schengen European Union (like UK-Germany or UK-France).

From July 1st, 1990 on, the border was completely open. It was like traveling from one US state to another one, after this date.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: winteriscoming on 04/15/15 at 3:33 pm


Yeah, or more like going from Non-Schengen European Union-to Schengen European Union (like UK-Germany or UK-France).

From July 1st, 1990 on, the border was completely open. It was like traveling from one US state to another one, after this date.


Yeah, I'd consider that the "true" date of unification then. I know it wasn't until May of 1990 or so that the reunification was a done deal. Actually Thatcher and I believe Bush Sr as well weren't all that happy about Germany being unified, surprisingly. When you think about it, WW2 and the Holocaust were only 45 years ago in 1990, which is the same as 1970 to now!

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 04/15/15 at 3:44 pm


When you think about it, WW2 and the Holocaust were only 45 years ago in 1990, which is the same as 1970 to now!


Yeah, but it's nearly half a century. My parents weren't even born yet and my grandparents, who died during the last 3 years, were only around 20 in 1945.
45 years is a long time, and even 1970 seems far away today.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: nintieskid999 on 04/15/15 at 3:46 pm


Yeah, I'd consider that the "true" date of unification then. I know it wasn't until May of 1990 or so that the reunification was a done deal. Actually Thatcher and I believe Bush Sr as well weren't all that happy about Germany being unified, surprisingly. When you think about it, WW2 and the Holocaust were only 45 years ago in 1990, which is the same as 1970 to now!


Yeah but if you think of 1970, it's not a stereotypical 70s year.
It fits in more with the late 60s and the psychedelic era.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 04/15/15 at 3:54 pm


Yeah but if you think of 1970, it's not a stereotypical 70s year.
It fits in more with the late 60s and the psychedelic era.


I don't think that's what winteriscoming meant.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: winteriscoming on 04/15/15 at 5:03 pm


Yeah, but it's nearly half a century. My parents weren't even born yet and my grandparents, who died during the last 3 years, were only around 20 in 1945.
45 years is a long time, and even 1970 seems far away today.


That's true. It's still recent enough some people may have been worried about a Nazi comeback (most of the Nazis are dead now, but many of them were still young enough to be in politics in 1990), though I would personally dismiss such fears as pretty silly. But you know how right wingers like Thatcher are.  :D ;D

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/17/15 at 8:31 am


That's true. It's still recent enough some people may have been worried about a Nazi comeback (most of the Nazis are dead now, but many of them were still young enough to be in politics in 1990), though I would personally dismiss such fears as pretty silly. But you know how right wingers like Thatcher are.  :D ;D
Godwin's Law?

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: TheEarly90sGuy on 04/18/15 at 9:35 am

You had to be born before 1987.

Subject: Re: How old do you have to be to know the '90s?

Written By: Howard on 04/18/15 at 5:51 pm


You had to be born before 1987.


I agree.

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