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Subject: What Was The World Like When You Started School?

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 04/30/17 at 10:45 am

I was inspired by some of the other topics similar to this, and thought this would be an interesting one.

I started kindergarten in September 1992. At that time...

President of the United States: George H. W. Bush
#1 Movie: Honeymoon in Vegas
#1 Song: End of the Road by Boyz II Men
#1 TV Show: 60 Minutes
#1 College Football Team: Miami Hurricanes
Number of Sites on the World Wide Web: 10 websites
Price of a Gallon of Gas: 95 cents
Most Popular Video games: Wolfenstien 3D, Super Mario Kart, Mega Man 4
Top News Stories: Clinton/Bush presidential election, aftermath of Hurricane Andrew, and the Nicaraguan earthquake

Subject: Re: What Was The World Like When You Started School?

Written By: Baltimoreian on 04/30/17 at 12:17 pm

From September of 2004...

President of the U.S: George W. Bush
#1 Movie: Hero (circa. September 5)
#1 Song: Lean Back by Terror Squad
#1 TV Show: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
#1 College Football Team: USC Trojans
Number of Sites on the World Wide Web: 51,611,646
Price of a Gallon of Gas: $1.85
Most Popular Video Games: World of Warcraft, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Halo 2
Top News Stories: Bush/Kerry presidential election, Ronald Reagan's death

Subject: Re: What Was The World Like When You Started School?

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 04/30/17 at 4:33 pm

February 2005:

Prime Minister of Australia: John Howard
Total Population 20,328,609
#1 Movie: Meet the Fockers
#1 Song: "Nasty Girl" by Nitty
Popular TV Shows: Backyard Blitz, 60 Minutes, Malcolm in the Middle
Number of Sites on the World Wide Web: 64,780,617 (although, it would have been less than that in February).
Average Price of a Litre of Unleaded Petrol: 92 cents
Most Popular Video games: World of Warcraft, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Halo 2


Subject: Re: What Was The World Like When You Started School?

Written By: #Infinity on 04/30/17 at 10:28 pm

August 31, 1998

President of the United States: Bill Clinton
Prime Minister of Great Britain: Tony Blair
#1 Movie: Blade
#1 Song: I Don't Want to Miss a Thing / Aerosmith
#1 Album: Follow the Leader / KoRn
#1 TV Show: ER
#1 College Football Team: Tennessee Volunteers
Number of Sites on the World Wide Web: 2,410,067 websites
Price of a Gallon of Gas: $1.06
Most Popular Video games: Banjo-Kazooie, however Metal Gear Solid was released a few days after I started Kindergarten.
Top News Stories: Monica Lewinsky Scandal, Nairobi Embassy Bombing

Subject: Re: What Was The World Like When You Started School?

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 04/30/17 at 10:39 pm

Here are two from when I started pre-school and when I started High School.

February 2003 (Pre-school):

Prime Minister of Australia: John Howard
Total Population: 19.65 million (2002 population, but since I started in February 03', it would be close to it)
#1 Movie: 8 Mile
#1 Song: "Lose Yourself" by Eminem
Popular TV Shows: Friends, Malcolm in the Middle,
Number of Sites on the World Wide Web: 38,760,373 (2002 data, but it would be close to it)
Average Price of a Litre of Unleaded Petrol: 81 cents
Most Popular Video games GTA Vice City, SimCity 4, Ratchet & Clank

January 2012 (High School):

Prime Minister of Australia: Julia Gillard
Total Population: 22.34 million (2011 data, but it would be close to it)
#1 Movie: The Descendants
#1 Song: "Wild Ones" by Flo Rida ft. Sia
Popular TV Shows: The Walking Dead, Sons of Anarchy
Number of Sites on the World Wide Web: 346,004,403 (2011 data, but close to it).
Average Price of a Litre of Unleaded Petrol: $1:33
Most Popular Video games FIFA 11, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

Subject: Re: What Was The World Like When You Started School?

Written By: mxcrashxm on 04/30/17 at 11:05 pm

1996 because I began school early.

President of the U.S: Bill Clinton
#1 Movie: Independence Day
#1 Song: Los Del Rio - Macarena
#1 TV Show: Seinfeld
Number of Sites on the World Wide Web: 257,601
Price of a Gallon of Gas: $1.23
Most Popular Video Games: Super Mario 64, Crash Bandicoot, DKC3
Top News Stories: 1996 presidential election, Atlanta Olympics, Unabomber

Subject: Re: What Was The World Like When You Started School?

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/30/17 at 11:11 pm


I was inspired by some of the other topics similar to this, and thought this would be an interesting one.

I started kindergarten in September 1992. At that time...

President of the United States: George H. W. Bush
#1 Movie: Honeymoon in Vegas
#1 Song: End of the Road by Boyz II Men
#1 TV Show: 60 Minutes
#1 College Football Team: Miami Hurricanes
Number of Sites on the World Wide Web: 10 websites
Price of a Gallon of Gas: 95 cents
Most Popular Video games: Wolfenstien 3D, Super Mario Kart, Mega Man 4
Top News Stories: Clinton/Bush presidential election, aftermath of Hurricane Andrew, and the Nicaraguan earthquake

I think I played a part in inspiring you ;).

Here is mine (mostly the same as NewYorkRaven):

September 2004:

President of the U.S: George W. Bush
#1 Movie: Hero
#1 Song: "Lean Back" by Terror Squad
#1 TV Show: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
#1 College Football Team: USC Trojans
Number of Sites on the World Wide Web: 51,611,646
Price of a Gallon of Gas: $1.85
Most Popular Video Games: World of Warcraft, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Halo 2
Top News Stories: 2004 Presidential Election (George W. Bush vs. John Kerry), Hurricane Ivan, a Category 5 hurricane hitting Grenada, killing 39 and damaging 90% of its buildings.

Subject: Re: What Was The World Like When You Started School?

Written By: #Infinity on 04/30/17 at 11:11 pm

Middle School (September 6, 2004):

President of the United States: George W. Bush
Prime Minister of Great Britain: Tony Blair
#1 Movie: Hero
#1 Song: Goodies / Ciara feat. Petey Pablo
#1 Album: Live Like You Were Dying / Tim McGraw
#1 TV Show: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
#1 College Football Team: USC Trojans
Number of Sites on the World Wide Web: 51,611,646 websites
Price of a Gallon of Gas: $1.85
Most Popular Video games: Doom 3, Pikmin 2
Top News Stories: 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, 2004 United States Presidential ElectionMiddle School (September 6, 2004):

High School (August 20, 2007):

President of the United States: George W. Bush
Prime Minister of Great Britain: Gordon Brown
#1 Movie: Superbad
#1 Song: Beautiful Girls / Sean Kingston
#1 Album: High School Musical 2
#1 TV Show: American Idol
#1 College Football Team: LSU Tigers
Number of Sites on the World Wide Web: 121,892,559 websites
Price of a Gallon of Gas: $2.80
Most Popular Video games: Probably Brain Age 2, however BioShock was released the very following day
Top News Stories: 2007 Peru earthquake

College (August 29, 2011):

President of the United States: Barack Obama
Prime Minister of Great Britain: David Cameron
#1 Movie: The Help
#1 Song: Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) / Katy Perry
#1 Album: Watch the Throne / Jay Z and Kanye West
#1 TV Show: The Voice
#1 College Football Team: Alabama Crimson Tide
Number of Sites on the World Wide Web: 346,004,403 websites
Price of a Gallon of Gas: $3.52
Most Popular Video games: Honestly, I have no clue at all
Top News Stories: Battle of Tripoli

Subject: Re: What Was The World Like When You Started School?

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/30/17 at 11:15 pm


1996 because I began school early.

President of the U.S: Bill Clinton
#1 Movie: Independence Day
#1 Song: Los Del Rio - Macarena
#1 TV Show: Seinfeld
Number of Sites on the World Wide Web: 257,601
Price of a Gallon of Gas: $1.23
Most Popular Video Games: Super Mario 64, Crash Bandicoot, DKC3
Top News Stories: 1996 presidential election, Atlanta Olympics, Unabomber

How did you start school at age 3? ???

Subject: Re: What Was The World Like When You Started School?

Written By: mxcrashxm on 04/30/17 at 11:17 pm


Middle School (September 6, 2004):

President of the United States: George W. Bush
Prime Minister of Great Britain: Tony Blair
#1 Movie: Hero
#1 Song: Goodies / Ciara feat. Petey Pablo
#1 Album: Live Like You Were Dying / Tim McGraw
#1 TV Show: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
#1 College Football Team: USC Trojans
Number of Sites on the World Wide Web: 51,611,646 websites
Price of a Gallon of Gas: $1.85
Most Popular Video games: Doom 3, Pikmin 2
Top News Stories: 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, 2004 United States Presidential ElectionMiddle School (September 6, 2004):

High School (August 20, 2007):

President of the United States: George W. Bush
Prime Minister of Great Britain: Gordon Brown
#1 Movie: Superbad
#1 Song: Beautiful Girls / Sean Kingston
#1 Album: High School Musical 2
#1 TV Show: American Idol
#1 College Football Team: LSU Tigers
Number of Sites on the World Wide Web: 121,892,559 websites
Price of a Gallon of Gas: $2.80
Most Popular Video games: Probably Brain Age 2, however BioShock was released the very following day
Top News Stories: 2007 Peru earthquake

College (August 29, 2011):

President of the United States: Barack Obama
Prime Minister of Great Britain: David Cameron
#1 Movie: The Help
#1 Song: Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) / Katy Perry
#1 Album: Watch the Throne / Jay Z and Kanye West
#1 TV Show: The Voice
#1 College Football Team: Alabama Crimson Tide
Number of Sites on the World Wide Web: 346,004,403 websites
Price of a Gallon of Gas: $3.52
Most Popular Video games: Honestly, I have no clue at all
Top News Stories: Battle of Tripoli
For those in bold, you began school on Labor day in 2004? ??? and you started HS exactly 2 weeks before I did.


How did you start school at age 3? ???
Pre-school. Although, it was pretty much elementary because it was integrated with the school I attended.

Subject: Re: What Was The World Like When You Started School?

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/30/17 at 11:19 pm


Pre-school. Although, it was pretty much elementary because it was integrated with the school I attended.

Pre-school is not mandatory schooling though. Kindergarten is the start of mandatory/regular schooling. If we can put Pre-K....then I can do 2002 as well :P.

Subject: Re: What Was The World Like When You Started School?

Written By: mxcrashxm on 04/30/17 at 11:26 pm


Pre-school is not mandatory schooling though. Kindergarten is the start of mandatory/regular schooling. If we can put Pre-K....then I can do 2002 as well :P.
Oh, I know ;); however, the question was what was the world like when I began school which led me to that answer. I've been in that setting since that year. Besides, I started elementary early anyway since the preschool was integrated.

Subject: Re: What Was The World Like When You Started School?

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/30/17 at 11:29 pm


Oh, I know ;); however, the question was what was the world like when I began school which led me to that answer. I've been in that setting since that year. Besides, I started elementary early anyway since the preschool was integrated.

Sucks for you....so basically you were in school from 1996 until 2011 or 2012. Damn, that's 15-16 years.

Subject: Re: What Was The World Like When You Started School?

Written By: mxcrashxm on 04/30/17 at 11:32 pm


Sucks for you....so basically you were in school from 1996 until 2011 or 2012. Damn, that's 15-16 years.
;D ;D ;D

Not really. I actually benefitted from having an early education experience, and I'm still in school today although I'm possibly graduating with an associate's. :)

Subject: Re: What Was The World Like When You Started School?

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/30/17 at 11:34 pm


;D ;D ;D

Not really. I actually benefitted from having an early education experience, and I'm still in school today although I'm possibly graduating with an associate's. :)

Makes it even worse.....21 years of schooling and counting ;D ;D ;D.

Subject: Re: What Was The World Like When You Started School?

Written By: mxcrashxm on 04/30/17 at 11:36 pm


Makes it even worse.....21 years of schooling and counting ;D ;D ;D.
Naw, I'm not worried. ;D ;D ;D Education is the key! :) ;)

Subject: Re: What Was The World Like When You Started School?

Written By: #Infinity on 05/01/17 at 12:37 am


For those in bold, you began school on Labor day in 2004? ??? and you started HS exactly 2 weeks before I did.


It might have been the week before, I don't remember exactly.

Subject: Re: What Was The World Like When You Started School?

Written By: mxcrashxm on 05/01/17 at 1:42 pm


It might have been the week before, I don't remember exactly.
It's weird that despite being in the same city/county we began school at different times through out the years. Maybe it had to do with us being in different school districts.

Subject: Re: What Was The World Like When You Started School?

Written By: #Infinity on 05/01/17 at 1:59 pm


It's weird that despite being in the same city/county we began school at different times through out the years. Maybe it had to do with us being in different school districts.


I thought you were also HS Class of 2011?  ???

Subject: Re: What Was The World Like When You Started School?

Written By: mxcrashxm on 05/01/17 at 2:17 pm


I thought you were also HS Class of 2011?  ???
I am, but it seems we started on different days for both MS and HS because we may have been in two different school districts.

Subject: Re: What Was The World Like When You Started School?

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 05/01/17 at 2:19 pm


I think I played a part in inspiring you ;).


Indeed you did. ;)

Anyways, here's some others for me.

Middle School (August 1998)

President of the United States: Bill Clinton
#1 Movie: Blade
#1 Song: The Boy is Mine by Brandy and Monica
#1 TV Show: ER
#1 College Football Team: Ohio State Buckeyes
Number of Sites on the World Wide Web: 2,410,067
Price of a Gallon of Gas: $1.06 a gallon
Most Popular Video Games: Banjo Kazooie, Gran Tourismo
Top News Stories: Monica Lewinsky Scandal, Embassy Bombings in Africa

High School (August 2001)

President of the United States: George W. Bush
#1 Movie: American Pie 2
#1 Song: Fallin' by Alicia Keys
#1 TV Show: Friends
#1 College Football Team: Florida Gators
Number of Sites on the World Wide Web: 29,254,370
Price of a Gallon of Gas: $1.46 a gallon
Most Popular Video Games: Gran Tourimso 3, Final Fantasy X
Top News Stories: Alabama Supreme Court Ten Commandments controversy, Angola Train Attack, Aaliyah dies in plain crash

College (September 2005)

President of the United States: George W. Bush
#1 Movie: Just Like Heaven
#1 Song: We Belong Together by Mariah Carey
#1 TV Show: American Idol
#1 College Football Team: USC Trojans
Number of Sites on the World Wide Web: 64,780,617
Price of a Gallon of Gas: $2.30 a gallon
Most Popular Video Games: Gran Tourismo 4, Madden NFL 06
Top News Stories: Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Danish Muhammad cartoon controversy

Subject: Re: What Was The World Like When You Started School?

Written By: 2001 on 05/01/17 at 2:30 pm

Are we doing pre-school, or kindergarten? I'm going to do the former since it's slightly more interesting. ;D

September 1995

Prime Minister of Canada: Jean Chr├ętien
#1 Movie: Mortal Kombat
#1 Song: Gangsta's Paradise by Coolio ft. L.V.
#1 Album: Dangerous Minds Soundtrack
#1 TV Show: ER
Number of Sites on the World Wide Web: 23,500 websites
Price of a litre of gas: 52 cents
Price of a Toronto transit token: $1.30 (today it's $3.00)
Most Popular Video games: Super Mario World 2, Tekken 2
Top News Stories: Quebec Independence Referendum, release of Windows 95, NATO airstrikes in Bosnia start, announcement of the DVD

Subject: Re: What Was The World Like When You Started School?

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 05/01/17 at 5:40 pm

Two more from me:

Middle School (September 2010)

President of the United States: Barack Obama
#1 Movie: The American
#1 Song: "Love the Way You Lie" by Eminem ft. Rihanna
#1 TV Show: American Idol
#1 College Football Team: Alabama Crimson Tide
Number of Sites on the World Wide Web: 206,956,723
Price of a Gallon of Gas: $2.72 a gallon
Most Popular Video Games: Red Dead Redemption, Mass Effect 2, BioShock 2, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Dead Rising 2, Halo: Reach, God of War III, FIFA 11
Top News Stories: No real significant news during this month.



High School (August 26, 2013)

President of the United States: Barack Obama
#1 Movie: The Butler
#1 Song: "Blurred Lines" by Robin Thicke ft. T.I. and Pharrell
#1 TV Show: NCIS
#1 College Football Team: Alabama Crimson Tide
Number of Sites on the World Wide Web: 672,985,183
Price of a Gallon of Gas: $3.54 a gallon (exactly on 8/26/13)
Most Popular Video Games: BioShock Infinite, Saints Row IV, The Last of Us, Tomb Raider (2013), Injustice: Gods Among Us
Top News Stories: 30th MTV Video Music Awards (August 25, 2013): Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift & Bruno Mars win

Subject: Re: What Was The World Like When You Started School?

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/01/17 at 10:59 pm

I started school in September 1962. At that time...

Prime Minister of the UK: Harold Macmillan
#1 Movie: "The Music Man" (the following month: "The Longest Day")
#1 Song: I Remember You by Frank Ifield
#1 TV Show: University Challenge
#1 Football Team: Everton FC
Number of Sites on the World Wide Web: Zero. Research into packet switching started in the early 1960s, and packet switched networks such as the ARPANET.
Price of a Gallon of Petrol: 5 shillings (25p)
Most popular board game: Monopoly
Top News Stories: Cuban Missile Crisis: The first consignment of Soviet R-12 (called SS-4 by NATO) offensive missiles arrived in Cuba, on board the freighter Omsk. The medium range ballistic missiles, which could be fitted with nuclear warheads and could strike targets in the U.S. within 2,000 km or 1,300 miles of Cuba.

Subject: Re: What Was The World Like When You Started School?

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 05/02/17 at 9:17 am


I started school in September 1962. At that time...

Prime Minister of the UK: Harold Macmillan
#1 Movie: "The Music Man" (the following month: "The Longest Day")
#1 Song: I Remember You by Frank Ifield
#1 TV Show: University Challenge
#1 Football Team: Everton FC
Number of Sites on the World Wide Web: Zero. Research into packet switching started in the early 1960s, and packet switched networks such as the ARPANET.
Price of a Gallon of Petrol: 5 shillings (25p)
Most popular board game: Monopoly
Top News Stories: Cuban Missile Crisis: The first consignment of Soviet R-12 (called SS-4 by NATO) offensive missiles arrived in Cuba, on board the freighter Omsk. The medium range ballistic missiles, which could be fitted with nuclear warheads and could strike targets in the U.S. within 2,000 km or 1,300 miles of Cuba.


Thanks for the contribution Philip. I was getting worried that I was going to be the oldest poster in this thread, but you've got me beat by 30 years. ;D ;)

Subject: Re: What Was The World Like When You Started School?

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 05/02/17 at 1:08 pm


Thanks for the contribution Philip. I was getting worried that I was going to be the oldest poster in this thread, but you've got me beat by 30 years. ;D ;)

Philip is old AF :o.

Subject: Re: What Was The World Like When You Started School?

Written By: HazelBlue99 on 05/02/17 at 4:17 pm


Philip is old AF :o.


That's not nice.

Subject: Re: What Was The World Like When You Started School?

Written By: Howard on 05/02/17 at 4:52 pm

How far are we talking when you say "school" cause I started Kindergarten in 1979. ???

Subject: Re: What Was The World Like When You Started School?

Written By: Alexander1956 on 05/02/17 at 4:57 pm

Kindergarten (September 1961)
President of the United States: John F. Kennedy
#1 Movie:  The Parent Trap
#1 Song:  Michael by The Highwaymen
#1 TV Show:  Wagon Train
#1 College Football Team:  Iowa Hawkeyes
Number of Sites on the World Wide Web:  Zero
Price of a Gallon of Gas: 27 cents
Top News Stories:  Berlin Crisis

Middle School (September 1967)
President of the United States:  Lyndon B. Johnson
#1 Movie:  Bonnie and Clyde
#1 Song: Ode to Billie Joe by Bobbie Gentry
#1 TV Show:  The Andy Griffith Show
#1 College Football Team:  Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Number of Sites on the World Wide Web:  Zero
Price of a Gallon of Gas:  33 cents
Top News Stories:  South Vietnam's Presidential elections.

High School (September 1970)
President of the United States:  Richard Nixon
#1 Movie:  Diary of a Mad Housewife
#1 Song:  War by Edwin Star
#1 TV Show:  Marcus Welby, M.D.
#1 College Football Team:  Texas Longhorns
Number of Sites on the World Wide Web:  Zero
Price of a Gallon of Gas:  36 cents
Top News Stories: Assassination attempt against King Hussein of Jordan, Dawson's Field hijackings, death of Jimi Hendrix.

College (September 1974)
President of the United States: Gerald Ford
#1 Movie:  The Longest Yard
#1 Song:  (You're) Having My Baby by Paul Anka and Odia Coates
#1 TV Show:  All in the Family
#1 College Football Team:  Oklahoma Sooners
Number of Sites on the World Wide Web:  Zero
Price of a Gallon of Gas: 55 cents
Top News Stories:  Watergate Scandal: President Gerald Ford pardons former president Richard Nixon.

Subject: Re: What Was The World Like When You Started School?

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 05/02/17 at 4:59 pm


That's not nice.

??? It was just an observation. I didn't make fun of him because of his age :-\\.

Subject: Re: What Was The World Like When You Started School?

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 05/02/17 at 5:02 pm


How far are we talking when you say "school" cause I started Kindergarten in 1979. ???

You can do Pre-K, Kindergarten, Middle School, High School or College (either one of them, more than one or all....it's up to you).

Subject: Re: What Was The World Like When You Started School?

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 05/02/17 at 5:07 pm


Kindergarten (September 1961)
President of the United States: John F. Kennedy
#1 Movie:  The Parent Trap
#1 Song:  Michael by The Highwaymen
#1 TV Show:  Wagon Train
#1 College Football Team:  Iowa Hawkeyes
Number of Sites on the World Wide Web:  Zero
Price of a Gallon of Gas: 27 cents
Top News Stories:  Berlin Crisis

Middle School (September 1967)
President of the United States:  Lyndon B. Johnson
#1 Movie:  Bonnie and Clyde
#1 Song: Ode to Billie Joe by Bobbie Gentry
#1 TV Show:  The Andy Griffith Show
#1 College Football Team:  Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Number of Sites on the World Wide Web:  Zero
Price of a Gallon of Gas:  33 cents
Top News Stories:  South Vietnam's Presidential elections.

High School (September 1970)
President of the United States:  Richard Nixon
#1 Movie:  Diary of a Mad Housewife
#1 Song:  War by Edwin Star
#1 TV Show:  Marcus Welby, M.D.
#1 College Football Team:  Texas Longhorns
Number of Sites on the World Wide Web:  Zero
Price of a Gallon of Gas:  36 cents
Top News Stories: Assassination attempt against King Hussein of Jordan, Dawson's Field hijackings, death of Jimi Hendrix.

College (September 1974)
President of the United States: Gerald Ford
#1 Movie:  The Longest Yard
#1 Song:  (You're) Having My Baby by Paul Anka and Odia Coates
#1 TV Show:  All in the Family
#1 College Football Team:  Oklahoma Sooners
Number of Sites on the World Wide Web:  Zero
Price of a Gallon of Gas: 55 cents
Top News Stories:  Watergate Scandal: President Gerald Ford pardons former president Richard Nixon.


This is totally off topic, but since this is my topic I can go there. ;)

Do you remember the JFK assassination?

Subject: Re: What Was The World Like When You Started School?

Written By: AmericanGirl on 05/02/17 at 5:11 pm

Question to any of you - is there a good resource to get all of this cool info?  ???

Subject: Re: What Was The World Like When You Started School?

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 05/02/17 at 5:15 pm


Question to any of you - is there a good resource to get all of this cool info?  ???


Sadly, I don't think there's any "one stop shop" where you can look it all up on a single website. I had to Google each individual item to find them all out on different sites. It was quite time consuming.

Subject: Re: What Was The World Like When You Started School?

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 05/02/17 at 5:19 pm


Question to any of you - is there a good resource to get all of this cool info?  ???



Sadly, I don't think there's any "one stop shop" where you can look it all up on a single website. I had to Google each individual item to find them all out on different sites. It was quite time consuming.

AmericanGirl, basically what mach!ne_he@d said.

Subject: Re: What Was The World Like When You Started School?

Written By: Howard on 05/02/17 at 5:47 pm


You can do Pre-K, Kindergarten, Middle School, High School or College (either one of them, more than one or all....it's up to you).


I was only 5 years old or just about to turn 5 in March of 1979.

Subject: Re: What Was The World Like When You Started School?

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 05/02/17 at 6:05 pm


I was only 5 years old or just about to turn 5 in March of 1979.

Fill out the info......:).

Subject: Re: What Was The World Like When You Started School?

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/02/17 at 6:23 pm


Philip is old AF :o.
Yes I am old, but I am happy.

Subject: Re: What Was The World Like When You Started School?

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/02/17 at 6:28 pm


Philip is old AF :o.
I would not describe it as that, just wait for when your bones start creaking every time you move.

Subject: Re: What Was The World Like When You Started School?

Written By: Alexander1956 on 05/02/17 at 6:31 pm


This is totally off topic, but since this is my topic I can go there. ;)

Do you remember the JFK assassination?


Impossible to forget. I was at school when President Kennedy was shot. The principal came into our classroom and told us the news and after that we were sent home. I was 7 at the time so I couldn't really grasp what was happening but I do remember my teacher crying and the whole class was just stunned into silence.

Subject: Re: What Was The World Like When You Started School?

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/02/17 at 6:34 pm


Impossible to forget. I was at school when President Kennedy was shot. The principal came into our classroom and told us the news and after that we were sent home. I was 7 at the time so I couldn't really grasp what was happening but I do remember my teacher crying and the whole class was just stunned into silence.
btw, I do not recall JFK's assassination, but do remember hearing Bobby Kennedy's assassination on a new report on the radio.

Subject: Re: What Was The World Like When You Started School?

Written By: 2001 on 05/02/17 at 6:43 pm


Impossible to forget. I was at school when President Kennedy was shot. The principal came into our classroom and told us the news and after that we were sent home. I was 7 at the time so I couldn't really grasp what was happening but I do remember my teacher crying and the whole class was just stunned into silence.


That's very fascinating. :o

Subject: Re: What Was The World Like When You Started School?

Written By: Alexander1956 on 05/02/17 at 7:15 pm


btw, I do not recall JFK's assassination, but do remember hearing Bobby Kennedy's assassination on a new report on the radio.


Yeah, I remember a special report on TV when he was shot.

Subject: Re: What Was The World Like When You Started School?

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 05/02/17 at 7:17 pm


Yes I am old, but I am happy.



I would not describe it as that, just wait for when your bones start creaking every time you move.

I don't want to wait for that ;D.


Impossible to forget. I was at school when President Kennedy was shot. The principal came into our classroom and told us the news and after that we were sent home. I was 7 at the time so I couldn't really grasp what was happening but I do remember my teacher crying and the whole class was just stunned into silence.

That's fascinating. Thanks for sharing.

Subject: Re: What Was The World Like When You Started School?

Written By: AmericanGirl on 05/02/17 at 10:05 pm

Thanks for the hand up - I'll give it a shot now.  This is for September 8, 1965

President of the United States: Lyndon B. Johnson
U.K. Prime Minister: Harold Wilson
#1 Movie: Morituri
#1 Song: Help! / The Beatles
#1 Album: Out Of Our Heads / Rolling Stones
#1 TV Show: Bonanza
#1 College Football Team: Nebraska Cornhuskers (AP poll - preseason)
Best Selling Book: Up The Down Staircase / Bel Kaufman
Price of a Gallon of Gas: $0.31
Average New Car price: $2,650.00
Top News Stories: Hurricane Betsy, Watts race riots, India/Pakistan war

:)

Subject: Re: What Was The World Like When You Started School?

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 05/02/17 at 10:10 pm


Thanks for the hand up - I'll give it a shot now.  This is for September 8, 1965

President of the United States: Lyndon B. Johnson
U.K. Prime Minister: Harold Wilson
#1 Movie: Morituri
#1 Song: Help! / The Beatles
#1 Album: Out Of Our Heads / Rolling Stones
#1 TV Show: Bonanza
#1 College Football Team: Nebraska Cornhuskers (AP poll - preseason)
Best Selling Book: Up The Down Staircase / Bel Kaufman
Price of a Gallon of Gas: $0.31
Average New Car price: $2,650.00
Top News Stories: Hurricane Betsy, Watts race riots, India/Pakistan war

:)

You did a good job. Very interesting :).

Subject: Re: What Was The World Like When You Started School?

Written By: Alexander1956 on 05/02/17 at 11:07 pm


That's fascinating. Thanks for sharing.


No problem, happy to do it  :).

Subject: Re: What Was The World Like When You Started School?

Written By: Alexander1956 on 05/02/17 at 11:10 pm


Thanks for the hand up - I'll give it a shot now.  This is for September 8, 1965

President of the United States: Lyndon B. Johnson
U.K. Prime Minister: Harold Wilson
#1 Movie: Morituri
#1 Song: Help! / The Beatles
#1 Album: Out Of Our Heads / Rolling Stones
#1 TV Show: Bonanza
#1 College Football Team: Nebraska Cornhuskers (AP poll - preseason)
Best Selling Book: Up The Down Staircase / Bel Kaufman
Price of a Gallon of Gas: $0.31
Average New Car price: $2,650.00
Top News Stories: Hurricane Betsy, Watts race riots, India/Pakistan war

:)


Bonanza! It was one of my favorite shows

Subject: Re: What Was The World Like When You Started School?

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/02/17 at 11:17 pm


Bonanza! It was one of my favorite shows
I remember Bonanza on television, in black and white, my family watched it too.

Subject: Re: What Was The World Like When You Started School?

Written By: Howard on 05/03/17 at 6:56 am


Fill out the info......:).



I wouldn't know where to start. ???

Subject: Re: What Was The World Like When You Started School?

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/03/17 at 7:00 am



I wouldn't know where to start. ???
You start with the top item, research it on Google and fill it in.

Subject: Re: What Was The World Like When You Started School?

Written By: Howard on 05/03/17 at 7:29 am


You start with the top item, research it on Google and fill it in.


I will get the info as soon as I can.

Subject: Re: What Was The World Like When You Started School?

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 05/03/17 at 9:20 am


Impossible to forget. I was at school when President Kennedy was shot. The principal came into our classroom and told us the news and after that we were sent home. I was 7 at the time so I couldn't really grasp what was happening but I do remember my teacher crying and the whole class was just stunned into silence.


Awesome recollections! In a way it's kind of a shame that the JFK assassination is moving so far back into the past. Now most of the people that were teenagers or older on that day are at the least in their 60s, and most are older than that. Quite a few of the key witnesses that were in Dealey Plaza have passed away in recent years, and none of the people who were in the presidential limousine with JFK when he was shot are still living. :\'(

Subject: Re: What Was The World Like When You Started School?

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 05/03/17 at 11:19 am


Awesome recollections! In a way it's kind of a shame that the JFK assassination is moving so far back into the past. Now most of the people that were teenagers or older on that day are at the least in their 60s, and most are older than that. Quite a few of the key witnesses that were in Dealey Plaza have passed away in recent years, and none of the people who were in the presidential limousine with JFK when he was shot are still living. :\'(

Yeah....

Lyndon B. Johnson died in 1973
John Connally died in 1993
Jackie Kennedy died in 1994
Nellie Connally died in 2006

However, Clint Hill...the Secret Service agent that you saw spring up onto the presidential limousine and reach out to Jackie Kennedy.......is still alive. He's 85 :).

Subject: Re: What Was The World Like When You Started School?

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 05/03/17 at 12:21 pm


Yeah....

Lyndon B. Johnson died in 1973
John Connally died in 1993
Jackie Kennedy died in 1994
Nellie Connally died in 2006

However, Clint Hill...the Secret Service agent that you saw spring up onto the presidential limousine and reach out to Jackie Kennedy.......is still alive. He's 85 :).


I would also add to that list the two Secret Service agents that were in the front seat of JFK's limo. Bill Greer, who was driving, and Roy Kellerman, who was in the passenger seat. They both died in the 1980's I believe.

But yeah I'm glad that Clint Hill is still alive and kicking. He was actually about the same age I am now back in 1963 (I think he was 32), and to think that he has lived such a long prosperous life after being involved in that tragic event is nice.

Subject: Re: What Was The World Like When You Started School?

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 05/03/17 at 12:51 pm


I would also add to that list the two Secret Service agents that were in the front seat of JFK's limo. Bill Greer, who was driving, and Roy Kellerman, who was in the passenger seat. They both died in the 1980's I believe.

But yeah I'm glad that Clint Hill is still alive and kicking. He was actually about the same age I am now back in 1963 (I think he was 32), and to think that he has lived such a long prosperous life after being involved in that tragic event is nice.

Clint Hill was born Jan. 4, 1932...so he was 31 years old on Nov. 22, 1963. However, being age 30 and 31 are essentially the same :P.

Subject: Re: What Was The World Like When You Started School?

Written By: Howard on 05/03/17 at 4:02 pm

President of the United States: Jimmy Carter
U.K. Prime Minister: Margaret Thatcher
#1 Movie: Deer Hunter
#1 Song: I Will Survive Gloria Gaynor
#1 Album: Spirits Having Flown Bee Gees
#1 TV Show: Family Feud
#1 College Football Team: I have no idea 
Best Selling Book: I have no idea
Price of a Gallon of Gas: 86 cents
Average New Car price: I don't know
Top News Stories: Michael Jackson releases Off The Wall album

Subject: Re: What Was The World Like When You Started School?

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 05/03/17 at 5:49 pm


President of the United States: Jimmy Carter
U.K. Prime Minister: Margaret Thatcher
#1 Movie: Deer Hunter
#1 Song: I Will Survive Gloria Gaynor
#1 Album: Spirits Having Flown Bee Gees
#1 TV Show: Family Feud
#1 College Football Team: I have no idea 
Best Selling Book: I have no idea
Price of a Gallon of Gas: 86 cents
Average New Car price: I don't know
Top News Stories: Michael Jackson releases Off The Wall album

The part I bolded wasn't one of the topics of the list.

However, otherwise you did a nice job :).

Subject: Re: What Was The World Like When You Started School?

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/03/17 at 7:11 pm

I started secondary school in September 1969. At that time...

Prime Minister of the UK: Harold Wilson
#1 Movie: "Easy Rider" (the following month: "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid")
#1 Song: "In The Year 2525 (Exordium and Terminus)" by  Zager and Evans
#1 TV Show: Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)
#1 Football Team: Leeds United
Number of Sites on the World Wide Web: Zero. ARPANET development began with two network nodes which were interconnected between the Network Measurement Center at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science directed by Leonard Kleinrock, and the NLS system at SRI International (SRI) by Douglas Engelbart in Menlo Park, California, on 29 October 1969.
Price of a Gallon of Petrol: $0.33, cannot find the UK pricing.
Most popular board game: I remember playing Cluedo back then.
Top News Stories: July: Apollo Moon Landing, September: The Beatles release their Abbey Road album.

Subject: Re: What Was The World Like When You Started School?

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/03/17 at 7:58 pm


I started secondary school in September 1969. At that time...

Prime Minister of the UK: Harold Wilson
#1 Movie: "Easy Rider" (the following month: "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid")
#1 Song: "In The Year 2525 (Exordium and Terminus)" by  Zager and Evans
#1 TV Show: Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)
#1 Football Team: Leeds United
Number of Sites on the World Wide Web: Zero. ARPANET development began with two network nodes which were interconnected between the Network Measurement Center at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science directed by Leonard Kleinrock, and the NLS system at SRI International (SRI) by Douglas Engelbart in Menlo Park, California, on 29 October 1969.
Price of a Gallon of Petrol: $0.33, cannot find the UK pricing.
Most popular board game: I remember playing Cluedo back then.
Top News Stories: July: Apollo Moon Landing, September: The Beatles release their Abbey Road album.

In the last year of my primary school, I recall working on a project on the space race and the US conquest for space. Of anything, I should still have it at home.

Subject: Re: What Was The World Like When You Started School?

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/03/17 at 8:10 pm


Impossible to forget. I was at school when President Kennedy was shot. The principal came into our classroom and told us the news and after that we were sent home. I was 7 at the time so I couldn't really grasp what was happening but I do remember my teacher crying and the whole class was just stunned into silence.
A thought provoking time, especially for the innocent young. This reminds me of the news footage of President Bush attending a school for a book reading at the time when 9/11 happened, and the confusion concerned.

Subject: Re: What Was The World Like When You Started School?

Written By: Howard on 05/04/17 at 5:27 am


The part I bolded wasn't one of the topics of the list.

However, otherwise you did a nice job :).


Thanks.

Subject: Re: What Was The World Like When You Started School?

Written By: Rainbowz on 03/24/18 at 11:02 pm

I remember when I started school the earth was flat.

Subject: Re: What Was The World Like When You Started School?

Written By: 2001 on 03/24/18 at 11:30 pm


I remember when I started school the earth was flat.


Ermm it still is

Subject: Re: What Was The World Like When You Started School?

Written By: Wobo on 03/25/18 at 12:04 am

Around September 2009.

President of the United States: Barack Hussein Obama
#1 Movie: Avatar
#1 Song: I Gotta Feeling
#1 TV Show: American Idol (?)
#1 College Football Team: ???
Number of Sites on the World Wide Web: A Million possibly.
Price of a Gallon of Gas: Could've been 1.10 or 1.06
Most Popular Video games: Guitar Hero 5,Madden NFL 10,
Batman: Arkham Asylum. (Games possibly popular when I started school)
Top News Stories: Health Care

Subject: Re: What Was The World Like When You Started School?

Written By: nally on 03/25/18 at 12:23 am

Well, I know that Ronald Reagan was President of the United States. When I started preschool, he was running for reelection. A year later, when I started kindergarten, he was into his second term.

"What's Love Got To Do With It" by Tina Turner was the #1 song in the U.S. in September of 1984 (the month I started preschool).
A year later, it was "St. Elmo's Fire (Man in Motion)" by John Parr (September 1985).

Subject: Re: What Was The World Like When You Started School?

Written By: Dundee on 03/25/18 at 1:03 pm

Oh the OP is born 10 years before me!


I was inspired by some of the other topics similar to this, and thought this would be an interesting one.

I started kindergarten in September 1992 2002. At that time...

President of the United States: George H. W. Bush George W. Bush
#1 Movie: Honeymoon in Vegas A movie I never watched called "Signs"
#1 Song: End of the Road by Boyz II Men Dilemma by Nelly x Kelly
#1 TV Show: 60 Minutes Me I was watching Dexter's Lab, not to be confused with Dexter's Bloody Lab, that's another series
#1 College Football Team: Miami Hurricanes Who cares
Number of Sites on the World Wide Web: 10 websitesThere was Google and Wikipedia on it, so that's at least 2 I know of
Price of a Gallon of Gas: 95 cents Didn't ride back then
Most Popular Video games: Wolfenstien 3D, Super Mario Kart, Mega Man 4
Wolfenstein DS, Super Mario Kart: Vice City, Mega Man 28
Top News Stories: Clinton/Bush presidential election, aftermath of Hurricane Andrew, and the Nicaraguan earthquake Whatever happened in September 2002, probably like 9/11 1 year commemorary


See, close enough  8)
#wheresmy90skidbadge ;D

Subject: Re: What Was The World Like When You Started School?

Written By: Wobo on 03/25/18 at 1:42 pm

I started Middle School in August 2015
President of the United States: Barack Hussein Obama
#1 Movie: Straight Out of Compton (it released 1 day before I started school and it grossed alot of money that weekend)
#1 Song: Can't Feel My Face-The Weekend.
#1 TV Show:  Empire (maybe?)
#1 College Football Team: ???
Number of Sites on the World Wide Web: A Billion
Price of a Gallon of Gas: Around 2.49
Most Popular Video games: Madden NFL 16, Minecraft,Gear Of War: Ultimate Edition,GTAV,The Technomancer,Until Dawn.
Top News Stories: Train Attack stopped by Americans and a British in France,ISIS destroys a ancient temple in Palmyra,Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras resigns.

Subject: Re: What Was The World Like When You Started School?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 03/25/18 at 1:55 pm


I started secondary school in September 1969. At that time...

Prime Minister of the UK: Harold Wilson
#1 Movie: "Easy Rider" (the following month: "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid")
#1 Song: "In The Year 2525 (Exordium and Terminus)" by  Zager and Evans
#1 TV Show: Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)
#1 Football Team: Leeds United
Number of Sites on the World Wide Web: Zero. ARPANET development began with two network nodes which were interconnected between the Network Measurement Center at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science directed by Leonard Kleinrock, and the NLS system at SRI International (SRI) by Douglas Engelbart in Menlo Park, California, on 29 October 1969.
Price of a Gallon of Petrol: $0.33, cannot find the UK pricing.
Most popular board game: I remember playing Cluedo back then.
Top News Stories: July: Apollo Moon Landing, September: The Beatles release their Abbey Road album.




That was when I entered 1st grade.

This side of the pond:

President: Richard M. Nixon
Top Movie:  Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (Released in Oct.)
Top Song: Sugar, Sugar-The Archies (Sept. 20th)
Top TV Show: Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (Sock it to me.)
Major News Stories: Vietnam War, Manson murders (Aug), Woodstock (Aug), Moonwalk (July)


Cat

Subject: Re: What Was The World Like When You Started School?

Written By: Howard on 03/25/18 at 2:35 pm

How far are we going back cause I will say Kindergarten and I started Kindergarten in September Of 1979.

Subject: Re: What Was The World Like When You Started School?

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 03/25/18 at 3:41 pm


Around September 2009.

#1 College Football Team: ???
Number of Sites on the World Wide Web: A Million possibly.
Price of a Gallon of Gas: Could've been 1.10 or 1.06

I'll do some of the list for you:

#1 College Football Team: University of Florida Gators
Number of Sites on the World Wide Web: 238,027,855
Price of a Gallon of Gas: $2.59


I started Middle School in August 2015

#1 College Football Team: ???
Number of Sites on the World Wide Web: A Billion
Price of a Gallon of Gas: Around 2.49


#1 College Football Team: Ohio State University Buckeyes
Number of Sites on the World Wide Web: 863,105,652
Price of a Gallon of Gas: $2.59

Subject: Re: What Was The World Like When You Started School?

Written By: Wobo on 03/25/18 at 3:46 pm


I'll do some of the list for you:

#1 College Football Team: University of Florida Gators
Number of Sites on the World Wide Web: 238,027,855
Price of a Gallon of Gas: $2.59

#1 College Football Team: Ohio State University Buckeyes
Number of Sites on the World Wide Web: 863,105,652
Price of a Gallon of Gas: $2.59

Thanks.  :)

Subject: Re: What Was The World Like When You Started School?

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 03/25/18 at 4:18 pm


Thanks.  :)

You're welcome! :)

Subject: Re: What Was The World Like When You Started School?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 03/25/18 at 4:21 pm


How far are we going back cause I will say Kindergarten and I started Kindergarten in September Of 1979.



Whatever you want, Howard.



Cat

Subject: Re: What Was The World Like When You Started School?

Written By: Howard on 03/26/18 at 5:55 am

President: Jimmy Carter
Film: Kramer vs.Kramer
Song: Good Times, Chic
TV Show: Benson

Subject: Re: What Was The World Like When You Started School?

Written By: Wobo on 07/19/18 at 11:57 am

I'm starting high school on September 4th of this year, so i'm defintely gonna try to give you guys an update of what's gonna happen that day.

Subject: Re: What Was The World Like When You Started School?

Written By: mqg96 on 07/19/18 at 10:10 pm

I can either do August 2001 or Fall 2001 - Spring 2002.

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Subject: Re: What Was The World Like When You Started School?

Written By: mqg96 on 07/19/18 at 10:18 pm


I'll do some of the list for you:

#1 College Football Team: University of Florida Gators
Number of Sites on the World Wide Web: 238,027,855
Price of a Gallon of Gas: $2.59

#1 College Football Team: Ohio State University Buckeyes
Number of Sites on the World Wide Web: 863,105,652
Price of a Gallon of Gas: $2.59


Those are the last 2 defending national champions in college football I wanted to see you post along with Alabama of course  :-X :-\\ >:(  8-P

Subject: Re: What Was The World Like When You Started School?

Written By: whistledog on 07/20/18 at 2:13 pm

There were no cellphones or internet.  Everyone who had a TV had a CRT (some still using black and white).  People listened to walkman cassette players when out and video games could not be played for hours on end because the graphics were so basic, the fun factor died quick

Subject: Re: What Was The World Like When You Started School?

Written By: 2001 on 07/20/18 at 2:15 pm


There were no cellphones or internet.  Everyone who had a TV had a CRT (some still using black and white).  People listened to walkman cassette players when out and video games could not be played for hours on end because the graphics were so basic, the fun factor died quick


You're not that old :P

Golden age of arcade gaming was in the late 1970s  8)

Subject: Re: What Was The World Like When You Started School?

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/20/18 at 2:28 pm

My world when at school was in black and white!

Subject: Re: What Was The World Like When You Started School?

Written By: Howard on 07/20/18 at 4:58 pm

I started High School in 1988 and this was way before cellphones and computers came into existence.

Subject: Re: What Was The World Like When You Started School?

Written By: Wobo on 07/20/18 at 5:11 pm


I started High School in 1988 and this was way before cellphones and computers came into existence.

And i'm starting highschool in 2018, do you feel old?

Subject: Re: What Was The World Like When You Started School?

Written By: Howard on 07/20/18 at 5:43 pm


And i'm starting highschool in 2018, do you feel old?


That was 30 years ago so Yes I guess I feel old.

Subject: Re: What Was The World Like When You Started School?

Written By: meesa on 07/20/18 at 6:58 pm

With observations, if any I recall.
elementary school:
President of the United States: Gerald Ford
#1 Movie: Jaws
#1 Song: Rhinestone Cowboy -Glen Campbell -still hate this song. My Aunt who was more like a big sister and just a few years my senior, made me wear a big cowboy hat and 'perform' it and Long Tall Texan by the Beach Boys in front of the grown ups after she requested it from the local radio station.
#1 TV Show: All in the Family -I didn't see this show until I was a bit older because my G'pa didn't like it  ;D
#1 College Football Team: Oklahoma Sooners
Number of Sites on the World Wide Web: Al Gore hadn't invented it yet I don't think
Price of a Gallon of Gas: 57 cents
Most Popular Video games: Gun Fight or Shark Jaws
Top News Stories: A day or so after my first day of school, Squeaky Fromme attempted to assassinate Pres. Ford. I remember the grown ups talking about it when I was trying to show my Grandma the picture that I had colored of the Letter People Mr B (Beautiful Buttons).

middle school the school I attended had switched from JR High format to Middle school that year, so we got to go with the big kids 'early'
President of the United States: Ronald Reagan
#1 Movie: Raiders of the Lost Ark
#1 Song: Endless Love- Diana Ross and Lionel Richie was the top mainstream, but at this point I was (mostly) listening to all of the New Wave and alternative that I could get my hands on- which wasn't a wide variety but I loved what I could get.
#1 TV Show: Dallas
#1 College Football Team: honestly no clue
Number of Sites on the World Wide Web: if Al had invented it by then I didn't know anything about it.
Price of a Gallon of Gas: $1.22 to $1.31 depending upon which reporting source you trust.
Most Popular Video games: Donkey Kong, Galaga, Ms PacMan - Ms Pacman was my personal favorite
Top News Stories:  Sandra Day O'connor was appointed that spring and would be sworn in at the end of the month.

High School
President of the United States: still Ronald Reagan
#1 Movie: TightRope. I don't remember this film at all. From this year I remember GhostBusters best.
#1 Song: What's Love Got to Do With It Tina Turner. Nothing against Tina because she's fabulous, but by this time I was completely in love with David Bowie by then, and Blue Jean came out that fall. I wore out the VHS dub I made of both the nusic video and the Jazzin' for Blue Jean movie short.  :)
#1 TV Show: Dynasty (whatever, I was a fan of two TV things at the time- DOOL for the Bo + Hope supercouple drama and all of the videos on MTV)
#1 College Football Team: still no clue sorry
Number of Sites on the World Wide Web: not even a blip on my radar sorry.
Price of a Gallon of Gas: $1.13
Most Popular Video games: If I remember right, my friend got NES and we played Duck Hunt. But- I could be wrong. I remember loving the console game Marble Madness although I think that was later in the year or the next year after...
Top News Stories:  Space shuttle Discovery launched it's first mission. Earlier this same year, Pres Reagan announced Teachers in Space project.

Thanks, this was a lot of fun!

Subject: Re: What Was The World Like When You Started School?

Written By: violet_shy on 07/20/18 at 7:28 pm

Elementary School:

Year: 1985
President of the United States: Ronald Reagan
Number one song was: Money for nothing by Dire Straits
Number one movie: Back to the Future
Number one TV Show: Miami Vice
Popular video game(s): Super Mario Bros.

Subject: Re: What Was The World Like When You Started School?

Written By: ofkx on 07/22/18 at 6:48 pm

ooo this is interesting
I started school on August 28 2007:
President of the United States: George W. Bush.
#1 Movie: Halloween. (What even is this movie? I've never heard of it)
#1 Song: Beautiful Girls by Sean Kingston.
#1 TV Show:Curb Your Enthusiasm apparently? Idk how accurate this is.
Number of Sites on the World Wide Web: ~121 million
Most Popular Video games:Probably Bioshock and Halo #.
Top News Stories: (used the Wayback machine on CNN's site for this) "Expectant Father Scott Baio renewed", "Teen sells hacked iPhone for 'sweet' car"

Middle school: August 30 2014:
President of the United States: Barack Obama
#1 Movie: Guardians Of The Galaxy. (One of my all time favorite movies :D. Watched in cinema too)
#1 Song: Rude by Magic!, a really good song.
#1 TV Show: How To Get Away With Murder. (Never watched this show but it seems meh)
Number of Sites on the World Wide Web: ~968 million
Most Popular Video games: From memory: Destiny, Titanfall, Southpark.
Top News Stories: "EU official: Russia forces in Ukraine unacceptable", "Joan Rivers ill after cardiac arrest"

High School: September 4 2016:
President of the United States: Barack Obama.
#1 Movie: Don't Breathe. (I watched this in cinema but I can't remember what it was about ;D. I think it had that guy from 13 reasons why though?)
#1 Song: Closer by The Chainsmokers (ew)
#1 TV Show: Atlanta.
Number of Sites on the World Wide Web: ~1 billion
Most Popular Video games: Uncharted 4, Pokemon GO (Does Pokemon GO count? it was a phone game)
Top News Stories: something something Trump something something Hillary, probably.

Subject: Re: What Was The World Like When You Started School?

Written By: Dundee on 08/02/18 at 5:45 pm

Will try my best! Will go with US stats because they are the easiest to find :/

I started elementary school on September 2 2002:
President of the United States: George W. Bush.
#1 Movie: Signs. Never watched
#1 Song: Dilemma by Nelly. Cute tune :3!
#1 TV Show: Cavegirl, never even heard of it
Number of Sites on the World Wide Web: ~39 million apparently
Most Popular Video games: Grand Theft Auto III I think, cool game
Top News Stories: Can't find much satisfactory, Switzerland became an UN member 1 week later

Middle school: September 1 2009 (Oh God I remember that day so vividly):
President of the United States: Barack Obama
#1 Movie: The Final Destination. Oh no, I actually watched that movie and it's really bad.
#1 Song: I Gotta Feeling! by the Black-Eyed Peas. I dunno what to think of it, but it was so overplayed.
#1 TV Show: My Fair Lady, heard of it but never watched.
Number of Sites on the World Wide Web: ~238 million :o That's impressive growth in only seven years!
Most Popular Video games: Halo 3 and Wii Sports Resort.
Top News Stories: N/A Can't find absolutely anything

High School: September 1 2011: (I somewhat remember it)
President of the United States: Barack Obama still.
#1 Movie: The Help, I remember lots of talk around this movie but I of course never watched it
#1 Song: Last Friday Night (tgif) by Katy Perry. MASSIVE BOP
#1 TV Show: Dark Matters: Twisted But True. I swear I can only find the most random of series to fill in these spots.
Number of Sites on the World Wide Web: ~346 million, I noticed there were less websites in 2010 than in 2009, how come?
Most Popular Video games: It was all about Minecraft Minecraft Minecraft back then
Top News Stories: 10 days before the 10th anniversary of 9/11

It's been 7 years since? No no no can't be :(

Subject: Re: What Was The World Like When You Started School?

Written By: mwalker1996 on 08/12/18 at 11:30 pm


I started High School in 1988 and this was way before cellphones and computers came into existence.
Unless you were those rich kids from save by the bell. People forget that cellphones  were around in the 80s, bu but just wasn't widely used until the late 90s!

Subject: Re: What Was The World Like When You Started School?

Written By: Howard on 08/13/18 at 5:54 am


Unless you were those rich kids from save by the bell. People forget that cellphones  were around in the 80s, bu but just wasn't widely used until the late 90s!


Back in the late 1980's Our Family was still using touch tone phones.

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