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Happy Birthday Zachary!!!

2015-04-05 11.23.21
Someone special I know is turning 25 today.  This is my #4, the baby of the family.  I have always considered 25 a milestone, because hey let’s face it you’re a quarter of a century old. Zach’s a super, special young man and I just wanted to give him a birthday shout out on my blog today.

So yes if you’re doing the math Zach was born in 1991.  He’s the youngest of four, and he has one older brother, and two older sisters.  Let’s take a little walk down memory lane and look at what was happening in the world in 1991.

President of the USA- George H.W. Bush

Population of the USA– 252,127,402

Newsworthy Events-

The birth of Zachary G. Juedes, in Corona, CA.  A record-setting 10 lbs. 10 oz!

The US and its Allies were at war with Iraq,

Boris Yeltsin was inaugurated as the first freely elected President of the Russian Republic.

Kentucky Fried Chicken officially changed its name to KFC.

 

Popular quotes from 1991-

“The few, the proud, the Marines”
– United States Marines ad

“The quicker picker-upper”
-Bounty paper towels

“Hasta La Vista Baby”
– Arnold Schwarzenegger, in ‘The Terminator 2: Judgement Day’

 

Sports events worth noting in 1991-

Superbowl XXV Champions – New York Giants, cost of a Superbowl ad: $800,000

World Series Champs – Minnesota Twins

NBA Champions – Chicago Bulls

 

WWW is born-
Tim Berners-Lee came up with the idea of making ‘links’ on his own computer, then others, creating “The Information Mine” (TIM) later renamed the “World Wide Web.” . He renounced patent rights because it “would have thwarted the whole thing. It never would have taken off.”

 

#1 Hits from 1991 included-

Bryan Adams – Everything I Do) I Do It For You 

Paula Abdul – Rush Rush

Marky Mark & the Funky Bunch – Good Vibrations

Michael Bolton – When a Man Loves a Woman

Michael Jackson – Black or White

 

Most Popular Christmas gifts, toys and presents:
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles toys and action figures, Rollerblade Barbie, Super Soaker water gun, K’Nex, Myst

 

Best Film Oscar Winner:
Dances with Wolves

The Big Movies: (according to boxofficemojo)
1. Terminator 2: Judgement Day
2. Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
3. Beauty and the Beast
4. Silence of the Lambs
5. City Slickers
6. Hook
7. The Addams family
8. Sleeping With The Enemy
9. Father of the Bride
10. The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear

 

1991 Most Popular TV shows:
1. 60 Minutes (CBS)
2. Roseanne (ABC)
3. Murphy Brown (CBS)
4. Cheers (NBC)
5. Home Improvement (ABC)
6. Designing Women (CBS)
7. Full House (ABC)
8. Murder, She Wrote (CBS)
9. Major Dad (CBS)
10. Coach (ABC)

So there you have it a few tidbits and trivia from 25 years ago.  I know for myself 25 years ago I was working full-time, raising 4 kids, and life was oh so busy.  How about you? What were you doing in 1991?  Was life full of fun and craziness like mine?  Hoping you enjoy this little walk down memory lane.  Oh, and Happy Birthday Zach!

 

Sources: pop-culture.us and infoplease.com

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