Tomorrow is the 25th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall, one of the top 10 most defining moments for Generation X. Google has put together a “Google Doodle” to mark the occasion. The fall of the Berlin Wall was a defining moment for Generation X. The Christmas after the wall fell I bought […]
Notable Gen X Events, Anniversaries and Celebrations
Posts in the Gen X Events and Anniversary archive feature notable and/or historic events that shaped and/or continuing to shape the lives of Gen-Xers, the 13th Generation of Americans.
From Samanta Smith's letter to Yuri Andropov to the seldom-remembered attack on the USS Stark, this archive highlights just a few of the stories that have impacted Gen-Xers. Posts include difficult things we witnessed and endured along with more light-hearted occasions that we celebrated such as the 30th Anniversary of E.T. and the 30th birthday of GIF.
Here is a sample of some of the Gen X events featured in this archive:
- School House Rock Turns 40
- Samantha Smith
- 20th Anniversary of Fall of the Soviet Union / Cold War
- Berlin Wall
- USS Stark Attack
- 30th Anniversary of E.T.
- Where Were You: Space Shuttle Challenger
- Occupy Wall Street Logos
- Birth Control, Abortion (Roe vs. Wade)
- Much more
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I am so wise to think love will prevail. I am so wise. — Rebecca Schaeffer, 1989 Tomorrow, July 18, 2014, is the 25th anniversary of the death of Rebecca Schaeffer. Schaeffer was a 21-year-old Hollywood actress and model who was gunned down in the doorway of her apartment by a crazed stalker. She died […]
Don’t let it be forgot, that once there was a spot, for one brief shining moment, that was known as Camelot. This week we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the assassination of JFK. Gen-Xers don’t remember the day Kennedy was shot. He was inaugurated on January 20, 1961, the year Generation X begins. Nevertheless, we’ve […]
Kennedy 50th Anniversary Assassination Newspaper I picked up a special reprint of the November 23, 1963 Dallas Morning News today. It was at the check-0ut stand at Homeland. The 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s assassination is November 22. November 23, 1963 My Sunday Oklahoman Sometimes, I just sit and look at the newspaper on […]
August Reiger Missing “The brilliant poppy flaunts her head Amidst the ripening grain, And adds her voice to sell the song That August’s here again.” –Helen Winslow Like so many missing person cases, August Reiger’s name remained in the headlines for weeks, but eventually moved out of the news cycle. Reiger is the Oklahoma teenager […]
Schoolhouse Rock Turns 40 Conjunction Junction. What’s your function? Schoolhouse Rock, the cultural common denominator for Generation X, turns 40 On January 13, 2013. The Saturday morning shorts aired between cartoons from 1973 to 1985. They explained grammar, science, history, and math to Gen Xers. Here is the transcript from I’m Just A Bill. Boy: […]
Through the storm we reach the shore You give it all but I want more And I’m waiting for you With or without you… From U2, 1987 37 Sailors Died at Sea On May 17, 1987, 37 U.S. Sailors died when their ship was attacked by the Iraqis. Another and 21 were injured. The Persian […]