Imagine holding civilians at bay, when every last fiber of your being wants to bring them with you…Peter W. Owens, Marine Poems on the Fall of Saigon I joked recently that I was going to make a list of my favorite things in Oklahoma City’s Asian District with Taco Mayo and the Masquerade Costume Shop […]
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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You can hide ‘neath your covers And study your pain Make crosses from your lovers Throw roses in the rain Waste your summer praying in vain For a savior to rise from these streets… Sit tight, take hold, Thunder Road… –From Springsteen and Thunder Road This post features more than 100 logos from Occupy Wall Street […]
1985 USSR, originally uploaded by Roman on flickr. What is hell? I maintain that it is the suffering of being unable to love.” — From Fyodor Dostoevsky and The Brothers Karamazov Fall of the Soviet Union I’ve been meaning to write about the 20th anniversary of the fall of Soviet Union, which the New York […]
I discovered a new blog today dedicated to Generation X’s most beloved alien, E.T. This Is Your Alien publishes on Tumblr and features vintage pictures of the extra-terrestrial. The Tumblr features a few dozen Gen Xers in E.T. Halloween costumes or devouring E.T. birthday cakes, etc. One of my best friends in high school, A. was in […]
January 28, 2011, is the 25th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster. Generational experts theorize that this event significantly influenced the distrust Generation X has for large institutions. If you were born between 1961 and 1981, leading generational theorists believe you are a member of Generation X. Some experts even say the generation extends as […]
Where were you on January 28, 1986? That was the day seven astronauts including school teacher, Christa McAuliffe, were lost in a catastrophic explosion aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger. It was a defining moment for Generation X, and unbelievably, it’s been 25 years since it happened. The anniversary will be commemorated by a number of organizations including the Challenger Learning […]
It’s been 14 years since the Oklahoma City Bombing. Here are some pictures I took the other day. Oh, it seemed like a holy place, Protected by amazing grace And we would sing right out loud The things we could not say… –From Sad Cafe by the Eagles