The year was 1988, almost 30 years ago now. A perm cost you $20 and an fancy meal was less than $10. Want more 1988 nostalgia? Check out what life was like 29 years ago.
What Life Was Like 29 Years Ago
Best TV shows:
The Wonder Years
The Cosby Show
America’s Most Wanted
The Golden Girls
For the Kids:
Garfield and Friends
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Coming to America
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
A Nightmare on Elm Street
People Born in 1988:
Nintendo Entertainment System
The US population was 244.5 million people and the population of the world was over 5 billion.
Over 1/3 of Yellowstone National Park is destroyed due to more than 250 small different fires and drought of 1988 together destroyed 793,880 acres of the park.
Prince Charles escapes avalanche in Switzerland.
Jamaica was devestated by Hurricane Gilbert.
Lazer Eye Surgery was invented in the US.
“Just do it” was coined by Nike. Another popular slogan was started by Visa, “It’s everywhere you want to be”.
Wrigley Field didn’t have lights until 1988.
Oliver and company was one of the first Disney animated films to include advertisements. More than 30 brands and logos were in the film.
Doppler radar was invented by Christian Andreas Doppler.
Table Tennis, also known as ping pong, became an Olympic sport.
Just do it! Play table tennis because it’s everywhere you want to be. Did I get that right? Either way, 1988 did.