Welcome to October which just so happens to also be the month where I celebrate a birthday.  This year I decided to take a look back at the past few years and see what happened when I was ___.

You would think that, turning 21, I did the requisite drinking binge with friends.  I didn’t.  I did hit Vegas, though…

When I was 21 years old:

  • William Jefferson Clinton was sworn in as the 42nd President of the United States
  • The Dallas Cowboys won the Superbowl
  • Dateline NBC rigged some cars to explode for dramatic effect & got sued by GM
  • A bomb exploded outside the World Trade Center
  • Waco, Texas happened
  • Intel shipped the first P5 Pentium chips
  • The Bulls won the NBA Finals
  • NASA lost radio contact with the Mars Observer 3 days shy of when it was supposed to enter Mars orbit
  • Y2K was mentioned for the first time
  • China tested a nuclear bomb
  • Windows 3.11 was released
  • Doom was released
  • Audrey Hepburn died
  • Knightfall happened
  • Star Trek: Deep Space Nine debuted in syndication
  • Walker, Texas Ranger debuted on CBS
  • The X-Files debuted on Fox
  • Also on TV was SeaquestDSV, Lois & Clark & Animaniacs
  • Jurassic Park roared onto movie screens
  • …so did Army of Darkness