Milwaukee Magazine is celebrating its 31st birthday today. Here are some other things celebrating their 31st birthdays this year:
The Chicken McNugget
Although truly birthed in 1979, the McNugget wasn’t available nationwide until 1983.
The famous “The Price is Right” game debuted on Jan. 3, 1983. A detailed history of the game says it’s never technically been won because no one has ever gotten a perfect score.
During a performance of “Billie Jean” on a TV special in 1983, Michael Jackson first showed the world the Moonwalk.
The Swatch Watch
The affordable timepiece was launched in March 1983 as a last-ditch effort to save the Swiss watchmaking industry. And as history tells us, it succeeded wildly.
Moms with van butt everywhere thank you, Dodge, for introducing the Caravan in 1983.
The place was Florida, Clearwater to be exact, in 1983. But the wings are really good.
The Disney Channel
The channel that launched the careers of Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, Ryan Gosling and Britney Spears – among others – hit the airwaves on April 18, 1983.
“Take a look – it’s in a book.” Although the show stopped producing new episodes in 2006, it’s a birthday worth celebrating.
My Little Pony
The launch of these colorful toys seemed innocent enough in 1983, but the ponies have taken on lives of their own and inspired all sorts of nicknames, activities and cameos.
Microsoft Word was distributed with the November 1983 issue of PC World. (The adorable paper clip office assistant didn’t appear until 20 years later.)
(h/t Mental Floss)