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Merry Un30th Birthday

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S: Merry Un30th Birthday to You!

FC: Birthday to You! | 29 | SINCE APRIL 5, 1983 | Merry UN30th

1: was the #1 most popular baby name for girls. Microsoft launched Word, the world’s most popular word processing program. The Trump Tower in New York City was completed. Kilauea began slowly erupting on the Big Island of Hawaii, and it’s still flowing today. Ronald Reagan served his first term as president. Swatch introduced its first watches. Michael Jackson introduced the moonwalk during a performance of “Billie Jean.” Sally Ride became the first American woman in space on the Space Shuttle Challenger. Motorola unveiled the first mobile phones to the public. Global Positioning System (GPS) is made available for civilians. Vanessa Williams became the first African-American to be crowned Miss America. The meteorological El Nino phenomenon brought severe weather worldwide. The Internet was born. Martina Navratilova won at the Australian Open, U.S. Open and Wimbledon championships. Plinko was added as a game on The Price Is Right. Country Music Television (CMT) and The Disney Channel are launched on cable TV. Chrysler started production on the first minivans: the Dodge Caravan and Plymouth Voyager. The Washington Redskins won their first Super Bowl. Cabbage Patch Dolls hit stores and become a huge success. Terms of Endearment stole the show as Best Picture at the Academy Awards and Golden Globes. HIV was first reported. Martin Luther King Jr. Day became a federal holiday. The Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) program is launched. Tom Brokaw became the anchor of NBC Nightly News and Peter Jennings became anchor of ABC's World News Tonight. CDs went on sale in the United States. Michael Jackson's Thriller album hits #1 on the U.S. charts for 37 (non-consecutive) weeks -- the greatest-selling album of all time. The famous Apple Macintosh commercial was released on Dec. 31. | 1983 | JENNIFER

2: Beginnings

3: You share a birthday with: Booker T. Washington (1856), Spencer Tracy (1900), Bette Davis (1908), Nigel Hawthorne (1929), Colin Powell (1937), Paula Cole (1968), Simone Inzaghi (1976) You’re the same age as: Kate Bosworth, Kevin Rudolf, Katie White (of The Ting Tings), Carrie Underwood, Taylor Hanson, Taio Cruz, Michelle Branch, Spencer Pratt (from The Hills), Nicky Hilton, Amy Winehouse (dec.) Movies released: A Christmas Story, Flashdance, Monty Python's The Meaning of Life, Mr. Mom, National Lampoon's Vacation, Risky Business, Scarface, Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, Twilight Zone: The Movie Popular films: Tootsie, Trading Places, Superman III, Flashdance, Staying Alive, Octopussy, Never Say Never Again, Terms of Endearment, Yentl, Educating Rita TV show debuts: Fraggle Rock, The A-Team, Webster, G.I. Joe cartoons TV show finales: Laverne & Shirley, CHiPs, Taxi, Little House on the Prairie, M*A*S*H New foods: Kellogg's Crispix cereal, McDonald's McNugget, Post Smurf-Berry Crunch, General Mills Pac-Man cereal, Grandma’s cookies, Kraft LIGHT N' LIVELY lowfat yogurt (the first U.S. yogurt in a six-pack), first “juice box” in the U.S. by Ocean Spray, plastic ketchup bottle by Heinz New restaurants: Hooters, Hoss's Steak and Sea House, Isaac's Famous Grilled Sandwiches Popular musicians: Phil Collins, The Police, Hot Chocolate, Big Country, Black Sabbath, David Bowie, Johnny Cash, Culture Club, Duran Duran, Elton John, Pink Floyd, Ozzy Osbourne, Lionel Richie, Rod Stewart, Michael Jackson, The Moody Blues, Bob Marley and the Wailers Hit singles: "Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson, "Karma Chameleon" by Culture Club, "Flashdance...What a Feeling" by Irene Cara, "Let's Dance" by David Bowie, "Every Breath You Take" by The Police | 1983

4: Family

6: College | College

9: Friends

10: Girlfriends

12: Is that a chocolate-covered banana or are you just happy to see me? | Food

13: Remember, don't eat the entire Meatball by yourself!

14: Wine

15: Biking

18: A Woman of Many Hats

20: You can do it!

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  • Title: Merry Un30th Birthday
  • Remember when the Mad Hatter and the March Hare celebrated Alice in Wonderland's "unbirthday" for no good reason? Well, we do have a good reason to celebrate Jen Dructor's un30th birthday -- it is her birthday, but it's just not her 30th birthday. Knowing Jen, she'll expect a surprise party next year on her 30th. That's why we're actually going to surprise her this year on her 29th.
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