People in the same age group tend to have similar interests and even if two people are complete strangers, they still might share some of the same memories. For example, remembering what TV shows they both liked as kids or what major world events they have witnessed.

These kinds of things can actually give away your age even if you don’t say the number or your birth date. Reddit user teddyjr32378 asked “Without mentioning age or date of birth, how old are you?” and the thread got pretty popular, being upvoted 46.6k times with 45.7k people getting deep into the nostalgia, naming movies, songs or other recognizable things that would let other people guess what age they are.

What is the thing you can say about yourself that would let others pinpoint the year you were born? Let us know in the comments and don’t forget to upvote the submissions that you can relate to the most!

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#1

Someone In This Online Group Asked “Without Mentioning Age Or Date Of Birth, How Old Are You?” And Here Are 30 Of The Best Answers I'm "had to make a mad dash sprint to the cassette player to mash the record button when your favorite song came on the radio" years old.

pradmlv , Joybot Report

Robert T
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4 months ago

Been there done that, but it only means you are somewhere between 40 and 60 years old!

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#2

Someone In This Online Group Asked “Without Mentioning Age Or Date Of Birth, How Old Are You?” And Here Are 30 Of The Best Answers MTV actually played music videos.

Stormageddon252 , MTV Report

ThoughtsAreNotFacts
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4 months ago

They sure did. And they always had "cooler" videos than VH1. Video killed the radio star... then reality shows killed the video!

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#3

Someone In This Online Group Asked “Without Mentioning Age Or Date Of Birth, How Old Are You?” And Here Are 30 Of The Best Answers Would you like to accept a collect call from MomWe’reDoneComeGetUs?

Opselite , Abdulla Al Muhairi Report

von Funnyname
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4 months ago

Bob WeHadABabyEEtsaBoy

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#4

Someone In This Online Group Asked “Without Mentioning Age Or Date Of Birth, How Old Are You?” And Here Are 30 Of The Best Answers Rotary phones were a thing.

Sel_drawme , Billy Brown Report

cassiushumanmother
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4 months ago

A tiny mistake in the number and you had to hang up and do it all over again lol

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#5

Someone In This Online Group Asked “Without Mentioning Age Or Date Of Birth, How Old Are You?” And Here Are 30 Of The Best Answers I remember physical keys for hotel rooms.

shmallory , Jonathan Haeber Report

Kira Okah
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4 months ago (edited)

The hotels in this town all still use physical key keys...

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#6

Someone In This Online Group Asked “Without Mentioning Age Or Date Of Birth, How Old Are You?” And Here Are 30 Of The Best Answers There was only one newscast at 10pm, and before it started, a booming voice asked, “it’s 10pm. DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOUR CHILDREN ARE????” and after it was over, there was an hour of maybe an infomercial , then a test pattern, and TV was OVER for the night. And there was only 7 channels

beigereige , Staffan Vilcans Report

Nandina
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4 months ago

3 channels here

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#7

Someone In This Online Group Asked “Without Mentioning Age Or Date Of Birth, How Old Are You?” And Here Are 30 Of The Best Answers I saw Disney's "The Lion King" in theaters when it came out.

FormerElf , Disney Report

Kimmy Ceeahh
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4 months ago

I saw Disney's original Jungle Book in the theater. Cried because I thought Baloo died.

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#8

Someone In This Online Group Asked “Without Mentioning Age Or Date Of Birth, How Old Are You?” And Here Are 30 Of The Best Answers Went to computer labs in elementary school to Paint and play pinball.

CaregiverMan , Retro Smack Report

Emma Byrne
Community Member
4 months ago

I still have this on an emulator. I still play it from time to time.

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#9

Someone In This Online Group Asked “Without Mentioning Age Or Date Of Birth, How Old Are You?” And Here Are 30 Of The Best Answers Drop dead Fred, Little Monsters, Ghost Busters, The Last Unicorn, & Labyrinth were my favorite movies as a child.

tilt-a-whirly-girlie , Jensen Farley Pictures Report

Kira Okah
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4 months ago (edited)

Last Unicorn, beautiful film!

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#10

Someone In This Online Group Asked “Without Mentioning Age Or Date Of Birth, How Old Are You?” And Here Are 30 Of The Best Answers I got in trouble in kindergarten because my tamagotchi kept telling me it was hungry

CatMilkHotel , Katy Report

Kira Okah
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4 months ago

Same, except I was a teenager

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#11

Someone In This Online Group Asked “Without Mentioning Age Or Date Of Birth, How Old Are You?” And Here Are 30 Of The Best Answers I’ve lived in two millennia’s, two centuries, and four different decades yet people still tell me I can’t call myself old.

fckinfast4 , Chrono Shop Report

Jayne Kyra
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

The calendar picture shows the date I was born. Edit: To be considered young by some made me feel better about the grey hair I have at 32.

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#12

Someone In This Online Group Asked “Without Mentioning Age Or Date Of Birth, How Old Are You?” And Here Are 30 Of The Best Answers Old enough to have my first phone be a nokia brick phone/flip phone to now having a smartphone. Ahh simpler times lol

RisingInkwell , Thomas Kohler Report

Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
4 months ago

Those Nokia's where the best and lasted forever.

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#13

Someone In This Online Group Asked “Without Mentioning Age Or Date Of Birth, How Old Are You?” And Here Are 30 Of The Best Answers I played the all green Oregon Trail.

Jabber-Wookie , Retronauts Report

Stephanie DeMeritt
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4 months ago

Me too!

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#14

When I was little, my favorite cartoons was My Little Pony, Rainbow Brite, Strawberry Shortcake, and She-Ra.

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Jamie Gibson
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4 months ago

What about Jem and the Holograms?

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#15

I watched blockbuster close and remember when netflix mailed movies and videogames

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Annie
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4 months ago

Ah yes, those were the days!

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#16

Someone In This Online Group Asked “Without Mentioning Age Or Date Of Birth, How Old Are You?” And Here Are 30 Of The Best Answers Why buy DVD's, we have everything on videotape.

LightlyStep , Brian Omura Report

Rhea
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4 months ago

My parents didn't need a babysitter; we had 180 VHS-tapes.

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#17

Someone In This Online Group Asked “Without Mentioning Age Or Date Of Birth, How Old Are You?” And Here Are 30 Of The Best Answers Grew up watching classic cartoon network shows such as dexter laboratory, courage the cowardly dog, Johnny bravo, the powerpuff girls and my personal favourite Ed, edd and eddy.

ThePaleKnight69 , Cartoon Network Report

Sarcastic Cow
Community Member
4 months ago

Cow and Chicken - what a sick thing that was :D

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#18

Someone In This Online Group Asked “Without Mentioning Age Or Date Of Birth, How Old Are You?” And Here Are 30 Of The Best Answers I’ve had experience with these ways of listening to music: 8 track, vinyl, cassette, CD, and mini disc.

beigereige , James Case Report

Andrew Gibb
Community Member
4 months ago

Mini-disc: the forgotten format

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#19

Rabbit ears on my television..

Practical_Wonder_246 Report

Casey B
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4 months ago

On the black and white one, yes

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#20

Someone In This Online Group Asked “Without Mentioning Age Or Date Of Birth, How Old Are You?” And Here Are 30 Of The Best Answers I remember Baby Jessica and I was afraid something like that might happen to me too.

iwant2saysomething2 , Susan Biddle Report

ThoughtsAreNotFacts
Community Member
4 months ago

Omg the well! That was horrifying as a kid

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#21

We actually "dialed" a 7-digit phone number.

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Nikki Hilton
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4 months ago

We dialed a 5 digit number. So...

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#22

Someone In This Online Group Asked “Without Mentioning Age Or Date Of Birth, How Old Are You?” And Here Are 30 Of The Best Answers Until I was in pre-school there were 48 stars on the US flag.

excitom , Joel Report

Red Ruffensor
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4 months ago

But. . .but. . .that flag has only 45 stars.

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#23

Someone In This Online Group Asked “Without Mentioning Age Or Date Of Birth, How Old Are You?” And Here Are 30 Of The Best Answers I remember Back to the Future in theaters.

Own-Cupcake7586 , Universal Pictures Report

Andrew Gibb
Community Member
4 months ago

you made a Delorean into a time-machine?

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#24

Someone In This Online Group Asked “Without Mentioning Age Or Date Of Birth, How Old Are You?” And Here Are 30 Of The Best Answers Toby McGuire is my favorite Spider-Man

Wolverine2397 , Sony Pictures Releasing Report

Ralph Kretschmer
Community Member
4 months ago

Mine too!

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#25

Someone In This Online Group Asked “Without Mentioning Age Or Date Of Birth, How Old Are You?” And Here Are 30 Of The Best Answers I was around when man landed on the Moon.

homevp , NASA Report

Auntriarch
Community Member
4 months ago

My mother wouldn't let me stay up. But my father was on a course in US at the time, and he came home with a load of fabulous souvenir stuff

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#26

Someone In This Online Group Asked “Without Mentioning Age Or Date Of Birth, How Old Are You?” And Here Are 30 Of The Best Answers When I was a kid the big playground argument was Sega vs Nintendo.

grombleduke , Dru Kelly Report

Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
4 months ago

Whilst Sega is good, Nintendo has always been the best imo.

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#27

Someone In This Online Group Asked “Without Mentioning Age Or Date Of Birth, How Old Are You?” And Here Are 30 Of The Best Answers In elementary school, I got to watch the space shuttle Challenger explode on live television.

Edit: the more I think about this and read others' comments, while I was indeed in 2nd grade / 7yrs old, I'm almost positive school was out and I watched this at someone's house with my mother. I know we watched it on CNN and I can see that thin red stripe at the bottom of the screen and that font they used in the 80s in my head and no elementary school would've had access to that channel back then.

Pyrophagist , NASA Report

Robert T
Community Member
4 months ago

January 28, 1986 - I remember it being on the news.

Dee Hoag
Community Member
4 months ago

I was a library aide in middle school😒

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Casey B
Community Member
4 months ago

My father worked at the aerostructures plant that made the fuel tanks. The cause of the explosion was still being investigated when he passed away six months later. Their company was cleared but he died not knowing if they were responsible for the deaths of those seven people.

Della Greymane
Community Member
4 months ago

It was my 14th birthday and the day I registered for high school. Our science teacher was a runner up for the teacher in space program. She started the day really jealous and bummed. Like all of us she was horrified afterwards, but with a "that could have been me" poignancy that went well beyond everyone else.

Tia Akimmi
Community Member
4 months ago

I ABSOLUTELY remember watching this at school. We were sitting in the dark so that we could see the picture better and after it became clear that something had gone very wrong, I remember one teacher hurrying to turn the screen off while another raised the shades on the windows. I remember the windows because they were those really long ones. Not quite floor to ceiling but very long. One minute we were sitting in the dark watching the space shuttle and the next minute it was really sunny in the room and the teachers were kind of stammering to get our attention as we as kids tried to figure out what we'd just seen.

Lady Snowfall
Community Member
4 months ago

I saw it live on TV, too. 6 yrs old. I cried.

Lisa Pavlica
Community Member
4 months ago

It was a snow day for me in Pittsburgh so I was home watching it in the kitchen with my mom. So if you were in the Northeast it's possible you were also off from school.

MizAdeleM
Community Member
4 months ago

I was home sick with the flu that awful day. We all watched it in New England because of New Hampshire native Christa McAuliffe.

Kyle Kiehne
Community Member
4 months ago

Same - 2nd grade - definitely watched in school. The launch was about 10:30 am Central time. I thought the explosion was the solid rocket boosters separating. Looked up and saw a teacher crying.

BookCrazyTeen
Community Member
4 months ago

My dad watched it at school when he was younger. I remember when he told me the story.

Brian Bennett
Community Member
4 months ago

All those courageous people died, and they knew about the problem.

Paul Macdonell
Community Member
4 months ago

It was a Tuesday at 1136 am so first memory was probably right. Also CNN started just s few years before and wasn't really an important channel until the first Gulf war. All the major channels would have covered it live.

K Tigress
Community Member
4 months ago

In school. Grade6. Worst year ever! ☹️

Demongrrrrl
Community Member
4 months ago

I was home, sick. I remember trying to watch TV and being annoyed because all the channels were showing newscasts. I'm ashamed at how long it took for me to actually pay attention to what had happened.

Heather Menard
Community Member
4 months ago

I was in highschool watching it

Estelle
Community Member
4 months ago

Home that day...but called from pay phone at school to ask if I was watching live coverage.

Brittany Lichter
Community Member
4 months ago

I remember watching it live on tv in our 1st grade classroom. I don't remember there being any reaction to the explosion, though. None of us 6-year-olds knew what had happened, having never watched a launch before.

Brett Layton
Community Member
4 months ago

I was in school , junior high. Cant recall if it was 7th or 8th grade but it was during Art class. Day after my birthday.

Red Hair Blue Soul
Community Member
4 months ago

I was in elementary school was well. Teacher let us watch on TV and then the tragedy happened. We all cried!

Sabrena Patterson
Community Member
4 months ago

Uh yes my children were watching it and I tried picking them up but the school denied me. This mom got her kids home so we could come to terms with what they had seen.

James
Community Member
4 months ago

I was home sick that day and watched it by myself. My dad worked nights at the time, and he was asleep in the bedroom, but I didn't wake him up for it . I sat there as a 9 year old in disbelief as the news announcers discussed it and kept us informed.

Eric Law
Community Member
4 months ago

I was at work, listening to the launch on the radio. The radio announcer would call out what was happening every few seconds, then went silent. I remember thinking "the longer they don't say anything, the worse it is". And of course it was about as "worse" as it possibly could be.

TiaCalenture
Community Member
4 months ago

I sat in the car and listened to it on the radio in a restaurant parking lot, was shocked. Had to go inside the restaurant and tell everyone in there what happened.

Nikki Hilton
Community Member
4 months ago

It happened in the morning, at 9:38 Mountain Time.

Laura Mortensen
Community Member
4 months ago

I was in middle school and my teacher knew the teacher who died. We were watching the launch in her class and she was heartbroken.

iblowsheep
Community Member
4 months ago

i was in school, and I remember the PA announcement that it happened

Julia Atkinson
Community Member
4 months ago

The first big news item I remember watching on TV was the Aberfan disaster in 1966

Auntriarch
Community Member
4 months ago

I was in Aden when that happened, the headmaster told us in assembly, and I spent the rest of the day fretting because it was near to my parents home town, and I was afraid I would know some of the victims. I didn't, but my grandfather was involved in the recovery

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Jamie Gibson
Community Member
4 months ago

It exploded on my 8th birthday 😪

Spring Fisk
Community Member
4 months ago

I watched it on a neighbors TV. I was around 5. Space travel is very dangerous but it is also very amazing

Don't Look
Community Member
4 months ago

wow.

Hphizzle
Community Member
4 months ago

I remember hearing about it on the car radio. On my 3rd birthday.

Margaret Weaver
Community Member
4 months ago

The wall came down while I was in Bonn, the Challenger while I was in Dakar, the towers while I was in Enschede, and the end of the world while I was in Leeuwarden. Oh, hang on, I wasn't supposed to reveal that last part yet.

Sara MacFarland
Community Member
4 months ago

I watched it live

Talie Bocci
Community Member
4 months ago

We watched it in class, too. I was in 6th grade, and the teachers were sobbing.

Lindsey Judd-Bruder
Community Member
4 months ago

I was six. I was home with my mother, and I remember her watching it on the living room TV. I remember her being really sad, of.course, and me not understanding. I said, "Why are you crying? We don't know those people." I know that sounds callous. But it was said in innocence. I was simply too little to understand the magnitude of the situation, or to comprehend true empathy for people outside my own little world. I mean, don't get me wrong, even at that age I thought it was sad. Just not sad enough to cry over. And I didn't understand why my mom was. Of course, now, as an adult, and having been witness (through the media) to the Colombia disaster, school shootings, and especially 9/11, as well as other tragedies, I totally get it. I would have cried, too, if I'd been an adult watching that. But anyway, yeah, that's my memory of the Challenger disaster.

Gregg Bender
Community Member
4 months ago

I can remember John Glenn's first space flight. And it wasn't on a shuttle.

Lovin' Life
Community Member
4 months ago

I think I was in kindergarten

Jackson Sharpe
Community Member
4 months ago

I was home from school when it happened as well.

Mrs S
Community Member
4 months ago

I was watching the coverage on tv and it was, up to that point, the worst thing I had ever seen live. Rest in Peace

Sam Kunz
Community Member
4 months ago

I remember our teacher making a leap to smash the off button on the tv once she realized what happened

Sarah Tate
Community Member
4 months ago

Yeah, it was a holiday Monday so we were not in school. I remember watching it at home with my mom. I believe I was in the 6th grade.

Wendy O'Shea
Community Member
4 months ago

I had just finished college the month before the explosion.

Jennifer Roberts
Community Member
4 months ago

I worked at a preschool, where the 3-5 year olds did a "Space" theme that month. We built them a rocket ship out of a refrigerator box and tin foil. We wheeled a TV into the classroom to watch it Live. It was tragic.

Sari Meltzer
Community Member
4 months ago

I saw it live at school, I think I was in 1st grade. I remember us all going to the cafeteria and then being a bit confused as to what was happening when all the teachers gasped at the same time.

Jaguarundi
Community Member
4 months ago

I have friends in Florida who watched the explosion from their offices in Tampa.

Patti Coolidge
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4 months ago

We watched it in school

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#28

Someone In This Online Group Asked “Without Mentioning Age Or Date Of Birth, How Old Are You?” And Here Are 30 Of The Best Answers I had a furrby as a kid

Communist-thelastone , Michael Fraley Report

Sarcastic Cow
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4 months ago

Most dist(f)urbing thing is that the eyes are on front of the head. It implies that Furrby is a predator.

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#29

I wore Dittos and high waisted bell bottom jeans to high school. We had a rotary phone in our house. We didn't wear seat belts in the car until I was older and most cars only had lap belts. There weren't car seats when I was a baby. Wooly Bully was the number one song the year I was born and Flashdance... What A Feeling was the number one song the month and year I graduated high school.

kre8ive1 Report

WoodenLion
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4 months ago

Sam the Sham & the Pharaos

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#30

Someone In This Online Group Asked “Without Mentioning Age Or Date Of Birth, How Old Are You?” And Here Are 30 Of The Best Answers I was the first person in my high school to have a cell phone

clever-asshole , Popsugar Report

Uncommon Boston
Community Member
4 months ago

Loved that phone. Mine was red.

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