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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11 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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11 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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11 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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11 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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11 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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11 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
Community Member
11 months ago

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

Yvonne Dauwalder Balsiger
Community Member
11 months ago

Ha, Jungle Book was my first movie (in a theater). Yes, the original. It's been a while.

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Julia Atkinson
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11 months ago (edited)

I can't remember if the first film I saw at the cinema was "Snow White" or "Bambi" (re-released in the 60s), but I was fairly traumatised by them both!

Aprl Fair
Community Member
11 months ago (edited)

I saw Herbie The Love Bug in the theatre when it came out. The one with Buddy Hackett.

Jill
Community Member
11 months ago

I loved those! I used to pretend with my Dad that our little blue Toyota was Herbie!

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Koterre
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11 months ago

I saw The Little Mermaid in the theater.

Nadine Debard
Community Member
11 months ago

Me too! I was too young to see Total Recall...

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~hUmMuS vIbEs~
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11 months ago

I saw Gnomeo and Juliet in the theatres. It was the first movie I ever watched.

Cigdem Kanburoğlu
Community Member
11 months ago

Me too. Cried so much

Vicky Z
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11 months ago

We went with my English classroom in the English version!!!!

Rosemary Moreland
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11 months ago

I saw Snow White at the theatre, not to mention, The Sound of Music

Krs10Hall
Community Member
11 months ago

So did I!

Ashley Harrold
Community Member
11 months ago

Me too :D

Bad Mole
Community Member
11 months ago

I saw Star Wars when it came out, and was just called Star Wars, not A New Hope.

Charlotte Bednard
Community Member
11 months ago

I saw Aladdin in the theater!

Jo Johannsen
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11 months ago

I watched Flash Gordon every week on TV.

Jill
Community Member
11 months ago

Or how about Buck Rodgers!

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CH1990
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11 months ago

I saw the lion king when it came out, and I still remember I was frightened of the hyenas and the elephant graveyard.. I was only 4. But, still one of my favorite movies to this day

cassiushumanmother
Community Member
11 months ago

I had the huge movie theater poster in my room(yellow and orange), and i was working on my german lessons with cassette tapes. "-Karl-Otto ist schmutzig!-Theo ist eitel!" 6th (11yo) grade book. The rabbit loved hearing german cats fights. 20170405_2...12d120.jpg 20170405_231149-60f959912d120.jpg

kennedy1209
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11 months ago

I am Little Mermaid years old.

Auntriarch
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11 months ago

That's a good way of putting it!

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Shelley DuVal
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11 months ago

I saw Lady and the Tramp when it came out

Cheri Aline Sydney
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11 months ago

: ).... me, too....

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Ellen Tannenbaum
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3 months ago

I saw Bambi on first theater release.

Ellen Tannenbaum
Community Member
3 months ago

I saw Bambi on first release in theaters.

Eglė Bukauskaitė
Community Member
5 months ago

ummm i wanted to go, but we were too poor for the tickets... Post Soviet fun times 🤷‍♀️

Boris’ Mom
Community Member
11 months ago

I got to see Stars Wars at a drive-in movie; it had left the theaters long before that.

Crycket
Community Member
11 months ago

I saw The Labyrinth in theatres when it came out...

Lindsey Judd-Bruder
Community Member
11 months ago

I saw Beauty and the Beast in the theater.

Joy
Community Member
11 months ago

I watched all Disney cartoons on video

ArmyDog07
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11 months ago

I saw Jaws in the theater when it came out.

Lily Mae Kitty
Community Member
11 months ago

you could be a lot of ages for that. I did too and I was 33 and my mom was 69. I told her we should have brought kids (meaning my nieces) and she said "I did."

Kate
Community Member
11 months ago

I saw it six times, *and* wore out our VHS copy. My poor parents...

Wendy O'Shea
Community Member
11 months ago

With my kids

Jill
Community Member
11 months ago

What about seeing Benji in the movie theatres?!? Does that count?

Jill
Community Member
11 months ago

Nah, I saw ET in the theaters...or the original Indiana Jones!

Arctic Fox Lover
Community Member
11 months ago

That was 1994, not that long ago

Karen K
Community Member
11 months ago

I saw Disney's Sleeping Beauty when it first was in theaters. I still want the house that Aurora and the fairies lived in, in the forest.

Brian Bennett
Community Member
11 months ago

I saw the original Bambi of course in a theater!

Ty Stratton-Quirk
Community Member
11 months ago

Same. Still my favorite animated film.

Charlene Wilbur
Community Member
11 months ago

Me too! First movie I went to without an adult.

György Becze
Community Member
11 months ago

I saw this movie on its release in a theater, too . Alltime favourite, legendary one.

Chillchillshill
Community Member
11 months ago

I saw cats in the theatre and then the cinema.

denzoren
Community Member
11 months ago

I saw it on VHS.

Kamila Podolak
Community Member
11 months ago

Me too. First movie I saw in the cinema :)

Don't Look
Community Member
11 months ago

Me too. Must have been about 13.

Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
11 months ago

I saw Aladdin and Beauty and the beast when they came out.

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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
11 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
Community Member
11 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
Community Member
11 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
11 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
11 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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11 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.

Lilyrose32 Report

Jamie Gibson
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11 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

Jizzicamydude Report

Annie
Community Member
11 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
Community Member
11 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
11 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
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11 months ago

Mini-disc: the forgotten format

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#19

Rabbit ears on my television..

Practical_Wonder_246 Report

Casey B
Community Member
11 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
11 months ago

Omg the well! That was horrifying as a kid

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#21

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

stef2go Report

Nikki Hilton
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11 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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11 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
11 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
11 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
11 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
11 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
11 months ago

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

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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
Community Member
11 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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11 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
11 months ago

Loved that phone. Mine was red.

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