50 Important, Interesting And Random Events That Happened 30 Years Ago, As Shared On This Nostalgic Online Group
As the days go by, time seems to move faster and faster. It's hard to believe that another year has come and gone. It feels like only yesterday that we were celebrating the start of a new year.
At the same time, our perception of time is subjective. Some will say that they just had the longest week, others will argue that the whole year, if not more, has passed in a glimpse of an eye.
Same with decades, and even half centuries. Most of my fellow millennials who were born in the '90s and are now in their 20s or 30s will feel like only yesterday we drank Capri Sun, listened to Avril Lavigne, and watched Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone.
So if you have been struggling to keep up with the passing time, this entertaining corner of Reddit known as “Thirty Years Ago” is a perfect place to give the past the accolades it deserves. The community is dedicated to “celebrating anniversaries” and sharing the most important, memorable, and sometimes random events and moments that turned thirty and more this year.
Princess Diana Shaking Hands With An Aids Patient In 1991, A Momentous Gesture To Improve The Stigma Towards The Disease
December 1, 1991. Ukrainians Overwhelmingly Vote For Independence From The Soviet Union, With The "Yes" Vote Earning 92.3%. The Loss Of Its Second-Most Powerful Republic Dealt A Huge Blow To Moscow
In 1991, Princess Diana Broke Royal Protocol To Run At Competition For Mothers At William's School
To find out more about this miscellaneous corner of Reddit known as “Thirty Years Ago,” Bored Panda reached out to the subreddit’s moderator nicknamed Klsi832. When asked how he started the community, Klsi832 said that there were already two similar subreddits that he liked, “Ten and Twentyyearsago.” After finding out that “Thirty Years Ago” was available, he started running it.
In 1992, The Miami Zoo Put 30 Flamingos In The Bathroom To Protect Them From Hurricane Andrew
August 28, 1991. One Of The Last Known Photos Of Freddie Mercury Is Taken By His Partner Jim Hutton, In The Backyard Of His Home Garden Lodge In London
Since its launch on September 4, 2016, the subreddit grew and today it is home to 10.8k subscribers. “I used to be the only one that ever submitted any posts, but now other people do, too,” the moderator said. He added that these days, he posts much more there than he used to.
When asked what the audience of “Thirty Years Ago” is like, the moderator guesses that “it’s mostly older people nostalgic for the past. And maybe some younger people who weren’t around yet but want to learn a little about history.”
April 20, 1992. The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert Is Held At Wembley Stadium, Featuring Queen, Metallica, Def Leppard, Spinal Tap, U2, Guns N' Roses, David Bowie And Elton John Among Others
May 24, 1991. The Record For The Most Passengers On An Airplane Is Set When 1086 Ethiopian Jews Are Evacuated On A Boeing 747 To Jerusalem. The Plane Landed With 1088 Passengers As Two Babies Were Born During The Flight
According to Klsi832, “the '90s seemed pretty hopeful, pop culture was better in a lot of ways (especially music). There wasn’t internet quite yet so people interacted more.” He added that the era feels nostalgic to him “because the early '90s was probably the best time of my life.”
Two Legends 1992
March 30, 1992. Silence Of The Lambs Wins The Oscar For Best Picture; Anthony Hopkins And Jodie Foster Win The Oscars For Best Actor And Actress
Nostalgia is a feeling of longing or wistfulness for a time in the past. It can be triggered by something as simple as a song, a smell, or a photo. For many of us, nostalgia is a way to connect with our childhoods, or a time when things felt simpler. In a world that is constantly changing, nostalgia can be a way to hold on to something that feels familiar.
For some people, nostalgia is a way to escape the present. It can be a way to cope with difficult times, or a way to remember a time when things were better. Nostalgia can also be a way to connect with others who have shared experiences. When we talk about the things we remember fondly, it can create a sense of closeness and understanding.
April 18, 1992. Princess Diana And Prince Harry Ride A Water Slide At Thorpe Park
Princess Diana By Patrick Demarchelier, 1991
However, nostalgia can have a downside. If we dwell too much on the past, it can prevent us from living in the present. It can also make us yearn for a time that never really existed. We might idealize the past and forget the less pleasant aspects of it.