So, here’s the single best discussion happening right now:
This is a fun game, because you get to place almost to the year you became a sentient human being, and also become baffled that the young people around you literally don’t remember huge major world events.
Here are some of the Deadspin staff’s answers:
McKenna: JFK assasination
Woolley: John Lennon’s assasination
Burke: Marvin Gaye’s murder
Drew: The Challenger explosion
Jim Cooke: The Challenger explosion
Barry: Gulf War
Diana: Gulf War
Ley: The O.J. chase
Puja: The O.J. chase
Billy: Princess Diana’s death
Giri: Princess Diana’s death
Hannah: Clinton/Lewinsky Scandal
Draper: Kosovo War
This data all supports my long-held definition of a millennial: You are a millennial if you remember 9/11 but not the Challenger explosion.
Please share your answers below.