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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

Samer: 9/11

Redford: 9/11

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.

Deputy editor | Deadspin

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