25 years ago, the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded, the Oprah Winfrey Show debuted, and over 5 million people joined in Hands across America. A gallon of gas cost $.89, but a Tandy 600 portable computer cost $1599.00.
While Imelda Marcos was fleeing the Philippines (without her famous collection of 1060 pairs of shoes), we were going to the movies ($3.75 per ticket) and seeing:
Books we were reading:
Beloved by Toni Morrison
The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg
The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe
Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The Fatal Shore by Robert Hughes
Did you know that you can read reviews of these books, movies and events from the 1986 New York Times in pdf format? Just click here. (DPL card required)
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Lisa, this makes me feel very nostalgic for my college days -- making art in my basement apartment in Greeley. Thanks for this reminder of the great and not-so-great of 1986.
While you were doing art in your Greeley basement, I was selling office supplies in a store by the DCPA. I had big poofy bangs which I wish were still in style.