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'Titanic' turns 20 this year, other things that will make you feel old

The new is year, and it could make you feel old. Case in point: the movie "Titanic" turns 20 this year.

The new year is ripe with pop culture sentimentality.

Remember when radio stations played "Wannabe" by the Spice Girls on repeat, or when "Titanic" was released in movie theaters? That was 20 years ago, in 1997! (Be honest, you're still a little peeved with Rose for not sharing the raft with Jack. THERE WAS PLENTY OF ROOM!)

As we look ahead to 2017, here are some milestones sure to get attention from #ThrowbackThursday and #Flashback Friday sentimentalists.

50 years ago...

In 1967, Elvis and Priscilla Presley married. Hippies celebrated the "Summer of Love" in San Franciso. Aretha Franklin made sure everyone knows how to show and spell "Respect" in the hit song. The Beatles released "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band." And, Senator John McCain, a U.S. Navy pilot then, was shot down over North Vietnam and kept as a prisoner of war.

40 years ago...

In 1977, the movie Saturday Night Fever hit movie theaters, christening the disco era and all the fashion. The Apple II personal computer hit the market. Work on the World Trade Center in New York City wrapped in 1977. The movies Annie Hall and Rocky hit theaters, and The Eagles released "Hotel California."

30 years ago...

In 1987, disposable contact lenses hit the market. The Witches of Eastwick and Good Morning, Vietnam hit movie theaters. "Walk Like An Egyptian" by The Bangles and "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me) by Whitney Houston topped the Billboard charts. And, the phrase "I'm going to Disneyworld" became a part of the vernacular following Super Bowl XXI, when New York Giants quarterback Phil Simms first spoke those (now) famous four words.

20 years ago...

In 1997, the Tyson vs. Holyfield fight became known as "The Bite Fight" when Mike Tyson bit Evander Holyfield's ear. Scientists cloned a sheep named Dolly. J.K. Rowling published her first book in the Harry Potter series in England, which was released the following year in the U.S. The death of Princess Diana made Elton John's rendition of "Candle in the Wind" a popular song, and radio stations got a lot of requests for the Spice Girls, Jewel, R. Kelly and Hanson's "MMMBop." At the movies, everyone's heart went on for Titanic. Matt Damon and Ben Affleck won big at the Oscars a year later after the release of Good Will Hunting. Other films turning 20 this year include Men in Black, Liar Liar, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, I Know What You Did Last Summer and In & Out.

10 years ago...

In 2007, Justin Timberlake brought "Sexy Back." J.K. Rowling published the final book in the Harry Potter series. Rihanna had everyone dancing and singing under her "Umbrella" ... ella, ella. Apple released THE iPhone. The irreplaceable Beyonce cemented the status with the top single "Irreplaceable." Americans tuned in for "American Idol" and "Desperate Housewives." Britney Spears survived. Her hair did not.


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