JFF - When Were You Born?

Updated on November 08, 2011
K.C. asks from Westlake, OH
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When were you born? WHat was something that was popular during those first 10 years of life? Music groups, toys, inventions.

I was born in 1986. Lots of things happened that decade. I remember listening to NSYNC & BSB. I would read Bop magazine with my friends hitting on Justin Timberlake.

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answers from Cleveland on

1977.....Ohh, the music rocked in the 80's. The Bangles- "Walk Like an Egyptian", Bon Jovi- "You Give Love a Bad Name", Debbi Gibson and Tiffani, Cyndi Lauper, every Michael Jackson album, and the New Kids on the Block......

Pound Puppies, Get in Shape Girl, Garbage Pail Kids, Cabbage Patch Kids, best friend necklaces.....I can still sing the jingles from some of those commercials!!

Anybody remember Alf?

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answers from Chicago on

1981 - popular in my parents' household was Ronald Reagan, shag carpeting, my dad's perm, and my mom's Plymouth Duster car

Popular amongst the kids at my school - NKOTB, Debbie Gibson, Tiffany, Molly Ringwald, Star Wars

Toys - HeMan, Transformers & GI Joe, Cabbage Patch Kids (we LOOOOVED these) & at our school--Chinese jump ropes!

Girlie stuff - Caboodles (those cases to hold makeup & jewelry) - neon-colored plastic friendship bracelets

Candy cigarettes that we'd light on fire

TV - Full House, Family Ties, The Cosby Show

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answers from San Francisco on

I was born on the west coast and I remember LOVING new kids on the block --lol and having a crush on andrew keegan from Bop magazine!!!

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answers from Dallas on

I was born in 1979. It was eventful as my mom didn't know she was having twins :) micheal jackson was big and I still like Cyndi lauper. :)

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answers from Washington DC on

You are my daughter's age. She was born in 1986 as well.

I was born in 1966. I have lived in more than one place - so there was much going on...I have many things that I thought were important. I lived in Hawaii for 7 of those years....music? I listened to many different kinds....

For me - my teens were more important than the first 10 years. I was "a kid"..so I remember more, etc.

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answers from Providence on

I was born 1978. Jimmy Carter was president, and Saturday Night Fever was popular. I grew up listening to what my parents liked : Michael Jackson, Hall and Oates, along with Mamas and the Papas, The Doors, and Janis. Basically any group that played at Woodstock 69. Coca-Cola shirts were big back then, and I had my share of jelly bracelets.

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answers from Santa Fe on

I don't usually answer JFF questions bc I'm just looking for questions I can help with (kid problems) or questions that can help me with my kid problems. But I saw your last post about no one responding. I was born in 1971...when I was young all those 70s things were "in". When I was little I liked my terry cloth shirts and my 70s "I'm fickle" shirt. I loved Free To Be You and Me. I liked my Light Bright and my baby doll and my roller skates. There was no Bop magazine and Justin Timberlake was not around. :) I did like listening to Willie Nelson and to Linda Ronstadt and I loved watching the Muppets.



answers from Indianapolis on

Well I was born in 1966. I grew up on Motown and I loved my baby alive, easy bake oven, barbie and light bright. I was a Jackson 5 fan. My father and Uncle took my cousin and me to see them in 1972 when we were 5. We were in the chairs screaming along with the teenagers. We stayed out late to play in the summer. Our favorite games were red light green light, Mother may I, and hide and go seek. I sound like an old person now but in 1978 Prince debuted with his first album For You and I was in love. No one could compare to him as far as I was concerned. It's fun traveling down memory lane.



answers from Cincinnati on

I was born in 1975. I was a huge HUGE fan of Micheal Jackson in the early 80's. I too used to read Bop Magazine and used to tear out the pictures and hang them all over my walls.



answers from Columbus on

I feel like a geezer here...1968. :) We had a black and white TV and vinyl records. I remember Nixon resigning. I had lots of bell bottoms, colorful tops and "go-go boots" -- All the cliche 70's stuff.

We played board games, played outside until it was dark and rode our bikes everywhere. It seemed safer and more trusting then.

I can't imagine letting my kids ride their bike to the store for milk or letting them play at a home where I hadn't met the parents. I'm not saying it was a better time, just very different. I think each decade/generation sees the changes.

Enjoy, you "youngin's" soon you'll tell your kids...."I remeber when......". ;)

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