If the prospect of your birthday is an unnerving thought, you’ll feel truly ancient at the realisation that some of your favourite TV shows, albums and films are turning 10, 20 or even 50 years old this year. Here are some key anniversaries to take note of.
20 years since Toy Story was released in the UK
When? 22nd March
Just the thought of You’ve Got a Friend In Me makes us feel dangerously nostalgic — but realising that the beloved Pixar film was first in UK cinemas two decades ago in 1996 is hard to believe. To think of Andy all grown up…
10 years since Borat
When? 2nd November
It feels like only yesterday we were all aghast at Sacha Baron Cohen’s close-to-the-knuckle jokes and nude rolling around. It’s been TEN years since Jagshemash!?
25 years since R.E.M ‘s Out of Time
When? 12th March
The album that featured Losing My Religion, the song that catapulted REM to international stardom, will be 25 years old this year. Forget losing your religion, what about losing your youth?
20 years since Sabrina the Teenage Witch was first on TV
When? 27th September
What witchcraft is this? Sabrina, 90s kids’ after-school TV obsession, will be two decades old this September…
20 years since Jerry Maguire
When? 6th December
“You had me at hello” really did happen that long ago. Don’t believe us? Here’s the film’s child star Jonathan Lipnicki at the 1996 premiere (and then in 2015, below) to really make you feel ancient…
20 years since Kenan and Kel was first on TV
When? 15th July
Who loves orange soda? We first learnt to love it 20 years ago when these boys were our cult heroes…
20 years since the film of Matilda
When? 2nd August
Two decades ago, 90s kids saw Roald Dahl’s heroine come to life on the big screen — the character who made 90s kids want to read. When they weren’t busy having nightmares about the Chokey.
10 years since Taylor Swift’s album Taylor Swift
When? 24th October
A 16-year-old Taylor released her first album a decade ago, sporting a very different, country music look. Who’d have guessed she’d be the insanely successful superstar she is today?
20 years since Space Jam
When? 15th November
“When the world’s greatest athlete….teams up with the world’s best-loved cartoon character,” went the 1996 trailer for the Michael Jordan movie which saw Bugs Bunny doing slam dunks with aliens. A hugely popular film with lots of kids at the time, no wonder there’s been such a fuss about the possibility of Space Jam 2…
20 years since the Doctor Who movie
When? 14th May
Two decades ago the Whoniverse expanded into a film, which we were unbelievably excited about. No, it didn’t quite live up to expectations but it was a momentous occasion all the same.
50 years since The Beatles’ Revolver
When? 5th August
If this Beatles press conference from 1966 doesn’t make you check your head for grey hairs, then we don’t know what will…