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  2005 | All Rights Reserved

 

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So my buddy Mitch Semel and I have been playing this little game for the past few years called "Time-spans".  Whenever we get together, we like to remind ourselves how old we're getting (I know, we sound like a couple of really fun guys). The game is real easy to play. All you have to do calculate the time-span between an event in your lifetime to the present day and then take that time-span and backtrack it from the original event to a similarly themed event. The results are always shocking because what we often think are "recent" events end up being further away that we realize and events that we consider "history" are closer than we think. Ok, now, I'm confusing myself.  I will let this list of "Time-spans" speak for itself. The list was compiled by the charter members of the Time-spans committee via an email chain over the last 48 hours. They are a small group of intelligent, very funny and in some cases extremely sensitive people. Please hold your applause till all names have been read..

Vinnie Favale

Mitch Semel

Pami Shamir

David Epstein

Kim Izzo-Emmett

 

We will be adding to this list of Time-spans on a weekly basis.  If you would like to contribute, please send us an email.  If we use it, we'll email you a t-shirt! Tell your friends!

 

Vinnie Favale

 

Time-spans

2005 | All Rights Reserved

 

We're further away from Ken Burns' "Civil War" documentary (2005-1990=15 years) than "Civil War" was from "Roots" (1990-1977=13 years).

 

We're further from Hal Holbrook's portrayal of Deep Throat in "All the President's Men" (2005 - 1976 = 29 years) than that was from Gary Cooper's performance as Marshal Will Kane in "High Noon" (1976 - 1952 = 24 years).

 

We're further from Richard Nixon's resignation (2005 - 1974 = 31 years) than that was from Nixon's "Checkers" speech (1974 - 1952 = 22 years).

 

We're further from the Watergate burglary (2005 - 1972 = 33 years) than that was from the bombing of Pearl Harbor (1972 - 1941 = 31 years).

 

We're further from Jack Nicholson's portrayal of Mark Forman (based on the life of Carl Bernstein) in "Heartburn" (2005-1986=19 years) than that was from Nicholson's role as George Hanson in "Easy Rider" (1986-1969=17 years).

 

We're further from the end of the baby boom (2005 - 1964 = 41 years) than that was from the Stock Market Crash/beginning of the Great Depression (1964 - 1929 = 35 years).

 

We're further from the Beatles' debut on Ed Sullivan (2005 - 1964 = 41 years) than that was from FDR's radio fireside chats (1964 - 1933 = 31 years).

 

We're further from the construction of the Berlin Wall (2005 - 1961 = 44 years) than that was from Hitler's election as Chancellor and the Reichstag fire (1961 - 1933 = 28 years).

 

We're further from John F. Kennedy's assassination (2005 - 1963 = 42 years) than that was from Woodrow Wilson's death (1963 - 1924 = 39 years).

 

We're further from Hank Aaron breaking Babe Ruth's all-time home run record (2005 - 1974 = 31 years) than that was from the last time the Chicago Cubs won a pennant (1974 - 1945 = 29 years).

 

We're further from Reggie Jackson's three-home run World Series game (2005 - 1977 = 28 years) than that was from Roger Maris' 61-home run reason (1977 - 1961 = 16 years).

 

We're further from Magic Johnson's AIDS announcement (2005 - 1991 = 14 years) than that was from his first NBA championship (1991 - 1980 = 11 years).

 

We're further from Magic Johnson's first NBA championship (2005 - 1980 = 25 years) as that was from George Mikan's last playing season for the Minneapolis Lakers (1980 - 1956 = 24 years).

 

More time has passed since Alec Guinnes donned a robe to play Obi-Wan Kenobi (2005-1977 = 28 yrs) than between this role and his be-robed portrayal of Prince Feisal in Lawrence of Arabia (1977-1962 = 15 yrs)

 

More time has passed since Hasbro’s introduction of Trivial Pursuit (2005-1982 = 23 yrs) than between that and Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin’s momentous pursuit as the first man in space (1982-1961 = 21 yrs)

We're further away from the court-mandated breakup of AT&T (2005 - 1982 = 23 years) than that was from the introduction of touch-tone phones at the Seattle  World's Fair (1982 - 1962 = 20 years).

 

More time has passed since Pat Sajak took over from Chuck Woolery (everyone know that?) on Wheel of Fortune (2005-1981=24) than the time between Sajak joining Wheel of Fortune and the premiere of the game show Concentration (1981-1958=23).

 

More time has passed since Right Turn on Red came to the U.S. as a response to the oil crisis (2005-1973=32) than between Right on Red and gas rationing during World War 2 (1973-1942=31).

 

As much time has passed since the first night game at Wrigley Field (2005-1988=17) than between the first night game at Wrigley and the first ever World Series game played at night (1988-1971=17).

 

More time has passed between Bruce Springsteen's acoustic albums ("Devils & Dust" 2005 - "Nebraska" 1982 = 23 years) than between "Nebraska" and the Beatles' first album ("Nebraska" 1982 - "Please Please Me" 1963 = 19 years).

 

More time has passed since Michael Jackson debuted his “moonwalk” on TV (2005-1983 = 22yrs) than between that and Neil Armstrong’s actual moon walk (1983-1969 = 14 yrs)

 

More time has passed since “Black Monday” (2005-1987 = 18yrs) than between that day and the release of Black Sabbath’s first album (1987-1970 = 17yrs)

 

It’s been as many years since news broke of Woody Allen and Soon-Yi’s affair (2005-1992 = 13yrs) than between the affair and the premiere of Woody Allen’s “Manhattan” (1992-1979 = 13yrs)

 

More time has passed since Nancy Kerrigan was attacked at the 1992 Winter Olympics (2005-1992 = 13yrs) than between that attack and Soviets’ boycott of the 1984 Olympics (1992-1984 = 10yrs)

 

More time has passed since the Yom Kippur War (2005-1973 = 32yrs) than between that and Israel’s independence (1973-1948 = 25yrs)

 

More time has passed since the bicentennial celebration of America’s independence (2005-1976 = 29yrs) than between the bicentennial and Hawaii’s admittance into the union as the USA’s 50th state (1976-1959 = 17yrs)

 

More time has passed since the first "Back to the Future" movie (2005 - 1985 = 20 years) than since BTTF and the premiere of Irwin Allen's TV series "The Time Tunnel" (1985 - 1966 = 19 years).

 

We're further from Farrah Fawcett's bathing suit poster (2005 - 1976 = 29 years) than that was from Marilyn Monroe's early 11th-billed appearance in "The Asphalt Jungle" (1976 - 1950 = 26 years).

 

More time has passed since John Travolta played Anthony aka "Tony" Manero (2005-1977 = 28yrs), than between that and Richard Burton's role as Marc Anthony opposite Elizabeth Taylor in "Cleopatra" (1977-1963 = 14 yrs) which in turn equals the amount of time that passed since child star Elizabeth Taylor played the part of Amy March in "Little Women" to the release of Cleopatra (1963-1949 = 14 yrs) which combined equals 28 years (1977-1949 = 28 yrs)

 

It's been longer since Courtney Cox appeared in the debut episode of Friends (2005-1994=11) than it's been from the debut of Friends to Courtney Cox's debut in Bruce Springsteen's "Dancing in the Dark" video (1994-1984=10), which in turn is longer than the time between the debut of "Dancing in the Dark" and the debut of Bruce Springsteen's "Born to Run" album (1984-1975=9).

 

We're further from the execution of Gary Gilmore (2005 - 1977 = 28 years) than that was from the murders that inspired Truman Capote's "In Cold Blood" (1977 - 1959 = 18 years).

 
We're further from the release of "Jaws" (2005 - 1975 = 30 years) than "Jaws" was from "It's a Wonderful Life" (1975 - 1946 = 29 years).

 
We're as far from "Talking Heads: 77" (2005 - 1977 = 28 years) as that was from when Benny Goodman disbanded his big band (1977 - 1949 = 28 years).

 

More time has passed since Carol Burnett spoofed “Gone With the Wind” (2005-1976 = 29yrs), then the amount of time between the premiere of “Gone with the Wind” and Carol Burnett’s first broadcast (1967-1939 = 28yrs)

 

More time has passed since Walter Cronkite retired as anchor of CBS Evening News (2005-1981 = 24yrs), than the amount of time since CBS News debuted to the premiere of CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite (1948-1962 = 14yrs)

 

More time has passed since the last episode of the Mary Tyler Moore show (2005-1977 = 28yrs) than between the final episode of the Mary Tyler Moore show and the first episode of The Dick Van Dyke Show (1977-1961 = 16yrs)

 

More time has passed since Geraldo Rivera uncovered Al Capone’s vaults (2005-1986 = 19yrs), than between Al Capone’s vaults being uncovered and Rivera’s investigation of Willowbrook (1986-1971 = 15yrs)

 

More time has passed since Mel Brooks premiered “Blazing Saddles” (2005-1974 = 31yrs), than between “Blazing Saddles’” premiere and Mel Brooks’ stint as a writer on “Your Show of Shows”

 

It's been longer since Greg Louganis won his first Olympic gold medal (2005-1984=21) than it was between Greg Louganis and Bob Hayes winning the Olympic gold medal in Tokyo (1984-1964=20).

 

It's been longer since Janet Evans won three gold medals at the Seoul Olympics (2005-1988=17) than it was between Janet Evans and the massacre at the Munich Olympics (1988-1972=16).

 

It's been longer since the Simpsons went on the air (2005-1989=16) than between when the Simpsons went on the air and Wait Til Your Father Gets Home went off the air (1989-1974=15).

 

It's been longer since the introduction of the Chicken McNugget (2005-1983=22) than between the McNugget and Kellogg's Pop-Tarts (1983-1964=19). (Or if you prefer better symmetry, the Big Mac (1983-1968=15)).

 

We're as far away from the Godfather (1972) as the Godfather was from Gone With the Wind (1939)

 

We're as far away from the Miracle on Ice (1980) as the Miracle on Ice was from the Brooklyn Dodgers lone World Series win (1955).

 

We're further away from the FINAL episode of MASH (1983) than the final episode of MASH was from the US officially getting into Vietnam (1964).

 

We're further away from the first episode of MASH (1972) than the first episode of MASH was from Pearl Harbor (1941)

 

We're further away from the first Space Shuttle Disaster (1986) than the Shuttle was from Apollo 13 (1970).

 

We're as far away from the debut of Nightline (2005-1980=25) as Nightline was from the debut of Gunsmoke (1980-1955=25).

 

We're further away from the debut of Late Night with David Letterman (2005-1982=23) than the debut of David Letterman was from the debut of Johnny Carson on the Tonight Show (1982-1962=20).

 

We're further away from Andy Messersmith and Dave McNally, the first free agents in baseball history (2005-1975=30) than the first free agents in baseball history were from Jackie Robinson, the first player to break the color barrier in baseball history (1975-1947=28).

 

We're further from Bill Murray and Harold Ramis teaming up in Stripes (2005 - 1981 = 24) than Stripes was from Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis teaming up in Some Like it Hot (1981-1959=22).

 

It's been longer since Doc Gooden first pitched for the Mets (2005-1984=21) than the time between Gooden and when Tom Seaver first pitched for the Mets (1984-1967=17).

 

It's been longer since an earthquake interrupted the World Series (2005-1989=16) than the time between the earthquake and when Charlton Heston starred in Earthquake (1989-1974=15).

 

Truly scary: it's been more years since the first episode of what we now know as Seinfeld (2005-1990=15) than it was between Seinfeld and the first episode of Laverne and Shirley (1990-1976=14). 

 

We're further from Desert Storm (2005 - 1991 = 14 years) than that was from the invasion of Grenada (1991 - 1983 = 8 years).

 
We're further from Hitler's rise to power (2005 - 1933 = 72 years) than that was from the end of the US Civil War (1933 - 1865 = 68 years).

 
We're further from John Paul II's election as pope (2005 - 1978 = 27 years) than that was from Queen Elizabeth II's coronation (1978 - 1953 = 25 years).

 
We're as far from the fall of Saigon (2005 - 1975 = 30 years) as was the fall of Saigon from the end of World War II (1975 - 1945 = 30 years).

 
We're now further from the Mets' 1986 World Series victory (2005 - 1986 = 19 years) than the '86 win was from the Mets' '69 World Series win (1986 - 1969 = 17 years).

 

More time has elapsed since "Where's the Beef!?" (2005-1984 = 21 yrs) than between that and "Have it Your Way" (1984-1973 = 11yrs)

 

More time has elapsed since the introduction of the compact disc (Phillps & Sony in 1979:  2005 - 1979 = 26 years) than from that to the introduction of the eight-track tape (1979-1965 = 16 years)...

 

More time has elapsed since "I did not have sexual intercourse with that woman.." (2005 - 1998 = 7 years),  than between that statement and "I didn't inhale..." (1998 - 1 992 = 6 years)

 

It's been more years since the introduction of  Ford's 55 Thunderbird

(2005 - 1955 = 50 yrs) than the time between the  introduction of the Model T  and the Thunderbird (1955 - 1908 = 47 yrs)

 

More time has passed since the launch of the World Wide Web (2005 - 1991 = 14)  than between that and the debut of the Apple Macintosh (1991-1984  = 7)

 

 We're farther away from when President Reagan was  shot in office

 (2005 - 1981 = 24 years) than that was from President  Kennedy's assassination (1981 - 1963 = 18 years).

 

It's been longer since Ed Harris played John Glenn in "The Right Stuff" (2005 - 1983 = 22 years) than between that and John Glenn's Mercury spaceflight (1983 - 1962 = 21 years).

 

We're now further from the moon landing  (2005 - 1969 = 36 years)
than the moon landing was from the invention of the  helicopter (1969 - 1936 = 33 years).

 

We're now further from John Lennon's death (2005 - 1980 = 25 years) than John's death was from the birth of the Beatles (1980 - 1956= 24 years).

 

We're now further from ET (2005 - 1982 = 23 years)  than  ET was from Plan 9 From Outer Space (1982 - 1959 = 23 years).

 

It's been longer from the beginning of the reign of Pope John Paul II, the third-longest reigning Pope, to that of Pope Boniface VI, the second shortest-reigning Pope (2005 - 896 = 1109 years) than it was from there to the beginning of the reign of St. Peter, the longest-reigning Pope (896 - 30 = 866 years).

 

We’re now further from when Dan Rather started as anchor of the CBS Evening News (2005 - 1981 = 24 years) than from when Walter Cronkite started as Evening News anchor (1981 - 1962 = 19 years).

 

It’s been more years since Live Aid (2005 - 1985 = 20) than Live Aid was from Woodstock (1985 - 1969 = 16).

 

More time has elapsed since Baby Jessica fell down a well (2005 -1987 = 18 years) than between Baby Jessica and the first test tube baby (1987 - 1978 = 9 years)

 

More time has passed since the student uprising at Tiananmen Square (2005 - 1989 = 16 years) than from that to Mao's death (1989-1976 = 13 years).

 

More time has passed since Mike Tyson turned pro (2005-1985 = 20 years) than Mohammed Ali's entire professional boxing career (1964-1979 = 15 years)

 

It's been more years since the release of Thriller (2005-1982) than Thriller's release was from Michael Jackson's debut with the Jackson Five (1982-1962)

 

 
 

 

 

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