What do “Beetlejuice”, Office Max, Lunchables, and Harbor Wealth Management have in common? They were all launched in 1988!
The words “emo”, “JPEG”, “stress ball”, “unibrow”, and “e-book” were all coined in 1988!
1988’s top five box office hits included “Who Framed Roger Rabbit”, “Coming to America”, “Good Morning, Vietnam”, and “Big”, with “Rain Man” taking the #1 spot.
1988’s Billboard Year-End Hot 100 Singles list was dominated by one artist—George Michael! He secured the #1 spot with his hit “Faith” and went on to appear in the list four more times, for a total of 5 songs in the top 100!
Did you know? Teddy Grahams, Powerade, Outback Steakhouse, Auntie Anne’s Pretzels, Cold Stone Creamery, and the McChicken were all created in 1988!
If you invested $1000 in the S&P 500 at the beginning of 1988, you would have about $33,173.96 by the end of 2023, assuming you reinvested all dividends.
1988 brought many advancements in technology, including the first use of the phrase “World Wide Web” and the internet’s first computer virus!
Celebrities Rihanna, Stephen Curry, Jessie J, Haley Joel Osment, Lizzo, Adele, Conor McGregor, and Emma Stone were all born the same year as Harbor!