The Street Fighter franchise turns 25 this year, which got me thinking about what didn’t exist when Street Fighter hit arcades in 1987.
Here’s a short list of just what emerged the year after Street Fighter was born:
- Crack Cocaine
- Rain Man, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Big, Twins, Die Hard, and The Naked Gun
- The Simpsons, Baywatch, Married with Children
- Rihanna, Michael Cera, Emma Stone
- PC Viruses
- Hubble Space Telescope
- Stealth Bombers
Sounds like 1987 was a great year to be alive, which I was, because I’m a dinosaur.