Here Are The Most Iconic Entertainment Anniversaries Happening In 2016

As we push forward into 2016, with new and exciting films, television shows and music on the horizon, it’s so important to look back at some of our favs from a past time. Can you believe it’s be 40 years since the first Rocky film debuted? We bet you didn’t realized Rugrats first premiered 25 years ago. Here are the most iconic entertainment anniversaries happening in 2016.

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2011 was an interesting year. We bid farewell to our beloved Harry Potter franchise, and HBO brought Game of Thrones to life. See all of the other wonderful movies, TV shows, and music that we were introduced to 5 years ago.
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April 17: Game of Thrones
July 19: Awkward.
Sept 19: 2 Broke Girls
Sept 21: Revenge
Oct 2: Homeland
Oct 5: American Horror Story

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Jan 19: 21- Adele
Feb 18: The King of Limbs - Radiohead
March 18: F.A.M.E.- Chris Brown
March 25: Femme Fatale -  Britney Spears
Aug 28: Watch the Throne- Kanye WestJay-Z
Nov 15: Take Care - Drake

 

 

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2006 was  pretty kick ass year. Many of us were in the prime of our teen years, Taylor Swift was singing the soundtrack to our lives, and we were falling in love with Channing Tatum for the first time in Step Up.
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20th Century Fox
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NBC
March 8: Top Chef
March 24: Hannah Montana
May 31: The Hills
July 7: Psych
Sept 26: Heroes
Sept 28:Ugly Betty
Oct 1: Dexter
Oct 3: Friday Night Lights
Oct 11: 30 Rock

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Feb 28: In My Own Words -Ne-Yo
April 10: A Girl Like Me-Rihanna
May 9: Stadium Arcadium -Red Hot Chili Peppers
June 7: Loose- Nelly Furtado
Aug 11: Back to Basics - Christina Aguilera
Sept 4: B'Day-Beyoncé 
Sept 12: FutureSex/LoveSounds-Justin Timberlake
Sept 12: Continuum-John Mayer
Sept 13: The Dutchess- Fergie
Oct 24: Taylor Swift- Taylor Swift
Oct 27: Back to Black- Amy Winehouse
Nov 21: Kingdom Come- Jay-Z
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Our world changed forever in 2001. Still, the entire year wasn't cloaked in despair. Warner Brothers brought J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter to life, we found a new friend in Shrek and Jay-Z gave us The Blueprint. We also said good-bye to the long running classic Baywatch.
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Jan 16: J.Lo- Jennifer Lopez
Feb 1: Brushfire Fairytales- Jack Johnson
March 13: Discovery- Daft Punk
March 26: Gorillaz - Gorillaz
April 24: All For You-Janet Jackson
May 15: Miss E...So Addictive  -Missy Elliott
May 15: Weezer- Weezer
June 5: Songs in A Minor - Alicia Keys
June 12: Take Off Your Pants and Jacket - Blink-182
July 3: White Blood Cells- The White Stripes
July 7: Aaliyah-Aaliyah
July 24: Celebrity - NSync
August 7: 8701 -Usher
Sept 11: The Blueprint- Jay-Z
Sept 11: GlitterMariah Carey
October 30: Invincible-Michael Jackson
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Britney- Britney Spears
Nov 20: Missundaztood- Pink

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1996 was quite a year. We were in the prime of the '90s, and the entertainment industry was at its peak debuting shows like Hey Arnold!, Arthur and Moesha. Some of our favorite childhood classics like Matilda also premiered this year while Tales From the Crypt went dark after 7 years on air. Can you believe its been 20 years?!
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Jan 23: Moesha
July 15: Kenan & Kel
July 22: The Daily Show
Aug 26: 7th Heaven
Sept 2: Arthur
Sept 13: Everybody Loves Raymond
Sept 16: Judge Judy
Sept 27: Sabrina, the Teenage Witch
Oct 7: Hey Arnold!
Oct 27: Pop-Up Video
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Amazon
Feb 13: All Eyez On Me- 2Pac
Feb 13: The Score- The Fugees
March 26: The Coming- Busta Rhymes
April 30: Crash- Dave Matthews Band
May 17: MMMBop -Hanson
June 18: Odelay-Beck
June 25: Reasonable Doubt-Jay-Z
July 2: It Was Written- Nasir "Nas" Jones
July 23: Tidal- Fiona Apple
July 30: Sublime- Sublime
Aug 27: ATLiens- OutKast
Aug 27: One In A Million-Aaliyah
Sept 24: Pinkerton- Weezer
Nov 12: Hardcore- Lil Kim
Nov 26: Dr. Dre Presents: The Aftermath - Dr. Dre
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We don't know if you even remember 1991 so here's a bit of a refresher. The world was saying goodbye to 21 Jump Street ( the show starring Johnny Depp not the movies) and Twin Peaks (which is ironically getting a reboot this year), but we were also saying hello to Rugrats, The Jerry Springer Show and Nirvana's Nevermind.
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Disney
Feb 13: The Silence of the Lambs
March 8: New Jack City
May 24: Thelma & Louise
May 24: Backdraft
June 7: City Slickers
June 7: Jungle Fever
July 12: Boyz N The Hood
Oct 23: House Party 2
Nov 13:Beauty and the Beast
Nov 13: Cape Fear
Nov 22: The Addams Family
Nov 27: My Girl
Dec 11: Hook
Dec 20: Father of the Bride
Dec 20: JFK
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Amazon
Feb 4: Innuendo -Queen
March 11: Out Of Time -R.E.M.
May 28: Niggaz4Life -N.W.A.
June 11: Unforgettable…with Love- Natalie Cole
Aug 12: Metallica - Metallica
Aug 27: Ten -Pearl Jam
Sept 17: Use Your Illusion - Guns N Roses
Sept 24: Blood Sugar Sex Magik - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Sept 24: Nevermind -Nirvana
Nov 12: 2Pacalypse Now- 2Pac
Nov 26: Dangerous- Michael Jackson
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Ferris Bueller finally got his day off in 1986, while Oprah Winfrey began making her mark on the world. See what else went down 30 years ago!
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March 3: Matlock
March 25: Perfect Strangers
Sept 8: The Oprah Winfrey Show
Sept 22: Alf
Sept 29:Designing Women

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Feb 4: Control - Janet Jackson
May 27: Raising Hell- Run DMC
June 30: True Blue -Madonna
July 25: The 2 Live Crew Is What We Are - 2 Live Crew
Aug 18: Slippery When Wet - Bon Jovi
Aug 25: Graceland - Paul Simon
Oct 7: Reign In Blood - Slayer
Nov 15: Licensed to Ill - Beastie Boys
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1981 was a rough year for the entertainment industry. After all, we had to say goodbye the first Muppet's television show. However, it was redeemed a bit when Harrison Ford put on Indiana Jones' hat for the first time. The television classic Dynasty began slaying the television scene in '81 as well.
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Amazon
Jan 19: Paradise Theatre - Styx
Feb 9: Face Value - Phil Collins
Feb 12: Moving Pictures-Rush
July 31: Escape - Journey
Aug 24: Tattoo You - The Rolling Stones
Oct 2: Ghost In the Machine - The Police
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Any year that gave us Carrie and Taxi Driver was a pretty amazing year, so shout out to 1976! Keep reading for some other top pop culture favorites  from 40 years ago.
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United Artists
Feb 8: Taxi Driver
April 9: All the President's Men
June 25: The Omen
Sept 8: King Kong
Nov 3: Carrie
Nov 21: Rocky
Nov 27: Network
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Amazon
March 15: Destroyer - KISS
Sept 28: Songs in the Key of Life -Stevie Wonder
Oct 11: Arrival - ABBA
Dec 10: A Day At the Races - Queen

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