I originally posted this one year ago today. It’s gotten the most clicks, the most comments and the most shares of anything posted here, and “Martha Quinn” brings more people to the blog than any other search term. MTV turns 31 today, and Martha Quinn, in case you’re wondering, is now 53 but doesn’t look it.
Originally posted on Todd Pack's Messy Desk:
MTV signed on the year President Reagan nominated the 1st woman, Sandra Day O’Connor, to the U.S. Supreme Court. She retired 5 years ago.
When MTV signed on, Barack Obama was 19 years old.
I was 15, although we didn’t get MTV until I was almost out of high school. I made do with “Video Jukebox” on HBO and “Night Tracks” on TBS. “Night Tracks” played videos all night long, so I’d tape it and watch it, a few videos at a time, throughout the week.
MTV was born the same year as Alicia Keys, Elijah Wood, Justin Timberlake and Paris Hilton.
MTV was born the year Anwar Sadat was assassinated and Hosni Mubarak became president of Egypt. He was ousted about…
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