Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Years in the '80s

During the 1980s, specifically during the years 1981 to 1988, the traditional new years eve Times Square Ball, which drops during the countdown to a new year, was decorated in the form of an apple, with red bulbs and a green stem, to commemorate the city of New York, aka, "the Big Apple."

Here's a video, courtesy of Youtube, of New Years Eve 1985, as the new year 1986 was rung in, showing the "Big apple" drop.

In 1989, the ball returned to its traditional appearance, a plain white ball with white lightbulbs. 

Happy New Year to everyone!!


  1. That was great, Lazlo! I was too young to stay up until midnight in the 80s and had never seen the Big Apple ball before. They should bring it back! I hope you have a happy New Year!

  2. Shannon- Thanks! Happy New Year to you too!!!

  3. Chelly-- You too!! Happy New Year!!!

  4. I remember when New Year's eve of 1980 came, we were all looking forward to starting a new decade and moving on from the '70s.
    And disco...
    Happy new year sir ;^)

  5. Joe-- Happy New Year to you too!!

  6. Clever post :) Anyone else miss the 80's as much as I do? At least some of the 80's vibe is coming back in fashion now that it's retro. Happy 2012!

    Hey Lazlo, I make headers. Would you like me to make one for your cool blog?
    It's $10 for simple (words only) and $25 for more complicated. Here are two I've done recently:
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  7. Janis-- Welcome to the blog! Thanks for the offer, I'll consider it. Happy 2012!