Harken back to a simpler time my dear friends -- also known as 1983. Boy, how much more awesome things were back then!

This year marks the 30th birthday or anniversary for some great items. It was an all-around banner year for American culture.

Here are 15 things that are turning 30:

  1. Chicken McNuggets
  2. The D.A.R.E. program
  3. The Swatch Watch
  4. TCP/IP on Arpanet (The Internet)
  5. Plinko on the Price Is Right
  6. Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
  7. The American Minivan
  8. Mario Bros.
  9. Hooters
  10. Apple IIe personal computer
  11. Cabbage Patch Kids
  12. The Disney Channel
  13. The A Team
  14. Care Bears & My Little Pony
  15. Microsoft Word