13 Things You Wouldn’t Realize Turn 30 This Year



Blockbuster Video

The first Blockbuster video store was opened in October of 1985. While the company has since gone under, thanks to streaming video services like Netflix, it was a juggernaut in the movie rental business for decades.

The Smoking Ban

While it took a while to get around the country, the very first public smoking ban went into effect in Aspen, Colorado. Before that, almost every restaurant in the country would ask “smoking, or non?”

Nintendo Entertainment System

The Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) first hit US stores at the end of 1985. After it hit the market, home video gaming changed forever.