Life Timeline

For those born June 24, 1967.

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Before you were born

You're one of the first people who's never lived in a world without Star Trek.

In November 2015, David Sims wrote about the return of Star Trek to television.


Around the time you were born, Egypt and Jordan signed a joint defense agreement against Israel.

In June 2002, Katie Bacon interviewed Michael Oren about his book on the Six-Day War.

Year 56

You were born in June of 1967. This year, The Atlantic celebrates its 160th birthday, making it 3 times as old as you.

The year you were born, Mark Harris wrote about the hippie culture that flourished on San Francisco's famous Haight Street.


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The teenage years

This is what Hollywood thought teenagers looked like the year you became one.

Fame was released in 1980.

Coming of age

Around your 18th birthday, an international treaty regulating the extradition and rehabilitation of prisoners, known as the Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons, went into force.

On April 2013, Abby Ohlheiser wrote about the case of the U.S. wanting Mexico to rearrest a drug kingpin to be extradited.


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After the Fall

At 22 years old, you saw the collapse of the Berlin Wall.

“It was thought that all borders between men had similarly disintegrated, and we were all destined to be free and empowered individuals in a global meeting place,” wrote Robert Kaplan 20 years later.

Half a life ago

Your life can be divided into two halves: before and after websites.

In February 2015, Julie Beck wrote about what is lost when websites change or disappear.


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In 2001, Vin Diesel, who was born the same year as you, began starring in the Fast and the Furious franchise as Dominic Toretto.

In April 2015, Christopher Orr wrote about the appeal of the several-part Fast and the Furious franchise.


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After the Spring

When you turned 43, you saw the rise of the Arab Spring.

People across the world rediscovered the power and peril of revolutions, as Laura Kasinof found in Yemen.


By the time you turn 57, the World Bank predicts that the U.S. dollar will lose its global dominance.

In February 2012, Charles A. Kupchan wrote about the world's emerging economies, and how the world will look by 2050.

History in the making

History is happening all around you, every day.

The Atlantic is here to help you process it, in stories like these: