Happy Birthday, Future Franchise

Today is 18 year old Drew Doughty’s birthday. He is now 19 year old Drew Doughty.

It wasn’t until his parents took him out of the bucket that they realized his true potential.

Drew was born December 8th, 1989. Remember 1989?

Culture:
George H. W. Bush takes office as 41st President.
The Berlin Wall comes down.
Word Perfect 5.1 is shipped.

Sports:
Wayne Gretzky passes Marcel Dionne to become NHL’s 2nd all time scorer.
Mats Sudin selected 1st overall by Quebec Nordiques.
Toronto Blue Jays Skydome stadium opens, Mil Brewers win 5-3.
George W Bush becomes CEO of Texas Rangers.
Pete Rose is suspended from baseball for life for gambling.
Trumbull Conn, is first US team since 1983 to win Little League WS. Led by Chris Drury.
Kirby Pucket signs record $3,000,000 per year Minn Twins contract.

Media:
Final episode of “Family Ties” airs.
First episode of Seinfeld premieres.

The Top Ten Grossing Movies USA 1989
1. Batman
2. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
3. Lethal Weapon 2
4. Look Who’s Talking
5. Honey, I Shrunk The Kids
6. Back To The Future 2
7. Ghostbusters 2
8. Driving Miss Daisy
9. Parenthood
10. Dead Poets Society

Top Ten Songs of 1989
1. Look Away, Chicago
2. My Prerogative, Bobby Brown
3. Every Rose Has Its Thorn, Poison
4. Straight Up, Paula Abdul
5. Miss You Much, Janet Jackson
6. Cold Hearted, Paula Abdul
7. Wind Beneath My Wings, Bette Midler
8. Girl You Know Its True, Milli Vanilli
9. Baby, I Love Your Way/Freebird, Will To Power
10. Giving You The Best That I Got, Anita Baker

Not much has changed, huh?

The Royal Half has been a Los Angeles Kings fan since 1988 and a Half-Season Ticket Holder since 2002. He has seen the following goaltenders play in person for the Los Angeles Kings… Kelly Hrudey, Grant Fuhr, Byron Dafoe, Jamie Storr, Stephane Fiset, Felix Potvin, Cristobal Huet, Roman Cechmanek, Mathieu Garon, Adam Hauser, Jason LaBarbera, Barry Brust, Sean Burke, Dan Cloutier, Yutaka Fukufuji, Jean-Sebastien Aubin, Erik Ersberg, Jonathan Bernier, Jonathan Quick, Ben Scrivens and Martin Jones.You can follow The Royal Half on Twitter @TheRoyalHalf.