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Pop culture anniversaries coming in 2016: 'Terminator 2: Judgment Day,' 'Rent' and more

The year 2016 marks some really fun and important pop culture anniversaries.

"Terminator 2: Judgment Day" will celebrate its 25th anniversary! Fans of Tupac will mourn the 20th anniversary of his death in 1996.

Check out more important anniversaries, below.

50th anniversary: 1966

Aug. 8, 1966: The Beatles released their groundbreaking
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Aug. 8, 1966: The Beatles released their groundbreaking album, "Revolver."

June 27, 1966: The director J.J. Abrams was born in New York City.

Sept. 8, 1966: The first episode of "Star Trek" aired on NBC.

Jan. 12, 1966: The first episode of "Batman" starring Adam West debuted on ABC.

45th anniversary: 1971

Oct. 9, 1971:
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Oct. 9, 1971: "The French Connection" starring Gene Hackman and Roy Scheider opens in theaters.

June 5, 1971: Mark Wahlberg is born in Boston.

July 6, 1971: Louis Armstrong dies at age 69 in Queens.

40th anniversary: 1976

Nov. 21, 1976:
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Nov. 21, 1976: "Rocky" opens in theaters, launching a franchise that continues today.

March 22, 1976: Reese Witherspoon is born in New Orleans.

July 12, 1976: "Family Feud" debuts on ABC.

35th anniversary: 1981

June 12, 1981:
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June 12, 1981: "Raiders of the Lost Ark" debuts in theaters.

Sept. 12, 1981: "The Smurfs" begins airing on ABC.

Aug. 1, 1981: "Endless Love" by Lionel Ritchie (sung as a duet with Diana Ross) is released in conjunction with the film of the same title.

May 11, 1981: Reggae singer Bob Marley dies in Miami.

30th anniversary: 1986

June 13, 1986: Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen
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June 13, 1986: Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen are born in Sherman Oaks, California.

May 16, 1986: "Top Gun" is released in theaters.

Jan. 14, 1986: Donna Reed dies at age 64 in Beverly Hills, California.

25th anniversary: 1991

July 1, 1991:
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July 1, 1991: "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" opens in theaters.

Sept. 1, 1991: "E! News," then known as "E! News Daily," begins airing on the E! Network.

Sept. 24, 1991: Nirvana releases breakthrough album "Nevermind."

20th anniversary: 1996

Sept. 13, 1996: Tupac Shakur dies at age
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Sept. 13, 1996: Tupac Shakur dies at age 25 in Las Vegas.

Jan. 25, 1996: "Rent" premieres on Broadway.

Sept. 19, 1996: The Spice Girls release debut album "Spice" featuring the hit song "Wannabe."

15th anniversary: 2001

Aug. 25, 2001: Aaliyah dies at age 22
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Aug. 25, 2001: Aaliyah dies at age 22 in a plane crash in the Bahamas.

Dec. 19, 2001: The first installment in the Peter Jackson "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, "The Fellowship of the Ring," opens in theaters.

Nov. 6, 2001: "24" premieres on the Fox Network.

10th anniversary: 2006

Oct. 11, 2006:
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Oct. 11, 2006: "30 Rock" starring Tina Fey premieres on NBC.

Dec. 25, 2006: James Brown dies at age 73 in Atlanta.

April 18, 2006: Suri Cruise is born to parents Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes.

March 24, 2006: "Hannah Montana" premiered on the Disney Channel.


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