Remember “Dirty Harry”? The Dow was at 1,000 points then
What do “Batman Forever,” Cher’s song “Believe” and the death of Mary Tyler Moore have in common? They all occurred in the same years that the Dow Jones industrial average passed major milestones. Here are a few more:
1,000 points: Nov. 14, 1972.
Box office hits that year: “The Godfather,” ″Dirty Harry.”
Top song: “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face,” Roberta Flack
Also on this day: Britain’s BBC marked the 50th anniversary of its first broadcasts from London.
5,000 points: Nov. 21, 1995
Box office hits: “Batman Forever,” ″Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls.”
Top song on Billboard: “Gangsta’s Paradise,” Coolio featuring L.V.
Also on this day: Shares of Boston Beer Company, which makes Sam Adams, soared on their first day of trading.
10,000: Mar. 29, 1999
Box office hits: “Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace,” ″Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me.”
Top song on Billboard: “Believe,” Cher
Also on this day: Wayne Gretzky of the New York Rangers scored the last of his National Hockey League record 894 goals in a home game against the New York Islanders.
15,000: May 7, 2013
Box office hits: “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” ″Iron Man 3″
Top song on Billboard: “Thrift Shop,” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz
Also on this day: Delaware became the 11th state to legalize same-sex marriage.
20,000: January 25, 2017
Box office hit: “Split”
Top song on Billboard: “Shape of You,” Ed Sheeran
Also on this day: Mary Tyler Moore died.
25,000: January 4, 2018
Box office hits: “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”
Top song on Billboard: “Perfect,” Ed Sheeran Duet With Beyonce
Also on this day: A massive winter storm hit much of the northeastern U.S. with snow and high winds, snarling traffic and travel.