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On Dec. 9, 1989, Billy Joel's single "We
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'We Didn't Start the Fire' is 30 years old. How well do LIers know the lyrics?

On Dec. 9, 1989, Billy Joel's single "We Didn't Start the Fire" reached No. 1 on the Billboard charts. With the 30th anniversary approaching, Newsday editor Kaydi Pelletier visited Mulcahy's in Wantagh on Nov. 30, where Billy Joel tribute band Big Shot was scheduled to perform, to quiz fans on how well they know the historical figures name-dropped in the classic hit. Credit: Newsday / Shelby Knowles