Marlon Brando as Don Vito Corleone in "The Godfather."

Marlon Brando as Don Vito Corleone in "The Godfather."

In 2022, we'll be celebrating many significant pop culture anniversaries from the premieres of "The Godfather" (50!) and "Titanic" (25!) to Billy Joel's "Nylon Curtain" (30!) and Harry Chapin's biggest hit (50!) Here's our annual, extremely subjective list of notable anniversaries designed, as always to make you say out loud, "I can't believe it's been that long!"

1972 (50th Anniversary)

MOVIES

THE GODFATHER, James Caan, Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, John Cazale,...

THE GODFATHER, James Caan, Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, John Cazale, 1972 Credit: Everett Collection

Jan. 27 Last Tango in Paris

Feb. 13 Cabaret

March 24 The Godfather

May 4 Play It Again Sam

June 29 The Candidate

July 30 Deliverance

Aug. 4 Ben

Aug. 4 Super Fly

Aug. 25 Blacula

Dec. 13 The Poseidon Adventure

Dec. 17 The Heartbreak Kid

TV

 Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson in "Sanford and Son."

 Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson in "Sanford and Son." Credit: Everett Collection/NBC

Jan. 14 Sanford and Son

Sept. 12 Maude

Sept. 14 The Waltons

Sept. 16 The Bob Newhart Show

Sept. 17 M*A*S*H

Oct. 4 ABC Afterschool Specials

Oct. 14 Kung Fu

MUSIC

 Harry Chapin plays the guitar and sings on stage during...

 Harry Chapin plays the guitar and sings on stage during a performance, 1970s.  Credit: Getty Images/Hulton Archive

American Pie (Don MacLean)

Eat a Peach (Allman Brothers Band)

Exile on Main Street (Rolling Stones)

Oh Girl (The ChiLites)

Talking Book (Stevie Wonder)

Taxi (Harry Chapin)

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (Roberta Flack)

The Harder They Come (movie soundtrack)

The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (David Bowie)

Walk on the Wild Side (Lou Reed)

TURNING 50

US actress Cameron Diaz poses for the media prior to...

US actress Cameron Diaz poses for the media prior to the Germany premiere of the movie 'Sex Tape' in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Sept. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn) Credit: AP/Michael Sohn

May 2 Dwayne Johnson

Aug. 15 Ben Affleck

Aug. 30 Cameron Diaz

Sept. 6 Idris Elba

Oct. 17 Eminem

1982 (40th anniversary)

MOVIES

Henry Thomas in "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial."

Henry Thomas in "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial." Credit: Universal/Everett Collection

May 21 Annie

May 28 Rocky 3

June 4 Poltergeist

June 4 Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

June 11 ET: The Extra-terrestrial

July 28 An Officer and A Gentleman

Oct. 22 First Blood

Dec. 6 Gandhi

Dec. 8 48 HRS

Dec. 17 Tootsie

TV

The cast of "Family Ties," from left: Michael J. Fox, Meredith...

The cast of "Family Ties," from left: Michael J. Fox, Meredith Baxter, Tina Yothers, Michael Gross, Justine Bateman Credit: NBC/Everett Collection

Jan. 7 Fame

Feb. 1 Late Night with David Letterman

March 4 Police Squad!

Sept. 22 Family Ties

Sept. 26 Knight Rider

Sept. 27 Square Pegs

Sept. 30 Cheers

Oct. 26 St. Elsewhere

MUSIC

Michael Jackson's "Thriller" album.

Michael Jackson's "Thriller" album. Credit: Alamy Stock Photo/CBW

Beauty and the Beat (The Go-Gos)

Don't You Want Me (Human League)

Ebony and Ivory (Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder)

Eye of the Tiger (Survivor)

I Love Rock & Roll (Joan Jett and the Blackhearts)

1999 (Prince)

The Message (Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five)

The Nylon Curtain (Billy Joel)

Thriller (Michael Jackson)

TURNING 40

Nicki Minaj attends the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic...

Nicki Minaj attends the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City.  Credit: Getty Images/Jamie McCarthy

Apr. 15 Seth Rogen

Apr .24 Kelly Clarkson

Sept. 27 Lil Wayne

Nov. 12 Anne Hathaway

Dec. 8 Nicki Minaj

SHOCKING CELEBRITY DEATHS

This July 27, 1978 file photo shows John Belushi at the...

This July 27, 1978 file photo shows John Belushi at the opening night party for "Animal House" at the Village Gate in New York City.  Credit: AP

March 5 John Belushi

July 23 Vic Morrow

Sept. 24 Grace Kelly

1992 (30th anniversary)

MOVIES

 Denzel Washington in "Malcolm X."

 Denzel Washington in "Malcolm X." Credit: Warner Bros/Everett Collection

Feb. 14 Wayne's World

March 13 My Cousin Vinny

June 16 Batman Returns

July 1 A League of Their Own

Oct. 2 Glengarry Glen Ross

Oct. 8 Reservoir Dogs

Nov. 15 Home Alone 2

Nov. 18 Malcolm X

Nov. 27 The Crying Game

TV

Talk show host Johnny Carson, with his personalized coffee cup...

Talk show host Johnny Carson, with his personalized coffee cup in front of him, watches clips from earlier shows during the last taping of the "Tonight Show" in front of family and friends in Burbank, Ca., May 22, 1992.  Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS/DOUGLAS C. PIZAC

Apr. 6 Barney & Friends

May 21 The Real World

May 22 Johnny Carson's final "Tonight" show

June 3 Bill Clinton plays sax on "Arsenio"

July 8 Melrose Place

Aug. 15 The Larry Sanders Show

Aug. 27 Martin

Sept. 23 Mad About You

Nov. 18 Seinfeld "The Contest" episode

Dec. 28 Amy Fisher: My Story

MUSIC

TLC performing at the MTV 20th Anniversary party, "MTV20: Live...

TLC performing at the MTV 20th Anniversary party, "MTV20: Live and Almost Legal" at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City on Aug. 1, 2001. Credit: Getty Images/Scott Gries

Achy Breaky Heart (Billy Ray Cyrus)

Automatic for the People (R.E.M)

Baby Got Back (Sir Mix-a-Lot)

Creep (TLC)

End of the Road (Boyz II Men)

I Will Always Love You (Whitney Houston)

Rage Against the Machine (Rage Against the Machine)

The Chronic (Dr. Dre)

TURNING 30

In this Jan 11, 2020 file photo, Selena Gomez attends...

In this Jan 11, 2020 file photo, Selena Gomez attends the premiere of "Dolittle" in Los Angeles.  Credit: Invision/AP/Richard Shotwell

July 22 Selena Gomez

Aug. 20 Demi Lovato

Sept. 16 Nick Jonas

Oct. 11 Cardi B

Nov. 23 Miley Cyrus

SHOCKING CELEBRITY DEATH

April 10 Sam Kinison

1997 (25th anniversary)

MOVIES

Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in "Titanic."  

Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in "Titanic."   Credit: 20th Century Fox/Everett Collection

March 7 Private Parts

May 9 The Fifth Element

July 2 Men in Black

Aug. 22 G.I. Jane

Sept. 19 L.A. Confidential

Oct. 10 Boogie Nights

Nov. 20 Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

Dec. 5 Good Will Hunting

Dec. 6 As Good As It Gets

Dec. 19 Titanic

TV

Clockwise from top: Kenny McCormick (voice: Matt Stone), Kyle Broflovski...

Clockwise from top: Kenny McCormick (voice: Matt Stone), Kyle Broflovski (voiced by Matt Stone), Stan Marsh (voiced by Trey Parker), Eric Cartman (voice: Trey Parker), of "South Park." Credit: Comedy Central/Everett Collection

Jan. 3 Matt Lauer starts on "Today"

March 2 Daria

March 10 Buffy, the Vampire Slayer

April 30 "Ellen" coming out episode

July 12 Oz

Aug. 11 The View

Aug. 13 South Park

Sept. 8 Ally McBeal

MUSIC

Spice Girls perform during the Billboard Music Awards, Dec. 8,...

Spice Girls perform during the Billboard Music Awards, Dec. 8, 1997, in Las Vegas.  Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS/LENNOX MCLENDON

Come on Over (Shania Twain)

I Believe I Can Fly (R Kelly)

MMMBop (Hanson)

Mo Money Mo Problems (The Notorious B.I.G.)

OK Computer (Radiohead)

Sevens (Garth Brooks)

Tubthumping (Chumbawamba)

Un-Break My Heart (Toni Braxton)

Wannabee (Spice Girls)

TURNING 25

Kylie Jenner attends the 61st Annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center...

Kylie Jenner attends the 61st Annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center on Feb. 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.  Credit: Getty Images for The Recording Academy/Matt Winkelmeyer

Feb. 10 Chloe Grace Moretz

March 3 Camila Cabello

Aug. 10 Kylie Jenner

Oct. 8 Bella Thorne

SHOCKING CELEBRITY DEATHS

Notorious B.I.G. at the Billboard Music Awards in New York,...

Notorious B.I.G. at the Billboard Music Awards in New York, on Dec. 6, 1995. Credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS/MARK LENNIHAN

March 9 Notorious B.I.G.

Aug. 31 Princess Diana

Oct. 12 John Denver

Nov. 22 Michael Hutchence

Dec. 18 Chris Farley

2002 (20th anniversary)

MOVIES

Daniel Radcliffe in "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets."...

Daniel Radcliffe in "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets."   Credit: Warner Bros/Everett Collection

May 3 Spider-Man

May 16 Star Wars II: Attack of the Clones

June 6 The Bourne Identity

June 16 Lilo & Stitch

Aug. 2 My Big Fat Greek Wedding

Nov. 6 8 Mile

Nov. 14 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Dec. 18 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Dec. 20 Gangs of New York

Dec. 27 Chicago

TV

In this Sept. 4, 2002 file photo, Kelly Clarkson, 20,...

In this Sept. 4, 2002 file photo, Kelly Clarkson, 20, of Burleson, Texas, sings "A Moment Like This," after winning in the final episode of the first season of Fox's television competition "American Idol," in Los Angeles.  Credit: AP/Lucy Nicholson

March 12 The Shield

March 25 The Bachelor

June 2 The Wire

June 11 American Idol

July 12 Monk

Sept. 16 Dr. Phil

MUSIC

 Ashanti attends the "2021 Soul Train Awards" Presented By BET...

 Ashanti attends the "2021 Soul Train Awards" Presented By BET at The Apollo Theater on Nov.r 20, 2021 in New York City. Credit: Getty Images for BET/Paras Griffin

A Moment Like This (Kelly Clarkson)

Ashanti (Ashanti)

Complicated (Avril Lavigne)

Don't Know Why (Norah Jones)

Hot in Herre (Nelly)

The Blueprint (Jay-Z)

The Eminem Show (Eminem)

The Rising (Bruce Springsteen)

SHOCKING CELEBRITY DEATH

April 25 Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes

2012 (10th anniversary)

MOVIES

Jennifer Lawrence in "The Hunger Games."

Jennifer Lawrence in "The Hunger Games." Credit: Lions Gate/Everett Collection

March 23 The Hunger Games

May 4 The Avengers

July 3 The Amazing Spider-Man

July 20 The Dark Knight Rises

Oct. 12 Argo

Nov. 9 Skyfall

Nov. 16 Silver Linings Playbook

Dec. 19 Zero Dark Thirty

Dec. 25 Les Miserables

TV

 Julia Louis-Dreyfus in  "Veep."  

 Julia Louis-Dreyfus in  "Veep."   Credit: HBO/Everett Collection

April 5 Scandal

April 14 Girls

April 22 Veep

Nov. 25 Liz & Dick (Lindsay Lohan as Elizabeth Taylor)

Dec. 17 Gossip Girl ends

Dec. 20 Jersey Shore ends

MUSIC

2FY67J9 Adele music album on vinyl record LP disc. This...

2FY67J9 Adele music album on vinyl record LP disc. This album is titled 21. Album cover Credit: Alamy Stock Photo/Blueee

21 (Adele)

Call Me Maybe (Carly Rae Jepsen)

Gangnam Style (Psy)

Locked out of Heaven (Bruno Mars)

Red (Taylor Swift)

Somebody That I Used to Know (Gotye)

Thrift Shop (Macklemore and Ryan Lewis)

12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief

SHOCKING CELEBRITY DEATH

Whitney Houston performs in Paris Bercy on May 18, 1988...

Whitney Houston performs in Paris Bercy on May 18, 1988 In Paris,France.   Credit: Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images/Frederic REGLAIN

Feb. 11 Whitney Houston

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