Gregory DeVictor is a trivia enthusiast who loves to write articles about American nostalgia. His nostalgia articles, organized by year, cover topics like history events, popular TV shows and movies, best-selling books, food and fashion trends, sports facts, pop music artists and songs, famous birthdays, economic and tech news, popular pastimes, as well as unusual and sometimes scandalous news events.
For example, here are some fun facts and trivia from Gregory's 1998 American nostalgia article:
1. In the year 1998, there was no Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest. By the same token, there was no Reddit, Quora, WhatsApp, Tumblr, or LinkedIn. Likewise, iPhones, iPods, iTunes, Kindle, and Wikipedia did not exist yet. Although Google was established in 1998, there were still no Google Maps, Google Books, Google Photos, Google Alerts, or Google Goggles.
2. Because one satellite malfunctioned, over 80 percent of the world's pagers stopped working.
3. The cost of a 30-second Super Bowl commercial was $1,600,000. (In 2022, a Super Bowl ad cost $233,000 per second.)
4. The final two-part episode of the NBC sitcom Seinfeld aired to over 76.3 million viewers.
5. California became the first state to ban smoking in bars, restaurants, and casinos.
6. The Denver Broncos were the Super Bowl champs, and the New York Yankees won the World Series.
7. At age 77, astronaut John Glenn became the oldest man to fly in space. (In 1962, Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth, circling it three times.)
8. Internet properties established during 1998 included Clickbank, Google, Legacy.com, LendingTree.com, PayPal, and Yahoo! Finance.
9. Michael and Emily were popular baby names.
10. Flank steak and molten chocolate cake were real crowd-pleasers, and bucket hats and blue eyeshadow were all the rage.
During his writing career, Gregory has also published numerous articles on Forex trading, online gaming, food and drink, budgeting, bargain shopping, free stuff, couponing, banking, credit cards, getting out of debt, life planning, retiring fiscally fit, English grammar, American history, math, and travel destinations.
Gregory's educational background, career-related achievements, and pastimes:
Gregory DeVictor graduated magna cum laude from Villanova University and also studied at the University of Grenoble in France. He was a mathematics teacher with the School District of Philadelphia for a number of years, and also taught French to both secondary and adult students in Philadelphia's Foreign Language Magnet Program.
Gregory has also taught freshman English courses at Villanova University, including rhetoric and composition as well as the short story and novel.
In his spare time, he enjoys speedwalking along with reading mystery novels and the SFGate.