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VIDEO: What the world was like when the Mets won the World Series

A look back at what was going on in the world in 1969 and 1986.

The Mets win their second World Series in 1986.

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On Tuesday, the New York Mets will play Game 1 of the 2015 World Series. Their last appearance was in 2000 against their crosstown rivals, The Yankess.

The Mets have two World Series Championship –in 1969 when they defeated the Baltimore Orioles, and in 1986 against the Boston Red Sox.

To get in the World Series spirit, we highlight the Mets championship victories and encourage you to revisit other notable moments 1969 and 1986.


The wild and crazy moment when the Mets beat the Orioles to win their very first World Series Championship.


Jimi Hendrix performs before thousands of screaming fans at Woodstock.

The first episode of Sesame Street aired in 1969.

Dwight Eisenhower dies.

1969:

Richard Nixon was the President of The United States.

The Jets won the Super Bowl.

The best film of the year: Oliver.

Album of the year: "By The Time I Get To Phoenix" by Glen Campbell.

The Vietnam War was in its 14th year.


In 1986 The New York Mets defeat the Boston Red Sox to win their second World Series championship.

During the Game 1 of the series, Michael Sergio lands on the field via parachute and the fans go wild.

In 1986, "We Are The World" was the song of the year.

The TV show "ALF" made its debut in 1986.

Nintendo makes its debut in February of 1986.

Space Shuttle Challenger explodes on live television.

1986:

Ronald Reagan was President of the United States.

Best Picture: "Out of Africa"

The Chicago Bears shuffled their way to winning the Super Bowl.

The Oprah Winfrey show and Pee Wee's Playhouse both premiere – there was something for everyone.

 

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