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Everything That's Happened Since Bruce Willis Last Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'

Fall TV
October 12, 2013

Everything That's Happened Since Bruce Willis Last Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'

Fall TV
October 12, 2013

It's been nearly a quarter of a century since Bruce Willis last hosted "Saturday Night Live." He made his one and only appearance in Season 15's premiere on Sept. 30, 1989.

A lot has happened between then and this Saturday, when the "Red 2" star returns to Studio 8H. Willis himself has changed quite a bit — back then, the 34-year-old was just an up-and-coming star who had proven that he could do comedy ("Moonlighting") and action ("Die Hard"). Oh, and he had hair:

The world is a different place than it was in 1989. Check out everything that's happened since Willis hosted "SNL":

Nov. 9, 1989: The Berlin Wall falls.

July 4, 1990: "Die Hard 2" hits theaters.

Feb. 9, 1991: Adam Sandler makes his debut on "SNL" as a featured player.

Nov. 22, 1992: Last week's "SNL" host, Miley Cyrus, is born. This week's musical guest, Katy Perry, was 8 years old.

May 20, 1993: "Cheers" airs its series finale.

Oct. 14, 1994: Willis rejuvenates his career in Quentin Tarantino's "Pulp Fiction."

May 19, 1995: "Die Hard: With a Vengeance" is released.

July 5, 1996: Dolly the sheep is the first mammal ever to be cloned.

Dec. 19, 1997: "Titanic" crushes box-office records.

June 24, 1998: Willis and wife Demi Moore separate (divorce isn't finalized for two years). A year later, she begins dating Ashton Kutcher (then 21), whom she later marries and divorces.

July 25, 1999: Lance Armstrong wins the first of seven consecutive Tour de France races. He is later stripped of all titles for doping offenses.

July 2000: File-sharing service Napster rocks the music industry when Radiohead's "Kid A" album is leaked before release.

Sept. 11, 2001: Terrorists attack the U.S. killing nearly 3,000 people.

Sept. 4, 2002: Kelly Clarkson wins the first season of "American Idol." The hit singing-competition series will begin its 13th season in 2014.

Oct. 7, 2003: Willis's fellow action star Arnold Schwarzenegger is elected governor of California.

February 2004: Mark Zuckerberg and his Harvard roommates launch Facebook.

May 23, 2005: Willis turns 50. Tom Cruise jumps on Oprah Winfrey's couch during an interview while proclaiming his love for Katie Holmes. The couple marry a year later and divorce in 2012.

Feb. 10, 2006: "Arrested Development" is canceled and airs its last episode. Seven years later, Netflix airs a fourth season of the cult comedy.

June 27, 2007: "Live Free or Die Hard" opens.

Oct. 18, 2008: After Tina Fey pops by to do her Sarah Palin impression on the "SNL" Season 34 premiere, the governor of Alaska herself stops in to do a few sketches. It is the highest-rated "SNL" episode in 14 years.

March 21, 2009: Willis marries model Emma Heming (then 30).

April 3, 2010: Apple debuts its new tablet, the iPad.

April 29, 2011: Royal wedding fever sweeps the world when Prince William marries Kate Middleton.

April 1, 2012: Willis welcomes his fourth daughter, Mabel Ray. His eldest daughter, Rumer, is nearly 24.

Feb. 13, 2013: Willis reprises the role of John McClane in "A Good Day to Die Hard."

"Saturday Night Live" airs Saturdays at 11:30 p.m. on NBC.