37 Fads That Swept The Nation
Here's a sample from the site:
Birth of the Fad: 1980
Death of the Fad: 1981, when Atari released a home version of the popular arcade game that was so bad, it’s still frequently blamed for the video-game-business crash of 1983.
Unbelievably, the first perfect game of Pac-Man [wiki] wasn’t played until July 1999. That honor went to a 33-year-old Florida hot-sauce manufacturer named Billy Mitchell, who played Pac-Man for six hours straight to reach the 256th screen and achieve a score of 3,333,360.