The story you are telling is more about when it happened than what happened. Heard from an older couple:
"Back in mid-September 1987..,"
"No, it wasn't September, don't you remember it was snowing?"
"It was snowing in mid-September 1987. Don't you remember that he Olsens down the street had gotten kittens?"
"No, they got kittens in the summer of 88. I remember that because there were so many mosquitos in 88. Don't you remember I said "We should have gotten a cat so it could eat the mosquitos"?
"No, I remember that clearly to be in 89. That was when the stocks on grapes went down."
And it went on and on like this for years.