What happened the year you were born?
Posted by Kassi42 11 years ago
 
 
In 1980 (the year you were born)  
 
 
 
 
Jimmy Carter is president of the US  
 
President Carter announces punitive measures and embargos against the USSR in retaliation for the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan  
 
Mount St. Helens in Washington state erupts in a violent blast estimated to be 500 times as powerful as the Hiroshima atomic bomb  
 
Ronald Reagan is elected the 40th US president in a sweeping victory  
 
US Representative Michael O. Myers is expelled from the House for his role in the Abscam scandal  
 
Hewlett-Packard announces release of its first personal computer  
 
Microsoft announces their version of UNIX, Xenix  
 
Christina Ricci, Chelsea Clinton, Venus Williams, Jessica Simpson, Macaulay Culkin, and Jake Gyllenhaal are born  
 
Philadelphia Phllies win the World Series  
 
Pittsburgh Steelers win Superbowl XIV  
 
New York Islanders win the Stanley Cup  
 
The Empire Strikes Back is the top grossing film  
 
"Lady" by Kenny Rogers spends the most time at the top of the US charts  
 
U.S. viewers get caught up in the "Who Shot J.R.?" cliff hanger on the soap opera series, Dallas, which is solved on a November 21 episode, drawing a record numbers of viewers  
 
What Happened the Year You Were Born?
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aktaeon: 1976, Year of the Dragon  
 
*The US celebrates its bicentennial, marking the 200th anniversary of its independence.  
*The Viking II sets down on Mars' Utopia Plains.  
*Promising, "I will never lie to you," Jimmy Carter is elected president of the United States.  
*George W. Bush is arrested and fined for driving under the influence of alcohol.  
*Cray-1, the first commercially developed supercomputer, is invented by Seymour Cray.  
*Filming begins on George Lucas' Star Wars.  
*The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins is published.  
*The Muppet Show premiere.  
Salient points...
crataegus: Gerald Ford becomes president of the US  
Impeachment hearings are opened against President Nixon by the House Judiciary Committee  
President Nixon resigns  
President Gerald Ford issues an unconditional pardon to ex-President Nixon for all federal crimes  
Heiress Patty Hearst is kidnapped by and eventually joins the Symbionese Liberation Army  
Miami Dolphins win Superbowl VIII  
Philadelphia Flyers win the Stanley Cup  
Blazing Saddles is the top grossing film  
All the President's Men by Bernstein and Woodward is published  
"Killing Me Softly With His Song" wins Grammy for song of the year
Where You in 62?
FuzzyDave: ***In 1962 (the year you were born)***  
 
 
John F. Kennedy is president of the US  
 
John Glenn becomes the first American in orbit when he circles the earth three times in the Mercury capsule Friendship 7  
 
Cuban Missile Crisis occurs when Soviet offensive missile build-up is discovered  
 
Cuban Missile Crisis is averted when President Kennedy and Soviet premiere Krushchev agree to remove missiles  
 
Maryiln Monroe is found dead in her Los Angeles home  
 
The drug thalidomide is recalled when it becomes linked with severe birth defects in thousands of children worldwide  
 
Pantyhose becomes available for sale in U.S. department stores  
 
Jim Carrey, Sheryl Crow, Jon Bon Jovi and Tom Cruise are born  
 
New York Yankees win the World Series  
 
Green Bay Packers win the NFL championship  
 
Toronto Maple Leafs win the Stanley cup  
 
Lawrence of Arabia wins the Oscar for best picture  
 
The Beatles release their first recording: the single "Love Me Do"/"P.S. I Love You"  
 
Johnny Carson debuts as host of The Tonight Show
The year I was born
SpearmintFur: Ronald Reagan is president of the US  
 
The US officially observes Martin Luther King Day as a national holiday for the first time  
 
The space shuttle Challenger explodes moments after lift off, killing 6 astronauts and a teacher  
 
A major nuclear disaster occurs at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the Soviet Union  
 
Japanese video game maker Nintendo introduces its games to America  
 
US warplanes bomb Libyan headquarters in retaliation for terrorist attacks  
 
The Soviet Union launches the Mir space station  
 
IBM unveils the PC Convertible, the first laptop computer  
 
Charlotte Church, The Olsen twins, and Lindsay Lohan are born  
 
New York Mets win the World Series  
 
Chicago Bears win Superbowl XX  
 
Montreal Canadiens win the Stanley Cup  
 
Top Gun is the top grossing film  
 
"That's What Friends Are For" by Dionne & Friends spends the most time at the top of the US charts  
 
ALF, the Oprah Winfrey Show, and Pee-wee's Playhouse premiere
1965
LowFlyingMule: In 1965 (the year you were born)
 
Lyndon B. Johnson is president of the US  
 
Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara calls for a nationwide network of bomb shelters  
 
Former leader of the Black Muslims, Malcolm X, is shot and killed in New York City  
 
To protest voting rights discrimination, civil rights demonstrators begin a march for Selma to Montgomery with federal troop protection  
 
The first commercial satellite, Early Bird, is launched into space by Nasa to transmit telephone and television signals  
 
Voting Rights Act is signed into law  
 
Riots by young blacks in the Watts area of Los Angeles begin, causing $200 million in damage  
 
Hurricane Betsy claims 75 lives in southern Florida and Louisiana  
 
United States President Lyndon Johnson proclaims his "Great Society" during his State of the Union address  
 
Dr. Dre, Sarah Jessica Parker, Robert Downey Jr., Shania Twain, Moby, and Ben Stiller are born  
 
Los Angeles Dodgers win the World Series  
 
Green Bay Packers win the NFL championship  
 
Montreal Canadiens win the Stanley Cup  
 
The Sound of Music, starring Julie Andrews, is the top grossing film  
 
Dune by Frank Herbert is published  
 
The Beatles' Rubber Soul is released  
 
"Satisfaction" by Rolling Stones is a top hit  
 
The Beatles appear on The Ed Sullivan Show, performing songs from their new album Help!  
 
Sony introduces the Betamax, a home video tape recorder  
 
Nearly all of NBC's programs are now broadcast in color  
 
I Dream of Jeannie premieres What Happened the Year You Were Born?
BIG MONEY PAT! BIG MONEY!
cornpone:  
In 1975 (the year you were born)  
 
 
 
 
Gerald Ford is president of the US  
 
Evacuation of US civilians from Saigon as Communist forces complete takeover of South Vietnam  
 
FBI agents capture Patty Hearst, who is indicted and convicted of bank robbery  
 
Teamster Jimmy Hoffa disappears without a trace  
 
Marines rescue the crew of the American ship the Mayaguez near Vietnam  
 
First Lady Betty Ford says in an interview that she thinks her children have tried marijuana  
 
Natalie Imbruglia, Drew Barrymore, David Beckham, Enrique Iglesias, Angelina Jolie, and Tiger Woods are born  
 
Cincinnati Reds win the World Series  
 
Pittsburgh Steelers win Superbowl IX  
 
Philadelphia Flyers win the Stanley Cup  
 
Production begins on Star Wars  
 
Jaws and The Rocky Horror Picture Show are the top grossing films  
 
Soul Train premieres on television in the United States  
 
"The Way We Were" (performed by Barbara Streisand) wins the Grammy for best song  
 
Saturday Night Live and Wheel of Fortune premiere  
 
What Happened the Year You Were Born?
me too
sandwoman13: I was born in 1980 as well.
Best of 1969
pneum0nic:  
 
In 1969 (the year you were born)  
 
 
 
 
Richard Nixon becomes president of the US  
 
Mary Jo Kopechne is killed when Senator Edward Kennedy veers off a narrow bridge on Chappaquiddick Island, crashing into a pond  
 
US astronaut Neil Armstrong becomes the first person to set foot on the moon while commanding the Apollo 11 mission  
 
Breathtaking pictures of Mars are transmitted to earth from NASA's Mariner 7 as it passes within 2,200 miles of the Red Planet  
 
Woodstock music festival begins in upstate NY, featuring performances by Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jefferson Airplane, and many more artists  
 
250,000 Vietnam War protestors gather in Washington for the largest anti-war rally in US history  
 
The first draft lottery since WWII is held in New York City  
 
The Beatles' performance in public for the last time, on the roof of Apple Records  
 
The Stonewall riots mark the start of the modern gay rights movement in the US  
 
Marilyn Manson, Jennifer Aniston, Renee Zellweger, Edward Norton, Christian Slater, and Linus Torvalds are born  
 
New York Mets win the World Series  
 
New York Jets win Superbowl III  
 
Montreal Canadiens win the Stanley Cup  
 
Sesame Street premieres  
 
Midnight Cowboy wins the Oscar for best picture  
 
David Bowie's debut single, "Space Oddity", becomes a huge hit - in part due to the US landing on the moon  
 
Sharon Tate & the LaBiancas are found murdered by Charles Manson & "family"  
pneum0nic: ...  
And Pantsuits became acceptable for everyday wear by women...  
 
A 'stereo' cost $189.95 and an 'average US Car' cost $2,280
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Schauspieler:  
 
In 1978 (the year you were born)  
 
 
 
 
Jimmy Carter is president of the US  
 
US Senate votes to turn over the Panama Canal to Panama on December 31, 1999  
 
Israel and Egypt reach a peace settlement at the Camp David Accords  
 
The US and mainland China announce that they will restore full diplomatic relations  
 
Members of Jim Jones' People's Temple commit mass suicide in Guyana  
 
Pope John Paul II becomes the first non-Italian pope in centuries  
 
Ted Bundy is captured in Florida  
 
The first computer bulletin board system is created  
 
Garfield debuts in newspapers  
 
Ashton Kutcher, Kobe Bryant, Usher, Clay Aiken, and Nelly Furtado are born  
 
New York Yankees win the World Series  
 
Dallas Cowboys win Superbowl XII  
 
Montreal Canadiens win the Stanley Cup  
 
Saturday Night Fever and Grease are the top grossing films  
 
"Night Fever" by the Bee Gees spends the most time at the top of the US charts  
 
Diff'rent Strokes and Mork & Mindy premiere  
 
What Happened the Year You Were Born?
chalkie: 1978!!!
me.
Hornpipe2:  
 
In 1983 (the year you were born)  
 
 
 
 
Ronald Reagan is president of the US  
 
Sally Ride becomes the first American woman to travel in space  
 
Marines are killed when a TNT laden suicide terrorists blows up Marine headquarters at Beirut International Airport  
 
US Marines and Rangers invade the island of Grenada and evacuate hundreds of US citizens  
 
The Soviets shoot down Korean Airlines flight 007  
 
The Internet Domain Name System was invented by Paul Mockapetris  
 
Ronald Wilson Reagan signs a bill creating Martin Luther King Day  
 
Baltimore Orioles win the World Series  
 
Washington Redskins win Superbowl XVII  
 
New York Islanders win the Stanley Cup  
 
Return of the Jedi is the top grossing film  
 
"Every Breath You Take" by The Police spends the most time at the top of US charts  
 
The A-Team and Webster premiere  
 
What Happened the Year You Were Born?
LowFlyingMule: and the entity know as LowflyingMule graduated from High School.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
damn.