Tuesday, May 30, 2006

1977 - A Year to Remember

In 1977 (the year you were born)

Jimmy Carter becomes president of the US

Most of the 10,000 Vietnam War draft evaders are pardoned by President Carter

Singer Anita Bryant starts her "Save Our Children" crusade against gay rights

Elvis Presley dies in his Graceland bathroom

Congress creates a Department of Energy

Anwar Sadat flies to Jerusalem in a dramatic gesture of willingness to discuss peace

Orlando Bloom, Shakira, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Liv Tyler, and Ludacris are born

New York Yankees win the World Series

Oakland Raiders win Superbowl XI

Montreal Canadiens win the Stanley Cup

Swedish music group ABBA passes The Beatles as having most records sold

Star Wars is the top grossing film

The Shining by Stephen King is published

"You Light Up My Life" by Debby Boone spends the most time at the top of the US charts

Three's Company premieres

What Happened the Year You Were Born?

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This was from My brother's blog! What cool stuff happened in the year of your birth?


This and That said...

my year (1969) is better than yours so there...man I hated that 'you light up my life' song!! But Star Wars was a pivotal part of my young life. I think saw it 12 times in the theater. However by Jedi puberty took over and other things (boys) seemed more important....

Aaron said...

The neatest thing that happened in 1978 (besides my birth) was the Jim Jones Peoples Temple mass suicide! 914 kool-aid drinkers died.

Also, the first computer BBS was created, Garfield debuts in newspapers, Diff'rent Strokes and Mork and Mindy premiere.