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    In 1979 (the year you were born)



    Jimmy Carter is president of the US

    A major accident occurs at a nuclear reactor on Three Mile Island near Middletown, PA

    An American Airlines DC-10 loses its engine and crashes seconds after takeoff, killing 275 people

    Hurricane David kills over 1200 in the US and the Dominican Republic

    Some 90 people, including 63 Americans, are taken hostage at the American Embassy in Tehran, Iran

    The Soviet Union invades Afghanistan

    ESPN starts broadcasting

    Aaliyah, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Norah Jones, Heath Ledger, and Kate Hudson are born

    Pittsburgh Pirates win the World Series

    Pittsburgh Steelers win Superbowl XIII

    Montreal Canadiens win the Stanley Cup

    Kramer vs. Kramer is the top grossing film

    Sophie's Choice by William Styron is published

    "My Sharona" by The Knack spends the most time at the top of the US charts

    The Facts of Life premiers

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    In 1971 (the year you were born) Richard Nixon is president of the US

    Charles Manson and 3 of his followers are convicted of multiple counts of first-degree murder

    An earthquake in California's San Fernando Valley kills 64 people

    New York Times begins publication of classified Pentagon papers on US involvement in Vietnam

    The $70 million Kennedy Center opens in Washington, DC

    A four day revolt at New York's Attica state prison ends after being stormed by 1000 state troopers

    A new stock-market index called the Nasdaq debuts

    Walt Disney World opens

    Intel releases world's first microprocessor, the 4004

    Ray Tomlinson sends the first e-mail

    Libertarian party established in USA

    Kid Rock, Denise Richards, Sean Astin, Winona Ryder, and Ricky Martin are born

    Pittsburgh Pirates win the World Series

    Baltimore Colts win Superbowl V

    Montreal Canadiens win the Stanley Cup

    The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath is published

    The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour premeires on television

    "Bridge Over Troubled Water" by Simon & Garfunkel wins Grammy for song of the year

    All in the Family premieres

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    Abraham Lincoln was shot the year I was born so we'll leave it at that OK?
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    I was born in 1986:

    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

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    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
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    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
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    This is all some nefarious plot to find out how old I am, isn't it? Well you young whippersnappers will have to get up earlier than that in the morning to pull one over on me.
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    Holy crap...I'm old!!

    But lots of interesting stuff happened the year I was born

    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"

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    Quote Originally Posted by A*O View Post
    Abraham Lincoln was shot the year I was born so we'll leave it at that OK?
    ...and i bet you look great for your 'age'...
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    Quote Originally Posted by A*O View Post
    Abraham Lincoln was shot the year I was born so we'll leave it at that OK?
    I call BS. You're about my age and we're young! or at least immature

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    Quote Originally Posted by effie2 View Post
    Hell broke loooooooooooooooose,and lets leave it at that please.

    Me, too!

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    In 1982 (the year you were born)



    Ronald Reagan is president of the US

    The space shuttle Columbia completes its first operational flight

    Actor John Belushi is found dead of a drug overdose in a West Hollywood hotel

    Automobile manufacturer John Delorean is arrested and charged with possession of 59 pounds of cocaine

    The first artificial heart is implanted in American Barney Clark

    The Cable News Network, or CNN, is launched

    750,000 people rally against nuclear weapons in New York City's Central Park

    Time Magazine's Man of the Year was for the first time given to a non-human, a computer

    The first computer virus, written by Rich Skrenta, escapes into the wild

    Kirsten Dunst and Elisha Cuthbert are born

    St. Louis Cardinals win the World Series

    San Francisco 49ers win Superbowl XVI

    New York Islanders win the Stanley Cup

    E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is the top grossing film

    Ozzy Osbourne bites the head off of a live bat thrown at him during a performance, later hospitalized with rabies

    "I Love Rock 'N Roll" by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts spends the most time at the top of the US charts

    Cheers, Family Ties, Silver Spoons, and Fame premiere

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