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So I am home with a cold and too much time on my hands:

 

The year I was born 1967 " Last time the Toronto Maple Leafs won the Stanley Cup:

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This is a neat idea. :) I found some interesting stuff that happened in my birth year.

 

1983:

Michael Jackson's world famous music video for "Thriller" is broadcast for the first time.

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Wow... I googled the year I was born and these are a few items of note (in no particular order)

  • The Sahara Desert experiences snow for 30 minutes
  • Sony introduces the Sony Walkman costing $200.00 (which was a lot apparently)
  • The general knowledge quiz game Trivial Pursuit is launched & post-it notes are invented
  • For the first time in history in 1979 a woman Margaret Thatcher is elected Prime minister in the UK
  • In Pennsylvania, a pump in the reactor cooling system fails at Three Mile Island, resulting in the evaporation of some contaminated water causing a nuclear meltdown
  • Pope John Paul II travels to the United States, the first time a pope has set foot on American soil.

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Hmmmmm, this is fun!

 

1976:

-U2 formed! due to a post it note placed on the notice board of a Dublin School by the drummer!

-Jimmy Carter is nominated for US president, but I'm Canadian....

-Toronto Blue Jays are created! that's Canadian ;o)

-Apple Computer is formed!

-IBM introduces the first Laser Printer: IBM 3800, cool

-The first megamouth shark is discovered off Oahu in Hawaii, crazy

-The chimes of Big Ben stopped when part of the chiming mechanism disintegrated through metal fatigue.

And in the spirit of Halloween:

-The Lutz Family Flees 112 Ocean Avenue 28 Days after Moving in, Amityville Horror

-September 13 - I was born!! lol

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I like this thread!!!

 

I was born in 1975; found out some interesting things!

 

- Bill Gates founds Microsoft in Albuquerque, New Mexico

- Wheel of Fortune makes it's television debut on ABC

- Charlie Chaplin is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II

- The Rocky Horror Picture Show opens on Broadway

- Saturday Night Live airs for the first time on NBC

- Jimmy Hoffa disappears

- Vietnam war ends

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This is a neat idea. :) I found some interesting stuff that happened in my birth year.

1983:
Michael Jackson's world famous music video for "Thriller" is broadcast for the first time.
Adding more cause I can't edit. :P

1983:
Michael Jackson's world famous music video for "Thriller" is broadcast for the first time.
Peter Jennings hosts his first broadcast of ABC's World News Tonight as sole anchor.
Saint Kitts and Nevis gains its independence.
US President Ronald Reagan signs a bill creating Martin Luther King Day.
Sally Ride becomes the first American woman in space, on the Space Shuttle Challenger.
Microsoft Word is first released
McDonald's introduces the McNugget.
Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) program launched in U.S.

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Hmmmmm, this is fun!
-September 13 - I was born!! lol

Happy Belated birthday!!!! We were born the same day!!!!

my year is 1973:

Richard Nixon is president of the US

Supreme Court rules in Roe vs. Wade that states may not prevent a woman from having an abortion during the first trimester

US announces the end of the military draft

Spiro T. Agnew resigns after pleading no contest to charges of tax evasion while governor of Maryland

Gerald R. Ford becomes the first appointed vice president under the 25th Amendment

A total ban on oil exports to the US for six months is imposed by Arab nations after the outbreak of an Arab-Israeli war

President Richard Nixon announces that a peace accord has been reached in Vietnam

Drea de Matteo, Tori Spelling, Carson Daly, Monica Lewinsky, and Kate Beckinsale are born

Oakland Athletics win the World Series

Miami Dolphins win Superbowl VII

Montreal Canadiens win the Stanley Cup

The Exorcist and American Graffiti are top grossing films

Elvis Presley's Aloha From Hawaii television special is seen around the world by more than 1 billion viewers

KISS performs their first concert, at the Coventary Club in Queens

"The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" by Roberta Flack wins a Grammy for song of the year

Schoolhouse Rock premieres

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Happy Belated birthday!!!! We were born the same day!!!!

my year is 1973:

Richard Nixon is president of the US

Supreme Court rules in Roe vs. Wade that states may not prevent a woman from having an abortion during the first trimester

US announces the end of the military draft

Spiro T. Agnew resigns after pleading no contest to charges of tax evasion while governor of Maryland

Gerald R. Ford becomes the first appointed vice president under the 25th Amendment

A total ban on oil exports to the US for six months is imposed by Arab nations after the outbreak of an Arab-Israeli war

President Richard Nixon announces that a peace accord has been reached in Vietnam

Drea de Matteo, Tori Spelling, Carson Daly, Monica Lewinsky, and Kate Beckinsale are born

Oakland Athletics win the World Series

Miami Dolphins win Superbowl VII

Montreal Canadiens win the Stanley Cup

The Exorcist and American Graffiti are top grossing films

Elvis Presley's Aloha From Hawaii television special is seen around the world by more than 1 billion viewers

KISS performs their first concert, at the Coventary Club in Queens

"The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" by Roberta Flack wins a Grammy for song of the year

Schoolhouse Rock premieres

I will be dancing to this song with my son at my wedding... I love this song
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" by Roberta Flack wins a Grammy for song of the year

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1982 - seriously, not much intersting happened..... except for me being born!

  • The first compact discs (CDs) are released
  • The first U.S. execution by lethal injection is carried out in Texas

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1982 - seriously, not much intersting happened..... except for me being born!
  • The first compact discs (CDs) are released
  • The first U.S. execution by lethal injection is carried out in Texas
It was the last year off high school for me.... Being from Newfoundland high school education ended at grade 11 can you believe that!!!!! They now have grade 12....

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