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Fisrt and foremost in 1978 I was born. That is the most important! But here are a few other "trivial" things that happened in '78

 

 

John Wayne Gacy is arrested for the killings of 33 boys and young men.

 

Jonestown mass suicide: In Jonestown, Guyana, Jim Jones leads his People's Temple in a mass murder-suicide; 913 die, including 276 children.

 

 

Odie makes his first appearance in the cartoon strip Garfield

 

The first so-called test-tube baby, Louise Brown, is born.

 

The Blues Brothers make their first appearance on Saturday Night Live.

 

Director Roman Polanski skips bail and flees to France after pleading guilty to charges of engaging in sex with a 13-year-old girl. (and this is rearing it's ugly head again :P)

 

Sweden becomes the first nation to ban aerosol sprays that are thought to damage earth's protective ozone layer.

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I was also born in 1978 so I will add onto this list!

 

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Fisrt and foremost in 1978 I was born. That is the most important! But here are a few other "trivial" things that happened in '78

 

 

John Wayne Gacy is arrested for the killings of 33 boys and young men.

 

Jonestown mass suicide: In Jonestown, Guyana, Jim Jones leads his People's Temple in a mass murder-suicide; 913 die, including 276 children.

 

 

Odie makes his first appearance in the cartoon strip Garfield

 

The first so-called test-tube baby, Louise Brown, is born.

 

The Blues Brothers make their first appearance on Saturday Night Live.

 

Director Roman Polanski skips bail and flees to France after pleading guilty to charges of engaging in sex with a 13-year-old girl. (and this is rearing it's ugly head again :P)

 

Sweden becomes the first nation to ban aerosol sprays that are thought to damage earth's protective ozone layer.

 

The European Court of Human Rights finds the United Kingdom government guilty of mistreating prisoners in Northern Ireland, but not guilty of torture.

 

Proceedings of the United States Senate are broadcasted on radio for the first time.

 

The first ever radio episode of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams is transmitted on BBC Radio 4.

 

President of Afghanistan Mohammed Daoud Khan is overthrown and assassinated in a coup led by pro-communist rebels.

 

Pete Rose of the Cincinnati Reds hits his 3000th major league hit.

 

David Berkowitz, the "Son of Sam" killer in New York City, is sentenced to 365 years in prison for six killings.

 

The first so-called test-tube baby, Louise Brown, is born.

 

William and Emily Harris, founders of the Symbionese Liberation Army, plead guilty to the 1974 kidnapping of newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst.

 

Newspaper boy Carl Bridgewater is shot dead after disturbing burglars at a farm, leading to famous murder trial.

 

Anni-Frid "Frida" Lyngstad and Benny Andersson, members of the Swedish pop group ABBA, are married.

 

The sitcom Diff'rent Strokes premieres on NBC.

 

Spain becomes a democracy after 40 years of dictatorship.

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well I googled and this is what I found, not a lot of stuff happened that year 1979

 

In 1979, A Gallon of Milk Cost $1.50

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

 

 

 

and here is a list of the costs in 1979

 

Cost of Living 1979

How Much things cost in 1979

Yearly Inflation Rate USA11.2%

Year End Close Dow Jones Industrial Average 838

Interest Rates Year End Federal Reserve 15.25%

Average Cost of new house $58,100.00

Average Income per year $17,500.00

Average Monthly Rent $280.00

Cost of a gallon of Gas 86 cents

Sony Walkman $200.00

Jox Trainers $14.99

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I was born in 1980.

 

Some of the major events of that year were:

 

* John Lennon was shot to death

 

* the first fax machines available in Japan

 

* Voyager 1 probe provided images of Saturn

 

* Release of Pac-Man arcade game

 

* Star Wars: Episode 5 was released

 

* "Miracle on Ice"

 

Cost Of Living

 

Yearly Inflation Rate USA13.58%

Year End Close Dow Jones Industrial Average 963

Interest Rates Year End Federal Reserve 21.50%

Average Cost of new house $68,700.00

Average Income per year $19,500.00

Average Monthly Rent $300.00

Cost of a gallon of Gas $1.19

Average cost new car $7,200.00

Mens Casual Shirt $14.00

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Well a few thngs happened the year I was born....

 

-landing and walking on the moon by Neil Armstrong

-Woodstock

-Bealtes give their last public performance, also year Abbey Road was released

-first flight of Boeing 747

-Give Peace A Chance is recorded by John Lennon (1st single by lone Beatle)

-Charles Manson & Sharon Tate go on killing rampage

-1st ATM

-last Warner Bros. cartoon of original theatrical Looney Tunes series released.

-Brady Bunch premiers

-1st Gap store opens

-Walmart incorporates

-Sesame Street premiers

-1st strain of AIDS virus (HIV) came to USA

-my Grandfather died

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