Saturday, November 17, 2007

I'm a 1980 Baby

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

1 comment:

Robotface Shumway (Big Doofus) said...

Wow. I actually remember this stuff. I was 12 years old at the time.

Wani...Have I ever told you that I think you've got a great family? You guys are doing a great job. I'm continually impressed and satisfied to see how you're trusting in God as a woman, wife and mother. It's not easy.

I read this blog regularly, too, folks. I can attest that she never makes anything up. It's all real--well, sort of. She really doesn't have two sons. They have five Labrador Retrievers and a goat named Roscoe.