At midnight tonight I leave my 20's and head towards the great adventures in my 30's. Woo-hoo. I know it's not that old, but it has made me stop and think how far I've come and where I'll be headed.
Well, I thought I'd include some facts about what was going on in 1979...enjoy, and Happy New Year!
Cost of Living 1979
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
What Events Happened in 1979
USSR Invades Afghanistan
Margaret Thatcher elected Prime minister in UK
Three Mile island Nuclear Accident after fire at reactor in Pennsylvania US
63 Americans are taken hostage in the American Embassy in Tehran
VisiCalc becomes the first spreadsheet program.
Sony introduces the Sony Walkman costing $200.00
Voyager I photo reveals Jupiter's rings
The European Space Agency launches Ariane 1
Inventions Invented by Inventors and Country ( or attributed to First Use )
Snowboard USA by Daniel E Chadwick
First Commercial Cellular Network NTT
The Sony Walkman Introduced Sony
Popular Culture 1979
YMCA sues the Village People for libel because of their song of the same name
Pink Floyd release the multi award winning concept album "The Wall" with the top selling single "Another Brick in the Wall"
The General Knowledge Quiz Game Trivial Pursuit is Launched
The First modern Bungee Jumping performed by a group from the Oxford University Dangerous Sports club jumped from the Clifton Suspension Bridge joining England and Wales
Superman The Movie
Every Which Way But Loose
The Amityville Horror
Star Trek: The Motion Picture
The Muppet Movie
The Deer Hunter
Kramer vs. Kramer
Bee Gees with " Love you Inside Out "
Gloria Gaynor with " I will Survive "
Blondie with " heart of Glass "
All My Children
Old Grey Whistle Test
Are You Being Served? (UK)
Emmerdale Farm (UK)
The Price Is Right
Last of the Summer Wine (UK)
The Young and the Restless
Little House on the Prairie
Saturday Night Live
The Muppet Show (UK)
The Love Boat
Mork and Mindy