The Year I was born...

The year was 1978 - not THAT long ago - despite what Amber thinks, if you ask her the dinosaurs were around in the 1980's - no kidding, she's adamant about this fact - I guess that means her grandparents were around in the ice-age! Okay so getting off topic - our challenge this week is to find out about things that happened the year we were born:

Music from 1978
1. I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
2. Roxanne - The Police
3. Sultans of Swing - Dire Straits
4. Heart of Glass - Blondie
5. One Nation Under a Groove - Funkadelic
6. I Wanna Be Sedated - The Ramones
7. Miss You - The Rolling Stones
8. Le Freak - Chic
9. Old Time Rock and Roll - Bob Seger
10. Rock Lobster - The B-52's
Okay so some of these I can hum the others draw a complete blank - guess I was too little?

TV from 1978
-November 17 - The Star Wars Holiday Special airs on CBS. The special gives fans their first glimpse of Boba Fett, a character from the upcoming Star Wars sequel.
-January 15 - The Super Bowl is played - and telecast - at night for the first time, on CBS.
-April 2 - Dallas premieres on CBS (1978-1991).
-September 14 - Mork & Mindy premieres on ABC (1978-1982).
-September 17 - Battlestar Galactica premieres on ABC (1978-1979).
-November 3 - Diff'rent Strokes premieres on NBC (1978-1986). "Whachu Talkin' Bout?"

Famous People Born in 1978
-Ashton Kutcher
-Devon Sawa
-Josh Hartnett
-Katie Holmes
-Nelly Furtado
-Jason Biggs

Events:
-November 21 - Last day of commercial whaling in Australia
-April 4 - Cyclone Alby kills 5 people in Western Australia
-Pope Paul VI dies at age of 80.
-Worlds Population Estimated at 4.4 billion
-Space Invaders Launches Craze for Computer Video Games
-The first computer bulletin board system BBS is created
-Illinois Bell Company introduces first ever Cellular Mobile Phone System
-First Test Tube Baby is born in England a girl Louise Brown, from in vitro fertilization

Australia Prime Minister is Malcolm Fraser

Top 10 Movies of 1978
-Superman - yep seen this one
-Grease - of course I've seen this one, and part of the horrible sequel
-Animal House
-Every Which Way But Loose
-Jaws 2 - cue jaws theme "danadanadanadana"
-Heaven Can Wait
-Hooper
-California Suite
-Cheech & Chong's Up In Smoke
-Foul Play

And I was born in the year of the horse - I don't even like horses!

5 comments

  1. i love the look of this blog so much!! nice job!!

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  2. I've heard about the Star Wars Holiday Special. It's talked about with much fear among Star Wars fans LOL! OH! There's something on my blog for you Sarah! Check it out! :)

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  3. My daughter thinks I rode dinosaurs to school :)

    I love Grease, and Mork and Mindy was one of my favourite shows...come on now I was only 8 :)

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  4. I like Mork and Mindy then...Oh, Sesame Street too and Electric Company and Morgan Freeman was so young then...

    Hugs,
    Ria C
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  5. LOL, great list! I hated the sequel to Grease as well!`

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