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

-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
-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!


Lori said...

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

Ashley said...

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! :)

Tali G said...

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 :)

Ria said...

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

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Mommy2Liam said...

LOL, great list! I hated the sequel to Grease as well!`