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Born in 1979

International Year of the Child

3/24/07 07:49 pm - seasme779 - Intro survey

Name: Shena
Birthday: 7/18/79
Location: CT
Music: all kinds
Show: house, er, reality stuff...guilty pleasure =)
Movie: almost famous
How did you find us: jasminefairy I was checking out her profile from a post in another community...and saw this one!!

2/25/07 11:47 pm - 67stratocaster - new member

Name: Michelle
Birthday: June 15
Location: Connecticut, USA
Music: old-school R&B, soul, hip-hop, Italian music
Show: "Unwrapped" on the Food Network
Movie: Cape Fear(1991)
How did you find us: desperately casting around LJ for people my age or older ;)

1/22/07 11:10 pm - cyberganic - 1979 World News

(From this weird little booklet my mom gave me a few years ago.)

Soviet troops invade Afghanistan. * 63 Americans are taken hostage at the American embassy in Tehran by militant followers of the Iranian leader Ayatollah Khomeini. * Margaret Thatcher becomes the new Conservative Prime Minister of Britain. * Civil war breaks out in El Salvador. * The US has 21,456 reports of murders, half involving handguns. Canada has 207 shooting deaths. France has 1,645 homicides, just over half involving firearms. West Germany has 69 crims involving murder or robbery with a firearm, and Japan has 171. London police fire their guns only eight times. * Sony introduces the Walkman, with a price tag of $200.

1/18/07 11:10 pm - cyberganic - Hello!

*Name: Trish
*Birthday: Jan 8
*Location: Somewhere, US
*Music: Trance, synthpop, drum and bass, '80's. No particular bands though.
*Show: Dead Like Me, Lost, Unsolved History
*Movie: Cat's Eye, The Descent, Event Horizon (that's all I can think of right now!)
*How did you find us: I just typed in '1979' in the search field after seeing some other
communities for years of birth. :)

1/18/07 03:14 pm - theorangemonkey

In 1979 (the year you were born)

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

The second one actually happened the day that a friend of mine was born!

12/26/06 09:00 pm - lookrencia

Name: Luba
Birthday: July, 03
Location: Saint-Petersburg
Music: Rock
Show: -
Movie: One flew over the cuckoo's nest, Snatch, 200 cigarettes, ...
How did you find us: Searching by interest '1979'

11/25/06 12:01 am - lordowlsage - Flash Back

1979 Economy / Prices

President: James Earl Carter, Jr.
Vice President: Walter F. Mondale

Population: 225,055,487
Life expectancy: 73.9 years

High: 907
Low: 742

Federal spending: $504.03 billion
Federal debt: $829.5 billion
Inflation: 13.3%
Consumer Price Index: 72.6
Unemployment: 6.1%

Cost of a new home: $71,800.00
Median Household Income: $16,461.00
Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.15
Cost of a gallon of regular gas: $0.86
Cost of a dozen eggs: $0.85
Cost of a gallon of Milk: $1.62

Now I'd like to see these prices today... what about you?

11/23/06 12:30 pm - theorangemonkey - the "music from the year you turned 18" meme

There's a list here of the top 75 Billboard singles for the year we all turned 18. So, the idea is, check that list, and say which songs are good, which are bad, and which you're indifferent to.

11/16/06 11:12 pm - gemfyre - Shakedown 1979

Name: Belinda
Birthday: October 12th
Location: Narrogin, Western Australia (born and raised in Perth, just here for work).
Music: You mean favourite? Classic rock, especially Led Zeppelin, 80's pop, old skool grunge, some recent hits and contemporary stuff. I DON'T like most R&B and techno stuff.
Show: American Gothic. I also like Australian Idol, Mythbusters, Futurama, Thank God You're Here and The Simpsons.
Movie: Many, 10 Things I Hate About You, Dr Dolittle (the original), Chicago.
How did you find us: Community Promo (I joined to advertise my own comm.)

11/16/06 09:46 am - lordowlsage

Name: Eddie
Birthday: April 3rd
Location: Waterbury, CT
Music: Depends on my mood ranges from Classical to Rock
Show: House, M*A*S*H, Battle for Rome
Movie:way too many to list.
How did you find us: Community Promo
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