Pop Culture (the year you were born)

Jackie - posted on 12/14/2010 ( 33 moms have responded )

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I'll go first... 1982
1982 New technology continues to change our buying habits with smaller and cheaper electronic gadgets appearing including the first CD player and a new industry is just beginning with the use of Genetic Engineering human insulin produced by bacteria is sold for the first time. On the world stage Argentina invades the Falkland Islands and Argentina and the UK go to war over a small island thousands of miles away. After many reports of Whales becoming and endangered species the International Whaling Commission decides to end commercial whaling, and a major recession hits the United States.

How Much things cost in 1982
Yearly Inflation Rate USA6.16 %
Year End Close Dow Jones Industrial Average 1046
Interest Rates Year End Federal Reserve 11.50%
Average Cost of new house $82,200.00
Average Income per year $21,050.00
Average Monthly Rent $320.00
Cost of a gallon of Gas 91 cents
New Car Average price $7,983.00
US Postage Stamp 20 cents
Vic 20 $299.95
Satellite Receiver $245.95

Popular Films

* E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
* Rocky III,
* On Golden Pond
* Porky's
* An Officer and a Gentleman
* The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
* Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
* Poltergeist
* Annie
* Chariots of Fire
* Gandhi

Popular Musicians

* Human League with " Don't You Want Me "
* Bucks Fizz
* The Jam
* Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder with " Ebony and Ivory "
* Olivia Newton-John
* Vangelis
* Steve Miller band With " Abracadabra "
* Survivor with " Eye of The Tiger "
* Chicago with " Hard to Say I'm Sorry "
* Lionel Richie

Popular TV Programes

* Magnum, P.I.
* The Other Arf (UK)
* Dynasty
* Falcon Crest
* Hill Street Blues
* Only Fools and Horses (UK)
* Knight Rider


You can go to this website http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/ and put in the year you were born.

This is just for fun but I totally remember most all of this stuff and brings back very fun memories. But I wish the cost of living was still that cheap :)

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I'm with Jodi A. We also had a typing room. I took typing class in.....I wanna say it was 10th or 11th grade. It was literally 20 or so desks with typewriters on each one. Our homework was to memorize the keyboard. There were also computers in that classroom for the computer class. There was no internet. It was a black screen, orange letters and nothing happened unless you typed in the proper line code. Like if you wanted to make a smiley you had to type in something that looked like this: /awekjn smile a/kep g:ke aht apb9w alke g ENTER

Jodi - posted on 12/14/2010

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We had a class excursion in year 6 to our school lab to look at a computer. We weren't allowed to touch, but we were all so fascinated at this machine, and they gave us a run down on what it did. Of course, back in those days, it didn't DO very much, but wow, that was a great class excursion......

I also remember fighting over the electronic typewriters in typing class at school, because no-one wanted the old manual ones, but not all of them had been upgraded. Forget computer labs - we had a typing room!!

Rosie - posted on 12/14/2010

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it's amazing the difference a few years makes!! my husband was born in 82 and i was born in 78. i graduated in 96 he did in 2000. so anyhoo, he talks to me about school and says something about the computers, and i was like you had computers in your classroom? and he looked at me with wide eyes, and exclaimed um, yeah, what type of school did you go to??? computers were in every classroom, and you needed one to do your homework.
i was like, yeah, i learned to type on a typewriter, that was my keyboard class. there were no computers in the classroom, and we had a computer lab which didn't have internet access. it had 20ish computers in it, and i went in there a total of 3 times my whole highschool career. hehe.:)

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LOL @ Laura! Remember rotary dial phones? BEING the remote (Hey Joy! Change the channel!)? Payphones that cost a dime for as long as you wanted? Cartoons only on Saturday mornings? Benny Hill? Sliding accross the back seat when Mom would take a corner too fast? Donny & Marie? Captain & Tennille? Happy Days? Joanie Loves Chachi? God, I feel old now. I'm gonna go pout with Dana. Hrrumphh.

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I was born in 1984!

1984 The Aids Virus is identified it is not the worldwide problem it is today. Following on from the PC Apple releases the Macintosh computer. Following the Widespread Famine in Ethiopia many of the top British and Irish USSR pop musicians join together under the Name Band Aid and record the song "Do They Know It's Christmas". Following the boycott by the US of the Moscow Olympics the soviet block boycotts the Los Angeles Olympic games. Recession continues to be a problem in the US and 70 US Banks fail in just one year

Cost Of Living 1984

How Much things cost in 1984
Yearly Inflation Rate USA4.3 %
Year End Close Dow Jones Industrial Average 1211
Interest Rates Year End Federal Reserve 10.75%
Average Cost of new house $86,730.00
Average Income per year $21,600.00
Average Monthly Rent $350.00
Movie Ticket $2.50
1 gallon of gas $1.10
Dodge RAM 50 Truck $8,995.00
Below are some Prices for UK guides in Pounds Stirling
Average House Price 37,182
Gallon of Petrol 1.83
Yearly Inflation Rate UK 5.0%
Interest Rates Year End Bank of England 9.50%


Technology

Aids Virus identified by French Immunologist


AT&T Broken Up


The first Apple Macintosh goes on sale


Sony and Philips introduce the first commercial CD Players


Sony makes the first 3 1/2" computer disk


The Space Shuttle Discovery has its maiden voyage


First Ever flight in Space by Human untethered using jet back Packs


Genetic fingerprinting or DNA profiling was developed and is now in wide by Forensic scientists when obtaining evidence in a crime

Popular Culture 1984

The MTV Video Music Awards Started
36 of Britain and Ireland's top pop musicians gathered in a Notting Hill studio to form Band Aid and recorded the song "Do They Know It's Christmas" in order to raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia
Michael Jackson wins unprecedented acclaim for his Album Thriller and sales over 37 million copies
Popular Films

Ghostbusters
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Gremlins
Beverly Hills Cop
Terms of Endearment
The Karate Kid
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
Police Academy
Romancing the Stone
Splash
The Terminator
Amadeus
The Killing Fields
A Passage To India


Popular Musicians

Phil Collins
Alison Moyet
Billy Joel
Tina Turner with " What's Love got to do with it "
David Bowie
Wham! with " Wake Me up Before You Go "
Billy Ocean
UB40
Stevie Wonder with " I Just Called to say I love You "
Bruce Springsteen
Kenny Rogers
Bananarama
Duran Duran with " The Reflex "
Ultravox
Cars
Popular TV Programmes

Magnum, P.I.
Dynasty
Entertainment Tonight
Falcon Crest
Hill Street Blues
Cagney and Lacey
Cheers
Fame
Knight Rider
The A-Team
Jeopardy!

Isobel - posted on 12/14/2010

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oh! and a "digital clock" was a series of plastic cards that just flipped down when the time changed...remember those?

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1975...The Vietnam war ended and SNL started

I am so old that I remember when you had to go TO the phone, when you had to watch a show WHILE it was on, When writing a paper for school you HAD to to the library (cause there was no internet), music was on cassette tapes, and my first microwave was bigger than our oven and had manual turning dials to turn it on :)

Jodi - posted on 12/14/2010

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Well, I DO know that man walked on the moon the year I was born......that was the BIG news of the year anyway. And I'm pretty sure it was the year of Woodstock too, and Charles Manson's little murder spree. I'll look at the rest later :P Have to go shopping now.

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1981-- some highlights are:

Lady Diana Spencer marries Prince Charles (RIP Princess Diana!)
Sandra Day O'Connor becomes the first female nominated for Supreme Court Justice
The term INTERNET first mentioned!!

Lady Heather - posted on 12/14/2010

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I'm also a 1982 girl. Wouldn't it be great to buy a 1982 house on today's salary? Sigh.

Rosie - posted on 12/14/2010

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i'm stupid and can't' figure out how to get my year in there. :( 1978. if that tells you how computer savvy i am....

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1971



1971 This could well be the year that marked the start of the digital age when the Microprocessor was invented. We also saw the use of more and more of the transistor technology in use in things like hand held calculators which although are still very expensive over time will drop in price and increase in function to where we are today. It is also the first year North Sea Oil production begins in Norway. One other major change is the change to Decimalisation in the UK on and Ireland on February 15th . The birth of Greenpeace signals a need to question how we manage the resources entrusted to us and a means of organised questioning of governments around the world.

Cost of Living 1971

How Much things cost in 1971

Yearly Inflation Rate USA 4.3%

Yearly Inflation Rate UK 8.6%

Year End Close Dow Jones Industrial Average 890

Average Cost of new house $25,250.00

Average Income per year $10,600.00

Average Monthly Rent $150.00

Cost of a gallon of Gas 40 cents

Datsun 1200 Sports Coupe $1,866.00

United States postage Stamp 8 cents

Ladies 2 piece knit suites $9.98

Movie Ticket $1.50

Below are some Prices for UK guides in Pounds Stirling



Average House Price 5,632

Gallon of Petrol 0.33

What Events Happened in 1971

UN



•China is admitted to the United Nations UN

Scotland



•Ibrox disaster in Scotland when 66 die in stairway crush at Rangers v Celtic football match

U.S.



•A new stock market index called the Nasdaq debuts

India



•Border battles between India and Pakistan erupt into full-scale war when India invades East Pakistan ( Now Bangladesh ) in support of the independence movement

U.S.



•Sylmar earthquake hits the San Fernando Valley area of California.

Peru



•Peru Earthquake results in the destruction of the town of Chungar, Peru, and the death of most of the towns people

UK



•Decimalisation in United Kingdom and Ireland both switch to decimal currency.

UK



•Education Secretary Margaret Thatcher's ( "Thatcher The Milk Snatcher". ) ends free school milk for children over the age of seven in the UK

UK



•IRA Bomb Post Office Tower in London

U.S.



•The Voting Age in the United States is lowered to 18 yrs old when the 26th Amendment to the US constition is ratified Available as a downloadable image on our US Constitution Public Domain Images Page

U.S.



•Prison riot and prisoners take hostages at Attica Prison in New York, resulting in the death of 10 hostages and 29 inmates.

U.S.



•The U.S. Supreme Court upholds School Busing Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education 402 U.S

Switzerland



•Women are granted the right to vote in Switzerland

U.S.



•Amtrak created to provide US inter city passenger train services.

Sicily



•Mount Etna erupts

Japan



•Tsunami 85 m high rises over Ryukyu Islands in Japan

U.S.



•Harris public opinion poll claims that 60% of Americans are against the war in Vietnam

India



•Tsunami in the Bay of Bengal in Orissa State in India kills 10,000.

U.S.



•The Walt Disney World Resort opens in Florida on October 21st

China



•The US table tennis team visits to the People's Republic of China (PRC) known as "Ping Pong Diplomacy"

World



•Greenpeace formally comes into existence.

U.S.



•Federal Express is started by Fred Smith

UK



•Thousands protest against the British government's new industrial relations Bill.

Australia



•Australia and New Zealand Announce Pull Out Of Troops from Vietnam

U.S.



•Cigarette Advertising Ended on Television in USA

Scotland



•A fatal stampede at Glasgow Soccer Game

U.S.



•In an attempt to control inflation President Richard M. Nixon implements 90 day freeze on wages and prices, he also removed the gold/silver backing from the US Dollar

Uganda



•Major General Idi Amin takes control of Uganda soon to become one of the worst and most notorious dictators of modern times

UK



•Following Public Concern Over Immigration in the UK, a new Immigration Bill stops Commonwealth citizens automatic entry

U.S.



•Following on from the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967, National Public Radio (NPR) broadcasts for the first time in April 1971

Northern Ireland



•Problems in Northern Ireland continue as rioting increases as part of the IRA campaign to end British Government Rule.

U.S.



•The New York Times begins to publish sections of the Pentagon Papers showing the US Government had been lying to the American People.

Quatar



•Qatar Gains Independence From Great Britain

Sierra Leone



•Sierra Leone Gains Independence From Great Britain

U.S.



•Charles Manson and three of his followers receive the death penalty





Popular Culture

•Led Zeppelin releases their untitled fourth album

•Jim Morrison of The Doors found dead in bath tub in Paris

Popular Films



•Love Story

•Summer of '42

•Ryan's Daughter

•The Owl and the Pussycat

•The Aristocats

•Carnal Knowledge

•The Andromeda Strain

•The French Connection

Popular Musicians and songs



•James Taylor

•The Doors

•Bob Dylan

•Tony Orlando and Dawn with " Knock Three Times "

•Janis Joplin with " Me and Bobby Mcgee "

•The Who

•Mungo Jerry

•John Lennon

•The Jackson 5

•Ike and Tina Turner

•Marvin Gaye

•Rod Stewart with " Maggie Mae "

•The Osmonds

•Michael Jackson

•The Rolling Stones with " Brown Sugar "

Popular TV Programmes

•All My Children

•Mary Tyler Moore

•McCloud

•The Odd Couple

•The Partridge Family

Technology 1971

•Oil Production from the North Sea begins in Norway







•Intel releases world's first microprocessor, the 4004.







•Texas Instruments releases the first pocket calculator







•The First Internet Chat rooms appear







•The First Cat Scanner Produced by EMI







•BBC Open University broadcasts begin in the UK.







•The Aswan Dam is completed in Egypt







•The Worlds Largest Tanker 372,400 tons Nisseki Maru is launched







•Apollo 14 lands on the Moon.







•Apollo 15 astronauts become the first to ride in a lunar rover a day after landing on the surface.







•Three Soviet cosmonauts die during Soyuz 11 accident.







•First Soft Contact Lens became available commercially in the USA







•Kevlar goes on to the market, Kevlar had been discovered by Stephanie Kwolek while working as a chemist for Du Pont, Kevlar is a polymer that is five times stronger than steel ( Weight for Weight ) and can be spun into thread, It's uses range from bridge cables to Lightweight body armor.











Inventions Invented by Inventors and Country ( or attributed to First Use )

Microprocessor USA

Pocket Calculator The Sharp Company

E-Mail USA Ray Tomlinson

Floppy Disk USA by IBM



Liquid Crystal Displays ( LCD ) Switzerland

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If I remember correctly the #1 on the Billboard 12/24/82 was "She's a Man Eater"

Jackie - posted on 12/14/2010

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I remember my mom sending me in to gas stations when I was a kid with a $5 bill for gas and getting almost a full tank. geesh, wouldn't that be nice :)

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1972



This year is marked as a black year in history due to the use of terrorism entering sport with the massacre of 11 Israel Athletes by Arab Gunman. Also this is the beginning of the biggest political scandal in modern times and the start of the Watergate Scandal. On the other side of the Atlantic a worsening of the problems between the IRA and the British government see wrongs from both sides and innocent lives are lost.



Cost Of Living 1972



How Much things cost in 1972

Yearly Inflation Rate USA 3.27%

Yearly Inflation Rate UK 6.4%

Year End Close Dow Jones Industrial Average 1020

Average Cost of new house $27,550.00

Average Income per year $11,800.00

Average Monthly Rent $165.00

Cost of a gallon of Gas 55 cents

Roxanne Ladies Swimsuit $30.00

Kodak Pocket Camera History $28.00

Wrangler Jeans $12.00

ladies Timex WatchFrom $30.00

Below are some Prices for UK guides in Pounds Stirling



Average House Price 7,374

Gallon of Petrol 0.35



What Events Happened In 1972



Germany

11 Israel Athletes murdered by Arab Gunman at Munich Olympics on September 6th

Israel

Three gunmen open fire at Lod International Airport in Tel Aviv, Israel, killing 26 people and injuring dozens more

Northern Ireland

Bloody Sunday - the British Army kills 13 unarmed Roman Catholic civil rights marchers in Derry, Ireland.

UK

The British government declares a state of emergency over 47 day miners' strike

Turkey

Earthquake lasting 20 seconds destroys most of Bingol, Turkey - more than 1000 dead, 10.000 made homeless

Iraq

Earthquake in the town of Ghir, in southern Iraq leaves over 5,000 dead

U.S.

Hurricane Agnes on June 13th kills 117 in US east coast.

16 survivors from plane crash survive and are rescued after practicing cannibalism

U.S.

Five White House operatives are arrested for burglarizing the offices of the Democratic National Committee the start of the Watergate Scandal.

U.S.

In Late June Hurrican Agnes ( Category 1 hurricane ) wrecks havoc on the state of Pennsylvania, New York, Maryland and Virginia causing the death of 128 , In the worst hit state of Pennsylvania 48 people die due to the hurricane.

Iceland

Bobby Fischer beats Boris Spassky to become the World Chess Champion in Reykjavik, Iceland,

Vietnam

Last US ground troops withdrawn from Vietnam

Nicaragua

Earthquake in Nicaragua kills 5,000-10,000 in the capital Managua

Yugoslavia

The last major epidemic of smallpox in Europe breaks out in Yugoslavia.

U.S.

The Black Lung Benefits bill signed into law by President Nixon

Northern Ireland

Bloody Friday 22 bombs explode in Belfast Ireland and 9 people are killed with a further 130 seriously injured.

Northern Ireland

Bloody Sunday14 unarmed Catholic protesters are gunned down by British Police on bloody Sunday

UK

IRA bomb explodes at the 16th Parachute Brigade headquarters at Aldershot

U.S.

The Equal Rights Amendment which provided for the legal equality of the sexes passed by the U.S. Senate on 22nd March

World

Pilots organise worldwide strike protesting increased Air Piracy / Hijacking and lack of government action.

UK

CND ( Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament ) organises a series of demonstrations against nuclear arms

UK

After spending 20 years fighting in the courts for compensation 300 Thalidomide victims are offered £11.85 million over 10 years

Iceland

The Second Cod War between UK and Iceland

World

The worlds leaders agree to banning biological warfare

U.S.

Antiwar demonstrations draw 100,000 demonstrators in US cities

Palestine

Palestinian hijackers hijack a Lufthansa jet

Philippines

Martial Law Declared in the Philippines

Hong Kong

The ex RMS Queen Elizabeth Sets on Fire and Sinks in Hong Kong

Sri Lanka

Ceylon becomes a republic and changes its name to Sri Lanka

Uganda

General Idi Amin of Uganda takes control of British firms and interests in the country

Uganda

General Idi Amin of Uganda expells 50,000 Asians From Uganda

UK

UK unemployment rises to one million for the first time since the depression years of the 1930s

U.S.

The Dow Jones closes above 1000 for the first time in history

Sierra Leone

The Largest Diamond The Star of Sierra leone is unearthed it is 969.8 carats

U.S.

Flash Flood caused by dam burst in Rapid City, South Dakota kills over 200

U.S.

Governor George Wallace is shot three times in an attempted assasination attempt by Arthur Bremer which leaves him paralyzed.

China

Richard Nixon Visits China

U.S.

A dam In West Virginia’s Buffalo Creek Valley collapses killing 118 people

U.S.

American Swimmer Mark Spitz wins a record 7 gold medals in the Summer Olympics in Munich

Bangladesh

Bangladesh Gains Independence From Pakistan

Cameroon

Cameroon Gains Independence From France and Britain

Japan

The Winter Olympic Games are held in Sapporo, Japan

U.S.

Federal Water Pollution Control Amendments come into force



Popular Culture



Popular Films



The Godfather

Fiddler on the Roof

Diamonds Are Forever

What's Up, Doc?

Dirty Harry

The Last Picture Show

A Clockwork Orange

Cabaret

Popular Musicians and songs



ABBA

Roxy Music

The Eagles

John Lennon

Paul Simon

Simon and Garfunkel

Rod Stewart

Don Mclean with " American Pie "

Michael Jackson with " Ben "

Don McLean

Elton John

The Moody Blues

David Bowie

Led Zeppelin





Popular TV Programmes



Monty Python's Flying Circus

Sesame Street

The Benny Hill Show

The Brady Bunch

Dad's Army

Hawaii Five-O

Here's Lucy





Technology 1972



HBO launched in US as the first subscription cable service





Richard Nixon orders the start for the space shuttle program





Apollo 16 lands on the moon where the Lunar Rover is tested by astronauts John W Young and Charles M Duke





Apollo 17 lands on the moon and the last men to walk on the moon are Harrison Schmitt and Eugene Cernan





Digital Watches are introduced





First scientific hand-held calculator (HP-35) introduced (price $395).





The Volkswagen Beetle becomes the most popular car ever sold with in excess of 15 million sold.





Atari kicks off the first generation of video games with the release of PONG, the first game to achieve commercial success

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Jackie, Backstreet Boys was the soundtrack to my elementary school life :P

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1987

1987 After many years of research a new drug AZT is used for the treatment of AIDS. After a long period of growth the US stockmarket drops 22.6% in one day on October 19th and throughout the rest of the world major falls are recorded by the end of October with Hong Kong dropping by 45.8%. In the UK 2 major transport disasters happen when A cross-channel ferry capsizes and an underground fire in Kings Cross Tube Station. England also suffers one of the worst storms in history when Hurricane force winds hit much of the South of England

How Much things cost in 1987
Yearly Inflation Rate USA3.66%
Year End Close Dow Jones Industrial Average 1938
Interest Rates Year End Federal Reserve 8.75%
Average Cost of new house $92,000.00
Average Income per year $24,350.00
Average Monthly Rent $395.00
Average Price for new car $10,3055.00
1 gallon of gas 89 cents
1 LB of Bacon $1.80
US Postage Stamp 24 cents
Dozen Eggs 65 cents
Below are some Prices for UK guides in Pounds Stirling
Average House Price 44,040
Gallon of Petrol 1.89
Yearly Inflation Rate UK 4.2%
Interest Rates Year End Bank of England 8.38%

Technology

* The Food and Drug Administration approves anti-AIDS drug AZT.


* The First Criminal convicted using DNA Evidence Robert Melias in England


* Work on the Channel Tunnel joining UK and France begins


* Clive Sinclair launches the Z88 Portable Computer weighing under 2 LBS


* 1987 is shortened by 1 second to adjust to the Gregorian calender


* Disposable Contact Lenses became available for commercial distribution

Popular Culture 1987

* Prozac makes its debut in the United States

* Televangelist Jim Bakker Scandal

* The Simpsons seen on TV for the first time

* British Government Stops Publication in Britain of Spycatcher Book

* Search for Nessie reveals no evidence after 1.6 million dollar investment

Popular Films

* Three Men and a Baby
* Fatal Attraction
* Beverly Hills Cop II
* Good Morning, Vietnam
* The Untouchables
* Stakeout
* Lethal Weapon
* The Witches of Eastwick
* The Last Emperor
* Wall Street
* Dirty Dancing
* RoboCop
* Moonstruck

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I got my license in Feb. 1990, and the Exxon down the street was $0.95/gallon, but because I had an older car with a huge V8 engine, my parents insited I put in the higher grade gas at $0.99/gallon. I also remember the gas shortage of 1977-78 becasue we had a huge station wagon boat and we were only allowed to fill up on certain days, and then my dad started to insist we walk.

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I actually remember gas prices, weird. I remember 87/89 cents per gallon, which had to have been in the 80's, 88-89 ish.

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I'm the year of the biggest world controversy ever!
1973:
•Roe v. Wade makes abortion a US constitutional right
:-) :-) :-) :-)

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1985 was a happening kind of year.



1985 As the spread of aids increases Governments round the world start screening Blood donations for AIDS. On the technology front the first .com is registered and the first version of Windows is released Ver 1.0 . Terrorists continue to perform acts of terrorism including the hijack of TWA Flight 847 and the Italian Cruise Liner "Achille Lauro ". Famine in Ethiopia is shown more on TV News in July and Live Aid concerts around the world raise many millions to help the starving in Africa and the pop industry in US joins together to sing "We Are The World".

1985 was 25 years ago this year



Cost Of Living 1985



How Much things cost in 1985

Yearly Inflation Rate USA 3.55%

Year End Close Dow Jones Industrial Average 1546

Interest Rates Year End Federal Reserve 10.75%

Average Cost of new house $89,330.00

Average Income per year $22,100.00

Average Monthly Rent $375.00

Average Price for new car$9,005.00

1 gallon of gas $1.09

Movie Ticket $2.75

US Postage Stamp 22 cents

Bacon per pound $1.65

Below are some Prices for UK guides in Pounds Stirling

Average House Price 40,169

Gallon of Petrol 1.88

Yearly Inflation Rate UK 9.50%

Interest Rates Year End Bank of England 11.38%





What Events Happened In 1985



Columbia

Volcanic Eruption in Columbia kills 25,000

U.S.

TWA Flight 847 is hijacked by Hezbollah. on June 14th

Malta

EgyptAir Flight 648 is hijacked and ends in the loss of 56 passengers during the commando raid to rescue them

Italy

The Italian Cruise Liner "Achille Lauro " is hijacked by Palestinian Terrorists

Italy

Terrorist gunman shoot passengers at Rome and Vienna airports .

UK

The British Coal Miners Strike ends and coal mines continue to be closed

UK

The first Mobile Phone Call Is Made in the UK by Ernie Wise

Russia

Mikhail Gorbachev replaces Konstantin Chernenko as Soviet leader

Switzerland

President Reagan and Soviet Leader Gorbachev meet for the first time in Switzerland

New Zealand

The Greenpeace vessel, the Rainbow Warrior, is bombed and sunk in Auckland harbour by French DGSE agents.

UK

Live Aid pop concerts in Philadelphia and London raise over 50 million for famine relief in Ethiopia.

Mexico

8.1 Richter scale earthquake strikes Mexico City. More than 9,000 people are killed,

UK

Rioting breaks out at housing estates in Brixton, London and Liverpool

Lebanon

Terry Anderson kidnapped in Beirut, Lebanon

UK

Boris Becker becomes youngest winner at 17 to win the men's Wimbledon championships

U.S.

A joint American-French expedition locates the wreck of the RMS Titanic.

U.S.

President Reagan announces Strategic Defense Weapons ( SDI ) will not impact arms talks

U.S.

The Unabomber kills his first victim

U.S.

New York Stock Exchange Closes For The day For Hurricane Gloria

U.S.

Insurance companies begin screening for Aids for life insurance causing outcry by civil liberties groups.

UK

Clive Sinclair launches the Sinclair C5 electric tricycle with a maximum speed of 15mph

Japan

Boeing 747 Flight 123 crashes into Mount Osutaka, Japan

U.S.

Mafia Boss Paul Castellano is shot on orders of John J. Gotti

Belgium

Crowd Violence Erupts during the European Cup Final at Heysel Stadium in Brussels causing a wall to collapse killing 39 football fans.

UK

Following Heysel Stadium Disaster English Soccer Clubs banned From European Competition

Lebanon

A massive car bomb in Beirut, Lebanon leaves 175 injured and 45 people dead





South Africa

South Africa Invades Angola





South Africa

Riots and protests continue in Townships In South Africa against apartheid policies





US: LACI IS BORN. ;p

Jackie - posted on 12/14/2010

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I'm also really interested to see the differences in the generations.

Funny Story: I went to the orthondontist the other day and the girl working on me was pretty young. There was a song on from the 80's or very early 90's and I mentioned that I hadn't heard it sooo long. She said she had never heard it before. I asked how old she was and she said 21. She said that I wasn't much older than her (28) and while that may be true, it's a huge generational gap as far as music in concerned. She said yeah,"N Sync was the soundtrack to my childhood."

It took everything I had not to laugh in her face and fall out out of the chair!! Bahahahaha

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