Thursday, November 08, 2007

1979

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
http://www.blogthings.com/whathappenedtheyearyouwerebornquiz/">What Happened the Year You Were Born?

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