Wednesday, November 12, 2008

1980 Events (28 years ago)

Tagged by Jody :)

A lot of things had happened on the year that I was born. One of the highlights I think is the released of HP's first PC ;)
In 1980 (the year you were born)


* Jimmy Carter is president of the US.
* President Carter announces punitive measures and embargoes against the USSR in retaliation for the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.
* Mount St. Helens in Washington state erupts in a violent blast estimated to be 500 times as powerful as the Hiroshima atomic bomb.
* Ronald Reagan is elected the 40th US president in a sweeping victory.
* US Representative Michael O. Myers is expelled from the House for his role in the Abscam scandal.
* Hewlett-Packard announces release of its first personal computer.
* Microsoft announces their version of UNIX, Xenix.
* Christina Ricci, Chelsea Clinton, Venus Williams, Jessica Simpson, Macaulay Culkin, and Jake Gyllenhaal are born.
* Philadelphia Phllies win the World Series.
* Pittsburgh Steelers win Superbowl XIV.
* New York Islanders win the Stanley Cup.
* The Empire Strikes Back is the top grossing film.
* "Lady" by Kenny Rogers spends the most time at the top of the US charts.
* U.S. viewers get caught up in the "Who Shot J.R.?" cliff hanger on the soap opera series, Dallas, which is solved on a November 21 episode, drawing a record numbers of viewers.


What Happened the Year You Were Born?

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1. What happened in the year you were born? Take the quiz by clicking the link above.
2. Post the result of the quiz in your blog.
3. Tag 5 people who you think are born on a different year than yours.
3. It would be interesting to know the age of your blogging buddies plus of course get to know a little about history few years back.
4. Add your name on the list below. Indicating also the year you were born.

JODY - 1977; (your name - birth year)

JOANNE - 1980

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Tagging Jovie , Vangie, Thet, Joy and Gracie.
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