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Wednesday, January 24, 2007

The Year I Was Born

I saw this on Janeen's blog Our Story and did one for my birth year too. Pretty interesting!

In 1973 (the year you were born)

Richard Nixon is president of the US

Supreme Court rules in Roe vs. Wade that states may not prevent a woman from having an abortion during the first trimester

US announces the end of the military draft

Spiro T. Agnew resigns after pleading no contest to charges of tax evasion while governor of Maryland

Gerald R. Ford becomes the first appointed vice president under the 25th Amendment

A total ban on oil exports to the US for six months is imposed by Arab nations after the outbreak of an Arab-Israeli war

President Richard Nixon announces that a peace accord has been reached in Vietnam

Drea de Matteo, Tori Spelling, Carson Daly, Monica Lewinsky, and Kate Beckinsale are born

Oakland Athletics win the World Series

Miami Dolphins win Superbowl VII

Montreal Canadiens win the Stanley Cup

The Exorcist and American Graffiti are top grossing films

Elvis Presley's Aloha From Hawaii television special is seen around the world by more than 1 billion viewers

KISS performs their first concert, at the Coventary Club in Queens

"The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" by Roberta Flack wins a Grammy for song of the year

Schoolhouse Rock premieres

21 comments:

DeAnna said...

We were born the same year -- which should make both of us... 29, right?? :)

Jessica said...

How cool! I'm off to do mine!

Beck said...

Dude, you're younger than me! By a year. I remember someone gave me a big stack of old Mad magazines when I was a kid (remember Mad?), and I was all baffled as to who Spiro Agnew was.

Nisa said...

Hey, all that stuff happened the year I was born too. And, Deanna has it right: we're 29 (again). ;)
haha...

Much More Than A Mom said...

I'm a '76 baby...

My favourite:

George W. Bush is arrested and fined for driving under the influence of alcohol

Sandra said...

You're older than me by one year....I was born in 1974 LOL

I'm going to try this, it looks fun LOL

Tammy said...

OK, did I really need to see this on my very birthday when I was already feeling so old? LOL

ChupieandJ'smama said...

School House Rock premiers: I loved School House Rock. I still remember some of the songs. That's kind of sad. I feel old (and I'm older than you:D)

Pamela said...

Fun to see what all was going on the year we were born. I especially like the ones that show the fashions and how much things cost back then! lol

Mike said...

I was born when Volves V was cool. Before I went to school, Bobsey Twins was a hit. When I was in high school, looking "preppy" was in. After graduating from college, almost everybody knows Duran Duran.

I started working when typewriters were still preferred over WordStar. Lotus 1-2-3 was considered a program for the genius. And everybody preferred glossy or matte over the thing called Photoshop.


Mike
http://somethingaboutparenting.typepad.com/

Kentucky Gal said...

I was 12 years old that year!!
I saw American Grafiti but not the Exorcist...not then...not ever...shivers!!
:-D

Tammy and Parker said...

Well, now I know that I'm not entirely old enough to be your Mom. lol!

Trace said...

That was pretty interesting - I had to go do mine. :) I'm a 1980 baby.

Deb said...

That's so cool! But I feel so old. LOL.

Barb said...

Wow, Michelle. This didn't really hit me until I read about the Exocist and Roberta Flack's song. This is a very interesting blogthing. I wonder how many of us actually know the major events that happened the year we were born.

I'm afraid to do mine. I'm sure it would say, "Dinosaurs were on their way to becoming extinct." LOL

Anonymous said...

It was neat finding out what happen the year I was born. Some of what you listed I knew.I used to love those school of rock. can you believe I still remember the songs ( I'm just a bill etc.). I wish they had them out now. It really taught kids through song.
love,
mimi

PEA said...

1973??? Sheesh you're young! lol So enjoyed reading what happened that year...I had posted this too a few days ago:-)

Dori (Aviva's mommy) said...

Very cool, did mine!

HUGS!

Sara said...

Ok I feel so old :p

Kari said...

This is neat I'm going to do mine. Thanks :) Oh and BTW I'm back I look forard to catching up on what's been happening the past few months. I missed reading about your family!

A Special Family said...

What a wonderful link!
Thanks for sharing