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What was happening the day you were born?

post #1 of 18
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Take a quick look back at world affairs, prices, etc. on the day you
were born.


This is a neat website! I checked out the day i was born. Maybe you could tO AND POST IT HERE.

Nov.8, 1983
Martha Layne Collins (D) elected 1st female governor of Kentucky.
STS-9 vehicle again moves to launch pad.
W Wilson Goode (D) elected 1st black mayor of Philadelphia.
A Mrkos discovers asteroid #3979 Brorsen & #7391.
post #2 of 18
Monday December 9th 1985!!

Phoenix AZ, gets 3" of snow
Jerry Rice begins NFL streak of 100+ consecutive game receptions
74th Australian Men's Tennis: Stefan Edberg beats Mats Wilander (64 63 63)

wow nothing too exciting, lol.
post #3 of 18
Sunday, July 7, 1957

Elvis and the '57 Chevy. Nuff Said.

And no, I don't feel old YET!
post #4 of 18
Aug 28 - Police & anti-war demonstrators clash at Chicago's Dem Natl Conven Aug 28 - 1 day marriage of character Murphy Brown Aug 29 - 1st US Open tennis match (Billie Jean King beats Dr Vija Vuskains) Aug 29 - Democratics nominate Hubert H Humphrey for president (Chicago) Aug 29 - Norwegian king Harald V marries Sonja Aug 30 - 1st record under Apple label (Beatle's Hey Jude)
post #5 of 18
August 4th, 1985: Absolutely nothing happens in the world.

But She-ra came out shortyl before I was born and the top song was Careless Whisper by Wham! Yay!!
post #6 of 18
This was the only really cool thing that happened in the news that day:
Sep 17 - Begin, Sadat & Carter sign the Camp David accord
The music was just bad, with the end of disco upon us. lol
It was also the last time we had a decent human being in the White House...Jimmy Carter. Bless him, he is such a good man...and tried so hard at the presidency. I think his goodness as a human being was his downfall as president. How sad is that....
post #7 of 18
Aug 29 - SF Giant Jim Barr retires 1st 20 batters he faces added to last 21 he Aug 29 - retired 6 days earlier for record 41 in a row Aug 30 - John Lennon & Yoko Ono perform at Madison Square Garden Aug 31 - Olga Korbut, USSR, wins olympic gold medal in gymnastics Aug 31 - Lasse Viren runs Olympic/world record 10,000m (27:38.4) Sep 1 - Bobby Fischer (US) defeats Boris Spassky (USSR) for world chess title

Vietnam was still being bombed by the US. The Godfather and Marlon Brando won Oscars that year. 25 cents for a loaf of bread and 8 cents for a stamp. A house cost $30,500.

And although it doesn't mention it on this website, that's the year the whole infamous Watergate scandal occurred, with Richard Nixon as President.
post #8 of 18
Yeah, apparently nothing happened on Nov. 12th, 1980. The big news item of the day was ME! Or at least in my mind it should be!
post #9 of 18
TUE, Nov 12th, 1985.

STS 61-B vehicle moves to the launch pad.

Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Cozzene, Life's Magic, Pebbles,
Precisionist, Proud Truth, Tasso, Twilight Ridge at Aqueduct.

R Hadlee takes 15-123 for Cricket match v Australia at Brisbane.

Secretary in Ann Arbor Mich wounded by package bomb.
post #10 of 18

How boring!!

E Helin discover asteroid #5877, 6445 Bellmore, 6484 Barthibbs & 6518

Prince William Sound & pay $50,000 in restitution for 1989 oil spill

Former Exxon Valdez Captain Joseph Hazelwood ordered to help clean up Prince William Sound & pay $50,000 in restitution for 1989 oil spill
post #11 of 18
Sep 15 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR Sep 15 - Red Sox Bob Watson is 1st to hit for the cycle in AL & NL (Astros) Sep 16 - Catfish Hunter Day at Yankee Stadium Sep 16 - 23rd Ryder Cup: US, 17-11 at Greenbrier Sep 16 - Coup in Afghanistan under Hafizullah Amin Sep 16 - KC's Willie Wilson hits 5th inside-the-park HR (most since 1925)
post #12 of 18
11/24/1977 Nov 24 - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island Nov 24 - Miami Bob Greise passes for 6 touchdowns vs St Louis (55-14

I will chalk the lack of excitement up due to the fact that it was thanksgiving!
post #13 of 18
The things that strike me most are that bread was only 14 cents a loaf , a stamp was 3 cents and gas was 20some cents a gallon! (WOW! Where have those days gone?)
post #14 of 18
7th September 1986

Francesca Was born at 00:30 am!

Sep 7 - Desmond Tutu installed to lead south African Anglican Church Sep 7 - 100th US Womens Tennis: M Navratilova beats Helena Sukova (63 62) Sep 7 - 106th US Mens Tennis: Ivan Lendl beats Miloslav Mecir (64 62 60) Sep 7 - Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Cellular One-Ping Golf Championship Sep 7 - Cleveland Browns becomes 1st team in NFL history to have a play Sep 7 - E W Elst discovers asteroid #4628 Laplace Sep 7 - Failed assassination attempt on Chilean dictator Pinochet, 5 killed Sep 7 - Ivan Lendl defeats Miloslav Mecir for US Tennis open title Sep 7 - L I Chernykh discovers asteroid #5104 Skripnichenko, #5675 & #6591 Sep 7 - reviewed by instant replay, Chicago 41, Browns 31

And the hot songs:
Rock Me Amadeus by Falco \t
Walk Like an Egyptian by Bangles
Stuck with You by Huey Lewis & the News \t
Kiss by Prince & the Revolution
That's What Friends Are For by Dionne & Friends \t
Papa Don't Preach by Madonna
On My Own by Patti LaBelle & Michael McDonald \t
Greatest Love of All by Whitney Houston
Kyrie by Mr. Mister \t
How Will I Know by Whitney Houston
post #15 of 18
Well, uh, I was born! Doesn't really matter what else happened, does it??

Nah, here's what really happened...(great idea for a thread, by the way)...

Jeepers it's so boring I'm not even going to bother....lol.....looks like I really was the highlight of the day!!
post #16 of 18
January 7 1985

There are quite a few 1985 birth on this thread! We wil be 21 next year!!

Um Teddy Ruxpin came out! I love Teddy Ruxpin!! Other than that I was born! But that is about it!
post #17 of 18
May 11th, 1984

Gas was only $1.20/gallon
Like a virgin by Madonna was a top song
Roller blades and wwf action figures were hot toys
min wage was 3.35/hr
World of Rivers world exposition opens in New Orleans
post #18 of 18
Jun 26 1974 - Liz Taylor's 5th divorce (Richard Burton)

That was the only 'exciting' thing about my birthday
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