Thursday, November 26, 2009

1979: Remember When...

I was born during a very eventful year on Planet Earth. In November of 1979, two weeks before my birth, Ronald Reagan announced his candidacy for President of the United States while Jimmy Carter was running the country into oblivion. Joe Clark was the Prime Minister of Canada. If people are put on this planet for a reason, here are some of the events that happened when I was tapped for entry into existence.

1) Soviets invade Afghanistan

2) Margaret Thatcher becomes the new Conservative Prime Minister of England

3) Inflation in Jimmy Carter's United States hits 13.3%

4) The reactor at Three Mile Island goes critical

5) Dukes of Hazard is one of the top TV shows

6) Mother Teresa wins the Nobel Peace Prize

7) Mena Suvari, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Heath Ledger, Claire Danes, and Kate Hudson are born

8) Top songs include: Heart of Glass and I Will Survive

9) Top movies include: Alien, Apocalypse Now, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, and The Muppet Movie

10) 63 Americans are taken hostage by the men of Iranian leader Ayatollah Khomeini

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