The year I was born


Average Cost of new house $39,300.00
Average Income per year $14,100.00
Average Monthly Rent $200.00
Cost of a gallon of Gas 44 cents
Average cost new car$4,250.00


Bill Gates and Paul Allen develop a BASIC program for the Altair 8800
Motorolla obtains patent for the first portable mobile phone
The name “Micro-soft” (for microcomputer software) and Microsoft becomes a registered trademark
BIC launches first disposable Razor
Sony introduces Betamax videotapes and Matsushita / JVC introduce VHS


Pop culture

  • Bruce Springsteen releases his third album, Born To Run, widely regarded as one of the greatest of all time
  • Saturday Night Live debuts on NBC
  • Muhammad Ali beat Joe Fraser in the “Thriller In Manilla” match

Popular Films

  • Jaws
  • The Towering Inferno
  • Benji
  • Young Frankenstein
  • The Godfather Part II
  • Funny Lady
  • Murder on the Orient Express
  • The Return of the Pink Panther
  • Tommy
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Popular Musicians and songs

  • Minnie Riperton
  • Aerosmith
  • Black Sabbath
  • Chicago
  • Bob Dylan
  • David Bowie with ” Fame “
  • Alice Cooper
  • The Eagles with ” Best of My Love “
  • Jefferson Starship
  • Elton John with Island Girl and ” Lucy in the sky with Diamonds “
  • Kiss
  • Led Zeppelin
  • John Lennon
  • Bob Marley and the Wailers
  • Paul McCartney and Wings
  • Pink Floyd
  • Paul Simon
  • Queen
  • Bruce Springsteen
  • The Who
  • ZZ Top



Super Bowl

Pittsburgh d. Minnesota (16-6)

World Series

Cincinnati d. Boston Red Sox (4-3)

NBA Championship

Golden St. Warriors d. Washington Bullets (4-0)

Stanley Cup

Philadelphia d. Buffalo (4-2)


Women: Billie Jean King d. E. Cawley (6-0 6-1)
Men: Arthur Ashe d. J. Connors (6-1 6-1 5-7 6-4)

Kentucky Derby Champion

Foolish Pleasure

NCAA Basketball Championship

UCLA d. Kentucky (92-85)

NCAA Football Champions
Oklahoma (11-1-0)


 Technology is great but if you really lived before it…it’s not THAT great.  One thing I do cherish is “knowing” many bloggers and becoming friends.


What year were you born?


  1. Looks like myt favorite thing about 1975 was the University of Oklahoma winning the National Championship! Go Sooners.

    I was born in 1984

    • I thought of you when I read that. 🙂

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