The year I was born

1975

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

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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

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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

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Sports

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)

Wimbledon

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)

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 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.

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2 Comments

  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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