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What was going on in the year you were born?

1973:
Average Cost of new house $32,500.00
Average Income per year $12,900.00
Average Monthly Rent $175.00
Cost of a gallon of Gas 40 cents
A Dozen Eggs 45 cents

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ronjwake

Asked by ronjwake at 3:28 AM on Jun. 2, 2009 in Just for Fun

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  • The best thing to ever happen to this world graced the Earth with her presence.....MEEEEEEE!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:29 AM on Jun. 2, 2009

  • 1987, I have no clue maybe some of u moms can help me out
    Red_Mama0723

    Answer by Red_Mama0723 at 3:39 AM on Jun. 2, 2009

  • 1987 here ya go:

    Popular Films

    Three Men and a Baby
    Fatal Attraction
    Beverly Hills Cop II
    Good Morning, Vietnam
    The Untouchables
    Stakeout
    Lethal Weapon
    The Witches of Eastwick
    The Last Emperor
    Wall Street
    Dirty Dancing
    RoboCop
    Moonstruck
    Popular Musicians

    Michael Jackson with " BAD "
    Lionel Richie
    Fleetwood Mac
    Peter Gabriel
    Janet Jackson
    Heart
    Whitney Houston
    Bruce Hornsby and " the Range "
    George Michael with " Faith "
    Bryan Adams
    Bananarama
    Aretha Franklin
    George Michael
    U2 with " With or Without You "

    ronjwake

    Answer by ronjwake at 3:43 AM on Jun. 2, 2009

  • Cost of Living 1983
    ~Yearly Inflation Rate USA3.22%
    ~Year End Close Dow Jones Industrial Average 1258
    ~Interest Rates Year End Federal Reserve 11.00%
    ~Average Cost of new house $82,600.00
    ~Average Income per year $21,070.00
    ~Average Monthly Rent $335.00
    ~Dodge RAM 50 Truck $5665.00

    What Events Happened in 1983
    ~Unemployment Rises in the US to 12 million the highest figure since 1941
    ~Hurricane Alicia hits the Texas coast, killing 22
    ~The Worlds Population is estimated at 4.72 billion
    ~A 5.2 earthquake hits Central New York
    ~Richard Noble sets a new land speed record of 633.468 mph, driving Thrust 2 at the Black Rock Desert, Nevada
    ~The first mobile phones, are introduced to the public by the Motorola Company.
    ~Sally Ride on 18th June becomes first American woman in space on the Space Shuttle Challenger (and we all know how THAT turned out)
    Mina2904

    Answer by Mina2904 at 4:09 AM on Jun. 2, 2009

  • (Continued)
    Popular Culture 1983
    ~Final Episode of M*A*S*H airs record 125 million watch
    ~Cabbage Patch Dolls are sold in shops and become a success
    ~West German news magazine Stern publish the Hitler Diaries which turn out to be Forgeries

    Popular Films

    ~Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
    ~Tootsie
    ~Trading Places
    ~WarGames
    ~Superman III
    ~Flashdance
    ~Staying Alive
    ~Octopussy
    ~National Lampoon's Vacation
    ~Never Say Never Again
    ~Terms of Endearment
    ~Yentl
    ~Educating Rita

    Popular Musicians

    ~Phil Collins
    ~The Police with " Every Breath that you take "
    ~Hot Chocolate
    ~Big Country
    ~Black Sabbath
    ~David Bowie
    ~Johnny Cash
    ~Culture Club
    ~Duran Duran
    ~Elton John
    ~Pink Floyd
    ~Ozzy Osbourne
    ~Lionel Richie with " All Night Long "
    ~Rod Stewar
    Mina2904

    Answer by Mina2904 at 4:10 AM on Jun. 2, 2009

  • Wow I had a lot going on then lol:

    Unemployment rate was at 7.1%
    Cost of a first-class stamp was 13 cents
    legionairres disease was identified
    President was James Earl Carter, Jr
    TV series Roots first ran
    Star Wars hit the theaters
    Saturday Night Fever was released
    Rocky won an Academy Award
    Close Encounters of the Third Kind was released
    Neutron bomb was developed
    Charlie Chaplin, Bing Crosby, Groucho Marx, and Elvis died :-(
    Average cost of a gallon of gas was 65 cents
    A BMW 320i cost $7990
    The Medal of Freedom was awarded posthumously to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr
    World Trade Center in New York, is completed
    The first Apple II computers went on sale
    The first MRI Scanner is tested in Brooklyn
    The Clash release their first album "The Clash
    AprilDJC

    Answer by AprilDJC at 4:14 AM on Jun. 2, 2009

  • For 1987:
    Cost of Living 1987
    ~Yearly Inflation Rate USA3.66%
    ~Year End Close Dow Jones Industrial Average 1938
    ~Interest Rates Year End Federal Reserve 8.75%
    ~Average Cost of new house $92,000.00
    ~Average Income per year $24,350.00
    ~Average Monthly Rent $395.00
    ~Average Price for new car $10,3055.00
    ~1 gallon of gas 89 cents
    ~1 LB of Bacon $1.80
    ~US Postage Stamp 24 cents
    ~Dozen Eggs 65 cents

    ~US Stock Market Crashes on Monday, October 19th , 1987 with a 508 point drop or 22.6%
    ~The USS Stark a Frigate is attacked by an Iraq Air to Sea missile Which is "an Accident" and 30 US Sailors are killed
    ~Fox Broadcasting Co. made its prime-time TV debut
    ~A rare earthquake 5.0 on the Richter scale affects 14 states in the Midwest and parts of Canada
    ~The Food and Drug Administration approves anti-AIDS drug AZT
    ~The First Criminal convicted using DNA Evidence Robert M
    Mina2904

    Answer by Mina2904 at 4:14 AM on Jun. 2, 2009

  • 1967
    US GDP (1998 dollars): $833.6 billion
    Federal spending: $157.46 billion
    Federal debt: $340.4 billion
    Median Household Income
    (current dollars): $7,143
    Consumer Price Index: 33.4
    Unemployment: 3.8%
    Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.05
    •Congress creates PBS.
    •Rolling Stone and New York Magazine debut, spawning the popularity of special-interest and regional magazines.
    MOVIES:
    The Graduate, Bonnie and Clyde, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?, In the Heat of the Night, Cool Hand Luke
    GRAMMYS:
    Record of the Year: "Strangers in the Night," Frank Sinatra
    Album of the Year: Sinatra: A Man and His Music, Frank Sinatra (Reprise)
    Song of the Year: "Michelle," John Lennon and Paul McCartney, songwriters
    SCIENCE:
    •Dr. Christiaan N. Barnard and team of South African surgeons perform world's first successful human heart transplant. The patient dies 18 days later.<
    PrydferthMenyw

    Answer by PrydferthMenyw at 8:02 AM on Jun. 2, 2009

  • 1987 was the year I graduated High School. I was born in 1969 and will be 40 in October. What happened in '69: Woodstock, The Manson Killings, Man Walked on the moon. That's all I know.
    sweetmom1007

    Answer by sweetmom1007 at 9:15 AM on Jun. 2, 2009

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