1970 – Where It All Started

Thinking back on my life and all the things I have seen or heard over the years, I thought it would be not only fun but also educational to start a blog or section of blogs that documents it all. I am excited about gaining a greater knowledge of all the things that have changed and been invented or become obsolete, to reflect on all the news stories that I have followed, learned of or read about in history books, the different laws that have been passed and the growth in our economy along with its downfalls. This will include all that I can remember, all that I’ve learned and everything in between, starting in 1970, the year I was born.

 1970

– First things first – IT’S A GIRL – My father’s one and only – ME!! Born January 23rd, weighing 7lbs. 5oz. and at a chubby, 21 inches tall. I’ve not grown much since then. Hehehe

SPORTS

  • ABC BEGINS ITS LONG RUNNING MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
  • BALTIMORE ORIOLES WIN WORLD SERIES
  • KANSAS CITY CHIEFS WIN SUPER BOWL

TOP SONGS

  • Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon/Garfunkel
  • (They Long To Be) Close To You by Carpenters
  • American Woman/No Sugar Tonight by Guess Who

TOP TV SHOWS

  • Marcus Welby, M.D.
  • The Flip Wilson Show
  • Here’s Lucy

TOP MOVIES

  • Patton
  • M*A*S*H

TOP BOOKS

  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
  • Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach

ECONOMICS

  • US GDP (1998 dollars): $1,035.60 billion
  • Federal spending: $195.65 billion
  • Federal debt: $380.9 billion
  • Median Household Income
  • (Current dollars): $8,734
  • Consumer Price Index: 38.8
  • Unemployment: 3.5%
  • Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.06

U.S. STATISTICS

  • President: Richard M. Nixon
  • Vice President: Spiro T. Agnew
  • Population: 205,052,174
  • Life expectancy: 70.8 years
  • Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000): 39.8
  • Property Crime Rate (per 1,000): 36.2
  • Homicide Rate (per 100,000): 8.3

What do you remember about the year 1970 or what have you learned? I would love to hear from you.

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