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What year were you born and what happened

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posted on Sep, 6 2021 @ 02:23 PM
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This is designed simply to be one of those fun threads without a ton of substance. I have spent my entire morning weighing in on threads of extreme importance and very, very dour subjects. I figured I'd take the opportunity to offer to my fellow members a moment's respite to look back at your own lives, reminisce perhaps and share with the community at large. Eat a Kit-Kat bar...

Me: 1975
A lot of wars ended, a lot of countries became independent (oddly enough from Portugal), Mohammed Ali won The Rumble in the Jungle, it was International Year of the Woman, and the Steelers won the Superbowl...nuff said.



posted on Sep, 6 2021 @ 02:36 PM
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a reply to: TheMirrorSelf

1971..
Still going to the moon.
Manson convicted.
Nixon started the war on drugs.
Amtrak starts.

www.historic-newspapers.com...#

Everyone thought the country was going to crap, just like today



posted on Sep, 6 2021 @ 02:46 PM
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The year I was born was a pretty boring year. Einstein died, that is about it. Maybe that is why I was always kind of boring.



posted on Sep, 6 2021 @ 02:47 PM
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a reply to: TheMirrorSelf

Obvious data collection thread...i dunno...it's in the username, cause I was young and stupid when I made this account and didn't understand such things as mass data collection...

Other than that, i dunno, Soviets left Afghanistan and the Berlin wall fell the next year, Ummm...REM released green, us shot down an Iranian.passenger jet...uhhhh the Beetlejuice movie was number 1 in the charts, Bill Cosby was number 1 on TV apparently.

www.historycentral.com...

I dunno, stuff...



posted on Sep, 6 2021 @ 02:49 PM
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Sure there was a similar thread a while ago, maybe to do with movies, but mine remains the same…1977, Star Wars a new hope…..nuff said lol



posted on Sep, 6 2021 @ 02:53 PM
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a reply to: TheMirrorSelf

Fall of the Berlin wall.

And Ghostbusters 2.



posted on Sep, 6 2021 @ 02:54 PM
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originally posted by: dug88
a reply to: TheMirrorSelf

Obvious data collection thread...i dunno...it's in the username, cause I was young and stupid when I made this account and didn't understand such things as mass data collection...

Other than that, i dunno, Soviets left Afghanistan and the Berlin wall fell the next year, Ummm...REM released green, us shot down an Iranian.passenger jet...uhhhh the Beetlejuice movie was number 1 in the charts, Bill Cosby was number 1 on TV apparently.

www.historycentral.com...

I dunno, stuff...


Ahhhh...stuff. Same as my year...stuff. And hey, don't worry about being young and stupid. We were all young and stupid. Now we're just old and stupid.



posted on Sep, 6 2021 @ 02:55 PM
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originally posted by: Akaspeedy
Sure there was a similar thread a while ago, maybe to do with movies, but mine remains the same…1977, Star Wars a new hope…..nuff said lol


Whoa...A New Hope. Good one.



posted on Sep, 6 2021 @ 03:02 PM
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1964.

The Beatles.
Race Riots.
Civil Rights Act was signed.
The U.S. was getting more involved in the Vietnam War.
A 9.2 earthquake in Alaska.



posted on Sep, 6 2021 @ 03:03 PM
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Probably should’ve been ‘no hope’ when I was born though lols

a reply to: TheMirrorSelf



posted on Sep, 6 2021 @ 03:10 PM
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originally posted by: Akaspeedy
Probably should’ve been ‘no hope’ when I was born though lols

a reply to: TheMirrorSelf



Well, hindsight is 20/20



posted on Sep, 6 2021 @ 03:22 PM
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No, Pretty sure it was this…….

www.drinksupermarket.com...

a reply to: TheMirrorSelf



posted on Sep, 6 2021 @ 03:32 PM
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originally posted by: Akaspeedy
No, Pretty sure it was this…….

www.drinksupermarket.com...

a reply to: TheMirrorSelf



Ugggghhh...the ol' MD 20/20. Now why would anyone think it's a bad idea to drink something called Mad Dog, or why would they become confused later when they acted like one?



posted on Sep, 6 2021 @ 03:37 PM
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1980, Mt. St. Helen's blew its top and the challenger shuttle exploded.


Eta. Jordan 1986 dont really wanna get in to that much
edit on 07/16/2009 by Lichter daraus because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 6 2021 @ 03:38 PM
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originally posted by: Lichter daraus
1980, Mt. St. Helen's blew its top and the challenger shuttle exploded


Damn! Ummm...that's not good.



posted on Sep, 6 2021 @ 03:56 PM
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I am told 1957 was a very good year. A young couple in East Tennessee gave birth to a bouncing baby boy. Apparently they had been fooling around the Christmas before.

MAJOR EVENTS:
Soviet Union inaugurates the "Space Age" by launching Sputnik I, the world’s first artificial satellite. A month later Sputnik II carries a dog into orbit, making that dog the first living being to enter space.
President Eisenhower announces "Eisenhower Doctrine," pledging defense of Miulle Eastern nations against communism
Federal troops ordered to enforce integration of schools in Little Rock, Arkansas
Israel withdraws from Sinai Peninsula
European Common Market created
Britain detonates hydrogen bomb; U.S. conducts first underground nuclear test
Despite record-setting filibuster by Sen. Strom Thurmond, Congress approves the first significant civil rights legislation since the Civil War
BUSINESS & ECONOMY:
Teamsters union expelled from the AFL-CIO for failing to deal with organized crime
Toyota starts selling cars in the US
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY:
Successful Sputnik satellites mark the beginning of the "Space Race," with intensive efforts by both the U.S. and Soviet Union to achieve space milestones.
67 nations participate in International Geophysical Year of earth science research
Growth-producing hormone discovered
Interferon discovered
Ultrasound scanning pioneered in Scotland
SPORTS:
World Series: Milwaukee over New York Yankees, 4-3
At age 13, Bobby Fischer becomes a chess champion
New York Giants move to San Francisco; Brooklyn Dodgers move to Los Angeles
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT:
Movies: The Bridge on the River Kwai, The Prince and the Showgirl, Twelve Angry Men, Love in the Afternoon
Songs: Young Love, Tonight, Wake Up Little Susie, That’ll Be the Day, Jailhouse Rock
TV Shows: Phil Silvers Show, Father Knows Best, Price is Right, American Bandstand, Twenty-One, Leave it to Beaver, Nat "King" Cole Show
Books: On the Road, Jack Kerouac; Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand; The Cat in the Hat, Dr. Seuss
West Side Story and The Music Man open in New York
And God Created Woman, a film starring Bridgette Bardot, becomes a controversial sensation; many communities ban the film based on its supposed sexual content
Humphrey Bogart dies
Elvis Presley purchases Graceland
EVERYDAY LIFE:
"Beatnik" enters the vernacular as a description of the emerging "Beat Generation" counterculture movement



posted on Sep, 6 2021 @ 03:59 PM
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a reply to: TheMirrorSelf

Yup stuff. I gave some concrete examples. It was near the end of a decade dude, lots of # happened, a global super power collapsed. It was an eventful year followed by another few eventful years. Like many years.



posted on Sep, 6 2021 @ 04:02 PM
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I like Kit Kat bars.


I was born the same day as Judge Reinhold, in the year that the influenza pandemic (also called "Asian flu"): Influenza A virus subtype H2N2, first identified in Guizhou province of China, spread to Singapore. It reaches Hong Kong by April and the United States by June, killing at least 1 million people worldwide.





posted on Sep, 6 2021 @ 04:05 PM
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1986 May 7th
Chernobyl happened!
edit on 6-9-2021 by RickyD because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 6 2021 @ 04:05 PM
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originally posted by: dug88
a reply to: TheMirrorSelf

Yup stuff. I gave some concrete examples. It was near the end of a decade dude, lots of # happened, a global super power collapsed. It was an eventful year followed by another few eventful years. Like many years.


Man, that's a lot of stuff! My favorite those was this quote from you post:

And God Created Woman, a film starring Bridgette Bardot, becomes a controversial sensation; many communities ban the film based on its supposed sexual content.

I started reading and thought, whoa! God Created Woman in '57. I thought it was waaaaaaay before that.




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