Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Way Back Wednesday!

Welcome to Way Back Wednesday! Today I'm bringing you a look at the year I was born, 1971.

US Leaders

President: Richard Nixon

Vice President: Spiro Agnew

Cost of Living

Average Cost of new house $25,250.00  
Average Income per year $10,600.00
Average Monthly Rent $150.00
Cost of a gallon of Gas 40 cents   
United States postage Stamp 8 cents 
Movie Ticket $1.50

Popular Culture

  • Led Zeppelin releases their untitled fourth album
  • Jim Morrison of The Doors found dead in bath tub in Paris
Popular Films
  • Love Story  
  • The Andromeda Strain
  • The French Connection
Popular Musicians and songs
  • The Doors
  • Bob Dylan
  • Tony Orlando and Dawn with " Knock Three Times "
  • Janis Joplin with " Me and Bobby Mcgee "
  • The Who
  • John Lennon
  • The Jackson 5
  • Ike and Tina Turner
  • Marvin Gaye
  • Rod Stewart with " Maggie Mae "
  • The Osmonds
 Popular TV Programs
  • All My Children
  • Mary Tyler Moore
  • McCloud
  • The Odd Couple
  • The Partridge Family

Technology 1971 

  • Intel releases world's first microprocessor, the 4004.
  • Texas Instruments releases the first pocket calculator
  • The First Internet Chat rooms appear
  • The First Cat Scanner Produced by EMI  
  • Apollo 14 lands on the Moon.   
  • First Soft Contact Lens became available commercially in the USA

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