August 24, 2011

In 1970, the Year When I Was Born...

My aunt sent me an email link a long time ago and I just opened it up and clicked on it today.  It took me an amazing site that puts together some fun facts about the year you were born... and makes you think a little about the path you took to get where you are today and where you may go from the here and now.

In 1970, in the year that I was born...

...there was no Google yet, or Yahoo.
...the top selling movie was Love Story

...the best selling book that year was also Love Story, by Erich Segal
...the academy award for the best movie went to Patton.
...the first episode of All My Children broadcast

...The Boeing 747, the first jumbo jet, goes into commercial service
...Paul McCartney sues in Great Britain to dissolve The Beatles' legal partnership

...Ronald Reagan is reelected governor of California
...the environmentalist movement began
...there was an oil crisis, after which gasoline was rationed in many countries
...the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan
...the Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany, witness the kidnapping and murder of Israeli athletes by Palestinian Arab terrorists
...the space mission Apollo 13 nearly ends in disaster

...Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison all died at the age of 27
...the song "I'll Be There" by the Jackson 5 topped the charts

...Josie and the Pussycats and The Partridge Family were popular TV shows
...the pocket calculator was invented was cup of noodles
...microwave ovens became commercially available

Some interesting stuff there, and I didn't share it all.  Want to see what the world was like in the year  you were born?  Click the link below and enter your birth year**...

What happened in my birth year?

You could do a layout with this stuff!  :)  Hey, leave me a comment and let me know what your birth year was and one or two interesting factoids... I love this stuff!

**Just a note... I think this was created by an American so for those of you across the pond and in other areas of the world... some of these things may not be local to anywhere other than the USA, for example, the movie, book and song it listed for me.  But it's still fun, and does include some world events.  Give it a go!


  1. Love the opening: "In 1949, the world was a different place.

    There was no Google yet. Or Yahoo. Or Enjoytheridetoday.blogspot, for that matter."

    It kept saying what a long time ago 1949 was. Did it have to remind me!?! lol

  2. I think it does it to us all Bernice. Fascinating information though TFS

  3. Wow, it really makes you think, doesn't it?

  4. in 1970, while you were unaware of those t.v. shows, I was parked in front of the t.v. watching them!

    in 1961, long before you were even a thought in your parents' heads, I was born into a world where John F. Kennedy was President, manned space flight became possible, and songs I've never heard of were playing on the radio. I do remember... party lines, eight track tapes, cb handles, typewriters, vinyl records (I still have my collection!) and boom boxes. I came of age in the disco era. Sorry to say, but I still love it!


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