21 November 2008

The Year I Was Born...




In 1972 (the year you were born)



Richard Nixon is president of the US



President Nixon approves NASA's space shuttle, a reusable spacecraft, at a cost of $5.5 billion



Nixon arrives in China for an 8 day visit, which he calls a "journey for peace"



While campaigning for the presidency Alabama Governor George C. Wallace is shot and seriously wounded



Five men are arrested in the Watergate office complex in DC for breaking into the offices of the Democratic National Committee



Hurricane Agnes strikes the East Coast causing 117 deaths



First scientific hand-held calculator (HP-35) os introduced for $395



Shaquille O'Neal, Jennifer Garner, The Rock, The Notorious B.I.G., Cameron Diaz, Eminem, and Alyssa Milano are born



Oakland Athletics win the World Series



Dallas Cowboys win Superbowl VI



Boston Bruins win the Stanley Cup



The Godfather is the top grossing film



Pink Floyd debuts "The Dark Side of the Moon" during a performance at London's Rainbow Theater



"You've Got a Friend" by Carole King wins a Grammy for song of the year



The Price is Right premieres on CBS

5 comments:

siteseer said...

Wow. I didn't know the Price is Right was that new. lol

pegasusgiraffe said...

There's a lot of Nixon on that list... ;)

Julie@Cool Mom Guide said...

Pink Floyd kicks ass. I played Dark Side of the Moon during my labor with Jake in the hospital-"Its just a little pin prick..."

Court said...

how cool, thanks for posting that it was fun to find my year!

B Boys Mom said...

Let see I was 9 in 1972. I don't really remember these things much. I do remember Nixon as president.