Monday, October 4, 2010

It Was a Very Good Year...

My birth isn't the only reason 1981 was a great year! Let's review the year that introduced me to the world...

"Bette Davis Eyes" was the #1 song of the year
Raiders of the Lost Ark was the top film at the box office
Dallas was television's most watched program
3M Corp introduces Post Its
Journey releases their Escape album, featuring the song "Don't Stop Believing", which is later used in one of the most controversial finales in television history
The movie never ends, it goes on, and on, and on, and on...

The wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer was televised around the world and viewed by 700 million people
MTV launched
Sandra Day O'Connor is nominated to become the first female justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.
The first American test tube baby is born!

Why stop at one?

Pope John Paul II and President Ronald Regan survive separate shootings
Scientists identify the AIDS virus

US space shuttle Columbia launches into space for the very first time

A gallon of gas cost $1.25

The term "Internet" is introduced

1 comment:

  1. I was born in '81 as well and had no idea all of these things happened! Thanks for sharing!