The Year I Was Born

An awful lot happened the year I was born – it was quite an eventful year. People were born, people died, disasters happened and politics continued as usual. Here are some of the events that made my birth year unique:

Births

  • Schapelle Corby
  • Orlando Bloom
  • Liv Tyler

Deaths

  • Jimi Hendrix
  • Janis Joplin
  • Jim Morrison
  • Elvis Presley
  • Mao Tze Tung

Politics

  • The Australian Democrats party was launched by former Liberal MP Don Chipp
  • Margaret Thatcher won the UK elections

Entertainment

  • Number 96 was cancelled
  • Cop Shop began
  • The number 1 bestselling book at the time was The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • The Shining was published
  • The top-selling movie was Star Wars
  • The Nickelodeon channel was launched

Newsworthy Events

  • Advance Australia Fair was won the vote for Australia’s National Anthem
  • Microwaves became commercially available
  • The personal stereo was invented
  • Mobile Phones were invented
  • Granville Railway Disaster resulted in 83 deaths
  • Voyager 1 launched
  • The last natural case of smallpox was recorded
  • The Munich Olympics saw Israeli athletes kidnapped and killed by Palestinian Terrorists

I only included those events that interest my. More info can be obtained by googling 1977. What do you know about the year of your birth?

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