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a gallon of gas cost .86 cents

Toyota Corola cost $3,698

king size bean bag chair cost $19.99

SONY invents the Walkman that sells are $200

Daniel E. Chadwick invents the Snowboard

Jimmy Carter is President

Walter Mondale is Vice President

US Population is 225,055,487

Life Expectancy is 73.9 years

Pittburgh Steelers will the Super Bowl

Seattle wins the NBA Championship

Pittsburgh Pirates win the World Series

Montreal wins the Stanley Cup

Martina Navratilova is the female winner and Bjorn Borg is the male winner of Wimbledon

Spectacular Bid wins the Kentucky Derby 

Michigan wins the NCAA Basketball Championship

Alabama wins the NCAA Football Championship

Kylene Baker is crowned Miss America

Allan Cormack and Godrey Hounsfield invent the Computed Axial Tomography (CAT scan). 

ESPN - Entertainment and Sports Programming Network- television network is launches on cable television at 7pm on Septemer 7, 1979

The Iranian Revolution comes to an end when Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini returns to power when the Shah of Iran leaves


The United States and Soviet Union reach an agreement during the Strategic Arms Limitations Talks signing the SALT II treaty

There is a nuclear accident after a fire at a reactor on Three Mile Island in Pennsylvania. 

Pink Floyd relesae the multi award winning album The Wall with the top selling single, Another Brick in the Wall

The game Trivial Pursuit is launched

Top Musicians are:

Bee Gees

Billy Joel

Fleetwood Mac

Rod Stewart

The Eagles

Kenny Rogers

Elton John


Donna Summer

Michael Jackson

Van Halen

Conway Twitty


The Who

Pink Floyd

The Police


Waylon Jennings

Village People

Anne Murray 

Popular TV shows are:

All My Children

The Price is Right

The Waltons

The Young and the Restless

Happy Days

Little House on the Prairie

Saturday Night Live

Charlie's Angels

Family Feud

Quincy, M.E.

The Muppet Show

The Love Board

Three's Company


Different Strokes

Mork and Mindy


The Dukes of Hazzard

Fantasy Island

The Jeffersons

Real People

WKRP in Cincinnati


All in the Family

Welcome Back Kotter
One Day at A Time

Barnaby Jones


Barney Miller

Laverne and Shirley

Eight is Enough


Real People

Top Songs are:
My Sharona - The Knack

Bad Girls - Donna Summer

La Freak-Chic

Do Ya Think I'm Sexy- Rod Stewart

Reunited- Peaches and Herb

I Will Survive- Gloria Gaynor

Hot Stuff- Donna Summer 

Y.M.C.A.- Village People

Ring My Bell- Anita Ward

Family Tradition- Hank Williams Jr.

Sad Eyes- Robert John

Too Much Heaven- The Bee Gees

MacArthur Park- Donna Summer

When You're In Love With a Beautiful Woman- Dr. Hook

Suspicions- Eddit Rabbit

Makin It- David Naughton

Fire- Pointer Sisters

Tragedy- The Bee Gees

A Little More Love- Olivia Newton-John

Heart of Glass-Blondie

What a Fool Believes- The Doobie Brothers

You Don't Bring Me Flowers- Barbra Stresisand and Neil Diamond

Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground) The Jacksons

The Logical Song- Supertramp

My Life- Billy Joel

All the Gold in California- Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers

I Want You to Want Me- Cheap Trick

The Gambler- Kenny Rogers

In the Navy- Village People

The Devil Went Down to Georgia- Charlie Daniels Band

We Are Family- Sister Sledge

Sultans of Swing- Dire Straits

Renegade- Styx

You're the Only One- Dolly Parton

I Was Made for Loving You- Kiss

Don't Bring Me Down- Electric Light Orchestra

Double Vision- Foreigner

Every Time I Think of You- The Babys

Ghost Riders in the Sky- Johnny Cash

Popular Movies are:

Superman The Movie

Every Which Way But Loose

Rocky II


The Amityville Horror

Star Trek: The Motion Picture


The Muppet Movie

The Deer Hunter

Kramer vs. Kramer


When a Stranger Calls


The Electric Horseman


Monthy Python's Life of Brian

Apocalypse Now

The China Syndrome

Breaking Away

The Jerk

Amityville Horror

Playing on Broadway:
Sweeney Todd

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

They're Playing Our Song

The Elephant Man 

Bette: Divine Madness

On Golden Pond