Y is for Year

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) is 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 Super Bowl 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

What a great year minus the shooting and the hurricane!

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3 Responses

  1. 1969 First man on the moon and Nixon was President. Need I say more?

    Hell of a year. LOL

    1969~Woohoo! My brother was born in 1968. We were all born in leap years consecutively!

  2. Wow… as if I didn’t feel old already!! Here’s mine:

    Dwight Eisenhower is president of the US

    Sit-ins being after 4 black college students in North Carolina refuse to move from a deli counter when denied service

    A U-2 reconnaissance plane belonging to the US is shot down in the Soviet Union

    Hurricane “Donna” strikes the East Coast causing over 100 deaths in the US and the Antilles

    John F. Kennedy defeats Vice President Richard Nixon in the presidential race

    Cassius Clay (who later took the name Muhammad Ali) wins his first professional fight

    Michael Stipe, Tony Robbins, Bono, John F. Kennedy, Jr., and Jeffrey Dahmer are born

    Pittsburgh Pirates win the World Series

    Philadelphia Eagles win the NFL championship

    Montreal Canadiens win the Stanley Cup

    Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho is the top grossing film

    To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee is published

    The Beatles make their debut in Hamburg, Germany

    The Flintstones debut

    Thank goodness for that last one… don’t think I would’ve survived the 60’s without Fred and Wilma! LOL! 😀

    Woohoo Flintstones! I know what year you were born-lol!

  3. LOL! Write it down somewhere for me… I hear that memory is the second thing to go! 😀

    HA! Gotcha~I’m afraid to ask~what’s the first thing to go?

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