J4F – Way Back Wednesday: 12/17/1979
Check out what was happening on this date back in 1979.
Way Back Wednesday 12/17/1979
Top U.S. Song – Rupert Holmes – Escape (The Pina Colada Song)
Average cost for a gallon of gas – $0.86
Average cost for a postage stamp – $0.15
Average cost of a dozen eggs – $0.85
Average cost for a gallon of milk – $1.62
Average cost of a new home – $71,800.00
Average life expectancy – 73.9 years
President of the United States – Jimmy Carter
Popular Movies – Mad Max, Alien, Apocalypse Now, The Warriors, Caligula, Life of Brian, Meatballs, Kramer vs. Kramer, Roller Boogie, Manhattan, 1941, 10, The Black Hole
Popular Books – The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams; The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, Betty Edwards; The Neverending Story, Michael Ende, The Dead Zone, Stephen King; Flowers in the Attic, V.C. Andrews; Skeleton Crew, Stephen King; The Long Walk, Richard Bachman; Kane and Abel, Jeffrey Archer; If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler, Italo Calvino; The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt, Edmund Morris
Happy Birthday to – Pope Francis, Manny Pacquiao, Milla Jovovich, Chase Utley, Sarah Paulson, Chuck Liddell, Eugene Levy, Ernie Hudson, Giovanni Ribisi, Bill Pullman, Jaimee Foxworth, Sean Patrick Thomas, Paula Radcliffe
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