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1979 Jaguar

Jimmy Carter 39th President of the United States Served from Jan. 20, 1977 to Jan. 20, 1981

“We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other’s children.”

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— Jimmy Carter

AVERAGE COST OF LIVING

Bunge jumping introduced

Walter Mondale 42nd Vice President of the United States Served from Jan. 20, 1977 to Jan. 20, 1981

Technology

World events

•  USSR invades Afghanistan •  Margaret Thatcher elected Prime Minister in UK •  Ayatollah Khomeini returns to Tehran after 15 years of exile and seizes power in Iran •  63 Americans taken hostage in the American Embassy in Tehran •  Dictator Idi Amin is deposed in Uganda •  The Sahara Desert experiences snow for 30 minutes •  The first black-led government of Rhodesia in 90 years takes power and

Ayatollah Khomeini

the country’s name is changed to Zimbabwe •  Pope John Paul II visits his native Poland, becoming the first Pope to visit a Communist country •  President Hasan al-Bakr resigns and Vice President Saddam Hussein replaces him in Iraq •  Egypt’s Anwar Sadat and Israel’s Menachem Begin sign peace treaty •  3,000 Iranian radicals, mostly students, invade the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, taking 90 Pope John Paul II hostages •  China institutes the one child per family rule to control exploding population

U.S. news

•  Population 225,055,487 •  Life expectancy 73.9 years •  Salt II arms limitation talks signed by U.S. and USSR •  During the “Death to the Klan” march organized by com-

munist supporters in North Carolina, white supremacists open fire killing five marchers •  Eleven fans are killed at a Who concert in Ohio •  Three-Mile Island nuclear accident occurs in Pennsylvania •  American Airlines flight 191 crashed and exploded in a field near O’Hare Airport in Chicago

BORN THIS YEAR: Above right: Leroy Petry, Army Medal of Honor recipient. Above left: Cote de Pablo, actress; Mena Survari, actress; Bam Margera, skaterboarder; Natasha Lyonne, actress

Inventions

•  Snowboard •  Commercial Cellular Network

Popular culture

•  YMCA sues the Village People for libel because of their song of the same name •  Sid Vicious, former member of Sex Pistols, dies of a heroin overdose during

Top left: Three-Mile Island nuclear accident. Bottom left: Margaret Thatcher, British PM. Below: The Village People.

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Sid Vicious, Sex Pistols

•  VisiCalc becomes the first spreadsheet program •  Sony introduces the Walkman at $200 •  Voyager I photo reveals Jupiter’s rings

his trial for murdering his girlfriend •  Pink Floyd releases “The Wall,” with top selling single “Another Brick in the Wall” •  Trivial Pursuit game is launched •  Bungee jumping introduced

Popular films

•  Superman: The Movie •  Every Which Way But Loose •  Rocky II •  Alien •  The Amityville Horror •  Star Trek: The Motion Picture •  Moonraker •  The Muppet Movie •  The Deer Hunter •  Kramer vs. Kramer

Popular music

•  “My Sharona,” Knack •  “Bad Girls,” Donna Summer •  “Le Freak,” Chic •  “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy,” Rod Stewart •  “Reunited,” Peaches and Herb •  “I Will Survive,” Gloria Gaynor •  “YMCA,” Village People •  “Ring My Bell,” Anita Ward

TV shows

•  The Dukes of Hazzard •  The Facts of Life •  Buck Rogers in the 25th Century •  Knots Landing

Catherine Bach played Daisy Duke in Dukes of Hazzard

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•  Income per year .... $17,500 •  Minimum wage ........... $2.90 •  New house ............ $58,100 •  Monthly rent ................. $280 •  New car .................... $4,100 •  Gallon of gas .................. 86¢ •  Dozen eggs .................... 85¢ •  Gallon of milk .............. $1.89 •  Loaf of bread .................. 45¢ •  First-class stamp ........... 15¢ •  Movie ticket ................. $2.50

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Remember When 1979  

What life was like and what things cost in 1979.

Remember When 1979  

What life was like and what things cost in 1979.