What happened in 1978?

November 5, 2007

President: Jimmy Carter
Vice President: Walter Mondale
Median Household Income: $15,064
Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.15

The music we were listening to was Poco, Eagles, Loggins and Messina, James Taylor, Souther, Hillman and Furay Band, Steely Dan, Hall and Oates, along with the Doobie Brothers.

From the Billboard Top 100
1. Shadow Dancing – Andy Gibb
2. Night Fever – Bee Gees
3. You Light Up My Life – Debby Boone
4. Stayin’ Alive – Bee Gees
5. Kiss You All Over – Exile

There was no cable television, home computer, or cell phone. There were also no CD players or CD’s. The Walkman was the latest innovation.

On the Television
For Children: Schoolhouse Rock
Daytime Talk: Donahue
Comedy: All in the Family

Cast of Saturday Night Live: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Gilda Radner, Garrett Morris, Jane Curtin, Laraine Newman, Bill Murray, and Don Novello with the Paul Shaffer Orchestra.

At the Theater
The Deer Hunter, Midnight Express, Heaven Can Wait, Coming Home

In Sports
Muhammad Ali beat Leon Spinks for the world heavyweight boxing title.
Pete Rose of the Cincinnati Reds had his 3000th major league hit.

The comic strip character, Garfield, first appeared.

And on this day in 1978, a beautiful little girl was born. Happy Birthday, Sarah!

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12 Responses to “What happened in 1978?”

  1. sean Says:

    you brought me back a bit. I wont say we’ve come a long way, more backwards in-fact if you ponder.
    I wonder will we write about today in 30 years time and what will it be like?

  2. coffeypot Says:

    Happy Birthday, Sarah! I wish you many, many more.

    However, being from Georgia, I apologize for giving y’all Jimmy “The Peanut” Carter, the doddering old fool. A man who NEVER met a dictator he didn’t like. Why can’t he just go away?

    But this is about you, Miss Sarah. I hope today goes exactly the way you want it to.

  3. dilling Says:

    Happy Birthday Sarah…

  4. debi Says:

    Like taking a trip in the wayback machine. Happy Birthday Sarah. Love the picture too.

  5. corky Says:

    Very nice! Live without cable? I don’t remember…

    I must be blocking that painful memory out because I’m old enough to remember life before cable. ;)


  6. That Saturday Night cast was the greatest ever in my humble opinion.

    What a precious picture of Sarah!

  7. her indoors Says:

    Happy birthday to a very pretty little lady

  8. Betty Says:

    SNL has never been as good as it was then. Happy Birthday, Sarah!

  9. Tink Says:

    Happy Birthday!!

    What an awesome tribute. :)

  10. daddy d Says:

    Great introduction to Sarah’s brithday. How fun. She has red hair. Nice.

  11. mjd Says:

    And what a beautiful picture of Sarah.

  12. Patsy Ann Says:

    Happy Birthday Sarah. To remember all that way back to 1978 – wow. I forget what happened last month.


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