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What Year Was It? By: Kristen Leisse. COST OF LIVING Average Cost of New House $49,300.00 Average Cost of New House $49,300.00 Average Income per year.

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1 What Year Was It? By: Kristen Leisse

2 COST OF LIVING Average Cost of New House $49, Average Cost of New House $49, Average Income per year $15, Average Income per year $15, Cost of a Gallon of Gas Cost of a Gallon of Gas 65 cents Median Household Income Median Household Income$13, BMW 320i BMW 320i$

3 EVERYDAY PRICES Cost of a First-Class Stamp Cost of a First-Class Stamp 13 cents Cost of a Dozen Eggs Cost of a Dozen Eggs 82 cents Cost of a Gallon of Milk Cost of a Gallon of Milk$1.68 Bikini Bikini$9.00

4 EVENTS The New York City Blackout lasts for 25 hours and results in looting and disorder. The New York City Blackout lasts for 25 hours and results in looting and disorder. Jimmy Carter Elected President of United States Jimmy Carter Elected President of United States World Trade Center in New York is completed World Trade Center in New York is completed The US returns the Panama Canal back to Panama The US returns the Panama Canal back to Panama 165 people die in Beverly Hills Supper Club fire on May 28th 165 people die in Beverly Hills Supper Club fire on May 28th

5 TECHNOLOGY The first Apple II computers went on sale The first Apple II computers went on sale The first commercial flight Concord London to New York The first commercial flight Concord London to New York The first ever Quadraphonic concert in London by Pink Floyd The first ever Quadraphonic concert in London by Pink Floyd Voyager I and Voyager II are launched unmanned to explore the outer solar system Voyager I and Voyager II are launched unmanned to explore the outer solar system

6 IN THE NEWS Department of Energy is created Department of Energy is created US and Panama sign Canal Zone Treaty US and Panama sign Canal Zone Treaty Son of Sam Killer is arrested in NYC Son of Sam Killer is arrested in NYC Deaths include: Charlie Chaplin Bing Crosby Elvis Presley Joan Crawford Groucho Marx

7 POPULAR CULTURE Development of punk music from groups like the Ramones, Iggy Pop, The Clash, Elvis Costello, The Stranglers, and the Sex Pistols Development of punk music from groups like the Ramones, Iggy Pop, The Clash, Elvis Costello, The Stranglers, and the Sex Pistols The TV Mini Series "Roots" is aired on ABC winning top audience figures, 9 Emmys and a Golden Globe The TV Mini Series "Roots" is aired on ABC winning top audience figures, 9 Emmys and a Golden Globe The Clash release their first album "The Clash" The Clash release their first album "The Clash" Record company EMI sacks the controversial UK punk rock group the Sex Pistols Record company EMI sacks the controversial UK punk rock group the Sex Pistols

8 POPULAR FILMS Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope Smokey and the Bandit Smokey and the Bandit A Star Is Born A Star Is Born Saturday Night Fever Saturday Night Fever The Deep The Deep Close Encounters of the Third Kind Close Encounters of the Third Kind Annie Hall Annie Hall

9 ACADEMY AWARDS o Best Actor: Richard Dreyfuss (The Goodbye Girl) o Best Actress: Diane Keaton (Annie Hall) o Best Director: Woody Allen (Annie Hall) o Best Picture: Charles H. Joffe (Annie Hall) o Best Supporting Actor: Jason Robards (Julia) o Best Supporting Actress: Vanessa Redgrave (Julia)

10 POPULAR MUSICIANS Rod Stewart Rod Stewart Stevie Wonder Stevie Wonder The Eagles The Eagles The Bee Gees The Bee Gees Barbra Streisand Barbra Streisand Fleetwood Mac Fleetwood Mac Wings Wings

11 GRAMMY AWARDS o Album of the Year: Rumours (Fleetwood Mac) o Best New Artist: Debby Boone o Best Pop Duo or Group: How Deep Is Your Love, Bee Gees o Best Pop Female Vocal: Love Theme From A Star Is Born Barbra Streisand o Best Pop Male Vocal: Handy Man, James Taylor o Record of the Year: Hotel California, Eagles o Song of the Year: Love Theme From A Star Is Born and You Light Up My Life

12 FAVORITE TV SHOWS Laverne and Shirley Laverne and Shirley Happy Days Happy Days Threes Company Threes Company 60 Minutes 60 Minutes All in the Family All in the Family M*A*S*H M*A*S*H

13 TOYS Slinky Slinky Eight Track Portable Music Player Eight Track Portable Music Player Matchbox City Play Kit Matchbox City Play Kit Punch Me Toys Punch Me Toys Viewmaster Viewmaster Street King Street Skates Street King Street Skates Erector Sets Erector Sets

14 INTERESTING FACTS The Neutron Bomb is developed The Neutron Bomb is developed Fads include bottled water, roller disco, mopeds, health foods, Farrah Fawcett posters Fads include bottled water, roller disco, mopeds, health foods, Farrah Fawcett posters Spanking children by teachers is ruled constitutional by Supreme Court Spanking children by teachers is ruled constitutional by Supreme Court High coffee prices cause a consumer boycott High coffee prices cause a consumer boycott


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