Tuesday, July 12, 2011
37 years ago today the world was forever changed
A few interesting facts about July 12, 1974
I was born on a friday.
I have been alive for 13,515 days, which includes 9 leap years.
I have lived through 7 US Presidents.
Bill Cosby, Richard Simmons, and Cheryl Ladd all share my birthday.
The NY Mets played at Dodgers Stadium and won!
Bruce Springstein performed at the Bottom Line Cabaret in NYC.
Random facts about 1974
Volkswagen first introduced the Golf in 1974.
Chinatown was the #1 movie in 1974.
Billboards #1 song for 1974 was "The Way We Were" by Barbra Streisand.
The 55 mph speed limit was enforced to preserve gas usage
Sears Tower in Chicage became the worlds tallest building
The average cost of a new home was $34,000
Gas was .55C per gallon
The average cost of a new car was $3,750
Work begins on the 800 mile long Alaska Oil pipeline