From plinky.com:

Share what you know about the year you were born.

Embarrassingly little until a quick Google search turned up the following:

Bill Gates and Paul Allen create Microsoft.

The Vietnam War ends as Communist forces take Saigon and South Vietnam surrenders unconditionally.

The British Conservative Party chooses it’s first women leader, Margaret Thatcher.

The US Carries out Vietnam “Operation Babylift” bringing Vietnamese orphans to the US.

The Suez Canal reopens for the first time since the Six-Day War.

Jimmy Hoffa disappears, never to be seen again.

Patti Hearst becomes Most Wanted and is arrested for armed robbery.

Motorolla obtains patent for the first portable mobile phone.

Construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System begins.

US Apollo and Soviet Soyuz 9 spacecraft link up in space and Russian cosmonauts and American astronauts shake hands.

BIC launches first disposable Razor.

Sony introduces Betamax videotapes and Matsushita / JVC introduce VHS.

Saturday Night Live debuts on NBC.

Bruce Springsteen releases his third album, Born To Run, widely regarded as one of the greatest of all time.

Canada Prime Minister: Pierre Trudeau

United States President Gerald Ford

Average cost of new house $39,300.00

Average Income per year $14,100.00

Average monthly rent $200.00

Cost of a gallon of gas: 44 cents

Average cost new car: $4,250

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