Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Thursday Thirteen - 13 Highlights from the year I was born

I celebrated my 29th birthday this weekend and thought that it would be fun to look back to the year 1980, here are some of the highlights:

  1. I was born of course
  2. A 1 pound loaf of bread cost $0.51
  3. The population in the United States was 226.4 million
  4. New Ford $6,926
  5. Best actor was Robert De Niro
  6. Best actress was Sissy Spacek
  7. Top tunes - Call Me, All Out of Love, Hit Me With Your Best Shot, Ride Like the Wind
  8. Top movies - Airplane, Caddyshack, Superman II, The Empire Strikes Back
  9. 1st Class postage stamp cost $0.15
  10. New home cost $64,600
  11. Average income $23,141
  12. The #2 best seller fiction book - The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum
  13. James Earl (Jimmy) Carter was President of the U.S.


  1. Now and then I can still find a loaf of bread for around 50 cents. On sale.

  2. Ooh, you're making me feel very old. Happy birthday anyway.

    I posted a TT also. Feel free to visit: htp://

  3. What is really sad is that I was making way less income than that more than a decade later! Happy Birthday.

  4. I can remember 1980. Feeling rather ancient here!

  5. A belated happy birthday wish....boy, to be that age again. I'm so far ahead of you. I have a refrigerator magnet that tells me in my birth year a car was $1420 and a new home was $7450. See? I'm ancient.

    My thirteen is now posted...come join me? Happy Thursday.

  6. Happy Birthday!!!! I am glad you can remember these things! I tend to get confused! I hope you have a good one!!

  7. Feeling pretty old here myself lol Fun list. Happy T13!

  8. It doesn't seem that long ago til I read your list! My how things have changed! Next year You'll be my age, haha!! Happy Birthday!
    Love you, love, me.

  9. I do not remember 1980 being such a great year for movies - what classics!


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