Wednesday, June 4, 2008

1978 That was a good year!

We have three family members who were born in 1978. Yes count it up, they will all turn 30 years old this year. The first spent her birthday in Prague. A fitting start to her 30th year for her. Our son-in-law, husband of our youngest has his birthday today. He is Daddy to two very cute kids. I know plans have changed for his birthday. A new baby for one must be keeping them at home. Congratulations on this Special day. Look at the beautiful family you have! What is more wonderful to note as you start this 30th year of life. Let's all think good wishes for Jared's birthday today! You can leave a comment for him here if you wish! Happy Birthday to you, happy birthday to you! *************************************************************************
So what else happened in 1978?
The first ever radio episode of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams is transmitted on BBC Radio 4. The Blues Brothers make their first appearance on Saturday Night Live. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints opens the priesthood to "all worthy men,". The first so-called test-tube baby, Louise Brown, is born. Odie makes his first appearance in the cartoon strip Garfield. Anni-Frid "Frida" Lyngstad and Benny Andersson, members of the Swedish pop group ABBA, are married. The sitcom Diff'rent Strokes premieres on NBC. Jonestown mass suicide. In San Francisco, California, city mayor George Moscone and openly gay city supervisor Harvey Milk are assassinated by former supervisor Dan White. He claims eating Twinkies made him crazy! Spain becomes a democracy after 40 years of dictatorship. A renovated Hollywood Sign is unveiled, replacing the older version that was built in 1923. US President Jimmy Carter signs a bill into law that authorizes the minting of the Susan B. Anthony dollar. Muhammad Ali beats Leon Spinks for the world heavyweight boxing title. Double Eagle II becomes first balloon to cross the Atlantic Ocean when it lands in Miserey near Paris, 137 hours after leaving Presque Isle, Maine. The Solomon Islands become independent from the United Kingdom. Czech VladimĂ­r Remek becomes the first non-Russian or non-American to go into space, when he is launched aboard Soyuz 28. The first computer bulletin board system is created (CBBS in Chicago, Illinois). Laureen, Jared and Eden are born. Their parents are all thrilled!

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