July 30 1979

July 30, 1979

Ok so  let’s zip back 38 years from today  🙂 well a few weeks earlier –

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blissfully ignorant of what was to come.. 🙂

Matthew July 30 1979

So this was IT – the day my life was Blessed!

Without a doubt the Single Best day of my Life!

 

Like it or not: you were born in the year of the Goat!  – No you cannot win..  LOL

1979 year of the Goat

 

 

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So a day after you were born , your dad and I brought you back to the apts where we lived back then

And IMHO you rode home from the hospital in Style (Although many would Disagree) I loved my TR7  – yeah this is not exactly my car but it looks just like mine did, my TR7 photos are somewhere lost forever I suppose. 77 tr7

SO 5 days later was your dad’s birthday – one of my fav photos of you and your dad  🙂 withTed on his BD

THAT YEAR  IN HISTORY

1979 history trivia facts

TOP 10 Music on the Charts  for the week of July 30 1979

1 BAD GIRLS Donna Summer
2 RING MY BELL Anita Ward
3 I WANT YOU TO WANT ME Cheap Trick
4 WE ARE FAMILY Sister Sledge
5 MAKIN’ IT David Naughton
6 CHUCK E’S IN LOVE Rickie Lee Jones
7 GOLD John Stewart
8 GOOD TIMES Chic
9 WHEN YOU’RE IN LOVE WITH A BEAUTIFUL
WOMAN Dr. Hook
10 BOOGIE WONDERLAND Earth, Wind & Fire with Emotions

Fashion of the  70’s

So what was fashionable you ask back then.. yes we looked like  candy jars – colorful and bright- and OH so cool

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The jewelry was no better

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Home Decor must have been in someone’s futuristic  dreams –

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You probably remember the “dance light ” we had LOL

The Dome terrarium was a MUST have for anyone  who was cool – we stood ours up  for awhile then the smaller one we hung as you recall  – with fish in it

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These items were specific to the late 70’s and such new technology too LOL

COOL NEW Toys of the  late 70’s 

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Yes  grandma had a Pachinko pinball machine, and hand held electronics games were all the rage

More MUST have  goodies for the house – 🙂

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Tidbit Trivia for July 30 1979:
July 30, 1979

Apple starts work on the Lisa, which became the
world’s fist computer offered commercially with
a graphical user interface. The Lisa eventually
sold in 1983 for $10,000. Being ahead of its
time and expensive, the Lisa did not take off.
Much of the technology used in making the Lisa
was influential in the development of the
Macintosh.

Ted Bundy was sentenced to die in Florida’s
electric chair by a judge who called the 1978
slayings of two college sorority members
“heinous, vicious” crimes. Appeal is automatic
under Florida law. [New York Times]

 

Sports headlines for Monday July 30, 1979:
Doug France: The Rams’ Colors Are Black And
White
ABC’s Fran Tells It Like It Really Is
Texas Gets Rivers; Deal Upsets Oliver
Vikings Trade Eller, 37, To Seattle For Niehaus
Yarborough Wins On Pits And Prayer

Today’s baseball transactions:
• Dodgers placed Lerrin LaGrow on the
disabled list
• Expos traded Tony Solaita to Blue Jays
for Dyar Miller (acquired 10/24/1979)
• Yankees traded Mickey Rivers, Bob
Polinsky, Neal Mersch and Mark Softy (all but
Rivers acquired 10/8/1979) to Rangers for Oscar
Gamble, Amos Lewis, Ray Fontenot and Gene Nelson
(latter two acquired 10/8/1979)
• Yankees activated Juan Beniquez

 

Many great cars come out of the 70’s, in 1979
the average new car cost about 6,847 dollars,
and a gallon of gas cost 88. cents.
Some of the new innovations and safety features
found in cars from the 1970’s
Four Wheel Drive 1970’s
Airbags 1970’s
1979 California NEW Auto Prices:
AMC Pacer $3,100
Buick Skyhawk $4.778
Cadillac De Ville $11,728
Chevrolet Corvette $12,313
Chevrolet Impala $5,471
Chrysler Lebaron $4,888
Datsun 210 $3,869
Dodge Colt $4,785
GMC Jimmy $7,895
Mercury Cougar XR7 $6,430
Oldsmobile Cutlass $5,920
Oldsmobile Delta 88 $6,546
Oldsmobile Tornado $10,041
Plymouth Horizon Fastback $4,801
Pontiac Lemans $5,888
Pontiac Sunbird $4,274
Subaru Brat $5,622
Toyota Corola $3,698

I bought my one and only  brand new car in 1977 I paid  less than 5K for it  & at the time was  Expensive enough 4141439

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Power to ration gasoline advanced as the House
reversed itself and voted 234 to 189 to give the
President strong authority to draft a standby
plan. The action followed vigorous lobbying by
the White House and Democratic leaders, who
hoped to complete congressional approval of the
plan before a recess begins on Friday

1979 For the first time in history in 1979 a
woman Margaret Thatcher is elected Prime
minister in the UK. As technology becomes
smaller Sony released the Walkman a worldwide
success costing $200 which at that time was a
significant amount of money. Also the first
Snowboard is invented in the USA. The bombing by
the IRA in England continues with Lord
Mountbatten and three others assassinated.
Following the return of Ayatollah Ruhollah
Khomeini Iran becomes an Islamic Republic and 63
Americans are taken hostage in the American
Embassy in Tehran on 4th November

Technology News 1979

Atari Video Computer System $199 1979
Arcade Video game ‘Space Invaders’ released 1979
IBM start development work on personal computer 1979

Grocery Store Prices for 1979 in California

Ajax Cleaner 15 cents
Bananas 12 cents per pound
Campbell’s Tomato Soup 10 cents
Clorox bleach 38 cents
Fresh Strawberries 29 cents per pound
Grape jelly 25 cents
Ground beef 98 cents per pound
Hellmann’s Mayonnaise $1.39
Large AA Eggs 59 cents per dozen
Lettuce 10 cents each
Morton’s Frozen Dinners $1.00 for 3
Pork Chops 59 cents per pound
Potatoes Chips 89 cents 24 oz bag
Sliced bread 25 cents per loaf
Sugar 39 cents for 5 pounds
Turkeys 58 cents per pound

MORE Trivia 1979

Inventions Invented by Inventors and Country ( or attributed to First Use )

Snowboard USA by Daniel E Chadwick
First Commercial Cellular Network NTT
The Sony Walkman Introduced Sony

Three Mile Island Nuclear Accident after fire at reactor in Pennsylvania US

More Information and Timeline for the ESPN Launch
The ESPN (Entertainment and Sports Programming Network) television network is launched on cable television at 7pm Eastern Time on September 7th, 1979. The network was created by Bill and Scott Rasmussen along with Ed Eagan as a channel dedicated to true sports fans.

 

News stories from Monday July 30, 1979

Summaries of the stories the major media outlets
considered to be of particular importance on
this date:

President Carter cited a new vigor as a result
of the intensive talks he held at Camp David
early this month and the “favorable” response he
had received from his July 15 address on energy.
Speaking to a group of the Camp David
participants invited to the White House, he said
that the talks had restored his “determination,
self-assurance, confidence and will” as
President and that he felt he had changed as a
President and a person. [New York Times]
Gov. Jerry Brown acted formally to challenge
President Carter for the 1980 Democratic
presidential nomination in notifying the Federal
Elections Commission that he had formed an
“exploratory” campaign committee. The California
Governor thus became eligible to seek
contributions for a campaign. [New York Times]
President Carter gained labor support from
officers of six large unions in the national
labor federation. The leaders announced the
formation of a Carter for President Committee.
[New York Times]
Bones of the biggest dinosaur ever found have
been discovered in an ancient dry river bed in
Colorado. Skeletal parts of the creature show it
was about 50 to 60 feet tall, had a 90-foot long
neck, was about 80 feet long and probably
weighed 80 tons. A paleontologist who made the
discovery believes the animal may have been the
largest that ever walked the earth. [New York
Times]
Herbert Marcuse, the philosopher, died at the
age of 81 while visiting West Germany. Mr.
Marcuse had been a guiding figure to many social
activists of the 1960’s because of his radical
Marxist critique of capitalism. [New York Times]
Charles Duncan was approved 16 to 0 by a Senate
committee to replace James Schlesinger as
Secretary of Energy. Mr. Duncan was expected to
be confirmed by the Senate before the end of
this week. [New York Times]
Daniel Minchew pleaded guilty to submitting a
false $2,289 expense account to the Senate. The
plea resulted from bargaining between the lawyer
for the former aide to Senator Herman Talmadge
and government lawyers, who said that Mr.
Minchew had acknowledged other wrongdoing. [New
York Times]
Residence rules were broadened by the New Jersey
Supreme Court, which declared unconstitutional
zoning ordinances that limit the number of
unrelated persons who may share a single housing
unit. In a 5 to 2 decision, the state’s highest
tribunal said that regulations based on
biological or legal relationships “in many cases
do not reflect the real world.” [New York Times]
Increased support for the arms treaty was
apparently sought by Secretary of State Vance,
who said it was “essential” to uphold a 1977
administration pledge to the Atlantic alliance
to raise military spending by 3 percent a year.
His statement seemed to be directed to advocates
of increased spending and to indicate that the
administration would agree to compensate for
rising inflation by commensurate rises in the
military budget. [New York Times]
More terrorism in Spain was threatened as a
Basque separatist group warned that it had
placed bombs in all tourist areas and that they
would be exploded if its demand for the transfer
of political prisoners was not met. The group
took responsibility for bombings Sunday that
killed five people and injured more than 100.
[New York Times]
A debate on Palestinian Arab rights was
postponed abruptly in the U.N. Security Council
amid indications that the Carter administration
sought more time for a policy assessment.
Support has been rising for a resolution
upholding Palestinian rights “to self-
determination and national independence.” The
tentative wording is markedly milder than
previous demands. [New York Times]
India’s new regime faced problems as 10
additional cabinet members were sworn in. With
no new parliamentary allies in prospect, the
government requires the sustained backing of two
antagonistic groups. [New York Times]

1979 For the first time in history in 1979 a
woman Margaret Thatcher is elected Prime
minister in the UK. As technology becomes
smaller Sony released the Walkman a worldwide
success costing $200 which at that time was a
significant amount of money. Also the first
Snowboard is invented in the USA. The bombing by
the IRA in England continues with Lord
Mountbatten and three others assassinated.
Following the return of Ayatollah Ruhollah
Khomeini Iran becomes an Islamic Republic and 63
Americans are taken hostage in the American
Embassy in Tehran on 4th November

Fast Forward to  July 30 2017

Happy 38th Birthday  to my awesome son..

smmatt

In the Army

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The first time you were to be away from me far away.. it was hard – on your way to be sworn into the Armed Forces.

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At the airport in Phoenix, Your Arrival home for Christmas Exodus, when I didn’t even recognize you –

We have been through a lot you and me..  trials & tribulations, moves to new places, loved ones leaving us, new  people in our lives,  our ups and our downs..

All the growth and the strengths we have  derived from all of this has brought us  to be the  best  friends we are today. I love you, I like you, I respect you and I admire you.  Those 15 plus hours of labor were well worth it  😉  You have grown into a handsome young man  that I am truly proud of.

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My Handsome son I will Always cherish!

I love you, Happy Birthday son. 

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I love you , Son.. Happy Birthday

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