So far the b-day loot he's received is:
- a couple of cards
- some sweet mula from his parents
- three cds from me
- a superman action figure from the life cereal box sweepstakes thingy
So to commemorate his birthday and our birth year, I've decided to take you on a little trip down nostalgia road and revisit the year 1981.
The Top Grossing Movies of 1981
- Raiders of the Lost Ark
- Superman II
- Stir Crazy
- Nine to Five
- Any Which Way You Can
- The Cannonball Run
- The Four Seasons
- For Your Eyes Only
Top 10 Songs of 1981
- Bette Davis Eyes, Kim Carnes
- Endless Love, Diana Ross and Lionel Richie
- Lady, Kenny Rogers
- (Just Like) Starting Over, John Lennon
- Jessie's Girl, Rick Springfield
- Celebration, Kool and The Gang
- Kiss On My List, Daryl Hall and John Oates
- I Love A Rainy Night, Eddie Rabbitt
- 9 To 5, Dolly Parton
- Keep On Loving You, REO Speedwagon
Top 20 TV shows of 1981
Interesting news of 1981 (taken from wikipedia)
- January 13 Donna Griffiths, a schoolgirl in Pershore, Worcestershire, UK, begins an uncontrollable series of sneezes that end September 16, 1983- after 978 days
- January 20- President-elect Ronald Reagan succeeds Jimmy Carter as President of the United States of America.
- Minutes after Reagan becomes president, Iran releases 52 American hostages that had been held captive for 444 days - Iran hostage crisis ends
- March 30 - President Ronald Reagan is shot in the chest outside a Washington, D.C., hotel by John Hinckley, Jr. Two police officers and James Brady are also wounded.
- April 1 - Daylight saving time is introduced in the USSR.
- June 5 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that five homosexual men in Los Angeles, CA have a rare form of pneumonia seen only in patients with weakened immune systems (these were the first recognized cases of AIDS).
- July 29 - Lady Diana Spencer marries Charles, Prince of Wales.
- August 1 - MTV (Music Television) is launched.
- August 11 - The original Model 5150 IBM PC with a 4.77 MHz Intel 8088 processor was released in the United States at a base price of $1,565.
- August 19 - US President Ronald Reagan appoints the first female US Supreme Court Justice, Sandra Day O-Conner.
- November 30 - Cold War: In Geneva, representatives from the United States and the Soviet Union begin to negotiate intermediate-range nuclear weapon reductions in Europe (the meetings ended inconclusively on Thursday, December 17)
- December 28 - The first American test-tube baby, Elizabeth Jordan Carr, is born (Norfolk, VA)
Popular Toys around the 1980's
Cabbage Patch Kids
The Rubik’s cube
I hope you enjoyed this little flash back. (Please forgive my formatting atrocities. Blogger's being weird with me tonight.)