I’ll Play Too

The Year You Were Born

Gerald Ford becomes president of the US
Hank Aaron hits his 715th home run to beat Babe Ruth’s record

Impeachment hearings are opened against President Nixon by the House Judiciary Committee

President Nixon resigns

President Gerald Ford issues an unconditional pardon to ex-President Nixon for all federal crimes

Muhammad Ali knocks out George Foreman in the eighth round to regain the heavyweight crown in Zaire

Heiress Patty Hearst is kidnapped by and eventually joins the Symbionese Liberation Army

Dungeons & Dragons officially released

People magazine is published for the first time

Kate Moss, Alyson Hannigan, Penelope Cruz, Alanis Morissette, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Ryan Seacrest are born

Oakland Athletics win the World Series

Miami Dolphins win Superbowl VIII

Philadelphia Flyers win the Stanley Cup

Blazing Saddles is the top grossing film

All the President’s Men by Bernstein and Woodward is published

“Killing Me Softly With His Song” wins Grammy for song of the year

What Happened the Year You Were Born?

I’m not going to put the year, since it’s depressing.  But hey, at least I’m not as old as SayUncle.

10 Responses to “I’ll Play Too”

  1. thirdpower says:

    They forgot an important one. It was the same year that Hustler magazine was first published.

  2. Rustmeister says:

    Bah, you’re both ‘lil whippersnappers. =)

  3. Boyd says:

    You don’t have to mention what year it was for many of us, since we remember the events of *cough*1974*cough* quite well.

  4. Breda says:

    Sebastian, you and I are the same age!

  5. Linoge says:

    …. old farts.

    *runs and hides*

  6. And Uncle is a young’un. Truman was President when I was born.

  7. Lysander says:

    If you think this is depressing, check out the “kids entering college” list.

    Scary, when you think about it… and I’m barely older than you.

  8. Ford heck, Johnson was sworn in during the year of my birth.

  9. joated says:

    Truman was pres. Yankees won the WS. Eagles won the NFL championship. NATO, West Germany, John Belushi, Eric Estrada, and Bruce Springsteen were all born the same year as moi.

  10. teqjack says:

    Tried it.Hmm…

    “Cleveland Rams win the NFL championship”