Fun Facts image 1979

Financial

  • Yearly income: $17,500
  • New house: $58,100
  • Gallon of gas: .86¢
  • Walkman from Sony: $200

Showbiz

  • Michael Jackson releases his first solo album "Off The Wall"
  • "Star Trek: The Motion Picture" premieres
  • Kate Hudson born
  • Jennifer Love Hewitt born

Other Stuff

  • Sony's Walkman introduced in Japan
  • Mother Teresa awarded the Nobel Peace Prize
  • Inline skates are created
  • American Pioneer Eleven's Saturn becomes first spacecraft to visit Saturn
  • Snowboard invented