Sunday, June 21, 2009

~More 1971~

US GDP (1998 dollars): $1,125.40 billion
Federal spending: $210.17 billion
Federal debt: $408.2 billion
Median Household Income
(current dollars): $9,028
Consumer Price Index: 40.5
Unemployment: 4.9%
Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.06 ($0.08 as of 5/16/71)

Events:
All in the Family debuts on CBS and introduces a trend in socially conscious programming.
Jim Morrison dies in Paris at age 27. (July 3).
The Allman Brothers' Duane Allman dies in a motorcycle accident at age 24. (Oct. 29).
The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts opens in Washington, D.C. with the premiere of Leonard Bernstein's Mass.

Movies:
A Clockwork Orange, The French Connection, The Last Picture Show, Fiddler on the Roof, McCabe & Mrs. Miller

Books:
E.M. Forster, Maurice
John Hawkes, Blood Oranges
Frank O'Hara, The Collected Poems
Bernard Malamud, The Tenants
Cynthia Ozick, The Pagan Rabbi and Other Stories
Wallace Stegner, Angle of Repose














3 comments:

Kathryn Magendie said...

Oh! Just saw my book on the LT widget - I wasn't looking for it, just when I was scrolling down for the comments section I saw it *grinning*

Right now I'm looking to the left at the cute partners in crime *laughing* so cute!

This blog is making me smile this morning...

Yvette Kelly said...

Hey interesting stuff!!How much is the price of same first class stamp now in US?

MISSY said...

A first class US stamp is now .44 cents and it just keeps going up.....

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