Saturday, August 15, 2009

~Flashback 1979~




Events:
Nuclear power plant accident at Three Mile Island, Pa., releases radiation (March 28).

In 1979 a cooling malfunction caused part of the core to melt in the # 2 reactor at Three Mile Island in USA. The reactor was destroyed.
Some radioactive gas was released a couple of days after the accident, but not enough to cause any dose above background levels to local residents.
There were no injuries or adverse health effects from the accident.


Music:
The Sugar Hill Gang releases the first commercial rap hit, "Rapper's Delight," bringing rap off the New York streets and into the popular music scene.

Movies:
Apocalypse Now, All That Jazz, Kramer vs. Kramer, Breaking Away

Books:
Penelope Fitzgerald, Rites of Passage
Stephen King, The Dead Zone
Norman Mailer, The Executioner's Song
Jayne Anne Phillips, Black Tickets
William Styron, Sophie's Choice
Tom Wolfe, The Right Stuff

8 comments:

itsJUSTme-wendy said...

Oh My Gosh!!!!!!
I loved the movie "Breaking Away"! I watched it over and over! I can't believe you mentioned that one! I didn't think anyone else in the world had seen it but me.

Missy said...

I never saw it...I just mentioned it because I looked up "movies of 1979"...but now you have me interested! What is it about?

Judi said...

All great movies, two on Meryl Streep's many memorable roles! I may have been one of the few who actually pulled for Streep in Kramer v Kramer. If you've ever lived in a small town in the middle of trying to let go and grow up, you'll really like Breaking Away.

Kitten said...

Sister Kitten was born in 1979.

I love "Rapper's Delight." That's one of the few songs I DON'T have on the ol' iPod.

Missy said...

In 1979 I was fifteen...oh to be that young again and know what I know now!

Cathy said...

I was 13/14 in 1979 - don't remember much. I love the flashbacks - they remind me of things that happened in my childhood. Thanks!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I think Supertramp's "Breakfast in America" came out that year - classic album!

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Rebecca :) said...

I've been waiting for 1979 to come around on Flashback! It was the year I was born. I still find it so crazy that Rapper's Delight came out in 1979. For so long I thought it was the late 80s when it came out. I might be reading Sophie's Choice for the Take a Chance Challenge that wants you to read a book from your birth year. It's down to it and an Erma Bombeck book. :)

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