Saturday, August 22, 2009

~Flashback - 1980~

Ronald Reagan elected president in Republican sweep (Nov. 4).
Mount St. Helens erupted in Washington, U.S. on May 18 1980, killing 57 people.

US GDP (1998 dollars): $2,784.20 billion
Federal spending: $590.95 billion
Federal debt: $909.1 billion
Median Household Income
(current dollars): $17,710
Consumer Price Index: 82.4
Unemployment: 7.1%
Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.15

John Lennon of the Beatles shot dead in New York City.


  • Raging Bull, Ordinary People, Coal Miner's Daughter, The Elephant Man, Tess, Urban Cowboy, Times Square, Airplane!


Judi said...

Funny clip!

Ordinary People remains one of my favorite films. I would have never cast Mary Tyler Moore in that role but I guess that why I'm not a director. Robert Redford made a beautiful film with a great cast.

I'm embarrassed to admit I haven't seen Raging Bull, but Sissy Spacek and Tommy Lee Jones in Coal Miner's Daughter were amazing!

I remember where I was when Lennon was murdered. So sad that a man who actively promoted peace was killed so violently.

No comment on the Reagan election:)

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I remember Mt. St. Helens - we got ashed twice in Oregon. And when it erupted in July of that year, I was at the dog races in Portland and we watched the entire thing from the stands. Pretty incredible!

L. Diane Wolfe “Spunk On A Stick”

The Bumbles said...

Oh THANK YOU for the Airplane clip! So many good lines which we quote often ;0)


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