Saturday, April 18, 2009


Well, today is my 34th birthday. I thought it would be fun to look back at what was popular on Saturday, April 19, 1975. My playlist today features some of the top songs of the day...put on your platform shoes and get ready for some fun!

On this day in history:

**John Lennon releases "Stand by Me" (which I couldn't find it on

**India launches 1st satellite with help of USSR

**Popular TV Shows Include: MASH, All in the Family, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Carol Burnett Show, Happy Days, Little House on the Prairie, Columbo and Barney Miller

**Some popular toys released on or near this date include: Payday, Space: 1999 figures, The Archies, Evel Knievel Chopper, Evel Knievel Road and Trail Adventure, The Game of Jaws, Six Million Dollar Man figures

1975 Prices
Bread: $0.28/loaf
Milk: $1.40/gal
Eggs: $1.26/doz
Car: $4,950
Gas: $0.57/gal
House: $42,600
Stamp: $0.10/ea
Avg Income: $15,546/yr
Min Wage: $2.10/hr
DOW Avg: 852

President:Gerald Ford VP:Nelson A. Rockefeller
Academy Award Winners:
(Actor) Jack Nicholson and (Actress) Louise Fletcher
(Picture) One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

I hope you enjoyed this flashback into another time. It wasn't all that long ago, but just one look at the economy tells so much. I hope that we can all get back to a much simpler time when living was less hectic and stressful and we could enjoy the people in our lives to the fullest.

Happy Day Everyone!


TGR101 said...

Lovely flashback ... however I am now thoroughly depressed that I was a junior in high school when you were born!!

Betty said...

Car: $4,950 ?? OMG! Are you serious? Wow!
I loved the playlist, lots of great songs.

Under the Influence said...

I love to watch MASH (just watched a marathon on TV Land last night!), All in the Family and The Mary Tyler Moore show when I can catch reruns!

Happy Birthday!

BrnEyedGal said...

This was so see how much prices have changed over the years!!!
Happy Belated Bday!