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How old am I again?

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In 19?? (the year you were born)

Richard Nixon is president of the US

A federal jury finds the "Chicago 7" innocent of conspiring to incite riots during the 1968 Democratic National Convention

The lunar spacecraft Apollo 13 splashes down in the Pacific after near catastrophe

The first Earth Day is marked by millions of Americans participating in anti-pollution demonstrations

At Kent State University, National Guardsmen fire into a crowd killing four student antiwar demonstrators

A powerful earthquake claims 50,000 lives in Peru

18 year olds are given the right to vote in federal elections

Tidal wave driven by cyclone from Bay of Bengal hits East Pakistan, killing hundreds of thousands

An anti-war rally is held at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, attended by John Kerry, Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland

Queen Latifah, Mariah Carey, Andre Agassi, Uma Thurman, Jennifer Lopez, and Matt Damon are born

Baltimore Orioles win the World Series

Kansas City Chiefs win Superbowl IV

Boston Bruins win the Stanley Cup

Tearjerker Love Story is the top grossing film

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou is published

"The Long and Winding Road" becomes the Beatles' last Number 1 song

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  • many good things :)

    In 1974 (the year you were born)

    Gerald Ford becomes president of the US

    Hank Aaron hits his 715th home run to beat Babe Ruth's record

    Impeachment hearings are opened against President Nixon by the House Judiciary Committee

    President Nixon resigns

    President Gerald Ford issues an unconditional pardon to ex-President Nixon for all federal crimes

    Muhammad Ali knocks out George Foreman in the eighth round to regain the heavyweight crown in Zaire

    Heiress Patty Hearst is kidnapped by and eventually joins the Symbionese Liberation Army

    Dungeons & Dragons officially released

    People magazine is published for the first time

    Kate Moss, Alyson Hannigan, Penelope Cruz, Alanis Morissette, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Ryan Seacrest are born

    Oakland Athletics win the World Series

    Miami Dolphins win Superbowl VIII

    Philadelphia Flyers win the Stanley Cup

    Blazing Saddles is the top grossing film

    All the President's Men by Bernstein and Woodward is published

    "Killing Me Softly With His Song" wins Grammy for song of the year

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  • Re: many good things :)

    The amusing part is that I remember some of these things.

    And i was uhm-young.
  • Re: many good things :)

    It looks like you are 1 year older than I.

    In 1971 (the year you were born)

    Richard Nixon is president of the US

    Charles Manson and 3 of his followers are convicted of multiple counts of first-degree murder

    An earthquake in California's San Fernando Valley kills 64 people

    New York Times begins publication of classified Pentagon papers on US involvement in Vietnam

    The $70 million Kennedy Center opens in Washington, DC

    A four day revolt at New York's Attica state prison ends after being stormed by 1000 state troopers

    A new stock-market index called the Nasdaq debuts

    Walt Disney World opens

    Intel releases world's first microprocessor, the 4004

    Ray Tomlinson sends the first e-mail

    Libertarian party established in USA

    Kid Rock, Denise Richards, Sean Astin, Winona Ryder, and Ricky Martin are born

    Pittsburgh Pirates win the World Series

    Baltimore Colts win Superbowl V

    Montreal Canadiens win the Stanley Cup

    The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath is published

    The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour premieres on television

    "Bridge Over Troubled Water" by Simon & Garfunkel wins Grammy for song of the year

    All in the Family premieres

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      In 1969 (the year you were born)

      Richard Nixon becomes president of the US

      Senator Edward Kennedy escapes injury when the car he is driving veers off a narrow bridge on Chappaquiddick Island

      US astronaut Neil Armstrong becomes the first person to set foot on the moon while commanding the Apollo 11 mission

      Breathtaking pictures of Mars are transmitted to earth from NASA's Mariner 7 as it passes within 2,200 miles of the Red Planet

      Woodstock music festival begins in upstate NY, featuring performances by Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jefferson Airplane, and many more artists

      250,000 Vietnam War protestors gather in Washington for the largest anti-war rally in US history

      The first draft lottery since WWII is held in New York City

      The Beatles' performance in public for the last time, on the roof of Apple Records

      The Stonewall riots mark the start of the modern gay rights movement in the US

      Marilyn Manson, Jennifer Aniston, Renée Zellweger, Edward Norton, Christian Slater, and Linus Torvalds are born

      New York Mets win the World Series

      New York Jets win Superbowl III

      Montreal Canadiens win the Stanley Cup

      Sesame Street premieres

      Midnight Cowboy wins the Oscar for best picture

      David Bowie's debut single, "Space Oddity", becomes a huge hit - in part to the US landing on the moon

      Sharon Tate & the LaBiancas are found murdered by Charles Manson & "family"

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      I suppose that Marilyn Manson picked his name since the Manson murders occured the year he was born.

      I still shudder that I'm the same age as him.
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