Throwback Thursday 1979

Throwback ThursdayI’m not going to lie to you people, Throwback Thursday is one of my favorite articles of the week to write.  In my real life I’m both an attorney and a CPA so work is really kind of boring numbers and crap.  This article let’s me look back fondly to times when things were simpler.

For no particular My first two posts covered 1969 & 1989, for no particular reason FYI.  So I guess I might as well knock out 1979 this week.  I don’t remember a lot from the 70’s as I was only 10.

Throwback Thursday 1979

 

World Events

iranian hostages 9876541.  Iran militants seize US Embassy and hold hostages.
2.  Soviets invade Afghanistan.
3.  Three Mile Island releases radiation.
4.  John Wayne dies.
5.  Pittsburgh Pirates are World Series Champions.

 

Television

Holy cow were there a lot of shows that got their start in 1979.  Below are some of my favorites, but if you want, here’s a link to the rest of the shows that started in 1979.

dukes of hazard9876541.  The Dukes of Hazzard
2.  The Facts of Life
3.  Buck Rogers in the 25th Century
4.  Benson
5.  Hart to Hart
6.  Trapper John, M.D.
7.  This Old House
8.  Sportscenter

 

Music

Not a huge fan of a lot of the songs from 1979.  It’s a lot of disco and 80’s style pop songs.  Here’s a link to the top 100 songs of 1979.

my sharona9876541.  My Sharona – The Knack
2.  I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
3.  Sad Eyes – Robert John
4.  My Life – Billy Joel
5.  I Want You To Want Me – Cheap Trick
6.  The Gambler – Kenny Rogers
7.  The Devil Went Down To Georgia – Charlie Daniels Band
8.  Renegade – Styx
9.  Lonesome Loser – Little River Bank
10.  We’ve Got Tonight – Bob Seger

 

Women

catherine bach987654Catherine Bach from The Dukes of Hazard.

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lisa whelchel 987654Lisa Whelchel from The Facts of Life.

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erin gray987654Erin Gray from Buck Rogers In The 25th Century.

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sigourney weaver987654Sigourney Weaver from Alien.

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christie-brinkley987654Christie Brinkley Sports Illustrated Cover Girl 1979.

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Again that wraps another Throwback Thursday.  As always, we welcome your comments but not your complaints.