August 3, 2008

Way Back When...

Do you remember what was going on in the world during our senior year? I found the list below at Info Please. I found it fascinating that CD sales surpassed vinyl records during our high school years. Now, 20 years later, it is predicted that digital music downloads (mp3's) will likely overtake CD sales within the next 4 years!

WORLD EVENTS:

  • US and Canada reach free trade agreement (Jan. 2). Background: NAFTA
  • Terrorists kill nine tourists on Aegean cruise (July 11).
  • Pan-Am 747 explodes from terrorist bomb and crashes in Lockerbie, Scotland, killing all 259 aboard and 11 on ground (Dec. 21).

US EVENTS:

SPORTS:

  • Super Bowl: Washington defeats Denver (42-10)
  • World Series: LA Dodgers defeat Oakland A's (4-1)
  • NBA Championship: LA Lakers defeat Detroit Pistons (4-3)

ENTERTAINMENT:

  • Ninety-eight percent of U.S. households have at least one television set.
  • CDs outsell vinyl records for the first time.
  • Ted Turner starts Turner Network Television (TNT) and buys MGM's film library.
  • Record of the Year: "Graceland," Paul Simon
  • Album of the Year: Joshua Tree, U2 (Island)
  • Song of the Year: "Somewhere Out There," James Horner, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, songwriters

MORE ENTERTAINMENT:

This has got to be one of the best 80's compilations I've seen. How late did you stay up on Friday's to watch Friday Night Videos?


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