Monday, February 23, 2009

Looking Back 36 Year Ago Today

I tried to think about something interesting to post about on my birthday and I though about taking a look back at history 36 years ago today. Ouch did I say that out loud. 


Friday, February 23, 1973

Top News Headlines This Week:

Feb 23 - Gold goes up $10 overnight to record $95 an ounce in London

Top Songs for 1973

Let's Get It On by Marvin Gaye Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Old Oak Tree by Dawn

Killing Me Softly with His Song by Roberta Flack Top of the World by Carpenters

My Love by Paul McCartney & Wings You're So Vain by Carly Simon

Keep On Truckin' by Eddie Kendricks Crocodile Rock by Elton John

Midnight Train to Georgia by Gladys Knight & the Pips Bad, Bad Leroy Brown by Jim Croce

1973 Prices US President
Richard M. Nixon

US Vice President
Gerald R. Ford

Bread: $0.27/loaf

Milk: $1.36/gal

Eggs: $1.22/doz

Car: $4,052   She's a real beauty!!! lol

Gas: $0.39/gal  We could only wish.

Academy Award Winners

Best Picture: The Sting

Directed By George Roy Hill

Best Actor:

Jack Lemmon  in Save The Tiger

Best Actress:

Glenda Jackson  in A Touch Of Class

House: $35,500   Can you imagine!!!

Stamp: $0.08/ea  

Avg Income: $13,622/yr

Min Wage: $1.60/hr

DOW Avg: 851

On TV in 1973

The Waltons

The Brady Bunch  

All in the Family

Mission: Impossible



The Carol Burnett Show

Hawaii Five-0

The Mary Tyler Moore Show

Hot New Toys in 1973

The Lone Ranger Action Figure

Shrinky Dinks Perfection  One of my all time favorites.


Fisher-Price Movie Viewer

Top Books in 1973

Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George


  1. Wow! What memories! I was in my sophmore year of high school when you were born. I remember the Brady Brunch. My brothers and I used to watch them. And the Waltons, and Mary Tyler Moore. Has it really been that long?

  2. Okay, crap! I didn't copy my comment and it didn't post!! Argh!!

    Here goes again!

    I don't even know where to begin with these! Where to start, where to start! LOL!

    I loved the music from that era. LOVE IT!! Tie a yellow ribbon was one of my favorites. And, Carly Simon just rocked!!

    I also loved Hawaii Five-O and Emergency. I can still here the music from those shows in my head. LOL!

    I was quite surprised at how much milk and eggs were compared to bread.

    And, the annual salaries - wow! Times have definitely changed.

    This was a fun walk down memory lane. Good idea.

    I hope you've had a nice birthday so far. I'm glad we got to go to lunch together.

    Love ya!!

  3. Happy Cake Day to you!!! Min wage was what?!?
    I had a Fisher Price movie viewer & I would charge the neighbor kids to come in & watch a movie. I would set up chairs & make the room all dark. Thanks for the stroll down memory lane : )

  4. Great Post! Happy Birthday to you......

  5. happy, happy birthday!!! 36, really?!?! no way!
    your a very pretty lady!

  6. Happy Birthday Michelle, Love the history lesson.

  7. Michelle,
    You just take the cake!
    Hope your 36th is a blessed one.
    Your friend, Annie

  8. I had no idea that Killing Me Softly was a remake by the Fugees! What a dope I am. I loved this post. So interesting. I'm a 1973 baby too!

  9. Oh, how rude of me, I forgot to say...


    Hope you had a great celebration.


  10. I feel so old! lol! My favorite movies is still the Sting, I remember dancing to some of those songs and watching Mission Impossible...I have now dated myself....but thanks for the memories..

  11. I am so sorry I missed your Birthday!!!! Hope you enjoyed your day and wow what a walk down memory lane!

  12. Belated Happy birthday Michelle.
    Our weather is very warm indeed, gets up to the high 80s during the day.


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