Monday, May 02, 2011

Why 1971 Was Awesome

Enjoy the fantastic Shaft, circa 1971. Some fun facts about my birth year --

1971 The Frozen Margarita was invented for a Dallas Restaurant.

1971 'Brown Sugar' by the Rolling Stones hits number 1 on the charts.

1971 The final episode of 'The Beverly Hillbillies' TV show is aired.

1971 French's Onion Bits were introduced.

1971 The first Hard Rock Cafe was opened in London.
1971 Greenpeace founded.

1971 The Quarter Pounder was introduced at McDonald's for 53 cents.

1971 The home food processor, Le Magi-Mix, was introduced in Paris by Pierre Verdon, also the inventor of the restaurant version, Robot-Coupe.

1971 The first Starbucks opened in Seattle.

1971 The coldest temperature ever recorded in the U.S. was recorded at Prospect Creek Camp on the Alaskan Pipeline in northern Alaska - minus 80 degrees F.

1971 Smoke-flavored SPAM was introduced.

1971 'One Bad Apple' by the Osmonds reached Number 1 on the charts.

1971 Neil Hogan of the musical group The Cranberries was born on Christmas day.

1971 'Want Ads' by Honey Cone hit #1 on the charts

1971 Sir John Boyd Orr died. A Scottish scientist and nutrition expert, he won the Nobel Peace Prize for his work to eliminate world hunger.

1971 Coca Cola introduces the plastic bottle.

1971 Disney World opened at Orlando, Florida.

1971 Governor Nelson Rockefeller of New York legalized the year round sale of oysters. Previously their sale had been illegal from May to August.


Jason said...

This is a cool site for checking out dates in history

Andy said...

It was also the year that Viet Nam Veterans Against The War marched in Washington DC. The newspapers had the headline "Vets overturn Fed court order" when the police refused to arrest us.

Shea Goff said...

But most importantly, Michelle was born!

Anonymous said...

You're only one year off! Back in '72!--B. Seger

Charles Gramlich said...

Wow, you are still a youngster.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Little Wing !

JR's Thumbprints said...

The selling of oysters year round? Forty-years ago? Not that that does me any good.

3 Digit Teacher said...

LOL Love that Movie Shaft.....This Is PEACHES AT KNIGHT LIGHT CANDLE giggly

mgalexa said...

"Brown Sugar" - do you know where that was recorded?

mgalexa said...

do you know where Brown Sugar was recorded?