Friday, July 31, 2009

High School Reunion

Tonight is the first of two nights of my high school reunion. I dare not say which one it is but I know it will be a lot of fun. Here were the highlights of the year I graduated:
  • Academy Awards - Best Picture - Rain Man
  • Salman Rushdie's novel Satanic Verses is published and sparks immediate controversy. Islamic militants put a price on his head
  • Wimbledon Women's Final was between Steffi Graf and Martina Navratilova (Graf won)
  • Wimbledon's Men's Final was between Boris Becker and Stefan Edberg (Becker won)
  • Super Bowl Camps - San Francisco (defeating Cincinnati)
  • World Series - Oakland A's (defeating San Francisco Giants)
  • NBA Champs - Detroit Pistons (defeating Los Angeles Lakers)
  • Cost of first class stamp - $0.25
  • Unemployment Rate - 5.3%
  • George Herbert Walker Bush inaugurated as 41st US President
  • Exxon Valdez sends 11 million gallons of crude oil into Alaska's Prince William Sound
  • US jury convicts Oliver North in Iran-Contra
  • Army Gen. Colin Powell is first black Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • A San Francisco Bay area earthquake measuring 7.1 in magnitude, killed 67 and injured over 3,000. Over 100,000 buildings damaged or destroyed.
  • Tens of thousands of Chinese students take over Beijing's Tiananmen Square in rally for democracy. More than one million in Beijing demonstrate for democracy; chaos spreads across nation. Thousands killed in Tiananmen Square as Chinese leaders take hard line toward demonstrators
  • After 28 years, Berlin Wall is open to West
  • Mikhail Gorbachev named Soviet President
NOTE: Image via Flickr

1 comment:

Cheri said...

Thanks for sharing. see you tonight!!