- Average US yearly income was $17,000
- Gas cost $.63.
- Average US house was $54,800.
- Average UK house was £13,650.
- Camp David Accords reached between Egypt and Israel.
- Zimbabwe's white leadership agrees to transfer of authority to black majority rule.
- US suspends production of the Neutron Bomb
- Italian Prime Minister Moro assassinated.
- Bulgarian defector Georgi Markov killed on the street with the use of a poisoned umbrella tip.
- Jim Jones forces 400 members of his People's Temple to commit suicide with poisoned Kool-Aid in Guyana.
- Independence: Dominica from the UK.
- Space Invaders launches craze for video game.
- First computer BBS created.
- First cellular mobile phone system starts up in Illinois.
- First test tube baby is born in England.
- The word was Grease.
- Parents paying for college saw what their kids were up to in Animal House.
- Superman showed us people really can fly.