- Average US yearly income was $15,000
- Gas cost $.65.
- Average US house was $49,300.
- Average UK house was £13,650.
- President Carter grants pardon to Vietnam draft dodgers.
- Quebec adopts French as its official language.
- Amnesty International wins Nobel Peace Prize.
- Egypt's Sadat recognizes the state of Israel.
- Panama Canal returned to the control of Panama.
- Nuclear Non-Proliferation treaty signed by 15 countries including US and USSR.
- In China, Gang of Four ousted and Deng Xiaoping takes over.
- New York City goes dark for 25 hours.
- First GPS started by the US DOD.
- First commercial flight of the Concorde.
- Elvis dies.
- People caught Saturday Night Fever.
- Star Wars changed how we thought of science fiction movies.
- Close Encounters of the Third Kind made us believe they really out there.