Pictures from the Past
1980 – Facts about Me
- I was living in Worms, Germany.
- My mom bought the pajamas for me because they were red and white and Christmas-y.
- We had a live Christmas tree (that was soon to be the last year we ever had a live Christmas tree because I kept stepping on the needles and screaming bloody murder.)
- I got my very own rocking chair as a gift that Christmas.
- I was still an only child at this point.
1980 – It happened this year in history
- February 14: Walter Cronkite announces his retirement from CBS Evening News in February.
- April 29: Alfred Hitchcock, the British film director who pioneered many techniques in the suspense and thriller genres, died. His movie Rebecca won an Academy Award for Best picture in 1940.
- May 18: In Washington state, USA, Mount St. Helens erupted. It was one of the largest volcanic explosions to happen in North America in recorded history.
- May 21: The Empire Strikes Back is released in theaters.
- October 21: In 6 games, the Philadelphia Phillies win their first World Series.