Whippany Park High School Class of 1979
Interesting Facts

 

World Events

 

World Statistics

Population: 4.378 billion
population by decade
Nobel Peace Prize: Mother Teresa of Calcutta (India)
 

 

U.S. Events

 

U.S. Statistics

Vice President: Walter F. Mondale
Population: 225,055,487
Life expectancy: 73.9 years
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000): 55.7
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000) 50.2

 

Economics

 

US GDP (1998 dollars): $2,557.50 billion

 

Federal spending: $504.03 billion

 

Federal debt $829.5 billion

 

Median Household Income(current dollars): $16,461 billion

 

Consumer Price Index: $72.6

 

Unemployment: 5.8%

 

Cost of a first-class stamp: $0. 

 

 

Sports

 




 

Super Bowl

Pittsburgh d. Dallas

World Series

Pittsburgh d. Baltimore (4-3)

NBA Championship

Seattle d. Washington Bullets

Stanley Cup

Montreal d. NY Rangers

Wimbledon

Women: Martina Navratilova d. C. Evert Lloyd (6-4 6-4)
Men: Bjorn Borg d. R. Tanner (6-7 6-1 3-6 6-3 6-4)

Kentucky Derby Champion

Spectacular Bid

NCAA Basketball Championship

Michigan St. d. Indiana St. (75-64)

NCAA Football Champions

Alabama (12-0-0)

Entertainment

 

Sports

 

Super Bowl

Pittsburgh d. Dallas

World Series

Pittsburgh d. Baltimore (4-3)

NBA Championship

Seattle d. Washington Bullets

Stanley Cup

Montreal d. NY Rangers

Wimbledon

Women:Martina Navratilova d. C. Evert Lloyd (6-4 6-4)
Men:Bjorn Borg d. R. Tanner (6-7 6-1 3-6 6-3 6-4)

Kentucky Derby Champion

Spectacular Bid

NCAA Basketball Championship

Michigan St. d. Indiana St. (75-64)

NCAA Football Champions

Alabama (12-0-0)

Entertainment

Sports

 

Super Bowl

Pittsburgh d. Dallas

World Series

Pittsburgh d. Baltimore (4-3)

NBA Championship

Seattle d. Washington Bullets

Stanley Cup

Montreal d. NY Rangers

Wimbledon

Women:Martina Navratilova d. C. Evert Lloyd (6-4 6-4)
Men:Bjorn Borg d. R. Tanner (6-7 6-1 3-6 6-3 6-4)

Kentucky Derby Champion

Spectacular Bid

NCAA Basketball Championship

Michigan St. d. Indiana St. (75-64)

NCAA Football Champions

Alabama (12-0-0)

Entertainment

Entertainment Awards

Pulitzer Prizes
Fiction: The Stories of John Cheever, John Cheever
Music: Aftertones of Infinity, Joseph Schwantner
Drama: Buried Child, Sam Shepard

Oscars awarded in 1979

Academy Award, Best Picture: The Deer Hunter, Barry Spikings, Michael Deeley, Michael Cimino and John Peverall, producers (Universal)
Nobel Prize for Literature: Odysseus Elytis (Greece)

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