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During which decade were you born?

Discussion in 'Free Fire Zone' started by J.A. Costigan, Nov 1, 2008.

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During which decade were you born?

  1. 1910s

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  2. 1920s

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  3. 1930s

    1 vote(s)
    1.9%
  4. 1940s

    1 vote(s)
    1.9%
  5. 1950s

    3 vote(s)
    5.6%
  6. 1960s

    7 vote(s)
    13.0%
  7. 1970s

    21 vote(s)
    38.9%
  8. 1980s

    7 vote(s)
    13.0%
  9. 1990s

    9 vote(s)
    16.7%
  10. 2000s

    5 vote(s)
    9.3%
  1. J.A. Costigan

    J.A. Costigan Member

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    1990s for me, more specifically 1992.
     
  2. Joe

    Joe Ace

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    I think I can safely say that I am the youngest member here. 5/8/93
     
  3. dgmitchell

    dgmitchell Ace

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    Sorry, Joe, but I recall a 13 year old member who recently joined.

    So both Joe and J.A. were born after Nirvana released Nevermind. I was born the year The Beatles released Revolver. I feel really old!
     
  4. Joe

    Joe Ace

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    damn. :(

    And I thought I was special for a while too!
     
  5. Lias_Co_Pilot

    Lias_Co_Pilot Member

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    Late boomer. Too young for the first GI Bill, too old for the second. Deprived of VFW membership because I didn't serve in a "declared war", although I've been shot at across the pond. Only qualified for the American Legion, but quickly tired of their lockstep with one political party.
     
  6. Stefan

    Stefan Cavalry Rupert

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    Sorry Joe and Costigan, you make even me feel old. August 1985!
     
  7. Slipdigit

    Slipdigit Good Ol' Boy Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    You ain't no more 15 than I can fart Yankee Doodle.:D
     
  8. mikebatzel

    mikebatzel Dreadnaught

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    84 for me
     
  9. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Aquila non capit muscas

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    [SIZE=-1]During the 20th Party Congress in February, Khrushchev reveals the extent of Stalin's atrocities and denounces the 'cult of personality'. But the USSR continues to maintain strict control over Eastern Europe. Signs of rebellion, such as the anti-regime riots in Poland in June or the more serious uprising in Hungary in October, are quickly suppressed by Soviet troops.[/SIZE]


    [SIZE=-1]Following the nationalisation of the Suez Canal in July by President Nasser of Egypt, Britain and France intervene militarily, an action that is vigorously opposed by the United States.[/SIZE]


    Now you guess the year ;)
     
  10. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WWII Veteran

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    I first saw the light of day in August 1923.

    That makes me 85.

    Funny....... I don't feel a day older than 84 !
     
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  11. Shangas

    Shangas Member

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    I love coming to this forum for the wide range of ages...Fifteen, eighty-five...

    Myself, I was born in the 1980s, 1987, specifically. So I am 21 years old. Everyone says I ought to have been born in 1887 instead, though...I'm terribly old-fashioned. My first knowledge of WWII was what my grandmother (born May, 1914) and uncle (born 1935) told me.
     
  12. Kruska

    Kruska Member

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    Ain't got no problem telling my age,

    I am ahhh.....well....ehmm....ehhh.....30plus some month. :D

    Regards
    Kruska
     
  13. macrusk

    macrusk Proud Daughter of a Canadian WWII Veteran

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    The year I was born..... aged like a fine old wine (cough,cough)

    Interesting however how some things come back around in the news!

    Americans recession with a vengeance and large increases in unemployment over 7.0% ( 5.2 million ) , inflation dipped below 2% so those in work earning the average wages of $3,851 per year were quite well off , cars continued to get bigger and heavier with larger engines, but imports continued to grow now with the added Datsun and more Toyotas from Japan. Americas first satellite was launched from Cape Canaveral. This is also the year that the Microchip first developed which is the very early stages of PC's we all now use at work and at home. This was also the year of the Munich air disaster on 6th Februaryin which 7 Manchester United Players died.

    How Much things cost

    Yearly Inflation Rate USA 2.73%
    Yearly Inflation Rate UK 2.7%
    Average Cost of new house $12,750.00
    Average Monthly Rent $92.00
    Average Yearly Wages $4.600.00
    Cost of a gallon of Gas 25 cents

    Below are some Prices for UK guides in Pounds Stirling

    Average House Price 2,390

    What Events Happened

    • NASA North American Space Agency is formed
    • Munich air disaster on February 6th - 21 dead, including 7 Manchester United Players
    • Toyota and Datsun Cars go on sale in The US
    • Nikita Khrushchev becomes Premier of the Soviet Union
    • Nelson Rockefella Elected Governor of New York
    • US Unemployment reaches 5.2 million
    • US passenger jet flights start with a National Airlines Boeing 707
    • President Eisenhower signs the Rivers and Harbors Flood Control Bill into law.
    • The first Trans Atlantic passenger jetliner service begins with flights between London and New York on the new British Comet Jet
    • Iraq becomes a Republic after Military Coup
    • Packard Cars end production as the company closes August 19th
    • Edsel Automobiles begin selling the Citation and Corsair, Pacer and Ranger cars
    • Pope John XXIII is crowned 262nd pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church
    • The Great Chinese Famine begins; ending 3 years later causing the death of nearly 30 million through a combination of natural disasters and poor planning.
    • Elvis Presley is inducted into the Army.
    • General Charles de Gaulle becomes Prime Minister of France.
    • Brazil wins the World Cup in Sweden
    Technology

    - The Microchip co-invented by Jack Kilby of Texas Instruments and Robert Noyce of Fairchild Semiconductors later developed and marketed in US by Intel
    - London Gatwick Airport opens after two years of extensive reconstruction
    - US Nuclear Submarine " Nautilus " passes under Ice Cap at North Pole

    -The US Military says it will be possible with satellites orbiting the earth to make detailed maps from space

    Inventions Invented by Inventors and Country ( or attributed to First Use )
    Microchip USA by Jack Kilby
    Computer Modem USA
    Remote Control USA Zennith Corporation

    Popular Culture
    The Wham-O company introduces the Hula Hoop; over 100 million are sold.
    The Broadway musical "My Fair Lady" opens in London, with Rex Harrison as Professor Higgins, and Julie Andrews playing Eliza Doolittle


    Popular Films
    • The Bridge on the River Kwai
    • South Pacific
    • Gigi
    • King Creole
    • Vertigo
    Popular Singers
    • Elvis Presley
    • Billie Holiday
    • Ricky Nelson
    • Frank Sinatra
    • The Everly Brothers
    • Ella Fitzgerald
    • Jerry Lee Lewis
    Popular TV Programmes
    • Candid Camera
    • The Ed Sullivan Show
    • Come Dancing
    • The Jack Benny Show
    • Panorama
    • Alfred Hitchcock Presents
    Born This Year

    Andrea Bocelli September 22nd
    Tanya Tucker October 10th
    Simon Le Bon October 27th

    RCA Introduces Living Stereo Sound
     
  14. Miguel B.

    Miguel B. Member

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    I'm from this fine crop myself :D April 1985.



    Cheers...
     
  15. Richie B

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    1956 - a fine year in which to be born :)

    Richie
     
  16. Kai-Petri

    Kai-Petri Kenraali

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    1966. On Monday my 42nd birthday. Must say time goes fast but I have also managed to do alot of things so not a total waste....
     
  17. w8liftr

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    1974 the Watergate year.

    Average price of a car in 1974

    $4440.00

    Average price of a gallon of milk in 1974

    $1.39

    Average price of a loaf of bread in 1974

    $0.28

    Average price of a stamp in 1974

    $0.10

    Average price of a home in 1974

    $38900.00
     
  18. Slipdigit

    Slipdigit Good Ol' Boy Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    I was born the year that JFK was assassinated. My early years were dominated by the Vietnam War.

    It's odd, my wife is a year younger than me but she has no recollection of the war, none. She was 11 when the NVA crashed through the gates in Saigon, but it just as well happen in 1875 as far as it affected her.
     
  19. von Poop

    von Poop Waspish

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  20. brndirt1

    brndirt1 Saddle Tramp

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    for this time-frame. To give a hint, the year I was born, the Soviets exploded Joe One their first atomic, Mao announced the formation of Red China (Oct. 1st), and about a week before my birth the Berlin Airlift ended officially (Sept. 30th).

    In 1949, two of the songs which made the top spot are songs which I still enjoy to this day, one by Frankie Lane (Mule Train), and one by Vaughn Monroe (Ghost Riders in the Sky). The others not so much, except maybe All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth.

    Three days before my eighth birthday, Sputnik was launched in 1957 (my birthday 7th, launched on 4th), and if that wasn’t weird enough, just as I celebrated my first teen-age birthday in '62, the October Cuban Missile crisis appeared. I seriously wondered if I would really see my fourteenth.

    I am definitely a "Cold War" survivor, since it may have sort-a started just before I was born.
     

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