Looking back

A lot can happen in 30 years. Just think, back in 1977, we were in the midst of the Cold War; gas cost 65 cents a gallon; and the average yearly income was $15,000. Here are a few of the major events of 30 years ago, when the Chico News & Review was getting its feet wet:

• Jimmy Carter is elected president
• Fleetwood Mac releases Rumours
• The Bucharest Earthquake kills 1,500
• The World Trade Center in New York City is completed
• The Trans-Alaskan Pipeline opens
Three’s Company debuts
• The first MRI scanner is tested and scientists create insulin
• The Clash releases its debut, The Clash
Star Wars opens
• Apple II computers hit the market
• In New York City, the Son of Sam murders sweep through, and Studio 54 opens
• A 1977 Gallup Poll names KISS most popular band in America
• James Earl Ray and Ted Bundy both escape from prison
• The U.S. Department of Energy is created
• Elvis Presley dies
• INTERPOL issues a resolution against video piracy—you still see the warnings on videos and DVDs today
• Three members of Lynyrd Skynyrd die in a plane crash
• Smallpox is considered eradicated

Sources: Wikipedia, thepeoplehistory.com