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The Bendybadger Substitute Bonusball Bonanza 11 March 2017- Brought to you by Speedman

Speedman29Speedman29 UKMember Posts: 1,958
Speedman stepping up for the absent Bendybadger this week with the high tension Bonusball Bonanza

For anybody wondering how this works, well, it's simple. Answer the below question, and get a number based on your post in order between 1 and 59 for the UK national lottery bonus ball.  If your number gets drawn on Saturday night you win the prize. If you don't make the first 59 replies, well there's always next week to be a little quicker. Although we take the UK lottery number, participation is not limited to Brickset Forum members from the UK!

So onto this weeks question. Last week was my 40th birthday, I'm a child of 1977, the year of Star Wars, The Queens Silver Jubilee, six wheeled Formula One cars, the first London/NYC Concorde flights and the launch of the new Technic range from LEGO. I want to know what's the big things that happened in the year you were born.

This weeks prize will be a random polybag pulled from my stash by my daughter! Good luck.


  • ecmo47ecmo47 North CarolinaMember Posts: 2,101
    1964 - the British invasion!
  • cmrt1014cmrt1014 Member Posts: 396
    The first frisbee toy was released!
  • TyresOFlahertyTyresOFlaherty USAMember Posts: 342
    1983 - Return of the Jedi came out...then I was born a little over a week later.
  • nexandernexander Glasgow Member Posts: 906
    The first delorian was built!
  • MextenMexten MexicoMember Posts: 72
    The white album was realesed. Intel corp was created, hmmm
  • Toc13Toc13 Member Posts: 1,097
    Munich Olympics & Watergate
  • Russell844Russell844 California, USAMember Posts: 2,086
    The Rocky Horror Picture Show debuted.
  • Bricklover18Bricklover18 PA, USAMember Posts: 720
    The MP3 player was invented. 
  • adiemcadiemc UKMember Posts: 530
    1973 - Pink Floyd release The Dark Side of the Moon
  • GoldchainsGoldchains Member Posts: 795
    Watergate for me as well
  • sklambsklamb speaker of American EnglishMember Posts: 511
    Sputnik went out of orbit. And the US launched its first satellite, which in turn led to the discovery of the Van Allen belts.
  • MugenPowerMugenPower Member Posts: 549
    Disney EPCOT opened.
  • SeijiAmasawaSeijiAmasawa USMember Posts: 243
    Apple Computer Company was formed. The Omen was in theaters. I was born.

    What is 1976?
  • legomattlegomatt Member Posts: 2,548

  • iso3200iso3200 97 miles from Brickset TowersMember Posts: 2,058
    "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."


    The first wide area network, arpanet,  predecessor to the internet as we know it transmitted it's first message. Moments later the first network crash occurred. 
  • Wookie2Wookie2 Leeds, UKMember Posts: 206
    The Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends television series is first broadcast on ITV (leading to my love of Thomas the Tank Engine).
  • TheLegoMaster35TheLegoMaster35 OH, USAMember Posts: 254
    9/11 happened.
  • TXLegoguyTXLegoguy USMember Posts: 125
    United States Bicentennial 
    Viet nam conflict ends, first Concorde flight, WTC opens.
  • dspigeldspigel Seoul, KoreaMember Posts: 453
    1979 - The Three Mile Island incident occurred. 
  • mampepinmampepin CanadaMember Posts: 65
    1988: collapse of the Soviet Union
  • norm103norm103 Member Posts: 292
    '86 shuttle Challenger Blew up 
  • flordflord CanadaMember Posts: 784
    Vietnam War ends and Margaret Thatcher is elected.
  • starwars4everstarwars4ever The Forest Moon of EndorMember Posts: 489
    Biggest snowstorm my home state of Oregon ever had.
  • Legopassion8Legopassion8 North CarolinaMember Posts: 1,181
    edited March 2017
    1981--Elektra is born. Me, too! (Daredevil #168)

    I don't want to be in raffle. I just like the answering these questions.

    ^even though I'm pretty sure that mongoo... Badger asked the very same question a couple months back.

  • BillyBricks84BillyBricks84 United StatesMember Posts: 355
    Michael Jackson won 8 Grammys the day before I was born. 
  • ricecakericecake Maryland, USAMember Posts: 879
    1981 - First flight of US Space Shuttle Columbia, Titanic was found, Muhammad Ali retires, Raiders of the Lost Ark debuts.
  • SirBenSirBen In the Hall of the Mountain KingMember Posts: 585
    The Empire struck back.
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,751
    Uh, I was born? Duh?
  • Rainstorm26Rainstorm26 Chicago Burbs USA (and sometimes Ireland)Member Posts: 1,004
    Apollo 13 mishap, Beatles disbanded
  • hoodaddyhoodaddy USMember Posts: 317
    1975, release of Betamax and Jaws.  Pretty big stuff...
  • jmeninnojmeninno The Batcave (MA)Member Posts: 892
    In 1985, on January 1st, VH-1 made its broadcasting debut!
  • thenosthenos Twin Cities, MNMember Posts: 436
    In 1976, it was the year before star wars came out, before the queen's silver jubilee, before six wheeled F1 cars, and before the Concorde. 

    We did celebrate some sort of revolution or something. Very inspiring and all that. 
  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 ChicagoMember Posts: 1,678
    1976 America's Bicentennial.
  • eggsheneggshen Middleton, WIMember Posts: 585
    Post it notes were invented, Texas Chainsaw Massacre revolutionized horror films, and the first UPC scanner was used in a grocery store.
  • CupIsHalfEmptyCupIsHalfEmpty CanadaMember Posts: 547
    • June 30 1987- Canada introduces a $1 coin, commonly called loonie;
  • mak0137mak0137 VirginiaMember Posts: 286
    40th us president inaugurated
  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 2,259
    My plans to take over the universe started.  :)
  • carnage717carnage717 U.S.AMember Posts: 166
    74 president nixon impeached
  • FodderFodder AustraliaMember Posts: 333
    I share my year of birth with prince William..
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 3,052
    edited March 2017
    ^ me too, plus E.T. gets released.

    Thanks for hosting!
  • masterX244masterX244 GermanyMember Posts: 530
    German railway got privatized (sucks for those that have to use it since shit got worse since then)
  • TheFewTheFew EnglandMember Posts: 1,636
    1977 too so STAR WARS!
  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,412
    First pictures of Loki. (The vulcano on Io, not the Marvel character...)

    And thanks for organising @Speedman29!
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,421
    Original Game Boy went on sale - I grew up to the music of Tetris!
  • Coolguy5000Coolguy5000 Ireland Member Posts: 1,558
    A star wars film arrived!
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,829
    The MP3 player was invented. 
    How old do I feel?
  • mmozzanommozzano UKMember Posts: 413
    1978, the year Superman came out (I'm talking about the film, not me!) 
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 3,011
    The UK had an EEC referendum.
  • redarmyredarmy AberdeenMember Posts: 734
    1974...Watergate...Blazing Saddles....and me...what a year that was!
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