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

Speedman29Speedman29 Member Posts: 2,293
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 Member Posts: 2,101
    1964 - the British invasion!
  • cmrt1014cmrt1014 Member Posts: 396
    The first frisbee toy was released!
  • TyresOFlahertyTyresOFlaherty Member Posts: 345
    1983 - Return of the Jedi came out...then I was born a little over a week later.
  • nexandernexander Member Posts: 908
    The first delorian was built!
  • MextenMexten Member Posts: 73
    The white album was realesed. Intel corp was created, hmmm
  • Toc13Toc13 Member Posts: 1,144
    Munich Olympics & Watergate
  • Russell844Russell844 Member Posts: 2,391
    The Rocky Horror Picture Show debuted.
  • Bricklover18Bricklover18 Member Posts: 722
    The MP3 player was invented. 
  • adiemcadiemc Member Posts: 592
    1973 - Pink Floyd release The Dark Side of the Moon
  • GoldchainsGoldchains Member Posts: 795
    Watergate for me as well
  • sklambsklamb Member Posts: 515
    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: 631
    Disney EPCOT opened.
  • SeijiAmasawaSeijiAmasawa Member Posts: 264
    Apple Computer Company was formed. The Omen was in theaters. I was born.

    What is 1976?
  • iso3200iso3200 Member Posts: 2,065
    "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 Member Posts: 228
    The Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends television series is first broadcast on ITV (leading to my love of Thomas the Tank Engine).
  • TheLegoMaster35TheLegoMaster35 Member Posts: 254
    9/11 happened.
  • TXLegoguyTXLegoguy Member Posts: 125
    United States Bicentennial 
    Viet nam conflict ends, first Concorde flight, WTC opens.
  • dspigeldspigel Member Posts: 478
    1979 - The Three Mile Island incident occurred. 
  • mampepinmampepin Member Posts: 66
    1988: collapse of the Soviet Union
  • norm103norm103 Member Posts: 301
    '86 shuttle Challenger Blew up 
  • flordflord Member Posts: 797
    Vietnam War ends and Margaret Thatcher is elected.
  • starwars4everstarwars4ever Member Posts: 489
    Biggest snowstorm my home state of Oregon ever had.
  • Legopassion8Legopassion8 Member 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 Member Posts: 355
    Michael Jackson won 8 Grammys the day before I was born. 
  • ricecakericecake Member Posts: 878
    1981 - First flight of US Space Shuttle Columbia, Titanic was found, Muhammad Ali retires, Raiders of the Lost Ark debuts.
  • SirBenSirBen Member Posts: 592
    The Empire struck back.
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,779
    Uh, I was born? Duh?
  • Rainstorm26Rainstorm26 Member Posts: 1,011
    Apollo 13 mishap, Beatles disbanded
  • hoodaddyhoodaddy Member Posts: 315
    1975, release of Betamax and Jaws.  Pretty big stuff...
  • jmeninnojmeninno Member Posts: 1,163
    In 1985, on January 1st, VH-1 made its broadcasting debut!
  • thenosthenos Member Posts: 444
    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 Member Posts: 1,827
    1976 America's Bicentennial.
  • eggsheneggshen Member Posts: 596
    Post it notes were invented, Texas Chainsaw Massacre revolutionized horror films, and the first UPC scanner was used in a grocery store.
  • CupIsHalfEmptyCupIsHalfEmpty Member Posts: 545
    • June 30 1987- Canada introduces a $1 coin, commonly called loonie;
  • mak0137mak0137 Member Posts: 288
    40th us president inaugurated
  • bandit778bandit778 Member Posts: 2,372
    My plans to take over the universe started.  :)
  • carnage717carnage717 Member Posts: 166
    74 president nixon impeached
  • FodderFodder Member Posts: 351
    I share my year of birth with prince William..
  • snowhitiesnowhitie Member Posts: 3,076
    edited March 2017
    ^ me too, plus E.T. gets released.

    Thanks for hosting!
  • masterX244masterX244 Member Posts: 532
    German railway got privatized (sucks for those that have to use it since shit got worse since then)
  • TheFewTheFew Member Posts: 1,779
    1977 too so STAR WARS!
  • stluxstlux Member Posts: 2,450
    First pictures of Loki. (The vulcano on Io, not the Marvel character...)

    And thanks for organising @Speedman29!
  • ShibShib Member Posts: 5,459
    Original Game Boy went on sale - I grew up to the music of Tetris!
  • Coolguy5000Coolguy5000 Member Posts: 1,580
    A star wars film arrived!
  • LegoboyLegoboy Member Posts: 8,825
    The MP3 player was invented. 
    How old do I feel?
  • mmozzanommozzano Member Posts: 417
    1978, the year Superman came out (I'm talking about the film, not me!) 
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 3,161
    The UK had an EEC referendum.
  • redarmyredarmy Member Posts: 741
    1974...Watergate...Blazing Saddles....and me...what a year that was!
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