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The General Knowledge Quiz Game Trivial Pursuit is created

Voyager I photo reveals Jupiter's rings

VisiCalc becomes the first spreadsheet program.

The European Space Agency launches Ariane 1

In 1979:

Inventions in 1979

39th President: Jimmy Carter
January 20th 1977 - Jan 20th 1981
Democrat

Photo: Sony Corporation

Photo: ColinMB

The average house cost $62,900
Equivalent today: $189,647

The average car cost $6,800
Equivalent today: $20,502

The average wage was $11,479
Equivalent today: $34,610

1979 TVR

1979 Sony Walkman

The original Walkman introduced a change in music listening habits by allowing people to carry music with them.

1979 Trivial Pursuit

As of 2004, nearly 88 million games had been sold in 26 countries and 17 languages. Northern Plastics of Wisconcin produced 30,000,000 games between 1983 and 1985. An online version of Trivial Pursuit was launched in September, 2003.

Photo: Parker Brothers