I was born in 1977, just a few months before Elvis died. In 1977 the death penalty was reintroduced in the US, the draft dodgers from the Vietnam war were pardoned, the Toccoa Falls dam burst and Pele retired. Three's Company premiered and the Toronto Blue Jays began to play baseball and Star Wars come out.
I was born up in northern Ontario, moved around a few times, ate and filled diapers. It was a good year.
note: these 30 years in 30 days posts will get better as my memories come back. i don't really have any memories before 1980, though.