The rings of Jupiter were discovered by the Voyager I space probe, and Pioneer 11 was the first spacecraft to visit Saturn.
President Carter was attacked by a swamp rabbit while fishing, Margaret Thatcher became the first female prime minister of Britain, and Joe Clark became Canada’s youngest prime minister.
ESPN, the first cable sports channel was launched after the Montreal Canadiens won the Stanley Cup, but before the Pittsburgh Pirates won the World Series.
McDonald’s introduced the Happy Meal, the Sony Walkman hit the streets of Japan for the first time and Star Trek: the Motion Picture hit the big screen.
Smallpox was declared eradicated.
And the first Manitoba Marathon was run.
Happy 35th running, Manitoba Marathon!