06/03/2014 02:35 pm ET Updated Jun 03, 2014

The Last Time There Was A Triple Crown Winner, Hungry Hungry Hippos Was The Latest Craze

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No one under the age of 36 has ever seen a horse win the Triple Crown. California Chrome will attempt to end the drought on June 7th with a win at the Belmont Stakes in New York. Coming off impressive victories in the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes, the famous three-year-old colt is primed to make history.

It was 1978 when Affirmed sealed the last Triple Crown with a triumph at the Belmont. Yes, that is 36 years ago. To put the long wait in perspective, here are seven things that were new and exciting in 1978.

WARNING: This may make you feel really old.

This Was 1978