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Mindy Shirley

The year I was born:

1. Allied Forces pulled out of Vietnam
2. Oil Crisis
3. Nixon accepts responsibility for Watergate
4. First Class Stamp cost $.08
5. American Graffiti and The Exorcist were top movies

Tina Kain

The year I was born:
1) U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson proclaims his "Great Society" during his State of the Union Address
2) The unmanned Gemini 2 is launched on a suborbital test of various spacecraft systems.
3)Lyndon B. Johnson is sworn in for his own full term as U.S. President
4)Ranger 8 crashes into the Moon, after a successful mission of photographing possible landing sites
5) The Sound of Music premieres at the Rivoli Theater in New York City
6) President LBJ makes his "We Shall Overcome" speech.
7) The first SDS march against the Vietnam War draws 25,000 protestors to Washington, DC.
8) The Tom & Jerry cartoon series makes its world broadcast premiere on CBS.

Boy did I learn alot doing the research. Thanks


The year I was born ...

The average income was $10,600 and gas was .40 cents a gallon.

The NASDAQ debuted.

Disneyworld opened.

In an attempt to stop inflation, President Nixon implemented a 90-day freeze on wages and prices and removed the gold/silver backing of the U.S. dollar.

Charles Manson and three of his followers receive the death penalty.

NPR broadcasts for the first time.

Apollo 14 Lands on the Moon

The Microprocessor, pocket calculator, e-mail, floppy disks and LCD make their debut.

The voting age is lowered to 18.

Sarah Lewis

The year I was born:
Seattle hosted the World's Fair-the Space Needle was a big deal

A baby elephant was born at the Portland Zoo--the was a big deal

Stamps were 4 cents

Marilyn Monroe died at age 36

JFK was president

West Side Story won an Oscar for best picture

"Sheila" by Tommy Roe was the #1 song the week I was born

Cherri Simon

The year I was born:
*Elvis Presley emerges as one of the world's first rock stars
*The Wizard of Oz has its first airing on TV
*Dwight Eisenhower is the President of the US
*Autherine Lucy, the first black student at the University of Alabama is suspended after riots
*US tests the first hydrogen bomb

Libby Wiers

The year I was born:
1. Gas was 17 cents/gal
2. Stamps were 3 cents
3. Minimum hourly wage was 70 cents/hour
4. Harry Truman was president
5. NATO was established
6. US recognized the state of Israel
7. First round the world nonstop flight from Fort Worth, TX - 23,452 miles and 94 hours 1 minute
8. Best Picture - Hamlet
9. On Broadway - South Pacific, Gentlemen Prefer Blonds and Death of a Salesman (this won Pulitzer for drama)
10. Nobel Prize for Literature - William Faulkner
11. 45 rpm records introduced
12. New song - Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
13. 1984 by George Orwell published
14. First Polaroid camera sold for $89.95

Julie Miller-Oconnor

The year I was born:
1. Gallon gas 27 cents, pound bacon 67 cents, average income 5,315, average NEW house $12,500
2. Movies - 101 dalmations
3. TV - My Three Sons, Twilight Zone, Candid Camera
4. Others born this year - Barack Obama, Michael J. Fox
5. Song - Will you still love me tomorrow by The Shirelles. Dance - The Pony
6. Techno - first in flight movie on TWA, first electric tooth brush by Squibb Co. Alan Shepard first US space flight. President J.F. Kennedy started the Peace Corp.

A Facebook User

the year I was born
1. NASA was formed
2. gas was 25 cents a gallon
3. Elvis Presley was inducted in the army
4. Unemployment was up to 5.2 million
5. Pope John XXIII was crowned pontiff


The year I was born:
1. Harry Truman was President
2. Frisbee invented
3. Sound Barrier broken for the 1st time
4. CIA established
5. "Miracle on 34th" Street premieres
6. Average cost of a house $6,600.
7. Average wages $2,850.
8. US postage was 3 cents
9. Gas was 15 cents a gallon

Sherry Cowan

1. 45's records Phonograph records 54 cents each

2. Girls Figure Skates $5.88

3. Heinz Ketchup 22 cents

4. Elvis Presley Marries Priscilla

5. The Beatles release Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, one of rock's most acclaimed albums.

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