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What was happening on the day you were born?

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post #2 of 10
Tuesday, May 20, 1969
Top News Headlines This Week:
May 20 - US troop capture Hill 937/Hamburger Hill Vietnam May 21 - After 9,015 at bats Hank Aaron is lifted for a pinch hitter, Mike Lum, who doubled in a 15-3 victory over the New York Mets May 21 - Robert Kennedy's murderer Sirhan Sirhan sentenced to death May 21 - Slovan Bratislava wins 9th Europe Cup II in Basel May 21 - Lum, who doubled in a 15-3 victory over NY Mets May 22 - Stafford & Cernan pilot Apollo 10 LEM 9.4 miles (15km) above lunar surface
Top Songs for 1969
Everyday People by Sly & the Family Stone In the Year 2525 by Zager & Evans
Honky Tonk Women by Rolling Stones Wedding Bell Blues by Fifth Dimension
Aquarius/Let the Sun Shine In by Fifth Dimension I Can't Get Next to You by Temptations
Get Back by Beatles (with Billy Preston) Sugar, Sugar by Archies
Dizzy by Tommy Roe Crimson & Clover by Tommy James & the Shondells

1969 Prices US President
Bread: $0.23/loaf Richard M. Nixon
Milk: $1.26/gal US Vice President
Eggs: $1.14/doz Spiro T. Agnew
Car: $3,400 Academy Award Winners
Gas: $0.35/gal Best Picture: Midnight Cowboy
Directed By John Schlesinger
Best Actor: John Wayne
in True Grit
Best Actress: Maggie Smith
in The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie

House: $27,900
Stamp: $0.06/ea
Avg Income: $10,577/yr
Min Wage: $1.60/hr
DOW Avg: 800
People born on May 20
1919 - George Gobel Chicago IL, comedian/TV personality (I Love My Wife)
1959 - Bronson Pinchot New York NY, actor (Perfect Strangers, Beverly Hills Cop)
1908 - Jimmy Stewart, PA, actor (Mr Smith Goes to Wash, Wonderful Life)

On TV in 1969
Marcus Welby, M.D. Mannix Hawaii Five-O
The Jim Nabors Hour The Johnny Cash Show Hee Haw
Mission: Impossible The Bill Cosby Show The Doris Day Show
Mayberry R.F.D.

Hot New Toys in 1969
Barrel of Monkeys Silly String Zeroids
Toss Across Nerf Ball Upsy Downsy Babies
Easy-Bake Premier Oven Wizzer Weebles

Top Books in 1969
Portnoy's Complaint by Philip Roth Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
Deliverance by James Dickey Present at the Creation by Dean Acheson
The High King by Lloyd Alexander
post #3 of 10
That was brilliant!!!.

For some reason i thought it was a tuesday that i was born, but it was a wednesday.

Thanks for sharing that with us!.

post #4 of 10
That's a great site - I never knew I was as old as the frisbee!
post #5 of 10
Great site!!!
post #6 of 10
jcat, I found out that the frisbee was from my day also, and play doh. Now I really feel old!!
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Sun Feb 9 Halley's Comet reaches 30th perihelion (closest approach to Sun)
Sun Feb 9 36th NBA All-Star Game East beats West 139-132 at Dallas
Sun Feb 9 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Classic
Sun Feb 9 Tomb of Tutanchamon's treasurer Maya found in Egypt
Sun Feb 9 Marvin Johnson wins record 3rd time, light heavyweight boxing title
Sun Feb 9 Haydar Bakr al-Attas appointed President of South Yemen
Sun Feb 9 West German team swims world record 4x200 meter freestyle (7:05.17)

There ya go. Pretty interesting.

Thanks for sharing.

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Dec. 7, 1957 was a VERY boring day. No wonder, that Mom went to the hospital, to have me - there was nothing else going on!

I didn't realize that it was a Saturday - Mom always said that I was born on a Wednesday and I never bothered to check. The only notable thing, to me, is that it was also my grandfather's 55th birthday.
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OMG my mom is right!!! My dad and the doc were watching a big baskball game the day I was born and not paying attention to her

Mich State's Earvin "Magic" Johnson registers triple-double 29 pts,

10 rebounds & 10 assists, as the Spartans cruise to a 101-67 by University of Pennsylvania; Michigan State's Earvin "Magic" Johnson registers triple-double 29 points
post #10 of 10
Nothing interesting happened on my birthday either!

But that was a cool site! Thanks for sharing.
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