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15 May 2005 @ 10:33 am
I reveal my age.  
I don't normally do that, but I have to admit, I love my birth year.

In 1969 (the year you were born)

Richard Nixon becomes president of the US

Senator Edward Kennedy escapes injury when the car he is driving veers off a narrow bridge on Chappaquiddick Island

US astronaut Neil Armstrong becomes the first person to set foot on the moon while commanding the Apollo 11 mission

Breathtaking pictures of Mars are transmitted to earth from NASA's Mariner 7 as it passes within 2,200 miles of the Red Planet

Woodstock music festival begins in upstate NY, featuring performances by Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jefferson Airplane, and many more artists

250,000 Vietnam War protestors gather in Washington for the largest anti-war rally in US history

The first draft lottery since WWII is held in New York City

The Beatles' perform in public for the last time, on the roof of Apple Records

The Stonewall riots mark the start of the modern gay rights movement in the US

Marilyn Manson, Jennifer Aniston, Renée Zellweger, Edward Norton, Christian Slater, and Linus Torvalds are born

New York Mets win the World Series

New York Jets win Superbowl III

Montreal Canadiens win the Stanley Cup

Sesame Street premieres

Midnight Cowboy wins the Oscar for best picture

David Bowie's debut single, "Space Oddity", becomes a huge hit - in part to the US landing on the moon

Sharon Tate & the LaBiancas are found murdered by Charles Manson & "family"




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Sophia: OTHER: sighsophia_helix on May 15th, 2005 05:45 pm (UTC)
My year? Ronald Reagan becomes president, some people die in Kansas City, and Britney Spears and MTV are born. I feel so dirty now.
Anna S.: vaughn-intenseeliade on May 16th, 2005 12:18 am (UTC)
Hee. Shame, shame, shame.
Sandysp23 on May 15th, 2005 05:50 pm (UTC)
And I reveal my age by stating that 1969 is also the year I graduated high school. :)

Senator Edward Kennedy escapes injury when the car he is driving veers off a narrow bridge on Chappaquiddick Island

Hmmm, they kind of left off the part where he left Mary Jo Kopechne in the car to drown.
Anna S.: spikeeliade on May 16th, 2005 12:19 am (UTC)
Hmmm, they kind of left off the part where he left Mary Jo Kopechne in the car to drown.

I know. It's like, "Hey, we can edit history, it's just a meme." *eye roll*
Karen: centeredkarinalee on May 15th, 2005 06:09 pm (UTC)
1969 was a great year! And today is Wavy Gravy's birthday - he's 69.

I'm almost as old as dirt.



In 1953 (the year you were born)


Dwight Eisenhower becomes president of the US


President Eisenhower announces that he has given France $60 million for the Indochina War


Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norkay reach the top of Mt. Everest


Julius and Ethel Rosenburg are executed by electrocution at Sing Sing


The Korean War ends in stalemate


The first color television sets go on sale for about $1,175


Ron Jeremy, Tony Blair, Pierce Brosnan, and Kim Basinger are born


New York Yankees win the World Series


Detroit Lions Win the NFL Champtionship


Montreal Canadiens win the Stanley Cup


Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury is published


Elvis Presley records for the first time


68% of all United States television sets were tune in to I Love Lucy to watch Lucy give birth



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Anna S.eliade on May 16th, 2005 12:19 am (UTC)
Wavy Gravy--is that an ice cream? No, wait...
Karen: centeredkarinalee on May 16th, 2005 03:47 am (UTC)
Actually, it is. Named after the same. He's the last best hippie.

http://www.wavygravy.net/ "The whole earth is in jail and we're plotting this incredible jailbreak."
-- Wavy Gravy
the kid with the bullet soul: Anne (my personal icon.. obviously)exsequar on May 15th, 2005 06:22 pm (UTC)
The most exciting things that happened in my birthyear (1987) are: Wall Street crashed, the NY Giants won the Super Bowl, and Hilary Duff was born. My year sucks. Yours is so exciting though! I'm writing a paper on the Space Race right now :) That's certainly a key year, eh?
Anna S.: luminous_dancerseliade on May 16th, 2005 12:20 am (UTC)
The most exciting things that happened in my birthyear (1987) are: Wall Street crashed, the NY Giants won the Super Bowl, and Hilary Duff was born.

Gosh... o.O *pets you with sympathy* *g*
Trepkos: Cool by Becky Bootrepkos on May 15th, 2005 06:29 pm (UTC)
Hey, you got Stonewall!



In 1959 (the year you were born)


Dwight Eisenhower is president of the US


Fidel Castro takes power in Cuba


Alaska is admitted as the 49th state


Lee Petty wins the first Daytona 500 stock car race


Tibet's Dalai Lama escapes to India


Hawaii admitted as the 50th state


Soviet premiere Krushchev begins unprecedented visit to US


The Barbie doll debuts


John McEnroe, Kyle MacLachlan, Tom Arnold, Perry Farrell, Kevin Spacey, and Weird Al Yankovic are born


A plane crash kills Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and The Big Bopper - becomes known as "The Day The Music Died"


Los Angeles Dodgers win the World Series


Baltimore Colts win the NFL championship


Montreal Canadiens win the Stanley Cup


Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein is published


The Twilight Zone debuts on TV



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Anna S.: spandereliade on May 16th, 2005 12:20 am (UTC)
That one pleased me.
Trepkos: Antstrepkos on May 16th, 2005 06:51 am (UTC)
...and I got your Dad taking power in Cuba!
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Anna S.: jack-gazing-vaughneliade on May 16th, 2005 12:15 am (UTC)
I have birth year envy. ::g::

I always wanted to be a child of the 60s, in the sense of living consciously through them--I felt I was born too late. Now, though, I appreciate the timing more. :)
Jane Bluestockingj_bluestocking on May 15th, 2005 07:31 pm (UTC)
Clearly signs and portents heralded your birth. No doubt graves also yawned, and African jungle cats stalked the streets of Rome.
Anna S.: kandinskyeliade on May 16th, 2005 12:18 am (UTC)
*grin* I am in the middle of reading a mystery whence this quote about the English moors:

"Do you know," Gristhorpe mused as they stood in the back garden watching Sandra and the children walk up the grassy slope, "millions of years ago, this whole area was under a tropical sea? All that limestone you see was formed from dead shellfish." ... "After that, between the ice ages, it was as warm as equatorial Africa. We had lions, hyenas, elephants, and hippopotami walking the Dales."

:)
roslyn_f: vestedroslyn_f on May 15th, 2005 09:28 pm (UTC)
Hey, you share your birth year with Blair Sandburg, Jim's truck and me! How cool is that?
Anna S.: tropical_treeseliade on May 15th, 2005 10:08 pm (UTC)
That's right! I remember noting that when watching the show. *g*
shadowscastshadowscast on May 15th, 2005 10:20 pm (UTC)
Wow, your birth year is teh awesome.

::checks my own::

Well, I get the pardoning of 10,000 draft dodgers, the death of Elvis...the Montreal Canadiens won the Cup in my year, too...oh, hey, I was born the same year as Sarah Michelle Gellar!
Anna S.: spike_femmeeliade on May 16th, 2005 12:21 am (UTC)
hey, I was born the same year as Sarah Michelle Gellar!

You should write her a letter and tell her and offer to hang out with her next time you're in L.A.!

*grin*