Wednesday, January 13, 2010

January 13 ...


I had the best birthday ever.

Here is what was happening in the world the year I was born.

It was the year of the Summer Of Love - 100,000 people converge on the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco.


World Events:
US News:
  • Racial violence in Detroit; 7,000 National Guardsmen aid police after night of rioting. Similar outbreaks in New York City's Spanish Harlem, Rochester, N.Y., Birmingham, Ala., and New Britain, Conn. (July 23).

  • Thurgood Marshall sworn in as first black US Supreme Court justice (Oct. 2).

  • Astronauts Col. Virgil I. Grissom, Col. Edward White II, and Lt. Cmdr. Roger B. Chaffee killed in fire during test launch (Jan. 27).
Economic:
Federal spending: $157.46 billion
Federal debt: $340.4 billion
Median Household Income
(current dollars): $7,143
Unemployment: 3.8%
Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.05

Sports:
Super Bowl: Green Bay d. Kansas City (35-10)
World Series: St. Louis Cardinals d. Boston Red Sox (4-3)
Wimbledon: Women: Billie Jean King d. A. Jones (6-3 6-4) Men: John Newcombe d. W. Bungert (6-3 6-1 6-1)
Kentucky Derby Champion: Proud Clarion

Entertainment:
  • Congress creates PBS.
  • Rolling Stone and New York Magazine debut, spawning the popularity of special-interest and regional magazines.

Movies

  • The Graduate, Bonnie and Clyde, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?, In the Heat of the Night, Cool Hand Luke

Music

  • The Beatles, Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Books

Academy Award, Best Picture: A Man for All Seasons, Fred Zinnemann, producer (Columbia)

Nobel Prize for Literature: Miguel Angel Asturias (Guatemala)

Record of the Year: "Strangers in the Night," Frank Sinatra
Album of the Year: Sinatra: A Man and His Music, Frank Sinatra (Reprise)
Song of the Year: "Michelle," John Lennon and Paul McCartney, songwriters

Science:

Jerome Friedman, Henry Kendall, Richard Taylor (US) discover protons and neutrons to be composed of even smaller particles called quarks.

The MIRV (Multiple Indepenently Targetable Reetry Vehicle), which allows one missile to carry several nuclear warheads, is developed. Background: nuclear weapons

Dr. Christiaan N. Barnard and team of South African surgeons perform world's first successful human heart transplant (Dec. 3). The patient dies 18 days later.

Deaths:



6 comments:

THE DIVINITUS said...

happy b-day. the cake looks tasty.

Mergirl said...

Thank You!

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

Happy Birthday!!! glad you stopped by. Wanted to leave a message when I came by before but still setting up by computer...I don't think I like windows 7 ugh!
Will have to come see you sometime!
Carole
ps....found you on the e-list.

Mergirl said...

Thank you! I was wondering how you found me. Happy you did! Your blog introduced me to so many wonderful blogs. I love Silver Sundays. I will keep checking in to see what is new. Pop by anytime ... hours are posted in my blog.

miss mo said...

Of course you were born during the summer of love!! :) love it darling

Mergirl said...

Ha! It was a good year!