What Happened The Year You Were Born?

Dark Neuro did this on her blog and I thought I’d really show my age here…


[ Jan 01 ]Elvis Presley records Heartbreak Hotel for RCA in Nashville
[ Jan 03 ] The birth of Mel Gibson, Australian actor
[ Jan 16 ]Egyptian President Nassar pledges to reconquer Palestine
[ Jan 28 ]Elvis Presley’s first TV appearance (Dorsey Brothers Stage Show)
[Jan 20 ]Buddy Holly records “Blue Days Black Night” in Nashville
[ Jan 09 ]Abigail Van Buren’s “Dear Abby” column first appears in newspapers
[ Jan 30 ]Martin Luther King Jr’s home bombed
[ Mar 05 ]”King Kong”, first televised
[ Mar 19 ]Biggest NBA margin of victory Minnesota Lakers-133, St Louis Hawks-75
[ Mar 15 ]”My Fair Lady” opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 2,715 performances
[ Mar 23 ]Pakistan proclaimed an Islamic republic in Commonwealth (National Day)
[ Mar 12 ]Dow Jones closes above 500 for first time (500.24)
[ Mar 17 ]8th Emmy Awards Ed Sullivan Show, Phil Silvers Show and Lucy Ball
[ Apr 11 ]Singer Nat Cole attacked on stage of Birmingham theater by whites
[ Apr 18 ]Grace Kelly marries Prince Rainier III of Monaco (civil ceremony)
[ Apr 02 ]Soap operas “As the World Turns” &”Edge of Night” premieres on TV
[ Apr 14 ]Ampex Corp demonstrates first commercial videotape recorder
[ May 23 ]Presbyterian Church begins accepting women ministers
[ Jun 29 ]Federal interstate highway system act signed
[ Jun 15 ]John Lennon (15) & Paul McCartney (13) meet for the first time as Lennon’s rock group The Quarrymen perform at a church dinner
[ Jun 04 ]Speech by Khrushchev blasting Stalin made public
[ Jul 09 ]Dick Clark’s first appearance as host of American Bandstand
[ Jul 25 ]One hour before midnight on July 25, 1956, the Swedish ocean liner Stockholm collided with the Italian liner Andrea Doria off the coast of Nantucket,later the Andrea Doria sank
[ Jul 02 ]Elvis Presley records “Hound Dog” & “Don’t Be Cruel”
[ Jul 09 ] The birth of Tom Hanks, American actor
[ Jul 30 ]The phrase “In God We Trust” was adopted as the U.S. national motto.
[ Aug 12 ]William Shatner marries Gloria Rand
[ Aug 30 ]White mob prevents enrollment of blacks at Mansfield HS, Texas
[ Aug 04 ]First motorcycle driven over 200 mph
[ Aug 23 ]Soviet Bolshoi Ballet dancer Alexander Godunov defects to the U.S. during a performance in New York City.
[ Aug 08 ]Fire & explosion kill 263 miners at Marcinelle, Belgium
[ Aug 11 ]Elvis Presley releases “Don’t Be Cruel”
[ Sep 08 ]Harry Belafonte’s album “Calypso,” goes to #1 &stays #1 for 31 weeks
[ Sep 25 ]First transatlantic telephone cable goes into operation
[ Oct 29 ]Chet Huntley & David Brinkley, NBC News, team up
[ Oct 31 ]Brooklyn, NY ends streetcar service
[ Oct 24 ]Soviet troops invade Hungary
[ Oct 05 ]Yogi Berra becomes the 4th Yank to hit a World Series Grand Slam (World Series #53)
[ Oct 31 ]First American to land an airplane at South Pole-Rear Adm GJ Dufek
[ Oct 26 ]Vietnam promulgates its constitution
[Oct 23 ]First video recording on magnetic tape televised coast-to-coast
[ Oct 15 ]William J Brennan Jr appointed to the Supreme Court
[ Nov 13 ]Supreme Court strikes down segregation of races on public buses
[ Nov 04 ]200,000 Russian troops attack anti-Stalinist revolt in Budapest
[ Nov 04 ]Israel captures Straits of Tiran from Egypt
[ Nov 03 ]”Wizard of Oz” first televised (CBS-TV)
[ Dec 04 ]Paul Hornung wins the Heisman Trophy
[ Dec 24 ]”I Love Lucy” Christmas show airs, never put in syndication
[ Dec 03 ]Wilt Chamberlain’s first collegiate basketball game (scores 52)
[ Dec 18 ]Japan admitted to UN
[ Dec 06 ]Nelson Mandela and 156 others arrested for political activities in S Africa



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6 responses to “What Happened The Year You Were Born?

  1. lime

    wow, that was really a lot of perspective given….i also like t read those lists that tell you about what this years graduating HS seniors have alwys lived with. thats’ always telling too.

  2. KFarmer

    I was born in 62~ but sometimes I think I was born at the wrong time. Interesting facts 🙂

  3. Marci B.

    Cool – so cool 🙂 Especially neat to see the note about women ministers. Take care!

  4. odd facts

    Wow. Perspective.

  5. The Wrath of Dawn

    Ha! That was my year of birth, too. I had no idea some of that stuff happened that long ago. The technological items are interesting and make you realize how quickly things have changed.

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