Wednesday, February 14, 2007


What happened in the year you were born??

In 1964,
Lyndon B. Johnson is president of the US
After riots break out, Panama suspends relations with the US.
Cassius Clay becomes heavyweight champion when Sonny Liston throws in the towel in the sixth round in Miami.
Near Anchorage, the strongest earthquake ever to strike North America kills 117
Worst soccer disaster in history occurs when rioting and panic kills over 300 in Liverpool
Hundreds of white college students work for civil rights in the south during "Freedom Summer"
South Africa sentences Nelson Mandela to life in prison
Kemeny and Kurtz create BASIC (Beginners' All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code), an easy to learn high level programming language
Nicolas Cage, Jeff Bezos, Rob Lowe, Elle Macpherson, Courteney Cox Arquette, and Keanu Reeves are born
St. Louis Cardinals win the World Series
Cleveland Browns win the NFL championship
Toronto Maple Leafs win the Stanley Cup
"I Want to Hold Your Hand" by The Beatles released in the US, sparking Beatlemania
The Beatles appear on The Ed Sullivan Show, breaking television ratings records
The game show Jeopardy! debuts on television
Mary Poppins, starring Julie Andrews, is the top grossing film!

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Protoford said...

Poor Panama,
Happy Valentine's Day!

Jeannie said...

1964? Wait a minute...I thought you were perpetually 35??? Gig's over chickadee! I've never really thought to see what happened the year I was born. I should go check it out! Hope you're having a wonderful Valentine's Day!