Monday, May 22, 2006

Beatles "Ticket to Ride" sequence in 1965 film, "Help!" Posted by Picasa

This Day in Boomer History

1906- Wright Brothers patent airplane
1943- first jet fighter tested
1947- first ballistic missile
1954- In Minnesota, Robert Zimmerman's Bar Mitzvah
1956- "The Bob Hope Show" ends on NBC
1964- LBJ unveils The Great Society
1965- The Beatles' "Ticket to Ride" hits #1
1967 Mr. Rogers Neighborhood debuts on national public TV
1968- Pittsburgh Pirate Willie Stargell hits 3 home runs, a double and a single.
1973- Nixon confesses to his role in Watergate coverup
1982- Johnny Carson's last appearance on "The Tonight Show."

Born on this day: Arthur Conan Doyle, Vance Packard ("Hidden Persuaders,") Charles Asnavour, Richard Benjamin, and Laurence Olivier, seen here in his first film, Shakespeare's "As You Like It." Posted by Picasa

Monday, May 15, 2006

Born on this date: filmmaker Jean Renoir (second from left, from his film, Rules of the Game), James Mason, Erroll Garner, Richard Avedon, Anthony ("Slueth") and Peter ("Equus") Shaeffer, Jasper Johns, Trini Lopez, Paul Zindel, Brian Eno. Posted by Picasa

Hydrogen bomb explosion Posted by Picasa

This Day in Boomer History

1955- U.S. nuclear test in Nevada

1957- First British hydrogen bomb explosion

1958- Sputnik III launches

1963- Peter, Paul and Mary get their first Grammy

1964- U.S. nuclear test in Nevada

1968- John Lennon and Paul McCartney appear on the Tonight Show
to announce Apple Corps. "Wonderwall" premieres at Cannes,
with music by George Harrison (Apple Records.)

1970- "Let It Be," last Beatles album to be released, is released.

1981- George Harrison releases "All Those Years Ago.

Wonderwall sound track. Do you have this one? I do. Posted by Picasa

George Harrison--All Those Years Ago... Posted by Picasa

Monday, May 08, 2006

AIM (American Indian Movement) focused on the place where Ghost Dancers were slaughtered by Army gunfire in 1890. Posted by Picasa

Born May 8: Harry Truman, Ezio Pinza, Fulton J. Sheen, Roberto Rossellini (filmmaker), Robert Johnson (blues), Ted Sorenson (JFK), Thomas Pynchon, Ricky Nelson, Beth Henley (playwright.) Posted by Picasa

This Day in Boomer History

1945- VE Day. Germany surrenders to Allies--World War II in Europe is over.

1951- First Dacron men's suit.

1952- First Mad Magazine.

1956- John Osborne's play "Look Back in Anger" premieres.

1960- Cuba and its new Castro government resumes diplomatic relations with
Soviet Union, catching U.S. off-guard.

1963- premiere of "Doctor No."

1967- Muhammad Ali indicted for refusing induction into U.S. Army.

1970- Beatles release "Let It Be"

1970- Construction workers ("hardhats") break up antiwar rally in Manhattan.

1973- Ten week American Indian Movement occupaton of Wounded Knee ends.

VE Day in New York, May 8, 1945. Some Manhattan Project physicists believed this meant the atomic bomb would never be used.  Posted by Picasa

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Bishop Sheen and his "angel" who magically erased his blackboard competed for the national Tuesday evening audience with Milton Berle. Posted by Picasa

Mary Martin with Ezio Pinza on 50s TV. His hit was "Some Enchanted Evening." Posted by Picasa

Monday, May 01, 2006

Gregory Peck and Mary Badham in the film version of
"To Kill A Mockingbird" by Harper Lee.
All three kept a lifelong relationship after this movie. Posted by Picasa

Joltin Joe, the Mick, the Splendid Splinter. Posted by Picasa

This Day in Baby Boomer History

1950-Gwendolyn Brooks is first black American to win a Pulitzer Prize, in Poetry.
1951- Mickey Mantle's first major league home run.
1952- Mr. Potato Head introduced.
1960- Francis Gary Powers shot down over Soviet Union in U-2 spy plane.
1961- Harper Lee wins Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, for To Kill A Mockingbird.
1964- First BASIC program run on a computer.
1966- Beatles last British concert.
1967- Elvis Presley marries Priscilla.

Jane Jacobs, author of "The Death and Life of Great American Cities,"born May 1, 1916, died last week. Also born today: Kate Smith, Jack Paar, Louis Nye, Terry Southern, Joseph Heller, Rita Coolidge. Posted by Picasa

It's his birthday, too. Posted by Picasa