Saturday, September 22, 2012

Back in '55

I suppose the good old days were when we were young, whenever that was.  I hope that  our young grandchildren will be able to look back on their youth and feel the same way.  I feel disaster approaching, but pray that God delivers us...for our children's and grandchildren's sake.

While waiting for pictures of the kids with their new iPhones, I have gone back to my 'good old days' in 1955 when I was 12.  It is fun to read all the things that happened during my youth. And these are the things that made big headlines that year:

1955 Was The Year...
January 18, 1955 Kevin Costner was born
January 19, 1955 "The Millionaire" TV program premiered on CBS
January 19, 1955 President Eisenhower was the first president to have a news conference for TV February12, 1955 President Eisenhower sent the first US advisors to South Vietnam
February 15, 1955 First pilot plant announceed that they produced man made diamonds
March 3, 1955 Elivis Presely made his first TV appearance
March 19, 1955 (Walter) Bruce Willis was born
April 15, 1955 Ray Kroc started the fast food chain, McDonalds
April 18, 1955 Albert Einstein, developer of the relativity theory, died
April 22, 1955 Congress ordered all US coins to say, "In God We Trust"
May5, 1955 Us performed nuclear test at Nevada test site
May 14, 1955 Us performed nuclear test in the Pacific Ocean
May 31, 1955 Supreme Court ordered school integration "with all deliberate speed"
June 19, 1955 Mickey Mantel hit his career home run, number 100
June 23, 1955 Walt Disney's "Lady and the Tramp" was released
June 27, 1955 First automobile seat belt legislation enacted in Illinois
July 2, 1955 The "Lawrence Welk Show" premiered on ABC
July 17, 1955 The theme park, Disneyland, first opened its gates

August 12, 1955 President Eisenhower raised minimum wage from $0.75 to $1.00 an hour

August 20, 1955 The first airplane exceeded 1800 miles per hour
September 24, 1955 President Eisenhower had a heart attack while vacationing in Denver
September 26, 1955 The New York Stock Exchange had the worst price decline since 1929
September 30, 1955 James Dean was killed in an automobile crash
October 3, 1955 The "Mickey Mouse Club" first premiered
October 3, 1955 The Soviet battle ship "Novorossiisk" striked a World War II mine in the Baltic Sea
November 3, 1955 The first virus was crystallized
November 7, 1955 Supreme Court of Baltimore banned segregation in public recreational areas
November 29, 1955 The comedian Howie Mandel was born
December1, 1955 Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a city bus
December 19, 1955 Carl Perkins recorded "Blue Suede Shoes"
December 29, 1955 Barbara Streisand first recorded "You'll Never Know" at the age of thirteen

And now I know that Barbara Streisand is a year older than I, making her an old lady.

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