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Monday, November 24, 2008

The dawn of a new age

As of 5 something a.m. this morning, I officially turned the ripe old age of

Since 33 is a fairly uneventful age, I thought I'd look up some things that happened the day I was born. Seems that day was pretty uneventful too.

Monday, November 24, 1975
Top News Headlines This Week:

Nov 24 - "Boccaccio" opens at Edison Theater NYC for 7 performances

Top Songs for 1975
Rhinestone Cowboy by Glen Campbell
Fly, Robin, Fly by Silver Convention
Bad Blood by Neil Sedaka
That's the Way (I Like It) by KC & the Sunshine Band
Love Will Keep Us Together by Captain & Tennille
Jive Talkin' by Bee Gees
Island Girl by Elton John
He Don't Love You by Tony Orlando & Dawn
Philadelphia Freedom by Elton John
Fame by David Bowie

US President Gerald R. Ford
Vice President Nelson A. Rockefeller

1975 Prices
Bread: $0.28/loaf
Milk: $1.40/gal US
Eggs: $1.26/doz
Car: $4,950
Gas: $0.57/gal ~>it was only about 15 cents more when I started driving 16yrs later!
House: $42,600
Stamp: $0.10/ea
Avg Income: $15,546/yr
Min Wage: $2.10/hr
DOW Avg: 852

People born on November 24
1917 - Howard Duff Bremerton Wash, actor (Flamingo Road, Knots Landing)
1868 - Scott Joplin US, entertainer/composer (The Entertainer)
1888 - Dale Carnegie author (How to Win Friends & Influence People)

Academy Award Winners
I'm taking this as a sign.
The number one movie out the year I was born was about crazy people!

Best Picture: One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
Directed By Milos Forman
Best Actor: Jack Nicholson
in One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
Best Actress: Louise Fletcher
in One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

On TV in 1975M*A*S*H
The Bob Newhart Show
The Rockford Files
Little House on the Prairie
Happy Days
The Waltons
Barney Miller
All in the Family

Hot New Toys in 1975Evel Knievel Chopper
The Green Machine
The Archies
Hello Kitty ~> that's one old puscat
Holly Hobbie Oven
Evel Knievel Road and Trail Adventure Set
Hugo: Man of a Thousand Faces
Space: 1999 figures

Top Books in 1975The Great War and Modern Memory by Paul Fussell
A Dance to the Music of Time by Anthony Powell
Ragtime by E. L. Doctorow
M. C. Higgins, the Great by Virginia Hamilton

3 People who coughed on a furball:

Ella said...

wah? no john denver on that list anywhere? =)

happy birthday!

Melissa said...

Happy belated birthday! I have known your birthday date for twenty years, but yet I forgot to wish you a happy birthday. Shame on me! So, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

It used to be fun to say I was older than you, but now that we are older, I'm jealous that you're younger (even if it's just by a couple of months).

Ms. Florida Transplant said...

Happy belated bday!