Friday, August 06, 2004

The Year I Was Born

In 1960 (the year you were born)

-Dwight Eisenhower is president of the US
-Sit-ins begin after 4 black college students in North Carolina refuse to move from a deli counter when denied service
-A U-2 reconnaissance plane belonging to the US is shot down in the Soviet Union
-Hurricane "Donna" strikes the East Coast causing over 100 deaths in the US and the Antilles
-John F. Kennedy defeats Vice President Richard Nixon in the presidential race
-Cassius Clay (who later took the name Muhammad Ali) wins his first professional fight
-Michael Stipe, Tony Robbins, Bono, John F. Kennedy, Jr., and Jeffrey Dahmer are born
-Pittsburgh Pirates win the World Series
-Philadelphia Eagles win the NFL championship
-Montreal Canadiens win the Stanley Cup
-Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho is the top grossing film
-To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee is published
-The Beatles make their debut in Hamburg, Germany
-The Flintstones debut

1 comment:

Superhappyjen said...

The year I was born the Montreal Canadiens won the Stanley cup. Yipee!

Oh and there were some distasters: Hurricanes, plane crashes, nuclear accidents, that sort of thing.