Today in Baby Boomer History

Posted on July 30th, 2011 in 1950s,1960s,1970s,1980s,Uncategorized by Terry Hamburg

1996: After 20 years, Tommy Lasoda retires as manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

1984: A baby boomer favorite soap opera, Santa Barbara, premieres on network television.

1974: Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa disappears in suburban Detroit.

1974: House Judiciary Committee votes on third and last charge of “high crimes and misdemeanors” to impeach President Nixon in the Watergate cover-up.

1971: George Harrison releases Bangladesh album.

: U.S. Apollo 15 lands on the Moon. Astronauts David Scott and James Irwin then spend 18 hours riding around the surface.

1969: Barbara Streisand opens for Liberace in Las Vegas.

1966: Beatles’ Yesterday and Today album shoots to #1.

Controversial “Butcher” Cover/Sanitized Replacement Cover

1966: In an escalation of the war, U.S. planes bomb the demilitarized zone in Vietnam.

1965: President Johnson signs the Medicare bill.

1956: In God We Trust is authorized as the official U.S. motto. It appears on all paper currency the next year.

1954: Elvis Presley joins Memphis Federation of Musicians, Local 71.

1948: Professional wrestling premieres on prime-time network TV.

First TV Wrestling Star: Gorgeous George

1946: 1st rocket to attain 100 miles altitude.

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