Today in Baby Boomer History

Posted on April 5th, 2012 in Movies,Music,Pop Culture,Uncategorized by Terry Hamburg

“Very few things happen at the right time, and the rest do not happen at all: the conscientious historian will correct these defects.”  ~Herodotus, the ancient Greek often called “The Father of History.”

1993: Construction begins on Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

1988: Michael Dukakis is chosen as the Democratic nominee for President.

1987: Fox TV network premieres. The first show is Married With Children.

1974: The world’s tallest building at the time (110 stories), the World Trade Center opens in New York City.

1972: Baseball season debut is delayed due to a strike.

1971: U.S. Lt William Calley is sentenced to life in prison for his role in the Vietnam My Lai killings.

1965: Battle of the musicals. At the Academy Awards My Fair Lady beats Mary Poppins for Best Movie. It’s star Rex Harrison wins Best Actor while Julie Andrews as Mary Poppins is Best Actress. Guess who played opposite Rex Harrison in the stage version of My Fair Lady. Julie Andrews.

1965: Lava Lamp Day is celebrated.

1963: Beatles receive their first Silver Disc – for Please Please Me.

1961: Budding pop music star Barbra Streisand appears on the Jack Paar Show.

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