Today in Baby Boomer History

Posted on May 9th, 2012 in Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

“A nation that forgets its past can function no better than an individual with amnesia.”  ~ David McCullough, historian

“The past actually happened but history is only what someone wrote down. ” ~ A. Whitney Brown, comedian

1997: First U.S. ambassador since end of the Vietnam War arrives in Saigon.

1992: Final episode of television hit Golden Girls.

1991: Michael Landon appears on Tonight Show and announces he has cancer.

1984: Pop culture icon Alexander Calder’s sculpture “Big Crinkly” sells for an astonishing (then) $852,000.

1983: Country Music Awards: Alabama wins Best Album for Closer You Get. Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers get Best Single for Islands in the Stream.

1974: House Judiciary Committee begins formal hearings on President Nixon’s impeachment.

1979: U.S. and U.S.S.R. sign Salt 2 treaty, limiting nuclear weapons.

1977: Patty Hearst released from jail by President Carter’s order.

1971: Emmy Awards: All in the Family takes Best Comedy. Best Variety (musical) goes to the Carol Burnett Show; Best Variety (talk) is the Dick Cavett Show.

1970: 100,000 demonstrate in Washington against Vietnam War and the Kent State shootings.

1965: Beatles attend a Bob Dylan concert.

1960: U.S. becomes the first country to legalize a birth control pill.

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