On This Day In Baby Boomer History

Posted on August 6th, 2014 in Fashion,Movies,Music,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

“History: gossip well told.” ~Elbert Hubbard, philosopher

“History is the sum total of the things that could have been avoided.” ~Konrad Adenauer, statesman

“When a history book contains no lies it is always tedious.” ~Anatole France, novelist

2003: At the Wimbledon Women’s Finals, Serena Williams beat her sister Venus Williams.

1991: Colorado Rockies and Florida Marlins given final approval by baseball’s owners.

1989: Rock knock. Rod Stewart hits his head while on stage and drops unconscious.

1987: Drinks his juice like a good boy every morning. Mark McGwire is the first rookie to hit 30 home runs before All Star break.

1984: Supreme Court weakens 70-year-old “exclusionary rule” by declaring that evidence seized with defective court warrants can now be used in criminal trials.

1980: At Wimbledon, Evonne Goolagong beats Chris Evert.

1980: At Wimbledon, Bjorn Borg beats John McEnroe.

1973: “Live and Let Die” James Bond movie premieres.

1968: John Lennon sells his psychedelic painted Rolls-Royce.

1963: First Beatles tune to hit U.S. music charts “From Me to You” pops up at #87.

1954: B-52A bomber makes its maiden flight.

1949: New York Giants purchase Monty Irvin and Henry Thompson, the first blacks on the team.

1947: Larry Doby signs with Cleveland Indians to become the first black baseball player in the American League.

1946: The bikini swimsuit design debuts at Paris fashion show.

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