Baby Boomer Celebrity: What Happened to Charles Colson?

Posted on October 18th, 2013 in 1980s,Celebrities,Crime,Movies,Politics by Terry Hamburg

“Thanks to the grace of God, I took a lickin’ and kept on tickin’ until April 21, 2012.” When you hear my name, you probably recall the old me. You see, I’ve led two separate lives. The old one was nasty. I was only 38 when handed a political dream job: Special Counsel to just-electedRead the Rest…

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On This Day in Baby Boomer History

Posted on October 1st, 2013 in Movies,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

Political history is far too criminal and pathological to be a fit subject of study for the young. Children should acquire their heroes and villains from fiction. ~W.H. Auden, poet 1995: New York Yankees win the first baseball wildcard ever played. 1992: Cartoon Cable Network premieres. 1992: Ross Perot re-enters Presidental race. 1984: Gary Trudeau’sRead the Rest…

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On This Day In Baby Boomer History

Posted on August 17th, 2013 in Movies,Politics,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

“It is a great pity that every human being does not, at an early stage of his life, have to write a historical work. He would then realize that the human race is in quite a jam about truth.”  ~Rebecca West, novelist “History does not unfold: it piles up.”  ~Robert M. Adams, philosopher 2008: MichaelRead the Rest…

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On This Day In Baby Boomer History

Posted on August 10th, 2013 in Movies,Music,Politics,Television by Terry Hamburg

“Until lions have their historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunters.”  ~African Proverb “History is herstory, too.”  ~Author Unknown “A lot of history is just dirty politics cleaned up for the consumption of children and other innocents.”  ~Richard Reeves, journalist 1996: Bob Dole picks Jack Kemp as his Republican Vice Presidential runningRead the Rest…

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On This Day in Baby Boomer History

Posted on August 2nd, 2013 in Celebrities,Movies,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

  “History is merely gossip.”  ~Oscar Wilde   “History is a pack of lies about events that never happened told by people who weren’t there.”  ~George Santayana, philosopher   “Radical historians now the tell the story of Thanksgiving from the point of view of the turkey.”  ~Mason Cooley, literature professor   2004: Former President GeraldRead the Rest…

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On This Day In Baby Boomer History

Posted on July 26th, 2013 in Celebrities,Movies,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

“When a history book contains no lies it is always tedious.”  ~Anatole France, journalist “Perhaps nobody has changed the course of history as much as the historians.”  ~Franklin P. Jones, historian “The past is really almost as much a work of the imagination as the future.”  ~Jessamyn West, novelist   1996: Bomb explodes at AtlantaRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: What Happened To Billie Jean King?

Posted on July 22nd, 2013 in 1970s,1980s,Celebrities,Movies,Pop Culture,Sexual Revolution,Women's Liberation by Terry Hamburg

  With all due modesty, I became such a big baby boomer celebrity, how could I not fade a little after retirement? That moment came later than planned and cast some unwanted limelight. A “palimony” suit filed by a personal secretary in 1981 turned my life on its head. In one fell swoop, I wasRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: What Happened To Doris Day?

Posted on July 12th, 2013 in Celebrities,Movies,Music,Pop Culture,Sexual Revolution,Television by Terry Hamburg

  Do you know I’m the top-rated female box office celebrity of all time? That’s pretty darn amazing considering my movie career was over by the late 1960s. I became the victim of my pop culture self: type-cast as the wholesome, girl-next-store sweetheart, but that’s who I really was. The parents of young baby boomersRead the Rest…

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On This Day In Baby Boomer History

Posted on July 9th, 2013 in Celebrities,Movies,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

“Professor Samuel Johnston often said that if you didn’t know history, you didn’t know anything. You were a leaf that didn’t know it was part of a tree.” ~Michael Crichton, novelist “If you think you have it tough, read history books.” ~Bill Maher, comedian “Perhaps nobody has changed the course of history as much asRead the Rest…

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This Day In Baby Boomer History

Posted on June 29th, 2013 in Movies,Politics,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

“The historian has before him a jigsaw puzzle from which many pieces have disappeared. These gaps can be filled only by his imagination.”  ~Gaetano Salvemini, historian “Legend:  A lie that has attained the dignity of age.”  ~H.L. Mencken 1991: Soapstar Susan Lucci fails to get a Daytime Emmy Award for the 12th time. 1985: NewRead the Rest…

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