Baby Boomer Celebrity: What Happened To Mark Spitz?

Posted on June 12th, 2013 in 1970s,Celebrities,Movies,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

    It took Michael Phelps a generation to break my 1972 Olympics mark of 7 gold medals. Each represented a new world record time. With all due modesty, I was the greatest swimmer of the baby boomer or any other era. I had done it all by age 22. When you’re that good, there’sRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on June 3rd, 2013 in 1960s,1970s,1980s,1990s,Celebrities,Movies,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

My Hollywood mug is as familiar to baby boomers as their grandmother’s. In fact, you’ve probably seen it more than dear old grandmama. But even when you look at me, you still don’t know my name. I’m “oh yeah, that guy…he really gets around…he’s uh…?” I’m what they call in Hollywood a “character actor,” aRead the Rest…

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On This Day In Baby Boomer History

Posted on May 31st, 2013 in Movies,Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

“History is herstory, too.”  ~Anonymous “Historians are gossips who tease the dead.”  ~Voltaire “More history’s made by secret handshakes than by battles, bills, and proclamations.”  ~John Barth, novelist   2012: Former Democratic Party Presidential candidate, John Edwards, is cleared on one count of corruption, with a mistrial declared on the other five counts. 2011: ReleaseRead the Rest…

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This Day in Baby Boomer History

Posted on May 24th, 2013 in Movies,Music,Television by Terry Hamburg

“Legend:  A lie that has attained the dignity of age.  ~H.L. Mencken, journalist “If you think you have it tough, read history books.” ~Bill Maher, comedian “Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history.”  ~Plato 1993: Kim Basinger files for bankruptcy to avoid paying a $8.1 million lawsuit to Main Line Pictures for backing outRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Movie Bomb

Posted on April 23rd, 2013 in 1990s,Celebrities,Movies,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

    This postman didn’t even ring once, but it looked great on paper. Take an award-winning novel and have an award-winning actor direct and star in the movie adaptation. Throw in a baby boomer pop culture music icon playing a future version of himself. Surely, you have a critical and box office hit. TheRead the Rest…

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Could Baby Boomer Memory Loss Be A Good Thing?

Posted on April 16th, 2013 in Midlife,Movies,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

      You read a lot about midlife baby boomer memory problems. There’s even a theory that it’s worse for boomers due to the stress of rapid social change during their formative years. But are all those old baby boomer memories worth remembering? Don’t you wish sometimes that you could forget? Help is onRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer 1950s: Best of Times, Worst of Times?

Posted on April 9th, 2013 in 1950s,Movies,Politics,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

  Worst: As Allen Ginsberg penned in the great Beatnik poem, Howl: “I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness…” Best: What you saw was a handful of elitist intellectuals and artists grouse about popular acceptance of the status quo. Worst: Do you deny that conformity, repression, racism, and sexism were theRead the Rest…

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This Day in Baby Boomer History

Posted on April 5th, 2013 in Celebrities,Movies,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

“History teaches us the mistakes we are going to make.”  ~Anonymous “All history becomes subjective; in other words there is properly no history, only biography.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson 1993: The new Colorado Rockies and Florida Marlins play their first baseball games. 1993: Construction begins on Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 1992: Voting begins onRead the Rest…

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This Day in Baby Boomer Movie History

Posted on March 29th, 2013 in Movies,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

  “You know what your problem is, it’s that you haven’t seen enough movies – all of life’s riddles are answered in the movies.” ~Steve Martin   1993: “The Unforgiven” wins the Academy Award for Best Picture. Clint Eastwood picks up Best Director for the western Saga.   1992: At the Golden Raspberry Awards, “HudsonRead the Rest…

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This Day in Baby Boomer History

Posted on March 22nd, 2013 in Midlife,Movies,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

  “A history in which every particular incident may be true may on the whole be false.”  ~Thomas Macaulay, historian   “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 considered to be the father of historicalRead the Rest…

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