On This Day In Baby Boomer History

Posted on November 1st, 2013 in Celebrities,Gay Issues & Celebrities,Music,Television by Terry Hamburg

  “History is herstory, too.”  ~Anonymous “Legend: A lie that has attained the dignity of age.” ~H.L. Mencken, journalist “Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him.” ~Dwight D. Eisenhower 1988: Movie celebrities Jeff Goldblum andRead the Rest…

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On This Day In Baby Boomer History

Posted on October 21st, 2013 in Celebrities,Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

“Most history is guessing, and the rest is prejudice.”  ~Will and Ariel Durant, historians “People think too historically.  They are always living half in a cemetery.”  ~Aristide Briand, statesman “History is a pack of lies about events that never happened told by people who weren’t there.”  ~George Santayana, philosopher   2010: Wikileaks releases 250,000 classifiedRead the Rest…

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On This Day in Baby Boomer History

Posted on October 11th, 2013 in Collectibles,Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

“History never looks like history when you are living through it.” ~John W. Gardner, politician “When a history book contains no lies it is always tedious.” ~Anatole France, writer 2006: Google buys YouTube.com for $1.6 billion. 1987: Bruce Springsteen releases his 9th album, “Tunnel of Love.” 1983: Country Music Association award for Entertainer of theRead the Rest…

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On This Day In Baby Boomer History

Posted on September 9th, 2013 in Music,Politics,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

“History:gossip well told.”  ~Elbert Hubbard, philsopher “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 “If you think you have it tough, read history books.” ~Bill Maher, comedian 1990: Pete Rose begins 5 monthRead 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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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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This Was The Week That Was In Baby Boomer Music History

Posted on June 8th, 2013 in Music,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

  “Take a music bath once or twice a week for a few seasons. You will find it is to the soul what a water bath is to the body.”  ~Oliver Wendell Holmes 1996: “Rent” wins the Tony Award for Best Musical. 1993: “Angels in America” wins the Tony Award for Best Musical. 1993: ClevelandRead 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 Slang: Are You Hip To The Jive, Clyde?

Posted on May 4th, 2013 in Beat Generation,Counterculture/New Age,Music,Pop Culture,Sexual Revolution by Terry Hamburg

Bag, as a particular interest or area of expertise, is from 1964 and came from jazz jargon. It’s likely based on the notion of putting something in a bag, thus possessing it. Example: “Folk music is my bag, man.” It was a weekend hipster word that fell out of use in the 1970s. Boggie originally referredRead the Rest…

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