Baby Boomer Celebrity: What Happened to John Lindsay?

Posted on February 23rd, 2014 in 1960s,1970s,Celebrities,Politics by Terry Hamburg

I began as the brightest of political stars: a World War II hero, Yale Law degree, married to the sister of future President G. H. Bush, and elected to Congress from the “Silk Stocking” district of Manhattan. 6’4″, trim, charismatic, and devilishly good-looking, is it any wonder that when elected Mayor of New York inRead the Rest…

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On This Day In Baby Boomer History

Posted on February 18th, 2014 in Music,Politics,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

“History never looks like history when you are living through it.”  ~John W. Gardner, statesman “Each time history repeats itself, the price goes up.”  ~Anonymous “More history’s made by secret handshakes than by battles, bills, and proclamations.”  ~John Barth, novelist 2011: A rare Andy Warhol self-portrait sells for $10.79 million pounds at Christie’s auction. 2011: Music legendRead the Rest…

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On This Day in Baby Boomer History

Posted on November 25th, 2013 in Movies,Music,Politics,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

“Historian: an unsuccessful novelist.” ~H.L. Mencken, journalist “A lot of history is just dirty politics cleaned up for the consumption of children and other innocents.”  ~Richard Reeves, political writer “More history’s made by secret handshakes than by battles, bills, and proclamations.”  ~John Barth, novelist 1996: After 24 years, Disneyland Main Street Electrical Parade, ends. 1986:Read the Rest…

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On This Day In Baby Boomer History

Posted on November 7th, 2013 in Black History & Personalities,Politics,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

“History teaches us the mistakes we are going to make.”  ~Anonymous “History is a jangle of accidents, blunders, surprises and absurdities, and so is our knowledge of it, but if we are to report it at all we must impose some order upon it.” ~Henry Steele Commanger, historian   2010: Talk show host Conan O’BrienRead the Rest…

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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 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 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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Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on August 5th, 2013 in 1960s,1970s,1980s,Celebrities,Politics,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

  Although I achieved fame and fortune, I had humble beginnings. My parents were Italian immigrants who squeezed out a living at the their “restaurant,” Yocco’s Hot Dogs. I began my career as a engineer in the auto industry but sales and marketing were my forte. I rose quickly through the ranks at Ford whereRead the Rest…

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On This Day In Baby Boomer History

Posted on July 18th, 2013 in Celebrities,Politics,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

  “History is herstory, too.” ~Anonymous “Legend: A lie that has attained the dignity of age.” ~H.L. Mencken, journalist “It might be a good idea if the various countries of the world would occasionally swap history books, just to see what other people are doing with the same set of facts.” ~Bill Vaughan, journalist 1991:Read the Rest…

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