A Busy Day in Baby Boomer History

Posted on September 9th, 2014 in Celebrities,Music,Politics,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

“The great eventful Present hides the Past; but through the din of its loud life, hints and echoes from the life behind steal in.” ~John Greenleaf Whittier 2009: President Obama promises he will ‘get something done this year’ on healthcare reform. 1992: MTV awards: Eric Clapton’s “Tears in Heaven” is Best Male Video. “Why” byRead the Rest…


Baby Boomer Gender Bender TV Bomb

Posted on September 5th, 2014 in 1970s,1980s,Celebrities,Pop Culture,Sexual Revolution,Television,Women's Liberation by Terry Hamburg

Innovative. Hip. Produced by the television king of sit-com, Norman Lear, a father of boomers who understood the baby boomer psyche. All That Glitters was also a bust. You might not remember or were too young to catch the show, remarkable for its failure and obscurity. The intriguing premise should have worked at the time:Read the Rest…


You Know You’re A Baby Boomer If…

Posted on September 2nd, 2014 in Midlife,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

“Age is a question of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” “How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you were?” Wisdom of legendary Leroy “Satchel” Paige, who pitched in the Negro leagues until his first major league game at age 42. ***** “You Know…” <> Beehive wasRead the Rest…


On This Day in Baby Boomer History

Posted on August 27th, 2014 in Celebrities,Music,Politics,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

  2012: At the National Convention in Tampa, Florida, the U.S. Republican Party nominates Mitt Romney. 2011: Katy Perry wins the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards for Video for the Year award for her song ‘Firework.’   2010: A crowd of 500,000 people attend a ‘Restoring Honor’ rally hosted by Glenn Beck at the NationalRead the Rest…


Baby Boomer Pet of the 1970s

Posted on August 19th, 2014 in 1970s,Collectibles,Fads & Toys,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

  It gave people a few moments of absolutely meaningless pleasure in a troubled world—no small accomplishment. If there were more fads there would probably be a lot fewer psychiatrists. ~Ken Hakuta, inventor of the Wacky Wall Wacker.   It baby boomed into the firmament and then plummeted to earth with a thud heard roundRead the Rest…


Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on August 14th, 2014 in 1980s,1990s,Celebrities,Politics,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

  I’m best known as the host of a controversial television show. But there’s plenty you don’t know about this baby boomer, and I bet you’ll be surprised. My parents were refugees from Nazi Germany. I earned a law degree from Northwestern and delivered its School of Law Commencement Address in 2008. I served as aRead the Rest…


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 FloridaRead the Rest…


Baby Boomer Money Wisdom

Posted on August 2nd, 2014 in Celebrities,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

“The only reason a great many American families don’t own an elephant is that they have never been offered an elephant for a dollar down and easy weekly payments.” ~Mad Magazine “Inflation is when you pay fifteen dollars for the ten-dollar haircut you used to get for five dollars when you had hair.” ~Sam Ewing,Read the Rest…


Baby Boomer Celebrity: What Happened to Mark Spitz?

Posted on July 29th, 2014 in 1970s,1990s,Celebrities,Midlife,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…


Baby Boomer History On This Day

Posted on July 17th, 2014 in Movies,Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

“Until lions have their historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunters.” ~African Proverb “Very few things happen at the right time, and the rest do not happen at all: the conscientious historian will correct these defects.” ~Herodotus “Historians are gossips who tease the dead.” ~Voltaire 1995: Forbes Mag announces Bill Gates isRead the Rest…