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…

On This Day In Baby Boomer History

Posted on November 17th, 2013 in Celebrities,Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

“Every age has a keyhole to which its eye is pasted.”  ~Mary McCarthy, novelist “History is merely gossip.”  ~Oscar Wilde “When a history book contains no lies it is always tedious.”  ~Anatole France, novelist 2010: Longtime U.S. Democratic Representative Charlie Rangel is found guilty of multiple violations of House rules, including failure to pay incomeRead the Rest…

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…

Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on November 5th, 2013 in 1950s,1960s,Hippie,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

I used to be a household name but I’m guessing most baby boomers don’t remember me much, even though I was a regular TV talk show guest in the 1950s and 60s and appeared on Steve Allen no less than 25 times. I became a pop culture icon. I was a hippie before there wereRead the Rest…

Baby Boomers Saw Europe On $5 A Day

Posted on October 25th, 2013 in 1950s,1960s,Movies,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

It was the early baby boomer tourist bible. The hotel is a charming three story in the trendy, artsy Monmartre section of Paris, the location of so many movies of the times: An American in Paris, Gigi, Funny Face, Charade. Arthur Frommer highly recommended the residence. The 1965 edition warned that prices had risen aRead the Rest…

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…

Baby Boomers Invented Reality Television In The 1970s

Posted on October 14th, 2013 in 1970s,Celebrities,Gay Issues & Celebrities,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

Reality Televison. So contemporary. So 21st century. So wrong. Let’s return to ancient baby boomer times: A.D. 1973. A reality show used to mean National Geographic. Everyone thinks the pop culture genre was invented around 2000. It was re-invented. A daring series hit television in 1973: an out-the box idea to do live running footageRead the Rest…

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…

Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on October 4th, 2013 in 1970s,1980s,Celebrities,Me Generation,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

  I was one natty, cool dude, dude. I rose like a meteorite in the auto industry by developing models baby boomers craved. First was the wildly popular Pontiac GTO. Next came the Firebird, soon outselling the Camero. And then the Grand Prix, the most successful new car in 1969 that blew luxury competition outRead the Rest…

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…