On This Day In Baby Boomer History

Posted on February 3rd, 2014 in Celebrities,Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

“History will be kind to me for I intend to write it. “~Winston Churchill “What is history but a fable agreed upon?” ~Napoleon Bonaparte “History is more or less bunk.” ~Henry Ford   1994: President Clinton lifts U.S. trade embargo against Vietnam. 1993: Federal trial of 4 police officers charged with civil rights violations inRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on January 21st, 2014 in 1950s,Celebrities,Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

I was hardly a one-hit wonder, but my career was hot and short. I was in the right place at the right time. A South Philly neighborhood buddy who went on to music fame and fortune recommended me for a recording contract. Before I could take a deep breath, I was a baby boomer teenRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer History On This Day

Posted on January 13th, 2014 in Music,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

“History is the essence of innumerable biographies”  ~Thomas Carlyle, philosopher “History: gossip well told. ” ~Elbert Hubbard, philosopher “Until lions have their historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunters.”  ~African Proverb 1995: America3 becomes the first all-female crew to win an America’s Cup race. 1994: Tonya Harding’s boyfriend and bodyguards are arrestedRead the Rest…

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On This Day In Baby Boomer History

Posted on December 14th, 2013 in Celebrities,Movies,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

“Historians are gossips who tease the dead.”  ~Voltaire “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 2010: WikiLeaks founder, JulianRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomers “Gangsters” Behaving Like Gangsters

Posted on November 20th, 2013 in 1990s,Celebrities,Crime,Television by Terry Hamburg

It was the baby boomers’ turn to control the crime mob. The Sopranos told their story. Here are some surprising, little known facts about your favorite celebrities who played those roles. A few acted like gangsters in real life: Young Robert Iler, who played Tony’s son A.J., had some serious run-ins with the law duringRead the Rest…

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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…

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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: 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…

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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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