Sunday, January 28, 2007

It was a very good year...

In 1965 (the year you were born)
Lyndon B. Johnson is president of the US

Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara calls for a nationwide network of bomb shelters

Former leader of the Black Muslims, Malcolm X, is shot and killed in New York City

To protest voting rights discrimination, civil rights demonstrators begin a march for Selma to Montgomery with federal troop protection

The first commercial satellite, Early Bird, is launched into space by Nasa to transmit telephone and television signals

Voting Rights Act is signed into law

Riots by young blacks in the Watts area of Los Angeles begin, causing $200 million in damage

Hurricane Betsy claims 75 lives in southern Florida and Louisiana

United States President Lyndon Johnson proclaims his "Great Society" during his State of the Union address

Dr. Dre, Sarah Jessica Parker, Robert Downey Jr., Shania Twain, Moby, and Ben Stiller are born

Los Angeles Dodgers win the World Series

Green Bay Packers win the NFL championship

Montreal Canadiens win the Stanley Cup

The Sound of Music, starring Julie Andrews, is the top grossing film

Dune by Frank Herbert is published

The Beatles' Rubber Soul is released

"Satisfaction" by Rolling Stones is a top hit

The Beatles appear on The Ed Sullivan Show, performing songs from their new album Help!

Sony introduces the Betamax, a home video tape recorder

Nearly all of NBC's programs are now broadcast in color

I Dream of Jeannie premieres

Of the events mentioned, which would you most liked to have witnessed in person? 

I suppose I would have to say the Super Bowl!  Bart Starr baby!!!

Of the people mentioned, who would you most like to meet in person?

The Beatles, I guess.

Of the people mentioned, who would you least like to meet in person?

Probably, Ed Sullivan, I have read that he was not really that nice.

Which of the events do you think had the most profound effect on history?

The Civil Rights movement.

Which of the events do you think contributed the most to our culture?

Wow, that is a good question, I suppose the Beatles and the whole 'mania' that happened around them.  It has continued, year after year, just with new subjects to be 'maniacal' about, I suppose.

But, color tv has certainly become an entrenched part of our culture as well! lol

From Patrick's Weekender, answer these questions after finding out what happened on the year of your birth (see the above link). 


erarein63 said...

I posted my Saturday Six and Sunday Seven on my blogspot... De ;)

tenyearnap said...

Oh your year is way more interesting than mine!
:) Cin

rdautumnsage said...

K, that was easy LOL. We were both born the same year so , hey thank you very much for doing all the work for me. LMAO!! I know I'm a nuisance , a flake, etc. But you have to agree its a spin off from being born in the middle of the 60's. Love Ya Indigo

hadonfield78 said...

That was an excellent year.....