What happened the year you were born?

June 12, 2007 at 11:00 pm (Uncategorized)


In 1966 (the year you were born)


Lyndon B. Johnson is president of the US

As part of nationwide protest against the Vietnam War, demonstrations are staged all over the US

In Miranda vs. Arizona, the Supreme Court rules that criminal suspects must be apprised of their rights before interrogation

US planes begin bombing of the Hanoi area of North Vietnam

Controversial American comedian Lenny Bruce is found dead of a drug overdose in his home

John Lennon says, “We are more popular than Jesus” sparking controversy in the US

The first black Senator is elected to the United States Senate

Cindy Crawford, Janet Jackson, Mike Tyson, Halle Berry, Adam Sandler, and Kiefer Sutherland are born

Baltimore Orioles win the World Series

Green Bay Packers win the NFL championship

Montreal Canadiens win the Stanley Cup

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is the top grossing film

Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann is published

Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys and Sounds of Silence by Simon and Garfunkel are released

Star Trek and The Newlywed Game premiere

What Happened the Year You Were Born?
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2 Comments

  1. Dick Small said,

    1967

    Lyndon B. Johnson is president of the US

    President Johnson and Soviet premiere Aleksei Kosygin agree not to let any crisis push them into wore

    Thurgood Marshall is sworn in as the first black Supreme Court justice

    The first home microwave is released by Amana

    Dave Matthews, Kurt Cobain, Liz Phair, Vin Diesel, Julia Roberts, and Anna Nicole Smith are born

    St. Louis Cardinals win the World Series

    Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl I

    Boston Bruins win the Stanley Cup

    Disney’s The Jungle Book and The Graduate are the top grossing films

    One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez is published

    Paul McCartney announces that all four members of the Beatles have “dropped acid”

    For the first time, Jimi Hendrix sets his guitar on fire during a concert in London

    Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is released

    The first issue of Rolling Stone magazine is published

    The FCC orders that cigarette ads on television, radio and in print must include a warning about the health risks of smoking.

  2. Skylers Dad said,

    1957 (it’s not old, for a tree)

    Dwight Eisenhower is president of the US

    First civil rights bill since Reconstruction to protect blacks’ voting rights is approved by Congress

    Hurricane “Audrey” destroys Cameron, Louisiana killing 390 people

    National Guardsmen bar nine black students from entering previously all white Central High School in Little Rock

    Russians launch Sputnik I, first earth orbiting satellite

    The FBI arrests Jimmy Hoffa and charges him with bribery

    Vanna White, Osama bin Laden, Sid Vicious, and Melanie Griffith are born

    Milwaukee Brewers win World Series

    Detroit Lions win NFL championship

    Montreal Canadiens win Stanley Cup

    On the Road by Jack Kerouac is published

    The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss is published

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