Sunday, January 21, 2007

Gosh I am old

Snitched from

In 1953 (the year you were born)

Dwight Eisenhower becomes president of the US

President Eisenhower announces that he has given France $60 million for the Indochina War

Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norkay reach the top of Mt. Everest

Julius and Ethel Rosenburg are executed by electrocution at Sing Sing Prison

The Korean War ends in stalemate

The first color television sets go on sale for about $1,175

Ron Jeremy, Tony Blair, Pierce Brosnan, and Kim Basinger are born

New York Yankees win the World Series

Detroit Lions Win the NFL Championship

Montreal Canadiens win the Stanley Cup

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury is published

Elvis Presley records for the first time

68% of all United States television sets were tune in to I Love Lucy to watch Lucy give birth



Blogger Granny said...

I was 15 in 1953. You think you feel old?

I'll check 1938. I know FDR was President.

January 21, 2007 at 8:28 PM  
Blogger Granny said...

Except for the invention of the ball point pen, it was a awful year. They didn't mention Gone With the Wind and Wizard of Oz films but I think they were either '38 or early '39. Anyhow:

Franklin Delano Roosevelt is president of the US

A nationwide scare results from radio dramatization of War of the Worlds by Orson Welles

German troops roll into Austria; Hitler declares the reunification of Austria with the German Reich

In Germany, 7500 Jewish businesses are destroyed during Kristallnacht

The first practical ballpoint pen is developed by Laszlo Brio, A Hungarian journalist

The Germans invade Poland which leads the Allies to declare war

New York Yankees win the World Series

New York Giants win the NFL championship

Chicago Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup

January 21, 2007 at 8:31 PM  
Blogger peppylady said...

Gee your were 6 or 7 years old when I was born.
I know of couple of swaps are going around.
she doing a valentine one. I sign up for that one. I think the 24th is last day to sigh up.

Their anther valentine swap over at I haven't read much about this one.

Over at Prettylady is doing a sock exchange.

I only parpispate in only two swaps at a time.
Because the money factor.

January 21, 2007 at 11:25 PM  
Blogger Catch said...

IM afraid to do mine...Im not sure they even had sliced bread then!!!! lol. ( 1948)

January 22, 2007 at 6:17 AM  
Blogger dot said...

If they didn't have sliced bread in 48 then they sure didn't in 45 when I was born. They did have corn bread and biscuits tho!

January 22, 2007 at 8:54 AM  
Blogger Kati said...

Autumn, Thanks for the good wishes on my blog! Nice to meet you!

January 22, 2007 at 10:30 PM  
Blogger Ligeia said...

Very fun! I was born just a few years later :)

January 25, 2007 at 8:39 AM  

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