22 November 2008

Ummm, am I really that old??

In 1959 (the year you were born)

Dwight Eisenhower is president of the US

Fidel Castro takes power in Cuba

Alaska is admitted as the 49th state

Lee Petty wins the first Daytona 500 stock car race

Tibet's Dalai Lama escapes to India

Hawaii admitted as the 50th state

Soviet premiere Krushchev begins unprecedented visit to US

The Barbie doll debuts

John McEnroe, Kyle MacLachlan, Tom Arnold, Perry Farrell, Kevin Spacey, and Weird Al Yankovic are born

A plane crash kills Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and The Big Bopper - becomes known as "The Day The Music Died"

Los Angeles Dodgers win the World Series

Baltimore Colts win the NFL championship

Montreal Canadiens win the Stanley Cup

Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein is published

The Twilight Zone debuts on TV

1 comment:

Irene said...

I have the same list, too. ;)

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