20 September 2011

Long Ago and Far Away ...

Here's another Ten on Tuesday that sounded like fun:

 10 Headlines From the Year You Were Born

I don't know how "headline-y" these are, but they are the ten that most interested/amused me.

1.  January 16 - Egyptian leader Gamal Abdel Nasser vows to reconquer Palestine.

2. February 23 - Norma Jean Mortenson legally changes her name to Marilyn Monroe.

3.  March 15 - the Broadway musical "My Fair Lady" opens in New York City.

4.  April 27 - Heavyweight boxing champion Rocky Marciano retires without losing a professional match.

5.  June 29 - President Dwight Eisenhower signs The Federal Highway Act, creating the Interstate Highway System.

6.  September 9 - Elvis Presley appears on "The Ed Sullivan Show" for the first time.

7.  October 29 - "The Huntley-Brinkley Report" debuts on NBC.

8.  November 3  - "The Wizard of Oz" makes its TV debut on CBS.

9.  The Nobel Peace Prize is not awarded.

10.  March 14 - I am born (this was likely a headline in my family!), thus making this blog post possible.

(Yeah, I'm old.  But I'm just glad that there were no headlines from my birth year  like "Humans Discover Fire" ...)


Kim said...

Totally doing this. I love this kind of thing.

Claudia Bugh said...

What a fun thing to do!!! And didn't you know that 50 is the new 30? I feel good about that until I look in the mirror.

BTW Simcha has a new lucky clover bandana to wear during games ~ I'm sure it's helping :)

Lynn said...

Or discovered the wheel!!!! LOL Interesting facts in your birth year!!!!

Carrie#K said...

The Nobel Peace Prize knew you were coming that year. Or something like that.

Fun! I remember the Huntley-Brinkley Report. I remember when newscasters had gravitas.

Lorraine said...

Bridget- You're not old. Just well rounded.