Sunday, February 17, 2013

50th birthday


 We had a birthday lunch for Virgil. It was nice to view his past 5 decades through some 50 photo collages. We also read some headlines from 1963(see below)For lunch, we had some cajun favorites topped off with the lemon blueberry cake. 

Headlines From 1963
President of USA ~ John Fitzgerald Kennedy ,Popular tv shows- My favorite Martian, The Beverly Hillbillies, Bonanza, Petticoat Junction, songs: It’s my Party, My boyfriends back, Pop Artist Andy Warhol gain national notoriety, 200,000 people march on Washington to hear Dr Marin Luther King Jr speech,Michael Jackson is 5 years old singing with the Jackson 5

*January 1 1963- Alabama Crimson Tide defeated Oklahoma sooners 17-0 Orange Bowl
*January 6- The musical Oliver debuted on Broadway
*January 7 - The price of mailing a letter rose from 4cents to 5 Cents
*January 8 - daVinci’s Mona Lisa is displayed for the first time in the US in Washington DC
*January 26- The Baseball league voted unanimously to increase the size of the strike zone “to space above home plate which is between the top of the batter's shoulders and his knees when he assumes his natural position". 
*February 12- Construction began on the Gateway arch in St Louis (over 2 years to complete)
*February 18 1963- James Virgil Prewitt born, John Travolta turns 9 years old, Vanna White turned 6 years old, Michael Jordan turns 1 day old
*February 24- Tiny Lund wins the Daytona 500 , Richard Petty finished 6th
March 5 Patsy Cline killed in a plane crash
*March 6 First woman in space
*March 21 Alcatraz is closed because it cost twice as much to operate as other federal units
*March 30 The first direct dialed trans-Atlantic telephone calls were mae beteween the UK and USA
*April 1- General Hospital - the guinness book of world record holder for longest running soap opera first airs
*April 7- Jack Nicklaus wins first Masters
*April 8- Lawrence of Arabia wins the Oscar for best picture, Best actor goes to Gregory Peck for To kill a Mockingbird, Best Actress Anne Bancroft - the miracle worker
*May 4- Chateaugay won the Kentucky derby 
*May 8- Dr. No ~the first James Bond film premiered in US with Sean Connery as Agent 007
*May 15 Grammy 5th year- winners- Record of the year Tony Bennett- “I left my heart in San Francisco, Pop group- Peter Paul and Mary for If I had a Hammer, Best female Ella Fitzgerald for Ella Swings brightly with nelson, Best r&b Ray Charles for I can’t stop loving you
*June7- Rolling Stones first single released in Uk “Come On”
*June 11 Govenor Wallace stood in the door of University of Alabama to protest integration
*June 12- Cleopatra starring Elizabeth Taylor has world premier
*July2 -The ‘greatest game ever pitched’ Giants vs Braves- 9th inning 0-0 ended in 16th by a home run from Willie Mays
*July- Zip codes were introduced nation wide
*july 5- shortest record for briefest session by US Senate meeting began at 9:00 am and ended 3 seconds later
*August 28 Martin Luther King Jr gives “I have a Dream” speech  
*September 16- Malaysia is formed 
*October 18-Virgil Prewitt turns 8 months old
*November 18- The first push button telephone is made available to AT&T customers
*November 15- Volcanic eruption under the sea near iceland creates the new island of Surtsey
*November 22, President Kennedy Assisinated 
*November 29 the Beatles release “I want to hold your hand”
*December 6 Beatles also begin tradition of releasing a Christmas Album 
*December 7- instant replay is invented and used on the Army- Navy game
*December 25 Walt Disney the sword in the stone is released-18th animated film

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