Tuesday, March 20, 2007

1952 the year I was born

Patrick got this from Educated Shoprat and I thought I would do mine... I looked up some Seffriken facts and added them too, also some I thought significant.

In 1954 (the year you were born)
Dwight Eisenhower is president of the US.
Johannes Gerhardus Strijdom becomes the 6th Prime Minister of South Africa.
Nautilus, the first atomic powered submarine, launches.
Boeing introduces the 707, bringing an end to British domination of the airlines.
Senator Joseph McCarthy begins leading televised hearings into alleged Communist influence in the Army In Memphis, Tennessee.
WHBQ becomes the first radio station to air an Elvis Presley record and Rock and Roll was on it's way!
Roger Bannister, a 25 year old from England, breaks the 4 minute mile with a time of 3:59.
Phil Rudd drummer of AC/DC is born.
Supreme Court rules unanimously that racial segregation in public schools is unconstitutional.
Texas Instruments announces the worldwide first Transistor radio.
Hurricane "Carol" hits the Long Island - New England area killing 60 and injuring 1000.
The first in the Godzilla series of films is released in Japan.
Senate condemns Joseph McCarthy for contempt of a Senate elections subcommittee during his Army investigation hearings In Sylacauga, Alabama.
a 4 kg meteorite crashes through the roof of a house and hits Ann Hodges, badly bruising her, in the first documented case of an object from outer space hitting a person.
Playboy magazine issue features Margie Harrison, the first playmate.
The first colour TV's are made by RCA but we only get TV in 1975!
Howard Stern, Oprah Winfrey, Christie Brinkley, John Travolta, and Jerry Seinfeld are born.
am I as old as John Travolta... I thought I was older!
New York Giants win the World Series.
The TV Dinner is introduced by American, Gerry Thomas and so the curse began.
Cleveland Browns win the NFL championship.
Volume 1, Issue 1 of Sports Illustrated is published.
Detroit Red Wings win the Stanley Cup.
Nobel prize for literature is won by Ernest Hemingway.
Lord of the Flies by William G. Golding is published.
Koos Kombuis, a poet, singer, entertainer and writer, is born in Cape Town

"History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon."
Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 - 1821)

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