Specially Created For: Davida Kalina Sunday December 27, 1953 Celebrating a Special Day

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Specially Created For: Davida Kalina Sunday December 27, 1953

President/V.P. - Dwight D. Eisenhower / Richard M. Nixon

Celebrating a Special Day

Former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill is awarded the Nobel Prize for literature. Churchill is praised for his "historical works and biographies as well as his brilliant speeches made in service of human valor." The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded to U.S. Secretary of State George Marshall. In other news, Great Britain and Iran agree to re-establish diplomatic relations. General Electric promises to fire all communist employees.

Events of the Month

Back in 1953, the popular songs were: I Believe performed by Frankie Laine; No Other Love performed by Perry Como; O Mein Papa sung by Eddie Fisher; as well as Oh' by Pee Wee Hunt. Also topping the musical charts: Pretend by Nat King Cole; Rags to Riches by Tony Bennett; Tell Me You're Mine by Gaylords; and the ever popular You,you,you by The Ames Brothers

Popular Music

In 1953, a gallon of milk sold for $.94, a loaf of bread sold for $.16, a new car sold for

$1,850.00, a gallon of gas sold for $.22, and a new house sold for $17,400.00. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was about 280.90.

In 2021, a gallon of milk sold for $3.53, a loaf of bread sold for $1.50, a new car sold for

$28,745.00, a gallon of gas sold for $2.60, and a new house sold for $313,000.00. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was about 30,077.81. The average wage earner in 1953 made $4,011.00 per year, compared to today $40,170

Then vs. Now Cost of Living Comparisons

'From Here To Eternity'- Directed by Fred Zinnemann won the Best Movie Academy Award in 1953. Also this year, the Academy Award for Best Actor went to William Holden for his role in 'Stalag 17' and the Best Actress Award went to Audrey Hepburn for her role in 'Roman Holiday'

Academy Award Winning Movies

The New York Yankees defeat the Brooklyn Dodgers to win their fifth World Series in a row. The Braves move from Boston to Milwaukee. Detroit defeats Cleveland 17-16 to become the National League Football champions. In tennis, Australia wins its fourth straight Davis Cup. Vic Siexas wins the men's singles title at Wimbledon. In the NBA, Minneapolis defeats New York and Neil Johnston of Philadelphia becomes this year's scoring leader. Rocky Marciano KO's Joe Walcott in a heavyweight. Dark Star wins the Kentucky Derby.

The Year's Sports Highlights

Chemist and bacteriologist Louis Pasteur - 1822

Actor John Amos - 1939 Actor Gerard Depardieu - 1948 Actor Marlene Dietrich - 1901

Famous People Born on This Date

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Specially Created For: Cynthia Susedik Friday December 22, 1961

President/V.P. - John F. Kennedy / Lyndon B. Johnson

Celebrating a Special Day

In Caracas, Venezuela, President Kennedy begins his South American tour and is well received. The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded posthumously to former U.N.

General-Secretary Dag Hammarskjold. In Indonesia, Sukarno orders the mobilization of the army and plans to attack Dutch New Guinea. President Moise Tshombe of Katanga agrees to reunify with the Congo. In other news, American geologists at Princeton University propose a revolutionary new theory about continental drift, which postulates that the continents move because they float on huge plates of heavier rocks.

Events of the Month

Back in 1961, the popular songs were: Poney Time performed by Chubby Checker; Blue Moon performed by The Marcels; Hit The Road Jack sung by Ray Charles; as well as Mother-In-Law by Ernie K-Doe. Also topping the musical charts: Surrender by Elvis Presley; Runaway by Del Shannon; Runaround Sue by Dion; and the ever popular Please Mister Postman by The Marvelettes

Popular Music

In 1961, a gallon of milk sold for $1.05, a loaf of bread sold for $.21, a new car sold for

$2,275.00, a gallon of gas sold for $.25, and a new house sold for $30,000.00. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was about 731.14.

In 2021, a gallon of milk sold for $3.53, a loaf of bread sold for $1.50, a new car sold for

$28,745.00, a gallon of gas sold for $2.60, and a new house sold for $313,000.00. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was about 30,077.81. The average wage earner in 1961 made $5,315.00 per year, compared to today $40,170

Then vs. Now Cost of Living Comparisons

'West Side Story'- Directed by Robert Wise won the Best Movie Academy Award in 1961. Also this year, the Academy Award for Best Actor went to Maximillian Schell for his role in 'Judgment at Nuremberg' and the Best Actress Award went to Sophia Loren for her role in 'Two Women'

Academy Award Winning Movies

The New York Yankees win the World Series in the fifth game against the Cincinnati Reds. The Green Bay Packers shut out the New York Giants 37-0 for the NFL title. A.J. Foyt, Jr. wins the Indy 500 averaging 139.1 mph. Marvin Panch averages 150 mph and breaks the world 500-mile race record. Ty Cobb, the first player elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, dies. The Boston Celtics win the National Basketball Association championship, after defeating St. Louis for the third year in a row. A horse named Carry Back wins the Kentucky Derby.

The Year's Sports Highlights

Bee Gees singers Maurice and Robin Gibb - 1949

Composer Giacomo Puccini - 1858 TV newscaster Diane Sawyer - 1945 Painter Jean-Michel Basquiat - 1960

Famous People Born on This Date

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Specially Created For: Mary Chandler Tuesday December 4, 1962

President/V.P. - John F. Kennedy / Lyndon B. Johnson

Celebrating a Special Day

In Washington, D.C., President Kennedy supports an emergency communications link from the White House to the Kremlin. In the Dominican Republic, pro-American Juan Bosch Gavino is elected president. India shuts down its consulate in communist China. In other news, American author John Steinbeck is awarded the Nobel Prize for literature. Steinbeck is recognized for his classic novels "The Grapes of Wrath" and "East of Eden." The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded to Linus Pauling for his efforts against nuclear weapons.

Events of the Month

Back in 1962, the popular songs were: Big Girls Don't Cry performed by The Four Seasons; Duke of Earl performed by Gene Chandler; Good Luck Charm sung by Elvis Presley; as well as Johnny Angel by Shelley Fabares. Also topping the musical charts: Roses Are Red by Bobby Vinton; Sherry by The Four Seasons; Soldier Boy by The Shirelles; and the ever popular The Twist by Chubby Checker

Popular Music

In 1962, a gallon of milk sold for $1.04, a loaf of bread sold for $.21, a new car sold for

$2,275.00, a gallon of gas sold for $.26, and a new house sold for $30,000.00. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was about 652.10.

In 2021, a gallon of milk sold for $3.53, a loaf of bread sold for $1.50, a new car sold for

$28,745.00, a gallon of gas sold for $2.60, and a new house sold for $313,000.00. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was about 30,077.81. The average wage earner in 1962 made $5,556.00 per year, compared to today $40,170

Then vs. Now Cost of Living Comparisons

'Lawrence Of Arabia'- Directed by David Lean won the Best Movie Academy Award in 1962. Also this year, the Academy Award for Best Actor went to Gregory Peck for his role in 'To Kill a Mockingbird' and the Best Actress Award went to Anne Bancroft for her role in 'The Miracle Worker'

Academy Award Winning Movies

The New York Yankees defeat the Giants, now of San Francisco, to take the World Series in baseball. Jackie Robinson is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. In football, the Green Bay Packers become NFL Champions, defeating the New York Giants, 16-7. The Boston Celtics win their fourth straight NBA title, this time defeating the Los Angeles Lakers. Jack Nicklaus wins the U. S. Open Golf title. Dawn Fraser becomes the first woman to swim 100 meters in less than a minute. A horse named Decidedly wins the Kentucky Derby with jockey Willie Hartack.

The Year's Sports Highlights

Actor Jeff Bridges - 1949 Model Tyra Banks - 1973

Spanish dictator Francisco Franco -1892

Comedian Fred Armisen - 1966 Famous People

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Specially Created For: Marc Donati Monday December 16, 1963

President/V.P. - Lyndon B. Johnson / No Vice President

Celebrating a Special Day

In New York, Idlewild is renamed John F. Kennedy Airport. In Washington D.C., the Federal Bureau of Investigation concludes that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in the assassination of U.S. President John Kennedy. The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded to Linus Pauling. Pauling is lauded for his work to create a nuclear test ban. This was the second time Linus Pauling won a Nobel Prize. In other news, Zanzibar regains its independence from Great Britain after 73 years. Meanwhile, Jomo Kenyatta is appointed prime minister of Kenya.

Events of the Month

Back in 1963, the popular songs were: Be My Baby performed by The Ronettes; Blowin' in the Wind performed by Peter, Paul & Mary; Easier Said Than Done sung by Essex; as well as He's So Fine by The Chiffons. Also topping the musical charts: It's My Party by Lesley Gore; My Boyfriend's Back by Angels; Walk Like a Man by Four Seasons; and the ever popular Walk Right In by Rooftop Singers

Popular Music

In 1963, a gallon of milk sold for $1.04, a loaf of bread sold for $.21, a new car sold for

$2,300.00, a gallon of gas sold for $.25, and a new house sold for $30,000.00. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was about 762.95.

In 2021, a gallon of milk sold for $3.53, a loaf of bread sold for $1.50, a new car sold for

$28,745.00, a gallon of gas sold for $2.60, and a new house sold for $313,000.00. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was about 30,077.81. The average wage earner in 1963 made $5,807.00 per year, compared to today $40,170

Then vs. Now Cost of Living Comparisons

'Tom Jones'- Directed by Tony Richardson won the Best Movie Academy Award in 1963. Also this year, the Academy Award for Best Actor went to Sidney Poitier for his role in 'Lilies of the Field' and the Best Actress Award went to Patricia Neal for her role in 'Hud'

Academy Award Winning Movies

The Los Angeles Dodgers defeat the New York Yankees in four straight games to win baseball's World Series. The Chicago Bears beat the New York Giants 14-10 to capture the National Football League title. Baseball great Willie Mays signs a one-year, $100,000 contract with the Giants. The Boston Celtics beat the Los Angeles Lakers to capture the NBA title. Jacques Anquetil wins the Tour de France for the fourth time. A horse named Chateaugay pulls ahead to win the Kentucky Derby.

The Year's Sports Highlights

Actor Benjamin Bratt - 1963

Anthropologist Margaret Mead - 1901 TV journalist Lesley Stahl - 1941 ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons - 1949

Famous People Born on This Date

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Specially Created For: Patrick Maykut Wednesday December 23, 1964

President/V.P. - Lyndon B. Johnson / No Vice President

Celebrating a Special Day

In Washington, D.C., President Johnson declares the United States is willing to renegotiate the Panama Canal Treaty. Dorothy Hodgkin wins the Nobel Prize for chemistry for

discovering Vitamin B-12. In London, the House of Commons votes to eliminate the death penalty. In South Vietnam three Buddhist leaders begin a hunger strike to protest the government. In other news, Kenya officially declares itself a republic.

Events of the Month

Back in 1964, the popular songs were: Come See about Me performed by The Supremes; Hello, Dolly performed by Louis Armstrong; I Get Around sung by The Beach Boys; as well as I Want to Hold Your Hand by The Beatles. Also topping the musical charts: Leader of the Pack by The Shangra-Las; Love Me Do by The Beatles; My Guy by Mary Wells; and the ever popular The House Of The Rising Sun by Animals

Popular Music

In 1964, a gallon of milk sold for $1.06, a loaf of bread sold for $.21, a new car sold for

$2,350.00, a gallon of gas sold for $.25, and a new house sold for $30,000.00. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was about 874.13.

In 2021, a gallon of milk sold for $3.53, a loaf of bread sold for $1.50, a new car sold for

$28,745.00, a gallon of gas sold for $2.60, and a new house sold for $313,000.00. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was about 30,077.81. The average wage earner in 1964 made $6,080.00 per year, compared to today $40,170

Then vs. Now Cost of Living Comparisons

'My Fair Lady'- Directed by George Cukor won the Best Movie Academy Award in 1964. Also this year, the Academy Award for Best Actor went to Rex Harrison for his role in 'My Fair Lady' and the Best Actress Award went to Julie Andrews for her role in 'Mary Poppins'

Academy Award Winning Movies

The St. Louis Cardinals win the World Series in the seventh game against the New York Yankees. Fred Hansen sets a new pole vault record at 17 feet 4 inches. The Cleveland Browns shut out the Baltimore Colts 27-0 to capture the National Football League title. A horse named Northern Dancer wins the Kentucky Derby. In the National Basketball Association championships, Boston beats San Francisco. This is the sixth straight NBA title win for Boston. Cassius Clay KO's Sonny Liston in Miami Beach.

The Year's Sports Highlights

Actor Susan Lucci - 1946

Pearl Jam lead singer Eddie Vedder -1964

Poet and activist Robert Bly - 1926 Entrepreneur Madame C.J. Walker -1867

Famous People Born on This Date

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Specially Created For: Bonnie Marinucci Monday December 20, 1965

President/V.P. - Lyndon B. Johnson / Hubert H. Humphrey

Celebrating a Special Day

In Wisconsin, the National Council of Churches requests that the United States end bombings in North Vietnam. California becomes the most populated state in the USA. The United States imposes an oil embargo on Rhodesia. In other news, Ferdinand Marcos is inaugurated as the President of the Philippines. The United Nations Children Fund is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway. Charles de Gaulle is re-elected president of France in an extremely close election. In Moscow, Nikolai Podgorny replaces Anastas Mikoyan as Soviet chief of state.

Events of the Month

Back in 1965, the popular songs were: Downtown performed by Petula Clark; Eight Days a Week performed by The Beatles; Help Me, Rhonda sung by The Beach Boys; as well as I Got You Babe by Sonny & Cher. Also topping the musical charts: I Hear a Symphony by The Supremes; My Girl by The

Temptations; Stop! In the Name of Love by The Supremes; and the ever popular Ticket to Ride by Beatles

Popular Music

In 1965, a gallon of milk sold for $1.05, a loaf of bread sold for $.21, a new car sold for

$2,350.00, a gallon of gas sold for $.24, and a new house sold for $40,000.00. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was about 969.26.

In 2021, a gallon of milk sold for $3.53, a loaf of bread sold for $1.50, a new car sold for

$28,745.00, a gallon of gas sold for $2.60, and a new house sold for $313,000.00. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was about 30,077.81. The average wage earner in 1965 made $6,469.00 per year, compared to today $40,170

Then vs. Now Cost of Living Comparisons

'The Sound Of Music'- Directed by Robert Wise won the Best Movie Academy Award in 1965. Also this year, the Academy Award for Best Actor went to Lee Marvin for his role in 'Cat Ballou' and the Best Actress Award went to Julie Christie for her role in 'Darling'

Academy Award Winning Movies

The National Football League title goes to the Green Bay Packers after a 23-12 victory over the Cleveland Browns. The Boston Celtics win the National

Basketball League championship over the Los Angeles Lakers. The NBA coach of the year is Red Auerbach of the Boston Celtics. Willie Shoemaker rides Lucky Debonair to victory in the Kentucky Derby. Roy Emerson and Margaret Smith win singles titles in tennis at Wimbledon. In boxing, for the second year in a row, Cassius Clay KO's Sonny Liston.

The Year's Sports Highlights

Actor Irene Dunne - 1898 Author Sandra Cisneros - 1954 Actor Jonah Hill - 1983

Industrialist Harvey S. Firestone - 1868 Famous People

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Specially Created For: Joseph Piekarczyk Wednesday December 4, 1968

President/V.P. - Lyndon B. Johnson / Hubert H. Humphrey

Celebrating a Special Day

In Washington, D.C., the Department of Labor announces that unemployment is at its lowest rate in 15 years. The United States agrees to sell 50 F-4 Phantom jets to Israel. The first astronauts to orbit the moon return safely to Earth. The American spacecraft Appolo 8 splashes down in the Pacific Ocean between Hawaii and Samoa. American novelist John Steinbeck dies in New York City. In other news, the Israeli government imposes severe travel restrictions on Israeli Arabs. The Spanish government rescinds the 1492 law which banned Jews from Spain.

Events of the Month

Back in 1968, the popular songs were: Green Tambourine performed by The Lemon Pipers; Hello I Love You

performed by The Doors; Hey Jude sung by The Beatles; as well as Lady Madonna by The Beatles. Also topping the musical charts: Grazing in the Grass by Hugh Masekela; Love Child by The Supremes; Mrs. Robinson by Simon & Garfunkel; and the ever popular Tighten Up by Archie Bell & Drells

Popular Music

In 1968, a gallon of milk sold for $1.21, a loaf of bread sold for $.22, a new car sold for

$2,450.00, a gallon of gas sold for $.34, and a new house sold for $40,000.00. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was about 943.75.

In 2021, a gallon of milk sold for $3.53, a loaf of bread sold for $1.50, a new car sold for

$28,745.00, a gallon of gas sold for $2.60, and a new house sold for $313,000.00. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was about 30,077.81. The average wage earner in 1968 made $7,844.00 per year, compared to today $40,170

Then vs. Now Cost of Living Comparisons

'Oliver!'- Produced by John Wolf won the Best Movie Academy Award in 1968. Also this year, the Academy Award for Best Actor went to Cliff Robertson for his role in 'Charly' and the Best Actress Award went to Katherine Hepburn for her role in 'Lion in Winter/Barbara Streisand-Funny Girl'

Academy Award Winning Movies

Once again, Peggy Fleming

successfully defends her world figure skating title. Detroit defeats St. Louis in the seventh game of the World Series. The Green Bay Packers defeat the Oakland Raiders 33-14 in Super Bowl II. Bobby Unser wins the Indy 500,

averaging 152.9 mph. The Boston Celtics continue their winning streak by capturing the National Basketball Association title, defeating the Los Angeles Lakers. Lee Trevino wins the U.S. Open Golf Championship. A horse named Dancer's Image wins the Kentucky Derby.

The Year's Sports Highlights

Actor Jeff Bridges - 1949 Model Tyra Banks - 1973

Spanish dictator Francisco Franco -1892

Comedian Fred Armisen - 1966 Famous People

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Specially Created For: Shilpa Dave Saturday December 5, 1970

President/V.P. - Richard M. Nixon / Spiro T. Agnew

Celebrating a Special Day

The Environmental Protection Agency is created by executive order. William Ruckelshaus is named its first director. On the 23rd, the northern tower of New York City's World Trade Center is topped out, making it the world's tallest building. Its 1,350-foot height hads a 100-foot advantage over the Empire State Building. Cesar Chavez, the California labor leader, is given a 10-day jail term in a Salinas, Calif. court room. Chavez organized a nationwide boycott of lettuce to help his union, The United Farm Workers. "Boycott the hell out of them," Chavez yells on his way to jail.

Events of the Month

Back in 1970, the popular songs were: ABC performed by The Jackson Five; American Woman performed by The Guess Who; Close to You sung by The Carpenters; as well as Cracklin' Rosie by Neil Diamond. Also topping the musical charts: I Want You Back by The Jackson Five; Let It Be by The Beatles; Mama Told Me by Three Dog Night; and the ever popular Venus by Shocking Blue

Popular Music

In 1970, a gallon of milk sold for $1.32, a loaf of bread sold for $.24, a new car sold for

$2,500.00, a gallon of gas sold for $.40, and a new house sold for $40,000.00. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was about 838.92.

In 2021, a gallon of milk sold for $3.53, a loaf of bread sold for $1.50, a new car sold for

$28,745.00, a gallon of gas sold for $2.60, and a new house sold for $313,000.00. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was about 30,077.81. The average wage earner in 1970 made $8,933.00 per year, compared to today $40,170

Then vs. Now Cost of Living Comparisons

'Patton'- Directed by Franklin Schaffner won the Best Movie Academy Award in 1970. Also this year, the Academy Award for Best Actor went to George C. Scott for his role in 'Patton' (refused) and the Best Actress Award went to Glenda Jackson for her role in 'Women in Love'

Academy Award Winning Movies

In baseball, the Baltimore Orioles wins the World Series in five games over the Cincinnati Reds. The New York Knicks beat the Los Angeles Lakers in basketball to become NBA champions. Brazil wins soccer's World Cup, held in Mexico. Al Unser wins the Indy 500. In the Super Bowl, the Kansas City Chiefs soundly beat the Minnesota Vikings 23-7. A horse called Dust Commander wins the Kentucky Derby.

The Year's Sports Highlights

Comedian Margaret Cho - 1968 Film animator and producer Walt Disney - 1901

Film director and producer Otto Preminger - 1905

U.S. President Martin Van Buren - 1782 Famous People

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Specially Created For: Jennifer Drancik Friday December 1, 1972

President/V.P. - Richard M. Nixon / Spiro T. Agnew

Celebrating a Special Day

Apollo 17 is the sixth and last of the lunar landing missions. Crewed by Eugene Cernan, Ronald Evans and Harrison Schmitt, the voyage lasted from the 11th to the 14th. Cernan and Schmitt bring back 249 pounds of rock and soil samples. Life magazine, a pioneer in photo journalism, suspends publication after 36 years of weekly editions. On Christmas Day, an earthquake leveled the city of Managua, Nicaragua, destroying 75 percent of the

buildings, and killing 10,000 of the city's residents. 3,000 Americans were in the city when the quake struck, including billionaire Howard Hughes.

Events of the Month

Back in 1972, the popular songs were: American Pie performed by Don McLean; Ben performed by Michael Jackson; Black & White sung by Three Dog Night; as well as Brandy by Looking Glass. Also topping the musical charts: I Am Woman by Helen Reddy; Let's Stay Together by Al Green; Nights in White Satin by The Moody Blues; and the ever popular The Candy Man by Sammy Davis Jr.

Popular Music

In 1972, a gallon of milk sold for $1.33, a loaf of bread sold for $.25, a new car sold for

$3,100.00, a gallon of gas sold for $.52, and a new house sold for $46,000.00. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was about 1020.02.

In 2021, a gallon of milk sold for $3.53, a loaf of bread sold for $1.50, a new car sold for

$28,745.00, a gallon of gas sold for $2.60, and a new house sold for $313,000.00. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was about 30,077.81. The average wage earner in 1972 made $9,385.00 per year, compared to today $40,170

Then vs. Now Cost of Living Comparisons

'The Godfather' - Directed by Francis Ford Coppola won the Best Movie Academy Award in 1972. Also this year, the Academy Award for Best Actor went to Marlon Brando for his role in 'The Godfather' (refused) and the Best Actress Award went to Liza Minelli for her role in 'Cabaret'

Academy Award Winning Movies

It's the Dallas Cowboys over the Miami Dolphins 24-3 at Super Bowl VI in New Orleans. UCLA wins its sixth straight NCAA basketball title. Los Angeles beats New York to capture the National Basketball Association title. In baseball, Oakland wins the World Series in the seventh game over Cincinnati. Billie Jean King and Stan Smith win singles titles at Wimbledon. Boston beats New York to capture the Stanley Cup. A horse named Riva Ridge, ridden by jockey R. Turcotte, emerges victorious in the Kentucky Derby.

The Year's Sports Highlights

Comedian Richard Pryor - 1940 Actor and director Woody Allen - 1935 Singer Janelle Monae - 1985

Actor and singer Bette Midler - 1945 Famous People

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Specially Created For: Jovelt Jeune Thursday December 5, 1974

President/V.P. - Gerald R. Ford / Nelson A. Rockefeller

Celebrating a Special Day

A 41-year ban on the private possession of gold is lifted. Americans begin buying and storing gold coins and bullion. In Fullerton, Calif., the graduates of the Monterey Institute of Frisbee Dog Studies compete in the first annual all-dog competition. Evel Knievel fails in his effort to cross the 1,600-foot wide Snake River Canyon. With a $6 million prize hanging in the balance, Knievel's parachute opens prematurely, and his rocket-propelled motorcycle plunges into the banks of the Snake River.

Events of the Month

Back in 1974, the popular songs were: Band on the Run performed by

McCartney & Wings; Bennie and the Jets performed by Elton John; Cats in the Cradle sung by Harry Chapin; as well as Show and Tell by Al Wilson. Also topping the musical charts: The Joker by The Steve Miller Band; The Loco-Motion by Grand Funk; The Way We Were by Barbra Streisand; and the ever popular You're Sixteen by Ringo Starr

Popular Music

In 1974, a gallon of milk sold for $1.39, a loaf of bread sold for $.28, a new car sold for

$3,500.00, a gallon of gas sold for $.53, and a new house sold for $47,432.00. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was about 616.24.

In 2021, a gallon of milk sold for $3.53, a loaf of bread sold for $1.50, a new car sold for

$28,745.00, a gallon of gas sold for $2.60, and a new house sold for $313,000.00. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was about 30,077.81. The average wage earner in 1974 made $6,552.00 per year, compared to today $40,170

Then vs. Now Cost of Living Comparisons

'The Godfather Part II'- Directed by Francis Ford Coppola won the Best Movie Academy Award in 1974. Also this year, the Academy Award for Best Actor went to Art Carney for his role in 'Harry and Tonto' and the Best Actress Award went to Ellen Burstyn for her role in 'Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore'

Academy Award Winning Movies

In football, it's the Miami Dolphins over the Minnesota Vikings 24-7 at Super Bowl VIII in Houston. Don Shula is the winning coach two years in a row. Oakland captures the World Series in the fifth game against Los Angeles. Boston defeats Milwaukee for the National Basketball Association title. In tennis, Jimmy Connors and Chris Evert win singles titles at Wimbledon. Eighteen-year-old Bjorn Borg becomes youngest player to win the French Open. A horse named Cannonade pulls ahead to win the Kentucky Derby. The victorious jockey is R. Turcotte.

The Year's Sports Highlights

Comedian Margaret Cho - 1968 Film animator and producer Walt Disney - 1901

Film director and producer Otto Preminger - 1905

U.S. President Martin Van Buren - 1782 Famous People

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