THINK BACK TO 1964.....
President of the United States: Lyndon Baines Johnson [36th President]
US Surgeon General Luther Terry reports that smoking may be hazardous to your health
NFL Pro Bowl--West beats East 31-17
14th NBA All-Star Game--East beats West 111-107 at Boston
"Hello Dolly" opens on Broadway
Beatles song "I Want To Hold Your Hand" tops the Billboard chart
IBM announces the system 360
24th Amendment to the Constitution is ratified; barring poll tax in federal elections
Civil Rights Act of 1964 passes 73-27
North Vietnam fires on a US destroyer in Gulf of Tonkin
"Bewitched" TV show premiers
Martin Luther King Jr wins Nobel Peace Prize
Average Income was $5,800 per year, Gasoline was 25¢ per gallon,
Stamps were 5¢ each
TV showed "Giligan's Island", "As The World Turns", and "The Man from U.N.C.L.E."
"The Pink Panther" and "Goldfinger" premiered
The Four Jewels from Roosevelt High School had hit songs!
The local talent from Roosevelt High School had a string of hits that we all grooved to. Hits like "Time For Love", "Opportunity", "Johnny Jealousy", "Loaded With Goodies", and "That's What They Put Erasers On Pencils For". We grooved to their songs then, and we'll groove to them again as The Jewels entertain us again at this 50th Reunion. Rough Riders Rule!!
Chesapeake Bay Bridge opens
Plans are formulated for the World Trade Center in NYC
The Supremes' song "Where Did Our Love Go?" went to #1
We also grooved to "Baby Love" by the Supremes and "Heat Wave" by Martha and the Vandellas! We slow jammed to Smokey and the Miracles. And don't forget "Dancing In The Street"
The World's Fair was going strong
Liz Taylor divorced husband #4 [Eddie Fisher] and married husband #5 [Richard Burton whom she divorced in 1974 and married again in 1975 then divorced him again in 1976]
The Class of 1964 set out to meet the world!