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#459422 - 01/26/14 01:47 AM 1957
Jude Offline


Registered: 08/09/12
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Loc: New England
In 1957...
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower inaugurated for second term as President of the United States.
  • The Film Jailhouse Rock premiers with Elvis Presley
  • "American Bandstand" the teenagers chart music show makes its network debut on ABC
  • Leave It to Beaver premieres on CBS
  • It was the peak of the Baby Boom years. 4.3 million babies are born this year.
  • The average number of children per family was 3.77.
  • The U.S. divorce rate was 22%
  • 70% of married women did not work outside the home.
  • The Soviet Union launches Sputnik I, the first artificial satellite to orbit the earth.
  • The Cat in the Hat, by Dr. Seuss, was first published
  • On the order of Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus, the National Guard is used to prevent nine African American students from entering Central High School in Little Rock.
  • Average Cost of new house $12,220.00
  • Average Yearly Wages $4.550.00
  • Cost of a gallon of Gas 24 cents
  • The first Nuclear Reactor plant for production of electricity begins operation in Pennsylvania
  • Federal spending was just $76.58 billion
  • The population of the U.S. was 171.98 million
  • The world's population was 2.888 billion
  • Thirteen year old Bobby Fischer becomes a chess champion
  • Humphrey Bogart dies of throat cancer at age 57.
  • The Brooklyn Dodgers move to Los Angeles
  • John Lennon and Paul McCartney meet for the very first time, as teenagers, three years before forming the Beatles.
  • The Wham-O Company produces the first Frisbee.
  • I was born on January 27th.
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#459424 - 01/26/14 07:43 AM Re: 1957 [Re: Jude]
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Thanks Jude.
How times have changed. The birth control pill was introduced 3 years later, causing birth rates to plummet----ushering in my (much smaller) Generation X. The birth rate fell from around 24/1000 women in 1957 to around 15/1000 women the year I was born.

So....

Happy birthday!

Will
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The ocean's Trident submarines
Lemons, limes and tangerines
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#459440 - 01/26/14 02:08 PM Re: 1957 [Re: Jude]
Chase Eric Offline
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Originally Posted By: Jude
I was born on January 27th.

That last one! Happy birthday tomorrow smile
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#459493 - 01/27/14 03:56 AM Re: 1957 [Re: Jude]
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Happy birthday Jude wink!!!
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#459498 - 01/27/14 08:43 AM Re: 1957 [Re: Jude]
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Jude - have a great day - and the best year yet!
Lee
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#459587 - 01/28/14 11:23 AM Re: 1957 [Re: Jude]
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Happy Birthday, Jude! laugh cool whistle laugh wink
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#459731 - 01/29/14 09:55 PM Re: 1957 [Re: Jude]
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Happy Day Late Birthday, Jude!!

And by November of 1957, great things were still happening… ME…!
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