What happened the year you were born?

@winterose (39893)
Canada
May 20, 2007 11:31am CST
This is a pretty nifty sight. I found that albert Einstein died the year I was born. Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on the bus they year I was born which caused the catalyst for the civil rights movement in the USA. What happened the year you were born? Select the year you were born....Interesting! _1900_ ( http://www.infoplease.com/year/1900.html ) _1901_ ( http://www.infoplease.com/year/1901.html ) _1902_ ( http://www.infoplease.com/year/1902.html ) _1903_ ( http://www.infoplease.com/year/1903.html ) _1904_ ( http://www.infoplease.com/year/1904.html ) _1905_ ( http://www.infoplease.com/year/1905.html ) _1906_ ( http://www.infoplease.com/year/1906.html ) _1907_ ( http://www.infoplease.com/year/1907.html _1908_ ( http://www.infoplease.com/year/1908.html ) _1909_ ( http://www.infoplease.com/year/1909.html ) _1910_ ( http://www.infoplea se.com/year/1910.html) _1911_ ( http://www.infoplease.com/year/1911.html ) _1912_ ( http://www.infoplease.com/year/1912.html ) _1913_ ( http://www.infoplease.com/year/1913.html ) _1914_ ( http://www.infoplease.com/year/1914.html ) _1915_ ( http://www.infoplease.com/year/1915.html ) _1916_ ( http://www.infoplease.com/year/1916.html ) _1917_ ( http://www.infoplease.com/year/1917.html ) _1918_ ( 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13 responses
@ElicBxn (61143)
• United States
20 May 07
Very interesting, some of them I knew, but they didn't list Elizabeth II being made queen & I know it happened in 1953. I knew about Stalin dying & Ike becoming president. Actually, all those things happened BEFORE I was born since I was born near the end of the year.
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@estherlou (5017)
• United States
20 May 07
This is interesting! Thanks. In 1949, 12 nations sign and begin NATO. The postage stamp cost 3 cents. Cable tv debuts. Milton Berle hosts the 1st telethon. Some of the popular music..."Some Enchanted Evening", "Ghost Riders in the Sky","Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer", "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend", Kiss Me Kate soundtrack...amazing...I've heard of all of these. Monthly social security benefits for a retired worker were between $22.98 and $30.16! LOL! Thanks for the trip down memory lane.
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@rakhii (1302)
• India
20 May 07
Since I am from the science field.....I found mentioning it more interesting..... Good to know that it was the year ven first artificial brain transplant took place.....(thanks....i didnt know that). MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) machine for diagnostics introduced in Britain. Genetically engineered plant (tomato) from washington University was approved for sale. Thanks for providing the link....its quite interesting.
@alpine_007 (1476)
• Pakistan
20 May 07
unable to open the site but i was born in the year 1987, i don't know what special happened in this year
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@winterose (39893)
• Canada
21 May 07
not sure why you couldn't open the site, I did here is what came up for 1987 World Events World Statistics Population: 5.018 billion population by decade Nobel Peace Prize: Oscar Arias Sánchez (Costa Rica) More World Statistics... * William Buckley, American hostage in Lebanon, reported slain (Jan. 20). * Iraqi missiles kill 37 in attack on US frigate Stark in Persian Gulf (May 17); Iraqi president Hussein apologizes (May 18). * Prime Minister Thatcher wins rare third term in Britain (June 11). * Klaus Barbie, 73, Gestapo wartime chief in Lyon, sentenced to life by French court for war crimes (July 4). More History... U.S. Events U.S. Statistics President: Ronald W. Reagan Vice President: George Bush Population: 242,288,918 Life expectancy: 74.9 years Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000): 55.5 Property Crime Rate (per 1,000): 49.4 More U.S. Statistics... * US Supreme Court rules Rotary Clubs must admit women (May 4). * US Supreme Court Justice Lewis F. Powell, Jr., retires (June 26). * Oliver North, Jr., tells Congressional inquiry higher officials approved his secret Iran-Contra operations (July 7–10). * Admiral John M. Poindexter, former National Security Adviser, testifies he authorized use of Iran arms sale profits to aid Contras (July 15–22). * George P. Shultz testifies he was deceived repeatedly on Iran-Contra affair (July 23–24). * Defense Secretary Caspar W. Weinberger tells inquiry of official deception and intrigue (July 31, Aug. 3). * Reagan says Iran arms-Contra policy went astray and accepts responsibility (Aug. 12). * Senate, 58-42, rejects Robert H. Bork as US Supreme Court Justice (Oct. 23). More History... Economics US GDP (1998 dollars): $4,692.30 billion Federal spending: $1003.91 billion Federal debt: $2346.1 billion Median Household Income (current dollars): $26,061 Consumer Price Index: 113.6 Unemployment: 6.2% Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.22 More Economics... Sports Sports Links Pro Football Summary Pro Basketball Summary Pro Baseball Summary Super Bowl NY Giants d. Denver (39-20) World Series Minnesota d. St. Louis Cardinals (4-3) NBA Championship LA Lakers d. Boston (4-2) Stanley Cup Edmonton d. Philadelphia (4-3) Wimbledon Women: Martina Navratilova d. S. Graf (7-5 6-3) Men: Pat Cash d. I. Lendl (7-6 6-2 7-5) Kentucky Derby Champion Alysheba NCAA Basketball Championship Indiana d. Syracuse (74-73) NCAA Football Champions Miami-FL (12-0-0) Entertainment Entertainment Awards Pulitzer Prizes Fiction: A Summons to Memphis, Peter Taylor Music: The Flight Into Egypt, John Harbison Drama: Fences, August Wilson Oscars awarded in 1987 Academy Award, Best Picture: Platoon, Arnold Kopelson, producer (Orion) Nobel Prize for Literature: Joseph Brodsky (US) 1987 Emmy Awards 1987 Tony Awards Grammys awarded in 1987 Record of the Year: "Higher Love," Steve Winwood Album of the Year: Graceland, Paul Simon (Warner Bros.) Song of the Year: "That's What Friends Are For," Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager, songwriters Miss America: Kellye Cash (TN) More Entertainment Awards... Events * Though African, Latin American and other genres of international music have been around for centuries, a group of small, London-based labels coin the term "world music," which helps record sellers find rack space for the eclectic music. * thirtysomething debuts on ABC and departs from typical dramas, featuring analytical, self-absorbed baby-boomer characters. Movies * Moonstruck, Wall Street, The Last Emperor, Fatal Attraction Books * Penelope Lively, Moon Tiger * Toni Morrison, Beloved Science Nobel Prizes in Science Chemistry: Donald J. Cram, Charles J. Pedersen (both US), and Jean-Marie Lehn (France), for wide-ranging research that has included the creation of artificial molecules that can mimic vital chemical reactions of the processes of life Physics: K. Alex Müller (Switzerland) and J. Georg Bednorz (Germany), for their discovery of high-temperature superconductors Physiology or Medicine: Susumu Tonegawa (Japan), for his discoveries of how the body can suddenly marshal its immunological defenses against millions of different disease agents that it has never encountered before * Prozac released for use in US by Eli Lilly & Company. Background: Health & Nutrition * AZT wins FDA approval for use in the treatment of AIDS. * An international treaty signed in Montreal calls for a 50% reduction in the use of CFCs by the year 2000 (Sept. 16). Background: environmentalism * Richard Branson and Per Lindstrand make the first transatlantic hot-air balloon flight. 2,790 miles from Sugarloaf Mountain, Maine, to Ireland Virgin Atlantic Flyer (July 2–4). Background: Famous Firsts in Aviation Deaths * William Casey (CIA) * Andy Warhol * Rudolf Hess * John Huston * James Baldwin Previous Year | Next Year or enter a year: Top of section Year by Year: 1900-2007
@abroji (3247)
• India
20 May 07
winterose, very many thanks for the links. As if going into an encyclopedia, more than that. I was born in theyear of proclamation of the People's Republic of China. The same year USA recognised Israel. The wounds made by the secomd world war was getting healed, the cold war was getting momentum. I will go through the pages in detail. Thank you for the links.
@RobinJ (2501)
• Canada
20 May 07
Hi Winterose. This might explain why I an plain Jane I was born in 1943 and not much other than the second world war was going on. I do not delegate the second world war to the dust bin, It was a huge world changing event. Just that in 1943 not much else was very eventful. Still it is a cool site and I will pass it along to friends and family. Robin
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@jewel76 (2305)
• Canada
21 May 07
I knew the summer olympics had been held in my hometown (Montreal) that year, but i just found out that my hometown hockey team (Canadiens) defeated Philadelphia 4-0 and took home the Stanley cup! yay! cool website by the way, thx for the links!
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@winterose (39893)
• Canada
21 May 07
yep it was a great year for us montrealais, I was married in 76, the olympics was in 76 and my son was born in 76
• Australia
21 May 07
(http://www.infoplease/year1941) Iwas born nov.22,1941.The time when the Japan invaded the Philippines.The japanese soldiers where so cruel and they are killing for no reasons. so everybody inhiding, it was nigth time when my mother start labor, but they can't lit the light cause the japanese soldiers just arround. so I just come out from my mother's womb in the dark.
@ZenDove (698)
• United States
21 May 07
I am definitely going to look up my birth year through the link you were kind enough to list. I always thought that it was kind of vain and superstitious to associate myself with anything historical that may have happened the year that I was born. Maybe now I am old enough to appreciate the feeling of "connectedness" that it can give. Right now, I only know four things that happened in 1963: the first disco club opened, people started drinking Tab and Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his "I have a dream speech" and I was born. Me and that speech are the only two of those 4 events that lasted! It will be interesting to know what else happened of note that year. Thanks for yet another interesting discussion.
@Savvynlady (3685)
• United States
21 May 07
The year I was born.............. Martin Luther King Jr gave his "I Have a Dream Speech" at the infamous March on Washington. John F.Kennedy was the President and sadly would be killed that same year on November 22nd. Four little girls were killed in a Birmingham church when a bomb was set inside of the church. Leslie Gore's "It's My Party(And I Cry If I Want To)was a hit that year; Motown was a new upcoming company cranking out hits; Betty Friedman's "The Feminine Mystique" was published as well as James Baldwin's "The Fire Next Time"
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@Lifez2short (4968)
• United States
21 May 07
I was born in 1978. I read alot of tnstresting things I did not know. Thank you for sharing this here with us.
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@tsgirl01 (900)
• United States
20 May 07
Wow, this is a great website. Well winterose, first class stamps were only 3 cents! Charles De Gaulle became the French Premier, The US Supreme Court ruled Little Rock, Arkansas schools must intergrate. The NY Yankees won the World Series, YAYYYY!!! This was a very good posting. Thanks so much, take care...
13 Jun 07
I was born in 1987 and this is what happened. World Events World Statistics Population: 5.018 billion population by decade Nobel Peace Prize: Oscar Arias Sánchez (Costa Rica) More World Statistics... * William Buckley, American hostage in Lebanon, reported slain (Jan. 20). * Iraqi missiles kill 37 in attack on US frigate Stark in Persian Gulf (May 17); Iraqi president Hussein apologizes (May 18). * Prime Minister Thatcher wins rare third term in Britain (June 11). * Klaus Barbie, 73, Gestapo wartime chief in Lyon, sentenced to life by French court for war crimes (July 4). More History... U.S. Events U.S. Statistics President: Ronald W. Reagan Vice President: George Bush Population: 242,288,918 Life expectancy: 74.9 years Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000): 55.5 Property Crime Rate (per 1,000): 49.4 More U.S. Statistics... * US Supreme Court rules Rotary Clubs must admit women (May 4). * US Supreme Court Justice Lewis F. Powell, Jr., retires (June 26). * Oliver North, Jr., tells Congressional inquiry higher officials approved his secret Iran-Contra operations (July 7–10). * Admiral John M. Poindexter, former National Security Adviser, testifies he authorized use of Iran arms sale profits to aid Contras (July 15–22). * George P. Shultz testifies he was deceived repeatedly on Iran-Contra affair (July 23–24). * Defense Secretary Caspar W. Weinberger tells inquiry of official deception and intrigue (July 31, Aug. 3). * Reagan says Iran arms-Contra policy went astray and accepts responsibility (Aug. 12). * Senate, 58-42, rejects Robert H. Bork as US Supreme Court Justice (Oct. 23). More History... Economics US GDP (1998 dollars): $4,692.30 billion Federal spending: $1003.91 billion Federal debt: $2346.1 billion Median Household Income (current dollars): $26,061 Consumer Price Index: 113.6 Unemployment: 6.2% Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.22 More Economics... Sports Sports Links Pro Football Summary Pro Basketball Summary Pro Baseball Summary Super Bowl NY Giants d. Denver (39-20) World Series Minnesota d. St. Louis Cardinals (4-3) NBA Championship LA Lakers d. Boston (4-2) Stanley Cup Edmonton d. Philadelphia (4-3) Wimbledon Women: Martina Navratilova d. S. Graf (7-5 6-3) Men: Pat Cash d. I. Lendl (7-6 6-2 7-5) Kentucky Derby Champion Alysheba NCAA Basketball Championship Indiana d. Syracuse (74-73) NCAA Football Champions Miami-FL (12-0-0)