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Thursday, April 14, 2011

The Year? And the Events From The Year of my Birth

Here is picture of me with my grand father (my mom's dad). He died a few months later and I have no memory of him but I do have this photo.

What else do I have from the year I was born?  Well.......

Godzilla was born!!! What a cute baby.

Play Doh was invented.
Fellowship of the Ring was published. 
Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka and ends racial segregation.
The Catholic church declared watching Mass on TV does not fulfill the weekly obligation. 

The polio vaccine was given to children for the first time.

The first Fender Stratocaster was made.

Peanut M&M's were created (Thank you!)

M&M's slogan "The Milk Chocolate melts in your mouth, not in your hand" was first said.

The first non stick pan was invented.

The World Series was broadcasted in color for the first time.  NY Giants defeated Cleveland (4-0)

Unemployment was 5.6%

Cost of a gallon of Gas 22 CENTS!!!

Cost of a new car $1700.00

Movie Ticket 70 Cents. And the top Movie.

Monthly Rent $85.00.

The Tonight Show was first aired with Steve Allen as the host.

Marilyn Monroe married Joe DeMaggio.

The year ---1954
I guess I saw the Godzilla Movie. And didn't get any M&M's!

So What happened the year you were born? Go ahead - Google it!!


  1. Nothing as exciting as peanut m & m's!

    The first laser was built, The Beatles started performing outside of Liverpool, the first Dominoes opened (surprising!) Chubby Checker introduced the twist, oh and the Philadelphia Eagles (my home team) won the NFL championship : ), Adolph Eichmann was captured and smoking and heart disease were linked.

  2. What a great year... Lynn Marie, peanut m&m's and play doh! Megan loves play doh and it has given me peace and quiet for long periods of time. Got to love that!

  3. This is a fascinating post. My year is way boring compared to yours...voting age was lowered to 18, Disney World Fla opened, cigarette advertising on TV ended, Amtrak began operating, Nixon removed gold/silver backing of US money.

    This was fun! Thanks for a great post.

  4. What a great post! 1954 was a great year, I was born that year, too!

  5. What a fun and interesting post! And I love the photographs as well, wonderful. It's fantastic to share a birthday (or year at least) with Peanut M&Ms!
    I'm going to have to google my year now, how fun.

  6. That is so cool, what a fun post.
    I was born in 1951!


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