Highlights of 1963

MAJOR EVENTS:

President Kennedy assassinated in Dallas, Texas; Vice President Lyndon Johnson

becomes President. The accused assassin, Lee Harvey

Oswald, is shot and killed a short time later.

Civil rights protests continue throughout the South, during which nonviolent activists are frequently met with beatings and arrests

200,000 people march on Washington in support of civil rights; Dr. Martin Luther King delivers his "I Have a Dream" speech

U.S., Soviet Union and Britain sign a nuclear test ban treaty

Scandals in British Parliament leads to resignations of key officials

"Great train robbery" in Britain yields £2.5 million for thieves

Kenya gains independence

Pope John XXIII dies; Cardinal Montini elected Pope, takes name of Paul VI

Washington-Moscow "hot line" established.

Congress expands its investigation of organized crime

SPORTS:

World Series: Los Angeles over New York Yankees, 4-0

Jack Nicklaus wins his first Masters golf tournament; with over $125,000 in winnings,

Arnold Palmer becomes golf's all-time top money winner

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT:

Movies: Dr. Strangelove, The Birds, Tom Jones

Songs: Go Away Little Girl, He's So Fine, It's My Party, Blue Velvet, My Boyfriend's Back, Call Me Irresponsible

TV Shows: My Favorite Martian, 77 Sunset Strip, McHale's Navy, The Fugitive,

Petticoat Junction

Books: In the Clearing, Robert Frost; The Guns of August, Barbara Tuchman; The Spy

Who Came in from the Cold, John Le Carré; The

American Way of Death, Jessica Mitford

"Pop" artists Andy Warhol and Jasper Johns gain national notoriety, as does the entire

genre of Pop Art

TOP 25 SIGNS THAT YOU'VE ALREADY GROWN UP

1. Your potted plants stay alive.

2. Having sex in a single sized bed is absurd.

3. You keep more food than beer in the fridge.

4. 6:00 AM is when you get up, not when you go to sleep.

5. You hear your favorite song on an elevator.

6. You carry an umbrella. You watch the Weather Channel.

7. Your friends marry and divorce instead of hook-up and break-up.

8. You go from 130 days of vacation time to 7.

9. Jeans and a sweater no longer qualify as 'dressed up'.

10. You're the one calling the police because those darn kids next door

don't know how to turn down the stereo.

11. Older relatives feel comfortable telling sex jokes around you.

12. You don't know what time McDonalds closes anymore.

13. Your car insurance goes down and your car payments go up.

14. You feed your dog Science Diet instead of McDonald's.

15. Sleeping on the couch makes your back hurt.

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT:

Movies: Dr. Strangelove, The Birds, Tom Jones

Songs: Go Away Little Girl, He's So Fine, It's My Party, Blue Velvet, My Boyfriend's

Back, Call Me Irresponsible

TV Shows:

My Favorite Martian, 77 Sunset Strip, McHale's Navy, The Fugitive,

Petticoat Junction

Books: In the Clearing, Robert Frost; The Guns of August, Barbara Tuchman; The Spy

Who Came in from the Cold, John Le Carré; TheAmerican Way of Death, Jessica Mitford

"Pop" artists Andy Warhol and Jasper Johns gain national notoriety, as does the entiregenre of Pop Art

Mindset....Or what students know that their teachers don't!

This list is taken from the last four years of lists produced by Beloit College. This is the "mindset" of new college students entering their freshmen year in the past four years. ...or what the "mindset" is for high school graduates over the last four years. The enitre lists can be found at http://www.beloit.edu/%7Epubaff/mindset/02index.html

From the 2002 list:

The people starting college this fall across the nation were born in1980

They have no meaningful recollection of the Reagan era, and did not know he had ever been shot

They were 11 when the Soviet Union broke apart, and do not remember the Cold War

They are too young to remember the Space Shuttle Challenger blowing up.

Their lifetime has always included AIDS.

Most have never seen a TV set with only 13 channels, nor have they seen a black & white TV.

They never heard the terms "Where's the Beef?", "I'd walk a mile for a Camel" or "De plane, de plane!"

From the 2003 list:

While they all know her children, they have no idea who "Ma Bell"was.

The term "adult" has increasingly come to mean "dirty."

They don't think there is anything terribly futuristic about 2001, and were never concerned about the year 1984.

Ketchup has always been a vegetable.

From the 2004 list:

The Kennedy tragedy was a plane crash, not an assassination.

Somebody named George Bush has been on every national ticket,except one, since they were born.

MASH and The Muppet Show have always been in re-runs.

A “45” is a gun, not a record with a large hole in the center.

We have always been able to receive television signals by direct

broadcast satellite.

Toyotas and Hondas have always been made in the United States.

Women sailors have always been stationed on U.S. Navy ships.

The year they were born, Dustin Hoffman wore a dress and Julie

Andrews wore a tuxedo.

They feel more danger from having sex and being in school, than

from possible nuclear war.

They never thought of Jane Fonda as “Hanoi Jane,” nor associated

her with any revolution other than the “Fitness Revolution.


YOU ARE LIVING IN 2012 when...


1. You accidentally enter your PIN on the microwave.

2. You haven't played solitaire with real cards in years.

3. You have a list of 15 phone numbers

to reach your family of three.

4. You e-mail and text the person who

works at the desk next to you.

5. Your reason for not staying in touch with friends and family

is that they don't have e-mail or text addresses.

6. You pull up in your own driveway and

use your cell phone to see if anyone is

home to help you carry in the groceries...

7. Every commercial on television has

a web site at the bottom of the screen

8. Leaving the house

without your cell phone, which you didn't even have the first

20 or 30 (or 60) years of your life, is now a cause for panic

and you turn around to go and get it.

10. You get up in the morning and

go on line before getting your coffee.

11. You start tilting your head sideways to smile. : )

12 You're reading this and nodding and laughing.

13. Even worse, you know exactly to whom

you are going to forward this message.

14. You are too busy reading this

to notice there was no #9 on this list.

15. You actually scrolled back up to

check that there wasn't a #9 on this list.