At exactly this time — well, 3 hours ago on the east coast, actually — thirty-nine years ago, I was born.
As my aunt Susie so kindly pointed out in a birthday card, in 1966:
- A new car cost $2,653
- The Baltimore Orioles won the World Series
- A new house cost $14,175
- Gas was 32¢ per gallon
- The top grossing film was “The Bible”, it took in $34,900,023
- Ronald Reagan was elected governor of California
- Average income was $6,899 per year
- U.S. troops in Vietnam increased from 190,000 to 300,000.
Some things change… some things are just the same, eh?
Also, today is the 70th anniversary of Social Security, and as I do every year, here’s a big happy same-birthday to one of my favorite actresses, Alice Ghostley!