45 years ago we lived in a different world.
45 years ago our nation was at an impasse in its struggle for civil rights.
45 years ago our country entered into a war in Vietnam, a fight they would lose 10 years later.
45 years ago protesters were burning their draft cards, "My Fair Lady" won a Best Picture Oscar, Malcolm X was assassinated, Charlie Brown was on the cover of TIME magazine, and Canada unveiled a new flag.
45 years ago, a disk drive for an IBM 360 was the size of a washing machine, and held about 10 megabytes.
If a couple was married 45 years ago, they would now be celebrating their Sapphire anniversary.
It is estimated that 45 years ago, 3.3 billion people were living on this planet.
45 years ago it was 1965. The Rolling Stones had their first #1 hit, the Beatles played Shea stadium, the mini skirt was introduced, and the world was introduced to Spaghetti-O's.
Some of our favorite entertainers were born in 1965:
Dr. Dre (I know...)
Sarah Jessica Parker
Robert Downey Jr.
J.K. Rowling (not technically an entertainer... but V.I.P. nonetheless)
45 years ago, February 13, 1965 fell on a Saturday.
I know that because it was the day I was born. My kids were both born on Saturdays, like me, which I think is pretty cool.
Today I am 45.
It took me my whole life to get here, and it seems like in the blink of an eye I am 45 years old. And the old cliche is true... it is the first day of the rest of my life.