Saturday, February 13, 2010

45

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:
Julia Ormond
Kristin Davis
Dr. Dre (I know...)
Lawrence Llewelyn-Bowen
Sarah Jessica Parker
Robert Downey Jr.
Linda Evangelista
Brooke Shields
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.

9 comments:

Quinn Cummings said...

Happy Birthday.

Martha said...

Happy Birthday, my dear, dear friend.

Seems like just last year we were celebrating your passage into the 40s: Remember when ?Allison told those fans that Ludacris was in the limo we'd just gotten out of? And they took off running and we all started to howl with laughter?


Good times...goog memories! Looking forward to growing old with you by my side!

Mrs. Kravitz said...

To my favorite neighbor, I hope your birthday is a wonderful one and that the next 45 are filled with lots of love and happiness!

Nichole M said...

Hope you had a great day!!

Rumour Miller said...

I hope it's a great day!

Vern said...

45 years ago my parents were getting knocked up with my older sister. Oh, and eight tracks were still really cool.

ganelle said...

Sorry it's taken me a bit to wish you a happy birthday!

So, 1965 huh? Sounds WAY further ago than 1972 for SURE!

tz said...

I was born on a saturday too :D
happy belated birthday...

Aimee said...

Happy Belated Birthday. Hope it was a great one!!