Wednesday, April 30, 2003

It Was Fifty Years Ago Today

• Dwight D. "Ike" Eisenhauer was the new President.
• "From Here to Eternity" and "The Greatest Show on Earth" were the hot movies at the box office
• Famous people born in 1953 included:
Pat Benatar, Desi Arnaz Jr, Mary Steenburgin, Emilio Estefan, Ron Jeremy, Chaka Kahn, Louie Anderson, Tony Blair, Pierce Brosnan, Tim Allen, Cyndi Lauper, Hulk Hogan, Kathie Lee Gifford, Dennis Miller, Kate Capshaw, Alfre Woodard, Frances Conroy (Holy shit, I am the same age as Ruth from Six Feet Under!) Kevin Nealon, Kim Basinger and John Malkovich.
• Simone De Beauvoir, a French feminist published "The Second Sex."
• Poet Dylan Thomas died. Bob Dylan stole his first name, swapped it out for his last name (Zimmerman) and that's why 500 million boys and girls today are named Dylan.
• U.S. Federal debt was at $266 billion (Bush is in the 300 billions just for this year alone)
• A first class postage stamp cost 3¢
• The NY Yankees beat the Brooklyn Dodgers in the world series 4-2
• The Minnesota Lakers beat the NY Knicks in the NBA 4-1
• Playboy magazine hit newsstands with Marilyn Monroe on the cover
• "I Love Lucy" and "Dragnet" won Emmys
• DNA was discovered
• A pound of coffee cost $1.19, round steak was 65¢ a pound, potatoes were 10 pounds for 57¢, a gallon of milk cost 66¢, a '53 Ford cost $1450, and a modern six-room house could be rented for $100 a month.

Damn, am I old, but I hope I am old like Kim Basinger and not like Frances Conroy.

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