Augsut 10th 1967: (My Birthday) in History




I'm 45 years old.

It's crazy.

I was born 45 years ago on August 10th 1967
TIME magazine, August 1967

Riddick Bowe, Brooklyn NY, HW boxing champ (Olympic-silver-1988) was born on this day in 1967.


LIFE Magazine, which I read throughout my life until they stopped publishing it several years ago, August 1967 edition.
In 1967, the Average Cost of new house $14,250.00
Average Income per year $7,300.00
Average Monthly Rent $125.00
Gas per Gallon 33 cents
Average Cost of a new car $2,750.00
 
 Bonnie and Clyde staring Warren Betty and Faye Dunaway hits theaters.

August 1967, The Jimi Hendrix Experience Album is released.
1967, Elvis married Priscilla

And the Arab Israeli 6 day war was fought.
Boots were in style..

And belted checker board prints.
It was quite a year, that year I entered the world, 45 years ago.
The video below is from that year. It's about the Hippie movement and it kinda sums up the year inwhich I began. 


As I watched the video and listened to Jerry Garcia talk, I found that I agreed with his ideas, (except the drugs part, I've never been into drugs at all) and I marveled at how so much of who I am is made from that time, the year I was born, the year I entered history. 

It's weird and groovy. I dig it.
Happy 45th birthday to me.


Comments

Anonymous said…
In 1967 my friend Bob and I just knew if we could make $10,000 a year we would be fine. I was only out of school for 3 years at that time. When you were born I was in Boutee La. Working at Majorias Grocery. I came back to Florida to Granpa Weddle's house in Tampa. I went to work for Western Auto on Dale Mabry. I purcahsed a TV from them and it was a black n white model. I remember one night I stayed up late to watch Bobby Kennedy run for the Presedential Primary in California. I was a democrat then. I fell ashleep and when I turned the TV on in the morning I saw the hospital and I just knew what had happened.

Your mother and I owned a 1954 buick I believe it was I paid 50 for it and never had any issues. For awhile we lived in an upstairs apartment on Dale Mabry. One night when I started to open the door I looked down to see my car backing itself up onto Dal Mabry. It hit the street going backward and as if there was a drvier in on board it turned to the left and stayed in the lane. No one hit it and I went down got in and parked with the car in Park this time.

I think that was all in that year that I can remember. Oh yes one other thing - the most beauftiful little girl came into my life and she has been a wonderful daughter. That would be you Happy Birthday Carole!

If my aging brain thinks of anything else I will add.