This week there was a suggestion by one of the conductors of the music train to post videos/ songs in the year we were born. Now, if everyone ACTUALLY post their real birth year, it will be fun.
Now, I was born in January of 1968. You can now do the math and figure out how old I am. hee hee
(Make sure you check out some tidbits at the bottom of the page)
As I had no idea what was popular then, duh...just born, I had to do some research. This is what was happening back then.
First up: A biggie:
Next up: (Seriously, this guy give me the creeps. I remember seeing him on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson)
Finally: This is soooo not me but I do like to rock! :)
Until next time...keep on rockin'!
Peace, Naila Moon
PS>Some fun tidbits:
1968 In both Europe and America Japanese imported cars and other goods were continuing to rise and trouble the governments of UK and USA as they worried about industries in their own countries being effected and jobs lost.
In the spring of 1968 on 4th April The Rev Martin Luther King was assassinated and Robert Kennedy was mortally wounded when he is shot by Sirhan Sirhan. The peace movement had continued to grow and more and more Americans were against the war in Vietnam, and once again more riots occurred throughout cities in America.
The music scene was once again set by the "Beatles" and the "Rolling Stones" , and fashion flirted with see through blouses and midis and maxis skirts joined the Mini Skirt as part of the fashion trends.
There is a Flu Pandemic in Hong Kong and the first Black power salute is seen on Television worldwide during an Olympics medal ceremony
Cost of Living 1968How Much things cost in 1968
Yearly Inflation Rate USA 4.27%
Yearly Inflation Rate UK 4.7%
Year End Dow Jones Industrial Average 943
Average Cost of new house $14,950.00
Average Income per year $7,850.00
Average Monthly Rent $130.00
Gas per Gallon 34 cents
Average Cost of a new car $2,822.00
The Federal Hourly Minimum Wage is $1.60 an hour
- Boeing 747 made its maiden flight.
- NASA launches Apollo 7, the first manned Apollo mission
- Air Bags , Allen K Breed invents an air bag that deploys and inflates automatically on violent impact using nitrogen gas.
- Apollo 8 orbits the Moon, becoming the first manned space mission to achieve the feat.
- Dr. Christian Barnard performs the first successful heart transplant.
- US Explodes experimental hydrogen Bomb.
- The Emergency 911 Telephone service is started in the USA which provides a single number for reporting emergencies and is manned 24 hrs per day 365 days per year
- ATM First Philadelphia Bank installs the first automated teller machine in the U.S.