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1960

January13

I was born in in 1960.

This might explain a few things.

But, here are some other – possibly more important events that forever changed the world:

World Events

U.S. Events

Economics

  • US GDP (1998 dollars): $526.6 billion
  • Federal spending: $92.19 billion
  • Federal debt: $290.5 billion
  • Consumer Price Index: 29.6
  • Unemployment: 5.5%
  • Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.04Go ahead and contact me.

Sports

  • World Series Pittsburgh d. NY Yankees (4-3)
  • NBA Championship Boston d. St. Louis Hawks (4-3)
  • Stanley Cup Montreal d. Toronto (4-0)
  • Wimbledon Women: Maria Bueno d. S. Reynolds (8-6 6-0); Men: Neale Fraser d. R. Laver (6-4 3-6 9-7 7-5)
  • Kentucky Derby Champion Venetian Way
  • NCAA Basketball Championship Ohio St. d. California (75-55)
  • NCAA Football Champions Minnesota (AP, UPI, NFF) (8-2-0) & Mississippi (FW) (10-0-1)
  • This was, of course an Olympic year as well.

Entertainment

  • Seventy million people watch the presidential debate between Senator John F. Kennedy and Vice President Richard Nixon.
  • John Coltrane forms his own quartet and becomes the voice of jazz’s New Wave movement.
  • Ninety percent of U.S. homes have a television set.
  • Alfred Hitchcock’s Psychoterrifies movie-goers and becomes one of the year’s most successful films, as well as one of the most memorable psychological thrillers.

Events

Books

Deaths

A Challenge:

Tell me what year you were born, and I will come up with a similar list.

My “Brilliant Feat” by Colin Hay.

Peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

Brian Patrick Cork

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"What am I looking at?", you might wonder.

Lots of stuff.

Meanwhile, here, I discuss events, people and things in our world - and, my (hardly simplistic, albeit inarticulate) views around them.

You'll also learn things about, well, things, like people you need to know about, and information about companies you can't find anywhere else.

So, while I harangue the public in my not so gentle way, you will discover that I am fascinated by all things arcane, curious about those whom appear religious, love music, dabble in politics, loathe the media, value education, still think I am an athlete, and might offer a recipe.

All the while, striving mightily, and daily, to remain a prudent and optimistic gentleman - and, authentic.

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