Happy Birthday to Me! - The Year I was Born

Another year . . . Another birthday

Others that share my day with me today: Mia Farrow (actress),
Chris Gardner (Author, The Pursuit of Happyness), William Henry Harrison (the 9th U.S. President),
Carole King (singer/songwriter),
Carmen Miranda (dancer),
Joe Pesci (actor) and
Alice Walker (author, The Color Purple)

Popular movies in 1953: The Robe, From Here to Eternity, Shane, How to Marry a Millionaire, Peter Pan, Hans Christian Anderson, House of Wax, Mogambo, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Moulin Rouge


Most popular television shows: I Love Lucy, Dragnet, Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts, You Bet Your Life, The Milton Berle Show, Arthur Godfrey and His Friends, Ford Theatre, The Jackie Gleason Show, Fireside Theatre and The Colgate Comedy Hour

Other events and happenings that year . . .

Ernest Hemingway won a Pulitzer Prize for "The Old Man and the Sea" - "The Power of Positive Thinking" by Norman Vincent Peale was released - The Holy Bible - Standard Version was revised - Joseph Stalin died - Watson & Crick published the structure of DNA - The Academy Awards were televised for the first time - The Korean War ended - Queen Elizabeth II was crowned Queen of England - The first color television sets go on sale in the U.S. for $1,175.00 - The corvette goes on sale -
The Transistor Radio was invented

The average cost of a car was $1510.00 - A gallon of gas was 20 cents - Average income was $4,000.00 a year - You could buy a house for $9,550.00 - A Kodak Brownie Flash camera was $13.00


WOW, I've been around awhile! LOL

PS My favorite Jazz radio station remembered my birthday. Now if they would only remember to call my name for the "Trip a Day" contest, so I can tell them I want to go to Paris, France! *smiles*

20 comments:

Sam Marshall said...

Happy Birthday!!! Hope your day is fabulous.
xxxxx

Peggy Alborn said...

Happy Birthday, beautiful lady! I'm glad we are new on-line friends - here's a hug!

Charmingdesigns said...

Happy Birthday Friend!!! Have a wonderful day!! You're one year younger then me!!! Paris, France...my dream trip too! Laurie

Lezlei Ann Young said...

Happy Birthday! You old! Wow...before color television! Of course I am only kidding...you're an oldie, but a goodie. Happy Birthday!

xoxoxoxo

Lezlei

Sherry Goodloe said...

Awwwwwwww, thanks for all the LOVE ladies!! I'm feelin' pretty good for 56 today :)

Robin said...

Happy BIRTHDAY!!!!!!! Enjoy your day:)

i am very mary said...

Happiest of birthdays baby! I'm so proud to call you my friend:) I love you endlessly! Now, go change your song for the day to Happy Birthday...

Kelly Kilmer said...

happy birthday to you!
Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday, dear Sherryyyyyy.
Happy Birthday to youuuuu

Michelle said...

Have a wonderful and ~*~ Magical ~*~ Birthday!!!!

Sharon said...

May your day be filled with sunshine and your night with the glitter of stardust. Happy Birthday. Go out and skip down the road and take time to smell the flowers. Sharon

Don Madden said...

Happy, Happy, Happy Day!
-----Don and Susan

jerseytjej said...

You are SO lucky and I cannot believe it was ELYNN HARRIS that brought us together! Happy birthday, sister!

jerseytjej said...

If you get picked to go to Paris, I will join you there!

Evidence of an Artistic Life said...

Oh, Happy Day!!! Hope it is grand!!
chris p

Stampmaiden said...

Happy Birthday Ms Sherry! I was reading your post this morning during my break and the OJays where in the background entertaining me with their Money song on your favorite radio station! Well, I heard a few waves but not your name :( but the game's not over. Oh, and I wanna go to Italy. LOL!
Linda

Lisa Lectura Creations said...

Happy Birthday Sherry! What a fabulous year to be born on! So many interesting people and cool inventions too! Hope you had a great day!

Can't wait to see your print framed to your liking! Like my post today...anything is possible! :)

Creative Blessings,
Lisa :)

Retro Cafe' Art Gallery said...

Oh, Happy Birthday my sweet friend! Oh how I wish we could share a cake (or two!). I hope you had a wonderful day!
Big Hug,
Kristin

kathy mc said...

What a cool post. Happy Birthday. I hope you had a wonderful fun filled day.

Sherry Goodloe said...

Thank you all for the birthday love!! This has been the best birthday EVER :)

Angie said...

Belated greetings - you ARE in good company! Hope this year is all you want it to be.