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Sunday, August 15, 2004

What happened the year YOU were born?





In 1965 (the year I was born)


Lyndon B. Johnson is president of the US


Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara calls for a nationwide network of bomb shelters


Former leader of the Black Muslims, Malcolm X, is shot and killed in New York City


To protest voting rights discrimination, civil rights demonstrators begin a march from Selma to Montgomery with federal troop protection


The first commercial satellite, Early Bird, is launched into space by Nasa to transmit telephone and television signals


Voting Rights Act is signed into law


Riots by young blacks in the Watts area of Los Angeles begin, causing $200 million in damage


Hurricane Betsy claims 75 lives in southern Florida and Louisiana


United States President Lyndon Johnson proclaims his "Great Society" during his State of the Union address


Dr. Dre, Sarah Jessica Parker, Robert Downey Jr., Shania Twain, Moby, and Ben Stiller are born


Los Angeles Dodgers win the World Series


Green Bay Packers win the NFL championship


Montreal Canadiens win the Stanley Cup


The Sound of Music, starring Julie Andrews, is the top grossing film


Dune by Frank Herbert is published


The Beatles' Rubber Soul is released


"Satisfaction" by Rolling Stones is a top hit


The Beatles appear on The Ed Sullivan Show, performing songs from their new album Help!


Sony introduces the Betamax, a home video tape recorder


Nearly all of NBC's programs are now broadcast in color


I Dream of Jeannie premieres



What Happened the Year You Were Born?


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