TIME LINE


1967

Prices:

Bread: $.22/loaf
Car: $2,425
Eggs: $1.10/doz
Gas: $.28/gallon
House: $24,600
Milk: $1.03/gallon
Stamp: $.05
Average Yearly Income: $7,305
Minimum Wage: $1.40/hr

Movies:

Bonnie and Clyde
Starring: Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway
Director: Arthur Penn

Valley of the Dolls
Starring: Barbara Parkins, Patty Duke
Director: Mark Robson

Wait Until Dark
Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Alan Arkin
Director: Terence Young

TV:

Dragnet
Spider Man
The Carol Burnett Show
The Flying Nun

Sports:

Green Bay Packers beat Kansas City in the 1st Super Bowl
Mickey Mantle hits his 500th career home run
St Louis Cardinals defeat Boston in a 7-game World Series

Vietnam:

With hundreds of soldiers dying weekly the troop strength in Vietnam increases to 475,000

Back in the World:

President - Lyndon Johnson
Vice President - Hubert Humphrey
The FIRST heart transplant takes place
The first microwave oven is introduced

1968

Prices:

Bread: $.22/loaf
Car: $2,450
Eggs: $1.12/doz
Gas: $.33/gallon
House: $26,600
Milk: $1.15/gallon
Stamp: $.06
Average Yearly Income: $7,844
Minimum Wage: $1.60/hr

Movies:

Bedazzled
Starring: Peter Cook, Dudley Moore
Director: Stanley Donen

Bullitt
Starring: Steve McQueen, Jacqueline Bisset
Director: Peter Yates

Yellow Submarine
Starring: John Lennon, Paul McCartney
Director: George Dunning (II)

TV:

Adam-12
Hawaii Five-0
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In
60 Minutes

Sports:

Green Bay beats Oakland in the second Super Bowl
Detroit wins the World Series
The most controversial Olympics ever held in Mexico City

Vietnam:

President Johnson orders a halt North Vietnam bombing
My Lai massacre occurs - 450 die
Saigon police chief executes Viet Cong officer with a shot to the head
Highest US casualty toll to date saw 543 Americans KIA, and 2547 WIA in a single week
US sends 10,500 additional soldiers to Vietnam
Viet Cong launch the Tet Offensive

Back in the World:

President - Lyndon Johnson
Vice President - Hubert Humphrey
Dr Martin Luther King is assassinated in Memphis TN
2 months later Bobby Kennedy is assassinated in Los Angeles CA
Jacqueline Kennedy marries Aristotle Onassis
Johnny Cash & June Carter wed
LBJ announces he will not seek re-election

1969

Prices:

Bread: $.23/loaf
Car: $2,475
Eggs: $1.14/doz
Gas: $.36/gallon
House: $27,900
Milk: $1.26/gallon
Stamp: $.06
Average Yearly Income: $8,547
Minimum Wage: $1.60/hr

Movies:

Easy Rider
Starring: Dennis Hopper, Peter Fonda
Director: Dennis Hopper

Midnight Cowboy
Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight
Director: John Schlesinger

True Grit
Starring: John Wayne, Kim Darby
Director: Henry Hathaway

TV:

Hee Haw
Marcus Welby MD
Sesame Street
The Brady Bunch

Sports:

Boston Celtics sold for an NBA record $6 million
New York Jets win the Super Bowl against Baltimore Colts, defying all logic
The New York Mets win their FIRST World Series

Vietnam:

Nixon begins secret bombing of Cambodia
Peak troop strength in Vietnam: 543,482
US troop withdrawal begins in Vietnam

Back in the World:

President - Richard Nixon
Vice President - Spiro Agnew
Neil Armstrong takes first steps on the Moon
First human eye transplant performed
US govt holds its 1st draft lottery since WW II
US population reaches 200 million
Wendy's Hamburger chain opens
Woodstock rock festival held in Bethel NY

1970

Prices:

Bread: $.24/loaf
Car: $2,450
Eggs: $1.16/doz
Gas: $.36/gallon
House: $26,600
Milk: $1.15/gallon
Stamp: $.06
Average Yearly Income: $8,734

Movies:

Airport
Starring: Burt Lancaster, Dean Martin
Director: George Seaton

Love Story
Starring: Ali MacGraw, Ryan O'Neal
Director: Arthur Hiller

Mash
Starring: Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould
Director: Robert Altman

Patton
Starring: George C Scott
Director: Franklin Schaffner

TV:

Mary Tyler Moore
Odd Couple
Ray Stevens Show

Sports:

Baltimore Orioles win the World Series
Baseball umpires call their 1st strike
First baseball game at Cincinnati's Riverfront Stadium
Joe Frazier succeeds Ali as world heavyweight champion
Willie Mays hits # 3,000

Vietnam:

Troop strength in Vietnam dropped to 334,000
The movement of the last US ground troops out of Cambodia is announced by the Army

Back in the World:

President - Richard Nixon
Vice President - Spiro Agnew
Boeing 747 makes its maiden voyage
National Guard kill 4 students at Kent State University
PBS becomes a network
The first ever EARTH DAY is celebrated
US lowers voting age from 21 to 18

1971

Prices:

House: $28,300
Milk: $1.18/gallon
Gas: $.36/gallon
Stamp: $.08
Average Yearly Income: $9,028

Movies:

A Clockwork Orange
Starring: Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee
Director: Stanley Kubrick

Billy Jack
Starring: Tom Laughlin
Director: Tom Laughlin

Harold and Maude
Starring: Ruth Gordon, Bud Cort
Director: Hal Ashby

TV:

All in the Family
Columbo

Sports:

Pittsburgh Pirates win the World Series
Roberto Clemente is MVP of the World Series

Vietnam:

Troop strength in Vietnam drops below 200,000

Back in the World:

President - Richard Nixon
Vice President - Spiro Agnew
Cigarette advertisements banned on TV
Walt Disney World opens

1971

Prices:

Car: $4,500
Eggs: $1.18/doz
Gas: $.36/gal
Milk: $1.32/gal
House: $40,000
Stamp: $.08
Average Yearly Income: $14,000
Minimum Wage: $1.60

Movies:

Deliverance
Starring: Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds
Director: John Boorman

The Candidate
Starring: Robert Redford, Peter Boyle
Director: Michael Ritchie

The French Connection
Starring: Gene Hackman
Director: William Friedkin

The Godfather
Starring: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino
Director: Francis Ford Coppola

TV:

Columbo
M*A*S*H
The Waltons

Sports:

Cuban heavyweight Teofil-Stevenson becomes only 3X boxing Olympic gold medalist to date
Miami Dolphins win the Super Bowl

Vietnam:

NVA launches its greatest offensive of the entire war
Bombing of North Vietnam by the US begins again

Back in the World:

President - Richard Nixon
Vice President - Spiro Agnew
Watergate
The World Trade Center in NYC opens



DO YOU REMEMBER:

When all the girls had ugly gym uniforms?

When it took five minutes for the TV to warm up?

When Mom was there when you got home from school?

When nobody owned a purebred dog?

When a quarter was a decent allowance?

When you'd stoop over to pick up a penny?

When your Mom wore nylons that came in two pieces?

When all your male teachers wore neckties?

When all you female teachers wore high heels and dresses?

When You got your windshield cleaned and oil checked at the gas pump?

When you paid 35 cent/gallon for gas and didn't pay for air at the pump?

When businesses gave trading stamps?

When there were washtub wringers?

When laundry detergent came with free glasses, dishes or towels inside?

When it was exciting to go to a restaurant for dinner with your parents?

When it was threatened you'd be kept back a grade if you failed. . and it happened?

When Studebakers and when a 57 Chevy was everyone's dream car?

Cruising, peeling out, laying rubber and watching submarine races?

When boys and girls went steady?

When you knew where the car keys were because they were in the ignition, and the doors were unlocked?

Lying on your back in the grass and imagining what that cloud looked like?

Playing baseball with no adults to help kids with the rules of the game?

When stuff came without safety seals because no one had yet tried to poison a perfect stranger?

When being sent to the principal's office was nothing compared to the fate that awaited you at home?

Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys, Laurel and Hardy?

The Lone Ranger, The Shadow Knows, Nellie Bell, Roy and Dale, Trigger and Buttermilk?

Beanie and Cecil and Howdy Doody and the Peanut Gallery?

Long bike rides, baseball games, Hula Hoops, bowling and visits to the pool?

Pixie Sticks, candy cigarettes, wax Coke-shaped bottles and Jiffy Pop popcorn?

Soda pop machines that dispensed glass bottles for a nickel?

Coffee shops with tableside jukeboxes and 15 cent McDonald hamburgers?

PF Flyers, peashooters, roller-skate keys and cork pop guns?

Blackjack, Clove and Teaberry chewing gum and Penny candy?

Home milk delivery in glass bottles with cardboard stoppers?

Drive ins, newsreels before the movie, Hi-Fi's, 45 RPM records and reel-to-reel tape recorders?

Telephone numbers with a word prefix...(Raymond 4-601) and party lines?

Metal ice cubes trays with levers?

Double dog dares, Mimeograph paper and the Fuller Brush Man?

Tinkertoys, erector Sets, the Fort Apache Play Set and Lincoln Logs?

5 cent packs of baseball cards with that awful pink slab of bubble gum?

When decisions were made by saying "eeny-meeny-miney-moe"?

When "Race issue" meant arguing about who ran the fastest?

When catching fireflies could happily occupy an entire evening?

When it wasn't odd to have two or three "Best Friends"?

When the worst thing you could catch from the opposite sex was "cooties"?

When having a weapon in school meant being caught with a slingshot?

When a foot of snow was a dream come true?

When "Oly-oly-oxen-free" made perfect sense?

When spinning around, getting dizzy, and falling down was fun?

When baseball cards in the spokes transformed any bike into a motorcycle?

When taking drugs meant chewing orange-flavored aspirin?

When water balloons were the ultimate weapon?



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