Come on in and wish BTex a Happy B-Day! 4/20


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Aug 18, 2002
Have a great Birthday! Taking you back to 1966!

Wednesday, April 20, 1966
Top News Headlines This Week:
Apr 20 - WDCA TV channel 20 in Washington, DC (IND) begins broadcasting Apr 21 - Emperor Haile Selassie (Ethiopia) visits Kingston Jamaica Apr 22 - USSR performs underground nuclear test Apr 22 - Atlanta Braves win their 1st game, beating NY Mets 8-4 Apr 24 - Atlanta Braves win NL-record 18 straight home games (17 in Milwaukee) Apr 24 - Carol Mann wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Invitational
Top Songs for 1966
We Can Work It Out by Beatles The Ballad of the Green Berets by S/Sgt. Barry Sadler
Monday, Monday by The Mama's & the Papa's Cherish by Association
I'm a Believer by Monkees You Can't Hurry Love by Supremes
Winchester Cathedral by New Vaudeville Band Soul and Inspiration by Righteous Brothers
Summer In the City by Lovin' Spoonful Wild Thing by Troggs

1966 Prices US President
Bread: $0.22/loaf Lyndon B. Johnson
Milk: $1.11/gal US Vice President
Eggs: $1.05/doz Hubert H. Humphrey
Car: $2,410 Academy Award Winners
Gas: $0.32/gal Best Picture: A Man For All Seasons
Directed By F.zimmerman
Best Actor: Paul Scofield
in A Man For All Seasons
Best Actress: Elizabeth Taylor
in Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?

House: $23,300
Stamp: $0.05/ea
Avg Income: $8,395/yr
Min Wage: $1.25/hr
DOW Avg: 786
People born on April 20
1920 - John Paul Stevens Illinois, Supreme Court Justice (1975- )
1941 - Ryan O'Neal LA Calif, actor (Peyton Place, Paper Moon, Love Story)
1949 - Jessica Lange Cloquet Minnesota, actress (King Kong, Tootsie)

On TV in 1966
I Spy Family Affair The F.B.I. Tarzan The Dean Martin Show
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour Batman Rat Patrol Daktari The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Hot New Toys in 1966
Parker Brothers' Ouija Board Incredible Edibles Get Smart Pen Radio
Twister Hot Wheels Mystery Date
Green Hornet Walkie Talkie Captain Action Battery Operated Batmobile

Top Books in 1966
The Art of Memory by Frances A. Yates The Magus by John Fowles
Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys The Contours of American History by William Appleman Williams
Yo, Juan de Pareja (I, Juan de Pareja) by Elizabeth Borton de Trevino
Sep 28, 2003
All the best BTex (y)

Aaah the sixties - those were the days my friend, we thought they'd never end - we :D


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