BOOMER TIME-LINE FOR OCTOBER
By Jeri Maier, Deryl D. Danner Sr. & Jack Ellis
Statue of Liberty
On October 28, 1886, President Cleveland
dedicated the Statue of Liberty,
a gift from France, in New York Harbor.
The Statue was designated a National
Monument on October 15, 1924.
On October 28, 1936, President Franklin
Roosevelt rededicated the statue of
Liberty on its 50th anniversary.
The Statue was extensively restored in
time for her spectacular centennial
on July 4, 1986
First of 23 nuclear explosions 46-58, Bikini atoll
"first year of the Baby Boom (46-64)"
Postwar birth rise:
1946: 3.5 mil;
1947: 3.75 mil)
[Storming Heaven p.94 sez Baby Boom height 54-64
4 mill babies born/year]
[1950s "baby boom in every industrialized country" - Hall]
Dr. Benjamin Spock:- The Common Sense
Book of Baby Child Care.
Start of the boom in sales of television sets (under 6000
Xerography process invented
ENIAC electronic brain built at Pennsylvania
University Arthur Koestler:
Darkness at Noon earlier?
Franz Kafka: Amerika earlier?
"Existentialists" center, St. Germain-des-Pres,
Buckminster Fuller designs Dymaxion House
Pacifica Foundation founded
Kerouac and Ginsberg meet Neal Cassady in
New York City
Pete Seeger moves to NY after getting out of
the military, starts "People's Songs" (whatis)
Josh White playing at Cafe Society Downtown
(Sheridan Square, Greenwich Village)
and Leadbelly around NY also.
HUAC investigations into Hollywood; Hollywood 10
Taft-Hartley Act restricts rights of labor unions
Transistor invented "Flying saucers" reported in US
In the first televised White House address,
President Truman urged Americans to refrain from eating
meat on Tuesdays and poultry on Sundays to help
starving people in other countries.
People's Republic of China founded
Earl Warren was sworn in as the 14th
chief justice of the United States,
succeeding Fred M. Vinson.
1921 The World Series was broadcast on the radio
for the first time.
Earl Warren was sworn in as the
14th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court
The Space Age began as the Soviet Union
launched Sputnik, the first man-made satellite,
The first trans-Atlantic passenger jetliner service
was begun by British Overseas Airways Corporation
with flights between London and New York.
back at U Mich, Hayden founds VOICE
Leary returns to Harvard, secures a supply of
psilocybin from Sandoz, & starts the Harvard
Project; He also contacted Huxley and his group:
Gerald Heard (Huxley's friend from England's
Bloomsbury group), Humphrey Osmond (English
psychiatrist in Canada), Al Hubbard
Khruschev bangs shoe on desk at the U.N.
The Beatles perform at the Kaiserkeller Club,
Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany.
MLK & 35 students choose jail after arrest for sit-in
requesting service at the snack bar of Atlanta's Rich's
MLK, held over on old traffic ticket charges, is
denied bail & sentenced to four months hard labor
JFK calls Coretta King & RFK call helps MLK's release
(& JFK p.r.)
Mass arrest of 3 SNCC members &
110 Negro high school students
praying on McComb City Hall steps in protest of
Lee's slaying &suspension of two Freedom
Riders - ends SNCC voter registration project
The Twist is still the rage and Chubby Checker
leaves for European tour
SLATE leads vigil against resumption of
nuclear testing by US &USSR; 50,000 women
around US demonstrate against the resumption
Hayden & Paul Potter beaten on visit to
voter registration activities
Vaughn Meader tapes The First Family album
The Beatles' first hit, "Love Me Do,"
was first released in the United Kingdom.
The Beatles perform at the Cavern Club at lunchtime;
and they also appeared that evening at the Tower
Ballroom, New Brighton, Wallasey. The Tower
show is Brian Epstein promotional package, with US
rocker Little Richard topping the bill.
JFK's Cuban Missile Blockade\fP
(after 10 months of CIA's Operation Mongoose)
WORLD COMES CLOSEST EVER TO NUCLEAR WAR
(Dylan writes A Hard Rains A-Gonna Fall)
US-USSR sign Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty (bans atmospheric
tests) & Nuclear non-proliferation pact (after Oct 62)
JFK signs first Atomic Test Ban Treaty
(banned atmospheric tests? in space & beneath the sea)
& first wheat sale to USSR
Television broadcast of The Beatles at London Palladium
and media discovers Beatlemania.
oldest baby boomers enter college
Start of mini-skirts in stores-USA. (mini skirts already
perliferated London in late 1964 - Jeri)
Ballad of Green Berets tops charts
Millbrook house breaks up
Brigette Bardot in Time and Life
\fBU.C. Berkeley Teach-in & march (Tele Ave) 14,000\fR
Norman Thomas spoke??
repeat march in Berkeley, to Oakland Army Base
[15,000 - Bohemia book](Vietnam Day Committee) &
conflicts w police &
Catholic Worker David Miller burns draft card
\fB Viet protests (teach-ins, marches) in 80 cities including
Fifth Ave, NY 15-20,000; Ann Arbor; Madison; Boston;
Detroit; Phil; Tokyo; London; Rome +)\fR
100,000 people in nearly 1,000 cities (Hayden)
Natl Coord Com to End the War in Viet
Family Dog's First Concert
"A Tribute to Dr. Strange" at Longshoreman's Hall (ILWU),
Fisherman's Wharf: Jefferson Airplane & Charlatans
(with Dan Hicks)
First draft card burning arrest (under new law): David Miller
Che Guevara goes to Bolivia
First big free concert in Golden Gate Park
Panhandle - Thousand people at "Love Pageant Rally"
Diggers started free food in Panhandle (to March 67)
Bobby Seale & Huey P. Newton form
Black Panthers of Oakland
(they met as student leaders at Merritt College,
dropped out, & working as community
organizers for the North Oakland Poverty
Program, write 10-point platform program.
Stand-up comedian Seale becomes "Chairman",
Newton "Minister of Defense", start patrolling Oakland
on weekend nights
Kesey, back from Mexico, arrested
Ken Kesey's Acid Test Graduation
1966 end: 385,000 American troops in Vietnam
Dead House at 710 Ashbury is busted
Woody Guthrie dies
Psychedelic Shop closes and Thelins go to Wash DC
for exorcism of Pentagon
Lawrence Lipton starts class at UCLA
Death of Hippie, Loyal Son of Media, birth of free man
Che Guevara killed in Bolivia (by troops trained in U.S.)
First edition Rolling Stone
Carl Stokes becomes first black mayor of Cleveland
LA Free Press: Why did you get up this morning?
Oct 11 & 12
Teach-in at UCLA (w David Harris)
"A Call to Resist Illegitimate Authority", NY
Review of Books 2,000 sign, including academics,
\fBStop the Draft Week: Anti-draft/draft-card "turn-in" rallies:
Chicago, Phil, Boston, Cincinnati, Portland\fR
organized by National Mobilization Committee,
a broad coalition of pacifist, religious, & radical groups
Joan Baez + 122 arrested Oak Induction Center
& Rev Wm Sloane Coffin Jr (43, Yale chaplain),
Dr Benjamin Spock (64),
Mitchell Goodman (41, novelist),
Marcus Raskin (33, former White House Disarmament aide
& co-director of Washington research organization), and
Michael Ferber (23, Harvard grad student)
and 1 other deliver draft cards to U.S. Justice Dept.
35,000/50,000/100,000 Wash DC - 647 arrested at Pentagon\fR
Diggers "Exorcism of the Pentagon"
(psychedelic face paint & flowers stuck in barrels of guns)
Rev. Philip Berrigan, a Josephite priest, Tom Lewis,
David Eberhardt, and James Mengel pour duck's blood over
draft files in the Baltimore, Md. Sel. Serv. hdqs.
5 a.m.: Huey Newton (25) questioned by police in Oakland
"desolate district". One hour later under arrest at hospital
w gunshot wound in stomach. Few weeks later indicted
on murder of one officer (John Frey Jr.), wounding of
another, & kidnapping of bystander.
At the end of 1967 486,000 American troops in Vietnam
Of the 15,000 killed, 60% died in 1967
After 9 weeks of student strikes,
Mexican military opens fire on 6,000 gathered
in housing project plaza for march on
Natl Polytech Institute to protest army
occupation of campus 28-200 killed,
200-500 wounded, 1500 jailed
Yuppie Jerry Rubin arrives at HUAC's inquiry into Aug
uprisings w a toy M-16 & a red, blue & yel cape
resembling VC flag
Angela Davis, 26?, goes to jail
late- 4000 demonstrators at U.C. Berkeley
after Regents denied credit for Cleaver's course
"Hey Jude" is the #1 single in the US for the third
week in a row.
John & Yoko busted
LBJ ordered halt to all bombing in Viet Nam.
early: Beatles: Abbey Road
Dylan bootleg: Great White Wonder
"Monty Python's Flying Circus" made its debut
on BBC Television.
Weathermen blow up statue commemorating police victims
of Haymarket bombings
Weathermen/Weather Underground violent "Days of Rage"
demos, Chicago - 3 shot, 300 arrested
2,500 Natl Guard called in -> Oct ll
Gitlin says Manson arrested and charged
'Viet Moratorium'** [Peace Day] thruout US\fR
(organized by Sam Brown & David Mixner)
100,000 Boston Common / 40,000 Bryant Park,
Manhattan / 30,000 candlelight march past
White House, led by MLK (Life)
Wash D.C.: names of 45,000 Amers killed in Viet carried
& Pres of 79 colleges appeal to Nixon to step up
(black armbands worn all over the U.S.)
[10 million involved throughout the U.S.]
John Lennon returns MBE to protest UK's involvement in
the Nigerian war & its support of US in Vietnam
Jack Kerouac dies
Rumor about McCartney dead starts with one
of The Beatles's recording hidden message.
Chicago Eight Trial: Judge Hoffman orders Bobby Seale
bound & gagged (after refused permission to act
as or have his own defense counsel)
Supreme Court orders immediate desegregation thru out U.S.
Wheeler's Ranch invaded by 25-man army of policemen,
narcotics agents, juvenile officers, FBI agents, etc.
without search warrant; when one of female residents
arrested, Bill Wheeler objected, and was attacked;
Bill Wheeler and four others arrested for assault;
all later found not guilty
rock singer Janis Joplin, 27,
was found dead in her Hollywood hotel room.
Last LOOK Mag
Follow-up to 68 Kerner Commission report says if present trends
continue in inner-city racial problems, "most cities by 1980
will be preponderantly black & brown, & totally bankrupt"
Huey Newton returns to US to begin a new trial
Drive to enroll 25 million new voters is getting 5 new
Democrats to 2 new Repubs, influencing local
elections; college towns get uptight
E Cleaver press conference in Algiers to announce his
return to U.S. (sez Ringolevio)
H. Rap Brown, Pres SNCC captured after black bar hold-up, NY
(with 3 St. Louis black men including Richard Moore &
Eddie Josephs) after 17 mos fugitive (since May 70)
Duane Allman killed riding motorcycle
Nixon & Gromyko sign arms limitation treaty
Kissinger: "Peace is at hand" in Vietnam
US negotiating a settlement that would withdraw
Amer troops but leave revolutionary troops, until
set-up of a newly-elected government; Saigon
government refuses to agree
Congress passes the Clean Water Act.
Oil talks fail & various OPEC countries cut off
oil deliveries to other countries, including U.S.,
causing shortages (to March 74)
Retrial of Chicago 7 on contempt charges;
of 159 charges, only 13 upheld - ?all released?
Egypt and Syria launched a surprise attack on Israel as
the Jewish nation observed Yom Kippur
Spiro Agnew resigns as Vice President
"Saturday Night Massacre": Nixon fires special prosecutor
Archibald Cox. Attorney General Elliot Richardson &
Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus resign.
Eight impeachment resolutions introduced in the House
US airlift of military supplies to Cambodia's
Lon Nol regime suspended until March
John Lennon finally given legal status to stay
in the US (after 3 year legal battle)
On this day in 1976, Keith Moon performed his
final show with the Who.
India's former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi
was released from police custody less than 24
hours after her arrest on charges of political
Egypt's President Anwar Sadat was assassinated
while reviewing military parade in Cairo.
The Dalai Lama, the exiled spiritual
leader of Tibet, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
John Denver's plane crashed in to the Pacific Ocean
off Monterey Bay.
Oct 1: Mark McGwire, 36; Jimmy Carter, 75.
Oct 2: Annie Leibovitz, 50.
Oct 3: Neve Campbell, 26; Gwen Stefani, 30.
Oct 4: Alicia Silverstone, 23; Susan Sarandon, 53.
Oct 5: Kate Winslet, 24; Grant Hill, 27;
Josie Bissett, 29.
Oct 6: Amy Jo Johnson, 29; Elisabeth Shue, 36.
Oct 7: Bobby Brown, 30; Yo-Yo Ma, 44.
Oct 8: Matt Damon, 29; R.L. Stine, 56;
Jesse Jackson, 58.
Oct 9: Scott Bakula, 45.
Oct 10: Tanya Tucker, 41.
Oct 11: Luke Perry, 35; Joan Cusack, 37.
Oct 12: Marion Jones, 24; Luciano Pavarotti, 64.
Oct 13: Tisha Campbell, 29; Nancy Kerrigan, 30;
Kelly Preston, 36; Marie Osmond, 40.
Oct 14: Usher, 21; Ralph Lauren, 60.
Oct 15: Vanessa Marcil, 30; Sarah Ferguson, 40.
Oct 16: Kellie Martin, 24; Paul Kariya, 25; Tim Robbins, 41
Oct 17: Ziggy Marley, 31; Sophie Marceau, 33;
Suzanne Somers, 54; Arthur Miller, 84.
Oct 18: Martina Navratilova, 43.
Oct 19: Trey Parker, 30; Evander Holyfield, 37;
Jennifer Holliday, 39.
Oct 20: Snoop Dogg, 28; Tom Petty, 47.
Oct 21: Jeremy Miller, 23; Jade Jagger, 28.
Oct 22: Zac Hanson, 14; Patti Davis, 47;
Catherine Deneuve, 56.
Oct 23: Dwight Yoakam, 43; Johnny Carson, 74.
Oct 24: Monica, 19; Kevin Kline, 52.
Oct 25: Marion Ross, 71.
Oct 26: Natalie Merchant, 36; Marla Maples, 36;
Hillary Clinton, 52; Jaclyn Smith, 52.
Oct 27: Toni Braxton, 32; Matt Drudge, 33.
Oct 28: Joaquin Phoenix, 25; Julia Roberts, 32;
Lauren Holly, 36; Bill Gates, 44; Dennis Franz, 55.
Oct 29: Winona Ryder, 28; Joely Fisher, 31;
Dylan McDermott, 37.
Oct 30: Nia Long, 29; Henry Winkler, 54.
Oct 31: Chris Tucker, 26; Vanilla Ice, 32;
Jane Pauley, 49; Dan Rather, 68.
Judy Goldsmith's Timeline web site.
Bill Murrey's Timeline web site.
Fox Sport TV (Big Mc's 62 - 98)
Life Magazine - CD and web site
CNN Almanac web site.
History Channel Web Site Life Magazine CD,
Internet Research - Jeri