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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

    1946


    First of 23 nuclear explosions 46-58, Bikini atoll "first year of the Baby Boom (46-64)" Postwar birth rise: 1945: 2,873,000; 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] June Dr. Benjamin Spock:- The Common Sense Book of Baby Child Care. Start of the boom in sales of television sets (under 6000 manufactured) 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, Paris (1945-50) 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.

    1947


    CIA chartered HUAC investigations into Hollywood; Hollywood 10 blacklisted Taft-Hartley Act restricts rights of labor unions Transistor invented "Flying saucers" reported in US Oct 5 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.

    1948


    1949


    Oct 1 People's Republic of China founded

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    Oct 5 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.

    1953

    Earl Warren was sworn in as the 14th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

    1954


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    Oct 4 The Space Age began as the Soviet Union launched Sputnik, the first man-made satellite, into orbit.

    1958


    Oct 4 The first trans-Atlantic passenger jetliner service was begun by British Overseas Airways Corporation with flights between London and New York.

    1960


    fall 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 Oct 12 Khruschev bangs shoe on desk at the U.N. The Beatles perform at the Kaiserkeller Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany. Oct 19 MLK & 35 students choose jail after arrest for sit-in requesting service at the snack bar of Atlanta's Rich's department store Oct 25 MLK, held over on old traffic ticket charges, is denied bail & sentenced to four months hard labor Oct 26 JFK calls Coretta King & RFK call helps MLK's release (& JFK p.r.)

    1961


    Oct 4 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 Oct 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 Oct 11 Hayden & Paul Potter beaten on visit to voter registration activities Oct 22 Vaughn Meader tapes The First Family album

    1962


    Oct 5 The Beatles' first hit, "Love Me Do," was first released in the United Kingdom. Oct 12 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. Oct 22-28 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)

    1963


    Oct JFK signs first Atomic Test Ban Treaty (banned atmospheric tests? in space & beneath the sea) & first wheat sale to USSR Oct 13 Television broadcast of The Beatles at London Palladium and media discovers Beatlemania.

    1964


    fall oldest baby boomers enter college

    1965


    fall 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 Oct. 15 \fBU.C. Berkeley Teach-in & march (Tele Ave) 14,000\fR Norman Thomas spoke?? Oct. 16 repeat march in Berkeley, to Oakland Army Base [15,000 - Bohemia book](Vietnam Day Committee) & conflicts w police & Hell's Angels Catholic Worker David Miller burns draft card Oct. 16 \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 Oct. 16 Family Dog's First Concert "A Tribute to Dr. Strange" at Longshoreman's Hall (ILWU), Fisherman's Wharf: Jefferson Airplane & Charlatans (with Dan Hicks) Oct 18 First draft card burning arrest (under new law): David Miller Che Guevara goes to Bolivia

    1966


    Oct 6 First big free concert in Golden Gate Park Panhandle - Thousand people at "Love Pageant Rally" Diggers started free food in Panhandle (to March 67) Oct DMZ Battle 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 Oct 19 Kesey, back from Mexico, arrested Oct 25 UCLA Teach-in Oct 31 Ken Kesey's Acid Test Graduation 1966 end: 385,000 American troops in Vietnam

    1967


    Oct 2 Dead House at 710 Ashbury is busted Oct 3 Woody Guthrie dies Oct 4 Psychedelic Shop closes and Thelins go to Wash DC for exorcism of Pentagon Oct 5 Lawrence Lipton starts class at UCLA Oct 6 Death of Hippie, Loyal Son of Media, birth of free man Oct 8 Che Guevara killed in Bolivia (by troops trained in U.S.) Oct 9 First edition Rolling Stone Oct Carl Stokes becomes first black mayor of Cleveland Oct 6-12 LA Free Press: Why did you get up this morning? Oct 11 & 12 Teach-in at UCLA (w David Harris) Oct 12 "A Call to Resist Illegitimate Authority", NY Review of Books 2,000 sign, including academics, clergymen, writers Oct 16-22 \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 Oct 17 Joan Baez + 122 arrested Oak Induction Center date? & 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. Oct 21-22 35,000/50,000/100,000 Wash DC - 647 arrested at Pentagon\fR Oct 21 Diggers "Exorcism of the Pentagon" (psychedelic face paint & flowers stuck in barrels of guns) Oct 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. Oct 28 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. 1967 At the end of 1967 486,000 American troops in Vietnam Of the 15,000 killed, 60% died in 1967

    1968


    Oct 2 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 Oct 3 Yuppie Jerry Rubin arrives at HUAC's inquiry into Aug uprisings w a toy M-16 & a red, blue & yel cape resembling VC flag Oct Angela Davis, 26?, goes to jail late- 4000 demonstrators at U.C. Berkeley after Regents denied credit for Cleaver's course Oct 12 "Hey Jude" is the #1 single in the US for the third week in a row. Oct 18 John & Yoko busted Oct 31 LBJ ordered halt to all bombing in Viet Nam.

    1969


    Oct early: Beatles: Abbey Road Dylan bootleg: Great White Wonder Oct 5 "Monty Python's Flying Circus" made its debut on BBC Television. Oct 6 Weathermen blow up statue commemorating police victims of Haymarket bombings Oct 8 Weathermen/Weather Underground violent "Days of Rage" demos, Chicago - 3 shot, 300 arrested Oct 9 2,500 Natl Guard called in -> Oct ll Oct 12? Gitlin says Manson arrested and charged Oct 15 '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 12,000 Chicago & Pres of 79 colleges appeal to Nixon to step up withdrawal timetable (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 Oct 21 Jack Kerouac dies Rumor about McCartney dead starts with one of The Beatles's recording hidden message. Oct 29-31 Chicago Eight Trial: Judge Hoffman orders Bobby Seale bound & gagged (after refused permission to act as or have his own defense counsel) Oct 30 Supreme Court orders immediate desegregation thru out U.S. Oct 31 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

    1970


    Oct 4 rock singer Janis Joplin, 27, was found dead in her Hollywood hotel room.

    1971


    Oct 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 Oct 16 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) Oct 29 Duane Allman killed riding motorcycle

    1972


    Oct 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 Oct 18 Congress passes the Clean Water Act.

    1973


    Oct 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? Oct 6 Egypt and Syria launched a surprise attack on Israel as the Jewish nation observed Yom Kippur Oct 10 Spiro Agnew resigns as Vice President Oct 20 "Saturday Night Massacre": Nixon fires special prosecutor Archibald Cox. Attorney General Elliot Richardson & Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus resign. Oct 23 Eight impeachment resolutions introduced in the House

    1974


    US airlift of military supplies to Cambodia's Lon Nol regime suspended until March Oct 7 John Lennon finally given legal status to stay in the US (after 3 year legal battle)

    1976


    Oct 22 On this day in 1976, Keith Moon performed his final show with the Who.

    1977

    Oct 4 India's former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was released from police custody less than 24 hours after her arrest on charges of political corruption.

    1980


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    Oct 7 Egypt's President Anwar Sadat was assassinated while reviewing military parade in Cairo.

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    1989

    Oct 5 The Dalai Lama, the exiled spiritual leader of Tibet, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

    1997

    Oct 11 John Denver's plane crashed in to the Pacific Ocean off Monterey Bay. BirthDay: 2000 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. SOURCES: 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, Compton Encyclophedia, Internet Research - Jeri


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