BOOMER TIME-LINE FOR SEPTEMBER



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1945


April Allied forces attack Berlin; Hitler commits suicide May 7 Germany surrenders July 16 First atomic bomb explosion, Alamogordo, New Mexico Aug8&9 "Atom bombs dropped on Hiroshima, Nagasaki" Sept 2 Surrender of Japan; "WORLD WAR II ends"

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 mill; 1947: 3.75 mill) [Storming Heaven p.94 sez Baby Boom height 54-64 4 mill babies born/year] [1950s "baby boom in every industrialized country" - Hall)

1948


Sept First Emmy Awards Ceremony telecast.

1951


Sept First transcontinental television broadcast

1955


Sept 14 Little Richard records 'Tutti Frutti' Sept 30 James Dean dies in Porsche crash on Highway 46/Highway 41 intersection east of Highway 101 in Paso Robles. He was on his to the the Rodeo in Salinas. East of Eden released, but Rebel and Giant not released yet at the time of his death.

1961


Sept Dylan plays Gerde's Folk City in Greenwich Village, gets first review (Times) Sept 17 U.K.: March & sit-down, Parliament Sq large numbers & many arrests (while Russell in jail) Sept 24 Herbert Lee, 52, local Negro leader & freedom school attendee, Fayette City, shot by State Rep. Hurst (check) fall Leary founds International Foundation for Internal Freedom (IFIF) to promote LSD research & publish The Psychedelic Review; IFIF rents two houses in Newton as "Freedom House"s Sept SNCC voter registration drive leaders in Georgia sniped at & churches burned & Mississippi (Ruleville) Sept 30 -Oct 1 JFK calls out troops to allow James Meredith to become the first Negro admitted to U Miss (Dylan writes Oxford Town) (troops stay until late summer 1963, after Meredith has his degree)

1963


Sept? negative pieces on Leary/Alpert firing appear in Esquire, Saturday Evening Post, Look (get?) mid-Sep Timothy Leary, Richard Alpert, and other Harvard alumni LSD-researchers move to the Hitchcock's estate in Millbrook, New York (+ The Psychedelic Exp going to printer) Sept Birmingham fights over school integration Sept 10 20 Negro children integrated into Birmingham schools Sept 13 Wallace announces candidacy for president Sept 15 16th St. Baptist church in Birmingham bombed, killing four young Negro female Sunday School students (Addie Mae Collins 14, Denise McNair 11, Carol Robertson 14, Cynthia Wesley 11)

1964


Aug-Sept Beatles first U.S. tour: 25 North American cities Sept 27 Beatles Hollywood Bowl concert 1964 fall Ralph Metzner, Harvard alumni of Leary's group, goes to India, contacts & studies with Lama Govinda (?The Way of the White Clouds) fall Oldest baby boomers enter college Sept Selective Service calls up 27,500, more than in any month since 1953 Sept Wilderness Act becomes law (by 1988 adds 80 million acres to the 11 million acres currently in the wilderness system) Sept early: Clark Kerr bans all politicking outside UC Berkerly's main gate Sept 27 Warren Commission Report on JFK assasination released; says Oswald's was the only bullet

1965


fall Start of mini-skirts in stores-USA. (mini skirts already perliferated London in late 1964 - Jeri) fall Ballad of Green Berets tops charts Sept 2 Beatles Cow Palace Sept 5 SF Ex writer Michael Fallon applies the term "hippie" to the SF counterculture in an article about the Blue Unicorn coffeehouse where LEMAR (Legalize Marijuana) & the Sexual Freedom League meet, & hippie houses declares the Beat movement is alive in the Haight Ashbury. fall Millbrook house breaks up fall Brigette Bardot in Time and Life

1966


Sept 9 SF Oracle starts Sept 11 First Elections in South Vietnam Sept first Lunar Orbiter photo of Earth Vietnam Air War going on Mobilization to End the War in Vietnam formed George Harrison to India for 6 weeks to study sitar with Ravi Shankar Sept 15 Gemini 11 shoots pix of world surfaces Sept 19 Joan Baez leads 160 Negro children to Mississippi elem school. Sept late: Leary holds press conf NY Advtg Club announcing formation of a psychedelic religion - League for Spiritual Discovery ("Turn on, tune in, drop out") & starts nightly presentations at the Village Theater Sept 25 LA Free Press headline: The lesser of two evils is still an evil (explain) (?about Reagan?)

1967


Sept? Alpert meets Bhagwan Dass at the Blue Tibetan in Katmandu, stays in India & follows him until he meets his guru Sept 500,000 in South Vietnam, 600,000 in Southeast Asia Sept Tom Hayden & 30 Americans meet North Vietnamese leaders in Czechoslovakia; Hayden goes on to Vietnam to help return three U.S. P.O.W.s (to Nov 11) Sept 15 Donovan performs at the Hollywood Bowl.

1968


Sept 8 Huey Newton (leader Black Panther Party) convicted Oakland vol manslaughter Oak policeman Sept Stock Market starts 18 month +? downhill slide Sept American Indian Movement (AIM) born as a volunteer street patrol to combat police brutality, Minneapolis Sept 18 Troops invade Mexico City Natl Univ (demos since mid summer) Sept "Eldridge Cleaver banned from lecturing on U.C. Berkeley campus"

1969


Sept 3 North Vietnamese leader Ho Chi Minh dies at 79. Sept 13 Toronto: Lennon & "Plastic Ono Band" Sept 13 Viet Cong launch an artillery attack against a South Vietnamese civilian village which leaves more than 100 dead. Sept 15 David Brower announces founding of Friends of the Earth Sept 19 President Nixon announces a 50,000-man cut in planned draft calls for the rest of the year. Sept 16 President Nixon announces a withdrawal of about 35,000 US troops from South Vietnam. Sept 24 "Trial of Chicago Eight" starts (David Dellinger, Rennie Davis, Thomas Hayden, Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, John Froines, Lee Weiner, Bobby Seale) Sept 28 W Germany: first (postwar) Socialists take power (Willy Brandt & Social Democrats in coalition with Free Democrats)

1970


Sept Selective Service Systems report: 271 "anti-draft occurrances" since January Sept 12 Leary escapes prison (San Luis Obispo) with help from the Weather Underground, joins Cleaver in Algiers Sept 18 Jimi Hendrix dies at 27 Monterey Folk Festival (Kris Kristofferson)

1971


Sept Attica Federal Prison: 5 day revolt ends with 1000 state & local police & prison guards storming the prison, 41 prisoners? dead Sept 16 Japan: 5,000 farmers & students battle 5,000 police in demo to prevent govt taking of land for Tokyo International Airport at Narita

1972


Sept 5 Arabs kill Israeli athletes at Munich Olympics (at the Athelete Village)

1973


Sept Chile coup overthrows Salvador Allende Sept 11 Allende killed Sept Jim Croce dies Sept Lennon to LA with May Pang & Spector sessions Sept 12 Nixon Resigns

1974


Sept Ford grants amnesty to draft evaders (Sept Green Revolution plan announced) Sept 16 US Dist Ct dismisses all charges against Banks & Means for Wounded Knee takeover

1975


Sept 5 Lynette `Squeaky' Fromme fires at Carter (Sacto) Sept 9 New York City emergency plan to stave off default for three months Sept 18 Patty Hearst found by FBI In SF & caught Sept 30 Congress passes Hyde amendment, which would prevent Medicaid reimbursements for abortions

1980


Sept 22 After 10 months of skirmishes, Iran-Iraq war starts, halting 60% of world's oil traffic.

1981


Sept Mortgage rates at 17.71%

1982


Sept First Amer Indian International Tribunal held at Deqanawida-Quetzalqualtal Univ in Davis to gather testimony from native peoples of the world on the economic effects of U.S. foreign & domestic policies Also world pilgrimage of indigenous peoples from 450 countries arrives at Yellow Thunder Camp in South Dakota to help save it from usurpation by coal and uranium corporations

1983


Sept? First Conference on the Fate of the Earth Sept? Craxi & Socialist Party win power in Italy from 40 years of Christian Democrats Sept Continental & Eastern Airlines file bankruptcies (the first fall-outs to deregulation?)

1985


Sept 1 To avert Senate's passage of South African sanctions, Reagan announces more restrained sanctions (11 western nations have already imposed sanctions) Sept Unemployment, which has stayed at 7.2% for 6 months, finally drops to 6.9% (lowest since 1980)

1986


Sept 4 Stock Market hits all time high of 1919.71, starts to level off Sept 11 Stock Market has fallen 86.61 pts to 1792.89 Sept 15 Texas Airlines buying out People Express & its ill-advised acquisition, Frontier Airlines Sept 21 35 nations adopt treaty to reduce risk of accidental war, including USSR agreement to on-site inspections Sept 27 Congress passes Tax Reform Act (affects 87) (after 2 yrs)

1998


Sept 8 Mark McGwire broke Roger Maris's 61 home run record with #62 home run at St. Louis Cardinal's Busch Stadium in front of over 50,000 fans exactly at 8:18 pm EST. SOURCES: Judy Goldsmith's Timeline Bill Murrey's Timeline Fox Sport TV (Big Mc's 62 - 98) Life Magazine CD