Friday, October 22, 2010

The Big 5 - 0

Today is my 5oth birthday!

I remember being a teenager actually trying to imagine what the year 2000 would be like. I tried to imagine what I would look like or be like when I turned 40. I had never tried to imagine being 50.

Now...I am still enjoying excellent health,
I have the best wife in the world,
I have a house full of 7 beautiful kids,
I have a job I love.
And best of all....I have Jesus!

In 1960
  • John F Kennedy won election for president against Richard Nixon (by only 113,000 votes)
  • The first 3500 soldiers were sent to Viet Nam
  • Unemployment was 5.5%
  • The first working laser was built
  • The first communication satellite was launched
  • Cassius Clay (later known as Mohammad Ali) won his first pro fight.
  • Pittsburgh Pirates won the World Series
  • Philadelphia Eagles win the Super Bowl.
  • Average yearly income was $5,260
  • Average new home cost $12,700
  • US population was 180,671,158
  • The birth control pill was made available to the public
  • Ray Charles won 4 Grammy awards
  • "Ben-Hur" won the Oscar for Best Picture
  • Domino Pizza was founded

6 comments:

Aus said...

Passed that one last year - but you're the same age as my bride - so I'll agree '60 was a great year!

Happy Birthday my friend -

hugs - aus and co.

Della said...

Happy Birthday, Juan! May God richly bless you!

Irma said...

Happy Birthday!

Irma said...

....today is my husband's 59th birthday, too.

His Hands His Feet Today said...

Happy (belated) birthday!!!!
Love,
Kim

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