- Ted Mack's Original Amatuer Hour began
- Mahatma Ghanda was assassinated
- President Henry Truman promoted civil rights
- NASCAR was incorporated
- The 20th Academy Awards ceremony took place
- New York subway fares spiked from 5 cents to 10
- Israel defended itself throughout the year & defeated a lethal cadre of enemies to become an independant nation for the first time since 70 A.D.
- Babe Ruth bid farewell to Yankee Stadium; then passed away a few, short months later
- Queen Wilhelmina abdicated the Dutch throne
- Ireland voted for independance from the U.K.
- The game of Scrabble made its debute
- Hoppalong Cassidy premiered on television
- Popular songs were: Buttons & Bows/Dinah Shore, Now is the Hour/Bing Crosby, Because/Perry Como, Lavendar Blue/Sammy Kaye
A postwar baby, I would forever join the ranks of the Boomers -- a select group born between 1946 & 1964. We Boomers are now among the leading edge of retirees, advancing headlong into our senior years. We are not going quietly.
There is much about my generation that I take issue with, but this I know: We are a contingent that does not take quickly or kindly to inaction. We are among the first to embrace intentionality & personal accountability. We follow on the heels of the Greatest Generation, which is to say we know what it means to honor God with one's whole life, to cherish family and to do without. Though a somewhat rebellious lot, we eventually learned to cherish & fiercely guard the freedoms this country & our God-fearing parents espouse.
It is a good day to be 64.