November 25, 1968

25 Nov

That is the day I was born at Baptist Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee. Through the years, I have jokingly said that they should have closed the place down. After my birth, they couldn’t have done any better. That was 45 years and many birthdays ago. Some of the birthdays have been memorable and some have not, but this one is completely different. I have never had a birthday while being married. Tonight, my wife, stepdaughter and everyone else sang “Happy Birthday” to me. I can’t remember the last time that happened.

I can say that this has been the happiest birthday of them all.

For a blogging commemoration, I have decided to research events that took place on November 25, 1968. Now, let us see what I find.

Upton Sinclair passed away. He wrote The Jungle, one of the most influential books in American history.Upton Sinclair

Jill Hennessy was born. She is an actress, but I have never seen her in anything.

Paul Siple passed away. He was an explorer who took six trips to Antarctica.

The Beatles had Billboard’s top song, “Hey Jude.”

Lady in Cement topped the box office. It starred Frank Sinatra as Tony Rome, a private detective in Miami.Lady in Cement

That night’s television schedule was interesting. ABC aired The Avengers, The Outcasts and The Big Valley. Over on NBC, they were showing Gunsmoke, The Lucy Show and The Carol Burnett Show. Meanwhile, CBS had Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In. Sock it to me, baby!

Those were the primetime shows. Throughout the day, people could watch The Dating Game, Jeopardy, The Match Game and The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.

And that’s the way it was. November 25, 1968.

12 Responses to “November 25, 1968”

  1. Teepee12 November 25, 2013 at 03:13 #

    Happy Birthday 🙂

    • Rick November 25, 2013 at 03:24 #

      Thank you

  2. DyingNote November 25, 2013 at 07:31 #

    Wish you a very happy birthday Rick and much joy, good health and prosperity!

    • jcalberta November 25, 2013 at 08:35 #

      It’s funny how birthdays seem to change as you go along. These days I sorta hope nobody remembers. Including me.

      Hey Jude, na na na, na na naaa, na na na naaaa, Hey Jude …

      Happy Birthday Rick. Your just a kid.

      • Rick November 25, 2013 at 13:43 #

        Thanks a lot. It’s been a good one so far.

    • Rick November 25, 2013 at 13:42 #

      Thank you very much.

  3. El Guapo November 25, 2013 at 14:11 #

    Happy birthday!

    • Rick November 25, 2013 at 15:09 #

      Thanks. It’s a great one so far.

  4. John November 25, 2013 at 20:39 #

    Well well well, happy birthday, Rick!

    • Rick November 26, 2013 at 04:43 #

      Thanks. For the first time, it snowed on my birthday.

  5. John S November 26, 2013 at 00:13 #

    Happy birthday Dude!

    • Rick November 26, 2013 at 04:43 #

      Thanks a lot. You’ve been showing some great pictures.

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