Monday, May 26, 2014

Fifty Years Ago This Month: May 1964

5/1 - BASIC computer programming language is invented.
5/12 - Twelve men publicly burn their draft cards in New York City - the first such demonstration in the Vietnam era.
5/19 - The State Department finds hidden microphones at the US Embassy in Moscow.
5/30 - The Rolling Stones release their first album in the US.

The Beatles start and end the month with the #1 song (Can't Buy Me Love, Love Me Do). In between, Hello Dolly (Louis Armstrong) and My Guy (Mary Wells) get the spotlight.

5/27 - From Russia With Love (starring Sean Connery as James Bond)
5/30 - Viva Las Vegas (Elvis Presley)

5/3 - Hockey goalie Ron Hextall
5/8 - Actress Melissa Gilbert
5/13 - TV star Stephen Colbert
5/26 - Musician Lenny Kravitz
5/30 - Singer Wynonna Judd

5/27 - Incumbent Indian prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru (age 74).  He was also the father of Indira Gandhi.