2014 is My Golden Year Too!

2014 is My Golden Year Too!


I’m so lucky to have been born in 1964, not just because it was the Year of the Dragon, or the last year to be a Baby Boomer, but it was also the year that the Beatles came to America, the year that the Mustang was born (of which my family and I have owned 4), and the same year that our First Lady, Michelle Obama was born.  Oh, it must have been a great year, 1964.

A year after President Kennedy was assassinated, our country must have either been healing or still needing some time for comfort.  Regardless of the reasons, more influential things happened during that year than in most other years.  Here are some more celebs with whom I am lucky to share a birth year:

  • Brad Pitt!
  • Sandra Bullock
  • Nicholas Cage
  • Matt Dillon
  • Russell Crowe
  • Elle MacPherson
  • Melissa Gilbert
  • Courteney Cox
  • Keanu Reeves; ‘sigh…’

1964 is also the year that Bewitched, Gilligan’s Island, The Munsters, and The Addams Family aired on our TV’s with knob channel changers.  (I wish I could say I share a birth year with The Brady Bunch, but that show didn’t start until 1969.) BASIC language was born, Satellites were transferring TV images into our living rooms, because that was the only place we had TV’s.  And most importantly, The Civil Rights Act was signed by President Johnson.

When I was young, 50 sounded so OLD!  Now, it doesn’t seem so bad when I know that I’m in good company in My Golden Year. What are you looking forward to on your next birthday?


One thought on “2014 is My Golden Year Too!

  1. How wonderful! You named all my favorite shows! Especially Gilligan’s Island which I try to get my kids interested in today. They’re not having it. And you’re right, 50 seemed positively ancient when I was a child. Let’s stick to our guns and insist that 50 is our rebirth! Ready? I am!
    (great post!)

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