• The 2006 Weblog Awards

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The Year: 1968

I’m sitting here, reflecting on the fact that I was actually born 38 years ago today. It was such a different world then, compared to today. I know my Dad wasn’t here in the states when I was born (he was stationed in Thailand). I know that Martin Luther King, Jr. was killed. I know Lyndon Johnson was president. But what else?

~North Korea seizes US Navy Ship Pueblo, holding 83 on board as spies (the same year they launched the Tet Offensive).

~Senator Robert F. Kennedy is killed in Los Angeles.

~Median Household Income was $7743 (current dollars)

~Cost of a first class stamp was $.05, but increased to $.06 early in 1968.

~Green Bay won the Superbowl!!

~The motion picture rating system debuts with G, PG, R and X.

~2001: A Space Odyessy was released.

~Aminocentesis is developed.

~It was a leap year!

~Color TV is available in Canada for the first time!

~Soap Opera One Life to Live debuts.

~NASA launches Apollo 7.

~Cost of a new home: $26,660

~Cost of a gallon of gas: $.34

~Cost of a dozen eggs: $.53

~Cost of a gallon of milk: $1.07

~The Dow Jones high point was 985.

And these “famous” people were born in 1968:

~Cuba Gooding, Jr.
~Mary Lou Retton
~Lisa Marie Presley
~Ashley Judd
~Debra Messing
~Rachael Ray
~Will Smith
~Hugh Jackman
~Owen Wilson