Today in Baby Boomer History

Posted on December 3rd, 2011 in 1950s,1960s,1970s,1980s,1990s,Movies,Politics,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg
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2010: The Leaf, one of the first mass market electric cars, is launched by Nissan. Baby boomers gobbled it up. 1992: U.N. Security Council votes unanimously for U.S. led forces to enter Somalia. 1991: No, son, it’s not real wrestling. Hulk Hogan defeats Undertaker to become the pop culture WWF champion for the 4th time.Read the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Movie Trivia Questions

Posted on December 2nd, 2011 in Celebrities,Movies by Terry Hamburg
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►Baby Boomers in Common: What did all sexy celebrities share? Tuesday Weld Ursela Andress Ann-Margaret Racquel Welch ►They were cute kids. Who are these big stars? ►Baby Boomer Match Game: Connect the famous line to the famous movie: “Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death.” “The greatest trick the devilRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomers in Barcelona

Posted on December 1st, 2011 in Fashion,Midlife by Terry Hamburg
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I visited Barcelona briefly many years ago (Generalissimo Francisco Franco was still in power). I didn’t see much. My most vivid memory of the city as a teenager was a girl named Cecilia. Fast-forward forty years. I traveled with my wife Beverly (who was more fun than Cecilia). It’s a vibrant city, brimming with art,Read the Rest…

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Signs You Are A Baby Boomer

Posted on November 29th, 2011 in 1960s,1970s,1980s,Television by Terry Hamburg
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While you may be feeling a bit disappointed that you’re no longer young, you’re ecstatic that you’re no longer clueless. ~Marianne Williamson, writer The boomers’ biggest impact will be on eliminating the term ‘retirement’ and inventing a new stage of life…the new career arc. ~Rosabeth Kanter, business professor › The police address you as “Sir”Read the Rest…

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Baby Boomer First Timers

Posted on November 28th, 2011 in 1950s,Sexual Revolution by Terry Hamburg
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Midnight. Saturday. A farmhouse near Chicago. There were at least twenty cars ahead of us. We turned off our lights and snailed forward. Finally, there was a tap at the window. “Hey, guys, howyadoin’? Look, as you can see, we’re a little crowded tonight, so to speed things up I’m gonna to collect the doughRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Thanksgiving With Billy and Robert

Posted on November 25th, 2011 in Television by Terry Hamburg
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Thanksgiving by the Numbers 1924: First Macy’s Day parade, called the Christmas parade then, with live animals instead of floats. 91%: Families eating turkey on Thanksgiving. 40 million: Green bean casseroles served on Thanksgiving in 2010. 42.2 million: Americans traveling 50 or more miles from home for the holiday in 2010. ***** Watch two bigRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer (Slightly Offbeat) Classic Thanksgiving Movies

Posted on November 23rd, 2011 in Movies by Terry Hamburg
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“What we’re really talking about is a wonderful day set aside on the fourth Thursday of November when no one diets. I mean, why else would they call it Thanksgiving?” ~Erma Bombeck, writer Alice’s Restaurant (1969): Baby boomer “protest” movie with great Arlo Guthrie music. ♫ You can get anything you want, at Alice’s RestaurantRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomers: Here’s Help For Your Health

Posted on November 22nd, 2011 in Midlife by Terry Hamburg
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If I’d known I was going to live so long, I’d have taken better care of myself. ~Leon Eldred, writer In order to change we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired.  ~Anonymous We are a nation of “aps.” There are more-than-you-can-imagine mobile phone aps to assist midlife baby boomer health monitoring.Read the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?

Posted on November 21st, 2011 in 1970s,1980s,Celebrities,Crime,Movies,Television by Terry Hamburg
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My real name is Michael James Vincenzo Gubitoisi. I was one of those hot-shot kid actors who went on to a hot-shot adult career. Every baby boomer and his mother knew me. I had a miserable childhood. My old man was an alcoholic who slapped me around. I ran away from home at 14. AfterRead the Rest…

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Today in Baby Boomer History

Posted on November 19th, 2011 in Television by Terry Hamburg
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2008: First successful trachea transplant from a stem-cell created organ. 1985: President Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev meet for the first time. 1984: New York Met pitcher Dwight Gooden, 20, is youngest player to be named NL Rookie of Year. 1980: CBS television bans Calvin Klein’s jean ads featuring fifteen year old Brooke ShieldsRead the Rest…

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