Tag Archives: 60’s

Yesterday in History XII

Rita Moreno Wins an Oscar (April 9, 1962) On this day in 1962: Actress Rita Moreno becomes the first Hispanic woman to win an Oscar, for her role as Anita in West Side Story (1961). It’s hard to believe this … Continue reading

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“Mixed Feelings” about the Truckers’ Blockade:

It’s Been Two Whole Weeks Now Wow! This ‘protest’ has been going on for a fortnight. And, as is usually the case, it is divisive as hell. Now, my normal stance in these matters is to side with the ones … Continue reading

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“Owl’s Talons Clenching My Heart”

Sylvia Plath (October 27, 1932 – February 11, 1963) We watched a short documentary about this tortured soul‘s short life two nights ago. She was too far ahead as a feminist in the 1950’s to stay unaffected by society’s pressures … Continue reading

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The Beatles’ First Time on an American Television Show

The Ed Sullivan Show (February 9, 1964) Obviously, I’ve written about this event before, in my ebook “At This Point in Time”. But, when I first looked at the chart, I was not focused on inconjuncts and the hidden agendas … Continue reading

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Do You Wonder Why They’re Called “The Wonder Years”?

Dwight D. Eisenhower (October 14, 1890 – March 28, 1969) My childhood took place during Dwight D Eisenhower‘s presidency. I have no conscious memory of anything before him. (In Canada, we had a couple or three Prime Ministers during the … Continue reading

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In View of Everything I’ve Learned Recently…

You Only Live Twice (1967) Of all the James Bond films, this is the one that ‘bothered’ me the most. Now I understand why. Past life memory can be a spur to look deeper, but it took something else to … Continue reading

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The Whole World’s Watching…

The Trial of the Chicago 7 Another chapter in the history books, this time highlighting injustice in an American courtroom. Let’s face it, it was a media circus, and the participants knew they were on trial for who they were, … Continue reading

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Sonny to Cher: “I Got You, Babe”

Not a particularly happy-looking couple, were they? Have you ever wondered why? Sonny was more than a decade older than Cher, so it holds that he may have played a significant ‘father-figure’ role in her life. She needed a place … Continue reading

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My First Look at James Bond in 1963

This is the second film in the series, but it’s the first one that I saw in the cinema. The photography was so crystal clear, and the scenery, Byzantine: what more could a fella want? Girls? There’s plenty of them, … Continue reading

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Black Lives Have Always Mattered

More Than a Smokescreen I’m convinced that history ‘comes around again’ when the underlying causes of social unrest are not resolved, but only swept under the carpet. The USA is under siege yet again, and during an election year. Billy … Continue reading

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