Originally Posted by George Broderick, Jr.
For those of us just a bit more "ripened", here's a thread NOT dedicated to childhood/adolescence in the 80's (we do exist, you know)... if you spent your childhood or teenage years in either of these fine decades, let's talk it up..!
I grew up in the 60's and spent most of my teenage years in the early 70's (class of '75)... here are a few of the things I remember firsthand:
Seeing Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol (62), Rudolph (64), Frosty (69), A Charlie Brown Christmas (64) and The Grinch (66) when they premiered for the first time
Watching The Elvis Comeback Special in 1968
Watching the first moon landing at Summer Camp in 1969
Being afraid of race riots in 1968 when Martin Luther King was shot (thankfully, those didn't happen... apparently lots of people actually listened to what the man said)
So, all you pre-1980's Boomers... what do you remember..?
I saw the same Christmas specials, but can't remember for sure if they were being aired for the first time. I know Mr. Magoo was a repeat.
Saw a few Elvis concerts, but think the comeback special I saw was shortly before he died.
I remember my dad popping champagne when they landed and the cat chasing the cork down into the basement. I remember a lunar mission in Nov. of the same year, that's when my dog had her seven pups.
When MLK was shot, they were re-airing his "I have a dream" speech and I chimed in with "I had a dream" and my parents quickly hushed me because if I started sharing a dream it would've taken awhile to finish.