When we go to Steak and Shake, my mind zips back to 1966. My soon to be SISTER-in-law took pity on me and would invite me to go cruisin' with her. We'd circle through Taylor's and Steak and Shake out on Glenstone, laughing and having a ball! Those were not carefree years, my brother was serving his country in Vietnam and she and I were forging a friendship that would last a lifetime. Something very special happened on this day in 1947... Happy Birthday Terry! Thought it would be fun to go down "Memory Lane" a little and see what was going on that year. She loves trivia so here goes...
1947 Cadillac Convertable
•Americans are able to purchase the first new cars manufactured since the beginning of World War II
•First airplane to break the speed of sound
The first pilot who achieved a supersonic speed in this aircraft was U.S. Air Force Captain Charles "Chuck" Yeager, on October 14th, 1947 'Glamorous Glennis'. The plane was christened by him after his wife.
•The "New Look" of long, full skirts becomes the rage of female fashion
•Inventor Earl Tupper invents Tupperware, and with it the "Tupperware party," a unique way of marketing the products directly to homemakers
•First documented sightings of "flying saucers"
•Drive-in theatres become a booming industry
The Hotties were Ava Gardner, Gene Tierney, Dorothy Dandridge, Rita Hayworth,
Lauren Bacall, Lana Turner, and Betty Grable.
Edward Lowe invented Kitty Litter®
1947's Most Popular Christmas gifts were Steel Pogo Sticks, John Deere Die-Cast Tractor, Lionel Trains Milk Car and Tonka Trucks.
Top Songs of 1947
(This is what was playing on that old Rambler Radio in 1966!)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TERRY!