16 January, 2011

60 Birthday Wishes...

Wishing a special Happy Birthday to my lovely Mum, aka Marg [a very keen PL & Verandah  supporter], today... A Big Milestone Birthday - certainly one to be toasted, applauded and cheered! We hope you had a wonderful time today Mum, we love you so very much - here's to the next exciting decade in your life, make each choice you make really count to something great & fulfilling. Like the big 'O' says aim to 'Live Your Best Life' - NOW! Love you lots. Always,

1951 in Australia
Monarch: George VI
Governor-General: William McKell
Prime Minister: Robert Menzies
Australian Population: 8,421,775
Elections: Federal

1951 World Events - US source
Peace Treaty between Japan and Allies
King Abdulah assassinated
First Electronic Computer
22nd Amendment Limits Presidency to Two Terms
Color TV Introduced
US Airforce Orders B- 52 Bomber
H- Bomb
Mao Tse-Tung

Popular Culture
Top Movies
1. David and Bathsheba
2. Showboat
3. An American in Paris
4. The Great Caruso
5. A Streetcar Named Desire
6. Born Yesterday
7. That's My Boy
8. A Place in the Sun
9. At War with the Army
10. Father's Little Dividend

Academy Awards
Best Picture: "An American in Paris"
Best Director:George Stevens..."A Place in the Sun"
Best Actor:Humphery Bogart..."The African Queen"
Best Actress: Vivien Leigh..."A Streetcar Named Desire"
Most Popular Books
Fiction1."From Here to Eternity" ...James Jones. Scribner
2."The Caine Mutiny"...Herman Wouk. Doubleday
3."Moses"... Sholem Asch. Putnam
4."The Cardinal"...Henry Morton Robinson. Simon & Schuster
5."A Woman Called Fancy"...Frank Yerby. Dial Press
1."Look Younger, Live Longer"...Gayelord Hauser. Farrar, Straus & Young
2."Betty Crocker's Picture Cook Book"... McGraw-Hill
3."Washington Confidential"... Jack Lait and Lee Mortimer. Crown
4."Better Homes and Gardens Garden Book"... Meredith
5."Better Homes and Gardens Handyman's Book "...Meredith
Most Popular Television Shows
1. Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts (CBS)
2. Texaco Star Theater (NBC)
3. I Love Lucy (CBS)
4. The Red Skelton Show (NBC)
5. The Colgate Comedy Hour (NBC)

images via tumblr, pretty stuff

1 comment:

  1. Hi Sarah,
    Did read PL quite late last night but was a bit too tired to respond. Thank you for the great images and research.
    From your #1 Fan xoxoxo



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