Today I am turning 55 years old! I love getting older because if I wasn’t getting older, well I would probably be dead! Not something I really want to be!
My body and mind aren’t what they used to be, my skin is like old peoples skin, but hey, I am still here to talk about it!
I was born on August 17th, 1955, in Las Vegas, NV. I have seen and experienced so many wonderful things in my life and I am looking forward to a lot more.
Here are a a few of my favorite things that happened in 1955.
DisneyLand Opened July 17, 1955 in Anaheim, California!
This was Walt Disney’s Opening Day Speach:
To all who come to this happy place: welcome. Disneyland is your land. Here age relives fond memories of the past…and here youth may savor the challenge and promise of the future. Disneyland is dedicated to the ideals, the dreams and the hard facts which have created America…with the hope that it will be a source of joy and inspiration to all the world.”
RCA predicted that the American Home would have a picture frame tv (Flat-Screen) by 1975.
Most historians date the beginning of the modern civil rights movement in the United States to December 1, 1955. That was the day when an unknown seamstress in Montgomery, Alabama refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger. This brave woman, Rosa Parks, was arrested and fined for violating a city ordinance, but her lonely act of defiance began a movement that ended legal segregation in America, and made her an inspiration to freedom-loving people everywhere.
The Thunderbird! Introduced in 1955 as a 2-seat roadster, the car evolved into a luxury sports coupe, and over the years the emphasis shifted back and forth between luxury and sport.