Tuesday, December 2, 2008

The Year that Shaped a Generation

In celebration of turning 40 years old this month, I thought I would pay homage to 1968, a year that shaped a generation. I added a playlist with songs that were hits in 1968 as well as, a list of things that were important during this time. (I'm sure there are things that I forgot to list so feel free to leave me a comment.)

Time magazine has a great article detailing why 1968 was so important - you should read it. Time magazine article. 1968 was such an extraordinary time. It makes me wonder if 2008 will be labeled the same way.

Janis Joplin, Bobby Kennedy, Hair, Martin Luther King, Goldie Hawn's Sock it to me! Vietnam, Simon and Garfunkel, Marvin Gaye, Bob Dylan, Apollo 8, 2001:Space Odyssey, Planet of the Apes, Hey Jude, Mrs Robinson, Andy Warhol, The Graduate, 1968 Olympics, Civil Rights Act, Black athlete, Abbie Hoffman, Shirley Chisholm, Mr Roger's Neighborhood, Hanna-Barra, Richard Nixon, Dr Benjamin Spock, Arlo Guthrie - Alice's Restaurant, Jackie Onassis, The Doors, Magical Mystery Tour, Great Balls of Fire, Peggy Fleming, Tet Offensive, 911, Sgt. Pepper Lonely Hearts Club Band, USSR, Ralph Aberbathy, MacArthur Park, Sirhan Sirhan, One Life to Live, Yellow Submarine, Funny Girl, 60 Minutes, White Album, Bonnie and Clyde, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, Chicago Riots, Columbia University,


Danielle said...

OH Kara! I think a birthday dinner might be in order! What an exciting year!

TheCynicalOptimist said...

Congrats on the big 4-0!!! Can't wait for the bash!

BP said...

Yep, no shave November!