The Year I Was Born

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A glimpse into the intertwining tendrils of my first year of life--or, as Kurt Vonnegut would say, "sinookas."
The Birds debuted at a prestigious invitational showing at the 1963 Cannes Film Festival. The Birds was nominated for an Academy Award in the category of Special Effects. The special-effects shots of the attacking birds were done at Walt Disney Studios.

'The Birds' - 1963 film directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Loosly based on the 1952 story 'The Birds' by Daphne du Maurier. Turned into a Tippi Hedren fan after watching this movie. you Hitch

Patsy Cline died in a plane crash on March 5, 1963.

Patsy Cline

Patsy Cline - Crazy Lyrics: Crazy Crazy for feeling so lonely I'm crazy Crazy for feeling so blue I knew You'd love me as long as you wanted And then someday.

In 1963, The Dick Van Dyke Show was popular. In episode 50, "It May Look Like a Walnut," Rob is under the influence of science fiction and fears that a walnut will steal his imagination and his thumbs.   Carl Reiner won the Primetime Emmy Award for writing this episode, which he said was inspired by his love of The Twilight Zone.

Examining The Dick Van Dyke Show’s sophisticated comedy in just 10 episodes · TV Club 10 · The A.

Kurt Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle was published in 1963, introducing the world to boku-maru.

Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut: After turning down his original thesis, in 1971 the University of Chicago awarded Vonnegut his Master's degree in anthropology for Cat's Cradle. via wikipedia

Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech on Aug. 28, 1963.

delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech on Aug. l This is one of those speeches, that was truly inspired. Something unfortunately many people, of all ethnicity and color, fail at.

In April 1963, John F. Kennedy said "We don't have a prayer of staying in Vietnam. Those people hate us. They are going to throw our asses out of there at any point. But I can't give up that territory to the communists and get the American people to re-elect me."

President Kennedy delivers radio and television address on the Limited Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, White House, Oval Office, 26 July

Julia Child's "The French Chef" cooking show premiered

Julia Childs (American Chef) She is known as an author of the cook book, The Mastering of French Cooking. Julia introduced the American public to the french cuisine with her television series which first aired in The French Chef.

"Cleopatra" was the highest-grossing film of 1963. It was a critical failure but won four Academy Awards.

Dame Elizabeth Taylor

Ring of Fire was #80 on the Billboard charts

Ring of Fire (Johnny Cash song) 1963 release - Ring of Fire (song) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

About 350,00 people attended the Civil Rights March on Washington. It was the largest demonstration ever seen in the nation's capital, and one of the first to have extensive television coverage.

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