While we’re having coffee, let’s take the time to chat about 1969. Sit down and put your feet up for a spell because this is going to be one of those chats.
Let’s begin with those famous words “That’s one step for man, one giant leap for mankind” that marks the Apollo II mission by the US, where man first landed on the moon. Neil Armstrong and Edwin ‘Buzz’ Aldrin became the first humans to set foot on the moon. Neil Armstrong uttered the famous line, which was heard around the world.
Some other major happenings were the Boeing jumbo jet 747 makes its debut, and for those that love cars, the Pontiac Firebird Trans Am is introduced, a popular American muscle car. 1969 was a happening year for rock and roll fans with music coming from some of rock and roll’s greatest groups – Led Zepplin, The Doors, Janis Joplin, The Who, Jimi Hendrix and The Beatles. In fact, The Beatles performed their last public appearance on the roof of Apple records in 1969. Another major music event in 1969 was Woodstock, which attracted more than 350,000 fans.
Here are some interesting statistics for the year 1969, which compared to today’s cost of living is mind boggling. Just look at the cost of a house in 1969 compared to January 2017 where the median sales price for a house is $312,900 and the average is $360,900. Wow, what a difference!
Yearly Inflation Rate USA 5.46 %
Yearly Inflation Rate UK 5.6%
Year End Close Dow Jones Industrial Average 800
Average Cost of new house $15,550.00
Average Income per year $8,550.00
Average Monthly Rent $135.00
Average Cost New Car $3,270.00
Toyota Corona $1,950.00
Gas per Gallon 35 cents
Alarm Clock from Westclox $9.98
Below are some Prices for UK guides in Pounds Sterling
Average House Price 4,640
Gallon of Petrol 6 shillings 2 pence or 31 new pence
Population: 3.631 billion
Richard M. Nixon is inaugurated 37th President of the US (Jan. 20).
Vice President: Spiro T. Agnew
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Moving on in time nineteen sixty-nine
Perhaps, too soon says the fingernail moon
Your presence makes me shiver, I’m all a quiver
Oh the horror of mankind treading on my face
I’ve folded into a sliver amidst a dark space
Neath the sapphire sky I’ve reason to hide
Silly rules of mankind I don’t wish to abide
Mankind’s slapdash ways create a murky haze
Scattered mishmash of frowns and devastation
Condemned in absentia seeking salvation
Says the fingernail moon, perhaps not too late
My pull on the tides predetermines one’s fate
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“El Mundo Visible es Sólo un Pretexto” / “The Visible World is Just a Pretext”.-
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More US statistics-
Life expectancy: 70.5 years
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000): 36.8
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000): 33.5
Homicide Rate (per 100,000): 7.7
The FCC bans all cigarette advertising on television and radio.
Super Bowl – NY Jets d. Baltimore (16-7)
World Series – NY Mets d. Baltimore (4-1)
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